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STEREOTYPED AT THE
LANCASTER TYPE AND STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY,

LANCASTER, MA&8.

med. James Hentley Campbell
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EMANUEL SWEDENBORG was born at Stockholm in the year 1688. He enjoyed the advantages of a religious and liberal education, and became eminent for his attainments in literature, especially in the various branches of natural science and philosophy. About the year 1743, he was led to devote his attention principally to theology; and he was afterwards assiduously employed in preparing and publishing his various theological works, until he died at London, in the year 1772.

The following treatise was originally written in Latin, and published at Amsterdam, in the year 1763. It was afterwards translated into English, and several editions of it have already been published in England and America. The present edition has been thoroughly revised, and the translation made more literal and accurate than it was before; and it is hoped that it will also appear more simple in its phraseology, and more intelligible to common readers.

The chief object of this treatise is, to exhibit the testimony of the Sacred Scripture concerning the LORD JESUS CHRIST; and thence to prove, that in Him there is a Divine Trinity, THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, united in one adorable Person, in whom dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and that He alone is the proper object of all religious worship, God over all, blessed forever.

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THAT THE WHOLE SACRED SCRIPTURE IS CONCERNING THE LORD, AND

THAT THE LORD IS THE WORD,

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THAT THE LORD FULFILLED ALL THINGS OF THE LAW, MEANS THAT

HE FULFILLED ALL THINGS OF THE WORD,

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I. That by the Law, in a strict sense, are meant the Ten

Commandments of the Decalogue,

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II. That by the Law, in a wider sepse, are meant all things that

were written by Moses in his five Books, .

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III. That by the Law, in the widest sense, are meant all things

of the Word, :

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THAT THE LORD CAME INTO THE WORLD, THAT HE MIGHT SUBJUGATE

THE HELLS, AND GLORIFY HIS HUMAN, AND THAT THE PASSION OF

THE CROSS WAS THE LAST COMBAT, BY WHICH HE FULLY CONQUERED

THE HELLS AND FULLY GLORIFIED HIS HUMAN,

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THAT THE LORD, BY THE PASSION OF THE CROSS, DID NOT TAKE AWAY

SINS, BUT THAT HE BORE THEM, .

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THAT THE IMPUTATION OF THE LORD'S MERIT IS NOTHING ELSE THAN

THE REMISSION OF SINS AFTER REPENTANCE, .

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THAT THE LORD, AS TO THE DIVINE HUMAN, IS CALLED THE SON OF

GOD, AND AS TO THE WORD, THE SON OF MAN,

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1. That the Lord is called the Son of Man, when the Passion

is treated of,

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II. That the Lord is called the Son of Man, when Judgment is

treated of,

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III. That the Lord is called the Son of Man, where his Coming

is treated of,

IV. That the Lord is called the Son of Man, where Redemption,

Salvation, Reformation, and Regeneration are treated of, 27

THAT THE LORD MADE HIS HUMAN DIVINE, FROM THE DIVINE IN HIM-

SELF, AND THAT HE THUS BECAME ONE WITH THE FATHER,

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I. That the Lord from eternity is Jehovah,

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II. That the Lord from eternity, or Jehovah, assumed the Hu-

man to save Men,

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III. That the Lord made his Human Divine, from the Divine in

Himself,

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IV. That the Lord made his Human Divine, by Temptations

admitted therein, and by continual Victories then,

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V. That the full Union of the Divine and Human was effected

in Him by the Passion of the Cross, which was the last of

the Temptations, ·

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VI. That the Lord successively put off the Human taken from

the Mother, and put on a Human from the Divine in Him.

self, which is the Divine Human and the Son of God, . . 35

VII. That thus God became Man, as in first principles, so also in

the last, :

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THAT THE LORD IS GOD HIMSELF, FROM WHOM AND CONCERNING WHOM

THE WORD IS,

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I. That the Lord is called Jehovah,

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II. That the Lord is called the God of Israel, and the God of

Jacob, :

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III. That the Lord is called the Holy One of Israel,

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IV. That the Lord is called Lord and God,

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V. That the Lord is called King and the Anointed,

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VI. That the Lord is called David,

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That God is ONE, AND THAT THE LORD IS THAT GOD,

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THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE DIVINE PROCEEDING FROM THE LORD,

AND THAT THIS IS THE LORD HIMSELF, .

I. That by Spirit is meant the Life of Man,

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II. Because the Life of Man is various according to his State,

that therefore, by Spirit, is meant the various Affection of

Life with Man,

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III. That by Spirit is meant the Life of the Regenerate, which

is called Spiritual Life,

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IV. That when the word Spirit is used concerning the Lord, his

Divine Life is meant, thus the Lord himself,

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V. That by the word Spirit, when used concerning the Lord, is

specifically meant the Life of his Wisdom, which is the

Divine Truth,

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VI. That Jehovah himself, that is, the Lord, spoke the Word by

the Prophets,

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THAT THE DOCTRINE OF THE ATHANASIAN CREED AGREES WITH THE

TRUTH, PROVIDED THAT BY THE TRINITY OF PERSONS BE UNDER-

STOOD THE TRINITY OF A PERSON, WHICH IS IN THE LORD,

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THAT A NEW CHURCH IS MEANT BY THE New JERUSALEM IN THE

REVELATION.

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