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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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Believing Is Not Merely Acknowledging

From True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg 15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the … Continue reading

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All Enlightenment from the Word is Rejected Because …

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg It is believed by most persons within the church that the Lord came into the world in order to reconcile the Father by the passion of the cross, and that afterward those might … Continue reading

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