1996 – Contents

EXPOSITION OF THE DIVINE PRINCIPLE

Reverend Sun Myung Moon

PREFACE

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

PART I

CHAPTER 1. THE PRINCIPLE OF CREATION

SECTION 1 The Dual Characteristics of God and the Created Universe

1.1 The Dual Characteristics of God
1.2 The Relationship between God and the Universe

SECTION 2 – Universal Prime Energy, Give and Take Action and the Four Position Foundation
2.1 Universal Prime Energy
2.2 Give and Take Action
2.3 The Four Position Foundation Which Realizes the Three Object Purpose through Origin-Division-Union Action
2.3.1 Origin-Division-Union Action
2.3.2 The Three Object Purpose
2.3.3 The Four Position Foundation
2.3.4 The Mode of Existence of the Four Position Foundation
2.4 The Omnipresence of God
2.5 The Multiplication of Life
2.6 The Reason All Beings Are Composed of Dual Characteristics

The Purpose of Creation
3.1 The Purpose of the Creation of the Universe
3.2 Good Object Partners for the Joy of God

Original Value
4.1 The Process and Standard for the Determination of Original Value
4.2 Original Emotion, Intellect and Will; and Original Beauty, Truth and Goodness
4.3 Love and Beauty, Good and Evil, Righteousness and Unrighteousness
4.3.1 Love and Beauty
4.3.2 Good and Evil
4.3.3 Righteousness and Unrighteousness

SECTION 5 – The Process of the Creation of the Universe and Its Growing Period
5.1 The Process of the Creation of the Universe
5.2.1 The Three Ordered Stages of the Growing Period
5.2.2 The Realm of Indirect Dominion
5.2.3 The Realm of Direct Dominion

SECTION 6 – The Incorporeal World and the Corporeal World Whose Center is Human Beings
6.1 The Incorporeal World and the Corporeal World as Substantial Realities
6.2 The Position of Human Beings in the Cosmos
6.3 The Reciprocal Relationship between the Physical Self and the Spirit Self

6.3.1 The Structure and Functions of the Physical Self
6.3.2 The Structure and Functions of the Spirit Self
6.3.3 The Spirit Mind, the Physical Mind and Their Relationship in the Human Mind

CHAPTER 2. THE HUMAN FALL

SECTION 1 – The Root of Sin

1.1 The Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

1.1.1 The Tree of Life
1.1.2 The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
1.2 The Identity of the Serpent
1.3 The Fall of the Angel and the Fall of Human Beings
1.3.1 The Crime of the Angel
1.3.2 The Crime of the Human Beings

1.3.3 The Illicit Sexual Act between the Angel and the Human Beings
1.4 The Fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
1.5 The Root of Sin

SECTION 2 – The Motivation and Process of the Fall

2.1 Angels, Their Missions and Their Relationship to Human Beings
2.2 The Spiritual Fall and the Physical Fall

2.2.1 The Spiritual Fall
2.2.2 The Physical Fall

SECTION 3 – The Power of Love, the Power of the Principle and God’s Commandment

3.1 The Power of Love and the Power of the Principle in the Human Fall
3.2 Why God Set Up the Commandment as an Object of Faith
3.3 The Period During Which the Commandment Was Necessary

SECTION 4 – The Consequences of the Human Fall

4.1 Satan and Fallen Humanity
4.2 Satan’s Activities in Human Society
4.3 Good and Evil Seen from the Viewpoint of Purpose
4.4 The Works of Good Spirits and Evil Spirits
4.5 Sin
4.6 The Primary Characteristics of the Fallen Nature

SECTION 5 – Freedom and the Human Fall

5.1 The Meaning of Freedom from the Viewpoint of the Principle
5.2 Freedom and the Human Fall
5.3 Freedom, the Fall and Restoration

The Reason God Did Not Intervene in the Fall of the First Human Ancestors

6.1 To Maintain the Absoluteness and Perfection of the Principle of Creation
6.2 That God Alone Be the Creator
6.3 To Make Human Beings the Lords of Creation

