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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

God, Forgiveness, Freedom, and Hell – Part 2

(Note: This article is the second of a four-part series. The first three parts are edited versions of a series of questions by a reader named Rami, and my answers. The original versions appear in the comments section of the

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Posted in All About God, Spiritual Growth

How Can a Criminal Get to Heaven?

On November 19, 2015, Jeremy Wilson was released from federal prison after serving six years for impersonating an Army officer, forging a judge’s signature, and stealing a car. By that time he had racked up convictions for fraud and forgery

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What is a Real Apology and How does it Help Your Soul?

Apologies have been in the news lately. Many apologies by celebrities and other public figures fall seriously short in sincerity and believability. They’re more of a CYA response than a real apology. But sometimes apologies are real. Last Thursday in

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Posted in Current Events, Spiritual Growth

Must We Answer in Heaven for Misbehavior we have Confessed To on Earth?

In the article, “The Bible, Emanuel Swedenborg, and Reincarnation,” I wrote this: In the spiritual world, it is not only possible for us to re-experience events in our own lives from the records of it in our spiritual memory, but

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Posted in Spiritual Growth, The Afterlife

Repentance: The Unpopular Partner of Forgiveness

If the various Christian virtues were running against each other in a high school popularity contest, love would probably win. And forgiveness would probably be in the top five. Who knows, forgiveness might even beat out faith and hope for

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Posted in Popular Culture, Spiritual Growth

What does Jesus Mean when He Says we Must be Born Again?

How Can I Be Reborn? “No one can see the kingdom of God without being born again.” What the heck does that mean? People who ask you, “Have you been born again?” think that they’ve got it all figured out

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