Three Essentials of The Lord's New Church Which Is Nova Hierosolyma
1. The acknowledgment of the Lord Jesus Christ in His Divine Human as the one only God of Heaven and Earth, in Whom is the Divine Trinity.
2. The acknowledgment of the Word of the Lord in its three Testaments, the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg, which are the Third Testament. In this Third Testament the Lord has fulfilled His Second Coming, and all the Divine Truth of His Divine Human from firsts to lasts is present therein in fullness, holiness and power. What is said in this Testament concerning the Sacred Scripture or Word applies also to itself.
3. The life of faith, charity and love into the Lord that is of Heaven, being the Divine essence of eternal life in man and in the Church.
We teach that...
• The Lord Jesus Christ is One and He is the only God of Heaven and Earth. • Good actions should be done. This is done when we avoid doing what is hurtful and do what is useful to our neighbors. • People were created to be useful and heavenly life consists in doing what is useful to others.
• People live after death in Heaven or in Hell. • The Lord does not condemn. People are in freedom. By the lives they live and the choices they make, people choose to live in the experience they create. Choosing good leads to heaven, choosing evil leads to hell. • There is marriage in heaven. When there is true love, marriage is eternal and continues in heaven. • The Second Coming of the Lord has happened. The Lord said He would come again in Spirit and in Truth. The Second Coming is the Lord coming in a New Revelation that teaches people about Him, His Word, the life after death, and many more truths from His Word.
Mission To grow a spiritual community that fosters the formation of heaven within each person by studying, contemplating, and living the Word of the Lord.