CHAPTER 3. ESCHATOLOGY AND HUMAN HISTORY

The Completion of God’s Purpose of Creation and the Human Fall
1.1 The Completion of God’s Purpose of Creation
1.2 Consequences of the Human Fall
God’s Work of Salvation
2.1 God’s Work of Salvation is the Providence of Restoration
2.2 The Goal of the Providence of Restoration
2.3 Human History Is the History of the Providence of Restoration
SECTION 3 – The Last Days
3.1 The Meaning of the Last Days
3.1.1 Noah’s Day was the Last Days
3.1.2 Jesus’ Day was the Last Days
3.1.3 The Day of Christ’s Second Advent is the Last Days
3.2 Bible Verses Concerning the Signs of the Last Days
3.2.1 Heaven and Earth Destroyed, and a New Heaven and a New Earth Created
3.2.2 Heaven and Earth Judged by Fire
3.2.3 The Dead Rising from Their Tombs
3.2.4 People on Earth Caught Up to Meet the Lord in the Air
3.2.5 The Sun Darkened, the Moon Not Giving Light and the Stars Falling from Heaven
SECTION 4 – The Last Days and the Present Days
4.1 Signs of the Restoration of the First Blessing
4.2 Signs of the Restoration of the Second Blessing
4.3 Signs of the Restoration of the Third Blessing
SECTION 5 – The Last Days, the New Truth and Our Attitude
5.1 The Last Days and the New Truth
5.2 Our Attitude in the Last Days
Chart 1: The Unfolding Manifestation of God’s Word in the Creation of the Universe and the Providence of Restoration

CHAPTER 4. THE MESSIAH: HIS ADVENT AND THE PURPOSE OF HIS SECOND COMING

SECTION 1 – Salvation through the Cross
1.1 The Purpose of Jesus’ Coming as the Messiah
1.2 Was Salvation Completed through the Cross?
1.3 Jesus’ Death on the Cross
1.4 The Limit of Salvation through Redemption by the Cross and the Purpose of Jesus’ Second Advent
1.5 Two Kinds of Prophecies Concerning the Cross
1.6 Gospel Passages in Which Jesus Spoke of His Crucifixion as if It Were Necessary
SECTION 2 – The Second Coming of Elijah and John the Baptist
2.1 The Jewish Belief in the Return of Elijah
2.2 The Direction the Jewish People Would Choose
2.3 The Faithlessness of John the Baptist
2.4 The Sense in Which John the Baptist Was Elijah
2.5 Our Attitude toward the Bible

CHAPTER 5. RESURRECTION

SECTION 1 – Resurrection
1.1 The Biblical Concepts of Life and Death
1.2 The Death Caused by the Human Fall
1.3 The Meaning of Resurrection
1.4 What Changes Does Resurrection Cause in Human Beings?

SECTION 2 – The Providence of Resurrection
2.1 How Does God Carry Out His Work of Resurrection?
2.2 The Providence of Resurrection for People on Earth
2.2.1 The Providence to Lay the Foundation for Resurrection
2.2.2 The Providence of Formation-Stage Resurrection
2.2.3 The Providence of Growth-Stage Resurrection
2.2.4 The Providence of Completion-Stage Resurrection
2.2.5 The Kingdom of Heaven and Paradise
2.2.6 Spiritual Phenomena in the Last Days
2.2.7 The First Resurrection
2.3 The Providence of Resurrection for Spirits
2.3.1 The Purpose and the Way of Returning Resurrection
2.3.2 The Returning Resurrection of the Spirits of Israelites and Christians
2.3.2.1 Growth-Stage Returning Resurrection
2.3.2.2 Completion-Stage Returning Resurrection
2.3.3 The Returning Resurrection of Spirits Who Abide Outside Paradise
2.4 The Theory of Reincarnation Examined in Light of the Principle of Returning Resurrection

SECTION 3 – The Unification of Religions through Returning Resurrection

3.1 The Unification of Christianity through Returning Resurrection
3.2 The Unification of All Other Religions through Returning Resurrection
3.3 The Unification of Non-Religious People through Returning Resurrection

