Revelation - 2000

The First Gospel: Foreword



THIS is the history of the division of the days of the law and of the testimony, of the events of the years, of their (year) weeks, of their Jubilees throughout all the years of the world, as the Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai… (Jub., 1)

Pentateuch of Moses (Thora), given by Lord to Moses on Mount Sinai, describes the events of mankind spiritual history from the days of Creation to the day of Last Judgment for "all the years of the world". The truth given by Lord to Moses is eternal and if people reject the Teaching, it will always show up in evidence, i.e. in natural or social events proving the righteousness or errors of the ways selected by a man, a nation or mankind.
Moses' Pentateuch is the result of Holy Revelation and it was the fundament of the leading world religions. It was regarded as Law for thousands of years prescribing the order of Hebrew people and then it became the basis of Christianity and had impact on Islam. It was interpreted and studied by many people and scholars. We will name the previous interpretations of Moses' Pentateuch as the first interpretation, as only a part of truth was revealed to people on wish of the Lord Almighty, while the rest was hidden till due time, as it was written:
The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. (Deut., 29, 29)
It was said by Moses in his last words prior to his death as he was leaving the people of Israel at the Jordan river. More than three thousand years passed by and the Lord on His wish is revealing the next stage of spiritual stairway giving a chance to accept it and to climb up.
This interpretation is the next but not the last move towards the learning of the Road, Truth and Life given to people in the Scripture.
The Pentateuch of Moses is the FIRST TESTAMENT, given by the Lord to mankind through Hebrew people. And the whole history of mankind starting from Abraham and the history of the Hebrew people, narrated in the Pentateuch is aimed to keep the truth given by the Lord about spiritual road of mankind from the Creation of the World till the renovation. The truth about spiritual road of mankind is vested in historical and spiritual bounds of creation and making of the Hebrew people. To avoid any confusion it should be noted that the word history in the second interpretation will be used in two meanings: spiritual history, i.e. the history of relations of man, people and mankind with the Lord, and natural history, i.e. the history of life and interrelations of peoples – the proper history.
The Pentateuch of Moses is declaring the spiritual history of mankind: the past, the present and the future. This declaration is the FIRST TESTAMENT in time, when it was revealed to people as it comprises the spiritual history of mankind in full and, at last, it includes the promise of the Lord to save those loyal to the Lord. The Pentateuch of Moses describes only one move of the wheel made by the spiritual history of mankind – the Banishment from the spiritual level of Adam and the way of the Return to the same level. It's obvious that mankind will not cease to exist, the life will only begin with the fulfillment of the destination the Lord envisaged in creating the mankind.
The natural history is the transformation of man and surrounding world, people and mankind, their relations in time. It's clear that spiritual and natural history represent the integral whole not to be divided into parts. The closest spiritual relations of man and the Lord took place immediately after the man was created and then banished him out, i.e. it was the spiritual motion of man (the road from the Lord), and it coincided with the direction of historical motion – from the past to the future. After the exodus from Egypt and entering into Covenant the direction of spiritual motion of Israeli people (the road to the Lord) was reverse if compared to historical development. The spiritual motion was aimed from the future into the past.
Whatever a man does, if he's striving to come close to the Lord he should face the Lord, it's one of the basic concepts to comprehend the Holy Scripture. There is no abyss between the Lord and a man. The Lord gives the way of Return, which was for the first time revealed to Jacob in the shape of a stairway. The transformation of man in accordance with the proclaimed spiritual concepts is the main goal of relations with the Lord in any religion. These concepts were in full unveiled by the Lord to Israeli people on Sinai mount and they were revealed further by Jesus Christ. The fulfillment of those concepts was aimed to bring the Israeli people from heathenism to stance of people chosen by the God, the kingdom of ministers for the whole mankind. The mission of Israeli people was to accept, retain and proclaim the Way of the Return to the whole mankind.

The First Gospel  
  • Foreword