Month: May 2019
You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.
The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
Freedom is the open window through which pours sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.
Herbert Hoover 🌸
Both me and my partner went from orthodox christianity to swedenborg Christians. We even wear their merchandise. 🌸
I don’t like to write bad things about others beliefs, I can only say from my own personal experience RCC it was so not right for me personally. 🌸
I was looking for Jesus when baptised. I was not looking to sign away my full autonomy. My Love life, my sex life, my reproductive choices or my free will.
They got us on these issues by only mentioning it after a full year of RCIA attendance.
It was the last day when they brought up some ‘controversial’ church teachings.
Most of us sat there in stunned silence, because we didn’t realise prior to baptism we were signing our whole personal autonomy over to a church.
By then it was a bit late.. We struggled on to see what was what, nearly all left eventually, which most do I was later told, and I soldiered on with my whole identity and autonomy no more, before they then started on my work, which is when I snapped and thought let those who wish to be Controlled go forth and multiply, and let those that wish to be themselves find Jesus, read gospels and find a path that doesn’t require you to give up your very being to have a relationship with Jesus.
With Swedenborg teaching you give up nothing, it’s pure teaching you learn, and can incorporate into every day life. It’s given clarity and direction and nothing contradicts itself or feels derogatory, or control freakish. You really are in gatherings around some of the most respectful, generous easy going people you could meet, who generally follow christ teachings, and go indepth into them. You are free to ask anything you like and there is no them and us mentality. You genuinely live the gospels in a christ way trying to imitate his commandments. Nothing is forced and you are not controlled in your personal life’s. It’s healthy positive and what I was originally looking for. I have no more conflicts or questions, as everyone is taught even before you ask. It also helps us as a couple if there is something we are not sure about… I highly recommend it. Like anything it isn’t for everyone as each has individual paths.. but I recommend it if othodox religions are not your thing but you wish to learn more about Jesus… Its a great path for that road, that will not cause damage to your mind and is safe, informative and indepth. I love it.
I’m very happy the Lord lead us to true christianity. 🌸
I remember on last day of RCIA ‘cos nobody else could challenge it other than a few wtf?’
Commenting that I thought the church believed in human dignity, free will and examine one’s conscience… Hard to do when a council has pre determined everything that could express it as being a mortal sin isn’t it?
Even they had to laugh at the irony. 🌸 I think unless you are born into it.. You will more than likely leave, but be psychologically damaged if not careful. Therapy will be Swedenborg to Detox your mind and shift all the contradiction you will no doubt have as a result.
Blessings 🌸 🌸 🌸
In my father’s house there are many mansions. If not, I would have told you: because I go to prepare a place for you.
Angels are all around us, all the time, in the very air we breathe.
Elieen Elias Freeman 🌸