Preparation For The Second Coming

This chapter covers the period from the Renaissance to the present
day.  It includes primarily the Period of Preparation for the Second
Coming, which is further divided into three sub-periods:  the Period
of the Reformation, from 1517 to 1648; the Period of Conflict between
Religion and Philosophies, from 1648 to 1789; and the Period of the
Maturing of Political Structure, Economy and Ideology, from 1789 to
1918.  It also deals with the World Wars of the twentieth century.

                   I.  THE PERIOD OF THE REFORMATION

The Period of the Reformation lasted approximately one hundred thirty
years, from Luther's call for religious reform in 1517 until the
fighting between Roman Catholics and new Protestant sects and
governments ended with the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648.

After the Period of Persecution under the Roman Empire,the Pope and
the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church had the central
responsibility for establishing the Foundation for the Messiah.  For
this reason, God gave them positions and authority which had
tremendous influence over nation and society.  But, in medieval times
their corruption and excessive intervention in people's lives hindered
the establishment of the Foundation for the Messiah.  The misuse of
ecclesiastical authority in the strict medieval feudal system, in
addition to the corruption and immorality among the clergy, stifled
man's attempt to fulfill the desires of the Original Nature with which
he had been endowed at his creation.

The movement to break down the medieval social environment and corrupt
religious system sprang out of the desires of man's Original Nature. 
Thus this pursuit had a Sung Sang (internal) aspect and a Hyung Sang
(external) aspect corresponding to the two aspects of the Original
Nature of man.  Thus, man sought to satisfy his inner desires, such as
those for a life of faith, honor, duty, piety, and relationship with
God, and his external desires, such as those to develop his knowledge
(through science), his powers of reason, and his rights.

First came the movement to revive Hellenism, which as a Cain-type
movement, in pursuit of the objects of man's external desires; and
then came the Abel-type movement, in pursuit of the objects of man's
internal desires.  The movement to revive Hellenism became known as
the Renaissance and emphasized such humanist concerns as the beauty of
nature, the freedom of the individual, and the value of life in this
world.  The Reformation arose out of man's inner desire to renew a
God-centered way of life, and in that the Reformation emphasized man's
relationship to God in contrast to the humanistic and worldly emphasis
of Hellenism, we can call the Reformation a revival of Hebraism.

                          A.  The Renaissance


Under the grace of God's Dispensation for Restoration, man has been
restoring his Original Nature.  The external aspect of man's effort to
restore that Original Nature gave rise to the Renaissance. 

According to "The Principles of the Creation," man was created to
become perfect only by fulfilling his responsibility, through the
exercise of free will.  Man is created to be free, and thus he
continually pursues freedom.  Also, a man of perfected character is to
have independence as an individual truth body.  Thus, man, of his
Original Nature, desires to develop a sense of individuality.

Man was created through God's Word (the Logos) to resemble God's
nature.  Because of this, man, of his Original Nature, desires to
develop his intellect and powers of reason.  Man was also created to
have dominion over the Creation.  Thus, man, of his Original Nature,
values science and an understanding of nature and desires to develop
his environment.  However, the desires of the external aspect of man's
Original Nature were being suppressed within the feudal system of the
Middle Ages.  This caused people to pursue even more ardently such
things as freedom, individualism, and respect for reason.  

The pursuit of these external desires was precipitated by the
importing of ancient Greek classics during the Crusades.  Medieval man
learned that the spirit of ancient classical Greece was very similar
to his own external desires.  Thus, a movement to revive Hellenism
came about, centering first in Italy, and then later in the rest of
Europe.  Out of this revival of Hellenism emerged the philosophical
viewpoint know as humanism.

The Renaissance began as a movement to recapture the spirit of ancient
Greece, but it soon developed into a movement transforming all aspects 
of society, including culture, political structure, the economy, and
even religion.  It was one of the major forces which together with the
Reformation caused the downfall of medieval culture and gave birth to
the modern age.  Since the Renaissance was primarily concerned with
the desires of the external aspect of man's nature, it may seem that
it would run counter to God's basic dispensation to restore man's
spirit.  However, in order to accomplish the goal of restoring man's
original value, a phase of restoring the external aspect of man's
nature is necessary.  By all means, all dimensions of man's value must
be restored.  This means that each person must be perfected as a
unique individual, integrating both the internal and outer aspects of
his being.   With this in mind, God brought about the Reformation on
the foundation of the Renaissance.

