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The Word Even in its Letter is Divine

From Arcana Cœelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg … in the supreme sense — all things in the Word in both general and particular have relation to the Lord; and the Lord is doctrine itself, that is, the Word, not only as to … Continue reading

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Reading the Word with Enlightenment

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg It is an invariable truth that no one can understand the Word without doctrine; for he may be led away into any errors to which he may be inclined from some love, or to … Continue reading

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Opening the Mouth of the Well

Passages from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Word is said to be closed when it is understood solely as to the sense of the letter, and when all that is in this sense is taken for doctrine.  And it is … Continue reading

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Man Who is Taught from the Word is Taught by the Lord Alone

Selection from Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Lord is the Word, and that all doctrine of the church must be drawn from the Word. Since, then, the Lord is the Word, it follows that the man who is taught from … Continue reading

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Five Precepts Doctrinal Ideas of the Faith and Charity of the New Church

From Conjugial Love ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The doctrinal ideas of the Church which is meant by the ‘New Jerusalem’ are as follows: (1) There is one God, in whom is the Divine Trinity, and He is the Lord Jesus Christ. … Continue reading

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The Word Cannot Be Understood Without Doctrine

From Doctrine of Sacred Scripture ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Word cannot be understood without doctrine. This is because the Word in the sense of the letter consists exclusively of correspondences, to the end that things spiritual and celestial may be … Continue reading

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The Church of the Lord is not Here, nor There

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Those Who are of the Spiritual Church, Who are in Faith Conjoined with Charity They who are of this church are in this faith both as to doctrine and as to life. The … Continue reading

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