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A prince finds humility in heaven

In his work called The Spiritual Diary, scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg began to record his experiences with spirits and angels in the other world. He claimed to have received this gift of second sight directly from the Lord—a gift that Swedenborg … Continue reading

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God’s grace versus God’s mercy

Every Thanksgiving, families of the faithful traditionally say “grace” at the table before beginning their bountiful feast. They say grace as a reminder to be thankful to the Lord God and all the blessings that the Father in heaven has … Continue reading

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“Lord, have mercy.”

I have studied the ideas of spiritual transformation (personal rebirth) from two great men, Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff. I have become convinced over the last 36 years that these two men—living in different centuries—understood and promoted similar principles for … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be made in the image and likeness of God?

This topic requires several layers of exposition. For instance, someone inclined to think of this topic from a corporeal/sensual level, that is, from things learned in the physical world, may simply conclude that God has ten fingers and toes like … Continue reading

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Softening of the arteries

A person’s physical health is often the causal effect of one’s spiritual health. This intimate relationship between mind and body is not earth-shaking news. Holistic medicine and healing practices treat this principle seriously. It can be summed up by the … Continue reading

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Did Moses convince God to act rationally?

Is God a psychopath? God is depicted throughout Scripture as flying off the handle and threatening to kill people every time they stray from Him. Sounds like a nut case to me! This does not fit my image of God … Continue reading

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Heaven is not just for Christians

The Lord’s kingdom is a kingdom of love. Love trumps faith, that is, love trumps Christian knowledge. The reason is that love is the spiritual means by which the Lord God forms an intimate relationship with each of us. The … Continue reading

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