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Who should we care more about—the rich person or the starving child?

That depends. If you believe that there is no life beyond this earthly plane, then it is the starving child that we should focus on. But if you believe in a spiritual world beyond this one, then it is the … Continue reading

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Ted and Fred

Once upon a time there were two very moral men, named Ted and Fred. You could not tell them apart by observing their efforts to do the right thing for their fellow citizens. However Ted received many more honors while … 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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Whose stomach are you going to end up in?

There is no way around it. We are all going to end up in someone’s (or something’s stomach). For instance, when we die, our physical bodies will become food for various worms, grubs and microbes. Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg extended this … Continue reading

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Reaching God’s Heaven requires self-initiation

Too many people only want to go were they can find acceptance (they even expect this from God). But God and heaven’s angels already accept everyone into their kingdom of mutual love. So what keeps people from enjoying heavenly peace … Continue reading

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My shrinking Thanksgiving

There are fewer people at the Thanksgiving table. Parents and grandparents have passed on to another realm. This situation has a big influence on what I say for grace on the holidays. Usually, expressing gratitude to the Lord God for … Continue reading

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How do you circumcise fruit?

We are told in Holy Scripture that we will be “known by our fruit” (the spiritual quality of our works). Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg also points out that “good” fruit is circumcised fruit. But how do you go about circumcising fruit? … Continue reading

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Is Heaven a home wrecker?

Depends. Heaven is not a physical place nor is it a retirement destination. It is a reflection of the inner quality of your heart and mind (that is why the Lord said that His kingdom was “within”). It is true … Continue reading

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Will I fare better than a starving child?

Don’t know. You see I am a follower of the spiritual ideas of Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological writings. He claimed that all children go to heaven because they die in innocence. Heaven consists of those who are in innocence. I personally … Continue reading

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Fred, Mary, Hank and Sue won’t be going to Heaven

I am not suggesting that individuals who have those names won’t eventually become angels of God’s heavenly kingdom, it is just that they won’t be able to take their terrestrial birth names with them into this rarefied realm. Here’s why: … Continue reading

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