In ANY Fallen World, Messiah would come in age FIVE
I argue The Messiah would come after five major ages in ANY world, not just ours.
For, ANY world always has two reasons it exists, ALWAYS, regardless of its science:
- To Know, Love, and Serve God in THAT world
- To Marry God forever in the NEXT
The first is a Baptismal Disposition, faith, repentance, the second, is a Divine Eternal Marriage.
If the creatures fall, because they are materialistic, God will first have to prefigure the deeper mysteries of Trinity and Incarnation by material PICTURES, before Incarnating Himself. Hence, the necessity of a prefiguring covenant.
But could God commence a prefiguring Covenant right away after the material creatures fall? No way, they will be highly disposed to the Fallen Nature.
And the Fallen Nature has two lies, since there are two reasons the creatures exist:
- No faith, No repetance
- Materialism: The creatures turning from Marriage to Creator in order to be superficially joined to the Creation.
So they will digest these in two ages, each requiring positive discipline.
Then God can form the prefiguring covenant. But how long should God wait to Incarnate? Well, do not all Catholic saints have before them a process of growth in Holiness that has three greater overlapped stages:
and Unitive ways?
Therefore, should the Holy Ones of Prefiguring journey these three HISTORICAL stages before God Incarnates.
So two ages for the lies of the fall, and three stages for the prefiguring ones to mature in covenant holiness equals five total ages.
Little wonder is it that Ss. Augutsine and Methodius of Olympus agree, FIVE are the ages of the Old Law.
I am just taking their reasoning to a higher level: If, in any world, the laws of the fall would always be two, like our world, and the stages of overcoming sin would always be three, purgation, illumination, union, like our world, how could the Messiah not come in another world except after these five ages, ALWAYS, like our world?
And is it, therefore, any wonder that of the beast, it is written, in Apoc. 17:
“Five [kings] have fallen”
Is it any wonder, also, Messiah of this world ascended to heaven, completing all direct earthly Ministry of the Divine Persons, on day FIVE, Thursday?