Doc. of Life (Dick) n. 45

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45. From these considerations, then, it follows that in proportion as man shuns evils as sins, he has faith, because in that proportion he is principled in good, as was shown above. This is confirmed also by its contrary, that he who does not shun evils as sins has not faith, because he is in evil, and evil inwardly hates truth; outwardly indeed it may act as its friend, and endure, even love, that truth should be in the understanding. When, however, the outward is put off, as is the case after death, then truth, regarded as a friend in the world, is first rejected, then denied to be truth, and finally is held in aversion.

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