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Trials and Fermentations

The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour until all of it was leavened. (Matthew 13:33)

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The Kingdom of Heaven is Near!

From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near!” (Matthew 4:17)

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Introduction: On Earth as it is In Heaven

Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10)

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On Earth as it is In Heaven, by Lee Woofenden – Online Edition

Dear Readers, In 2005 I published a book containing a series of sermons that I had preached a couple of years earlier. Here is the description from the back cover (links added): On Earth as it is In Heaven Reflections

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Death and Rebirth: Conclusion

For Chapter 4, click here. As the rock group The Police say in their song of the same title, “We are spirits in the material world.” While the hope of an afterlife certainly fuels our fascination with near-death experiences, we

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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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Death and Rebirth, Chapter 3: Our Second Stage After Death

For Chapter 2, click here. After we die we initially go back to an out­ward lifestyle similar to the one we had before we died. But that doesn’t last long. Soon our outer layers start getting peeled away one by one,

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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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Death and Rebirth: Introduction

In 1975 Raymond Moody published his book Life After Life. It became an instant bestseller, sparking an intense popular interest in near-death experiences (NDEs) that has continued to grow ever since. Suddenly there was new light shining on a part

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How Many Hells did Swedenborg Say there Are?

Question: In his essay “The Red Angel,” the British writer and literary critic G.K. Chesterton (1874–1936) wrote: If you keep bogies and goblins away from children they would make them up for themselves. One small child in the dark can invent more

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