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selves, suppose that this would be to lose their | Sloane, and he was told to examine whether in voluntary, thus their freedom, consequently all any the least thing it differed from a similar bird delight, thus all life and its sweetness. This they on earth: he held it in his hand, examined it, and say and suppose, because they do not know how said that there was no difference; he knew that the case really is ; for the man, who is led of the it was no other than an affection of a certain anLord, is in freedom itself, and thereby in delight gel represented without him as a bird, and that it itself and blessedness; goods and truths are ap- would vanish or cease with its affection; which propriated to him, there is given him an affection also came to pass. Sir Hans Sloane was convinced and desire of doing good, and then nothing is more by this experiment, that nature does not con happy to him than to perform uses; there is given tribute at all to the production of vegetables and him a perception of good, also the sensation there- animals, but only that which flows from the spiritof, and there is given him intelligence and wisdom; ual world into the natural; he also said, that if and all these things as his own; for then he is a that bird were to be filled in its least parts with recipient of the Lord's life. --A. C. 6325.

corresponding matter from the earth, and so fixed, 1592. It has been also given me to perceive by it would be a durable bird, as birds are on earth; and influx the sweet enjoyment of the angels, perceived that it is the same with things that are from hell. by them from this, that they do not think and will He added further, that if he had known what he from themselves, but from the Lord; hence they now knew of the spiritual world, he would not have tranquillity, peace, and happiness. And when have ascribed any more to nature, than that it the angels have flowed in to my perception, then served the spiritual principle which is from God, the presence of the Lord was manifestly apper- in fixing the things that continually flow into naceived, a proof that they are in the life of the Lord; ture. — D. L. W. 344. this it has been given to know from much experi- 1595. From the influx of the celestial sphere

Once also, when I was thinking concerning into the natural world, exist those wonderful prothe influx of life from the Lord, and was revolving gressions of vegetation, from seed to the fruit, and on soine doubts, it flowed in from heaven, that no to new seeds. Thence also it is, that there are attention should be paid to a thousand objections many kinds of shrubs, which, in the daytime, torn, and reasonings from fallacies. — A. C. 6469. as it were, their faces to the sun, and turn them Influx into the World of Nature.

away when the sun sets; thence also it is, that

there are flowers, which, at the rising of the sun, 1593. He who knows not that there is a spiritual open themselves, and close themselves at his setworld, and that it is distinct from the natural ting; and thence also it is, that the nightingales world as prior from posterior, or the cause from sing sweetly at the first dawn of the morning, and the thing caused, cannot know any thing of this in like manner after they have been fed by their influx. This is the reason why those who have mother earth. — T. C. R. 308. written concerning the origin of vegetables and animals, could not do otherwise than deduce it Origin of noxious Animals, Plants, and from nature; and if from God, then they supposed

Minerals. that God from the beginning endued nature with a 1596. All goods which exist in act are called

of producing such things : thus they did not uses, and all evils which exist in act are also called know that nature is not endued with any power; uses, but the latter are called evil uses, and the for in herself she is dead, and no more contributes former good uses. Now as all goods are from the to produce the above things than the instrument Lord, and all evils from hell, it follows, that no to produce the work of the artist, which must other than good uses were created by the Lord, be perpetually moved in order that it may act. and that evil uses originated from hell. By uses, The spiritual principle, which derives its origin which are treated of in particular in this article, from the sun where the Lord is, and proceeds we mean all things that appear on earth, as anito the ultimates of nature, produces the forms of mals of all kinds and vegetables of all kinds; of vegetables and animals, and furnishes the wonder- both the latter and the former, those which furnish ful things which exist in both, and gives them con- use to man are from the Lord, and those which sistency by inatters from the earth, to the end do hurt to man are from hell. In like manner by that those forms may be fixed and constant. Now uses from the Lord we mean all things that peras it is made known that there is a spiritual world, fect man’s rational, and cause him to receive a and that the spiritual principle is from the sun spiritual principle from the Lord; but by evil uses, where the Lord is, and which is from the Lord, all things that destroy the rational principle, and and that it impels nature to act, as what is living prevent man from becoming spiritual. The things impels what is dead, also that there are things in that do hurt to man are called uses, because they that world similar to things in this, it may hence are of use to the wicked to do evil, and because be seen that vegetables and animals existed no they contribute to absorb malignities, and thus also otherwise than through that world from the Lord, as remedies. Use is applied in both senses, like and that they perpetually exist through it ; and love ; for we speak of good love and evil love, and therefore that there is a continual influx from the love calls all that use which is done by itself. — spiritual world into the natural. D. L. W. 340. D. L. W. 336.

