Bible Correspondences:
Based on the Writings of Swedenborg

by Dr. Leon James
1981-2001

This is Part 2  ||  See Part 1--Quotations from Swedenborg

Bible Concepts :  "Temptations"
  • 12 Years = Childhood
  • 13th year = the end of childhood and beginning of temptations
  • 14th year = first temptation
1 week
2 weeks
40 days
States of Temptations
Temptation

-State in which the evil with us cease their serving & begin their rebelling, after which the Lord subdues them & liberates the good who were infested by them.

-AC 1670


Bible Chronology => K- 3 Adaptation
MEMORIZE SEQUENCE
  1. Creation, Adam & Eve
  2. The Fall & The Flood
  3. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob
  4. Joseph
  5. The Ten Plagues
  6. The Ten Commands
  7. Manna in the Desert
  8. Fall of Jericho
  9. Samson
  10. Gideon
  11. Deborah
  12. Samuel
  13. Saul, David, & Solomon
  14. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel
  15. Elijah, Elisha
  16. John the Baptist
  17. The Evangelists & Apocalypse
  18. Lord's Second Coming


Bible Concepts
Hebrew

My           Shall Become     Yah

Jesus

Exodus 15:2

"The Lord is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation." (Song of Moses)

Old Testament Names of God
  • Yah
  • Jehovah
  • Elohim
  • El
  • Jehovih
  • Adonai
  • My God
  • God of My Father
  • God of Israel
  • God of Most High Man of War


Bible Concepts
Hebrew

Jehova                                                   The Right Hand

The Enemy                                             Dashes in Pieces

Exodus 15:6

"Thy right hand, O Lord, dasheth in pieces the enemy."

Right Hand

= The Omnipotent Divine Truth

Enemy

= Falsities

In combats of temptation, though which we are separated from our evils, it is the Lord's Truth that fights & conquers, not our own strength.

-AC 1664


Bible Concepts
Hebrew

Jehova                                                   The Right Hand

The Enemy                                             Dashes in Pieces

Exodus 15:6

"Thy right hand, O Lord, dasheth in pieces the enemy."

Right Hand

= The Omnipotent Divine Truth

Enemy

= Falsities

In combats of temptation, though which we are separated from our evils, it is the Lord's Truth that fights & conquers, not our own strength.

-AC 1664


The ABC Triconcentric System

A-Words

B-Words

C-Words

Intention

Thought

Word or Deed

Affect

Cognition

Behavior

Love

Wisdom

Religion

\attachment

Justification

buying

Aptitude

Reasoning

Intelligence

Inclination

Attitude

Choice

Impulse

Intellect

Execution

Good

Truth

Uses

Goals

Means

Effects

Will

Understanding

Action

Judgment

Evaluation

Attribution

Perception

Assessment

Response

Context

Conventions

Utterances

Inner Stimulus

Moral Reflection

Dictates of Conscience

Motivation

Cognition

Performance

Reward

Connection

Expectation

Origin

Cause

Effect

Universal

Common

Unique

Spiritual

Moral/Civil

Scientific

Love of Truth

Wisdom

Knowledge

Inmost

Intermediate

Outermost

Striving

Planning

Mapping

Celestial

Spiritual

Natural

Innate Potentials

Habits & Role Models

Personality Style


Bible Concepts
Hebrew

Man                                               Jehovah

Jehovah is a Man
Exodus 15:3

"The Lord is a man of war. . ."

A Few of the Many Names of God in the Word
  • Jehovah
  • Lord
  • Divine Man
  • Jesus
  • God
  • Divine Human
  • the Lamb
  • Father
  • Son
  • Child
  • Prince
  • King
  • Servant
  • I Am
  • Divine Itself
  • Jehovih
  • Rider of Bozrah
  • Root of Jesse
  • Annointed One
  • Messiah
  • Christ
  • Savior
  • Redeemer
  • Deliverer
  • Glory
  • Love
  • Son of God
  • Son of Man
  • The Word
  • The Way
  • the Prophet
  • Melchizedek
  • Counsellor
  • Comforter
  • Shaddai
  • Holy Spirit
  • Life Itself
  • Omnipotence
  • Truth



Bible Names. . .People. . .Places. . .the Lord

People. . . Places. . . the Lord. . .
Hebrews Judah King
Amalekites Negeb Child
Christines Gaza Wonderful Counselor
Rechab Hebrom Almighty God
Gad Beersheba Father of Eternity
Elijah Mount Carmel The Lord your God
Elisha Mount Horeb O Lord my God
Benhadad Syria God of Israel
Jezebel Jezreel Pachad
Gehazi Samaria The word of the Lord
Hezekiah Assyria God of our Salvation
Hadadezer Damascus Israel's God
Rehoboam Zorah The House of the Lord
Ethiopians Mount Zemaraim The God of Glory
  Zion A Rock of Refuge
Ishmael Bashan O Lord our Shield
Aaron Tabor God of Jacob
Levi Hermon God our Strength



Bible Names. . .People. . .Places. . .the Lord

People. . . Places. . . the Lord. . .
Moabites Canaan God
Jews Israel Jehovah
Adam & Eve Garden of Eden Elohim
Noah Babel Shaddai
Abraham PadanAram The Most High
Isaac   The Lord
Jacob Beth El The God of my Fathers
Joseph Egypt The God of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob
Moses Sinai Lord God
Joshua Jericho The Angel of the Lord
Samson Timnah The Almighty
Gideon Midian The Angel of God
Deborah Mount Tabor The Lord his God
Samuel Shiloh The Lord of Hosts
Saul Gibeah King of Israel
David Jerusalem The Great Prophet
Jonathan Mickmash Lord God of Israel
Solomon Bethlehem El
Isaiah Lebanon Jehovih
Ezekiel Tarshish The Son of Man
Daniel Babylon El Shaddai



Bible Principles
Duality:
1.  Worldly & Heavenly

[Caesar & God]
[External Self & Internal Self]
[Natural & Spiritual]
[Earth & Heaven]
[Devil & Angel]
[Hell & Heaven]
[Body & Spirit]
[Sin & Sanctity]
[Selfish & Altruistic]
[Birth & Rebirth]
[Fall & Regeneration]
[Judgment & Advent]
[Punishment & Reward]
[The Wicked & The Elect]
[Goats & Sheep]
[Egypt & Israel]
[Death & Resurrection]
[Plagues & Blessings]
[Wickedness & Righteousness]
[Dammed & Saved]
[Hypocrites & The Poor]

etc. etc.



Bible Quotes on "Father"
"Thou, O Jehovah, art our Father, our Redeemer."

          -Isaiah 63:16

"Behold the Lord Jehovah will come in strength. . .He shall feed His flock like a shepherd."

          -Isaiah 40:10,11

"They saw the God of Israel."

          -Exodus 24:10



Bible Quotes
"He who is greatest among you shall be your servant."

