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CONTAINED IN THE HOLY SCRIPTURE OR WORD OF THE LORD
HERE THOSE WHICH ARE IN EXODUS
TOGETHER WITH WONDERFUL THINGS SEEN IN THE WORLD OF
SPIRITS AND IN THE HEAVEN OF ANGELS
TRANSLATED FROM THE LATIN OF
THOROUGHLY REVISED AND EDITED BY THL
REV. JOHN FAULKNER POTTS, B.A. LOND.
First Published in U.S.A. in 1857
Established in 1850
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all
Printed in the United States of America
TABLE OF CONTENTS OF VOLUME IX.*
The Heavenly Arcana which have been unfolded in the
Prefixed and subjoined to the several chapters are the fol.
Prefatory Remarks to the Doctrine of Charity and of Faith
Mars (n. 7620 to n. 7622).
tinued (n. 8021 to n. 8032).
NOTE.—The figures between brackets in the text of the long para-
BOOK OF EXODUS
CHAPTER THE FIRST.
6627. Prefatory to the chapters of the Book of Exodus are to be Doctrinal things; first, Doctrinal things of Charity; afterward, Doctrinal things of Faith; in order that what has been delivered in the Explications in a scattered form may be set forth in a connected one; and that in this way the Doctrine may appear in its order, such as is and ought to be the Doctrine of the church that it may agree with the good and truth in heaven
6628. In the preceding Explications it has been shown, as occasion offered, that the Doctrine of Charity was the doctrine in the Ancient Churches, and that this doctrine conjoined all the churches, and so made one out of many; for they acknowl. edged as men of the church all who lived in the good of charity, and called them brethren, however greatly they might be at variance in the truths which at this day are called the truths of faith. In these one instructed another, and this was among their works of charity; nor were they indignant if one did not accede to the opinion of another, knowing that every one receives truth in proportion as he is in good.
6629. Such being the character of the Ancient Churches, they were more interior men, and being more interior they were more wise; for those who are in the good of love and of charity are as to the internal man in heaven, and in an angelic society there which is in like good. From this they have an elevation of mind to interior things, and consequently to the things of wisdom; for wisdom can come from no other source than heaven, that is, through heaven from the Lord; and in heaven there is wisdom, because there they are in good.