Spiritual Topics

Many struggle with questions about life and death, how the bible relates to us today, and so much more. We hope these answers can give you clarity and help you along your journey.

These answers are written by ministers of our church and are written in the hope that they can guide you or give you peace through understanding. They are not meant to represent the beliefs of our church as a whole. If you want to talk with a minister directly, go to our contact us page and select “Spiritual and Theological Questions” as the subject line.

Life Questions

  • Why are we experiencing this pandemic? Is God furious with us?

    Everything in the natural world is potent with spiritual meaning, and the Covid-19 Global pandemic is no different. We are having a global experience, like at no other time in history. And in the most practical and necessary ways, we are doing what we do in a crisis. We are seeking to protect ourselves, our …

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  • Why is there so much political turmoil and what can I do about it?

    We can all agree that when humanity first populated the earth–whether through a long, slow process of evolution or all at once in a garden–there used to be less of us than there are now. That in those early days we had plenty of space. Different civilizations formed with different gods, styles of dress, languages, …

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Spiritual Concepts

  • What is God and how are we connected to God?

    God is the source of all things, and Swedenborgians often define God broadly as love and wisdom, the source of consciousness, life, and all being. We can come to get a glimmer of God’s great love in those in our lives who show love best, without neediness or judgment, and especially within ourselves when we …

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Core Beliefs

  • Does the Swedenborgian Church support the LGBTQ+ community?

    The Lord was born for one purpose: to lead all people to heaven. He did not exclude anyone. All of his teachings show us how to love one another, and how to learn to do good in the world.  As Swedenborgians, we are one family, and welcome people of all faiths, all backgrounds, and all …

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  • What is the Trinity?

    Many Christian traditions believe that God is made up of three people known as the Trinity. This is because the Bible refers to God as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Yet Swedenborg didn’t view the Trinity in the same way. He believed that the trinity was God’s power, love, and truth, which …

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  • What happens after we die?

    Swedenborg’s countless visions of the spiritual world–including life after death–have fascinated and inspired many of his readers, and continue to be a source of comfort and insight. His bestseller by far, Heaven and Hell, includes detailed accounts of his journeys. Swedenborg believed that he witnessed and underwent the process of transitioning into the afterlife. Swedenborg’s …

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