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The Absence of Good of Charity and Truth of Faith

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg

For the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet consummated. (Genesis 15:16)

That this signifies the last time, when there is no longer any good, is evident from the signification of “the Amorite,” and also from the signification of “consummation.” By “the Amorite” in the Word, is signified evil in general, for the reason that the land of Canaan was called the land of the Amorites (as is evident in Ezek.

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Emanuel Swedenborg

Love and Wisdom Becoming Permanent in Man

Selection from Divine Love and Wisdom ~ Emanuel Swedenborg

It is according to angelic wisdom that unless the will and understanding, that is, affection and thought, as well as charity and faith, clothe and wrap themselves in works or deeds, whenever possible, they are only like something airy which passes away, or like phantoms in air which perish; and that they first become permanent in man and a part of his life, when he practices and does them. 75 more words

Emanuel Swedenborg