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Do God and Spirits Influence People and Things in the Physical Universe?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named AJ739: Dear Lee, Your website has massively helped me overcome my anxiety that was brought on by the New Age Movement and their beliefs,

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Response to a Christian Universalist: Is There an Eternal Hell? Wouldn’t an All-Powerful God Save All People?

  Christian universalism is the belief that all people will eventually be reconciled to God and be saved, and that there is therefore no eternal hell. It is not the belief that salvation is available to all people if they choose

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Death and Rebirth, Chapter 4: Our Third Stage After Death

For Chapter 3, click here. Near-death experiencers who meet the being of light say that this being emphasizes love and learning as the most important things in life. The love must come from within, but much of our learning comes

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Posted in Spiritual Growth, The Afterlife

Death and Rebirth, Chapter 1: The Experience of Dying

For the Introduction, click here. There is a difference between Swedenborg’s experience and the experiences of people who have come close to dying and have returned. When Swedenborg described the spiritual world and the process of dying in Heaven and

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Is There Sex in Heaven?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by “Heart broken and worried”: Hi Lee I recently lost my fiancé a month ago we just got engaged on Christmas Eve. We were together for 6yrs and

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Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships, The Afterlife

Is Your Spirit Rounded or Angular?

As I was browsing headlines the other day, this title at LiveScience.com caught my attention: “A Politician’s Name & Face: Why a Good Match May Win Votes” How does someone’s name match their face, I wondered? As it turns out,

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Posted in Science Philosophy and History, The Afterlife

Marriage in the Resurrection: The Deeper Meaning

Are you in a happy marriage that you hope will continue forever in heaven? Has your beloved husband or wife died, and you hope and pray that you will be able to rejoin him or her when it comes your

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Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships, Spiritual Growth, The Afterlife

Didn’t Jesus Say There’s No Marriage in Heaven?

Contrary to popular belief, Jesus did not say that there’s no marriage in heaven. What he did say is that people who achieve eternal life don’t get married in the afterlife. There’s a big difference! Further, marriage in Jesus’ day

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Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships, The Afterlife, The Bible Re-Viewed

What is the Source of the Belief that the Deceased become Angels?

In Heaven: A History (1995: Yale University Press) the authors, Drs. Colleen McDannell and Bernhard Lang, state that Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) had a pivotal role in bringing about a changed view of heaven, including the idea that angels are humans who have died and

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Can we Keep our Friends in the Afterlife?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Maria: Ever since I encountered Swedenborg, I’ve struggled with the mechanics of the afterlife: it sounds both beautiful and terrible. I’ve been told we

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Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships, The Afterlife
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