Good and evil are opposing forces that exist in everyone’s life. Buy why? We're here to share an interesting philosophy on why this duality is a necessary part of life. In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through eighteenth-century spiritual explorer Emanuel Swedenborg’s written philosophies. Throughout his vast volumes of writings, Swedenborg describes the importance and consequences of free will and God’s role in the good and bad things that happen in our lives.
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Spiritual Experiences - https://archive.org/details/emanuelswedenbor00swed
Why Does God Let it Happen? - http://www.swedenborg.com/product/god-let-happen/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=WHY&utm_content=jan11&utm_campaign=SAL
What God Can’t Do - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlXJLOkOi1A
The Wrong Question to Ask - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R2ciHUGKJ4
Who was Emanuel Swedenborg? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEa0e8AcS78
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Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to spread eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s timeless message of hope to all. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God, existence, and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting a weekly webcast called Swedenborg and Life on the offTheLeftEye YouTube channel. Each week, Curtis and his behind-the-scenes team pour their talents and passions into creating a new episode for a worldwide audience that focuses on spiritual and societal topics such as the afterlife, angels and spirits, near-death experiences, overcoming worldly issues, and more.