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Uses in afterlife

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[1 of 1] Swedenborg (1688-1772, Sweden): primary subject "Afterlife, activities, work, uses in" (search under Afterlife/Afterlife, Heaven, Hell)": source "Arcana Coelestia, vol.1": detail "Section 1103"
For in the other life every one without exception must perform some use, because man is born for no other end than that he may perform use to the society in which he is and to the neighbour, while he lives in the world, and in the other life according to the good pleasure of the Lord. The case in this respect is the same as it is in the human body, every part of which must perform some use, even things which in themselves are of no value, such as humours which in themselves are excrementitious, as are the many salival fluids, the biles, and other secretions, which must be of service not only to the food, but in separating the excrements and purging the intestines. Such also are the uses of manure and dung in the fields and vineyards; and many other such things.