December 27, 2017 § Leave a comment
Many people have complained about how often the Lord repeats Himself in the Heavenly Doctrines. I know I have.
Of course, if the Lord is repeating Himself, He must have a good reason. Here is a passage that tells us one of those reasons:
No one can know why Jacob was called Israel unless he knows what the internal natural is and what the external natural is, and in addition what the celestial-spiritual aspect of the natural is. These matters have in actual fact been explained already, when Jacob was named Israel by the angel; but because they are the kind of things about which people know little, if anything, they need to be explained again. (AC 4570)