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Charity and Good Works (pt. 49)

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Charity and Good Works (pt. 49) v Doctrinal Series v XV. A FRIENDSHIP OF LOVE, CONTRACTED WITH A MAN WITHOUT REGARD TO HIS SPIRITUAL QUALITY, IS DETRIMENTAL AFTER DEATH It is wholly … Continue reading

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Charity and Good Works (pt. 48)

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Charity and Good Works (pt. 48) v Doctrinal Series v XV. A FRIENDSHIP OF LOVE, CONTRACTED WITH A MAN WITHOUT REGARD TO HIS SPIRITUAL QUALITY, IS DETRIMENTAL AFTER DEATH Friendship of love … Continue reading

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Charity and Good Works (pt. 47)

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Charity and Good Works (pt. 47) v Doctrinal Series v XV. A FRIENDSHIP OF LOVE, CONTRACTED WITH A MAN WITHOUT REGARD TO HIS SPIRITUAL QUALITY, IS DETRIMENTAL AFTER DEATH A friendship of … Continue reading

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When Conscience is Relaxed

Selection from Arcana Coelestia¬†~ Emanuel Swedenborg Such is the case with a church – when it is beginning to recede from charity. Evils and the falsities thence derived are then more easily put to flight, for as yet the church … Continue reading

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Mutual Love Differs from Friendship

Excerpts from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Friendship is not charity, and still less is politeness charity – these are degrees below charity; and the more they derive from charity the more sincere they are. — Mutual love differs from … Continue reading

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