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The Four Leading Doctrines of the New Church, Emanuel Swedenborg

The Four Leading Doctrines of the New Church,

Emanuel Swedenborg

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230424811
Paperback
100 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...and more especially if they believe that the Word is of such a nature by virtue of its spiritual and celestial senses- for the light of heaven, in which the spiritual sense of the Word is, descends by influx into the natural light, in. which the literal sense of the Word is, and illuminates the intellectual principle of man, which is called his rational principle, and makes him see and acknowledge divine truths, both where they are manifest, and where they are concealed. This effect of the influx of light from heaven, takes place with some, even when they are not aware of it. 42. As the Word, in its inmost contents, by virtue of its celestial sense, is like a gentle burning flame, and in its middle contents, by virtue of its spiritual sense, is like an illustrating light- it follows hence, that in its ultimate or last contents, by virtue of its natural sense, in which are the two other senses, it is like a ruby, and like a diamond- by virtue of the celestial flame like a ruby, and by virtue of the spiritual light like a diamond. And since this is the nature and quality of the Word in its literal sense, therefore the Word is meant, in that sense, by the precious stones of which the foundations of the New Jerusalem were built- also by the urim and thummim on the ephocl of Aaron- and likewise by the precious stones in the garden of Eden, wherein the king of Tyre is said to have been- and further, by the curtains and vails of the tabernacle- in like manner, by the external part of the temple at Jerusalem. And the Word, in all its glory, was represented in the person of the Lord, when he was transfigured. 43. I. That the truths of the literal sense of the Word are meant by the precious stones of which the foundations of the JVew Jerusalem...