Monthly Archives: April 2013

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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In the Spiritual World, mindreading becomes body language

According to the spiritual observations of scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, people in the “other” world can all read the content of each other’s hearts and minds. The reason Swedenborg gives for this is that one’s spiritual body consists of psycho-organic forms … Continue reading

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The deeper you probe reality, the more perfection increases itself

This idea, which was greatly promoted by the scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, can be readily verified when we put various natural objects under a microscope. New wonders open up to us when we examine more interior levels of structure. Such thinking … Continue reading

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The biblical phrase “And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying…” is filled with science

According to scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, this biblical phrase found in Exodus marks the beginning of a new series of unified events that follow the laws and steps of universal creation and subsistence. Today we would call this kind of thinking … Continue reading

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Don discovers many surprises in heaven

Don slowly opened his eyes into a new realm. “Where am I?” he said. “You died. You are now in the spiritual world,” came a friendly voice. “Who are you?” asked Don, trying to get his bearings. “I am the … 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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Where Jesus and pagans agree

My memory fails me at the moment, but I believe the phrase “Know Thyself” is attributed to the ancient Greek philosopher, Socrates. Greek philosophers were considered pagans. When Jesus came into the world, He was adamant that we humans were … 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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The Swedenborgian Church (like Jesus) has an inner circle

On this particular Sunday morning, a Swedenborgian minister gave his congregation a sermon about the stages of spiritual growth. He told them that the first stage lasts roughly from birth to the age of five years old. This is a … Continue reading

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Non-physical evolution

The neo-Darwinian synthesis for evolution is considered one of the most evidence-rich theories in contemporary science. While this paradigm correctly points out that life evolves to exploit different niches in nature, it leaves out the possibility that intelligent human life … Continue reading

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