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Chapter 5. The Period of Preparation. for the Second Advent. of the Messiah. Period of preparation for the Second Advent: 400 years ( 1517 – 1918). 1517. Reformation. 1648. Religious and ideological conflicts. 1789. Maturation of politics, economy and ideology. 1918.

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Chapter 5

The Period of Preparation

for the Second Advent

of the Messiah

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Period of preparation for the Second Advent:

400 years ( 1517 – 1918)

1517

Reformation

1648

Religious and ideological conflicts

1789

Maturation of politics, economy and ideology

1918

(End of the World War I)

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Section 1

The Period

of the Reformation

(1517 ~1648)

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Feudalism

Middle

Ages

Corruption of the

Roman church

Protestant

Reformation

Restoration of

original nature

Renaissance

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1.1 The Renaissance

  • External pursuits of original nature
  • Movement to revive Hellenism
  • Humanism rose to prominence
  • Transformed every aspect of society
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1.2 The Reformation

  • Internal aspirations of the original nature
  • Movement to revive Hebraism
  • Started with Martin Luther in 1517
  • Spread to other European nations
  • Continued until the end of thirty Year’s War
  • (1648)
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Section 2

The Period of Religious

and Ideological conflicts

(1648 ~1789)

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Internal desire

(Reformation)

External desire

(Renaissance)

Freedom of

faith and

though

Abel-type

view of life

Cain-type

view of life

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2.1 The Cain-type View of Life

  • Centered on human beings and the natural ,world
  • Truth is reached through innate reason ,Rationalism
  • Truth is reached through experience ,Empiricism
  • Leads towards Satan’s realm
  • Cornerstone of the communist world of today
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2.2 The Abel-type View of Life

  • Seeks God’s given original nature
  • Guides modern people to seek God
  • Form the democratic world of today
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Section 3

The Period of Maturation of Maturation of Politics, Economy and Ideology

(1789 ~1918)

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Cain-type

society

Cain-type

view of life

Abel-type

view of life

Abel-type

society

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3.1 Democracy

3.1.1 Cain-type of Democracy

Cain-type view of life

Enlightenment

French

Revolution

(1789)

Cain-type

democracy

Communist

World

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3.1.2 Abel-type of Democracy

Abel-type view of life

Abel-type

democracy

Puritan

Revolution

(1642)

Democratic

World

Britain - America

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3.2 The significance of the Separation of Powers

God

  • Montesquieu
  • Political structure
  • of God’s ideal society

God’s

guidance

Christ

Legislative

Judicial

Executive

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3.3 The significance of the Industrial Revolution

Ideal of

creation

World without sin by religion

Pleasant living environment by science

Industrial Revolution: Ideal living environment

Vast territory for the

propagation of the Gospel

(Britain)

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3.4 The Rise of the Great Powers

  • Economies characterized by over-production
  • The great powers of Europe grew strong
  • (scramble for colonies)
  • Division of the World into Democracy and communism
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3.5 Religious Reforms and Political and Industrial

Revolutions since the Renaissance

Humanism

Enlightenment

Communism

First

Renaissance

Second

Renaissance

Third

Renaissance

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Three stage Revolution

First

renaissance

Second

renaissance

Third

renaissance

First

reformation

(Luther)

Second

reformation

(Swedenborg)

Third

reformation

Religion

Medieval feudal

society collapsed

Absolute

monarchy

collapsed

Communism

Collapsed

Politics

First industrial

revolution

(Britain)

Second industrial

revolution

(advanced nations)

Third industrial

Revolution

(Ideal world)

Economy

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Section 4

The World Wars

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4.1 The Providential Causes of the World Wars

Conflicts in politics,

Economics, ideology

External

World

wars

God’s providence of

restoration

Internal

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What are the internal causes of the world wars ?

  • Satan’s last desperate struggle
  • Indemnity conditions to restore the three
  • great blessings
  • 3. Overcome three temptations of Jesus
  • 4. Restore God’s sovereignty
  • The world wars occur in three stages
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4.2 The First World War (1914 ~ 1918)

4.2.1 Summary of the Providence in the First World War

Abel

Cain

x

Politics

Democracies

Authoritarian

states

x

Economics

Imperialistic

in God’s side

Imperialistic

in Satan’s side

x

Religion

And

ideology

Upholders of

Christianity

Persecutors

of Christianity

Germany – Austria Turkey

Britain – US - France

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4.2.2 What Decides God’s Side and Satan’s Side ?

God’s side

Satan side

Acting in line or in concert with

God’s providence

Opposing God’s providence

God

Satan

x

United

States

Britain

Germany

Austria

France

Turkey

Allied Powers

Central Powers

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4.2.3 The Providential Causes behind the First World War

  • Indemnity condition to restore God’s three
  • great blessings at the formation stage.
  • 2. Overcome Jesus’ first temptation
  • 3. Formation-stage foundation for the restoration
  • of God’s sovereignty
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4.2.4 The Providential Results of the First World War

First World War = Victory of God’s side

  • Fulfilled the formation-stage condition to restore three blessings
  • Fulfilled the condition to restore the first blessing.
  • Established the formation-stage foundation for the restoration of God’s sovereignty
  • Foundation for the returning Christ’s birth
  • Formation-stage of the dispensation of the Second Advent
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4.3 The Second World War (1939 ~ 1945)

4.3.1 Summary of the Providence in the Second World War

Abel

Cain

x

Democracy

Fascism

Secured victory at the growth stage

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4.3.3 The Nations on God’s Side and the Nations on

Satan’s side in the Second World War

God’s side

Satan side

God

Satan

x

United

States

Britain

Germany

Japan

France

Italy

Fascism

Democracy

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4.3.4 The Providential roles of the Three Nations on

God’s side and Satan’s side

God

Satan

Adam

U.S.

Eve

Britain

Adam

Germany

Eve

Japan

Archangel

France

Archangel

Italy

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4.3.5 The Providential Causes behind the Second

World War

  • Indemnity condition to restore God’s three
  • great blessings at the growth stage.
  • 2. Overcome Jesus’ second temptation
  • 3. Growth-stage foundation for the restoration
  • of God’s sovereignty
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4.3.6 The Providential Results of the Second World War

Second World War = Victory of God’s side

  • Fulfilled the growth-stage condition to restore three blessings
  • Fulfilled the condition to restore the second blessing.
  • Established the growth-stage foundation for the restoration of God’s sovereignty
  • New heaven and new earth under the Second Advent
  • Growth-stage of the dispensation of the Second Advent
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4.4 The Third World War

4.4.1 Is the Third World World Inevitable ?

God

God’s

Side

Democracy

Unified

World

World

Satan’s

side

Communism

War to unify

(Third)

Wars to divide

(First and second)

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4.4.2 Summary of the Providence in the Third World War

Subjugation

Democratic

World

Communist

World

  • Build the Ideal World
  • Completion-stage foundation for democracy
  • Guide all humanity into one unified world
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4.4.3 The Providential Causes behind the Third

World War

  • Indemnity condition to restore God’s three
  • great blessings at the completion stage.
  • 2. Overcome Jesus’ third temptation
  • Completion-stage foundation for the
  • restoration of God’s sovereignty
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4.4.4 The Providential Results of the Third World War

By wining victory in the three world wars

  • Restored the entire providence, prolonged to the third stage
  • Restoration completed: God’s Word, spiritual and physical salvation, God’s lineage
  • God’s Ideal World
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