Tag Archives: the Cross

Was Jesus a slacker?

How could a divine individual, wielding so much personal power, pretty much leave the world as he found it—in turmoil? Yeah, He fed a few thousand people, healed a couple of them from terrible diseases, even bringing a dead person … Continue reading

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The Divine Ransom of Love

While I have never been an atheist, if I had not come across the unique concepts of theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, I would have rejected all official systems of belief. I certainly would have rejected, and still do, all ideas by … Continue reading

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Salvation Gobbledygook

The understanding of how people are saved and go to heaven was turned into gobbledygook at the Council of Nicea, where God was first divided into three Persons. For those of you who are unfamiliar with early Christian history, let … Continue reading

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Can the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost sit on three different chairs?

This cannot be answered without a rational discussion of the Holy Trinity. This theological topic, more than any other, confuses the heck out of serious and religious thinking people. Orthodox Christianity describes the Holy Trinity as three divine persons. Although … Continue reading

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Three Gods or One God?

Swedenborg spent a lot of his effort on correcting the concept of Trinitarian doctrine that has been held by the Christian Church since the Nicene Council. There is indeed a Divine Trinity, but the idea of a Trinity of Persons … Continue reading

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Jesus is Jehovah

One of the most harmful ideas a Christian can have is that the Holy Trinity represents three persons, rather than three attributes of one Divine Person (like omniscience, omnipotence and omnipresence). Under this “polytheistic” concept the idea of Salvation becomes … Continue reading

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