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The Good of Faith is Not Possible Without Works

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The good of faith produces works, because the good of faith is not possible without works, just as thinking good and willing good are not possible without doing good. The one is the … Continue reading

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When Good and Truth are Regarded as ‘The Means’

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Man has been so created that he can look upward, or above himself; and can also look downward, or below himself. To look above himself is to look to his neighbor, to his … Continue reading

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Faith Leads to Charity

Extract from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Faith leads to charity, because it teaches what charity is, and charity receives its quality from the truths of faith; but the truths of faith receive their essence and their life from charity… … Continue reading

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Bringing Forth Things that are Useful

Selection from Doctrine of Faith ~ Emanuel Swedenborg From his earliest childhood man has the affection of knowing, which leads him to learn many things that will be of use to him, and many that will be of no use. … Continue reading

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Why Faith Can Never Produce Charity

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg [The] will is formed out of goods, and from these man has love and affection … the understanding is formed out of truths therefrom, and from these man has intelligence and wisdom. And as … Continue reading

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How to Acquire Spiritual Faith, which is Faith ‘from’ Charity

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg It is known in the world that there is a natural man and a spiritual man, as also that the natural man is worldly and the spiritual man heavenly; but still it is … Continue reading

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The Particulars of the Universals of the Christian Faith

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg THE FAITH OF THE NEW HEAVEN AND OF THE NEW CHURCH IN A PARTICULAR FORM Jehovah God is love itself and wisdom itself, or is good itself and truth itself; and in … Continue reading

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