December 25, 2015

We are Because God IS

A portion of a passage from Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg
["I think, therefore I am" coined by the French philosopher René Descartes in his Discourse on Method corrected should be "We are because God is."]*
  • Divine essence is love and wisdom
  • Divine love and wisdom are substance itself and form itself, and the one and only absolute
  • God created the universe and everything in it from Himself and not from nothing
It follows from this that every created thing, and above all the human being and the love and wisdom in him, have real existence, and do not exist only in idea. For unless God were infinite, there would be nothing finite. So, too, unless the infinite were omni- or all- , there would be nothing real. And unless God created all things from Himself, there would be nothing at all.

In a word: We are because God is.

(Divine Providence 46:3)
*added by editor