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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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Personal freedom and responsibility vs. the Collective

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg provides insights into this heated topic, suggesting that we make a thoughtful study of how God governs the angels in heaven. Swedenborg observed that heaven represents an organic community called the  “Grand Human.” Angels function as analogs … Continue reading

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Spiritual laziness

We all admit at times that we are lazy. This is easy with a terrestrial body because physical matter naturally tends towards inertia (equilibrium). The term “couch-potato” explains this phenomenon quite adequately. The only challenge to this situation comes from … Continue reading

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A Caveat to Spiritual Growth

One of the strange new ideas that scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg brought to the table of religion was that self-examination and inner purging is necessary before we can obtain the proper innocence by which the good we do in the world … Continue reading

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Am I a good person or a slug?

Having spent more than 35 years of my life on making a serious attempt at spiritual growth I have come to the unflattering conclusion that I am a lowly slug. I did not approach God or religion for the purpose … Continue reading

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Why does God keep secrets from us?

God doesn’t always tell us the whole truth. Why would this be? For one thing, as humans with finite minds, we are unable to absorb and comprehend the ineffable data concerning an Infinite God. But God also keeps secrets from … Continue reading

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