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Sequence.204 Now, however, we see that the universe is too large to have hatched in this way. There was another idea stuck in our minds as well that God created everything out of nothing.205 Now we realize that nothing is made of nothing. Nevertheless our thinking has not yet been able to evolve far enough beyond these two ideas to see with any illumination how creation actually came about. For that reason we called you away from where you were in hopes that you would disclose your meditation...

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...