Questions About Life
We are glad you stopped by. Let's face it, life can be challenging and complex. Having questions about life is important, especially for our
spiritual growth. Life is constantly changing and so are
we, moving from one phase of our life to the next in periods of growth and plateaus along this journey.
It can be a great thing to wrestle with the hard questions of life
and to finally discover an answer that is deeply satisfying. Exploring and
questioning on an ongoing basis can enrich our faith and deepen our
spiritual life as we reach closer to uncovering the truth.
Emanuel Swedenborg writes of one explanation for this:
From the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg:
"No one should be instantly persuaded about the truth — that is, the truth should not be instantly so confirmed that there is no doubt left. The reason is that truth inculcated in this way is second-hand truth: it has no stretch and no give. In the other life, this kind of truth is portrayed as hard, impervious to the good that would make it adaptable. This is why, as soon as something true is presented by open experience to good spirits in the other life, something opposite is presented soon thereafter, which creates a doubt. So they are enabled to think and ponder whether it is true and to gather reasons and thereby lead the truth into their minds rationally. This gives their spiritual sight an outreach in regard to this matter, even to its opposite."
Emanuel Swedenborg, Secrets of Heaven, Paragraph 7298.2
Still Spiritually Thirsty?
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