                          B.  The Reformation

The corruption of the medieval Catholic Church was counter to God's
dispensation for the Second Coming, and the Church's abuse of
ecclesiastical authority and its formal ritualism caused many people
to call for drastic reform.  And as a result of the Crusades, the
"Babylonian Captivity," the Great Schism, and the Renaissance, papal
power and authority were greatly diminished, and the cry for reform
became increasingly militant.  As the influence of humanism grew,
opposition to the Church's restrictive measures against man's freedom
and self-government began to gain hold among the people.


In the 14th Century, John Wyclif, a professor of theology at Oxford
University in England, translated the Bible into English, insisting
that the criterion by which one's faith is to be measured is not the
Pope or the priests, but the Bible itself.  He further argued that
many of the Church's rituals, laws, and traditions had no basis in
scripture.  Many others criticized the Church's exploitation of the
people and the priests' irreligious attitudes, and also called for
reform.  However, none of them succeeded, and some were executed.

In 1517, Pope Leo X began to sell indulgences in order to raise funds
for construction of Saint Peter's Basilica.  The reaction against this
practice ignited the Reformation, beginning with Martin Luther, a
professor of biblical theology at the University of Wittenberg in
Germany.  This revolutionary movement developed rapidly in Germany,
France, and Switzerland, centered on Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli.

The conflict which erupted over the Protestant movement was not only a
religious conflict -- it expanded into an international war among the
countries with different interests in the success or failure of the
Reformation.  The conflict lasted for over a hundred years, until the
fight between the old and new religious traditions was finally settled
by the Thirty Years' War.  This war, waged primarily in Germany,
finally ended in 1648 with the Treaty of Westphalia.  It ended with
the victory of Protestantism in northern Europe, and the Reformation
was successful.

                       RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHIES

The Period of Conflict between Religion and Philosophies lasted
slightly more than one hundred forty years, from the Treaty of
Westphalia, in 1648, until the beginning of the French Revolution, in
1789.  Through the influence of the Renaissance and Reformation, man
entered into the full pursuit of satisfying the external and internal
demands of his Original Nature, and because of the freedom given to
religious and philosophical thought man could not avoid the divisions
in doctrine and the conflicts among philosophies.  

The Dispensation for Restoration is characterized by the separation of
the Cain-type and Abel-type views of life.   At the consummation of
history, this same principle of separation must again be applied, with
the world being divided into Cain-type and Abel-type factions.  The
Cain-type world is the world of atheism-communism, and the Abel-type
world is the religion-supporting democratic world, these two being
comparable, on the world level, to the "goats" and "sheep" that Jesus
spoke of in Matthew 25:32.  These two worlds are based on two
different views of life.

                       RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHIES

The Period of Conflict between Religion and Philosophies lasted
slightly more than one hundred forty years, from the Treaty of
Westphalia, in 1648, until the beginning of the French Revolution, in
1789.  Through the influence of the Renaissance and Reformation, man
entered into the full pursuit of satisfying the external and internal
demands of his Original Nature, and because of the freedom given to


religious and philosophical though man could not avoid the divisions
in doctrine and the conflicts among philosophies.

The Dispensation for Restoration is characterized by the separation of
the Cain-type and Abel-type views of life.  At the consummation of
history, this same principle of separation must again be applied, with
the world being divided into Cain-type and Abel-type factions.  The
Cain-type world is the world of atheism-communism, and the Abel-type
world is the religion-supporting democratic world, these two being
comparable, on the world level, to the "goats" and "sheep" that Jesus
spoke of in Matthew 25:32.  These two worlds are based on two
different views of life.

