The Holy Scripture or Word is Divine truth itself (n. 1-4).
In the Word there is a spiritual sense, hitherto unknown (n. 5-26)
- What the spiritual
sense is (n. 5-8).
- The spiritual sense is in all things of the Word, and in every single particular
of it (n. 9-17).
- From the spiritual sense it is that the Word is Divinely inspired, and is holy
in every word (n. 18, 19).
- Hitherto the spiritual sense of the Word has been unknown (n. 20-25).
- Henceforth the spiritual sense of the Word will be imparted solely to him who
from the Lord is in genuine truths (n. 26).
The sense of the letter of the Word is the basis, the containant, and the
support of its spiritual and celestial senses (n. 27-36).
Divine truth in the sense of the letter of the Word is its fullness, in its
holiness, and in its power (n. 37-49).
The doctrine of the church is to be drawn from the sense of the letter of the
Word, and is to be confirmed thereby (n. 50-61).
- The Word cannot be understood without doctrine (n. 50).
- Doctrine must be
drawn from the sense of the letter of the Word, and be confirmed thereby (n.
- The genuine truth which must be of doctrine appears in the sense of the letter
to none but those who are in enlightenment from the Lord (n. 57).
VI. By means of the sense of the letter of the Word there is conjunction with the
Lord and association with the angels (n. 62-68).
The Word is in all the heavens, and is the source of angelic wisdom (n. 70-75).
VII. The church is from the Word, and is such as is its under standing of the
Word (n. 76-79).
IX. There is a marriage of the Lord and the church and a derivative marriage of
good and truth in each and everything of the Word (n. 80-90).
X. It is possible for heresies to be drawn from the sense of the letter of the
Word, but it is hurtful to confirm them (n. 91-97).
The Lord came into the world to fulfill all things of the Word, and thereby to
become Divine truth or the Word even in ultimates (n. 98-100).
Before the Word that is now in the world there was a Word which is lost (n.
The people outside the church who are not in possession of the Word have light
by its means (u. 104-113).
Without the Word no one would have knowledge of a God, of heaven and hell, or of
a life after death, and still less of the Lord (n. 114-118).