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Cutting-edge Swedenborgianism

Emanuel Swedenborg made the unique discovery that we each have three kinds or levels of blood—the red blood, the middle blood or Animal Spirit, and a higher blood fashioned from the human Soul. He first wrote about these three bloods … Continue reading

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God is taking me to my secret hiding place

Actually, I have spent a good portion of my life in this secret place. What God has done is to shake me out of a dream and wake me up to the fact that this was (and still is) my … Continue reading

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Swedenborg’s inner filth

In 1745 scientist Emanuel Swedenborg was enjoying a sumptuous meal at an English Tavern and contemplating his discovery that Holy Scripture held profound ideas, hidden from the eyes of men. Suddenly he perceived that the room he was sitting in … Continue reading

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The Devil addresses his hellish crew at their annual assembly

“ . . . and that is why the numbers of humans entering the kingdom of Hell continually increases to this day,” stated the Devil as he finished up his talk and puffing out his chest with great pride. The … Continue reading

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Just when I thought I was getting more spiritual, the Lord God gave me a deeper look at my flaws!

It happens to me all the time. I have reason to feel good about my life, but it is just that kind of thinking that always gets me into spiritual trouble. Just when I succeed at some spiritual challenge, the … Continue reading

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How do you hug someone’s soul?

Everyone likes to be hugged. All kinds of human physical contact and touching, like hugging, symbolizes a non-verbal form of communication. Hugging represents the soul of one person trying to confirm a deep connection and sharing with another soul. However, … Continue reading

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Borrowed interest

The term “borrowed interest” is something I learned when I was working for an advertising agency. It is a tactic used when there is little to tout about a product or service’s actual distinctive benefits that you are trying to … Continue reading

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The Second Coming of Emanuel Swedenborg

Sam, just recently ordained as a new minister in the Swedenborgian Church, was meditating on his upcoming job responsibilities. He seemed a bit perplexed because as he poured through the pages of Emanuel Swedenborg’s vast theological writings he could find … 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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What creates more humility—religion or hemorrhoids?

No one brags about their hemorrhoids. The only thing that brings humility to an individual is to have a personally embarrassing defect that is plainly visible and causes real discomfort. Hemorrhoids fulfill this condition of personal mortification. One cannot easily … Continue reading

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