1534. I heard two presidents of the English 1597. Evil uses on earth mean all noxious things Royal Society, Sir Hans Sloane and Martin Folkes, in both the animal and vegetable kingdoms, and conversing together in the spiritual world concern- also in the mineral kingdom. It would be tedious ing the existence of seeds and eggs, and concern- to enumerate all the noxious things in these kinging productions from them on earth : the former doms; for this would be to heap up names, which, ascribed them to nature, insisting that nature was, without indication of the noxious effect that each from creation, endued with powers of producing kind produces, does not promote the use which such things by means of the sun's heat ; the other this work intends. For the sake of science it is said that that power is continually from God the sufficient here to name some particulars. Such Crcator in nature. In order to determine the dis-l in the animal kingdom are poisonous serpents, pute, a beautiful bird was exhibited to Sir Hans | scorpions, crocodiles, dragons, horned owls, screech

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owls, mice, locusts, frogs, spiders ; also flies, drones, those noxious and useless animalcules, and thai moths, lice, mites, in a word, those that consume they are homogeneous, is evident from experience grasses, leaves, fruits, seeds, meat, and drink, and alone : this may be manifestly seen from the cause, are noxious to beasts and men. In the vegetable which is, that there are similar stenches and efflukingdom they are all malignant, virulent, and poi- via in the hells, where such animalcules also appear. sonous herbs; and pulse and shrubs of the same 1600. We shall now inquire whether such things kind; in the mineral kingdom all poisonous earths. exist from eggs translated thither, either by the These few particulars may show what is meant by air, or by rain, or by passages of waters, or whethevil uses on earth.

