You are born again by the immortal word, which lives and endures forever; and you are feeding upon the milk of the word, which word is God, which word became flesh, and dwelt among us. So he (Christ) is the head of the Church, and they are living stones; but all you now who put the letter for the word, and have got it in your minds, and gather assemblies by it; this you cannot witness. And it is ignorance for you to say that the letter (Bible) is the word; when the letter (Bible) says, God is the word. And it is, those who are gathered by the form of the letter, is the Church of God; for the Church is the pillar and ground of truth, gathered by the eternal power that was before letter [Bible] was; and all who are in this church, as it is called of the world, and live in the comprehension of the letter (Bible), and the earthly part yet standing, there is devilishness in your minds, and earthliness, and pride, and filth. If you hearken to that light in your conscience, it will let you see so.