Look, this is how things are now in Italy that was still dark until recently. This is how it was in the German kingdom many years ago, as well as formerly in England and in Northern America that – through hard battles – purifies itself even more at this time from all the tendencies that resist My initial teaching. There they often say: ‘But Lord, how can You allow the Confederates, who want to keep the slaves, to win important victories against the very humane Unionist?’
 But I say: with the Confederates not everything is sin what seems to be sin, and with the Unionist not everything is virtue. And so, both parties are now pulling out the splinters and beams from each others’ eyes, and the one sweeps before the door of the other, which should not be the way according to My teaching.
 However, when the one as well as the other party will first free their eyes of the splinters and beams, and will sweep away the dung of their house floor, the 2 parties will soon and easily understand each other and will come to an agreement.
 Such big and also small arguments – between nations as well as between individual people – happen always when they do not observe My teaching which says that no one should say to his neighbor: ‘Come here, then I will take away the splinter from your eye.’ Then the neighbor says: ‘What do you care about the splinter in my eye while I can discover a whole beam in your eye? First clean your eye, then only you can help me to clean my eye.’
 There were already a lot of such battles and there still will be several more of them if the people will not actively and completely adhere to My pure teaching.
"I have shown you repeatedly what - because of men's free will - will be the cause of the extremely bad future." (GGJ IX, 144, 7).
"Soon after this time of the greatest industrialization the situation on earth will begin to look very grim for mankind since the soil will become barren." (GGJ Ill, 33, 4).
"The first sentence of the following statements refers no doubt to the two world wars with 70 million dead. This prophecy has already come true, "One nation will rise against the other and fight it with firearms." "Inventive man will achieve a state of affairs where soon no nation will any longer be able to start a war against another. For if two nations should fall upon each other with such weapons they would easily and in no time destroy each other completely which surely would not bring any true victory or gain to any of them." (GGJ VIII, 185, 9)
This prediction obviously refers to nuclear weapons and the military stalemate, especially between the United States and the Soviet Union.