Tag Archives: Revelation

Angels really do live on top of puffy white clouds!

Usually, when artists depict angels, they are shown to reside and operate on top of puffy white clouds. To me, this high altitude lifestyle would seem to get boring really fast—especially over an entire eternity—and the image provided a rather … Continue reading

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God’s gamble

Einstein once said, “God doesn’t play with dice.” However, Emanuel Swedenborg’s theology would challenge this assumption. God gambled on Love when the universe was created. According to Swedenborg, because God is Infinite Love, a physical universe had to be created … Continue reading

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Jesus lowers the boom

Jesus had just finished a parable on the topic of His triumphant return and the salvation of the human race when a close disciple approached him with a burning question. “Lord,” asked the disciple, “I am still confused about your … Continue reading

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A bitter pill

One of my very favorite human phrases is “swallowing a bitter bill.” This statement tells me that we “humans,” in spite of all our flawed dreams and motives, have deep within our psyche, a real bead on a universal truth. … Continue reading

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The Lord’s surprising return to Earth

Once upon a time there lived a young man named Neil. Spiritual growth was important to him so he read the Bible daily.  On this particular day he was reading the last biblical chapter called “Revelation.” Neil found this chapter … Continue reading

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Even as a Swedenborgian, I believe in the physical return of Jesus Christ!

Even though theologian Emanuel Swedenborg emphasized that the Lord’s return would be spiritual (within the human heart and mind) rather than physical, I still embrace the idea of a physical Second Coming. Some Swedenborgians might wonder why I am such … Continue reading

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Spiritual Colonialism

Looking over a news article about plans for a gambling casino to be built next to the historic Gettysburg battlefield site inspired me to write this post. It seems as though we are experiencing a “second wave” of colonialism in … Continue reading

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Conscience is a Spiritual Organ

One of the reasons that the Lord God opened the interior powers of perception of Emanuel Swedenborg’s mind so that he could observe the phenomena of the non-physical spiritual world was because he was a highly qualified scientist. The new … Continue reading

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Paul, Job and John

The three biblical gentlemen mentioned above and their stories represent three kinds of religious writings. Although all three appear in the canonical Bible, only one’s writings represent the legitimate Word of God. According to the discoveries of scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, … Continue reading

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Jacob and Esau provide a profound lesson for today’s psychologists (and theologians!)

The authority and inerrancy of the Holy Bible has come under a new kind of challenge in the post-modern world. This challenge comes not just from atheists but also from a new crop of Christian theologians who no longer identify … Continue reading

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