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Page 6 - We are accounted righteous before God, only for the merit of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by Faith, and not for our own works or deservings.
Page 29 - Church in his understanding, but also to make them known by the press. That the Lord manifested Himself before me, His servant, that He sent me on this office, and afterwards opened the sight of my spirit, and so let me into the spiritual world, permitting me to see the heavens and the hells, and also to converse with angels and spirits, and this now continually for many years...
Page 25 - That this Second Coming of the Lord is effected by means of his servant EMANUEL SWEDENBORG, before whom he hath manifested Himself in Person, and whom he hath filled with his Spirit, to teach the doctrines of the New Church by the Word from Him.
Page 31 - That there is One God in Whom is a Divine Trinity, and that he is the Lord Jesus Christ.
Page 29 - That the Lord has manifested Himself before me, His servant, and sent me on this office, and that after this He opened the sight of my spirit, and thus let me into the spiritual world, and gave me to see the heavens and the hells, and also to speak with angels and spirits, and this now continually for many years, I testify in truth...
Page 29 - I was once, raised up, as to my spirit, into the angelic heaven, and introduced t6 a particular society therein, and immediately some of the wise ones of the society came to me and said, what news from earth ? I replied, this is new, that the Lord hath revealed arcana, which, in point of real excellence, exceed all the arcana heretofore revealed since the beginning of the church.
Page 13 - I saw clearly, in the midst of a brilliant light, a man seated in the corner of my chamber, who said to me in a terrible voice, eat not so much. At those words my sight became obscured ; afterwards it became clear by degrees, and I found myself alone. The night following, the same man, radiant with light, appeared to me and said, — I am God the Lord, creator and redeemer ; I have chosen you to unfold to men the internal and spiritual sense of the sacred writings, and will dictate to you what you...
Page 13 - At that time I was not terrified; and the light, although very brilliant, made no unpleasant impression upon my eyes. The Lord was clothed in purple, and the vision lasted a quarter of an hour. That same night the eyes of my internal man were opened, and fitted to see things in heaven, in the world ot spirits, and in hell, in which places I found many persons of my acquaintance, some of them long since, and others lately deceased.
Page 18 - He (Mahomet) generally descends to an unnecessary minuteness and particularity in his representations of another life, which excite disgust and ridicule, instead of reverence: and even his most animated descriptions of the joys of paradise, or the torments of hell, however strong and glowing the colours in which they are painted, are yet far inferior in point of true sublimity, and far less calculated to promote the interests of piety by raising the hopes and alarming the fears of rational beings,...
Page 25 - ... skins, by reason of the cold " (or who knows but the poor spirits might have been frozen to death ?) " their bodies with the skins of leopards, and their legs and feet with bears' skins. I also observed several riding in chariots, made in the shape of dragons with horns; they were drawn by small horses without tails, which ran with the impetuosity of terrible 6erce beasts.