Presented by Rev. Dr. Michael Hendrich, Sr.
Transcribed by Airenae Culvy
Have you heard about The War? It's really hot. And we're right in the middle of it.
And as we were looking at before, we had the two timelines before and now we have the third for Jesus to The Return of Christ. And we still need the same requirements before the new Adam comes. We need TRADITION; PEOPLE; NATION AND TEMPLE. But this time it plays out differently but in the same pattern or the same theme. I mean, the Principle is the Principle and God applies it where it is needed and it ends up resembling the timeline before.
ADAM - 1600 yrs -
NOAH - 400 yrs -
ABRAHAM - left Haran - 120 yrs -
JACOB bought bridegroom - 40 yrs -
JACOB left for Haran - 21 yrs. -
then 40 yrs.
ABRAHAM - 400 yrs -
MOSES - 400 yrs -
SAMUEL/SAUL/DAVID/SOLOMON - 120 yrs =
Samuel/Saul - 40 yrs
David - 40 yrs
Solomon - 40 yrs -
NOAH - 400 yrs. =
North Israel 10 tribes (Assyria)
South Judah 2 tribes (Babylon)
CAPTIVITY & RETURN - 210 yrs
captivity - 70 yrs
return - 140 yrs
MALACHI - 400 yrs
JESUS - 400 yrs =
persecution / baptism / Sabbath/ martyrs
AUGUSTINE (392) - 400 YRS =
LEO / CHARLEMAGNE - 800 yrs (919) =
East Franks / West Franks / St. Francis / St. Thomas
PAPAL CAPTIVITY AND RETURN 1309 - 210 yrs = Avignon - 69 yrs - 139 yrs - MARTIN LUTHER (1517) - 400 yrs
ADAM - 1917 -1920
I mean, the first timeline is all about establishing the tradition, right? I
think that's all about the vertical tradition and the horizontal tradition that
Adam comes to perfect and stand on.. So we can recognize and adore Them, Adam
and Eve and embrace Them and follow Them and learn from Them and so on. We have
to be on the same page and identify with Them.
We have to be on the same page and identify with Them.
So, I get the impression that there were no shortcuts anymore and that it was going to be close to 2,000 years before Adam could come again. So the dark side had some breathing room, perhaps you could say. It doesn't mean that the war was over and there wasn't any war. Absolutely not. But that's the way it looks. It looks like we had to relive the whole second timeline again; because we lost all that expansion.
PERIOD OF R E F O R M A T I O N
Rejection of Feudal System and Catholic Church
Martin Luther - 1517
John Wyclif (Britain)
30-Year War in Germany
North = Protestants / South = Catholics
Treaty of Versailles 1919
HELLENISM - RENAISSANCE
PERIOD OF RELIGIOUS IDEOLOGICAL CONFLICT
ABEL = Hebraism
Treaty of Westphalia 1648
PHILOSOPHIES : Kant (Cognition = Subjective)
Hegel (Right Wing)
RELIGION: Pietism (Philip Spener) (mystical experience)
Methodist - Wesley
Quakers - George Fox - inner light
Holy Spirit - Swedenborg
American Revolution 1776
CAIN = HUMANISM -
Rene Descartes (I think so I am) -
Reason - only reason alone (later Rationalists were atheists) -
Francis Bacon (tabula raza) no mysticism -
Experience - only experience alone
Deism - Ed. Herbert
D. F. Strauss 'Life of Jesus'
Ludwig Fuerbach 'Essence of Xianity'
French Revolution 1789
Hegel - (left wing)
MATURATION OF POLITICS, ECONOMY & IDEOLOGY
American Revolution 1789 - (need an American Ideology)
I N D U S T R I A L R E V O L U T I O N # 1 -
World War 1 1918
E N L I G H T E N M E N T -
French Revolution (Cain-type Democracy) -
Marxism (Germany ) - Leninism - Russia
Now, when I look at the third timeline and compare it to the second timeline, I have to be honest and point out that these events and personalities are really reminiscent of the second timeline. But they really are not exact or anything like that. Some of them are very reminiscent and just jump out at you very strikingly. Even secular people could see it; but I mean the slavery versus the persecution, the circumcision versus the baptism, the Sabbath and the sacrifices and the martyrs, that's very obvious. There's a really clear parallel there, right?
But then you go to St. Augustine and yeah, he was a good guy. He wrote a book, 'City of God'; but you cannot really say he's like Moses. He served the purpose of Moses providentially; and he fit the bill. He's a reformer right there; and so he works. He's right there at the right time in history, so that works fine. But I'm just saying he's not Moses. But it's okay, it works. It all works fine.
