Category Archives: Swedenborgian Quotes

#ThursdayTheology #Love, #Wisdom and #Service

“Anyone who thinks with some enlightenment can see that love has service as its goal, that love tends toward service, and that love brings about service through wisdom. In fact, love cannot accomplish anything useful by itself, only by means … Continue reading

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#ThursdayTheology #Forgiveness First?

…when sins been set aside, they are forgiven. Repentance must precede forgiveness, and part from repentance there is no forgiveness. DP, NCE, #280 -Swedenborg Controversial? Read about God’s vs. mankind’s forgiveness and where repentance belongs for wrongs perpetrated, in Rev. … Continue reading

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Acts of Service

297. Anyone who thinks with some enlightenment can see that love has service as its goal, that love tends toward service, and that love brings about service through wisdom. In fact, love cannot accomplish anything useful by itself, only by means of … Continue reading

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Charity

[2] The form which charity takes is so plainly visible in the next life that charity itself is that which produces the form, as well as being that which is portrayed within it. Indeed that form is such that the … Continue reading

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Why does God allow evil?

“It is not because of divine providence that wars happen, because wars are inseparable from murder, plunder, violence, cruelty, and other appalling evils that are diametrically opposed to Christian caring. However, it is absolutely necessary that they be permitted, because … Continue reading

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God is

39. 3. Because God is love itself and wisdom itself, he is life itself, or life in itself. The Gospel of John says, The Word was with God, and the Word was God. In it there was life, and that life … Continue reading

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Today’s Service: Church and Community

READINGS: Genesis 28:3 (NIV): May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples. John 15:4-5 (NIV): 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can … Continue reading

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