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EDP 10-Hour, Part 2, Chapter 1: The Providence to Lay the Foundation for Restoration

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Exposition of the Divine Principle (originally in Korean text)
This is the Ten-hour, Part 2, Chapter 1: The Providence to Lay the Foundation for Restoration.

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EDP 10-Hour, Part 2, Chapter 1: The Providence to Lay the Foundation for Restoration

  1. 1. Eixpositionu of‘ the Divine Principle Diagramed Lecture Manual for Ten Hour Lectures PART II THE HOUSE OF UNIFICATION FOR WORLD PEACE
  2. 2. (1% Lay the F0 for Rfe~s: to~ra: tilo_n‘
  3. 3. The Providence of Restoration in Adam's Famil
  4. 4. Providence of restoration in Adam's family Eeurtda"t: i~ort for the iifiessfiah Foundation of substance liiouttdation of‘ faith For the providence of restoration to be accomplished in Adam's family, the members of his family had to make cer- tain conditions of indemnity to restore the foundation of faith and the foundation of substance. On these two foundations, the foundation for the Messiah was to have been estab- lished, and the Messiah could have come to Adam's family.
  5. 5. 1.1 The Foundation of Faith Obiect for the condition To restore through indemnity the foundation of faith, fallen people must set up an object for the condition. Due to his faithlessness, Adam lost the Word of God, which had been given him in order to fulfill the condition necessary to establish the foundation of faith.
  6. 6. 1.1 The Foundation of Faith Object for the condition sod Restoration if Sacri_ficial L offering Adam He fell to the position where he could no longer receive the Word of God directly. Consequently, in restoring the founda- tion of faith, Adam had to faithfully offer in a manner accept- able to Q some obiect for the condition substituting for God's Word. For Adam's family, this object was a sacrificial ofiefing.
  7. 7. central figure Sacrifice: Adam —> Cain and Abel To restore the foundation of faith, there must also be a cen- tral figure. One would expect that the central figure in Adam's family be Adam himself. Yet nowhere in the biblical record do we find Adam offering a sacrifice. Instead, his sons Cain and Abel offered them.
  8. 8. central figure Sacrifice: Adam —> Cain and Abel What was the reason for this? According to the Principle of Creation, human beings were created to serve only one mas- ter. God cannot conduct His providence in accordance with the Principle with someone who serves two masters.
  9. 9. central figure sacrifice: Adam —> Gain and Abel @ . / Sewing two masters (unprincipled situation) Olf God were to accept Adam and his offering, Satan would use his ties of kinship with Adam as a condition through which to make a counterclaim upon him and his offering. In that case, Adam would be placed in the unprincipled situa- tion of having to serve two masters: 1 and Satan.
  10. 10. Good and evil Goodness Therefore, God took the course of symbolically dividing Adam, embodying both good and evil, into two entities, one repre- senting good and the other representing eiil. For this reason, God gave Adam two sons, representing good and evil, and set them in positions where each dealt with only one master, God or Satan. After setting up this arrangement, God had the two sons offer sacrifices separately.
  11. 11. FH= E='. WHflfl- Good and evil IE E N E M III E E Goodness Cain and Abel were both sons of Adam. Which one of them was to represent goodness, and which was to represent evil?
  12. 12. Their relative positions were determined according to the course of Eve's fall.
  13. 13. Second First *"’. ... , Archangel Principled PhV3i¢a' Spiritual Unprincipled spouse fall fall spouse e Longing to Excessive retum to God desire % fell through two illicit acts of love. The @, motivated by her excessive desire to enjoy what it was not yet time for her to enjoy, constituted the spiritual fall with the Archangel, her unprincipled spouse; and the second, motivated by her | o_ng; ing to return to God, led to the physical fall with Adam, her principled spouse.
  14. 14. Second First s; 5”’ Archangel Principled Physical SPi| ‘ii| -lai Unprincipled spouse fall “' fall spouse e Longing to i , ‘ Excessive retum to God pl -« desire Goodness Although the two were both fallen acts, the second act was more in line with the Principle and more forgivable than the first. Since E was the first fruit of Eve's love, signifying Eve's first fallen act of love, he was chosen to represent elil. Since Ap_e_l was the second fruit of Eve's love, signifying Eve's sec- ond fallen act of love, he was chosen to represent goodness.
  15. 15. God could not accept Cain's sacrifice because Cain stood in a position to relate with Satan, which gave Satan rights over the sacrifice. God received Abel's sacrifice because he stood in a proper relationship with God and made the offering in a manner acceptable to Him.
  16. 16. Foundation of Faith : O In this way, Abel successfully laid the foundation of faith in Adam's family.
  17. 17. 1.2 The Foundation of Substance , of substance Indemnity condition to remove the ‘fallen nature Had Cain fulfilled the indemnity condition to remove the fallen nature, God would have gladly accepted his sacrifice. The foundation of substance would then have been laid in Adam's family.
  18. 18. 1.2 The Foundation of Substance Indemnity condition to remove the fallen nature Reverse process oTo remove the fallen nature, a person must make an indem- nity condition by taking a course which reverses the process through which human beings initially acquired the fallen nature.
  19. 19. Causes of the rimar characteristics of the fallen nature * Archangel Fall: fallen nature CD Failing to take God's standpoint ®, The Archangel fell because he did not love Adam; rather, he envied Adam, who was receiving more love from God than he. This caused the first primary characteristic of the fallen nature: failing to take God's standpoint .
  20. 20. causes of the primary characteristics of the fallen nature * Archangel Fall: fallen nature CD Failing to take God's standpoint (2) Leaving one's proper position ®The Archangel fell because he did not respect Adam as God's mediator and receive God's love through him; rather, he attempted to seize Adam's position. This caused the sec- ond primary characteristic of the fallen nature: leaving one's proper position.
  21. 21. causes of the primary characteristics of the fallen nature * Archangel Fall: fallen nature CD Failing to take God's standpoint (2) Leaving one's proper position ® Reversing dominion GD Multiplying evil ©The Archangel claimed dominion over Eve and Adam, who were his rightful lords. This caused the third primary charac- teristic of the fallen nature: reversing dominion. @The Archangel conveyed to Adam and Eve his evil will. This caused the fourth primary characteristic of the fallen nature: multiplying evil.
