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The 'Nieuwe Kerk' (New Church) in Amsterdam, Holland

De Nieuwe Kerk (‘New Church’), which they started building in 1408, is only new in comparison to the ‘Old Church’.

‘the sunlight floods the floor’

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The 'Good' Loved by the Lord

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg

As the “breast” from correspondence denotes the good of charity, and the good of charity is to do what is good from willing it, therefore John, who represented this good, lay on the breast or in the bosom of the Lord (John 13:23, 25); by which is signified that this good was loved by the Lord; for “to lie on the breast and in the bosom” denotes to love. 757 more words

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Heinous Offenses Against Heaven and The Church

From Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg

14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication…

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The Presence of the Lord with Man; The Conjunction of the Lord with Man

Portions from passages in Conjugial Love ~ Emanuel Swedenborg

… man is born natural that he may become spiritual; and so long as he remains natural he is in night, and as in sleep, respecting spiritual things; and that then he does not even know the distinction between the external natural and the internal spiritual man. 358 more words

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The Forming of a True Conscience

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 and from its life, whereby faith becomes a kind of dead affair; the result of which necessarily is that the church is corrupted. 697 more words

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Concerning God, The Immortality of the Soul, Regeneration, Baptism and Holy Supper

Selection from Apocalypse Revealed ~ Emanuel Swedenborg
Memorable Relation

I saw an assembly of spirits, all upon their knees, praying to God to send angels to them, that they might converse with them face to face, and open to them the thoughts of their hearts. 1,979 more words

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Fig-Leaves That Wither Away

Excerpt from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg

And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, He came, if haply He might find any thing thereon: and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.  

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