The "New Church" is not a Protestant, Catholic, or Eastern Orthodox denomination, but is a new and different kind of Christian faith.  It is different because of its teaching about the Divinity of the Lord, the holiness of His Word (the Bible) and the nature of spiritual life.  As far as we know, we have more detailed and extensive teachings about the life after death than any other Christian church in the history of the world.

Our whole theology is based the Bible, and on revelations given in the dozens of inspired and carefully reasoned books written by Emanuel Swedenborg between 1748 and 1772.  Yet we do not venerate Swedenborg any more than other Christians venerate Matthew or Luke.  Rather we see in his work the hand of the Lord Himself in His Second Coming to an intellectually advanced but spiritually compromised human race.