“These things I have spoken to you in parables, but the hour is coming when I will no more speak to you in proverbs, but will announce to you plainly concerning the Father.” - John 16:25
Kempton New Church

December
26

A Vision for Your Future

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
This was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by Him, and without Him was not one thing made that was made.
In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.
And the Light appears in the darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not …. He was the true Light, which enlightens every man who comes into the world.
… But as many as received Him, to them He gave authority to become the children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of bloods, nor of the will of flesh, nor of the will of a man, but of God.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt in a tabernacle among us, and we observed His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:1-5,9,12-14)

Let us consider what the Divine mercy is. The divine mercy is pure mercy towards the whole human race, to save it; and it is also unceasing towards every man, and is never withdrawn from any one; so that everyone is saved who can be saved. And yet no one can be saved except by Divine means, which means the Lord reveals in the Word. The Divine means are what are called Divine truths, which teach how man must live in order to be saved. By these truths the Lord leads man to heaven, and by them He implants in man the life of heaven. (Heaven and Hell 522)

All instruction concerning the truths and goods of faith and of love which make the church and enter into worship, is from [the external of the Word] source, and because to inquire of the Lord is to consult the Word; for in the Word the Lord is present. (Arcana Coelestia 10548.2)

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