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Cheon Seong Gyeong 1566
Now that the vertical and horizon-
tal eight-stage indemnity has all been
completed, the Ceremony of the Settle-
ment of the Eight Stages could be per-
formed on August 31, 1989, in Alaska,
the most northerly location in the West.
It is the northernmost place. On the first
day of September, I declared “the ideol-
ogy centered on the Heavenly Father”
at the same place. The ideology cen-
tered on the Heavenly Father is simul-
taneously the ideology of salvation by
love as well as the ideology of parental
love. This parent-centered ideology is all
about a life lived by giving love. Satan
cannot oppose anything based on love.
If he cannot oppose the path taken by
the Unification Church, we can rapidly
expand worldwide. (199-157, 1990.2.16)
Cheon Seong Gyeong 1396
My perspective is that I could easi-
ly achieve twice the goal that has been
set. I see no obstructions standing in
my way. After we have accomplished
our goal, the whole world will fall back-
wards in amazement. You must remem-
ber that our enemies who pointed at us
and laughed at us – prophesying that
we would fail to accomplish the Bless-
ing of 3.6 Million Couples – are wait-
ing to see if we can actually do it. The
lights must never be off. You cannot go
to bed undressed. I have long awaited
this day. All I’m asking is that you have
the same consciousness about this. You
must become independent and aware,
ready to fight to the bitter end. Under-
stand that you are working on behalf of
God in expanding the dominion of the
Judge and be fully determined to fulfill
your responsibility. (288-39, 1997.10.31)
Cheon Seong Gyeong 963
Now that we have entered the age
of liberation, you do not know how
much the universe is singing in praise,
while focused on this earth. You do not
know how joyful they are over this day.
From the beginning of this year to this
very day, there has been a festive atmo-
Now, heavenly fortune will follow
us and assist us in everything we try to
do. We used to exert ourselves to catch
heavenly fortune but now heavenly for-
tune will follow us around and assist
us. This means that the time has come
for God and the spirit world to mobi-
lize numerous ancestors and countless
good spirit persons to assist people on
earth. We can establish a realm of lib-
eration. The age of transformation has
come. (298-228, 1999.1.8)
Richard: In these readings we see that God has set the path for victory. Yet, we must realize victory is in reach and trod that path.
Exposition of the Divine Principle
3 Color Edition-The Red part
Introduction to Restoration
The providence of restoration refers to God’s work to restore human beings to our original, unfallen state so that we may fulfill the purpose of creation. Human beings fell from the top of the growth stage and have been held under Satan’s dominion ever since. To restore human beings, God works to cut off Satan’s influence. We must have the original sin removed before we can sever Satan’s bonds and be restored to the state before the Fall. This is possible only when we are born anew through the Messiah, the True Parent.
To explain further: we first need to go through a course to separate Satan from ourselves. We do this in order to restore ourselves in form to the spiritual level which Adam and Eve had reached before the Fall—the top of the growth stage. On this foundation, we are to receive the Messiah and be reborn, and thereby be fully restored to the original state of human beings before the Fall. Finally, by following the Messiah, we should continue our growth to maturity where we can fulfill the purpose of creation. Since the providence of restoration is God’s work of re-creation, which has as its goal the fulfillment of the purpose of creation, God works this providence in accordance with His Principle. In the course of the providence of restoration, this principle is called the Principle of Restoration.
THE PRINCIPLE OF RESTORATION THROUGH INDEMNITY
- RESTORATION THROUGH INDEMNITY
If the first human ancestors had not fallen but had reached perfection and become one in heart with God, then they would have lived relating only with God. However, due to their Fall, they joined in a kinship of blood with Satan, which compelled them to deal with him as well. Immediately after the Fall, when Adam and Eve had the original sin but had not yet committed any subsequent good or evil deeds, they found themselves in the midway position—a position between God and Satan where they were relating with both.
How does God separate Satan from fallen people who stand in the midway position? Satan relates with them on the basis of his connection with them through lineage. Therefore, until people make a condition through which God can claim them as His own, there is no way God can restore them to the heavenly side. On the other hand, Satan acknowledges that God is the Creator of human beings. Unless Satan finds some condition through which he can attack a fallen person, he also cannot arbitrarily claim him for his side. Therefore, a fallen person will go to God’s side if he makes good conditions and to Satan’s side if he makes evil conditions.
What, then, is the meaning of restoration through indemnity? When someone has lost his original position or state, he must make some condition to be restored to it. The making of such conditions of restitution is called indemnity.
We call this process of restoring the original position and state through making conditions restoration through indemnity, and we call the condition made a condition of indemnity. God’s work to restore people to their true, unfallen state by having them fulfill indemnity conditions is called the providence of restoration through indemnity.
How does a condition of indemnity compare with the value of what was lost? We can answer by listing the following three types of indemnity conditions. The first is to fulfill a condition of equal indemnity. In this case, restoration is achieved by making a condition of indemnity at a price equal to the value of what was lost when one departed from the original position or state. Acts of restitution or compensation are indemnity conditions of this type. The second is to make a condition of lesser indemnity. In this case, restoration is achieved by making a condition of indemnity at a price less than the value of what was lost. The third is to make a condition of greater indemnity. When a person has failed to meet a condition of lesser indemnity, he must make another indemnity condition to return to the original state, this time at a price greater than the first.
Next, let us study the method of fulfilling indemnity conditions. For anyone to be restored to the original position or state from which he fell, he must make an indemnity condition by reversing the course of his mistake. Who should make indemnity conditions? We ourselves must fulfill the necessary indemnity conditions as our portion of responsibility.
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