Tag Archives: Faith

Material from which ‘Faith of Charity’ can be formed

Selection from The Doctrine of Faith ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The knowledges [cognitiones*] of truth and of good are not matters of real belief until the man is in charity, but are the storehouse of material out of which the faith … Continue reading

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When Faith is Not Saving

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Faith alone can in no way produce any good, that is, that from faith alone no good fruit can come. It is supposed that faith is to believe that the Lord suffered the … Continue reading

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The Faith of The New Heaven and of The New Church on its Universal Form

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Lord from eternity, who is Jehovah, came into the world to subjugate the hells and to glorify His Human; and without this no mortal could have been saved; and those are … Continue reading

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What are not from Love and Faith, and Thus from the Lord…

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Be it known … that there is no wisdom which is not from love, thus from the Lord; nor any intelligence except from faith, thus also from the Lord; and that there is no … Continue reading

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A Man is Our Neighbor According to the Love in which He Is

Extracts from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg There are two affections, namely, the affection of good, and the affection of truth. The affection of good is to do what is good from the love of good, and the affection of … Continue reading

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The Faith of The New Heaven and of The New Church in its Universal Form

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The faith of The New Heaven and of The New Church in its universal form is as follows: The Lord from eternity, who is Jehovah, came into the world to subjugate the … Continue reading

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The First Things to be Affirmed and Acknowledged

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.  Genesis 30:6 Though the name was given to him … Continue reading

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