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(without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.
1842. Excerpt: ... "This continuation of life is what is understood
by the resurrection. The reason why men believe that they are not
to rise again before the last judgment, when also every visible
object of the world is to perish, is because they have not
understood the Word; and because sensual men place their life in
the body, and believe that unless this were to live again, it would
be all over with the man. "The life of man after death is the life
of his love and the life of his faith, hence such as his love and
such as his faith had been, when he lived in the world, such his
life remains to eternity. It is the life of hell with those who
have loved themselves and the world above all things, and the life
of heaven with those who have loved God above all things and their
neighbors as themselves. The latter are they that have faith, but
the former are they that have not faith. The life of heaven is what
is called eternal life, and the life of hell is what is called
death." Again: it is said in the Arcana Coelestia, by Emanuel
Swedenborg, that "man rises immediately after death, and then
appears to himself in the body altogether as in the world, with
such a face, with such members, arms, hands, feet, breast, belly,
loins; yea also when he sees himself and touches himself, he saith
that he is a man as in the world; nevertheless it is not his
external principle, which he carried about in the world, that he
sees and touches, but it is the internal principle, which
constitutes that very human principle which lives, and which had an
external principle about it or out of singular the things belonging
to itself, whereby it could be in the world, and act suitably to
its situation there in the performance of its functions; the
earthly corporeal principle is no longer of any use to...
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