Tag Archives: temptation

Storm Before the Calm

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Now it came to pass on a certain day, that He went into a ship with His disciples: and He said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake.  … Continue reading

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A State of Temptation Which One Overcomes

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Temptations are attended with doubt in regard to the Lord’s presence and mercy, and also in regard to salvation. The evil spirits who are then with the man and induce the temptation strongly inspire … Continue reading

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The Unition of His Human Essence to His Divine Essence

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Lord united His Human to His Divine and His Divine to His Human by continual temptations and victories; and that by this union He saved the human race. From this the human … Continue reading

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When Prayer is Not Needed

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And Jehovah said unto Moses, Why criest thou unto Me? speak unto the sons of Israel, that they set forward. And thou, lift up thy rod, and stretch out thy hand over the … Continue reading

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Two Universals of the Christian Faith

Selection from Doctrine of Faith ~ Emanuel Swedenborg THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IN ITS UNIVERSAL IDEA OR FORM The Christian Faith in its universal idea or form is this: The Lord from eternity, who is Jehovah, came into the world to … Continue reading

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Man is Regenerated (Made New) By Temptations

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Good cannot be conjoined with truth in the natural man without combats, or what is the same, without temptations. Man is nothing but an organ, or vessel, which receives life from the Lord; for … Continue reading

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Influx is According to Efflux

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?  Even so every good tree bringeth … Continue reading

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