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Every generation senses reality less and less

I am writing this post because each passing generation seems to think that the world of humans is evolving in the right direction. This delusional mindset comes from ever-new scientific discoveries and new technologies, which add knowledge and convenience to … Continue reading

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May your Faith be like a Christmas Tree

May your faith be like a Christmas Tree.

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How do you circumcise fruit?

We are told in Holy Scripture that we will be “known by our fruit” (the spiritual quality of our works). Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg also points out that “good” fruit is circumcised fruit. But how do you go about circumcising fruit? … Continue reading

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Changing churches without leaving the pew

Emanuel Swedenborg’s search for the truth led him from science to theology in a most orderly way. Swedenborg’s scientific investigations included an in-depth study of the brain and the brain cells (neurons). He is given credit for having formulated the … Continue reading

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A rare awakening

Over the past weekend, my wife volunteered to prepare a Sunday Supper at an Orthodox Christian Church in honor of a co-worker who recently died of cancer. This was a service project her friend’s church participated in regularly and was … Continue reading

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Why not do the “wave” at church?

We’ve all seen people on television doing the “wave” at a sports event. We may even have personally participated in such public displays at our local sports arenas. But why just at sporting events? Why do we not get so … Continue reading

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Worship on steroids!

According to the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg “all worship has as its end that man may be purified from evils and falsities” (Arcana Coelestia n 10022). Without the removal of these character flaws, the Lord God’s goodness and wisdom cannot … Continue reading

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A new kind of church experience

One Sunday, as Charlie was listening to a preacher’s sermon at his local church, he began to experience something new—a state of increased awareness. He became more aware of himself sitting in the church pew. It was as though he … Continue reading

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Proper human sacrifice for the modern world!

Ancient religious traditions (including biblical traditions) had ceremonial sacrifice as an important aspect of paying homage to the divine. Today we look at these rituals of worship as being quite barbaric. After all, who in their right mind would sacrifice … Continue reading

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Jesus threatens to lose a sandal up a church minister’s butt!

Jesus began to make his descent back to earth as He had so famously promised some two thousand years ago. He had warned people back then that His Second Coming and return to the planet earth would be like a … Continue reading

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