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The Primary Thing of All Revelation

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren; and they hated him, and could not speak for peace unto him. And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told … Continue reading

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When Truth is Received as a Principle and Confirmed

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Not to See Any Truth that would Lead to Good Such do those become, especially in the last times, who by ratiocination hatch doctrinal things, and believe nothing unless they first apprehend it; … Continue reading

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When the ‘Two’ Constitute ‘One’

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Doctrine concerning good is the doctrine of charity, and doctrine concerning truth is the doctrine of faith. In general, there is only one doctrine, namely, the doctrine of charity, for all things of faith … Continue reading

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Can ‘Faith Alone’ Save?

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Doctrine concerning good is the Doctrine of Charity Doctrine concerning truth is the Doctrine of Faith. In general, there is only one doctrine, namely, the doctrine of charity, for all things of faith look … Continue reading

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Looking to Doctrinal Things and Not to A Life According to Doctrinal Things

Excerpts from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg In that day he that shall be upon the house, and his vessels in the house, let him not go down to take them away; and let him that is in the field … Continue reading

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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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