October 14, 2015

Man Created to Receive Love and Wisdom

From Conjugial Love ~ Emanuel Swedenborg
... man was created to receive love and wisdom from God, and yet all likeness as if it were from himself, and this for the sake of reception and conjunction; and that for this reason man is not born into any love, nor into any knowledge, nor even into any power of loving or becoming wise of himself; and therefore if he ascribes every good of love and every truth of wisdom to God he becomes a living man; but if he ascribes them to himself he becomes a dead man. ...
(Conjugial Love 136)