The reality of evil in the world God created

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July 14, 2016

What kind of being is God? God is like the mind of the universe; the universe is like His body. However, the devil has infiltrated this body. Satan has usurped the powers of the heavens and thus controls the universe.

Bastille Day massacre, July 13, 2016.

Bastille Day massacre, July 14, 2016.

What should God do to digest this problem? God cannot strike Satan with force. The essential quality in the creation of the universe was love; the historical tradition of this universe was carried on through love. Thus, God must maintain that principle, even if there are violators. Therefore, for the sake of restoring the fallen universe, God had to unceasingly maintain the original standard that He had installed for creating based on the essence of love and fulfilling the ideal of true love. Without doing so, He cannot regain His authority as the Absolute Being.

This has been so frustrating for Him. (210-229, 1990.12.23)

The Fall meant establishing a bond of love centered on Satan in the position of a parent. There is nothing to be said about the fruit of good and evil. It cannot be denied. Thus, the descendants by blood who have carried on Satan’s love, Satan’s life and Satan’s lineage have remained to this day. Satan is the enemy of love. He fractured the dream God had of His ideal for creation. The servant forcibly took away the nobleman’s daughter and violated her. Thus, she lost the qualification to be the lord’s daughter. She had to be driven away. This wrongful act of love was a derailment from the track of the great principle of heaven and earth. This fact cannot be denied. (218-230, 1991.8.19)

God cannot achieve His original ideal for creation unless He loves the children of evil much more than His own beloved children. The devil asserts to God, “I have fallen and I am the way I am. My lineage revolts against You. Yet, don’t You, God, have to go on upholding the way of the heavenly law?” God is caught right here. (208-291, 1990.11.20)

– Sun Myung Moon, Cheon Seong Gyeong, Chapter 4, Section 4-2

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