Created Stronger Than Principle
|Love is the motive and purpose
for the Creation, and is the most precious aspect of all things.
To the Creation it is the source of life, happiness, and joy.
The creator’s essence is heart, and the very reason
creation took place was to express and experience that love.
Although God created all things in accordance with The Principle,
or laws, since he ultimately desired a dominion of love, he
made love the strongest force.
||God made man
to live in the absolute and extreme love and to enjoy the
utmost happiness on the earth and in the eternal world. If
that love were controlled by the Principles, that love would
no longer be perfect and absolute and actually not exist in
the form called "true love" and humans would not
be humans of emotional tempor but mere robotic lifeforms.
Therefore, in order that love may have the greater value,
the power of love must be created stronger than that of the
Principle. If the power of love were weaker than that of the
Principle, God's love would not be able to dominate man, who
was created through the Principle. Rather, man would be concerned
with the Principle more than with God's love. God's laws exist
to guide humankind in the perfection of love: they exist to
| After reaching
the state of perfect maturation, man is no longer under the
Principles but under the dominion of God's direct love. A
perfect freedom and a supreme happiness do not exist under
the law and principles, but under the rule of God's absolute
love does. Man was created to grow to perfection, moved from
within during the growth period, or period of indirect dominion.
By the force of The Principle humankind was to freely choose
to live in accordance with The Principle. This however meant
that for a period of time before being dominated by the sublime
love of God, humankind had the "free will" to reject
or turn away from the Creator.
A train cannot
run off the track by itself. For a train to run off the
track, there must be a breakdown in the rail, or an external
force stronger than its own running force must collide with
it, coming from a different direction. No man who is under
the rule of the Divine Principles can turn the wrong way
of his own accord. Likewise, man can only fall away from
God and absolute goodness when a certain power, stronger
than that of the Principle which makes him grow, and with
a different purpose, collides with him.
|The power which is stronger
than that of the Principle is nothing else but the power of
love. Because the force of love is stronger than the force
of The Principle, there is always the possibility that during
his growth period a person may fall due to non-Principle "love."
Therefore, man, in an immature state not knowing oneness with
God, could fall because of the power of love, if it was not
centered on the Principle. If man were to fall or participate
in non-principled love, man could bring about the creation
of evil due to his endowed "co-creative" powers.