Summary Exposition by Emanuel Swedenborg

Summary Exposition

byEmanuel Swedenborg

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This work contains a summary of the doctrines of the Catholic and Protesant churches, and amazingly, from an analysis of the decrees from the Council of Trent and the the propositions of the Formula of Concord of the Protestants, Swedenborg shows how the the basic underlying theology of these two branches of Christianity are the same. He next discusses the main theological errors that have crept into Christian theology over the centuries, which can be summarized as a belief in a Trinity of three persons, and that salvation comes from faith alone. These are then briefly compared with the doctrines of the New Church (the New Jerusalem of the Apocalypse), which was revealed to the author in heavenly visions for over 25 years. The purpose of this work is to provide a brief summary of the basic theology of Catholicism and Protestant Churches and expose their errors, so that the groundwork can be laid for understanding the theology of the New Church, a restored version of Christianity from the first century A.D. He then reveals why the doctrines of the New Church will be more acceptable to those of the Roman Catholic Church than the Protestant Churches. This work is from volume 22 of "The Divine Revelation of the New Jerusalem," a multi-volume work containing all the published theological works of Emanuel Swedenborg where all of the references and indexes are hyperlinked for ease of study.

When Swedenborg completed this work, he wrote of seeing the following vision: "the angelic heaven from the east to the west, and from the south to the north, appeared of a deep scarlet color with the most beautiful flowers. This took place before myself, and before the kings of Denmark and others. At another time it appeared flamy, most beautiful. In the spiritual world there was inscribed on all these books: "The Lord's Advent." The same I also wrote by command on two copies [of Summary Exposition] in Holland." The reason why Swedenborg wrote "The Lord's Advent" on this particular work among all his writings is the false errors of the current theology of the Christian Church must be exposed before a New Church can begin anew. The doctrines of this renewed Christianity are described in Swedenborg's other works, most notably, "True Christian Religion" and "The Doctrines of the New Jerusalem." These and his other theological writings are available in the multi-volume work, "The Divine Revelation of the New Jerusalem."

Title:Summary ExpositionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 14, 2013Publisher:Theodore D. WebberLanguage:English

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