er they exist from the damps and stenches them1598. Before it can be seen that all evil uses selves in such places. That such noxious animalthat exist on earth are from hell, and not from the cules and insects as are mentioned above, are Lord, something must be premised concerning produced from eggs carried thither, or hid throughheaven and hell. Unless this be known, evil uses out the earth since the creation, is not supported as well as good may be attributed to the Lord, and by general experience, because worms exist in supposed to exist together from the creation, or seeds, in nuts, in woods, in stones, yea from leaves; they may be attributed to nature, and their origin also upon plants, and in them, lice and moths, which to the sun of nature, A man cannot be delivered accord with them; flies also appear in houses, from these two errors, unless he knows, that noth- fields, and woods, in summer, produced in great ing whatever exists in the natural world that does abundance not from any oviform matter; as is not derive its cause and origin from the spiritual likewise the case with those animalcules that deworld, and that the good is from the Lord, and the vour meadows and lawns, and in some hot places evil from the devil, that is, from hell. By the fill and infest the air, besides those which swim spiritual world is meant both heaven and hell. and fly invisible in stinking waters, sour wines, In heaven appear all those things that are good and pestilential air. These facts favor the opinion uses, (mentioned in the preceding article;) in hell of those who say, that smells, effluvia, and exhalaall that are evil uses, (mentioned above, where tions themselves, rising from plants, earths, and they are enumerated ;) wild beasts of all kinds, as ponds, also give origin to such animalcules. serpents, scorpions, dragons, crocodiles, tigers, That afterwards, when they are produced, they are wolves, foxes, swine, owls of different kinds, bats, propagated either by eggs or spawn, does not disrats and mice, frogs, locusts, spiders, and nox- prove their immediate origin ; because every aniious insects of many kinds ; hemlock and aconite, mal, with it viscera, receives also organs of generaand all kinds of poison, as well in herbs as in earths; tion and means of propagation. This is attested in a word, all things that do hurt and kill men: by the experience not before known, that there are Buch things in the hells appear to the life, just like also similar things in hell. those on the earth and in it. It is said that they ap- 1601. That the above-mentioned hells have not pear there, but still they are not there as on earth, only communication, but also conjunction, with such for they are mere correspondences of the lusts things on earth, may be concluded from the fact, that spring from evil loves, and present themselves that the hells are not remote from men, but that before others in such forms. Since there are such they are about them, yea in those who are wicked; things in hell, therefore they also abound in foul thus they are contiguous to the earth. A man as to smells, cadaverous, stercoraceous, urinous, and his affections and lusts and thoughts thence deputrid, with which the diabolical spirits there are rived, and as to his actions which are good or evil delighted, as animals are delighted with rank- uses derived from both, is in the midst either of smelling things. Hence it may appear, that simi- angels of heaven or of spirits of hell: and as such lar things in the natural world did not derive their things as are on earth are also in the heavens and origin from the Lord, and were not created from hells, it follows that the influx from thence imthe beginning, and did not originate from nature mediately produces such, when the temperature is by her su::, sitt..at they are from hell: that they favorable. All things which appear in the spiritare not irom nature by her sun is evident, because ual world, both in heaven and hell, are correspondwhat is spiritual flows into what is natural, and ences of affections and lusts, for they exist there not vice versa : and that they are not from the according thereto; wherefore when affections and Lord is also evident, because hell is not from Him, lusts, which in themselves are spiritual, meet with and therefore nothing in hell that corresponds to homogeneous or corresponding things on earth, the evils of its inhabitants. —D. L. W. 338, 339. there is a spiritual principle which furnishes a

1599. Now it is influx from hell which operates soul, and a material which furnishes a body : there those things that are evil uses, in places where is also in every thing spiritual an endeavor to those things are that correspond. The things that clothe itself with a body. The hells are about correspond to evil uses, that is, to malignant herbs men, and therefore contiguous to the earth, because and noxious animals, are cadaverous, putrid, ex- the spiritual world is not in space, but where there crementitious, and stercoraceous, rancid and uri- is a corresponding affection. – D. W. L. 341-343. nous matters; wherefore in places where these are, 1602. That noxious things on earth derive their such herbs and animalcules exist as are mentioned origin from man, and so from hell, may be proved above; and in the torrid zones, like things of a by the state of the land of Canaan, as described larger size, as serpents, basilisks, crocodiles, scor- in the Word; for when the children of Israel pions, mice, and others. Everyone knows that lived according to the commandments, the earth marshes, stagnant ponds, dung, stinking earth, are gave forth her increase, and in like manner the fall of such things; also that noxious insects fill flocks and herds: and that when they lived conthe atmosphere like clouds, and noxious worms trary to the commandments, the earth was barren, the earth like armies, and consume herbs to the and, as it is said, accursed ; instead of harvest it very roots. I once observed in my garden, that produced thorns and briers, the flocks and herds in the space of an ell almost all the dust was iniscarried, and wild beasts broke in. — D. L. W. turned into very sinall insects; for on being 345. stirred with a stick they rose up like clouds. 1603. Hence it may appear, that although imThat cadaverous and stinking matters accord with perfect and noxious animals and vegetables origi

Date by immediate influx from hell, still they are what enlightened reason, may perceive, that it is mediately propagated afterwards by seeds, eggs, not the starry heaven, the so immense firmament or grafts; the one position does not lisprove the of creation, which is here meant, but that it is other. – D. L. W. 347.

heaven in a spiritual sense, where angels and Note. - For more on the subject of influx, see “ Influx of the spirits are. Soul into the Body,” 636-643.

