Life of Emanuel Swedenborg: With Some Account of His Writings

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W. Carter & Brother, 1862 - 246 pages
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Page 218 - And after three days and a half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
Page 140 - And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Page 54 - Since the LORD cannot manifest Himself in person, as has been shown above (777), and yet He has foretold that He would come and establish a New Church, which is the New Jerusalem...
Page 107 - Kings, the Psalms of David ; the Prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, the Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi ; and in the New Testament, the four Evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the Apocalypse.
Page 140 - I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
Page 24 - 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 1745; 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 60 - I ought to add, (M. Thiebault continues,) that though the queen laid great stress on the truth of her recital, she professed herself, at the same time, incredulous to Swedenborg's supposed conferences with the dead.
Page 23 - Lord hath called me. On my resigning my office, a higher degree of rank was offered me : but this I utterly declined, lest it should be the occasion of inspiring me with pride.
Page 63 - He then related to the merchant, with the greatest precision, what he, and what his deceased friend had maintained. My friend turned pale ; for this proof was powerful and invincible. He inquired further, " How fares it with my friend? Is he in a state of blessedness?" Swedenborg answered, " No, he is not yet in heaven, he is still in Hades, and torments himself continually with the idea of the restitution of all things.
Page 70 - ... to credulity. So much is certain, that notwithstanding all the narrations of apparitions, and visions concerning the spiritual world, of which a great number of the most probable are known to me, I have always considered it to be most in agreement with the rule of sound reason to incline to the negative side...

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