New Church Vineyard exists to support religious education and spiritual enrichment for people of all ages, from preschool children through adults. Our materials are arranged under eight spiritual themes which are drawn from the teachings of The New Church, a new Christianity based on the Word of God and dedicated to the worship of the Lord God Jesus Christ.
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Divine Providence and Evil
Featured Topic #54: Divine Providence and Evil.
The New Church teaches that true spiritual freedom is the acceptance of the Lord's leadership in our lives. The Lord never wills for bad things to happen to anyone, but He allows us to make either good or bad choices. By exercising our own will, we can come to recognize evil for what it is and freely choose to reject it.