Of the In and Out. How the eternal will of God
carries itself outwards and into perceptibility,
inwards and again into the One.
may be understood to what end the being of this
orld was created, and what purpose the creaturcly
ground serves. Further, to what end joy and sorrow
have become manifest; and how God is so near all
1. John i. 11-13 runs thus : He (Jesus Christ)
came unto his own, and his own received him not.
But as many as received him, to them gave he
power to become children of God, even to them
that believe on his name: which were born, riot
of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will
of man, but of God.
2. In these words we have the precious ground
of divine revelation, viz. the eternal In and Out.
For they speak of this, how the hidden divine
eternal Word of the divine power of the Unity
came forth into the emanated, natural, creaturely,
image-like Word, viz. into humanity, into his
8. For the emanated, image-like, creaturely Word
is the ever-speaking Word's property. And it is
thereby clearly signified that his own, or the
averse, image-like, particular will, received him