                    A.  The Cain-type View of Life

The emphasis on fulfilling the desires of the external aspect of man's
Original Nature led to the sprouting of the Cain-type view of life,
which makes light of faith in God and religious dedication and has
tended to think of everything in terms of nature and humanism.  This
tendency became more pronounced in reaction to the medieval view of
life, in which people considered the human body and the material world
in general as base and were so awed by God and submissive to religious
leaders as to often disregard reason.  Influenced by this, many began
to look at nature and life in light of reason and their own direct
experience, independent of theological preconceptions.  The
rationalists, such as Descartes, and the empiricists, such as Locke,
abandoned the attitude of regarding God as the cause of all things and
insisted that truth can be known only through reason or experience. 
Rationalism tended to disregard history and tradition, and value only
human reason.  Empiricism, on the other hand, was centered on man's
five senses and argued that knowledge is only gained through
experience and direct observation, devoid of any a priori conceptions. 
So, both rationalism and empiricism came to reject mysticism, visions,
and revelations.  The more these two philosophies emphasized
rationalism and the experiences of the five senses and limited their
focus to nature and man, the more they separated man from God.  

In the 18th century, the Cain-type view of life evolved into the
thought of the Enlightenment, which can be considered the second stage
of the Renaissance.  The Enlightenment evaluated every human endeavor
from the perspective of reason and how closely it resembled the order
of nature.  It affected every aspect of life and resulted in the
breaking down of a great many of the existing traditions.  Because
they stressed only the rational aspects of life, Enlightenment
thinkers thoroughly rejected whatever seemed to be arrived at by other
than a rational process or which seemed not true to life.  As a
result, man went beyond the stage of being independent from God and
came to the extreme of denying him.

Influenced by this Cain-type view of life, the doctrine of Deism was
born.  Deists preferred to believe in theology based on reason and
excluded such experiences as revelation and miracles.  Deists
conceived of God as an impersonal creator who was not involved in
history and believed that man could derive his moral standards from
nature without revelation from God.  Left Hegelianism (Strauss and
Feuerbach), together with the philosophy of the French socialists,
provided the foundation for the birth of the Communist ideology.  That
is, under the influence of these ideologies, Karl Marx and Friedrich


Engles developed their doctrine of dialectical materialism.  Communism
may be seen as the synthesis of atheism and materialism, and is the
last major ideology which denies God.

                    B.  The Abel-type View of Life

When we superficially examine the transition from medieval society to
the modern world we may be inclined to regard that transition as the
process of separating man from God and religion.  This is because
medieval man's expression of the external aspects of man's Original
Nature in this transitional period produced such a profound
development in society.  However, careful observation will lead us to
understand that there is another major aspect in the transition from
medieval society to modern society.  Medieval man's expression of the
internal aspects of the Original Nature gave rise to the movement
reviving a Hebraistic view of life.  This movement matured as the
Reformation.  Through this movement, philosophy and religion developed
the vertical view of life, which is the Abel-type view of life, and
led medieval man to develop a closer relationship with God.

In the 17th and 18th centuries, new movements emerged, movements
emphasizing mystical experiences, a Christian life, and moral conduct. 
The religious world, which had been influenced by the general trend
toward rationalism, was in serious need of this movement emphasizing
religious passion and man's inner life as opposed to doctrines or
formalities.  Pietism in Germany (centered on Spener); Methodism,
which aroused a great revival in England (centered on the Wesley
brothers); and Quakerism (founded by George Fox) are all examples of
this movement.  They all emphasized faith based on personal religious
experiences and the mystical or spiritual aspects of man's life, which
cannot be explained in purely rational terms; they emphasized a view
of life based on relationship with God.  In the realm of philosophy,
the Idealists, such as Kant, Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel, in
opposition to the rationalistic and materialistic views of the
Enlightenment, expounded views of life that gave greater emphasis to
spirituality and morality - that is, views that were basically of the


This third period lasted one hundred thirty years.  It began with the
French Revolution in 1789, continued through the Industrial
Revolution, and ended with the conclusion of the First World War. 
Based on the Cain-type and Abel-type views of life which had emerged
prior to this period, separate Cain-type and Abel-type worlds began to
form.  The dispensational significance of this one-hundred-thirty-year
period lies in the development of political structure, economy, and
ideology to the stage at which the Messiah can be received and at
which he can transform them to establish the ideal world as originally
conceived of by God.

