A Cloud of Independent Witnesses to the Truth, Value, Need, and Spiritual Helpfulness of Swedenborg's Teachings

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Swedenborg Publishing Association, 1891 - New Jerusalem Church - 318 pages
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Page 204 - Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Love never faileth...
Page 124 - Such harmony is in immortal souls ; But whilst this muddy vesture of decay Doth grossly close us in, we cannot hear it.
Page 30 - Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy word, for mine eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
Page 49 - And he answered, and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these, which hear the word of God, and do it.
Page 93 - With the merciful thou wilt show thyself merciful; With an upright man thou wilt show thyself upright; With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure; And with the froward thou wilt show thyself froward.
Page 78 - Judge not, and ye shall not be judged : condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned : forgive, and ye shall be forgiven : give, and it shall be given unto you : good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Page 151 - And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
Page 87 - Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the first born, which are written in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect...
Page 204 - You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments that stand out, the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
Page 205 - By what we have not done, by sins of omission, we are judged. It could not be otherwise. For the withholding of love is the negation of the spirit of Christ, the proof that we never knew Him, that for us He lived in vain. It means that He suggested nothing in all our thoughts, that He inspired nothing in all our lives, that we were not once near enough to Him to be seized with the spell of His compassion for the world. It means that — " I lived for myself, I thought for myself. For myself, and...

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