  22. 22. lndemnit conditions to remove the fallen nature = Adam's position Archangel's position Restoration: indemnit conditions CD Love Abel (3 Receive God's love through Abel To remove these characteristics of the fallen nature, ®First, Cain, who stood in the Archangel's position, should have taken God's standpoint by loving Abel, who stood in Adam's position. ®Second, Cain should have received God's love through Abel, respecting him as God's mediator.
  23. 23. Indemnity conditions to remove the fallen nature A Adam's position Archangel's position Restoration: indemnit conditions CD Love Abel (3 Receive God's love through Abel (93 Submit to Abel @ Learn God's Will from Abel 6) Third, Cain should have obediently submitted to Abel, accepting Abel's dominion. @ Forth, Cain should have leamed God's VVll| from Abel, multiplying goodness.
  24. 24. Failure of the foundation of substance Foundation of substance: »x I as j Gain killed Abel Providence of restoration : X OHowever, Cain killed Abel. In murdering Abel, Cain repeated the sin of the Archangel. That is, he re-enacted the very pro- cess which had given rise to the primary characteristics of the fallen nature. Adam's family thus failed to lay the founda- tion of substance. OConsequent| y, God's providence of restoration through Adam's family could not be fulfilled.
  25. 25. 1 .3 The Foundation for the Messiah in Adam's Family il': D§. !i‘fi£ié‘t'§i0ifi tor the Messiah iii Foundation of substance - Substantial offering Symbolic offering The foundation for the Messiah is established by first restor- ing through indemnity the foundation of faith and then estab- lishing the foundation of substance. With regard to their requisite sacrifices, the foundation of faith is restored by making an acceptable symbolic offering, and the foundation of substance is established by making an acceptable substantial offering.
  26. 26. ii ®lndemnity condition Symbolic __ to symbolically restore people offering l ®lndemnity condition to restore all things Let us examine the meaning and purpose of the symbolic offer- ipg and the substantial offering. Due to the Fall, the three great blessings were lost. The way to restore them requires us to take the opposite course. First, we must establish the foundation of faith by making the symbolic offering, which fulfills an indemnity condition to restore all things and an indemnity condition to symbolically restore people.
  27. 27. -= @lndemnity condition Substantial K to restore parents offering A-* Olndemnity condition to restore children it ®lndemnity condition Symbolic __ to symbolically restore people offering l ®lndemnity condition to restore all things Next, we must establish the foundation of substance by mak- ing the substantial offering, which fulfills an indemnity condi- tion to restore first the children and then the parents. On this basis, we can establish the foundation for the Messiah.
  28. 28. The meanin and ur ose of the mbolic offerin 7% ® Indemnity condition to restore all things owe can consider the meaning and purpose of the symbolic offering in two ways. 6) First, Satan gained dominion over the natural world gall things) through his domination of fallen people. Thus, one purpose of the symbolic offering of all things is to fulfill an indemnity condition to restore all things, which is God's actual object partner in symbol.
  29. 29. The meaning and purpose of the symbolic offering 7t 6) Indemnity condition (3 Indemnity condition 10 iestiiie 3" things to symbolically restore people ®Second, since fallen people fell to a position below all things, in order for them to come before God, they must go through all things, according to the Principle of Creation that one approach God through that which is closer to Him. The sec- ond purpose of the symbolic offering is thus to fulfill an indemnity condition to symbolically restore people.
  30. 30. The meaning and purpose of the substantial offering Indemnity condition to completely restore people Indemnity condition to remove the fallen nature Following the order of creation, in which God created all things first and human beings afterwards, the substantial offering, as an intemal offering to restore human beings, can only be made on the basis of an acceptable symbolic offering. The substantial offering fulfills an indemnity condition to com- pletely restore people by making the indemnity condition to remove the fallen nature.
  31. 31. The meaning and purpose of the substantial offering Indemnity condition to restore - ‘ their parents Indemnity con-dition II - to completely e Indemnity condition resmre pe°p'e *0 be restored T (Indemnity condition) to remove the fallen nature as good children The substantial offering is carried out when a person in Cain's position honors the person in Abel's position and sets him above himself as an offering. Through this, they fulfill the indemnity condition to be restored as good children, which is also reckoned as the indemnity condition to restore their par- ents.
  32. 32. 'fl‘wo purpows of J-tbei's sggmlaolfc offering Symbolic offering wsubstantial offering Establish the foundation of faith in Adam's place Be the central figure of the substantial offering Before the substantial offering can be made, the central fig- ure of the offering, the one who is to be offered, must be cho- sen God had Abel make the symbolic offering for two reasons: first, to have him establish the foundation of faith in Adam's place; second, to qualify him to be the central figure of the substantial offering.
  33. 33. Symbolic A ‘ offering Indemnity condition to remove the fallen nature children: fulfill the indemnity condition together Cain was the one to fulfill the indemnity condition to remove the fallen nature, yet his accomplishment would have resulted in the entire family of Adam fulfilling the condition. How was this possible? If Cain had yielded to Abel and fulfilled the indemnity condition to remove the fallen nature, both children would have been regarded as having fulfilled the indemnity condition together.
  34. 34. Symbolic A ‘ offering Indemnity condition to remove the fallen nature children: fulfill the indemnity condition together Their father (Adam): separate from Satan Cain and Abel were offspring of Adam, the embodiment of both good and evil. Had they unshackled themselves from Satan's chains by fulfilling the indemnity condition to remove the fallen nature, their father, Adam, also could have sepa- rated from Satan and stood upon the foundation of sub- stance, and their family would have established the founda- tion for the Messiah.
  35. 35. Foundation of faith : O When Abel made his sacrifice in a manner acceptable to God, he fulfilled the indemnity condition to restore the foun- dation of faith and firmly secured his position as the central figure of the substantial offering.