          -Matthew 23:11

"Servant"=being helpful to others for the sake of the Lord



Bible Quotes
"Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!  woe to you."

          -Matthew 23:24,25



Bible Quotes
"Serpents, brood of vipers!  How can you escape the condemnation of hell?"

          -Matthew 23:33

(This the Lord said to those in the church who appear outwardly righteous in their behavior but are hiding within their hatred and disdain of others.)



Bible Quotes
"But now, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand."

          -Isaiah 64:8


Bible Correspondences
(Spiritual Meaning)
Spice

= Trying to be good by obeying the Word (Charity)

Precious Stones

= Knowing the Word and its secrets of wisdom

Merchandise

= Riches & goods one acquires from the Word = knowledges

Sheba

= Knowledges of secrets from the Word (Celestial Things)

Tyre

= Traders of merchandise in spices & stones
= knowledges of faith in which charity descends

AC 1171:4


Bible Symbols
The States of Persons



Bible Verses
"Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, for I delight in it."

          -Psalms 119:35

  • WALK/PATH = obey
  • DELIGHT = love
  • COMMANDMENTS = the Lord's will



Bible Verses
"Blessed in the man who fears the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments.  Wealth and riches will be in his house, and his righteousness endures forever."

          -Psalms 112:1,3

  • BLESSED = being prepared for heaven.
  • FEAR LORD = fears to injure Him
  • DELIGHT IN COMMANDMENTS = to desire to do the right thing
  • WEALTH & RICHES = intellectual skills
  • HOUSE = memory & understanding
  • RIGHTEOUSNESS = orderly evolution
  • ENDURES = is assured by Lord



Bible Verses
"When I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me."

          -Micah 7:8

  • DARKNESS = lacking truth
  • LIGHT = truth from the Word



Bible Verses
"Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the number of them was ten thousand times then thousand, and thousands of thousands.  The the four living creatures said, "Amen!"  And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshipped Him who lives forever and ever."

          -Revelation 5:11,14

  • LIVING CREATURES = Cherubim
    • (good affections from the Lord)
    • (inner meaning of the Word)



Bible Verses
"Remove from me the way of lying.  And grant me Your law graciously.  I have chosen the way of truth.  I cling to your testimonies.  I will run in the way of your commandments."

          -Psalms 119:29-32

To choose. . .
To cling to. . .
To run in the way of. . .
 = to obey from love
Law
Way
Truth
Testimonies
Commandments
 =  knowing what rules & principles to follow



Bible Verses
"Thy word have I hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee."

          -Psalms 119:11

  • WORD = doctrine or teaching from Lord
  • HEART = will/love/intention/goal
  • SIN = delight of evil
Shunning evils in ourselves as sins against the Lord is the first of regeneration, and is accomplished through internalizing the Commandments, i.e., striving to do them out of desire to please the Lord.

Without this, we cannot stop sinning, hence, we cannot be saved from falsities & evils.



Bible Verses
"I create the increase of the lips, peace, peace, to him that is far off, and to him that is near saith Jehovah; and I heal him."

          -Isaiah 57:19

LIPS = doctrine/adoration/inner worship



Bible Verses
"Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye therefore prudent as serpents, and harmless as doves."

          -Matthew 10:16

  • WOLVES = those in the church who try to mislead others as to doctrine for their own gain.
  • SHEEP = those who are in good & truth.
  • SERPENTS = natural desirous prudence of truth
  • DOVES = natural desire for good



Bible Verses
"Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness."

          -Psalms 112:4

  • LIGHT = Diving Truth from the Word
  • DARKNESS = not knowing difference between good/evil & true/false
  • UPRIGHT = striving to obey the commandments in spirit & letter
When we constantly strive to obey the commandments of the Lord in the Word. . .

We are changed from a state of not-knowing truth to a state of knowing truth.



 

Bible Verses
"Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law."

          -Psalms 119:18

  • EYES/SEE = to understand
  • LAW = the Word; Bible; Commandments



Bible Verses
"And they shall build houses and shall not inhabit them, and they shall plant vineyards but shall not drink the wine thereof."

          -Zephaniah 1:12,13

  • BUILD HOUSES = construct knowledge, to understand reality.
  • NOT INHABIT = of no spiritual use (eternal life)
  • PLANT VINEYARDS = build accounts & explanations
  • NOT DRINK = useless; not serviceable for salvation
  • WINE = truth & understanding

This is said of those who do not shun evils as sins but misuse knowledge.



Bible Verses
"Philip said, Show us the Father.  Jesus said, . . .He that seeth Me seeth the Father."

          -John 14:8,9

  • GOD-WITH-US = Emmanuel
  • GOD-IN-FLESH = Son of God ("Truth")
  • GOD-SAVIOR = Jesus
  • GOD INVISIBLE = The Father ("Love")
  • GOD INVISIBLE made one with GOD VISIBLE = Love and Truth United
    • Jesus saying, "I and the Father are One (and the same)."
  • SON OF MAN = God visible as Divine-Man (=Jesus glorified)



Christian Concepts
Heaven & Hell
  1. We are born in Hell on earth & we are blocked from receiving goodwill & truethink.
  2. For awhile it's ok, but after death it's terrible, forever.
  3. Therefore we need to be saved before we die.
  4. We are saved by Jesus Christ of Nazareth as follows:
    1. From the Bible, through daily study, the Word gradually tells us what to do to change (repent).
    2. We must give up our violations of the commandments every day, every minute by Self-observation.
    3. To that extent we enter into Heaven.



Christian Concepts
The Works of Repentance Get us to Heaven
  1. Because we are born into the strong inclination to violate the Commandments,
  2. We must labor at self-discipline so as to oppose our inborn inclinations for hell.
  3. The violations we must stop doing are:
    1. DISHONESTY
      • Lying / cheating / giving false impressions / omitting & ignoring / forgetting / being / unfair / taking advantage / etc.
    2. LAZINESS
      • not studying / not being ambitious / giving excuses / giving up on Bible study / not listening to parents & legitimate authority figures / hiding / etc.



Christian Symbolism
  • EAST = the Lord & His Divine Love & Wisdom in clear reception
  • WEST = the same in obscure reception
  • BETHEL = the House of God = knowing about heavenly things
  • TENT = the holy things of faith
  • ALTAR = worship of the Lord (external)
  • MOUNTAIN = the Lord & heaven
  • CALLING ON THE NAME OF JEHOVAH = internal worship to the Lord
  • PROPHET = one who teaches truths of faith


The Clinical Categories of Human Behavior
  • Phase
  • Severity
  • Etiology
Horizontal Dimension (Successive Degrees)



Ten Commandments

General:

     The "Decalogue" (=10 words) was given by God on Sinai in 1450 B.C. to the children of Israel to indicate that they must be obeyed from religion (from thoughts about heaven & hell) and not merely from natural legal, philosophical, or moral reasons.  This is called the DOCTRINE OF SHUNNING ONE'S EVILS AS SINS AGAINST JESUS.



