Apocalypse Explained (Tansley) n. 136

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136. And hast not denied my faith. That this signifies constancy in truths is evident from the signification of not denying, when predicated of faith, as being to be constant, for he who is constant does not deny; and from the signification of faith, as being truths, because truth has reference to faith, and faith to truth. There are two things which constitute the spiritual life of man, love and faith. All good has reference to love, and all truth to faith; but the faith of man has only so much of truth as it derives from the good of love, because all truth is from good, for It is the form thereof, and all good is the being (esse) of truth; for good, when it is formed, so as to be evident to the mind and through the mind in speech, is called truth-therefore it is said, that good is the being (esse) of truth. (But concerning this subject more may be seen in The Doctrine of the New Jerusalem, n. 11-27; likewise 28-35, 54-64. 108-122.)

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