January 30, 2017

The Five Precepts Doctrinal of the Faith and Charity of the New Church

From Conjugial Love ~ Emanuel Swedenborg
The doctrinal ideas of the Church which is meant by the 'New Jerusalem' are as follows:
    (1) There is one God, in whom is the Divine Trinity, and He is the Lord Jesus Christ.
    (2) Saving faith is to believe in Him.
    (3) Evils are to be shunned as sins, because they are of the devil and from the devil.
    (4) Goods are to be done, because they are of God and from God.
    (5) They are to be done by a man as of himself; yet he must believe that they are from the Lord with him and through him.
(Conjugial Love 82)