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Creation and conjunction

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[1 of 2] Swedenborg (1688-1772, Sweden): primary subject "Creation, purpose of" (search under Cosmology/Cosmology, Laws)": source "Divine Love and Wisdom": detail "Section 329"
The end of the creation of the universe plainly shows what use is. The end of the creation of the universe is the existence of the angelic heaven; and because the angelic heaven is the end, man also or the human race is the end, because heaven is from this race. Hence it follows that all things which are created are mediate ends, and that these are uses in that order, degree and respect in which they are referable to man, and through man to the Lord.

[2 of 2] Swedenborg (1688-1772, Sweden): primary subject "Creation, purpose of" (search under Cosmology/Cosmology, Laws)": source "Divine Providence": detail "Section 202"
The Lord's divine providence is universal by being in the least things in that he created the universe in order that an infinite and eternal creation might come about from him; and he forms a heaven from mankind which in his sight is like one humanity, his image and likeness. Heaven formed of human beings was the purpose of creation.