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
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.
As discussed in Part I, human beings fell from the top of the growth stage and have been held under Satan’s dominion ever since. (cf. Creation 5.2.1; Fall 4.1) To restore human beings, God works to cut off Satan’s influence.
이미 기독론(基督論)에서 상론(詳論)한 바와 같이, 타락인간이 사탄을 분립하고 타락 이전 본연(本然)의 인간으로 복귀하려면 원죄(原罪) 를 벗어야만 한다. 그런데 이 원죄는 인간이 참부모로 오시는 메시아에 의하여 중생(重生)되지 않으면 벗을 수 없다. 그러므로 타락한 인간은 사탄 분립의 노정을 통하여서 아담과 해와가 성장하였던 기준, 즉 장성기의 완성급까지 복귀한 형을 갖춘 터 위 에서 메시아를 맞아 중생함으로써 아담과 해와의 타락 이전의 입장으로 복귀된 후에, 메시아를 따라 더욱 성장하여서 창조목적 을 완성하는 자리에 이르게 되는 것이다.
Yet, as was explained in Christology, 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. Let us study how the providence of restoration is to be accomplished.