  36. 36. Providence of restoration in Adam's family : X Foundation for the Messiah : )< lilf. Foundation of substance : )< i Foundation of faith : O However, when Cain murdered Abel, they failed to make the substantial offering. Hence, neither the foundation of sub- stance nor the foundation for the Messiah could be estab- fished. God's providence of restoration in Adam's family came to naught
  37. 37. 1.4 Some Lessons from Adam's Family Accomplishment --------------------------- -- conditional G) of God's Will predestination H uman responsibility ---------------- -- Respect ®The failure of God's providence of restoration in Adam's fam- ily teaches us, first, about God's conditional predestination of the accomplishment of His Vlfill and His absolute respect for the human portion of responsibility.
  38. 38. 1.4 Some Lessons from Adam's Family Accomplishment --------------------------- -- conditional G) of God's Will predestination H uman responsibility ---------------- -- Respect predestination H uman being --------------------------------- -- conditional predestination . ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . . . ®[ ®Second, even after Cain killed Abel, God began a new chap- ter of His providence by raising Seth in Abel's place. This shows us that God has absolutely predestined that His Vlfill shall one day be fulfilled, even though His predestination con- cerning individual human beings is conditional.
  39. 39. 1.4 Some Lessons from Adam's Family Accomplishment --------------------------- -- conditional G) of God's Will predestination H uman responsibility ---------------- -- Respect Goals . ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . . . ® I: predestination H uman being --------------------------------- -- conditional predestination ® . ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. person ®Third, through the offerings of Cain and Abel, God teaches us that fallen people must constantly seek for an Abel-type person. By honoring, obeying and following him, we can accomplish God's VVlll even without understanding every aspect of it
  40. 40. The Providence of Restoration in Noah's Famil
  41. 41. Killed - >-< Cain E Abel, thereby preventing the providence of resto- ration in Adam's family from being accomplished. Neverthe- less, God has predestined absolutely the fulfillment of the purpose of creation, and His Vlfill remains unchangeable.
  42. 42. 0%, upon the foundation of the loyal heart which E dem- onstrated toward Heaven, chose E in his place. From among Seth's descendants, God chose Noah's family and commenced a new chapter in His providence.
  43. 43. Killed >-< ‘ea '3 l. !oah's family : Flood judgment (Gen.6:13) Last Days It is written that God judged the world with the flood: "l have determined to make an end of all flesh; for the earth is filled with violence through them; behold, I will destroy them with the earth. " This shows us that Noah's time was the Last Days.
  44. 44. : Restore the foundation for the Messiah of Adam's family Foundation + Foundation of faith of substance Noah's family was responsible to fulfill the indemnity condi- tion to restore the foundation of faith, and then the indemnity condition to restore the foundation of substance, thereby restoring through indemnity the foundation for the Messiah, which Adam's family had failed to lay.
  45. 45. 2.1 The Foundation of Faith 2.1.1 The Central Fi ure for the Foundation of Faith | -(D 10 generations, 1,600 years after Adam ‘(:3 Second ancestor of humanity Noah I in the providence of restoration through Noah's family, Noah was the central figure to restore the foundation of faith. For the following reasons, he was qualified to make the symbolic offer- ing to God: ®God called Noah 10 generations or 1,600 biblical years after Adam. ®Noah was the second ancestor of humanity.
  46. 46. 2.1 The Foundation of Faith 2.1.1 The Central Figure for the Foundation of Faith I-(D 10 generations, 1,600 years after Adam I-® Second ancestor of humanity I-® Absolute obedience to God @ Foundation of Abel's heart -® Descendant of Seth to replace Abel I-© Righteous man ©Noah worked for 120 years on a mountain to build the ark in absolute obedience to God's instructions. @He was called by God upon the foundation of Abel's loyal and faithful heart. ©Noah was a descendant of Seth, chosen to replace Abel. ©Noah was a righteous man in God's sight.
  47. 47. 2.1 .2 The Ob'ect for the Condition in Restoring the Foundation of Faith God central figure: Noah Foundafion (second ancestor of humanity) of faith ' - Object for the condition: ark (new cosmos) The object for the condition by which Noah was to restore the foundation of faith was the ark. Before Noah could stand in place of Adam as the second human ancestor, he first had to make an indemnity condition for the restoration of the cosmos, lost to Satan due to Adam's fall. Hence, the object for the condition Noah offered should symbol- ize the new cosmos, and the _a_r_k was this object.
  48. 48. The Ark 8 members (llloah's family) : 8 members (Adam's family) The a_rl< was built with three decks, symbolizing the cosmos, which had been created through the three stages of the growing period. The 8 members of Noah's family who entered the ark repre- sented the 8 members of Adam's family who, having been invaded by Satan, had to be restored through indemnity.
  49. 49. F’ Ark cosmos 8 members (Noah's family) : 8 members (Adam's family) Noah's family members : Humanity Animals : Natural world CA5 the master of the ark, Noah symbolized God; his family members symbolized humanity; and the animals brought into the ark symbolized the entire natural world.
  50. 50. 40 days of flood Eliminate sinful humanity Raise up a family to relate only with God After the ark was completed, God judged the world with the 40 days of flood in order to eliminate sinful humanity and raise up a family who would relate only with Him.
  51. 51. 40 days of flood Eliminate sinful humanity Raise up a family to relate only with God 40 dalls Indemnity period to restore the number 40 Foundation of faith : O God set the period of the flood judgment at 40 days as the indemnity period to restore the number 40, which had been defiled when the period between Adam and Noah (10 gener- ations X four position foundation = 40) was lost to Satan. By fulfilling this period, God intended to restore the foundation of m.
  52. 52. 40 days of flood Eliminate sinful humanity Raise up a family to relate only with God 40 dalls Indemnity period to restore the number 40 Foundation of faith : O Through the 40-day judgment, Noah's family offered the ark in a manner acceptable to God and restored through indem- nity the foundation of faith.
