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Helen Keller

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and

"Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings."

Andrew Carnegie

“Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best”.

“Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his
lifetime for the good of the community."

Johnny Appleseed
A lifelong vegetarian

“God forbid that I should build a fire for my comfort, that should be the means of
destroying any of His creatures.”

“The Lord is good to me
And so I thank the Lord
For giving me the things I need
The sun and the rain and the apple seed.
The Lord is good to me.”

– (excerpt from the Johnny Appleseed Grace)

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Swedenborgian Perspectives

The information here is pulled from the websites of the Swedenborgian Community
at large. Enjoy!

A Simplified View of the Swedenborgian Church

Welcome to a church where you hear an optimistic message. Our church affirms freedom of choice as we follow life’s path experiencing both good and evil. From stone to stone, we step to the truth we choose: feeding the good in our lives, loving the good in all people, acknowledging the living spirit that enlightens our experience.

The Brief Beginnings of the Swedenborgian Church

The first Swedenborgian church was organized in London in 1787.

Swedenborg’s teachings were brought to America and a church was started in Baltimore in 1792. The Swedenborgian Church has since grown and spread throughout the world. A forward-looking Christian denomination, the Swedenborgian Church was founded to help people be more open to God’s presence and leading, to facilitate the spiritual
well-being of people, and to increase awareness of the new age in which we live.

Since the beginning, The Swedenborgian Church has become a haven for seekers who
share Swedenborg’s quest for a religion that interconnects with all of life, and for a
system that allows reasoned questioning of life’s deepest religious issues.To this day, the Swedenborgian Church encourages inquiry, respect for differences, and acceptance of other traditions of life and religion. Some Swedenborgians you might know of include: Helen Keller, Andrew Carnegie and Johnny Appleseed.

The Swedenborgian Church of North America

We're glad you stopped by! The Swedenborgian Church is an open-minded, forward
looking Christian church drawing its faith from the Bible as illuminated by the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772). If you have serious questions about traditional Christian theology, yet wish to explore the deeper aspects of the Bible and the Christian faith, we may be what you are looking for. We worship a God of unconditional love, whose warmth and light can deepen your inner life and give direction to your spiritual journey. God bless you on your spiritual journey!

For more information please go to:
The Swedenborg Church of North America – www.swedenborg.org
The online Swedenborg Community – www.swedenborgiancommunity.org


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