1 This modern world is full of chronic crises. As the evolution of this materialistic civilization continues, people do whatever it takes to satisfy their personal materialistic urges, be it by cheating, robbing, or even worse by invading or killing others. This is true on a small scale as with individuals, and it is also true on a larger scale as with countries. The entire world behaves like this. The pervasion of chronic crises leads to acute crisis.
2 There is nothing mysterious about the End Time of the Third Epoch. It is the Third World War, the nuclear war. The result of such a war is that everyone will perish together, and the world will come to an end. This is the acute crisis, which results from chronic crises.
3 Because of the spiritual bankruptcy of civilization, humans are moving further and further away from God. The future of people today lies in conflict, and they are unaware that they are living in chronic crises. The end to this will be the destruction from acute nuclear warfare.
3 因為人類精神文明破產，世人離 上帝愈來愈遠，所以今天人類的前途是在矛盾中間，生活在慢性危機之中而不自覺，最後只有走上急性核子毀滅戰爭。
4 The fundamental reason is that the human hearts have already become so evil that it has gotten out of hand. Since “cause” leads to “effect,” and “effect” reverts to the “cause,” retribution recycles between the aggressor and the prey have reached such an irreversible point.
5 Today we are living in a time with peril all around us. This peril is caused by the common karma; that is to say, it is our destiny. From a religious point of view, it can be said that all the adversities are caused by humans.
6 This adversity is the nuclear holocausts during the End Time. The temporal mission of the Lord of Universe Church is to help all the living beings of this world to escape from the nuclear holocaust.
Los Angeles Chinese Culture Center, USA, September 26, 1987