There is one God whose essence is Divine Love and Wisdom. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not three persons, but are all aspects of God just as body, mind, and soul are all aspects of one person.
The Bible contains the Word of God and provides us with inspiration and guidance to help us to lead better and more fulfilling lives. The literal sense of Scripture tells the story of the people of God, and contains a deeper meaning that illumines the journey of the human soul.
People are essentially spirits clothed with material bodies. At death, the material body is laid aside and the person continues to live on in the spiritual world, choosing a heavenly life or a hellish one based on the quality of the life choices they made here.
God gives everyone the freedom to choose their beliefs and live their lives accordingly. Salvation is available for people of all religions.
The Second Coming has taken place and is still taking place. It is not an actual physical appearance of the Lord, but rather his return in spirit and truth that is being affected as a present reality.
God is infinitely loving and at the center of every living thing. Truth is love in action; actions performed out of love are genuine expressions in a physical form of what love means.
The Swedenborgian Cross
THE CROSS: The symbol of Christ at the center
THE CIRCLE: Representing the Oneness of God—The Unity of All that Is. The circle connects the elements and encircles the cross, which further ties the elements together within the Unity of All that Is
THE FOUR SQUARES: Symbolize the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water
* Earth corresponds the physical world
* Air corresponds to the spiritual world
* Fire corresponds to love, good, and passion
* Water corresponds to wisdom, truth, and rationality
The squares are interconnected; the elements are interdependent, both on the earthly plane and correspondentially. Four squares joined by a cross under a circle symbolize virtuous lives ruled by the inflowing love of God, united by the Lord into a genuinely Christian church.