Leading Theses Propounded In "De Hemelsche Leer"
1. The Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg are the Third Testament of the Word of the Lord. The DOCTRINE OF THE NEW JERUSALEM CONCERNING THE SACRED SCRIPTURE must be applied to the three Testaments alike.
2. The Latin Word without Doctrine is as a candlestick without light, and those who read the Latin Word without Doctrine, or who do not acquire for themselves a Doctrine from the Latin Word, are in darkness as to all truth (cf. Sacred Scripture 50-61).
3. The genuine Doctrine of the Church is spiritual out of celestial origin, but not out of rational origin. The Lord is that Doctrine itself (cf. Arcana Coelestia 2496, 2497, 2510, 2516, 2533, 2859; Apocalypse Explained 19).
(From the second page of the Third Fascicle of the English Edition of "De Hemelsche Leer" published in Holland in 1932.)
(Handbook Of The Lord's New Church Which Is Nova Hierosolyma, Page 2)
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