1606. That a new earth (or land) means a new church on earth, has hitherto been unknown, for every one by land in the Word has understood the

land, when yet by the land is meant the church ; PART X.

in a natural sense land is the land, but in a spirit

ual sense it is the church, because they who are THE LAST JUDGMENT.

in the spiritual sense, that is, who are spiritual,

as the angels are, when land is named in the The Last Judgment not at the Destruction Word, do not understand the land itself, but the of the World.

nation which is there, and its Divine worship; 1604. They who are unacquainted with the hence it is that by land is signified the church. spiritual sense of the Word, have always un- I will here adduce one or two passages from derstood that all things in the visible world will the Word, by which in some measure it may be destroyed in the day of the last judgment; be comprehended, that the land signifies the for it is said, that heaven and earth are then to church. “The cataracts from on high were opened, perish, and that God will create a new heaven and and the foundations of the land were shaken; in a new earth; in which opinion they have also con- breaking, the land is broken; in agitating, the land firmed themselves, because it is said, that all men is agitated; in reeling, the land reels like a drunkare then to rise from their graves, and that the ard; it moves to and fro like a cottage ; and heavy good are then to be separated from the evil, with upon it is the transgression thereof." Isai. xxiv. more to the same purport : but it is thus expressed 18-20. “I will cause a man to be more rare than in the literal sense of the Word, because this sense pure gold; therefore I will remove the heaven, of the Word is natural, and in the ultimate of and the land shall be removed out of her place, in divine order, of which the whole and every part the day of the fierce anger of Jehovah." Isai. xii. contains a spiritual sense within it; for which 12, 13. “The land was agitated before him, the reason, he who comprehends the Word only ac- heavens have trembled, the sun and the moon are cording to the sense of the letter, may be led into become black, and the stars have withdrawn their various opinions, as actually is the case in the splendor.” Joel ii. 10. “The land was shaken Christian world, where so many heresies exist from and agitated, and the foundations of the mountains this ground, and every one of them is confirmed trembled and were shaken.” Psalm xviii. 7, 8; from the Word. But since no one has hitherto known, and in many other places. that in the whole and in every part of the Word there 1607. Creating, moreover, in the spiritual sense is a spiritual sense, nor even what a spiritual sense of the Word, signifies to form, to establish, and to is, therefore they who have embraced this opinion regenerate ; so that creating a new heaven and concerning the last judgment, are pardonable. But a new earth signifies to establish a New Church in still they may now know, that neither the visible heaven and on earth; as may appear from the heaven nor the habitable earth will perish, but following passages: “The people who shall be that both will remain forever; and that by a new created shall praise Jah.” Psalm cii. 18.

" Thou heaven and a new earth is to be understood a new sendest forth the spirit, they are created; and church, both in the heavens and on the earth. thou renewest the faces of the land.” Psalm civ.

1605. The passages in the Word, in which 30. “ Thus said Jehovah, thy creator, O Jacob, mention is made of the destruction of heaven and thy former, O Israel, for I have redeemed thee, earth are the following: “Lift up your eyes tu and I have called thee by thy name, thou art heaven, and look upon the land beneath; the heav- mine; every one called by my name, and for my ens are about to perish like smoke, and the land glory I have created, I have formed him, yea, I shall wax old like a garment." Isai. li. 6. “ Behold, have made him.” Isai. xliii. 1, 7; and in other I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; i places : hence it is that the new creation of man neither shall former things be remembered.” Isai. is his reformation, since he is made anew, that is, Ixv. 17. “I will make new heavens and a new from natural he is made spiritual; and hence it is earth.” Isai. Ixvi. 22. “The stars of heaven have that a new creature is a reformed man. - L. J. fallen to the earth, and heaven has departed like a 14. scroll rolled together.” Rev. vi. 13, 14. “I saw a great throne, and one sitting thereon, from whose The Earth and the human Race will abide face the earth and the heaven Aed away, and their

