10818. Wherefore those who within the church do not acknowledge the Lord and His Divine, cannot be conjoined with God, and thus cannot have any lot with the angels in heaven, for no one can be conjoined with God except by the Lord and in the Lord.
That no one can be conjoined with God except by the Lord, the Lord teaches in these passages:
No man hath ever seen God; the only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He hath set Him forth (John 1:18).
Ye have never heard the voice of the Father, nor seen His shape (John 5:37).
No one knoweth the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to reveal Him (Matt. 11:27).
I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one cometh unto the Father but by Me (John 14:6).
That no one can be conjoined with God except in the Lord, the Lord also teaches in John:
As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine; so neither can ye, unless ye abide in Me; for without Me ye can do nothing (John 15:4-5).
That no one can be conjoined with God except in the Lord, because the Father is in Him, and They are one, as also He teaches in John:
He that seeth Me seeth Him that sent Me; and ye have known My Father, and from henceforth ye have known Him; He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father; Philip, believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me (John 12:45; 14:7-11).
The Father and I are one; that ye may know, and believe, that I am in the Father and the Father in Me (John 10:30, 38).