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What about 2 Corinthians 5:21? Didn’t God make Christ to be sin for us?

Note: This post will be a little more technical than most of our articles here on Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life. That is necessary in order to deal with a common objection to the Christian beliefs we present here. In

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Posted in All About God, The Bible Re-Viewed

What is an Angel of Death?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Mpho Montsho: Let me share a question I was asked. It will be good to have you answer it on my behalf in depth:

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Posted in The Afterlife, The Bible Re-Viewed

Two New Online Swedenborg Discussion Groups

Are you looking for a place to discuss the Bible, Swedenborg, and issues of spiritual life with other people in an open format? If so, please check out these two new online Swedenborg discussion groups: New Church Discussion Group Swedenborgian

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Posted in Current Events

Coronavirus: Act Sensibly for Everyone’s Good

In The New Jerusalem #100 Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) wrote: Kindness is doing things sensibly so that good will come from them. As I write this, fear and panic are spreading around the world about the coronavirus, which has been declared

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Posted in Current Events, Science Philosophy and History

Spiritual Insights is Expanding to a Second Continent

Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life has been international in outlook and outreach right from its beginning seven years ago in September, 2012. Not only have we covered people and stories from many countries around the world, but we have had

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Are We Headed for an AI Apocalypse?

It’s a staple of science fiction. 2001: A Space Odyssey; The Terminator; The Matrix; I, Robot. The plot: Humans create machines with artificial intelligence (AI). The machines become conscious. The machines turn on their human creators and kill or enslave

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Posted in Science Philosophy and History

If the Second Coming has Already Happened, When do Things Start Getting Better?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Stan: I hear you say that the second coming or apocalypse has already happened? My question is, when will the world start getting better?

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Posted in Current Events, Pain and Suffering

Who is Emanuel Swedenborg? Did He Start a New Church?

Dear Readers, Since Annette and I began this blog in 2012, we have received many expressions of surprise and excitement about the beliefs and ideas presented here. Perhaps it would be helpful, then, to provide more specific information about the

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Posted in Science Philosophy and History

Spiritual Insights Volume 1: God and Creation, by Lee Woofenden

Volume 1 of articles reprinted from Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life is now available in paperback and Kindle formats: This hefty 507 page tome offers a selection of 53 articles organized into three parts: Part 1: Who is God? Part 2:

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Posted in All About God, Books and Literature

Why Isn’t Paul in Swedenborg’s Canon?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Luca: Paul’s letters have a central role in Christian doctrine, yet Swedenborg does not mention them. Why? Thanks. Thanks for the good question, Luca.

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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed
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