CHAPTER 6. PREDESTINATION

SECTION 1 – The Predestination of God’s Will
SECTION 2 – The Predestination of the Way in Which God’s Will Is Fulfilled
SECTION 3 – The Predestination of Human Beings
SECTION 4 – Elucidation of Biblical Verses Which Support the Doctrine of Absolute Predestination

CHAPTER 7. CHRISTOLOGY

SECTION 1 – The Value of a Person Who Has Realized the Purpose of Creation
SECTION 2 – Jesus and the Person Who Has Realized the Purpose of Creation
2.1 Perfected Adam, Jesus and the Restoration of the Tree of Life
2.2 Jesus, Human Beings and the Fulfillment of the Purpose of Creation
2.3 Is Jesus God Himself?
SECTION 3 – Jesus and Fallen People
SECTION 4 – Rebirth and Trinity
4.1 Rebirth
4.1.1 Jesus and the Holy Spirit and Their Mission to Give Rebirth
4.1.2 Jesus and the Holy Spirit and the Dual Characteristics of the Logos
4.1.3 Spiritual Rebirth through Jesus and the Holy Spirit
4.2 The Trinity

PART II

INTRODUCTION TO RESTORATION

SECTION 1 – The Principle of Restoration through Indemnity
1.1 Restoration through Indemnity
1.2 The Foundation for the Messiah
1.2.1 The Foundation of Faith
1.2.2 The Foundation of Substance
SECTION 2 – The Course of the Providence of Restoration
2.1 The Ages in the Course of the Providence of Restoration
2.2 Categorization of the Ages in the Course of the Providence of Restoration
2.2.1 The Ages Categorized with Reference to God’s Word
2.2.2 The Ages Categorized with Reference to God’s Work of Resurrection
2.2.3 The Ages Categorized with Reference to the Providence to Restore through Indemnity the Lost Periods of Faith
2.2.4 The Ages Categorized with Reference to the Expanding Scope of the Foundation for the Messiah
2.2.5 The Ages Categorized with Reference to Responsibility
2.2.6 The Ages Categorized with Reference to the Parallels in the Providence
SECTION 3 – The History of the Providence of Restoration and I

CHAPTER 1. THE PROVIDENCE TO LAY THE FOUNDATION FOR RESTORATION

SECTION 1 The Providence of Restoration in Adam’s Family
1.1 The Foundation of Faith
1.2 The Foundation of Substance
1.3 The Foundation for the Messiah in Adam’s Family
1.4 Some Lessons from Adam’s Family
SECTION 2 – The Providence of Restoration in Noah’s Family
2.1 The Foundation of Faith
2.1.1 The Central Figure for the Foundation of Faith
2.1.2 The Object for the Condition in Restoring the Foundation of Faith
2.2 The Foundation of Substance
2.3 Some Lessons from Noah’s Family
SECTION 3 – The Providence of Restoration in Abraham’s Family
3.1 The Foundation of Faith
3.1.1 The Central Figure for the Foundation of Faith
3.1.2 The objects for the Condition Offered for the Foundation of Faith
3.1.2.1 Abraham’s Symbolic Offering
3.1.2.2 Abraham’s Offering of Isaac
3.1.2.3 Isaac’s Position and His Symbolic Offering in the Sight of God
3.2 The Foundation of Substance
3.3 The Foundation for the Messiah
3.4 Some Lessons from Abraham’s Course

