2 Kings 1:16

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16 And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron, is it not because there is no God in Israel to inquire of his word? therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

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Verse 16. And thence perception, that it is according to Divine Order, that since the wicked have sought salvation from the extreme evils and falsities of faith alone which is barren and desolate; and have neglected interior good and its truth, which are peculiar to the true spiritual church; therefore they cannot separate themselves from their false doctrine, and must be entirely vastated.

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Arcana Coelestia 2534