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2 When I had heard all that, I went to them (since I was in my spirit) and said, Here I am. What's your concern One of them I heard later that he was a German, a native of Saxony speaking with the tone of authority, immediately said, Where did you get the audacity to overturn the worship that has been established in the Christian world for so many centuries, the practice of calling on God the Father as Creator of the universe, his Son as its Mediator, and the Holy Spirit as its Effecter You...

God the Creator

SINCE the time of the Lord, the Christian church has passed through various ages it has gone from infancy to extreme old age. Its infancy occurred when the apostles were alive and were preaching two things throughout the whole world repentance and faith in the Lord God the Savior, as one can see from these words in the Acts of the Apostles To both Jews and Greeks Paul proclaimed repentance before God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 20 21). It is worth noting that several months ago the...

The Creation of the Universe

In the physical world, these two comparable things, the heat and the light, that radiate from this sun are material and are called physical. So are all the things in this world that come about from this heat and light. 4 (4) In both worlds there are three levels. They are called vertical levels. These result in the three areas where the three angelic heavens are set up. They also result in the three levels of the human mind, which correspond to the three angelic heavens. Everything else both...

The Faith of the New Heaven and the New Church

THE faith of the new heaven and the new church3 is stated here in both universal and specific forms to serve as the face of the work that follows, the doorway that allows entry into the temple, and the summary that in one way or another contains all the details to follow.4 I say the faith of the new heaven and the new church because heaven, where there are angels,5 and the church, in which there are people, act together like the inner and the outer levels6 in a human being. People in the church...

Gods Omnipotence Omniscience

Power and presence everywhere on earth come from the sun's heat and light. In fact, the heat of the sun in the spiritual world (the sun that surrounds Jehovah God) is essentially divine love, and its light is essentially divine wisdom. Clearly then, omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence are attributes of the divine essence the way infinity, immensity, and eternity are attributes of the underlying divine reality. Up until now these three universal attributes of divine essence have not been...