Ten Commandments

The First Commandment:
  • Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.

               -Exodus 20:3
               -Deuteronomy 5:7

LITERAL SENSE
(Historical)
SPIRITUAL SENSE
(Our Mind)
CELESTIAL SENSE
(Our Love to Lord)
Don't worship idols, magic, cults, strange religions, science, astrology, gurus, popes, saints, priests, charms & bracelets, etc. Don't worship as God any other image, concept, or idea but that of Jesus Christ, the Savior of mankind. The Soul and Spirit of Jesus is infinite & Eternal; it is Divine Love & Wisdom creating, redeeming, & regenerating every human being.



Ten Commandments

The Second Commandment:
  • Thou shalt not take the Name of Jehovah Thy God in vain.

            

NATURAL / LITERAL SPIRITUAL
(Church)
CELESTIAL
(Lord)
Don't use the names of God without reverence as in swearing or jest.  Also for the Word, the Bible and the things in church. Don't use any event or idea from the Bible in a non-religious way for profit or popularity or any other motive. The Human of Jesus is also Divine--the Divine Human.  from this comes all good & truth in us.



Ten Commandments

The Third Commandment:
  • Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.

               -Exodus 20:8-10
               -Deuteronomy 5:12,13

LITERAL / NATURAL / HISTORICAL SPIRITUAL
(One's Mind)
CELESTIAL
(One's Love to Lord)
Sabbath Day caps the week long combats & is holy because it marks the Lord's rest from labors on our behalf Each person is regenerated by the Lord through temptations that allow us to voluntarily give up delights from evil. After regeneration has begun we begin to feel the Peace of Sabbath, which is life security without fear & doubt with joy & zest/



Ten Commandments

The Fourth Commandment:
  • Honor thy Father and thy Mother.

               -Exodus 20:12
               -Deuteronomy 5:16

LITERAL / NATURAL / HISTORICAL SPIRITUAL
(One's Mind)
CELESTIAL
(One's Love to Lord)
Be obedient to your parents, teachers, and government officials by following their orders & being grateful for their help & services. Venerate & love God as your Father & the Church as your Mother, for these feed our minds. The Lord Jesus is our Heavenly Father and the universal church, or all believers & doers of good, is our Mother or communion of saints.



Ten Commandments

The Fifth Commandment:
  • Thou shalt not kill.
NATURAL / LITERAL / HISTORICAL SPIRITUAL 
(One's Mind)
CELESTIAL 
(One's Love to Lord)
Do not kill, wound, mutilate, injure another's body, mind, reputation, honor, status, & don't wish any of these. Do not cause others to belittle God, the Bible, the church, and all topic relating to the salvation of their souls. Do not crucify Jesus by feeling resentment against God, hatefulness against the church & ridicule of the Bible.



Ten Commandments

The Sixth Commandment:
  • Thou shalt not commit adultery.
LITERAL / NATURAL / HISTORICAL SPIRITUAL
(One's Mind)
CELESTIAL
(One's Love to Lord)
Do not be unchaste in will, thought, or act, or obscene in mind or words or interest & approval. Do not falsify the truths of the Word or defile the goods of the church, or support such views in any way. Do not deny the holiness of the Word nor profane it by mixing it with deceptions & lusts.



Ten Commandments

The Seventh Commandment:
  • Thou shalt not steal.
LITERAL / NATURAL / HISTORICAL SPIRITUAL
(One's Mind)
CELESTIAL
(One's Love to Lord)
Do not take away the goods of others, cheat at taxes or due payments, or perform a job badly & carelessly. Do not teach deliberately & for personal gain that which is false thus robbing others of the truths of religion & salvation. Do not rob God His omnipotence by feeling merit for what good you accomplish or truth you discover.



Ten Commandments

The Eighth Commandment:
  • Thou shalt not bear false witness against your neighbor
NATURAL / HISTORICAL SPIRITUAL
INTERIOR
CELESTIAL
INMOST
To accuse others falsely is forbidden, or to be hypocritical, or to gossip, or to plot evil, or lie, or give false impressions. To try to persuade others that good is bad, bad is good, truth is false, or false is truth is forbidden to do deliberately. To speak out against the Lord or Divine Truth is blasphemy or to simulate an interest in religion when it's not truly there.


Conceptual Movement, thus:
Innermost Circle

  • Love

  • Reason

  • Intellect

  • Truth

Outermost Circle

  • Memory-know

  • Use

Intellect is thus interior while memory-hm. is exterior, with reason in between.
Representatively:
Innermost Circle

  • Lamb

  • Asses

  • Mules

Outermost Circle

  • Horses

 

Logos--add to application 1

"In the Word there is frequent mention of horses, horsemen, mules, and asses;  and as yet no one intellect, of the reason, and of memory-knowledge."

-AC 1949

**Note that to grasp the meaning of this, it is important to know the direction.


Conceptualization
Religion Is:


Conceptualization

Striving

= In every act, thought, plan, experience, etc.


Conceptualization "Influx" & "Mind"
Children & Adults
Celestial Celestial - Spiritual
Spiritual
Spiritual - Rational
Rational
Memory-Knowledges (National - Rational)
Natural
**Instruction with memory-knowledges prepares vessels ("opens the mind") into which influx occurs
The "Natural-Rational"--Cognitive operations precede; (Egypt & Pharaoh)

Into these "opened vessels" then flow "spiritual-rational" cognitive operations. . .

& into them flow celestial cognitive operations (Wife/Sirai)

-AC 1495


Graphic Bible Concordance
Innermost Circle

  • Beasts of the Fields

  • Mountains

  • Goods

  • Drink

  • Rivers

  • Reason of Truths

  • Wild-Asses

 

Outermost Circle

  • Egypt

  • Springs

  • Knowledges

"Jehovah god shall send forth springs into rivers, they shall run among the mountains; they shall supply drink to every beast of the fields; the wild-asses shall quench their thirst (Ps. civ. 10, 11). "Springs" denote knowleges; the "Beasts of the Fields", goods; the "wild-asses", the truths of reason. [AC 1949 (4)]



Graphic Concept Map of Bible Concordance
Innermost Circle

  • Abram

  • Celestial

  • Beasts

  • Affection

  • Good

  • Love

  • Charity

  • Interior Man

  • Temptations

  • Faith

  • Truth

  • Spiritual

  • Desert

  • Intellect

  • Intelligence

  • Reason

  • Assyria

  • Wild-Ass

  • Ishmael

  • Isaac

  • Havilah

 

Outermost Circle

  • Egypt

  • Memory-knowledges

  • Hagar

  • Natural

  • Exterior Man

  • Jacob

  • Springs

(AC 1950-1955)

Some Bible Concordance in Graphic form



Correspondences
Ages of Man Infancy Youth Adult Age Old Age
States of the Year Spring Summer Autumn Winter
States of the Day Morning Noon Evening Night
States of the Church Golden Age Silver Age Bronze Age Iron Age
  1
Celestial
2
Spiritual
3
Natural
4
Corporeal
TIMES / DAYS / AGE = STATES



Correspondences

  • Memory-knowledges [natural]
             "Pharaoh;" "Egypt"
             "He-Asses;" "Menservants"
  • Possessions (in the service of spirit)
             "Flock & Herd"
  • Skills & Tools (of use to rational)
             "Camels"
  • Delights of Memory-Knowledges
             "She-Asses & Maid-Servants"

 

When the Lord was a child (Abram & Sarai in Egypt) He was captivated by the delights of truth in memory-knowledges.  But these were destroyed or subordinated to uses (or service to spiritual).  Memory-knowledges accumulate as a constuction of reality through sensory input (called one's "house"), (bed, room, closet, chamber).