And then we get into 400 years of kind of a tribal organization of government. I mean that's what the judges were. They were just tribes living as tribes with leaders. And then we had the seven seas. Christianity was kind of in seven pockets of leadership around the world. So, that's very similar. Then we get to Charlemagne 800 A.D., Christmas Day. Wow! That really jumps out in your face, right?
But he really wasn't the first Christian king. There was an actual leader of a country somewhere in Eastern Europe I believe it was ... in a small country that wasn't providential. So, that's fine but Charlemagne's the first providential Christian king there; and he and his sons and grandsons reigned over their neck of the woods for 119 years ... very close.
But it wasn't like 40, 40 and 40 for Saul, David and Solomon. It was 'reminiscent' I'm trying to say. It's reminiscent. It's good enough. It satisfied the providential need. But you can't really say that this was just like with Saul, David and Solomon. No it wasn't just like that; but it was similar. There was something similar about it.
Then when you get to the dividing of the North and South versus the East and West, well that's really similar. That's really similar. Instead of prophets you had St. Thomas, St. Francis, people like that. Well, that's pretty similar. That's pretty similar.
Then when you get to the captivity, that's really similar. That really jumps out at you. Even secular historians have noticed that. And some history books have referred to the captivity of the Pope in France as the 'Babylonian Captivity' of the Pope, right? It's an obvious similarity. For 69 years versus 70 years, roughly speaking. It wasn't exactly 70 years of the captivity of the Jews either; but I mean it's perfect.
That similarity is very strong; and then it just so happens that 139 years later or so we have Martin Luther; and he's reminiscent of Malachi. It's reminiscent. It's good enough. It works. And he paved the way. And 400 years after him the new Adam should come, right around 1917 - 1920, right?
So, that all works. It's the rebuilding of the expansion of the tradition. Jesus made the tradition very clear and very strong so that we didn't have to restore that.
So, the war, the war that we were talking about before. It's always there. It's always there. But as we can see, in the last 400 years it gets hotter and hotter; because, the dark side is scared to death of the new Adam coming. And another thing about this is .... Let's look at the last 400 years when it gets hotter ... So, the people were there, the tradition ...
Oh, I remember what I was going to say now. Satan, the dark side, Lucifer and his cohorts changed their strategy here; because previous to Jesus the chosen people were all kind of together there in that little country on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. And he was working them over with attacks by other countries and working on their tradition right there, trying to mess them up, and invading their leaders ... And it was a captive audience right there in that little area, right?.
But now, after Jesus, Christianity is just spread all over the place. So, he needed a different strategy. We're going to see that very clearly in the last 400-year period here. His strategy shifts to one of distraction. He trying to distract people and pull people away, religious people and especially non-religious people, people who aren't so religious. He's trying to distract them, get them in a frame of mind and heart where they're not usable. They won't go to Adam and Eve. They'll just be useless. And that's his big strategy. We're going to see that.
So, Christians all of the world (are the people); but where's the nation? Well, you could say Charlemagne's nation. You could say Italy and the vatican. You could say Cheon Il Guk, Korea, Cheong Pyeong. It depends what period of time you're looking at it. And the temple? Well, you could say the Vatican for that. The Holy Palace of course is the temple, before the coming of the new Adam. You could interpret it in different ways; but there's a foundation. I mean it's good enough. We shouldn't look for too many different ways or detail in these kind of things. It's not the point at all.
And then in part of this preparation for the new Adam, the Bible has been in Latin all these years since they first put it together, Greek and Latin and the Hebrew scrolls. And only people ... the Catholic Church was sitting on the Bible. They interpreted it for people. There was no such thing as a Bible study. I mean, even when I was 12 years old, 10 years old, there was no Catholic Bible study that I ever heard of. The mass was in Latin still until 1963.
And you didn't know what they were saying; but you kind of felt all holy and everything because of all the Latin (rhythmic) and all that. And you just kind of floated out of the church at the end of the mass and felt good. But then when they changed it into English it kind of lost a lot of feeling because you knew what they were saying and it really wasn't all that profound (mysterious awe?). You might have been guessing when you didn't really know what they were saying.
But anyway, the Bible was in Latin and nobody could really read it, and then John Wycliff, God Bless him, in 1350 he translated the Bible into English, the first of many translations. Then 100 years later somebody invented this device or contraption (photo). It's a wooden printing press. And actually if you do a little research, you'll find out that in Korea, (it's amazing, right?) in Korea, I think it was a couple of hundred years before Gutenberg invented this printing press, they had invented something similar in Korea a couple of hundred years earlier. Wow.
