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Self-examination necessary

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[1 of 1] Swedenborg (1688-1772, Sweden): primary subject "Self-knowledge and self-examination" (search under Inner Life/Practices)": source "True Christian Religion": detail "Section 526"
Is there any truth more easy to be known throughout all Christendom than this, that a man ought to examine himself? For in all empires and kingdoms, whether of the Roman Catholic or the Protestant church, the admonition previous to the celebration of the holy supper teaches that a man should examine himself, and know and acknowledge his sins, and begin to lead a new life.