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MERIT (pt. 8)

The New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine Emanuel Swedenborg • Doctrinal Series • MERIT (pt. 8) To think and believe that they who do good will come into heaven, and also that good is to be done in order that … Continue reading

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FREEDOM (pt. 4)

The New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine Emanuel Swedenborg • Doctrinal Series • FREEDOM (pt. 4) The freedom of doing good, and the freedom of doing evil, though they appear alike in the external form, are as different and distant … Continue reading

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FREEDOM (pt. 2)

The New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine Emanuel Swedenborg • Doctrinal Series • FREEDOM (pt. 2) To do evil from freedom, appears as freedom, but it is slavery, because that freedom is from the love of self and from the … Continue reading

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CONSCIENCE (pt. 8)

The New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine Emanuel Swedenborg • Doctrinal Series • CONSCIENCE (pt. 8) They who have not received conscience in the world, cannot receive it in the other life; thus they cannot be saved. The reason is:  … Continue reading

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What Charity Is, and What Faith Is

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Charity is an internal affection which consists in a heartfelt desire to do the neighbor good, and in this being the delight of life; and this without any reward. On the other hand, Faith … Continue reading

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THE LOVES OF SELF AND OF THE WORLD (pt. 13)

The New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine Emanuel Swedenborg • Doctrinal Series • THE LOVES OF SELF AND OF THE WORLD (pt. 13) The love of self and the love of the world are altogether opposite to love to the … Continue reading

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THE LOVES OF SELF AND OF THE WORLD (pt. 12)

The New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine Emanuel Swedenborg • Doctrinal Series • THE LOVES OF SELF AND OF THE WORLD (pt. 12) The love of the world is not opposite to heavenly love in the same degree that the … Continue reading

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