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Life After Death Sweden Berg

Life After Death Sweden Berg

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T T is believed that in heaven the wise will have more

-*: glory and eminence than the

simple, because it is

said in

Daniel,

"They that are intelligent shall shine as with the brightness of
the firmament, and they that turn many to righteousness as

the stars for ever and ever" (xii. 3).

But few know who are meant by the

"intelligent" and

by those that "turn

many to

righteousness." The com-

mon belief is that

they are such as are called the

accomplished and learned, especially such as have

taught in the church and have

surpassed others in

acquirements and in

preaching, and still more such

among them as have converted

many to the faith. In

the world all such are

regarded as the

intelligent;

nevertheless such are not the

intelligent in heaven that

are

spoken of in these words, unless their

intelligence

is

heavenly intelligence. What this is will now be told

(346).

Heavenly intelligence is interior

intelligence, aris-

ing from a love for truth, not with

any glory in the

world nor

any glory in heaven as an end, but with the
truth itself as an end, by which

they are

inmostly

affected and with which

they are

inmostly delighted

(347).
All

who, have

acquired intelligence and wisdom in

the world are received in heaven and become

angels,

each in accord with the

quality and

degree of his

intelligence and wisdom. For whatever a man

acquires

in the world abides, and he takes it with him after

death

(349).

[51]

LIFE AFTER DEATH

All are received into heaven who have loved truth

and good for the sake of truth and

good; therefore
those that have loved much are called the wise, and

those that have loved little are called the

simple. The

wise in heaven are in much light, the

simple in less

light, every one in accord with the

degree of his love

for

good and truth

(350).

It is believed in the world that those who have
much knowledge, whether it be

knowledge of the

teachings of the church and the Word or of the sci-

ences, have a more interior and keen vision of truth

than others, that is, are more intelligent and wise;

and such have this

opinion of themselves. But what

true

intelligence and wisdom are, and what

spurious

and false

intelligence and wisdom are, shall be told

in what now follows.

True

intelligence and wisdom is

seeing and per-

ceiving what is true and

good (351).

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