Spiritual things can be seen by us when we are released from physical sight and the sight of our spirit is opened.
That all who have ever been born men from the beginning of creation, and are deceased, are either in heaven or in hell, follows from those things which have been said and shown in the preceding article, namely, that Heaven and Hell are from the human race.
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In the spiritual body moreover, man appears such as he is with respect to love and faith, for everyone in the spiritual world is the effigy of his own love, not only as to the face and the body, but also as to the speech and the actions.
I am well aware that many will say that no one can possibly speak with spirits and angels so long as he lives in the body; and many will say that it is all fancy, others that I relate such things in order to gain credence, and others will make other objections.
|Birth:||29th January, 1688|
|Death:||29th March, 1772|
|Profession:||Philosopher, Scientist, Theologian, Writer|
Emanuel Swedenborg was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, theologian, and writer. He is best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell. He studied physics, mechanics, geography, astronomy, and mathematics. He had a prolific career as an inventor and scientist. While his early life comprised of science study and discoveries, his later life focused on the spiritual aspects of life, where he experienced dreams and visions. He claimed that he was appointed by the Lord to pen down a heavenly doctrine to reform Christianity. His work also includes explanation on the theory of Trinity and on the doctrine of salvation. For the remaining 28 years of his life, he wrote eighteen published theological works, and several more which were unpublished. He termed himself a "Servant of the Lord Jesus Christ" in True Christian Religion, a work he published himself.
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