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Material from which ‘Faith of Charity’ can be formed (pt 4)

Selection from The Doctrine of Faith ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Continued (pt 4) … Knowledges [cognitiones*] of good and truth that precede faith appear to some to be things of faith (or real belief), but still are not so. Their thinking … Continue reading

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Receiving the Celestial Seeds of Charity

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg When a man is being reformed, which is effected by combats and temptations, such evil spirits are associated with him as excite nothing but his things of knowledge and reason [scientifica ejus et … Continue reading

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Continually Being Perfected

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg There is no definite period of time within which man’s regeneration is completed, so that he can say, “I am now perfect;” for there are illimitable states of evil and falsity with every … Continue reading

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Since All Have Been Redeemed, All May Be Saved

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Since all have been redeemed, all may be regenerated — each according to his state. That this may be understood, something must be premised respecting redemption. • The Lord came into the … Continue reading

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Without Spiritual Temptation, No Regeneration

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg They who have not been instructed about man’s regeneration suppose that a man can be regenerated without temptation; and some that he has been regenerated when he has undergone one temptation. But be … Continue reading

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From Being Natural — To Become Spiritual

Selection from The Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Three Things Must Be Considered It is by means of these two faculties—rationality and liberty—that man is reformed and regenerated by the Lord; and without them he cannot be reformed and regenerated. … Continue reading

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Media of Regeneration

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg When a man is being regenerated, he is kept by the Lord in a kind of mediate good. This good serves for introducing genuine goods and truths; but after these have been introduced, it … Continue reading

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