774 God’s Mercy Has Allowed Man to Survive Until Today
1 Man has never seen a single one of My acts, has never heard a single one of My utterances. Even if he had seen, what would he have discovered? And should he have heard Me speak, what would he have understood? Throughout the world, all humanity lies within My love, My compassion, but so does all humanity lie under My judgment, and likewise under My trial. I have been merciful and loving to mankind, even when all men had been corrupted to a certain degree; I have meted out chastisement to mankind, even when all men had bowed down in submission before My throne. But is there any human being who is not in the midst of the suffering and refinement that I have sent?
2 How many people are groping through the darkness for the light, how many are struggling bitterly through their trial? Job had faith, and yet, for all that, was he not seeking a way out for himself? Although My people can stand firm in trial, is there anyone who, without saying it aloud, believes it in his heart? Is it not rather that he mouths his belief while doubting in his heart? There are no human beings who have stood fast in trial, who give true obedience in trial. Did I not cover My face to avoid looking at this world, the entire human race would topple under My burning gaze, for I do not ask anything of humanity; and so they can survive before Me until today.
Adapted from “Chapter 10” of God’s Words to the Entire Universe in The Word Appears in the Flesh