            A.  The Development of Modern Political Systems

Political power, which had been decentralized under the feudal lords
during the Middle Ages, was consolidated by the kings to form absolute
monarchies by the middle of the 17th century.  Then, beginning in the
late 18th century, the system of absolute monarchy was transformed


into Cain and Abel types of democracy, originating in the Cain-type
and Abel-type views of life.  Under the influence of Enlightenment
ideals, people aimed to establish liberty, brotherhood, and equality
as realities in human affairs - but did so in France through struggles
of an external and brutal nature, thus establishing a Cain-type
democracy.  The Abel-type democracies which developed in England and
the United States and other countries were largely based on the Abel-
type view of life, which accounts for the much more humane character
of their revolutions.  Out of these two traditions have developed the
Communist and democratic worlds.

As was explained in "The Principle of the Creation," the Creation was
made with the structure of the perfect human beings as the model.  The
ideal world, consisting of perfect persons, would also have resembled
the structure and function of a perfect human being.  Just as the
cells and organs of a human body move according to the command of the
brain, the people and organizations in the ideal world would work in
accordance with the Will of God.  Just as no part of the body rejects
the commands of the brain, it would not be difficult for an ideal
human being to follow the Will of God.  Just as commands from the
brain are transmitted to all parts of the body through the peripheral
nervous system, centered on the spine, the directions from God will
reach the entire society through the saints, centered on the Messiah,
who comes as a True Parent.

In the ideal society, the harmony among the legislative, executive,
and judicial branches of the government corresponds to the harmony
among the three major organs of the body - the lungs, heart, and
stomach (and the respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems,
respectively).  Just as these three organs (and systems) in the human
body work smoothly when they work according to the commands of the
brain, in the ideal world, the three main branches of government will
also work in harmony because they operate according to the Messiah and
the Will of God.

For a period in the development of political structure in western
Europe, the king controlled all functions of government:  legislative,
executive, and judiciary.  However, after the era of the French
Revolution, these three powers began to be separated.  Thus,
externally, at least, the pattern of the ideal political structure
began to be realized.  This means that some political systems of the
present externally resemble the structure of a human body.  However,
because political leaders neither understand God, nor carry out God's
Will, the system cannot function harmoniously as originally intended. 
The Messiah must come to teach man God's Will and show him how to
embody it within himself.

                B.  The Industrial Revolution and the 
                        Maturing of the Economy

According to "The Principle of the Creation," God blessed man to have
dominion over the Creation (Gen 1:28) upon his attaining perfection,
thus to create and enjoy a pleasant environment.  God has been
directing the dispensation toward the improvement of the material
environment through influencing the development of industry and
commerce, which is based on the progress of science.  Although man is
fallen, he must use the creative ability that God gave him to develop
inventions which will create the living environment suitable for the


Messiah to realize the ideal society.  The Industrial Revolution,
beginning in England, occurred to create the basis of the ideal
environment for God's ideal society.

In the economic structure of the ideal society, production,
distribution, and consumption would be well harmonized under God's
Will.  THerefore, production in accordance with man's needs, fair
distribution, and consumption in accordance with the purpose for the
whole would exist.  Although currently science and the economy are
quite advanced, in much of the world, production is still not able to
meet the demand, consumption is often insensitive to long range and
ethical considerations, and the injury caused by inequities in
distribution is serious.  Only when the whole is well harmonized by
the Messiah, in accord with God's Will, can the ideal economic
structure be established.  After the Industrial Revolution, mass
production required many developing countries, such as England, to
settle vast colonies in order to expand their markets and sources of
raw materials.  However, most of the developing countries were
Christian nations, and this pioneering of colonies for economic
reasons provided the external foundation for the internal spreading of
the Gospel.  The Industrial Revolution has had considerable
significance in terms of fulfilling Jesus' prediction that the Gospel
would be preached to the ends of the earth in preparation for the
Messiah (Mt 24:14).

