Prophecies and Scientific Predictions
"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.
It will not be long before your social system, which you think will continue for ever, will collapse." (Lord's Sermons, 35).
"There will be growing indications of terrible catastrophes." (Lord's Sermons,5).
"A state of great worldwide want, misery and distress, as never before experienced on earth, will be commencing." (GGJ VIII, 185, 2). "All this will be allowed to happen ", it goes on, "to turn mankind away from their arrogance, selfishness and great (spiritual) indolence." (GGJ VIII, 185)
"Men have now strayed so far from their true goal that no human power would be able to deter them from their pursuit of pleasures." ..."Therefore, I sober up the nations through distress. I free them from the delusion that the worldly pleasures, for which they are craving, are the foremost thing a man should strive for. Through most unpleasant events I teach them about the instability of worldly self-conceit, worldly glory and worldly possessions and prove to them the eternal permanence of spiritual treasures. To all of them I show that there is yet Another above them who, although He suffers them to do what they want, is holding in His hands the threads of the chain of circumstances." (Lord's Sermons, 49)