Spiritual Experiences #3918

Door Emanuel Swedenborg
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3918. In man there is nothing true

Scientific [truths] were portrayed to me by variations of a form, and falsity by a twisting back of those variations. While I was absorbed in this portrayal, certain spirits at that time were maintaining that in man also an aptitude for truth should exist, and that thus variations of form also proper to man could exist, by means of a progression forward, portraying truth. While some spirits were of the conviction that truth can exist as man's own, others [thought] that then the variations of form could be led forward by the Lord, into which His life would flow, and that then truth would be displayed.

  
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Thanks to the Academy of the New Church, and Bryn Athyn College, for the permission to use this translation.