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Swedenborg cracked the Christmas Story code

Without breaking through the profound symbolism of the Christmas Story, some people will always attack it because of negative associations. Such individuals see Christmas as the birth of a hateful religion that has led to western colonialism and a slew … Continue reading

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Will the solar sun someday be replaced by a lamp?

That is precisely what the Bible says: The holy Jerusalem hath no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it; the glory of God shall lighten it, and the Lamb is the lamp thereof (Rev. 21:23 … 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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More people would embrace Swedenborg’s ideas if they paid closer attention to their own thoughts

Swedenborg made a remarkable claim that God had given him the ability to explore the Spiritual World and report its secrets to those on earth. This exploration took almost thirty years and Swedenborg wrote dozens of books to convey what … Continue reading

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Higher level “bruising”

According to scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, Holy Scripture (God’s Word) contains several distinct levels of meaning. Swedenborg even wrote many volumes of work to provide an abundance of evidence that the words of the sacred narratives within the Holy Bible actually … Continue reading

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Where Jesus and pagans agree

My memory fails me at the moment, but I believe the phrase “Know Thyself” is attributed to the ancient Greek philosopher, Socrates. Greek philosophers were considered pagans. When Jesus came into the world, He was adamant that we humans were … Continue reading

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Jesus and Jelly Beans

As I am sitting on my big, fluffy easy chair and stuffing my face with jelly beans, I suddenly realize that I can celebrate Easter just through my chewing action. You see, as a follower of the unique theological ideas … Continue reading

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Religious leaders are spiritual chefs

Spiritual leaders do for the soul what restaurant chefs do for the stomach. And it is no accident that mental learning and physical eating can share similar terms—like ruminating, swallowing whole, chewing on something or tasting something. The word appetite … Continue reading

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Creation, Christmas and the Second Coming all teach the same thing!

In the Old Testament, God begins creation by bringing light into the world. In the New Testament, Jesus comes into the world as a light for the human race. In Revelation, The Lord returns in the “clouds.” In each case … Continue reading

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Jesus was also born in a school classroom

When I was a young lad, the two things I liked best about Christmas were the gifts and getting time off from school. This all changed, especially the school part, when I grew up—and came upon the unique theological writings … Continue reading

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