Correspondences

  • BED (Couch) = doctrine we procure for ourselves
  • HOUSE = Our knowledge & intelligence which we accumulate
  • PICKUP BED & GO = to meditate or think from our doctrines
  • LIE DOWN IN. . .(SLEEP) = we think automatically and unconsciously from our doctrines and principles
 
Quotables of Christianity
"As the body lies down in its bed, so the mind, in its doctrine."

          -E. Swedenborg, Apocalypse Revealed (M.137)

Commentary on Mark 2:11, "I say unto you, Arise, and take up your bed, and go to your house."



Correspondences

  • LIPS = (doctrine) inner worship (adoration)
  • CLOSET = inner worship (prayer)
  • EARTH = the church (good & truth with people on earth
  • BABEL = falsification & adulteration of inner worship (while external appears holy.)
  • SHOULDER = to serve the Lord

Three Ancient Churches:  Good, Adulterated, and representative (Jewish). 
(Gen. 11:1-9) Tower of Babel Story.



Correspondences

  • GOLD = love / good
  • SILVER = faith / truth
  • IRON =  knowledges
  • SHIPS = knowledges
  • BREAD = love / good
  • WINE =  faith / truth
  • WATER = knowledges
  • SILVER = intelligence
  • GOLD = wisdom (good of. . .)
  • PURIFIED SILVER = divine truth
  • GARMENTS = knowledges
  • GODS OF GOLD =  evils / cupidities
  • GODS OF SILVER = falsities
  • SOUTH = intelligence
  • BETHEL = wisdom
  • JOURNEYS = learnings
  • TENT = faith / truths
  • ALTAR = worship / faith


The spectrum in U.S. Today 5-8-80


Discourse

=Verbal behavior at three levels of abstraction or organizations

I.  Particular Facts

 

II.  Specific Facts

III.  General Facts

I.  Outermost/Lowest Level of Discourse
  • Verbal behavior in the form of sensorimotor habits, e.g. labeling objects or feelings and describing the memory of an event (assertive discourse) selecting elements from one's knowledge to construct communicative messages under appropriate audience control (implicative discourse); constructing messages in applied meta-languages (charts, tests, application forms, catalogue, etc.) (Presuppositional Discourse)
  • Low Discourse ---Particular Facts:  What things are.
II.  First Internal/Intermediate Level of Discourse
  • Verbal behavior in the form of cognitive habits, e.g. assertive discourse:  explaining something known; defining or paraphrasing; quoting in context; abstracting; referencing;
  • Implicative Discourse:  constructing balanced arguments; performing standard rhetorical routines;
  • Presuppositional Discourse:  Justifying judgments and evaluations
  • Intermediate Discourse ---Specific facts:  how things are.
III.  Second Internal/High Discourse Level
  • Verbal behavior in the form of affective habits, e.g. assertive discourse = why something was done, the motives of the protagonists. Constructing "human interest" stories; writing drama or fiction; composing poems & songs; writing pieces of one's "autobiography;" entertaining listeners with topics;
  • Implicative Discourse = why something should be done or believed the ideals to be upheld.  Reading religious writings; talking about a book; planning & writing up research; recognizing styles & standards in discourse.
  • Presuppositional Discourse = why something exists, wisdom.  Constitutions & preambles; legislative bills; book reviews; commentaries on another's work; assessment.
  • High Discourse --- General facts:  why things are.



Discussion
THE BIBLE teaches us how

TO LIVE so that we can

TAKE THE WAY TO OUR HEAVENLY MANSIONS WITH JESUS.


Cain & Abel

-Dole, Vol. 1

Questions
  1. What was Cain's Occupation?
  2. What was Abel's?
  3. Why didn't the Lord accept Cain's offering?
  4. What do Cain and Abel represent?
Answers
  1. Cain was a farmer.
  2. Abel was a sheperd.
  3. The Lord knew Cain didn't really love Him.  He knew Cain was just looking for honor.
  4. Cain represents faith, Abel represents charity.



Jacob & Esau

-Dole, Vol. 1

Questions
  1. What do Esau and Jacob represent?
  2. Why did the Lord let Jacob take advantage of Esau?
  3. What is our birthright?
Answers
  1. Esau represents our natural will.  Jacob represents natural understanding.
  2. To show that we must not be led by our selfish will.
  3. Our birthright is the right to know and love the Lord!


Domain of Disturbance Function of Disturbance
  A.  Assertive B.  Implicational C. Presuppositioned
III. Affective
i)  Will
ii)  The Subconscious
iii)  The Spiritual Self
iv)  Religion; motivation
v)  Paralinguistics
  • High Attribution Error
  • Slips of the Tongue
  • Semantic Differential

7, IIIA

  •  Ego Strength
  • Self-Confidence
  • Trust

8, IIIB

  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Hallucinations
  • Stability
  • Stress
  • Mental Retardation

9, IIIC

II. Cognitive
i)  Understanding
ii)  The Conscious
iii)  The Rational Self
iv)  Morality; Rationality
v)  Semantics
  • Speech Impairment
  • Aphasia
  • Intelligence
  • Rebellious

4, IIA

  • Self-disclosure
  • Conformity
  • Repression
  • Psychoanalysis

5, IIB

  • Logotherapy
  • Violence
  • Aggression
  • Alcoholism
  • Geriatrics

6, IIC

I.  Sensorimotor
i)  Uses & Delights
ii)  The Natural Mind
iii)  The Automatic Self
iv)  Logic; Memory
v)  Lexical Networks
  • Anxiety Syndrome
  • Anxious
  • Oversensitive
  • Sociable
  • Extrovert
  • Introvert

1, IA

  • Fear Syndrome
  • Phobic
  • Shy
  • Critical
  • Behavior Model

2, IB

  • Excitement Syndrome
  • Excited
  • Enthusiastic
  • Energetic
  • Inventive
  • Inhibited
  • Drugs

3, IC

Vertical Dimension (Simultaneous Degrees) (Internalization Depth) Theoretical Approaches
  Legend

i) = Humanistic Theories
ii) =  Psychiatric Theories
iii) = Existential Theories
iv) = Psychological Theories
v) = Psycholinguistic Theories