  53. 53. The raven and dove fl‘: GO(l reveals his secret ‘t0 prophets (Amos 3:7) The Bible says that at the end of 40 days of rain, Noah sent forth from the ark a raven and a dove. Let us examine what future providential situations this foreshadowed, as Amos 3:7 says, "Surely the Lord God does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets. "
  54. 54. The raven and dove fl‘: God reveals his secret to prophets (Amos 3:7) <5»? GOCl'S W0l'l(S around the ark er Entire course of history <1“ Raven L—I? - Satan trying to invade Noah's family The works which God performed around the ark at the end of the 40-day flood symbolized the entire course of history fol- lowing God's creation of heaven and earth. The raven, which circled about looking for a place to land until the waters subsided, signified that Satan would be look- ing for a condition through which to invade Noah's family.
  55. 55. First Adam — God withdrew his ideal from earth What was foreshadowed when Noah sent forth the dove three times? The first dove, which found no land and had to retum, repre- sented the first Adam. Adam's fall frustrated the divine ideal, and thus God withdrew His ideal from earth for a time.
  56. 56. First Adam — God withdrew his ideal from earth Jesus (second Adam) - crucified, promising the Second Advent The second dove, which again retumed but this time with an olive leaf, symbolized Jesus, the second Adam. It signified that if the chosen people were to disbelieve in Jesus at his coming, he would fail to realize God's Vlfill and be crucified, leaving behind the promise of the Second Advent.
  57. 57. First dove First Adam — God withdrew his ideal from earth Second dove Jesus (second Adam) - crucified, promising the Second Advent Third dove Second Advent (third Adam) - Realize God's ideal The third dove, which found dry ground and did not return, symbolized Christ at the Second Advent, the third Adam. lt signified that when Christ comes again, he will realize God's idial, which will never again be withdrawn from earth.
  58. 58. 2.2 The Foundation of Substance Noah successfully restored through indemnity the foundation of faith by fulfilling the dispensation of the ark and thereby making a symbolic offering acceptable to God.
  59. 59. 2.2 The Foundation of Substance Fifiam ‘ of substance gha In demnity condition Abe‘ to remove fallen nature cam Upon this foundation, Noah's sons Shem and Ham were then to have stood in the positions of Cain and Abel, respectively. Had they then succeeded in the substantial offering by fulfilling the indemnity condition to remove the fallen nature, they would have laid the foundation of substance.
  60. 60. 2.2 The Foundation of Substance Noah one in heart of substance In demnity condition to remove fallen nature Site to ffam ‘ Abel cain Ham, Noah's second son, had to restore the position of Abel in order to become the central figure of the substantial offering. In the case of Noah's family, it was Noah, not Ham, who made the symbolic offering. Therefore, for Ham to stand in the position of Abel, as one who succeeded in making the symbolic offering, he had to become inseparably one in heart with Noah.
  61. 61. Test of I-lam's heartistic oneness with Noah (Genesis 9:20~26) Felt ashamed Stirred up Let us examine how God tested Ham's heartistic oneness with Noah. Genesis 9:20 ~ 26 reports that when Ham saw Noah lying naked in his tent, he felt ashamed of Noah and stirred up the same feelings in his brothers, Shem and Japheth.
  62. 62. Test of l-Ham's heartistic oneness with Noah (Genesis 9:20~26) Felt ashamed Stirred up Rebuked Felt ashamed covered with a garment Swayed by Ham to feel ashamed of their father's nakedness and tuming their faces so as not to behold the sight, they walked backwards and covered their father's body with a gannent This act constituted a sin, so much so that Noah rebuked Ham, cursing him to be a slave to his brothers.
  63. 63. Why God tested Ham through nakedness Events after dispensation of ark -: Events after the creation Let us examine why God tested Ham by having him behold Noah's nakedness. We saw that the ark symbolized the cosmos, and that the events occurring immediately after the dispensation of the ark represented the events which took place immediately after the creation of the cosmos.
  64. 64. Why God tested Ham through nakedness Events after dispensation of ark -t -Events after the cieation Noah's position after the flood = Adam's position after the creation Hence, Noah's position right after the flood was much like that of Adam after the creation of heaven and earth.
  65. 65. Not ashamed covered their of nakedness lower parts (Gen.2:25) Hid (Gen. 3:7) Adam and % before the Fall were close in heart and inno- cently open with each other and with God; as it is written, they were not ashamed of their nakedness. Yet after they @, they felt ashamed of their nakedness. They covered their lower parts with fig leaves and @ among the trees of the garden, fearing that God would see them.
  66. 66. Not ashamed covered their of nakedness lower parts (Gen_2:25) (Blood ties with Satan) Hid (Guilty consciences) (Gen. 3:7) This shame was an indication of their inner reality, for they had formed a bond of blood ties with Satan by committing sin with their sexual parts. By covering their lower parts and hiding, they expressed their guilty consciences, which made them feel ashamed to come before God.
  67. 67. oNoah, who had severed his ties to Satan through the 40-day flood judgment, was supposed to secure the position of Adam right after the creation of the universe.
  68. 68. Not ashamed ft No feelings of shame of nakedness God expected Noah's family members to react to Noah's nakedness with no feelings of shame or thought to conceal his body, for by taking delight in the innocence of Noah's fam- ily, God could recover the joyful heart which He had felt when looking at Adam and Eve in their innocence before the Fall. To fulfill such a profound wish, God had Noah lie naked.
  69. 69. Not ashamed ft No feelings of shame of nakedness Had Ham been one in heart with Noah, regarding him with the same heart and from the same standpoint as God, he would have looked upon his fathers nakedness without any sense of shame.
  70. 70. Providence of restoration in Noah's family -: X’ Foundation of substance : X + Foundation of faith : O OHowever, when Ham felt ashamed of his fathers nakedness and acted to cover it up, he made a condition for Satan to enter; hence his feeling and act constituted a sin . OConsequent| y, Ham could not restore through indemnity the position of Abel from which to make the substantial offering. Since he could not establish the foundation of substance, the providence of restoration in Noah's family ended in failure.
  71. 71. 2.3 Some Lessons from Noah's Family 6) Path toward Heaven Humility, obedience, and patience - Fulfillment of God's will conditional ® predestination - Human responsibility ---- -- Respect ®Ham criticized Noah from a self-centered perspective and showed his displeasure by his actions, frustrating God's prov- idence in Noah's family. We, too, need humility, obedience, and patience to walk the path toward Heaven. ® Next, the providence in Noah's family teaches us about God's conditional predestination of the fulfillment of His Vlfill and His respect for human responsibility.
