What is the New Church?


Emanuel Swedenborg was born Emanuel Swedberg on 29 January 1688 and died 29 March 1772. He was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, theologian, and revelator. He is best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell (1758).

The New Church is a new Christianity that provides a clear path to happiness and addresses your questions about God, love, and life after death with answers that make sense. The teachings are immediately practical and deeply spiritual: it is a religion to be lived, not just believed.

The New Church teaches that there is one God who we know as the Lord God Jesus Christ. We look to Him as a Divinely loving being. We believe that God created the universe and everything in it with an ultimately loving purpose. Each thing that happens, even if it appears to be bad, is in service of the greater good of humanity — that is, drawing us closer to the Divine and evolving in spiritual consciousness.

The New Church is based on the teachings of the Bible as illuminated by Emanuel Swedenborg, an eighteenth century theologian and scientist. Swedenborg provided an explanation of the Bible’s internal meaning, as well as writing many additional volumes which shed light on why we’re here and how to develop a functional relationship with God. Swedenborg teaches that all people who live good lives, regardless of their religion, are welcomed into heaven. Above all, authentic religion is kindness towards the neighbor and a willingness to be lead by God.

This website is your window into current New Church activities and your outlet for resources ranging from online sermons to information about church locations all over the world. Please email us with your questions. We warmly invite you to participate in spiritual growth and learning with the New Church.

For more info on the New Church visit www.NewChurch.org.

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