The Evolution of Judeo-Christian Divinity
Hist. Period Identify Name Physical Manifestation in the Bible
Pre-Existent God & Messiah

A

Spirit & Word ("Wisdom")
Paradise (Eden) Elohim (El)

B

Adam, Angels, God-Man all in Spirit Bodies and visible all the time
East of Eden (Noah) (Pre & Post Flood) Shaddai, God, Almighty, Lord

C

God-Man visible during the day, or day-manifestation the the few Just.
Canaan (Promised Land) [Patriarchs & Israelites) Jehovah, Night Wisdom (Moon)

D

God-Man visible to the Just at night only
Mosaic Period & Judges Jehovah, Day Wisdom (Sun)

E

Routine manifestations in day-time but no direct vision of God-Man
Prophets & Kings Lord God of Israel

F

Jehovah no longer routinely visible at any time
Jesus (Trinity) Father & Son & Spirit

G

Incarnation of Jehovah
Messiah H Spirit Bodies


Hebrew Words
SHEKEL (Ancient Israeli coin) (Found in fish's mouth. Mat 17:27)



Knowing Definitions Hebrew Words
SHALOM

= peace
= wholeness
= good & truth conjoined in innocence
= heavenly delights

AMEN

= Verity
= Holy
= Divine Truth
= Height
= the Lord Christ God
= I believe it's true

HALELU-IAH

= Praise Jehovah
= Worship

RACA

= You fool
= Leads to hell to not forgive

BETH - EL

= Temple, (house-God) church, house of worship

ADAM

= ground; man & woman

EVE

= Life; love delights

HOSA - NA

= Salvation (help - please)

JESUS

= God saves
= Iah-shu) = Savior


Hebrew Lesson

[Ha-Kevess] The Lamb

[Ya-Yin] Wine

[Jehovah]


Abram Passed through the land, even unto the place Shechem.

-Gen 12:6 (AC 1440)

Shechem

= First light
=Advent Jehovah appeared to Abram (Lord) for the first time as celestial love in Himself (as an infant or child)

First He attained this state then it appeared to Him (Awareness comes after attainment)



  • Graphic
  • Bible
  • Concordance
Literal vs. Inner Meaning Illumination
"And Hagar bare Abram a son;. . .Ishmael

-Gen. 16:15 (AC 1959)

What Angels Understand
Innermost Circle

Good of Love, Affection

Rational Truth: "son"

Outermost Circle

Memory-knowledges

What People Understand
Innermost Circle

 

Abram

 

Ishmael

Outermost Circle

Hagar

"The life of the affection of memory knowledges brought forth the rational" [AC 1964]



"It was stated above that by Abram is represented the Lord's internal man, or what is the name, His Divine celestial and spiritual; by Isaac the Lord's interior man, or His Divine rational, and by Jacob the Lord's exterior man, or His Divine natural." (AC 1950)
Innermost Circle

  • Abram

  • Internal Man

  • Divine Celestial

  • Isaac

  • Interior Man

  • Divine Rational

Outermost Circle

  • Jacob

  • Exterior Man

  • Divine Natural



AC 5620

Innermost Circle

  • Butter

  • Gold

  • Oil

  • Fat

  • Wheat

  • Bread

  • Mountain

  • Wood

 

  • Bitter

  • Fish

  • Fine flower

  • Barley

  • Fountain

  • Wine

  • River

  • Water

  • Linen

  • Silver

  • Spicy odors

  • Milk

  • Stone

  • Fig

Outermost Circle

  • Valley

  • Nuts

  • Fruits

  • Sweet

  • Honey

  • Bronze

  • Iron

  • Hair


"Man is a Bethel,--when he is in the celestial things of knowledges."

-AC 1453:2

"The New Jerusalem is on the south."

-AC 1458:3

South

= in good and truth
(meridies = noon)(summer)

"The labor of Egypt, and the merchandise of Cush, and with the sabeans,. . .shall be there."

-Isaiah 45:14 (AC 1164:5)

Memory-knowledges & knowledge of spiritual things are serviceable to you who acknowledge the Lord.



MEANING OF NAMES
JESUS OF NAZARETH
  • JESUS
    • Savior
    • Divine Love & Wisdom
    • Divine Man
    • Regeneration
    • Our heaven
  • Nazareth (Nazarene) Nazarites/Nazariteship
    • Hair
    • Divine Natural in ultimates (external Divine Human)
  • Jesus of Nazareth
    • The Savior of all mankind appearing in Divine ultimates as a Man on earth.  (AC 6437)
  • Jesus of Nazareth
    • Divine Love & Wisdom receivable by each person for all times & without which a person is and remains in hell for all times.


Memorization
"He who has MY commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me. . .He who does not love Me does not keep My Word. . ."

          -John 14:21,24

to LOVE JESUS = to do His commandments
e.g.
  1. Don't be selfish
  2. Be nice
  3. Tell the truth
  4. Do your best
  5. Help others
  6. Don't be lazy
  7. Read the Bible
  8. Be faithful to Church



Memorization
"For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of."

          -Luke 6:45

= Goodwill (Bad) [Heart]
  • Truethink (False) [Mind}
  • Rightspeak (Wrong) [Strength]

 

  • IRREVERENCE FOR GOD = Swearing
  • LOVE OF SELF COWARDICE = Lying
  • LOVE OF DOMINATING = Teasing
  • LOVE OF OBEYING COMMANDMENTS = Praising the Lord



Memorization Practice
"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?"  And He said to him:  "You shall love with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.  this is the great and first commandment.  and a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets."

          -Matthew 22:36-40

QUIZ
  • Matthew
  • Teacher
  • The Great & First Commandment in the Law
  • To love with the
    • Heart
    • Soul
    • Mind
  • The Law & The Prophets



Memorization
". . .whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave; even as the son of man came not to the served but to serve. . ."

          -Matthew 20:26-28

To be a servant/slave

= to serve others
= to be good & useful to others & society
= to learn & do useful skills
= to acquire talents by effort (e.g. homework, cleaning jobs, remembering promises, being generous/kind, etc.)

 



Memorization
"Truth is made good by a life according to it."

          - AR 378
          - Apocalypse Revealed by Emanuel Swedenborg (1668-1771)



Memorization
"I am the vine, you are the branches.  He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing."

          -John 15:5

  • FRUIT = Good uses
  • He that bears much fruit = He that learns to do things
    • Rightly
    • Faithfully
    • Sincerely
    • & Justly
  • PERSON = Tree

 



Memorization:  Verses & Discussion
"For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them."

          - Matthew 18:20

2 or 3
  • Good & Truth
  • Love & Faith
  • 2 = Love (Conjoining)
  • 3 = Faith (Truth; Rational; Conceptualizing)
Gathered Together

= Worship
= Bible Study

In MY Name

= in the name of Jesus Christ
= for the sake of good & truth

There am I

= that's the way we get conjoined to God
= solution
= heaven



Memorization:  Verses & Discussions
"Ye shall go after Jehovah your God and ye shall fear Him, that ye may keep His commandments and hear His voice and serve Him and cleave unto Him."

