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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

Was Adam Anatomically in God’s Image?

God is human in the New Testament God the Father, which is the divine soul, is non-material, and therefore does not have a physical body made out of physical matter as we do. God the Son, which is the divine

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Is it Right to Call Jesus “Father”?

In a comment posted here, a reader named Duane asked (in an edited version): Why is Jesus never referred to as “the Father,” aside from that Isaiah prophecy? Is it incorrect to call Jesus “Father” or “Abba”? This article is

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How does God Speak to Us, Before and After the Incarnation?

This is the first of a series of articles following up on the previous post, “How did the Incarnation Change God’s Relationship with Us?” In the comments on that article, several readers asked questions that led to some fairly detailed

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Posted in All About God, Science Philosophy and History

How did the Incarnation Change God’s Relationship with Us?

In a comment here, a reader named “Seeking to understand” asked some questions about the change in God’s relationship with us from before to after the Incarnation: God “becoming flesh” as Jesus Christ. These questions boiled down to three basic

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Posted in All About God, The Bible Re-Viewed

How did Swedenborg interpret 1 John 2:2: “He is the propitiation for our sins”?

(Note: This answer, imported from Christianity StackExchange, is more technical and scholarly in style than most of my posts here. However, the subject is worthwhile and informative for people who wish to gain a better understanding of atonement as presented

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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

Spiritual Insights Volume 2: The Bible and its Stories, by Lee Woofenden

Sure the Web is great, but books are . . . great too! Introducing Volume 2 of articles reprinted from Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life: (Yes, I started with Volume 2, not Volume 1, of a planned five volume set.

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War, Military Service, Violence, and Self-Defense: What’s a Christian to Do?

The Bible sends mixed messages about war. The Lord is presented as the Prince of Peace; the Lord is also presented as a warrior, commanding the people in battle. How can a Christian decide about war, military service, violence, and

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Posted in Pain and Suffering, The Bible Re-Viewed
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