Tag Archives: commandments

The Conjunction of the Infinite with the Human Race

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep My covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.  Genesis 17:9 The subject here treated of is the conjunction of the Lord … Continue reading

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When the Divine Appears Obscure

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The appearing of the Divine among them was obscured For this takes place when anyone does not live according to the Divine commandments; because when anyone does live according to them, he lives … Continue reading

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Reward is Intrinsic Beatitude, which is called Peace, and thence External Joy

From Apocalypse Revealed ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Rev 22:12  … signifies that the Lord will certainly come, and that He Himself is … Continue reading

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All Things of the Word Treat of the Lord

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Genesis 26:4, 5. And I will cause thy seed to be multiplied as the stars of the heavens, and I will give unto thy seed all these lands; and in thy seed shall … Continue reading

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When Civil Laws were made Laws of Religion

From Conjugial Love ~ Emanuel Swedenborg [O]ne must not kill, must not commit adultery, must not steal, must not bear false witness. These precepts are civil laws of justice in all kingdoms on earth, for without them no kingdom could … Continue reading

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The Word Being Opened to the Churches, and Afterwards Closed

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg 35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou … Continue reading

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Making the Commandments the Principle of One’s Religion

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Religion with man consists in a life according to the Divine commandments, which are contained in a summary in the Decalogue. He that does not live according to these can have no religion, … Continue reading

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