          - Deuteronomy 13:4

To Fear God

= To be afraid to injure Him by sinning
= To obey His Commandments

Hear His Voice

          = To do what He commands

Serve Him

          = To be good to others for His sake

Cleave unto Him

          = To do all things because of Him, without exceptions

  • JEHOVAH = Invisible Loving Savior
  • GOD =  Divine Truth
  • LORD = Loving Father
  • CHRIST = God = Divine Man
  • JESUS = Visible Loving Savior


Haman
Gideon
Gabriel
Goliath
Darius 

--- Daniel

Dalila
Dagon
Cleopas


Keturah

-Abraham's wife after Sarah

Jonathan

-David

Jesse
Job

-Uz

John

-James/Zebedee

Cyrus

-Persia/Babylonian Exile

Asher

-8th Son of J.

Mephibosheth

-Jonathan's lame son

Phinehas

-Grandson of Aaron, son of Eliere

Phope

-Deaconess

Potiphar

-Captain of Guards

Hannah

-Wife of Elkanah, mother of Samuel

Ham


  • Paraclete
  • Spirit of Truth 47357
  • Divine Proceeding
  • Holy Spirit
  • Spirit of God
  • Divine Truth from Divine Love
  • Spirit of Jehova
  • Angel of the Lord
Trinity within the Lord
  • Divine Love (Father) OT
  • Divine Truth (Son)NT
  • TT -- Divine Proceeding (H.S.)
The Divine Human with each person
The writings cannot be the Divine Word unless they have a hidden inner sense.  This is evident from the observation that there are errors or "slips of the pen" in them, as well as outdated scientific illustrations.  Since the writings were given for all times, the outdated examples & errors are appearances that contain a spiritual & eternal sense.  This is analogous to the Old & New Testaments.


Numbers in the Bible (Game)
  • 1  God of Heaven & Earth
  • 1  Eldest son (Coin & Able) (Ishmael & Isaac) (Esau & Jacob)
  • 2  Great Commandments (Love the Lord & Neighbour)
  • 2  Tablets of the Hour (One for Lord, One for Neighbour)
  • 2  Witnesses
  • 2  Sisters waiting upon Jesus (Martha & Mary)
  • 3  Days journey from Jerusalem
  • 3  Angels visiting Abraham bye the tent in desert
  • 3rd day of the Resurrection
  • 3  Kings of Sodom
  • 3  Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob)
  • 4  Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Jake, John)
  • 5  Loaves of bread fed the thousands
  • 5  Fishes (ditto)
  • 6  Days of creation
  • 7th day of rest (Sabbath, Sunday)
  • 7  Churches addressed by the Lord
  • 8th day of circumcision



Numbers in the Bible (Game)
  • 28 Cubits; length of each curtain in tabernacle (Ex 26:2)
  • 50 Loops in tabernacle curtain (Ex 26:5)
  • 50 Claps of Gold (Ditto) (Ex 26:6)
  • 10 Cubits shall be the length of a frame (Acacia wood; for the tabernacle upright) (Ex 26:16)
  • 4 Pillars of acacia overlaid with gold upon which the veil of the tabernacle was hung; "veil of blue & purple & scarlet stuff & fine twined linen." (Ex 26:31-32)
  • 12 (Precious) stones in the "breast plate of judgment) (Ex 28:21)



Numbers in the Bible (Game)
  • 9
  • 10 Commandments
  • 10 Plagues of Egypt
  • 10th Part of an Ephah
  • 10th of ti thing
  • 12 Tribes of Israel (Children of Jacob)
  • 40 Years in the desert
  • 40 Days of temptation
  • 70 Disciples sent out by the Lord
  • 144,000 in Heavenly Procession
  • 600,000 Jesus, men leaving Egypt
  • Countless = "as the dust of the earth" (descendents of Abram, Gen 13:16)

 


The Organization of Discourse
  • Genetic Culture through Influx
  • Dual Citizenship
  • Technology of Discourse for Human Elevation
  • Horizontal, Successive, Developmental States

 

Vertical, Simultaneous Domains I
External Self, Natural States, General Facts, Assertions
II
Rational Self, Spiritual States, Specific Facts, Implications
III
Spiritual Self, Celestial States, Particular Facts, Presuppositions
Themes of Discourse
A.  Will, Right Brain Affective, Domain of Human Affairs (Origin of Behavior) 1.  Control of Dialog (Dramatic or Relationship Content of Discourse) Impulse Value:  
  • Loves
  • Affections
  • Ideals
  • Strivings
  • Purposes
  • Motives
  • Intentions
  • Cathexes
  • Attractions
Religious Perspective:
  • Unquestioned
  • Assumptions
    • About Good & truth
    • About Eschatology
    • About Generativity
  • Harmony/Disharmony
  • Dominance/Altruism
B.  Understanding, Left Brain Cognitive, Domain of Human Affairs (Cause of Behavior) 2.  Control of Prose (Intellectual Content of Discourse) Rational Structure:
  • Understandings
  • Rationality
  • Reasonings
  • Justifyings
  • Explainings
 
  • Variety
  • Dissonance
  • Reform
  • Cooperation
C.  Uses Sensorimotor, Domain of Human Affairs (Effect in Behavior) 3.  Control of Expressive Style (Emotional Content of Discourse)    
  • Happiness
  • Standard of Living
  • Competencies
A---B---C
  • Literal Meaning 
  • Surface Level
  • Historical-Legal Logic
  • Foundation
  • Spiritual Meaning
  • Underlying Level
  • Symbolic Logic
  • First Floor
  • Celestial Meaning
  • Deep Level
  • Theology
  • Top Floor
 


Comprehensive Discourse Analysis
Horizontal Dimension:  Successive Degrees
  • Function
  • Development
  • Analysis
Domain of Discourse Function of Discourse
  A.  Assertion B.  Implication C.  Presupportion
III.
Paralinguistics
i)  Grammars
ii)  Cognitive Behavior
iii)  Goal Organization
  • Situation; extra linguistic features
  • Motivation; affect
  • Affective Library Skills

7, IIIA

  • Psychodynamics;
  • Personality;
  • Attitude;
  • Perception;
  • Communication

8, IIIB

  • Ethnicity;
  • Sociodynamics
  • Social Class
  • Minority group;
  • Assimilation;
  • Whorl;

9, IIIC

II.
Semantic
i)  Grammars
ii)  Cognitive Behavior
iii) Technical Procedures or Processing Steps
  • Neurolinguistics;
  • Structure;
  • Context;
  • Definition; 
  • Denotation;
  • Cognitive Literary Skills; Search Behavior

4, IIA

  • Rationality
  • Case Grammer;
  • Implications;
  • Inferences;
  • General Semantics

5, IIB

  • Morphophonemic;
  • Etymology;
  • Applied Psycholinguistics;
  • Theory of Prompts

