August 18, 2015

A Revelation or Word is the General Recipient Vessel of Spiritual and Celestial Things

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~Emanuel Swedenborg
... it has been necessary that of the Lord's Divine Providence some revelation should come into existence, for a revelation or Word is the general recipient vessel of spiritual and celestial things, thus conjoining heaven and earth; and that without it they would have been disjoined, and the human race would have perished. And besides it is necessary that there should be heavenly truths somewhere, by which man may be instructed, because he was born for heavenly things, and, after the life of the body, ought to come among those who are heavenly; for the truths of faith are the laws of order in the kingdom in which he is to live forever.
(Arcana Coelestia 1775)