Excerpt from The New Jerusalem, and Its Heavenly Doctrine: From Things Heard Out of Heaven; To Which Is Prefixed Something Concerning the New Heaven and the New Earth
Destruction of Babylon, 11. 33 - 39, and further. N ow since the churches in the Christian world had distinguished themselves only by such things as are of faith, - and still there is no faith where there is not charity, - I therefore wish to premise here be fore the Doctrine itself some things concerning the Doctrine of Charity with the Ancients. It is said, the Churches in the Christian world; and by them are meant the churches with the Reformed or the Evan gelical, but not with the Papists; since the Christian church is not there: for, where the church is, there the lord is adored, and the word is read. With them it is otherwise: there themselves are adored instead of the lord, and the word is forbidden to be read by the people; and the dictum of the pope is put equal to it; yea, above it.
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