  72. 72. 2.3 Some Lessons from Noah's Family G) Path toward Heaven Humility, obedience, and patience - Fulfillment of God's will conditional ® predestination - Human responsibility ---- -- Respect C3)conditional predestination of human beings ©Third, it teaches us about God's conditional predestination of human beings. Although God had striven arduously for a long time to find Noah and raise him up as the father of faith, when his family failed its responsibility, God abandoned him and chose Abraham in his place.
  73. 73. The Providence of Restoration in Abraham's Family
  74. 74. 3.1 The Foundation of Faith 3.1.1 The central Figure for the Foundation of Faith Restoration In the providence of restoration in Abraham's family, the cen- tral figure to restore the foundation of faith was Abraham. Abraham was to restore through indemnity all the conditions Noah's family had to fulfill, but lost to Satan due to Ham's sin.
  75. 75. 3.1 The Foundation of Faith 3.1.1 The central Figure for the Foundation of Faith Restoration O 1 0 generations 0 1 0 generations and from Adam to Noah 400 years since Noah 40-day period of the flood judgment OFirst, Noah's family lost the 10 generations from Adam to Noah and the 40-day period of the flood judgment. In order to restore it, God called Abraham after an indemnity period of 10 generations and 400 years had passed since Noah.
  76. 76. 3.1 The Foundation of Faith 3.1.1 The central Figure for the Foundation of Faith Restoration O 1 0 generations 0 1 0 generations and from Adam to Noah 400 years since Noah 40-day period of the flood judgment 0 Father of faith 0 Faith and loyal heart Position of Ham Son of Terah ONext, Noah's family lost to Satan the position of the father of @ and the position of Ham, who was to take up the role of Abel. To assume the role of the father of faith in place of Noah, Abraham had to make a symbolic offering with @ and a loyal heart. In order to restore the position of Ham, the most beloved of God, God called someone Satan loved most, Abraham, who was the first son of Terah, an idolater.
  77. 77. Restored Ada m Mission Mission Three Slreat Three Qreat Source of blessing blessings blessings (Gen. 12:2-3) Abraham was to inherit the mission of Noah and thus the mission of Adam. In this capacity, he represented restored Adam. Hence, as God had blessed Adam and Noah (three great blessings), God also blessed Abraham to make a great nation and be the source of blessing.
  78. 78. 3.1.2 'll'he 0b'ects for the condition Offered for the Foundation of Faith 3.1.2.1 Abraham's mbolic Dfferin God Th . Dove, ram, and heifer (Gen. 15:9) Demonstrate right faith (Rom.1:17) God commanded Abraham to offer a dove and a pigeon, a ram and a goat, and a heifer. These were the objects for the condition he offered to restore the foundation of faith. But before he could make the symbolic offering, Abraham had to demonstrate right faith, just as Noah before him was accounted righteous prior to building the ark as his symbolic ofienng.
  79. 79. 3.1.2 The Objects for the condition Offered for the Foundation of Faith 3.1 .2.1 Abraham's Symbolic Offering God Th . Dove, ram, and heifer (Gen. 15:9) Demonstrate right faith (Rom.1:17) In truth, those who walk the providence of restoration must continually strengthen their faith.
  80. 80. Abraham's faith in preparation for the symbolic offering OLet us investigate how Abraham strengthened his @ in preparation for making the symbolic offering. OSince Noah was the second human ancestor, for Abraham to restore the position of Noah, he also had to assume Adam's position. For this reason, he was required to make a sym- bolic indemnity condition to restore the position of Adam's family before making the actual symbolic offering.
  81. 81. Abraham's faith in preparation for the symbolic offering Sister Lost ost , 0 Natural world ' ‘ Sister L Wife Gained back When the Archangel took %, along with her descendants (humanity) and the natural world, she was still Adam's sister. In restoring this, when Abraham entered Egypt, he lost his wife, Sarah, who pretended to be his sister, to the Pharaoh (Archangel). He then gained her back from the Pharaoh as his @, together with his nephew Q as the representative of humanity, and wealth symbolizing the natural world.
  82. 82. Abraham's faith in preparation for the symbolic offering Sister Lost ost , 0 Natural world Sister . . L Gained back Wife Once he had fulfilled this indemnity condition, Abraham was deemed ready to make the symbolic offering.
  83. 83. Si nificance of Abraham's s rmbolic offerin ® Adam-s 0bject for the condition to restore fem“)! Adam's family's task (sacrifices) ® Noah's Object for the condition to restore family Noah's family's task (Ark) What was the significance of Abraham's symbolic offering? ®lt offered objects for the condition to restore all that Adam's family was supposed to accomplish through Cain and Abel's sacrifices, ®And objects for the condition to restore all that Noah's family was trying to accomplish through the dispensation of the ik.
  84. 84. The symbolism of the three sacrifices Three sacrifices: symbolized the cosmos, completed through the 3 stages The three sacrifices symbolized the cosmos, which was com- pleted through the 3 stages of the growing period.
  85. 85. The symbolism of the three sacrifices Three sacrifices: symbolized the cosmos, completed through the 3 stages ». Formation 4», God's Spirit » -1. (Matt.3:16) Formation stage Form of a dove providence First, the cloive represented the formation stage. When Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist at the Jordan River, God's in the form of a dove, descended and alighted upon Jesus. This is because Jesus came to bring completion to the formation stage of the providence (Old Testament), symbol- ized by the dove.
  86. 86. fGo @ “ohm :29) Growth stage mission Second, the @ represented the growth stage. After John the Baptist testified that he had seen the Spirit descend on Jesus as a dove—meaning that Jesus was the one to complete the formation stage of the providence—he testified that Jesus would begin the growth stage mission, saying, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world! " (John1:29)
  87. 87. Represented completion » = (Judg.14:1 8) Third, the heifer represented the completion stage. It is written that once, when Samson put forth a riddle to the Philistines, they obtained the answer by having Samson's wife press him to reveal it. Samson said to them, ''If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have found out my riddle, " (Judg.14:18) here metaphorically calling his wife a heifer.
