9356. In this way the truth that God had become Man could be made plain, this being the first and most essential truth for the sake of which the Word exists. For nobody can believe in and love a God whom they cannot picture in some shape or form. Those therefore who acknowledge something they cannot picture lower their thinking to the natural order and so believe in what is not God, see 7211, 9303, 9315. Therefore the Lord was pleased to be born on our planet and to make this plain through the Word, not only in order that people might know it on earth but also in order that it might be made plain to all throughout the universe who enter heaven from any planet whatever. For in heaven all come in contact with others.