Arcana Coelestia (Elliott) n. 9368

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9368. If those whose faith is no more than persuasion are deprived of important positions and gain, they discard faith, provided that they do not jeopardize their reputation. For faith which is no more than persuasion does not reside with a person inwardly but stands outside, solely in the memory, from which it is brought out of store when taught to others. Therefore that faith and the truths attached to it disappear after death; for then only that degree of faith remains which resides with a person inwardly, that is, which has been rooted in good, thus which has become part of his life.

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