New Church Teachings

New Church Teachings

The teachings of the New Church provide a clear path to happiness and address your questions about God, love, and life after death with answers that make sense.

These teachings are immediately practical and deeply spiritual, providing a new understanding of God's timeless story. A religion founding on these teachings is a religion to be lived, not just believed.

Here is a summary of key beliefs

Core Beliefs

God is Love and nothing but what is good can come from Him.

He was born on earth in the form of Jesus Christ. Father, Son and Holy Spirit are three aspects of the One God.

The Old and New Testaments have a deeper meaning.

Revealed by the Lord through the ‘Writings’ of Emanuel Swedenborg. These teachings can help people to live useful lives loving their neighbour and so find happiness both now and to eternity.

Heaven is for everyone who wants to live there.

While people have the freedom to choose a life in hell, God’s greatest wish is that we choose a heavenly life and grow into angels.

All religions have goodness in them.

There are many paths to heaven.

God does not judge us.

We judge ourselves by what we love and how we live. Salvation is given to all people who love God and try to live a good life according to what they believe to be right.

God’s Providence is all powerful and unending.

He guides each person’s spiritual path, allowing the potential for good to come from even the worst calamities. He is with us in every moment of every moment.

After death we are conscious almost immediately in the next life and continue to live as complete human beings.

If we love God and our neighbour we will become angels and our home will be in heaven.

Marriage can last forever.

Those who share married love which is rooted in deep friendship and mutually looking towards God, continue being partners after death, growing ever closer in their union.