CHAPTER 2. MOSES AND JESUS IN THE PROVIDENCE OF RESTORATION

SECTION 1 – The Model Courses for Bringing Satan to Submission
1.1 Why Jacob’s Course and Moses’ Course Were Set Up as the Models for Jesus’ Course
1.2 Jacob’s Course as the Model for Moses’ and Jesus’ Courses
SECTION 2 – The Providence of Restoration under the Leadership of Moses
2.1 Overview of the Providence Led by Moses
2.1.1 The Foundation of Faith
2.1.1.1 The Central Figure to Restore the Foundation of Faith
2.1.1.2 The Object for the Condition in Restoring the Foundation of Faith
2.1.2 The Foundation of Substance
2.1.3 The Foundation for the Messiah
2.2 The National Courses to Restore Canaan under the Leadership of Moses
2.2.1 The First National Course to Restore Canaan
2.2.1.1 The Foundation of Faith
2.2.1.2 The Foundation of Substance
2.2.1.3 The Failure of the First National Course to Restore Canaan
2.2.2 The Second National Course to Restore Canaan
2.2.2.1 The Foundation of Faith
2.2.2.2 The Foundation of Substance
2.2.2.3 The Providence of Restoration and the Tabernacle
2.2.2.3.1 The Significance and Purpose of the Tablets of Stone, the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant
2.2.2.3.2 The Foundation for the Tabernacle
2.2.2.4 The Failure of the Second National Course to Restore Canaan
2.2.3 The Third National Course to Restore Canaan
2.2.3.1 The Foundation of Faith
2.2.3.2 The Foundation of Substance
2.2.3.2.1 The Foundation of Substance Centered on Moses
2.2.3.2.2 The Foundation of Substance Centered on Joshua
2.2.3.3 The Foundation for the Messiah
2.3 Some Lessons from Moses’ Course
SECTION 3 – The Providence of Restoration under the Leadership of Jesus
3.1 The First Worldwide Course to Restore Canaan
3.1.1 The Foundation of Faith
3.1.2 The Foundation of Substance
3.1.3 The Failure of the First Worldwide Course to Restore Canaan
3.2 The Second Worldwide Course to Restore Canaan
3.2.1 The Foundation of Faith
3.2.1.1 Jesus Takes On the Mission of John the Baptist
3.2.1.2 Jesus’ Forty-Day Fast and Three Temptations in the Wilderness
3.2.1.3 The Result of the Forty-Day Fast and the Three Temptations
3.2.2 The Foundation of Substance
3.2.3 The Failure of the Second Worldwide Course to Restore Canaan
3.3 The Third Worldwide Course to Restore Canaan
3.3.1 The Spiritual Course to Restore Canaan under Jesus’ Leadership
3.3.1.1 The Spiritual Foundation of Faith
3.3.1.2 The Spiritual Foundation of Substance
3.3.1.3 The Spiritual Foundation for the Messiah
3.3.1.4 The Restoration of Spiritual Canaan
3.3.2 The Course to Restore Substantial Canaan under the Leadership of Christ at the Second Advent
3.4 Some Lessons from Jesus’ Course

CHAPTER 3. THE PERIODS IN PROVIDENTIAL HISTORY AND THE DETERMINATION OF THEIR LENGTHS

SECTION 1 – Parallel Providential Periods
SECTION 2 – The Number of Generations or Years in the Periods of the Age of the Providence to Lay the Foundation for Restoration
2.1 Why and How the Providence of Restoration Is Prolonged
2.2 Vertical Indemnity Conditions and Horizontal Restoration through Indemnity
2.3 Horizontal Restoration through Indemnity Carried Out Vertically
2.4 Numerical Indemnity Periods for Restoring the Foundation of Faith
2.5 The Parallel Periods Determined by the Number of Generations
2.6 Providential Periods of Horizontal Restoration through Indemnity Carried Out Vertically
SECTION 3 – The Periods in the Age of the Providence of Restoration and Their Lengths
3.1 The Four-Hundred-Year Period of Slavery in Egypt
3.2 The Four-Hundred-Year Period of the Judges
3.3 The One-Hundred-and-Twenty-Year Period of the United Kingdom
3.4 The Four-Hundred-Year Period of the Divided Kingdoms of North and South
3.5 The Two-Hundred-and-Ten-Year Period of Israel’s Exile and Return
3.6 The Four-Hundred-Year Period of Preparation for the Advent of the Messiah
SECTION 4 – The Periods in the Age of the Prolongation of the Providence of Restoration and Their Lengths
4.1 The Four-Hundred-Year Period of Persecution in the Roman Empire
4.2 The Four-Hundred-Year Period of Regional Church Leadership
4.3 The One-Hundred-and-Twenty-Year Period of the Christian Empire
4.4 The Four-Hundred-Year Period of the Divided Kingdoms of East and West
4.5 The Two-Hundred-and-Ten-Year Period of Papal Exile and Return
4.6 The Four-Hundred-Year Period of Preparation for the Second Advent of the Messiah

