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That frogs denote reasonings from falsities, is evident in John:
I saw out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits, like frogs; for they are the spirits of demons, working signs to go forth unto the kings of the earth, and of the whole world, to gather them together unto the war of the great day of God Almighty (Rev. 16:13, 14)
that frogs denote reasonings from falsities against truths, is plain from the details of this passage, for it is said that they went out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet; also that they went forth unto the kings of the earth, to gather them together unto war. The kings of the earth denote the truths of the church. Kings denote truths, and in the opposite sense falsities, (AC 1672, 1728, 2015, 2069, 3009, 3670, 4575, 4581, 4966, 5044, 5068, 6148); and the earth denotes the church, (AC 662, 1067, 1262, 1733, 1850, 2117, 2118, 3355, 4447, 4535, 5577); also war denotes spiritual combat, (AC 2686), thus combat against the truths and goods of faith. From this it is plain that frogs denote reasonings from falsities against truths.
 And in David:--
He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish; He caused frogs to creep forth on their land, in the chambers of their kings (Ps. 105:29, 30);
it is said in the chambers of their kings because there is meant reasoning against truths from falsities; the chambers of kings denote interior truths, and in the opposite sense interior falsities. Kings denote truths, and in the opposite sense falsities.
from AC 7351
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