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Spiritual Growth and How It Works

By Emanuel Swedenborg
Introduction by Lee van Laer

Swedish scientist-turned-seer Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) described regeneration, or spiritual growth and rebirth, as a lifelong process of transforming our inner selves through acts of love and kindness. This book brings together excerpts from his theological writings that illustrate how—and why—this earth-based, love-focused process works. Read more

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Jump to: Repentance Reformation and Regeneration   Regeneration is the word that Swedenborg uses to describe our growth as spiritual beings—a process of being “created anew” as spiritual people who are bound for heaven. We are all born into natural, worldly life. We have no choice about this. But our birth into spiritual life is, indeed, […] Read more

Swedenborg & Life Live Recap: The 12 Disciples in Us — 3/17/19

Watch the full episode here! The number twelve has deep spiritual significance in the Bible, but what does that mean for us? In this episode, hosts Curtis Childs and Jonathan Rose reveal what eighteenth-century theologian Emanuel Swedenborg learned about the twelve disciples in each of us. This theme was inspired by a viewer question that […] Read more

Swedenborg & Life Live Recap: The Gates to Heaven and Hell — 01/13/20

Everyone has heard of the pearly gates to heaven and the doorway to hell, but in this episode, we ask why there are gates in the spiritual world in the first place. Hosts Curtis Childs and Jonathan Rose study eighteenth-century theologian Emanuel Swedenborg’s accounts of heaven and hell to teach us what these gates truly mean. Read more

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