265 The Consequences of Mankind Losing God’s Guidance
With the dawn of social sciences,
man was rapt by science and knowledge.
Then they became tools to rule mankind.
No more good conditions and no room were left
for man to worship God.
God sunk lower in man’s heart.
A world in man’s heart with no place for God
is dark and empty, without hope.
So historians and scientists arose to fill the minds of men
with theories against God’s creation of man.
Those who believe God’s creation become ever fewer,
those who believe in evolution become greater in number.
More and more people treat records of God’s work
and His words in the Old Testament
as ancient myths and fables, oh, ancient myths and fables.
People become indifferent to God’s greatness and dignity,
to the tenet that God exists and rules over all.
Man’s survival and nations’ fates mean nothing to them.
Man lives in a hollow world in pursuit of pleasures.
Few seek out where God, where God works today,
or look for how He, how He presides,
arranging the destination of mankind,
arranging the destination of mankind.
Civilization is not able to meet man’s wishes.
Many feel that, living in this world,
they’re less happy than those passed.
Even people of countries that in times past were highly civilized
now air these grievances, now air these grievances.
For without God’s guidance, though rulers and sociologists
try to preserve civilization, it is of no use.
None can fill man’s empty heart, for none can be his life,
and no social theory can free man,
no social theory can free man from his emptiness.
Adapted from The Word, Vol. 1. The Appearance and Work of God. Appendix 2: God Presides Over the Fate of All Mankind