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In the internal sense a disciple signifies the truth of life; and a prophet signifies the truth of doctrine; in the name of anyone, signifies on account of his quality. From this it is evident what is signified by these words of the Lord, namely, that those who love truth for the sake of truth, and who love to do truth for the sake of truth, love the Lord and receive heaven into themselves; for the reward which is from the Lord is the affection of truth for the sake of truth; and heaven is in the affection of truth for the sake of truth.
 That disciples denote all things of love and of faith in the complex, thus specifically those who are led by the Lord, (AC 3488, 3858, 6397); that a prophet denotes the truth of doctrine, (AC 2534, 7269); that name denotes quality, (AC 144, 145, 1896, 2009, 2724, 6674, 9310); that reward denotes the affection of truth and good, (AC 3956, 6388); that in the internal sense a person is turned into the idea of a thing, (AC 5225, 5287, 5434, 8343, 8985, 9007, 10282); and that to do truth for the sake of truth is to love the Lord, (AC 10336).
from AC 10683
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|Author: E. Swedenborg (1688-1772).||Design: I.J. Thompson, Feb 2002.||www.BibleMeanings.info|