Tag Archives: Emanuel Swedenborg

Swedenborg sensed that he was a ratfink

Swedenborg lived a most useful and charitable life. Anyone would judge by his scientific achievements and his faith in God that he was a good man for society. The point I wish to make here is that good deeds and … Continue reading

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Depth of character

One of the issues I have against various paths for personal transformation is the reluctance to dig deep into one’s character. As a result these strategies usually cover over any serious flaws we may be carrying, and instead, point to … Continue reading

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Spiritual Sleep

This is a very difficult topic to discuss. Why? When people get out of bed and have their physical eyes open it is hard to convince them that they are going through life on “automatic pilot” or that they see … Continue reading

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Advanced Digestion

We use digestive metaphors to describe mental processes all the time. For instance, when pondering a thought we will use the words, “I’ll chew on that.” Also, we easily exchange the phrase “ruminating over” for mental activity. Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg … Continue reading

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Don’t confuse science with scientism

In my award-winning book Proving God, I attempt to unify science with theology. While some people would argue that the realm of science only embraces the material world, this limited definition is better called scientism. Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg (whose ideas … Continue reading

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Gloria Gaynor shares her wisdom

About a week or two ago I saw Gloria Gaynor being interviewed on TV. She had the hit disco-era song, “I Will Survive.” She was asked what she had learned after all these years. One of her answers perked up … Continue reading

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Often, God’s approach is not a pretty sight

Most people assume (and expect) that as the Lord God approaches more closely to us, the more we will feel the loving warmth and comforting arms of His divine embrace. I have found things to be otherwise. Lately, my spiritual … Continue reading

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What are we to overcome?

In Revelation 3:21 of Holy Scripture it states that if someone “overcomes” as the Lord Jesus has “overcometh,” good things will happen eternally. Rather than simply acting morally and justly in the world, The Lord asks us to be “wakeful” … Continue reading

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God’s Cherubim vs. the modern theoretical physicist

Science is not a search for wisdom. Some scientists have even claimed that science does not even seek truth but only seeks the best models for explaining and predicting phenomena. So science ignores values—or “heart stuff.” Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg came … Continue reading

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A misunderstood Swedenborgian detail

Those who have studied the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg are aware that human beings have an internal (spiritual) reality and an external (natural) reality. However, so much emphasis has been placed on love, good works and usefulness, that an … Continue reading

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