“To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. … Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer. For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome …” (Deuteronomy 10:14, 16-17)
“He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. … On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:13, 16)
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)
“Since the Father is within the Lord and the Lord and the Father are One, and also since one must believe in the Lord to have eternal life, it is plain that the Lord is God.” (Emanuel Swedenborg, New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine, Kern, R.C., trans., §284)
Join us at 11 am, Sunday, in Glendale, for our informal, lay-led service. Our informal services are known for their easy-going, coffee-scented, sharing times where you can dress casually (or not) and be surrounded by smiling faces.
“Peace is flowing like a river. Flowing our through you and me…” Let your inspiration through Divine Love and Wisdom guide you.
…In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Performed by MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, Written by Amy Dixon-Kolar.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Conception, giving birth, being born, and generations mean spiritual events that are matters of what is true and what is good, or of love and faith … . Begetting and being born mean regeneration and rebirth by means of faith and love.”
~ Emanuel Swedenborg, Heaven and Its Wonders and Hell, (Rose, J. S., ed.; Dole, G. E., trans.), §382g.(note)
Krohn Conservatory, Butterfly Show 2016
Today is the anniversary of Carl Linnaeus’ death, in 1778, the botanist responsible for the scientific naming convention, binomial nomenclature. Linnaeus was Emanuel Swedenborg’s cousin by marriage.
“Neither Linnaeus nor Swedenborg sensed any contradiction between their early modern world-view and their modern scientific practices. While Swedenborg struggled to find divine ‘correspondences’ in the minute articulations of the natural world, (xiv) Linnaeus sought “signatures” of spiritual significance in fauna and flora. Both men also searched for spiritual ‘signatures’ in the daily lives and political affairs of their countrymen.”(xv)
Schuchard, Marsha Keith. Emanuel Swedenborg, Secret Agent on Earth and in Heaven: Jacobites, Jews and Freemasons in Early Modern Sweden. Brill, 2012.
Words by Christina Rossetti, Composed by Nicola LeFanu,
Commissioned and Performed by MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir