122. V. THAT FROM THE MARRIAGE OF GOOD AND TRUTH WHICH PROCEEDS AND FLOWS IN FROM THE LORD, MAN RECEIVES TRUTH, AND TO THIS THE LORD CONJOINS GOOD; AND THAT THUS THE CHURCH IS FORMED BY THE LORD WITH MAN. That from the good and truth which proceed as one from the Lord, man receives truth, is because he receives it as his own, and appropriates it to himself as his own; for he thinks it as if of himself, and speaks from it in like manner. This is the case because truth is in the light of the understanding, therefore he sees it; and when one sees anything in himself or in his own mind, he knows not whence it is, for he does not see its influx as he sees the things which come into the sight of his eye; therefore he supposes it to be in himself. That it so appears is granted man by the Lord, that he may be a man and that he may have a reciprocal of conjunction. Add to this, that man is born a faculty of knowing, understanding, and being wise, and this faculty receives the truths whereby he has knowledge, intelligence, and wisdom. And because the female was created by means of the truth of the male and after marriage, is formed more and more into the love thereof, it follows that she also receives her husband's truth into herself and conjoins it with her good.