Emanuel Swedenborg: A Biography (Google eBook)

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Otis Clapp, 1849 - 270 pages
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Page 163 - And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob ? 27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.
Page 139 - The books of the Word in the Old Testament are, THE FIVE BOOKS OF MOSES; THE BOOK OF JOSHUA; THE BOOK OF JUDGES; THE TWO BOOKS OF SAMUEL; THE TWO BOOKS OF KINGS; THE PSALMS OF DAVID; THE PROPHETS ISAIAH, JEREMIAH, LAMENTATIONS, EZEKIEL, DANIEL, HOSEA, JOEL, AMOS, OBADIAH, JONAH, MICAH, NAHUM, HABAKKUK, ZEPHANIAH, HAGGAI, ZECHARIAH, MALACHI. In the New Testament, the four Evangelists, MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE, JOHN; and the APOCALYPSE.
Page 75 - I have been called to a holy office by the Lord himself, who most graciously manifested himself in person to me, his servant, in the year 1743 ; when he opened my sight to the view of the spiritual world, and granted me the privilege of conversing with spirits and angels which I enjoy to this day.
Page 6 - Emanuel, my son's name, signifies ' God with us,' a name which should constantly remind him of the nearness of God, and of that interior, holy, and mysterious connection, in which, through faith, we stand with our good and gracious God. And blessed be the Lord's name ! God has to this hour indeed been with him ; and may God be farther with him, until he is eternally united with Him in His Kingdom !* Eliezer signifies ' God is my help ;' and he has been graciously and friendly helped by God.
Page 121 - Stockholm,) and that it was spreading very fast. He was restless, and went out often, He said that the house of one of his friends, whom he named, was already in ashes, and that his own was in danger. At eight o'clock, after he had been out again, he joyfully exclaimed, 'Thank GOD! the fire is extinguished, the third door from my house.
Page 121 - Sudermalm (Gottenburg is about three hundred miles from Stockholm), and that it was spreading very fast. He was restless, and went out often ; he said that the house of one of his friends, whom he named, was already in ashes, and that his own was in danger. At 8 o'clock, after he had been out again, he joyfully exclaimed, ' Thank God ! the fire is extinguished the third door from my house.
Page 90 - In 1719 I was ennobled by Queen Ulrica Eleonora, and named Swedenborg ; from which time I have taken my seat with the Nobles of the Equestrian Order...
Page 211 - Sir, I have been informed in the world of spirits that you have a strong desire to converse with me ; I shall be happy to see you if you will favor me with a visit. ' I am Sir, your humble servant,
Page 191 - I have already informed your majesty, and beseech you to recall it to mind, that the Lord our Saviour manifested himself to me in a sensible personal appearance ; that he has commanded me to write what has been already done, and what I have still to do : that he was afterwards graciously pleased to endow me with the privilege of conversing with angels and spirits, and to be in fellowship with them.
Page 178 - Queen to dine at their table, an honor which is in general granted only to the Nobility of the highest rank ; and likewise, since, with the Hereditary Prince. They all wish for my return home ; so far am I from being in any danger of persecution in my own country, as you seem to apprehend, and so kindly wish to provide against ; and should any thing of the kind befall me elsewhere, it cannot hurt me.

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