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New Church Perspective
is an online magazine with essays and other content published weekly. Our features are from a variety of writers dealing with a variety of topics, all celebrating the understanding and application of New Church ideas. For a list of past features by category or title, visit our archive.

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A Good Bet for the New Church: Use the Internal Sense of the Word

Steve dreams up the ideal website to provide a pleasant and useful way to read, study, and search the Bible and the Writings of Swedenborg in many languages. In describing his vision Steve introduces a website ( that is growing steadily to match the dream. Read about the possibilities of the website, and the potential to get involved in this project. -Editor.

The world is home to two billion Christians. Many read the Bible. Many of those Bible readers “get it” that the literal sense must contain an inner meaning, and they’re looking for it.

Here we are in the New Church with an asset that other Bible-explainers don’t have—Swedenborg’s works—which provide a divinely given, true, cohesive, sensible explanation of the real inner meaning.

This is a huge opportunity for the New Church; maybe the best one we have right now. What’s the best way to work with it?


...that people are reading the Word, and decide to look for its meaning. If they happen to have a book of commentary on the shelf, they might use it. Mostly, these days, they’ll go online and search for it.

What will they search for?

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