We believe   that there is one God, known by many names. We worship Jesus Christ as our Lord and our God. The Christian trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are aspects of God just as soul, body, and activities are aspects of each one of us.

 

We believe   the Bible is the inspired Word of God. In its pages we find two parallel stories: the historical account of people, places, and events; and within that account a deeper, spiritual reflection of our individual journeys. Thus the Bible is alive and fresh today, speaking to us directly and personally about our spiritual growth, and showing us the way to live better and more fulfilling lives.

 

We believe   that people are spirits clothed with material bodies. At death our material body is put aside and we continue living in the spiritual world in our inner, spiritual body, according to the kind of life we have chosen while here on earth.

 

We believe   that religion touches all areas of our lives. Our responsibility is to put what we believe into practice in our daily lives. All who do this, of whatever faith, are saved since they are living in the spirit of Christ's name.

 

 The Swedenborgian Church exists to help people be open to the Lord's presence and leading, and to facilitate their spiritual well-being. We invite you to participate with others who are seeking to deepen their inner life and spiritual journey.

 

About Us

The Swedenborgian Church is a welcoming 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.

 

Our  congregation was founded in 1841, in the Lakewood area and later another congregation was established in East Cleveland. In the 1950's the two groups merged and moved to 4815 Broadview Rd Cleveland.   In 2016, we sold our building and meet at various locations.

 

May God bless you on your spiritual journey!

What We Believe

We believe   that there is one God, known by many names. We worship Jesus Christ as our Lord and our God. The Christian trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are aspects of God just as soul, body, and activities are aspects of each one of us.

 

We believe   the Bible is the inspired Word of God. In its pages we find two parallel stories: the historical account of people, places, and events; and within that account a deeper, spiritual reflection of our individual journeys. Thus the Bible is alive and fresh today, speaking to us directly and personally about our spiritual growth, and showing us the way to live better and more fulfilling lives.

 

We believe   that people are spirits clothed with material bodies. At death our material body is put aside and we continue living in the spiritual world in our inner, spiritual body, according to the kind of life we have chosen while here on earth.

 

We believe   that religion touches all areas of our lives. Our responsibility is to put what we believe into practice in our daily lives. All who do this, of whatever faith, are saved since they are living in the spirit of Christ's name.

 

 The Swedenborgian Church exists to help people be open to the Lord's presence and leading, and to facilitate their spiritual well-being. We invite you to participate with others who are seeking to deepen their inner life and spiritual journey.

 

 

The Swedenborgian Church

LogoThe 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 the Lord’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.

 

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Emanuel Swedenborg

Emanuel Swedenborg was born in 1688 in Stockholm, Sweden, at the dawn of the "Age of Enlightenment" when Europeans were stressing the importance of scientific reason and rationality.

 

Young Emanuel was educated at the University of Uppsala where he demonstrated his rare gift in science and mathematics. Extensive publication established him by 1734 as one of Europe’s leading scientists in such diverse areas as mathematics, geology, chemistry, physics, mineralogy, astronomy, and anatomy. According to numerous authorities, many of Swedenborg’s insights in these fields anticipated revolutionary scientific discoveries and theories of our own time.

 

In addition, Swedenborg served as a member of the Swedish House of Nobles where he authored advanced monetary and fiscal policies.

 

Swedenborg learned such crafts as bookbinding, watch making, lens grinding, carpentry, engraving, and drafting by taking up residence in the homes where the crafts had been perfected. His breadth of interests and prolific studies made him an uncommon man. His later work revealed him, however, as even more exceptional.

 

Swedenborg’s all-consuming desire for scientific knowledge began to find a companion: a desire for religious understanding. He examined the relationship between the body and the soul, attempting to discover the nature of the spiritual being residing within human personality. After a profound spiritual experience in his mid-fifties, he devoted the rest of his life to religion.

 

In preparation for his subsequent work, Swedenborg studied the Bible in its original languages with his well-trained scientist’s care for precision and detail. He wrote volumes on numerous portions of the Bible and on other subjects of Christian theology. The latter part of his religious search, writing, and publishing was done in London where he died in 1772.

 

Emanuel Swedenborg achieved success in three distinct careers–scientist, statesman, and theologian. Emerson called him "a colossal soul" and counted him as one of the "representative men" of the world such as Plato, Montaigne, Shakespeare, and Goethe.

 

The height, breadth, and depth of Swedenborg’s life and thought sweep the widest possible range of human life from our inner, mystical experiences to everyday lives of usefulness. In him, for example, we find an inspiration to search for a greater fulfillment of our God-given potential through the cultivation of heightened awareness, holistic living, and right-brained, intuitive knowledge.

 At the same time, we hear Swedenborg reminding us of our duty to lead a useful life, doing practical things to meet our neighbors’ needs and striving to bring God’s kingdom on earth.

 

 

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772):

 

  •  viewed God as infinitely loving and at the very center of our being,
  •  viewed human life as a continuous re-birthing as we participate in our own creation,
  •  viewed the Bible as a story of inner-life stages as we learn and grow,
  •  and had conviction that life continues following the transition we call death to eternity of growing fulfillment.

 

 “All religion relates to life, and the life of religion is to do good”

 

Swedenborg Chapel is a ministry of the Swedenborgian Church

serving in Cleveland, Ohio since 1841

 

Mailing Address:

2439 Abington Road, Fairlawn, OH 44333

216-351-8093

      churchoffice@swedenborgchapelcleveland.com

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