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Charity

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[1 of 1] Swedenborg (1688-1772, Sweden): primary subject "Use, or goal, end, purpose" (search under Inner Life/Teachings)": source "Four Doctrines with Nine Questions": detail "‘Doctrine of the New Jerusalem Concerning Faith’ Section 14"
Good is nothing but Use, so that in its very origin charity is the affection of use; and as use loves the means, the affection of use produces the affection of the means, and from this the knowledge of them, and through this progression the affection of use comes forth into manifest being, and becomes charity.