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Goodness is no excuse for side-stepping regeneration

People would rather be seen as doing “good” in the world than have to experience the mental pain of spiritual regeneration and re-birth. But without “personal housecleaning,” all the reasons we choose to do “good” in the world can be … Continue reading

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Swedenborg sensed that he was a ratfink

Swedenborg lived a most useful and charitable life. Anyone would judge by his scientific achievements and his faith in God that he was a good man for society. The point I wish to make here is that good deeds and … Continue reading

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What are we to overcome?

In Revelation 3:21 of Holy Scripture it states that if someone “overcomes” as the Lord Jesus has “overcometh,” good things will happen eternally. Rather than simply acting morally and justly in the world, The Lord asks us to be “wakeful” … Continue reading

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The bucket of dirty water

Once upon a time there lived a bucket of dirty water. His name was Bucky. He wanted to improve his image and status in the world so he tried to be as useful to society as possible. But after trying … Continue reading

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Swedenborg challenged his own goodness!

I am writing this post in response to some negative reactions by readers who don’t fully appreciate my challenging the notion of “doing good” in the world. I can well understand how most people would find nothing wrong with simple … Continue reading

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