forever. place was not found.” Rev. xx. 11. “I saw a 1608. They who have adopted as their belief new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven concerning the last judgment, that all things in and the first earth had passed away.” Rev. xxi. 1. the heavens, and on the earth are then to perish, In these passages, by a new heaven is not meant a and that a new heaven and a new earth will bevisible heaven, but the very heaven where the come extant in their place, believe, because it human race is assembled; for a heaven was formed follows of consequence, that the generations and from all the human race, who had lived since the procreations of the human race are thenceforth to commencement of the Christian church; but they cease ; for they think that all things will be then who were in it were not angels, but spirits of accomplished, and that man's future state will be various religions ; this heaven is understood by quite different from his former one: but since the the first heaven which was to perish : but how this day of the last judgment does not mean the dewas, shall be specially declared in what follows;struction of the world, as was shown in the prehere is related only so much as serves to show ceding article, it also follows that the human race what is meant by the first heaven which was to will continue, and that procreations will never perish. Every one even, who thinks from a some- cease.

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1609. That the procreations of the human race one's life. It was the last judgment of the most will continue to eternity, is plain from many con- ancient church, or that before the flood, when their siderations, and of which the following are the posterity perished, whose destruction is described principal :

by the food. It was the last judgment of the anI. That the human race is the basis on which cient church, or that after the food, when almost heaven is founded.

all who belonged to that church became idolaters, II. That the human race is the seminary of and were dispersed. It was the last judgment of heaven.

the representative church which succeeded among III. That the extension of heaven, which is the posterity of Jacob, when the ten tribes were for angels, is so immense that it cannot be filled carried away into captivity, and dispersed amongst to eternity.

the nations; and afterwards when the Jews, after IV. That they are but few respectively, of the coming of the Lord, were driven out of the land whom heaven at present is formed.

of Canaan, and scattered over the face of the whole V. That the perfection of heaven increases ac- earth. The last judgment of the present church, cording to plurality.

which is called the Christian church, is what is VI. And that every Divine work has respect meant, in the revelation of John, by the new heavto Infinity and Eternity.

en and the new earth. – A. C. 2118. 1610. That the human race is the basis on 1614. The last judgment with every one is the which heaven is founded, is because man was coming of the Lord, both in a general and in & last created, and that which is last created is the particular sense; thus the Lord's advent into the basis of all that precedes. Creation commenced world was the last judgment; it will be the last from the supreme or inmost, because from the judgment when he shall come again to glory; it is Divine ; and proceeded to ultiinates or extremes, the last judgment when he comes to each man and then first subsisted.

individually; and it is so also with every one when 1611. Hence it appears that the connection of he dies. – A. C. 900. the angelic heaven with the human race is such, 1615. In particular, it is the last judgment to that the one subsists from the other, and that the every one immediately on his death; for he then angelic heaven without mankind would be like a passes into the other life, in which, on his coming house without a foundation, for heaven closes into again into the life which he had in the body, he is mankind and rests npon them. The case in this, judged either to death, or to life. There is also a is the same as with each particular man; his last judgment in singular. Thus, with the man spiritual things, which pertain to his thought and who is judged to death, all and singular things will, inflow into his natural things, which pertain condemn him, for there is nothing in his thought to his sensations and actions, and in these they ter- and will, however minute, which does not resemble minate and subsist; if man were not in possession his last judgment, and draw him to death ; so also of them, that is, if he were without these bound with the man who is judged to life, all and singular ings and ultimates, bis spiritual things, which things appertaining to his thought and will have an pertain to the thoughts and affections of his spirit, image of his last judgment, and convey him to life: would dissolve away, like things unbounded, or for such as man is in general, such he is also in like those which have no foundation: and it hap- the particulars and singulars of his thought and pens, moreover, when a man passes from the affection. These are the things signified by the natural into the spiritual world, which takes place last judginent. — A. C. 1850. when he dies, that then, since he is a spirit, he no 1616. Judgment is spoken of as taking place longer subsists on his own basis, but upon the when evil is brought to its height, or as it is excommon basis, which is mankind. He who knows pressed in the Word, when it is come to its connot the mysteries of heaven, may believe that summation, or when iniquity is consummated. angels subsist without men, and men without The case herein is this. All evil has its boundaangels; but I can asseverate from all my experi- ries or limits as far as which it is permitted to go: ence of heaven, and from all my discourse with the but when it is carried beyond these limits, the guilty angels, that no angel or spirit subsists apart from party runs into the punishment of evil, and this man, and no man apart from spirits and angels, both in general and particular cases. The punishbut that there is a mutual and reciprocal conjunc- ment of evil is what is then called judgment. — tion. From this, it may now be seen that mankind A. C. 1311. and the angelic heaven make one, and subsist mutually from and interchangeably with each other, The Last Judgment must be in the spiritual