6, IIC

I. 
Lexical
i)  Registers
ii)  Sensorimotor Behavior
iii)  Content Characteristics
  • dialectology
  • Styles;
  • Paraphrase
  • Memory;
  • Vocabulary
  • Catalogues;
  • Fields

1, IA

  • Parsing;
  • Trees;
  • Outlines;
  • Indices;
  • Descriptors;
  • Subject Headers;
  • Abstracts

2, IB

  •  Interviewing;
  • Language Teaching
  • Content Analysis
  • Conversational Analysis

3, IC

Vertical Dimension:  Simultaneous Degrees
  • Domain
  • Depth
  • Topic
  • Synthesis
Legend

i) = Linguistic Theory
ii) = Psycholinguistic Theory
iii) = Information Theory


A Parallel Cross-Denominational Glossary of Spiritual Concepts
Spiritual Concepts Cross-Denominational Equivalents Spiritual Science
  Judaism Christianity Mohammedanism Buddhism  
Identity of Spiritual God head who establishes Covenant with Humankind Lord God Jehovah, Elohim, Wisdom Lord God Jehovah, Elohim, Christ Lord God Jehovah, Elohim, Allah, Lord of the Words Buddha Lord Taxonomic Hierarchy of Beings
Chief Prophets & Human Presenters, & Scriptures Abraham-I-J Moses, Isaiah, Hillel, Holy Bible (OT) Abraham-I-J Moses, Isaiah, Jesus Holy Bible Abraham, I-J Moses, Ishmael, Mohammed Pentateuch & Koran Buddha, Amida Numerous Scriptures Each historical figure has his own special revelation.
Resurrection of the Dead, Day of Judgment, and the Kingdom of God Resurrection, Day of Judgment, Kingdom, World to Come Resurrection, Day of Judgment, Kingdom, Apocalypse Resurrection, Day of Judgment, World to Come Pure Land, Other Shore, Enlightenment Evolutionary Historical Survey through the Akashic Record
Fate of the Souls of unrepenting Evil-doers, Non-believers Gehenem, Place of Darkness Satan Hell, Fires, Pit of Darkness, Satan, Devil Torment of the fire Suffering, Self-delusion, Karma, Samsara Kamaloka & New Karma, Lucifer, Ahriman
Prayer & Public Worship; Denominational & Historical Symbols; Spiritual communion & Communication Offerings, Synagogues, Temples, Festivals, Menorah, David's Star, Jerusalem, Inspiration, Prophesy, Angel Apparitions Offerings, Church, Festival, Cross, Eucharyst, Jerusalem, Inspiration, Prophesy, Angel Apparitions Offerings, Pilgrimage, Minaret, Mecha, Prayer Beads, Spiritual Apparitions & Beings Offerings, Brotherhood, Buddha's Statue, Lotus Position, Meditation, Prayer Beads, Spiritual Apparitions & Beings Meditation; Study of Religious; Supersensible Perception; Intercourse with Spirit Beings; Intuition Freedom


People in the Word
Old Testament
  • Abraham
  • Isaac
  • Jacob
  • Joseph
  • Moses
  • Aaron
  • Joshua
  • Samuel
  • Saul
  • David
  • Solomon
  • Isaiah
  • Daniel
  • Elijah
New Testament
  • John the Baptist
  • Virgin Mary
  • Matthew
  • Mark
  • Luke
  • John
  • Peter
  • Lazarus
  • Zaccheas
  • Nicodemus
  • Martha & Mary
  • Mary Magdalene
  • Herod & Pilate


Places in the Word
  • Jerusalem
    • Worship & Doctrine of the Church
  • Canaan
    • The Lord's Kingdom on earth or the church
  • Judah/Judea
    • see Canaan
  • Jordan
    • Repentance & Initiation
  • Egypt
    • Memory-knowledges of the Word
  • Bethlehem
    • House of Bread or the Lord as to Divine Good
  • Sodom & Gomorrah
    • Evils & falses or trues adulterated
  • Babylon
    • Falsified trues of the Word
  • Gehenna/Sheol/Hades/Great Lake of Fire
    • The Hells


Prayer/Worship
Fill in the blank. . .
"Let us pray.  Our heavenly _______________, we ask that ________________.  Amen."
"Lord Jesus, we thank You for _____________.  Amen."


Principal Duties of the Faithful:  A Cross-Denomination Chart
Judaism Christianity Mohammedanism Buddhism Spiritual Science
Continuous affirmation of the unity of Lord God & the worship of his Name Love of Lord God & His worship through His son, Christ Resignation & Surrender [="Muslim"] to Lord God Attainment of Enlightenment through the practice of Buddha's Dharma (Techniques) Anthroposophical study & Practice
Doing God's Commandments & Waiting for the Messiah & the Kingdom Love of People & Waiting for the Kingdom Belief in God's Messengers ("Sent"):
  • Abraham
  • Ishmael
  • Isaac
  • Jacob
  • Moses
  • Jesus
  • the Prophets
Working for the Brotherhood & Universal Enlightenment Reading Akashic Record & Interact with Spirit Beings
Study of Old Testament Bible & Belief in it Study of Old & New Testament Bible & Belief in it Study of Koran & Belief in it Study of Scriptures relating to Buddha's Teaching & Belief in it C-B:  Education, Science & Art
  Seeking & Finding Grace in Christ Jesus      


Prior Period

I.  Pre-Existent:  Messiah, Torah, Holy Spirit
II.  Existent:  The Deep, Water, Darkness, Chaos, Wind 

Days of Creation Objects of Creation
1.  Sunday Angels, Souls, Light, Day, Night
2.  Monday Firmament, Heaven
3.  Tuesday Earth, Seas, Vegetation
4.  Wednesday Stars, Sun, Moon, Seasons
5.  Thursday Water Life, Air Life (non-carnivorous)
6.  Friday Earth Life (Land animals, Insects), Man & Woman (Vegetarians)
7.  Sabbath Spiritual communion with God (Holy Spirit)


Proverbs
"Idleness is the devil's pillow."

-Emanuel Swedenborg in The Divine Wisdom, XI (p. 452), 17

The mind devoted to work from the love of uses (love of being occupied or useful) (rightly, faithfully, sincerely, & justly) is withheld from the delight of fraud & malice, idle conversation & feasting, & there the Lord can dwell.


   

Quotable Christians
"Pessimism is essentially a religious disease."

-William James
     Is Life Worth Living. (p.39)(1985)

"[Pessimism} consists in nothing but a religious demand to which there comes no normal religious reply." (ditto)
Quotable Christians
"Riches with every one have a quality, according to the uses to which they are applied."

- E. Swedenborg
     Arcana Coelestia, N.771

Riches

= the knowledges of good and truth from doctrine

Vessels of Silver and Gold
   
External Knowledge   Truth   Good
RICHES
Adulterated & perverted to evil uses by the wicked Applied to life & Made one's own by the good


Quotable Christians
"Man is not in heaven until he doeth truths from willing them."