              C.  The Stages of Revolution in Politics, 
                    Economy, Ideology, and Religion

As discussed above, the anti-medieval movement to revive Hellenism,
known as the Renaissance, was Cain-like trend reviving humanism.  The
Renaissance further developed its Cain-like nature and evolved into
the Enlightenment, which can be regarded as a second Renaissance. 
Then the Enlightenment further developed its Cain-like nature and gave
birth to the age of Communism, the third and culminating
"Renaissance."  Satan knows God's plan and always moves to establish
things on his side before God can accomplish them.  Thus, what Satan
has worked to accomplish is similar (in form, not in content) to what
God's dispensation will later bring about.  Thus, beginning with the
Renaissance, three periods of Abel-type revolution followed each of
the three phases of Cain-type revolution in religion, politics, and
industry.  The first Abel-type period was the Reformation, which began
with Luther, following the Renaissance.  Then, during and following
the Enlightenment, a second spiritual awakening occurred, amidst great
persecution, based on Fox, Spener, John Wesley, and Jonathan Edwards,
and it expanded to become the second Reformation.  Based on these
events and on the understanding of the above principle of evil
preceding good, the third Reformation is to be expected following the
third Renaissance.  In fact, the state of today's Christianity reveals
an urgent need for such a reform.

Three stages of reformation have also occurred in the area of
politics.  The medieval feudal society collapsed under the influence
of the (first) Renaissance and the (first) Reformation, while the
absolute monarchies collapsed under the influence of the "second
Renaissance" (Enlightenment) and the "second Reformation."  Finally,
on the satanic side, the Communist society was formed by political
revolution based on the "third Renaissance."  Now, it is essential
that the democratic world on heaven's side subjugate the Communist


world by means of the ideology of the third Reformation.  When this
occurs, these two worlds will be united into one Kingdom of Heaven on

We also notice that the Industrial Revolution has also proceeded
through three stages.  The first phase of the revolution occurred
based on the development of steam-generated energy.  Immediately
afterward, the second phase of the Industrial Revolution took place
based on the development of electricity and the internal combustion
engine.  Now, a third Industrial Revolution is in the making, based on
atomic energy.

These three revolutions are coming to their maturity in this period of
preparation for the Second Coming.  Together they forma a prepared
base on which the Messiah can come and fulfill God's Purpose for the
Creation.  The maturing of religion and ideology is for the
dispensation directed toward the full perfection of man's Original
Nature, while the maturing of politics and economy is for the
dispensation that will develop the structure and environment for the
ideal world.

                          IV.  THE WORLD WARS

            A.  The Dispensational Causes of the World Wars

Of course, wars do break out as a result of political, economic, and
ideological causes.  However, in addition to such external causes,
there are internal causes, that is, dispensational causes in
accordance with the principle of restoration through indemnity.  The
basic cause of the world wars is the conflict between the good
sovereignty of God, who is trying to restore man to his side, and the
evil sovereignty of Satan, who is trying to preserve his domination of
man -- a conflict in which man is caught in the middle.  Let us
examine this in more detail.

First of all, the world wars break out because of Satan's last
struggles to preserve his sovereignty against his opponent.  Because
of the Fall, man realized the non-Principle world, and serves Satan as
his master instead of God.  So God has been working the dispensation
to restore his Principle world by establishing a territory of goodness
within the non-Principle world, under satanic dominion, and then
gradually expanding that territory.  Christ, in particular, at the
Second Coming, comes to end the world of evil sovereignty and to
realize the world of good sovereignty centered on God.  Therefore, the
time of the Second Coming is Satan's last chance to keep from losing
his sovereignty, and consequently, his struggle becomes more desperate
and total, with the result being the three world wars.

Secondly, Satan realized a world based on a non-Principle pattern of
the Three Blessings; so in order to restore the fallen world in
accordance with the principle of restoration through indemnity, God
has to have man meet, on a world-wide level, indemnity conditions to
receive the Three Blessings.  Although man fell, God could not stop
him from realizing an imitation of the blessed world which God
originally intended to build, and fallen men have developed a Satan-
centered, non-Principle world based on imitations of God's Three
Blessings to man.  Thus, a non-Principle world has been established in
which the individual nature is centered on Satan, the family and


society are centered on Satan, and dominion of the created world is
centered on Satan.  Therefore, in order to meet, world-wide, the
indemnity conditions for receiving the Three Blessings, it is
inevitable that man be faced with three world-wide struggles, in which
the side representing The Principle and heaven must be victorious over
the non-Principle, satanic side.

