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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 …┬áthe 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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No Truth is Holy Unless It Comes from Good

A Portion of a Passage from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg No truth is holy unless it comes from good. A man may utter many truths from the Word, and thus from memory, but if it is not love or … Continue reading

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Christians in Heart and NOT in Profession Only

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg With those who are in the truth of faith the case is this: No one is admitted into the Lord’s kingdom unless he is in the good of faith, for the good of … Continue reading

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Faith ~ According to the Love

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The conjunction of good with truths in the natural … Good flows in through the internal man into the external, and there conjoins itself with the truths that have been instilled through the external … Continue reading

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