  88. 88. . Represented ' r I sta e Age of Age of _ completed the heifer t the wife ? Testament Age = = (Judg.14:1 8) oJesus came as the bridegroom to all humanity. All devout believers should become his brides, awaiting the time of his return. After these brides celebrate the marriage of the Lamb with Jesus, their bridegroom, they are to live in the Kingdom of Heaven, in oneness with him as though they were his wives. oTherefore, the Completed Testament Age following the Second Advent of Christ is the age of the heifer, or the age of the wife.
  89. 89. What the three sacrifices restored What were the three sacrifices to restore through indem- nify? They were to restore in Abraham's generation (horizontally) all the indemnity conditions which had accumulated in the course of the providence (vertically) through the three gen- erations of Adam, Noah and Abraham.
  90. 90. What the three sacrifices restored Growth . -. - 3 V Placed on one altar In one lifetime Restored at once Why did Abraham place the 3 sacrifices on one altar? Before the Fall, Adam was responsible to grow through all 3 stages in his one lifetime. Similarly, Abraham, now in the position of Adam, was supposed to restore, all at once, the long providence which God had conducted through the 3 providential generations of Adam (formation), Noah (growth) and Abraham (completion).
  91. 91. t-tow Abraham made the symbolic offering Birds of prey (Gen. 1 5:9-13) Now, let us study lm_wAbraham made the symbolic offering . According to Gen. 15:9-‘I3, Abraham cut the sacrifices in two except the dove and the pigeon, and when the birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, he drove them away.
  92. 92. How Abraham made the symbolic offering Birds of prey ’’; .-<»‘ ‘P? 1 (Gen. 15:9-13) Israelites: hardships for 400 years CA5 the sun was going down, God said to him in his sleep, "Know of a surety that your descendants will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs, and will be slaves there, and they will be oppressed for 400 years. " oAs a result of his mistake of not cutting the dove in two, the Israelites were destined to enter Egypt and suffer hard- ships for 400 years.
  93. 93. Wh was it a sin not to divide the offerin ? - Restore Adam's family: Abel and Gain were divided 4» Restore Noah's flood: divided good from evil The sacrifices had to be divided: first, to restore the situation in Adam's family in which Abel and Cain were divided to rep- resent good and evil. Second, to restore the situation of having divided good from all during the 40 days of Noah's flood.
  94. 94. Why was it a sin not to divide the offering? - Restore Adam's family: Abel and Gain were divided A Restore Noah's flood: divided good from evil ' Separate God's sovereignty from Satanic world = ~ Drain out blood of death from fallen humanity Third, to make the symbolic condition to separate a realm of God’s good sovereignty out of the Satanic world. Fourth, to make the condition to sanctify the offering by draining out the blood of death, which had entered fallen humanity through Satan.
  95. 95. Why was it a sin not to divide the offering? -- Restore Adam's family: Abel and Gain were divided A Restore Noah's flood: divided good from evil _ l 4 Separate God's sovereignty from Satanic world = ~ Drain out blood of death from fallen humanity Mot - Acknowledged Satan's claim of possession dividing - Handed over the entire offering to Satan Not dividing the dove had the effect of acknowledging Satan's claim of possession over it. As Satan claimed the dove, symbol- izing the formation stage, he also claimed the ram and heifer, symbolizing the growth and completion stages. Since it handed over the entire offering to Satan, it constituted sin.
  96. 96. ff? Birds of prey descending upon the sacrifice —: - Sacrifice profaned by Satan The birds of prey descending upon the sacrifice meant that it was profaned by Satan, who had been on the lookout for an opportunity to seize the sacrifice. Hence, all the conditions God intended to restore through Abraham's offering were lost, and thus his descendants had to undergo the 400 years of Egyptian slavery.
  97. 97. ff? Birds of prey descending upon the sacrifice —: - Sacrifice profaned by Satan consequence of Abraham's mistake 400 years from Noah lost to Satan . - Egyptian slavery: another 400-year period of separating Satan Providence prolonged through 3 generations Through Abraham's mistake, the 400-year-period from Noah was also lost to Satan, and God set up the slavery period as another 400-year period of separating Satan to re-create on the national level the situation before Abraham's failure in the symbolic offer- ing, parallel to when Noah was called upon to build the ark. The providence centered on Abraham was prolonged through the three generations of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
  98. 98. 3.1 .2.2 Abraham's Gfferin of Isaac God Restoration Three Symbolic / -f- . Isaac _ «; °‘. .== :.': .'. '.. '.'. =.'= .3 After Abraham failed in the symbolic offering, God com- manded him to sacrifice his only son Isaac as a burnt offer- ing (Gen. 22:2). In this way, God give Abraham another chance to work with Him and began a new dispensation for the purpose of restor- i_r_ig through indemnity Abraham's failure.
  99. 99. Why God gave Abraham another chance ®Abraham's family: third dispensation —> God's principle required conclusion ovvhy did God give Abraham another chance by having him offer Isaac? 6) First, the number 3 represents completion. Since the providence to lay the foundation for the Messiah in Abraham's family was the third dispensation, God's Principle required that it conclude this time.
  100. 100. Why God gave Abraham another chance ®Abraham's family: third dispensation —> God's principle required conclusion ® Satan: attacked two generations —> God could take back two generations ® Merit of faithful hearts ®Second, Satan had attacked the two generations of Adam and his son Cain. Hence, according to the principle of restoration through indemnity, God could work to take back the two gener- ations ofAbraham and his son Isaac. ®Third, even though Abraham failed, God could raise him up and give him another chance to make an offering based on the accumulated merit of Abel's and Noah's faithful hearts.
  101. 101. Abraham's faith in prepgration for the offering of Isaac Symbolic indemnity condition to restore Adam's family Before he could offer Isaac as a sacrifice, Abraham once again had to demonstrate right faith by repeating the symbolic indem- nity condition to restore Adam's family, as he had when he was about to make the symbolic offering.
