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Life Appears as Man’s Own

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg the goods which are of faith and of charity cannot be given to man nor to angel so as to be their own, for men and angels are only recipients, or forms accommodated … Continue reading

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Faith in the Understanding; Faith in the Will

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Regarded in itself, faith is a faith in the understanding and a faith in the will; to know and understand the truth which is of faith is called faith in the understanding; but … Continue reading

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Only Those Who Have Faith Are In Heaven

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg It is one thing to know truths, and quite another to acknowledge them, and still another to have faith in them. To know is the first thing of regeneration, to acknowledge is the … Continue reading

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Believing … How Life is Lived

Excerpt from Heaven and Hell ~ Emanuel Swedenborg … charity is everything that pertains to life, and faith everything that pertains to doctrine; consequently, charity is willing and doing what is just and right in every work, and faith is … Continue reading

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Matters of Real Belief

Selection from The Doctrine of Faith ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The knowledges 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 of … Continue reading

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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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