-E. Swedenborg
     Arcana Coelestia, n 9227

  • Being in Heaven = Lawful or innocent uses & wisdom
  • Doing truths from willing them = Love of doing good

Doing Good

That only appears good That is interiorly good
Out of gain, honour, reputation, life Out of love of doing the Lord's truth


Quotable Christians
"The understanding is man's internal right."

-E. Swedenborg
     Arcana Coelestia, n. 9227

N.B.
  • All truths are from the Word or, revelation
  • Before our Bible there was another Word & Church, from which people received truths
  • If the Bible disappeared, all truths would perish & civilization would cease
  • Sight
  • Light
  • Lamp
  • Sun
  • Moon
  • Stars

All symbolize:  Truths of faith from theWord [Church Doctrinals]


". . .I will raise unto David a righteous offshoot. . . and this is His name. . .Jehovah our Righteousness"

"Is Meshiach name Hashem?" Rex Jakobovits (as a child)

AC 1736 Q. Jer. 23:5,6


Reading-Drama

  • The sheep on right
  • The goats on left
  • Heaven & Hell
  • Mutual love & charity
  • Begets heaven & eternal bliss/life
  • Selfishness & cruelty begets punishment in hell

- Matthew 25:31-46


Reformation/Regeneration = Getting
7.  Zion (Illustrations) Celestial Things (Inmost Sense)
6.  Israel (Correspondences) Spiritual Things (Inner Sense)
5.  Assyria (Doctrinses Rational Things (Moral Sense)
4.  Egypt (Memory-know) Natural Things (Historical Sense)
"all of which succeed one another."

-AC 1462:3

"In that day shall Israel be third with Egypt and with Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the land." 

-(Isa. 19:23) AC 1462:3



Prior to regeneration, the interior of our natural is occupied by evil and falses inherited from the mother.

After regeneration, this evil is dispersed by the Lord (Conquest of Canaan)

However the Father's inherited side remains to eternity.

-AC 1444

And the Canaanite was then in the lamb.  --Genesis 12:6

And into the land of Canaan they came.


Religious Concepts:  Discussion
Who is the greatest in heaven?

He or She who is more willing than others to serve & obey the commandments of the Word.

  • Raise your hand if you might be willing to serve & obey more than others
To Serve & Obey the Law:
  • Evidence -- Witness Observe
  • Letting others go first, if they want to
  • Letting others win, if they want to
  • Refusing to lie
  • Being thorough in jobs
  • Studying Bible everyday
  • Caring about others' wishes
  • Refusing to sneak

etc. etc.  NO NO to Devil

 

Similarity Index = C/N x 100 C = Number of overlapping items (Correspondences)
N = Number of items of comparison
  • J & C = 99%
  • J & B = 60%
  • C & B = 55%
  • J & M = 80%
  • C & M = 80%
  • M & B = 20%
  J C M B
Trumpets X X X -
Soul & Sin X X X X
Hell - Fire X X X -
Feeding the Poor X X X X
Life after Death X X X X
Inspiration by Holy Spirit X X - X
Praise the Name X X X X
Covenant with Abraham X X X -
Buddha - - - X
Jesus Christ - X - -
Moses X X X -
Covenant X X X -
Creating Story by Lord God X X X -
Apostles X X X X
Prophets X X X -
Resurrection X X X -
Day of Judgment X X X -
Messiah/Son X X - -
Public & Private Worship X X X X
Jehovah God X X X -
Holy Scriptures from God (Denominational) X X X X
Non-believers are wicked (Denominational) X X X X
Do good works X X X X
Guardian Angels & Spirit Beings of God's Host X X - -
Forgive others X X X X
God's will only (pleasure) X X X X
Solvable Temptations to Believers X X X -
Everlasting life X X X X
Social justice (no cheating X X X X
Offspring reunited at Resurrection X- X- X- -
Spirit possession X X X X
The righteous will be justified X X X  
God Creates through the Word X X X -



GOD'S ATTRIBUTES J C M B
Merciful X X X X
Mighty X X X X
Wise X X X X
Omniscient X X X X
Omnipresent X X X X
Compassionate X X   X



2/5/80

The concept of the "collective evolution" [and at times, that of "the Kingdom come"] tends to veil over the aspirations to perfection [and indeed, the perfection itself!] of (the single) generational cohort (and, as well, of the single person). . .


According to Swedenborg . . .
. . . to love is to will that what is one's own be another's.
. . . to love the self is to desire that what is another's be one's own.
..... hell is not punishment for evil deeds, and heaven is not a reward for good works; instead, they are both habits of life we delight in.
      we are as-of self automatons, vessels into which goods and truths from the Lord flow in and appear as our own.



According to Swedenborg . . .
. . . to "love the neighbour" does not mean to love the person, but rather, to love the person's sincerity, wisdom, and goodwill; for when we love these things in the person, we love the things of the Lord in and with the person.  This also means that we must not love the things in a person that are insincere, wrong, and selfish.



According to Swedenborg . . .
. . . to "love the Lord" means to love the things that are from the Lord with every person; these things are:
  • sincerety
  • wisdom
  • goodwill

Thus, when we try to be sincere, try to obey His Commandments, and try to wish well and will well to others, then we love the Lord, and only then.


(1168-1773)
Swedenborg's Structure of "The Human Mind"
(Contemporary)
Corresponding Behavioral Indicator of the Human Mind
Divine-Spiritual Affective Domain
Religion vs. Humanism/Morality

HUMAN MOTIVATION

Influx (Internal Environment)
Human-Rational Cognitive Domain
Positive vs. Negative Bias

HUMAN COGNITION

Sensory Input (External Environment)  
Animal-Natural Sensorimotor Domain
Love of Uses vs. Gain & Equity

HUMAN EXPRESSION


Symbols of the Church
  • The SNAKE = To love & pursue delights from evil acts
  • The DRAGON = False beliefs in the church due to  one's refusal to give up delights from evil acts
  • WHITE = Truth & Innocent obedience to the Lord
  • BLACK = Mourning & grief or fear & evil
  • DARKNESS = When we have all trues falsified & all goods misused.
  • MORNING = When we are near to the Lord through obeying His commandments

also:  Day (Morning) vs. Night (Darkness)


Symbols of the Church
  • The LAMB = the Divinity of Jesus
  • The CROSS = the conquest of death through resurrection of each believer
  • The DOVE = the giving of the Holy Spirit so that we many know what is Diving Truth
  • The PRIEST = the work of Divine Salvation whereby we are regenerated
  • The ALTAR = the Lord's Body which is the same of all our goods & true as we worship Him
  • The GARMENTS of the PRIEST = the teachings of the church taken from the Bible
  • The BREAD & WINE of Communion

Bread -- Body of Christ -- Divine Love -- The Word

Wine -- Blood of Christ -- Divine Truth -- The Word

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