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THE CHURCH (pt. 4)

The New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine Emanuel Swedenborg • Doctrinal Series • THE CHURCH (pt. 4) Everyone with whom the church exists, is saved; but everyone in whom it is not, is condemned. – FROM THE ARCANA COELESTIA – The … Continue reading

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THE HOLY SUPPER (pt. 1)

The New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine Emanuel Swedenborg • Doctrinal Series • THE HOLY SUPPER (pt. 1) The Holy Supper was instituted by the Lord, that by it there may be conjunction of the church with heaven, thus with … Continue reading

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REPENTANCE AND THE REMISSION OF SINS (pt. 7)

The New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine Emanuel Swedenborg • Doctrinal Series • REPENTANCE AND THE REMISSION OF SINS (pt. 7) • The signs that sins are remitted, that is, removed, are these which follow. They whose sins are remitted, … Continue reading

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FREEDOM (pt. 3)

The New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine Emanuel Swedenborg • Doctrinal Series • FREEDOM (pt. 3) That man has the freedom of thinking evil and falsity, and also of doing it, so far as the laws do not withhold him, … Continue reading

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PIETY (pt. 4)

The New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine Emanuel Swedenborg • Doctrinal Series • PIETY (pt. 4) As to what relates to the renunciation of the world: it is believed by many, that to renounce the world, and to live in … Continue reading

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The Cause of Faith Becoming a Dead Affair

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg A church is said to be corrupted when it acknowledges the Word and has a certain worship like that of a true church, but yet separates faith from charity, thus from its essential … Continue reading

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The Performance of Uses is Chiefly The Exercises of Charity

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg “to serve the Lord” denotes to perform uses, is because true worship consists in the performance of uses, thus in the exercises of charity. He who believes that serving the Lord consists solely … Continue reading

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