Anyway, this was a really slow thing. It wasn't your Xerox machine. That's for sure. They had a wooden tray here and these led letters, cast in led individually. So first they took a tray and put all these letters in there backwards and smeared ink all over it, put it in their press over there, put some paper on it and turned the crank and it squashed the paper against the inky letters. And they made these pages. This is a picture of what they printed. Well, I mean they made a lot of these machines and printed a million Bibles this way, a million. Wow, just something else.
But this was a huge turning point in God's providence. And I feel the same kind of way with the internet and all the opportunities that God has made for us, not for the porn industry and all those unholy people but for us to get out there and take the technology that God has provided and run with it. And some of our second gen are doing that. God Bless them. We need to do a lot more.
So, anyway that's how they printed the Bible; and anybody could read it. The early American settlers. They didn't have TV or anything, right? And they'd take their Bible out and do hoon dok hae every day. At night they'd light the candles and in the morning they'd sit together as a family and read a page of the Bible. Wha ... beautiful, just so beautiful ... beautiful, a big part of their life.
So, in the last 400 years the war starts to get real hot again; but like I said Satan, the dark side, the strategy is 'distraction.' God's side and especially the humanistic side. We have three levels here and he just keeps cranking up the heat. The first level here (you're familiar with all this. I don't need to teach it to you. But the Renaissance ... I just want to put my spin on it. The Renaissance was the dark side's effort to distract people, generally speaking. I mean, some parts of the Renaissance were very holy and wonderful. You had a lot of good stuff there. You had the beautiful paintings in Rome and in France and a lot of religious work.
But generally speaking, the Renaissance was very humanistic. And the dark side was appealing to people's ears and eyes and their heart, appealing to their heart and their ears and their eyes; and trying to distract them with culture, symphonies, music, sculpture, plays, anything but God. You know, beautiful stuff. It was beautiful stuff. It really brought out man's ability. It wasn't evil or anything (it was man's creations); but later on it should come together, right, with God's inspired creations and unite the two together.
NOTHING BAD ABOUT IT, IT JUST WASN'T GETTING PEOPLE IN THE MIND TO BE READY FOR ADAM AND EVE. That's the point. Very distracting. That was Satan's strategy, to distract people. (So, the Renaissance was on Satan's side.)
And on God's side there was Martin Luther. You know, he was a Catholic priest teaching at the University of Wittenberg in Germany. And he could read the Bible in Latin; and he realized, 'Man! There's a lot of things the church isn't doing right here.' And he wrote them down, 95 points, and nailed them to the door of the Cathedral. It's very lucky he didn't get killed. That's very amazing and hard to believe. But this ended up starting a war between Lutherans or Protestants (Protest ants) and (conservative) Catholics fighting over all this stuff...
Yeah, you know we say that it was because of indulgences that triggered the whole (war) thing, not just triggered this whole thing but God actually favored the Protestant branch of Christianity over the Catholic branch (from this era). And we say it's because of those indulgences. And I don't know, frankly speaking. I have my opinion about this about which I asked Bishop Stallings one time; but I think I caught him off gaurd and I want to ask him again some day; but they sold these pieces of paper that were supposed to represent forgiveness of sins and if you bought more indulgences you could forgive more sins. And they abused it. They abused it terribly. They were trying to raise more money to build the Vatican.
And it even got to the point where they were selling indulgences to forgive your future sins that hadn't happened yet. I mean, did the Pope really have the authority to forgive sins, anyway? So, I understand all that; and it's terrible. But the Catholic Church is so much more Principled than its structural approach to the spirit world and organization than Protestantism.
In Protestantism you have nobody between you and God. There's no Cain/Abel. There's no vertical. And they don't recognize the layers and levels of the spiritual world and how you can progress and come closer to God by paying some kind of indemnity. There are so many things about the Catholic Church that are very Principled. And how God could dump the Catholic Church in a sense and side with the Protestant Movement because of that sale of indulgences abuse, I never could feel comfortable with that.
But I am also aware that there was another thing going on in the Catholic world. For several hundred years, which kind of came to a climax at the same time. And that is 'the doctrine of people infallibility'. They created this doctrine of people infallibility. What it means is that the Pope, in certain circumstances and situations is infallible and can't make a mistake and speaks for God.
