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

Selection from┬áDivine 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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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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When Means are Loved and Not Ends

Passages from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg To believe those things which the Word teaches, or which the doctrine of the church teaches, and not to live according to them, appears as if it were faith, and some also suppose … Continue reading

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