Swedenborg; Harbinger of the New Age of the Christian Church

Swedenborg; Harbinger of the New Age of the Christian Church

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...such men communicate with heaven, thus with the Lord, and so, being enlightened from the Lord, they are led to see the truths of the Word as they are in heaven; for the Lord flows in through heaven into their understandings, the interior understanding being what is enlightened. The Lord at the same time flows in with faith, by means of the cooperation of the new will, to which it belongs to be affected with truth for the sake of truth." "The Lord speaks with the man of the Church in no other way than by means of the Word, for He then enlightens man so that he may see the truth; and He also gives perception so that man may perceive that it is so. But this takes place according to the quality or the desire of truth with man, and the desire of truth with man is according to the love of it. They who love truth for the sake of truth are in enlightenment, and they who love truth for the sake of good are in perception." Of the manifestation to him of the Divine purpose, and of further steps necessary in preparation, we now learn many things from his Spiritual Diary: --"During several years"--he notes, Aug. 27, 1748--" not only had I dreams by which I was informed about the things on which I was writing, but I experienced also changes of state, there being a certain extraordinary light in what was written. Afterward I had many visions with closed eyes, and light was given me in an extraordinary manner. There was also an inflow from spirits, as manifest to the sense as if it had been into the senses of the body; there were infestations in various ways by evil spirits when I was in temptations; and afterward when writing anything to which the spirits had an aversion, I was almost possessed by them, so as to feel something like...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236594746
  • 9781236594747