Now, that (speaking for God) doesn't mean that the Pope hears from God on the mountain top and brings that message to man. That's not what it means. I means he speaks for God. That's what it means in practical application. And to me, how different is that from what Lucifer did in the Garden. I don't know ....but it seems to me that that might have been a much bigger offense to God than the indulgences. It might have made the Catholic Church something God couldn't work with anymore, if the Pope is going to speak for God now. I mean, who is he? I don't know; but that's my guess, my opinion. Father didn't say it.
So anyway, after 140 years of the Renaissance, the dark side is distracting people with culture, music, art, literature and all kinds of beautiful things appealing to their heart, their eyes, their ears. Then, the dark side knowing the time frame, knowing who's coming and Lucifer/Satan is just getting frantic, more frantic every day. And he decides that he needs to raise the bar on this thing (you know how you raise the bar on the high jump), raise the bar.
So, he (Satan) ups the anti to move from cultural distraction to philosophical distraction. 'We're going to distract their minds. We've got to get their minds away from this whole thing.' So, he fires up the engines of rationalism and empiricism. And these are very much alive and well and blowing strong winds in the face of our children as they go to college today and in our culture and society, everywhere, right?
I mean, rationalism and empiricism don't need to be humanistic but this brand of these things was. So we had rationalism which is what the dark side promoted big time. We had people writing books basically saying that only through reason can we understand anything. We can't trust spiritual, mystical experiences and revelations and all that stuff. Forget it! Only by man's reason can we know anything. So that was very appealing to people who were on the fence or humanistic people who weren't so religious, distracting and confusing to religious people too.
And then he (Satan) also stoked the fires of empiricism with certain philosophers. And they were promoting the idea that only through ... You can't know anything unless you can measure it, touch it, feel it. Kick the tires and how tall is it, how wide is it, how much does it weigh, what are the colors. 'Where's God. Show me God. Forget it. We can't believe in any God. We're smart. We just accept empirical data.' Well again, this appealed to people on the fence and very humanistic people, people who had a hard time believing in God; and it was confusing to church people too.
So, Satan really raised the bar and this fire is still burning strong today...all this philosophy. And then on God's side, what could God do? He (God) enhanced the Protestant religious world with spirituality and revelation, mysticism, pietism, and the Quakers and Swedenborg, bringing more of a personal experience to their faith, so they would feel something and believe more strongly. So God was turning up the fire too on His side.
And then He (God) also inspired some philosophers to counter these humanist/rationalist and humanist empirical philosophers. And it comforted the religious people and gave them more of a leg to stand on with Kant & Hegel. But anyway, it's really a war, it's a war here, war for the mind of man now, that is still raging today, even in our church, a lot of confusion. It's hard to believe. We just don't know what to do. We just have to do a better job about learning these things.
So, the dark side had appeal to people's hearts and minds and ears and eyes. Now it's distracting people and pulling on people's minds in a humanistic direction as it just bears the fruit of this in the American revolution and the French revolution, right? So opposite each other while both about freedom, one is based on freedom of faith, freedom of belief, freedom to worship God and the other is the humanistic kind of freedom...very clear. Wow!
But then the dark side, Lucifer is just starting the really get afraid and worried; so he's going to crank it up another notch and raise the heat and raise the bar again. So, he took all this philosophy, basis of philosophy and inspired people like Karl Marx and Engels to politicize it. So now we're going to give these people power, political power with these philosophies now. We're going to really distract people. We're not only going to distract them. We're going to enslave them and forbid them to have faith and religion and freedom and all that. We're just gonna lock them up. We're not going to let them go to the new Adam.
That's Satan's strategy. He got two thirds of the world's people before he met defeat there in the mid 80's. I mean it's just really a war ... so hot. The whole world's at war now. The whole world is at war. And on the Abel side, the American Revolution and Democracy and freedom of God-loving people... They didn't have any political ideology similar to what Marx and Engels came up with. They didn't have it. I mean, maybe it's the Divine Principle, right? But I mean, they haven't gotten it. We haven't gotten it out to them. We haven't been effective enough in our marketing. But we've got to do that because that's the solution. That will bring Cain and Abel together and resolve this whole thing, with love, right? love and truth, but the war is hot.
The lies are flying and the accusations. And the war is hot, real hot. And the end of this period falls right on 1918 in the third timeline, the end of World War 1. I'm sure you could say a lot more about that. I'm really not an historian. My wife would always remind me; but I'm trying to kind of convey the heart of it, which I'm not the best at either. But so, the one thing that really bothers me a lot is that, in the 1980s after Bill Leigh and Tom Ward did a masterful job of developing the CAUSA critique of Marxist Ideology and putting it in print. And we had all those fantastic seminars and brought religious leaders and social leaders and politicians. Then Father told us to go out and bring a scaled-down version of those seminars to the people in our states.