Thirdly, the world wars must occur in order for the world to meet the
condition of having to overcome Satan's three temptations to Jesus. 
Jesus' course is the course through which Christians must pass. 
Therefore, the three temptations that Jesus faced must be overcome by
all mankind on the individual, family, national, and world-wide
levels.  Accordingly, three world struggles must emerge so that
mankind, on a world level, can overcome the three temptations of

Fourthly, the world wars must take place in order to meet, on the
world level, the indemnity conditions for restoring heavenly
sovereignty.  God has been moving the Dispensation for Restoration
through Indemnity ahead by dividing the fallen world into two types: 
the Cain-type and the Abel-type.  Attacks by the Cain-type, satanic
side against the Abel-type, heavenly side are the process of
restoration.  The Abel-type, heavenly side establishes the foundation
of goodness through its sacrifices.  The last struggles must occur to
restore through indemnity, on the world level, the act of Cain having
killed Abel.  The Cain world strikes the Abel world first, yet the
result is that the Abel world wins the victory over the Cain world.

                        B.  The First World War

During the last stage of preparation for the Second Coming, God
carried out his dispensation by dividing mankind politically,
economically, and ideologically into two worlds:  the Abel-type,
heavenly side, and the Cain-type, satanic side.  The heavenly side and
the satanic side are determined according to their direction relative
to God's Dispensation for Restoration.  taking the same direction as
that of God's dispensation, or acting in concert with that direction,
even in an indirect way, determines a thing as being on the heavenly
side.  A position contrary to the direction of God's dispensation,
even indirectly, determines a thing as being on the satanic side.

All religions having goodness as their purpose are on the heavenly
side.  However, when a certain religion blocks the way of another
religion closer to God, the former religion stands on the satanic
side.  Since Christianity was established as the central religion for
fulfilling the purpose of all other religions, in the Dispensation for
Restoration, it stands the closest to God.  Therefore, in the First
World War, the leading Allied nations, England, America, France, and
Russia, were Christian nations.  Thus, they belonged to the heavenly
side.  On the contrary, the two leading nations of the Central Powers,
Germany and Austria-Hungary, not only supported Turkey, a Moslem
country which was persecuting Christianity, but were also extremely
authoritarian countries.  Thus, they belonged to the satanic side.  In
the First World War, the heavenly side was attacked by the satanic
side, but eventually achieved the final victory.

With this foundation of victory, the heavenly side met, on the world
level, the formation stage indemnity condition for the restoration of


God's Three Blessings.  Seen from the standpoint of the world's having
to overcome Satan's first temptation to Jesus, the indemnity condition
for restoring God's First Blessing to man was met.  In other words the
indemnity condition for restoring the blessing of individual
perfection was met.  Furthermore, the formation stage of the
foundation for restoring heaven's sovereignty was established.  Also,
with the victory of the heavenly side in the First World War, the
foundation was established upon which the Messiah could be born (as
the example of a true human being).

                       C.  The Second World War

The Second World War was the war in which democracy established the
growth stage foundation of victory by conquering fascist
totalitarianism.  In the Second World War, the United States, England,
and France, as democratic nations, represented God's side.  Germany,
Japan, and Italy, as totalitarian nations which stood opposed to
Christianity, stood on Satan's side.

It was due to the fall of three beings. Adam, Eve, and the archangel,
that God's blessings were not fulfilled.  The participation of three
beings -- an Adam-type being, an Eve-type being, and an archangel-type
being -- is necessary in order to restore the Three Blessings. 
Accordingly, the wars by which the world was to meet the indemnity
condition to restore the blessings had to be a confrontation between
three nations representing Adam, Eve, and the archangel, standing on
God's side, and three nations representing those same positions on
Satan's side.  In the Second World War, Adam, Eve, and the archangel
on God's side were represented by the United States, England, France,
whereas Germany, Japan, and Italy represented those positions on
Satan's side.

