34. THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IN ITS UNIVERSAL IDEA OR FORM.*
The Christian Faith in its universal idea or form is this: The Lord from eternity, who is Jehovah, came into the world to subdue the hells, and to glorify His Human; and without this no mortal could have been saved; and they are saved who believe in Him.
* The Latin word idea is evidently used here in its original Greek sense of form. See the True Christian Religion (n. 2), where Swedenborg in exactly the same connection uses the word forma instead of idea. [TR.]