World. and thus that the one cannot be removed from the other. – L. J. 6-9.

1617. The last judgment must be where all are 1612. The angelic heaven is the end for which together, and therefore in the spiritual world, and all things in the universe were created, for it is the not upon earth. And moreover, no one is judged end on account of which mankind exists, and man- from the natural man, or therefore during the life kind is the end regarded in the creation of the in the natural world, for man is then in a natural visible heaven, and the earths included in it; body; but every one is judged in the spiritual wherefore that Divine work, namely, the angelic man, and therefore when he comes into the spiritheaven, primarily has respect to Infinity and Eter- ual world, for man is then in a spiritual body. In nity, and therefore to its multiplication without the spiritual body, moreover, man appears such as ends for the Divine Himself dwells within it. he is with respect to love and faith, not only as Hence also it is clear, that the human race will regards the face and body, but even as regards the never cease, for were it to cease, the Divine work speech and actions. Hence it is that the true would be limited to a certain number, and thus its qualities of all are known, and their instantaneous respectiveness to Infinity would perish. – L. J. 13. separation effected whenever the Lord pleases.

L. J. 30.
Several Last Judgments.

1618. I am here desirous of adducing a certain 1613. By the last judgment is meant the last | heavenly arcanum, which is indeed mentioned in time of the church, and also, the last time of every the work on HEAVEN AND llell, but has never yet been described. Every one after death is (plished ; that the evil are cast into the hells, and bound to some society, even when first he comes the good elevated into heaven, and thus that all into the spiritual world ; but a spirit in his first things are reduced into order, the spiritual equilibstate is ignorant of it, for he is then in externals, rium between good and evil, or between heaven and not yet in internals. When he is in this state, and hell, being thence restored. It was granted he goes hither and thither, wherever the desires of me to see from beginning to end how the last his animus impel bim; but still, actually, he is judgment was accomplished, and also how the where his love is, that is, in a society composed of Babylon was destroyed, how those who are underthose who are in a love like his own. When a stood by the dragon were cast into the abyss, and spirit is in such a state, he then appears in many how the new heaven was formed, and a new church other places, in all of them also present as it were instituted in the heavens, which is understood by with the body; but this is only an appearance; the New Jerusalem. It was granted me to see all wherefore, as soon as he is led (perducitur) by the these things with my own eyes, in order that I Lord into his own ruling love, he vanishes in- might be able to testify of them. This last judgstantly from the eyes of others, and is among his ment was commenced in the beginning of the year • own, in the society to which he was bound. This 1757, and was fully accomplished at the end of that peculiarity exists in the spiritual world, and is a year. wonder to those who are ignorant of its cause. 1622. But it ought to be known that the last Hence it is, then, that as soon as ever spirits are judgment was effected upon those who had lived congregated together, and separated, they are also from the Lord's time to this day, but not upon judged, and every one is presently in his own those who had lived before ; for a last judgment place, the good in heaven, and in a society there had twice before existed on this earth. Of these among their own, and the wicked in hell, and in two judgments, the one is described in the word a society there among their own. From these by the food, the other was effected by the Lord things it is moreover evident, that the last judg- Himself when He was in the world, which morement can exist nowhere but in the spiritual world, over is understood by the Lord's words, “Now is both because every one there is in the likeness of the judgment of this world, now is the prince of his own life, and because he is with those who are this world cast out,” John xii. 31 ; and by His in similar life, and is thus in society with his own. words, “ These things I have spoken unto you, But in the natural world it is not so; the good and that in me ye may have peace; be of good cheer, the evil may dwell together there, the one ignorant I have overcome the world,” John xvi. 33; and of what the other is, and the life's love of each also by these words in Isaiah, “Who is this that producing no separation between them. Indeed cometh from Edom, walking in the multitude of it is impossible for any one in the natural body to his strength, great to save? I have trodden the be either in heaven or in hell; wherefore, in order wine press alone, therefore I have trodden them in that man may go to one of them, it is necessary my anger; whence their victory is sprinkled upon that he put off the natural, and be judged in the my garments, for the day of vengeance is in my spiritual body. Hence it is, as was said above, heart, and the year of my redeemed has coine ; that the spiritual man is judged, and not the nat- therefore he became a Savior,” Isaiah Ixiii. 1-8; ural. – L. J. 32.