Why did the Soviet Union, which was a nation on the satanic side,
cooperate with the heavenly side during the Second World War?  When
any social structure or governmental system becomes an obstacle to
God's fulfilling his Dispensation for Restoration, he works to break
down and destroy that obstacle.  Likewise, in order to move forward
ahead of God and achieve his own ultimate goal, which is the
realization of the non-Principle world, Satan works to break down any
obstacles in his path.  At times the obstacle obstructs both God's and
Satan's efforts; at that time both the heavenly side and satanic side
move so as to break down and destroy them. 

Both the Cain and Abel sides each worked to destroy the medieval
feudal society.  Also, the heavenly side and satanic side each worked
to break down the monarchic society.  Likewise, during the Second
World War, fascist totalitarianism became an obstacle to the heavenly
side, and to the satanic side, and thus each worked to destroy it. 
God let the Soviet Union cooperate with the nations on the heavenly
side in breaking down the other totalitarian nations, even though it
meant that the Communist world would be established.

The Second World War ended with the victory of the nations on the
heavenly side.  Through this, the growth stage world-wide indemnity
condition for restoring God's Three Blessings to man was met.  Seen
from the standpoint of overcoming, world-wide, Satan's temptations to
Jesus the indemnity condition for restoring world-wide God's Second
Blessing, which is to multiply children of goodness, was met. 


Therefore, after the war, work for the Second Coming was developed to
the stage of furthering religious development.  Furthermore, the
growth stage foundation to restore heavenly sovereignty was

                        D.  The Third World War

God originally intended to complete the Dispensation for Restoration
in Adam's family, through Cain and Abel.  However, his work to
separate good from evil ended in failure due to Cain's killing Abel. 
Since that time, God has worked continually to separate good from
evil, expanding in stages from the family level to the tribal,
national, and world-wide levels.  At the consummation of human
history, both the heavenly side and the satanic side have come to
operate on the worldwide level.  Thus, the two worlds of democracy and
Communism coexist.  But after the third world struggle, these two
worlds will be united.  Seen from God's dispensation, the Third World
War will inevitably take place.  However, there are two ways for that
war to be fought.

First the satanic world could be subjugated by a wholly internal fight
through ideology.  God does not desire judgment or destruction (Ezek
33:14-16), but salvation.  Thus he desires to induce Satan to submit
ideologically, and with the least amount of external sacrifice.  If
this fails, the satanic side will inevitably attack the heavenly side. 
The heavenly side must then defeat the satanic side by force.  The
manner in which the Third World War takes place depends on how these
two worlds, which bear the responsibility of the Last Days, carry out
their tasks.

Whatever the manner in which the war is fought, there must be a
fundamental ideology by which mankind can be led to the ideal world. 
This is so, because even if the submission of the satanic world is
gained through an external fight with weapons, the ideal world can
only be realized through an ideology of a higher dimension, one which
all people can follow freely and with joy.

Ideology is the driving force which will establish the ideal world of
the family of man.  Thus, the ideology needed must be an ideology of
true love which can break down barriers between tribes and nations and
solve the serious problems among races and cultures.  Furthermore,
this ideology must be able to give mankind hope and conviction
concerning the realization of the ideal world.  It must also be an
ideology that can bring spiritual inspiration and a change in
character and give the youth a positive viewpoint toward life.  It
must completely reveal the falseness of other ideologies, especially
that of the Communist ideology, Marxism-Leninism, which is the
culmination of all the Cain-type views of life.

If the Third World War ends in victory for the heavenly side, the
indemnity condition for the restoration of God's Three Blessings will
have been met.  The heavenly side will have overcome, on the world-
wide level, Satan's third temptation of Jesus, thus, establishing
through indemnity the complete foundation for the restoration of God's

If this takes place, the work of Christ at the Second Coming will
bring about on earth the ideal world of God's sovereignty, and man's


dominion over the Creation will be completely restored.  The ideal
world which God had originally conceived of at the time of creation,
which he has been painstakingly trying to establish on earth through
the long period of history since the Fall of man, will be the result. 
This ideal world is the world in which man and the entire cosmos
attend God and become harmonious with each other.  This ideal world is
called the Ideal World of Cosmic Ideology.