"The horse which was white represents and signifies the understanding of the Word as to interior things." (White Horse 1)
This site, Words for the New Church, is for those who believe in the Divine authority of the Heavenly Doctrine of the New Church. We hold that the theological books of Emanuel Swedenborg are a Divine revelation, constituting the Second Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“This Second Coming of the Lord is effected by means of a man to whom the Lord has manifested Himself in person, and whom He has filled with His Spirit, that he may teach the doctrines of the New Church from the Lord by means of the Word.” (True Christian Religion 779)
We believe that these books speak to us on all levels of life, for they are the Lord teaching us and guiding us into all truth.
We hold to the same philosophy, the same faith, the same vision as those men who first published “Words for the New Church” in the nineteenth century. Our prayer is the same as theirs: "May the glorious day soon come, when man will rise out of the darkness of self-derived intelligence and appeal to the Open Word of God for all that concerns his life, its moral government, its civil and political instruction, its philosophy, its science, its everything."
Having provided semi-annual reading programs over many years, we have now suspended these. Those involved are getting further into their retirement and need to cut back. We are exploring, though, the possibility of reading programs on demand, which might be useful to many people wishing an introduction into reading the Heavenly Doctrine.
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