Chart 2: Parallel Providential Periods

CHAPTER 4. THE PARALLELS BETWEEN THE TWO AGES IN THE PROVIDENCE OF RESTORATION

SECTION 1 – The Period of Slavery in Egypt and the Period of Persecution in the Roman Empire
SECTION 2 – The Period of the Judges and the Period of Regional Church Leadership
SECTION 3 – The Period of the United Kingdom and the Period of the Christian Empire
SECTION 4 – The Period of the Divided Kingdoms of North and South and the Period of the Divided Kingdoms of East and West
SECTION 5 – The Period of Israel’s Exile and Return and the Period of the Papal Exile and Return
SECTION 6 – The Period of Preparation for the Advent of the Messiah and the Period of Preparation for the Second Advent of the Messiah
SECTION 7 – The Providence of Restoration and the Progress of History
7.1 The Progress of History in the Age of the Providence of Restoration
7.2 The Progress of History in the Age of the Prolongation of the Providence of Restoration
7.2.1 The Providence of Restoration and the History of the West
7.2.2 The Mutual Relations between Religious History, Economic History and Political History
7.2.3 Clan Society
7.2.4 Feudalistic Society
7.2.5 Monarchic Society and Imperialism
7.2.6 Democracy and Socialism
7.2.7 The Ideals of Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universally Shared Values versus Communism
Chart 3: The Progress of History as Guided by the Providence of Restoration

CHAPTER 5. THE PERIOD OF PREPARATION FOR THE SECOND ADVENT OF THE MESSIAH

SECTION 1 – The Period of the Reformation (1517-1648)
1.1 The Renaissance
1.2 The Reformation
Section 2 The Period of Religious and Ideological Conflicts (1648-1789)
2.1 The Cain-Type View of Life
2.2 The Abel-Type View of Life
Section 3 The Period of Maturation of Politics, Economy and Ideology (1789-1918)
3.1 Democracy
3.1.1 Cain-Type Democracy
3.1.2 Abel-Type Democracy
3.2 The Significance of the Separation of Powers
3.3 The Significance of the Industrial Revolution
3.4 The Rise of the Great Powers
3.5 Religious Reforms and Political and Industrial Revolutions since the Renaissance
Section 4 The World Wars
4.1 The Providential Causes of the World Wars
4.2 The First World War
4.2.1 Summary of the Providence in the First World War
4.2.2 What Decides God’s Side and Satan’s Side?
4.2.3 The Providential Causes behind the First World War
4.2.4 The Providential Results of the First World War
4.3 The Second World War
4.3.1 Summary of the Providence in the Second World War
4.3.2 The Nature of Fascism
4.3.3 The Nations on God’s Side and the Nations on Satan’s Side in the Second World War
4.3.4 The Providential Roles of the Three Nations on God’s Side and Satan’s Side
4.3.5 The Providential Causes behind the Second World War
4.3.6 The Providential Results of the Second World War
4.4 The Third World War
4.4.1 Is the Third World War Inevitable?
4.4.2 Summary of the Providence in the Third World War
4.4.3 The Providential Causes behind the Third World War
4.4.4 The Providential Results of the Third World War

CHAPTER 6. THE SECOND ADVENT

SECTION 1 – When Will Christ Return?
SECTION 2 – In What Manner Will Christ Return?
2.1 Perspectives on the Bible
2.2 Christ Will Return as a Child on the Earth
2.3 What is the Meaning of the Verse that Christ Will Return on the Clouds?
2.4 Why Did Jesus Say that the Lord Will Come on the Clouds?
SECTION 3 – Where Will Christ Return?
3.1 Will Christ Return among the Jewish People?
3.2 Christ Will Return to a Nation in the East
3.3 The Nation in the East is Korea
3.3.1 A National Condition of Indemnity
3.3.2 God’s Front Line and Satan’s Front Line
3.3.3 The Object Partner of God’s Heart
3.3.4 Messianic Prophecies
3.3.5 The Culmination of All Civilizations

SECTION 4 – Parallels between Jesus’ Day and Today
SECTION 5 – The Chaotic Profusion of Languages and the Necessity for Their Unification

Exposition of the Divine Principle
1996 Translation

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