We packed up our cars with the projectors and video tapes and machines. And we went to all the little towns around our states and put on little presentations at the library and the school gym. And it was great. People loved. It was great. We understood the basic philosophical, fundamental critique of Marxism Ideology. We got it pretty much, the basic things. People could study it for years and not see that. But now I don't see that at all. And every workshop I see, they don't even get to this part of the Principle. A lot of them don't even study history at all we just say, 'Well, you know, communism is on the side of Satan.' and we move on. I mean, no explanation, not even for a few minutes...
We are totally leaving our children defenseless when they go and sit in front of these PHD guys who feed them with all kinds of propaganda about Carl Marx and how great he was. I dont' know ... So, I want to spend just a few minutes here and cover some basics here; because a lot of times at our seminars we had people who needed a little bit of this introduction. I don't think people have made time to hear ...
COMMUNISM IS NOT COMMUNALISM
So, anyway we need to point out that communism is not communalism. It looks the same. The words look similar, but completely different. 'Communalism, what's that, people living together and sharing their garden and sharing their money, helping each other, baby sitting for each other? Father told us to do that. That's how we lived together when we joined the church in the 1970s, right? We had a group home. We all lived together, supported each other, pooled our money and did the mission. Nothing wrong with that. Great! But communism is nothing like that. Communism is an atheistic ideology. It has nothing to do with communalism.
And communism people say and teach that communism is opposite of capitalism. Well actually, in capitalism or free enterprize society like we have, anybody can start a kind of business enterprize, right? You can buy some tools at home depot and become a carpenter or a handy man or whatever you want to do, right? a concrete worker. And the tools are readily available for whatever. Anybody can start a business. If you get a computer, you can become an accountant, a bookkeeper, or go on ebay and start an ebay store and get rich.
COMMUNISM RESEMBLES CAPITALISM
EXCEPT THAT UNDER COMMUNISM THE GOVERNMENT IS THE ONLY CAPITALIST
AND THERE IS NO COMPETITION ALLOWED
But in communist countries there is only one capitalist, and that's the government. It's a capitalistic form of government except that there is no competition allowed, no competition allowed. Now, let's be honest. These days, in contemporary today, the original model of Marxism is being stretched and expanded and compromised a lot. In China for example, there are lots of people who have businesses there. In Russia too and Eastern Europe. They've loosened up on a lot of stuff.
But I was just reading the other day about how in China, they still don't really allow private ownership for profit. Those factories, or wherever you have your land or house, they'll give you a hundred year lease; and it's renewable. And they've just changed the law a few years ago that it's an automatically renewable lease; but the point is that it's a lease. You don't have the deed to that. The government owns it. They're leasing it to you. So, it's not the same thing. People write up and say, 'They're just like us.' No. They're not just like us, not at all.
And here's the slogan that captured the minds and hearts of so many people, especially in poor countries, especially in underdeveloped countries: FROM EACH ACCORDING TO HIS ABILITY; FOR EACH ACCORDING TO HIS NEEDS Wow! Does that sound great. 'Wowee, I'm going to be happy now. I'm going to have my abilities respected and I'm going to get whatever I need.' Well, that's not what it really means in practice. Traditionally speaking, the formal Marxist Ideology as applied, especially years ago was ... I mean, who decides what your ability is? The government decides what your ability is. I know they've loosened that stuff up a lot. But who decides what you need? Well, that needs to be decided by the government too. So that's really not so warm and fuzzy anymore is it?
And here's the slogan that captured the minds and hearts of so many people, especially in poor countries, in underdeveloped countries: FROM EACH ACCORDING TO HIS ABILITY; FOR EACH ACCORDING TO HIS NEEDS Wow! Does that sound great. 'Wowee, I'm going to be happy now. I'm going to have my abilities respected and I'm going to get whatever I need.' Well, that's really not what it means in practice. Traditionally speaking, the formal Marxist Ideology as applied, especially years ago was ... I mean, who decides what your ability is? The government decides what your ability is. I know they've loosened up now a lot. But who decides what you need? Well, that needs to be decided by the government too. So that's really not so warm and fuzzy anymore is it?
The government decides what your abilities are and the government decides what your needs are. Now in China and Russia that's probably not being practiced anymore; except that, if you're somebody that the government really wants, then they are going to tell you what your abilities are and what your needs are. But in somewhere like North Korea or Cuba, somewhere like that where communism is really more traditional, they're probably still living like this.