  102. 102. Abraham's faith in preparation for the offering of Isaac Symbolic indemnity condition to restore Adam's family ' Sister Taken Wife Back } This is the reason Abraham once again put Sarah in the posi- tion of his sister and let her be taken by a king, this time Abimelech of Gerar. After she became the king's wife, Abraham took her back. This time Abraham also took back with him slaves, who sym- bolized humanity, and riches, which symbolized the natural world (Gen.20:1-18).
  103. 103. How Abraham offered isaac God "Do not lay your hand. .." Slay Abraham put forth his hand, and took the knife to sl_ay Isaac. But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, and said, "Do not lay your hand on the lad or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God. " (Gen. 22:9-12)
  104. 104. Gonseguence of the offering of Isaac Abraham's zeal and actions 4 7 Position of having killed Isaac (separated Satan) Abraham's zeal to do God's Vlfill and his resolute actions, carried out with absolute faith, obedience and loyalty, lifted him up to the position of already having killed Isaac. Therefore, he completely separated Satan from Isaac.
  105. 105. consequence of the offering of Isaac Abraham's zeal and actions 4 r Position of having killed Isaac (separated Satan) w — -R h Offering of Isaac: Q "How I know"- epmac Joy V y Providence of restoration in Abraham's family : by Isaac We must also understand that when God said, "now I know. .." He revealed both His reproach to Abraham for his earlier failure in the symbolic offering and His j_o_y over the successful offering of Isaac. Because Abraham succeeded in his offering of Isaac, the providence of restoration in Abraham's family could be car- ried on by Isaac.
  106. 106. Mt. Moriah I . For the separation of Satan Start of new dispensations Abraham took 3 days to reach the place on Mt. Moriah where he was to offer his son Isaac as a burnt offering. Thenceforth, a 3-day period has been required for the sepa- ration of Satan at the start of new dispensations.
  107. 107. 3.1.2.3 Isaac's Position and His mbolic offerin in the Si ht of God symbolic <4 ,2 offering / Fafled A . ’ , Not qualified to e blot failed in offering repeat offering to Not causetttltlr prolongation of the providence In light of our discussion of the predestination, since Abraham had failed to fulfill his responsibility, Abraham was not gualified to repeat the symbolic offering himself. Somehow, God had to find a way to regard Abraham as though he had not failed in the symbolic offering or caused the prolongation of the providence.
  108. 108. 3.1.2.3 Isaac's Position and His Symbolic Offering in the Sight of God symbolic <4; Faned . ' _ Offering of offering / l » , Isaac Not qualified to e blot failed in offering repeat offering to Not causetttltlr prolongation of the providence To achieve this, God commanded Abraham to offer Isaac as a burnt offering.
  109. 109. God Faith ‘ 3 Prepared to slay A Killed himself e Resurrected; loosed from Satan ts lnseparable oneness When Abraham was prepared to slay his son, this faith was tantamount to Abraham killing himself, defiled by Satan due to his earlier failure. Accordingly, when God saved Isaac from death, Abraham was also resurrected to life, now loosed from the ties to Satan. Furthermore, Abraham and Isaac attained inseparable one- ness in their fidelity to God's Will.
  110. 110. God Faith ‘ 3 Prepared to slay A Killed himself Faith e Resurrected; loosed from Satan ts lnseparable oneness Illot failed; dispensation not prolonged Isaac's victory became Abraham's own victory; therefore, God could regard Abraham as not having failed and the dis- pensation as not having been prolonged. Together, their faith made the offering successful, and there was no way for Satan to retain his hold on them.
  111. 111. at Separated Satan obeyed God's Will Resmled his P°$fii°" Inherited the mission before the mistake from Abraham Transferred his mission to Isaac In making the offering, Isaac and Abraham died and resur- rected together. As a result, first, Abraham successfully sepa- rated Satan from himself, restoring through indemnity ms position before making the mistake and transferring his mis- sion to Isaac; second, by faithfully obeying God's Vlfill, Isaac inherited the mission from Abraham and demonstrated the faith which qualified him to make the symbolic offering.
  112. 112. ‘ ‘ Foundation of faith : O at Separated Satan obeyed God's Will Resmled his P°$fii°" Inherited the mission before the mistake from Abraham Transferred his mission to Isaac After the divine mission had passed from Abraham to Isaac, Abraham offered the ram provided by God as the substitute for Isaac. In fact, this was the symbolic offering by which Isaac restored the foundation of faith.
  113. 113. 3.2 The Foundation of Substance Abel of Substance Gain Indemnity condition to rem= ove the fallen nature GTO establish the foundation for the Messiah in Isaac's family, the foundation of substance had to be laid next. For this pur- pose, Isaac's sons, Esau and Jacob, had to be placed in the divided positions of Cain and Abel respectively. By making the substantial offering, they were responsible to fulfill the indemnity condition to remove the fallen nature and lay the foundation of substance.
  114. 114. 3.2 The Foundation of Substance Foundation a of faith ‘, ' v@: ~ 0 Foundation Abel of Substance Gain Indemnity condition to rem: ove the fallen nature If Abraham had not failed in the symbolic offering, Isaac and his half-brother Ishmael would have stood in the positions of Abel and Cain to fulfill the indemnity condition to remove the fallen nature. However, because Abraham failed, God set up Esau and Jacob in the positions originally intended for Ishmael and Isaac.
  115. 115. Jacob's restoration of Abel's position through indemnity ® Restored birthright on individual level (bread and pottage) Before Esau and Jacob could make the substantial offering, Jacob first had to fulfill the indemnity condition to restore the position ofAbeI. ®First, Jacob restored the birthright of the eldest son on the individual level by cleverly obtaining it from Esau in exchange for some bread and a pottage of lentils. Hence, God had Isaac bless him.
  116. 116. Jacob's restoration of Abel's position through indemnity G) Restored birthright on individual level (bread and pottage) ® Restored birthright with family and wealth (21 years in Haran) @ Restored dominion over angel (wrestling with angel) . ... Jacob : Restored Abel's position ® Second, Jacob went to Haran, which represented the satanic world. After suffering through 21 years of drudgery, he restored the birthright by gaining family and wealth as his due inheritance. @Third, Jacob triumphed in wrestling with an angel at the ford of Jabbok, thereby restoring dominion over the angel in a substan- tial struggle. oThis way, Jacob restored through indemnity Abel's position.
