Tag Archives: Holy Word

Children’s Stories From God

It is generally known that God’s Holy Word consists of historical and prophetic parts. What is less well known is that the Sacred Scriptures contain levels of meaning that transcend the literal sense of the words used in their stories. … Continue reading

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What is the greatest holiday blessing one can pray for?

Since this is a hectic time of the year I will make this blog post really short. It is a holiday tradition to thank God for the blessings we have received in life. But what is the greatest blessing of … Continue reading

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Water = Truth

In my previous post, entitled “Swedenborg’s illuminating interview with Cicero,” the claim was made that ancient people’s source of wisdom revolved around distilling psycho-spiritual values from physical and worldly things. The ancients did this because they believed that the material world … Continue reading

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Scripture and the structure of reality

Those who have a faith-based worldview believe that God created the manifest universe. In fact, John 1:1-3 informs us that everything in the created world has its origins in the Holy Word. If we contemplate John’s words rationally, rather than … Continue reading

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The Organic Bible

While there is a growing movement to attempt to unify science and theology there is also a healthy fear on both sides of this important endeavor. Scientists do not want biblical faith to distort science. Theologians do not want science … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Creation

Science is not concerned with the purpose of creation. Religion is. Science focuses its attention on the “how” rather than on the more philosophical question of “why.” This is simply an extension and outcome of science’s interest in facts and … Continue reading

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God’s Holy Word vs. the Canonical Bible

During Emanuel Swedenborg’s extensive explorations of the spiritual world, he learned first hand that the Lord’s Holy Word contained discrete levels of meaning. These higher levels of divine revelation transcend the ideological abuse of literal interpretations of Scripture in many … Continue reading

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Loving Children for Heaven

An unexpected area that offers fertile ground for unifying science with religion is to be found from some relatively recent discoveries in neuroscience concerning the importance of love. Unlike the cerebrum, the cerebellum can continue to create new neurons within … Continue reading

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