and in many other places.

1623. The judgment was accomplished not only The Last Judgment is when the End of the upon all the men of the Christian church, but also Church is.

upon all who are called Mahometans, and, more1619. There are many reasons why the last over, upon all the Gentiles in the whole circle of judgment exists, when the end of the church is : the earth ; and it was effected in this order: first the principal is, that then the equilibrium between upon those of the Papal religion; then upon the heaven and hell, and man's essential liberty along Mahometans; afterwards upon the Gentiles; and with it, begin to perish; and when man's liberty lastly upon the Reformed. perishes, he can no longer be saved, for he cannot 1624. The following was seen to be the arrangethen be led to heaven in freedom, but is hurried ment in the spiritual world of all the nations and into hell apart from freedom; for no man can be people to be judged. Collected in the middle, reformed without free will, and all man's free will appeared those who are called the Reformed, is the result of the equilibrium between heaven where they were also distinct according to their and hell.

countries; the Germans there towards the north ; 1620. That the equilibrium between heaven and the Swedes there towards the west; the Danes hell begins to perish at the end of the church, may in the west; the Dutch towards the east and the appear from this, that heaven and hell are from north; the English in the centre. Surrounding mankind, (as shown above in its proper article,] this whole mid-region of the Reformed, appeared and that when many go to hell, and few to heaven, collected those of the Papal religion, the greater evil on the one part increases over good on the part of them in the western, some part in the other ; for evil increases in proportion as hell in- southern quarter. Beyond them were the Mahomcreases, and all evil is derived to man from hell, etans, also distinct according to their countries, and all good from heaven. Now, since evil in- who all appeared in the south-west. Beyond these, creases over good at the end of the church, all are the Gentiles were congregated in vast numbers, then judged by the Lord; the evil are separated constituting the very circumference ; and on their from the good, all things are reduced into order, outer side an appearance as of a sea was the boundand a new heaven is established, with a new church ary: This arrangement of the nations in the upon earth; and thus the equilibrium is restored. various quarters, was an arrangement according to It is this, then, which is called the last judgment. each nation's common faculty of receiving Divine - L. J. 33, 34.

Truths ; for in the spiritual world every one is

known from the quarter, and the part of it, in which The Last Judgment has been accomplished. he dwells.

1621. It has been granted me to see with my 1625. In the Word, the four quarters are called own eyes, that the last judgment is now accom- the four winds, and a gathering is called a gather.

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