  117. 117. Establishment of the foundation of substance God Esau and Jacob thus secured the positions in which Cain and Abel had stood at the moment when God accepted Abel's offering. For them to fulfill the indemnity condition to remove the fallen nature, Esau needed to love Jacob, respect him as his mediator to God, obediently submit to Jacob's directions, and finally, multiply goodness by inherit- ing goodness from the bearer of God's blessing.
  118. 118. Establishment of the foundation of substance Foundation of substance: 0 Indemnity condition to remove the fallen nature 4-. L ‘$9 Affectionately welcomed « When Esau affectionately welcomed Jacob on his return to Canaan, they fulfilled the indemnity condition to remove the fallen nature. Their victory restored through indemnity, horizontally in one family, the long vertical course of history in which God had been working to restore the foundation of substance.
  119. 119. 3.3 The Foundation for the Messiah Family foundation for the Messiah: C) God's work to lay the foundation for the Messiah, which began in Adam's family, had to be conducted three times. The third attempt was in Abraham's time, yet even this was prolonged when he failed in the symbolic offering, and the foundation for the Messiah was finally established in Isaac's family. One would expect that the Messiah would have come on earth at that time.
  120. 120. 3.3 The Foundation for the Messiah Family foundation for the Messiah: O s w Messiah could not come In Adam's and Noah's times, there were no other families to oppose the central family. Hence, if either of these families had laid the foundation for the Messiah on the family level, the Messiah could have come. However, by Abraham's time, fallen people had already built up satanic nations which could easily overpower Abraham's family. Hence, the Messiah could not have safely come.
  121. 121. 3.3 The Foundation for the Messiah Isaac's Family foundation family for the Messiah: O s r Messiah could not come a 7 Foundation of a sovereign state needed A foundation of a sovereign state was needed to cope with the nations of the satanic world.
  122. 122. course of indemnity due to Abraham's mistake in the symbolic offering GA course of indemnity had been placed upon Abraham's descendants due to his mistake in the symbolic offering. Jacob was to begin this course of indemnity, not Isaac. Indeed, the one who shoulders the major burden in walking the course of indemnity is the Abel-type person who serves as the central figure of the substantial offering _
  123. 123. Course of indemnity due to Abraham's mistake in the symbolic offering Walk a model course jaggb for the separation of Satan Embark upon the 400-year course of indemnity Jacob was an Abel figure standing upon the foundation for the Messiah. Therefore, he would walk a model course for the separation of Satan, setting the pattem for the Messiah to follow at his coming. inheriting the position of Isaac's family, Jacob's family embarked upon the 400-year course of indemnity.
  124. 124. Course of indemnity due to Abraham's mistake in the symbolic offering Walk a model course Jracgb for the separation of Satan Embark upon the 400-year course of indemnity . . Secure the position of Abel by entering Egypt In Jacob's family it was Joseph, the son of Rachel, Jacob's wife on God's side, who was to secure the position of Abel by entering Egypt and walking the course of indemnity.
  125. 125. Abraham II Isaac ll Different individuals Same person in God's Will Jacob (Exod. 3:6) Three generations: one generation in God's Will Jacob, as the central figure who laid the foundation for the Messiah in Isaac's family, was responsible to shoulder Abraham's sin. He was also responsible to embark upon an indemnity course to realize on the national level the VWI which had been entrusted to Isaac. Therefore, as was the case with Abraham and Isaac, God regarded Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as the same person with respect to His Will, even though they were three different individuals.
  126. 126. 2000 years: lay the basis for national providence = Basis for national foundation for the Messiah Family foundation for the Messiah The foundation for the Messiah established in Isaac's family became the basis upon which to begin the indemnity course to establish the national foundation for the Messiah. The period of 2000 years from Adam to Abraham was in effect the period to lay the basis for this national providence to begin in the next era.
  127. 127. Jacob's course : model course to subiugate Satan CD Won birthright as an individual ® Won birthright as a family ®Jacob triumphed in his struggle with Esau to win the birthright of the eldest son as an individual. ®Jacob triumphed in a 21-year struggle with his uncle Laban to win the birthright as a family.
  128. 128. Jacob's course : model course to subjugate Satan CD Won birthright as an individual ® Won birthright as a family ® Ftestored dominion over angel -i - Groundwork for the chosen people (tsrael) ©Jacob won the fight with the angel, fulfilling the indemnity condi- tion to restore dominion over the angel. Thereupon, he received the name "lsraeI, " signifying that he set the pattern and laid the groundwork upon which the chosen people would be estab- fished.
  129. 129. Jacob's course : model course to subjugate Satan CD Won birthright as an individual ® Won birthright as a family ® Ftestored dominion over angel -i - Groundwork for the chosen people (tsrael) rt Fulfilled the indemnity condition to remove the fallen nature After returning to Canaan with these victories, Jacob, together with Esau, fulfilled the indemnity condition to remove the fallen nature. Jacob thus Victoriously completed the model course to bring Satan to submission.
  130. 130. 3.4 Some Lessons from Abraham's course 6) Fulfillment = God's + Human or God's will power responsibility ® Predestination of human beings: conditional ®First, Abraham's course demonstrates that God's predestination conceming the fulfillment of His VVIII is conditional. The providence of restoration cannot be fulfilled by God's power alone, but only in conjunction with the human responsibility. ®Second, Abraham's course demonstrates that God's predesti- nation conceming human beings is conditional.
  131. 131. 3.4 Some Lessons from Abraham's course 6) Fulfillment = God's + Human or God's will power responsibility ® Predestination of human beings: conditional ® Human failure i -God's Will delayed -1 -Greater indemnity condition required @ cutting the sacrifices in two I -Divide our own self ®Third, Abraham's course shows us that when human beings fail to complete their responsibility, the fulfillment of God's Will is always delayed, and its restoration requires fulfillment of a greater indemnity condition. @Fourth, Abraham's cutting the sacrifices in two provides a les- son that each of us must divide our own self as an offering to separate good from evil.

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