Tag Archives: Hell

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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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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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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Should a transgender individual play the part of the Virgin Mary?

Apparently I missed a very controversial episode of GLEE last night. I enjoy the singing and dancing of this TV series but have many problems when they try to make post-modern points on social issues. As one who follows the … Continue reading

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Is God a body snatcher?

Most definitely! With the 2013 Halloween season approaching, I found myself contemplating the classic horror film Invasion of the Body Snatchers. I wondered if there was any spiritual symbolism that could be teased out of this morbid tale. In the … Continue reading

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Saints and heroes are not tolerated in heaven

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg made a great anti-intuitive observation about those in heaven who had received great honors while on earth. Those individuals declared saints or who received notoriety and fame on earth are not told of their special worldly status … Continue reading

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What did the Lord’s crucifixion and resurrection actually accomplish?

I ask this question because it seems that the work of human salvation is not finished. Thus, there is the spiritual addendum called the “Second Coming.” Something further seems to be required for things to improve in the world. Even … Continue reading

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Hell is a complex ecosystem

The traditional view of hell is that it is a place where souls are tortured by eternal fire and demons. Such an archaic belief and fear was hoped to keep people in line. Emanuel Swedenborg provided a more rationally scientific … Continue reading

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The two “do-gooders”

Once upon a time there were two do-gooders. Their names were Amy and Angus. They accepted the great challenge of making the world a better place. But since they knew that there were two real worlds—physical and spiritual realms—they decided … Continue reading

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A letter from Hell

Hi, everyone! I am writing you this letter from Hell because now that I’m here, it is nothing like I envisioned it would be! So here is a heads-up message for all of you still holding on to your terrestrial … Continue reading

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