In its constant study of the Apocalypse of Jesus, the Religion of God, of the Christ, and of the Holy Spirit1 presents the Book not as a reference of destruction or the end of the world, but as a Divine warning, for example, to the youth and their families about “the things that must soon take place” (Apocalypse of Jesus 1:1). The events described are not made up randomly by someone, but the display of the consequences of Humanity’s good or bad actions throughout history.
In the definition of the President-Preacher of the Religion of Universal Love, Paiva Netto, the Apocalypse is “the greatest sociological treatise of all times.” One of the greatest preachers alive, he has been studying the Bible for more than 60 years, and on this topic he explains:
“Hence the importance of explaining that the Apocalypse is not, as it has never been, imprisoned within any type of boundary. Inasmuch as it is God’s Prophecy, it has His amplitude, which in this book addresses all areas of human knowledge, subliming it. That is why we need to know how to read its moral message along with that of the Gospel. The bases of future civilizations are going to be established on these Sacred Statutes, no matter how much time passes” (extract from his book As prophecies sem mistério [The Prophecies Unveiled], page 55).
We see, for example, one of its warnings in the First Trumpet of the Apocalypse of Jesus according to John 8:7:
“The first Angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.”
For many scholars the “green grass” represents the youth, childhood, and the beginning of life. Over and above its literal aspect the description of it being burned can be interpreted as a “strike” that harms this initial phase of life. This is what we see when young people and children are treated recklessly. Unfortunately, this leads to child labor, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, to a lack of education, in addition to the very dangerous lack of love and affection within the home itself.
This absence, which sometimes goes unnoticed by adults, can lead young people and children to adopt irresponsible and extreme attitudes in order to attract the attention of their parents or to fill this void. Unfortunately, many of them have turned to drugs, both legal and illegal, which damage the physical health but above all the spiritual health of the individual, even of those who “only” use them socially. That is why is important to be alert to the warnings of the Apocalypse of Jesus, to pay attention to the youth.
We need a rapid change in behavior and in the prevention of all the ills that have been negatively affecting the lives of young people and children, as Paiva Netto warns us in his article “Balance as a goal”:
“For generations, little more than garbage has been offered to most children and young people. After that, there are still those who show their surprise in face of the results obtained by such a damaging sowing of seeds, the culture of crime that derives pleasure in the conflict between people, or even in the midst of families and nations, real undeclared civil wars, whose victims are especially the youth (Apocalypse 8:7), causing many other victims in all classes. . . . It’s not enough to pull up the windows of your car. It is suicidal to turn your attention away from the facts. It has never been effective to bury one’s head in the sand, like an ostrich.”
How can this situation be reversed?
There are many challenges and the pace of life seems to be getting faster and faster every day. But we need to face up to this reality and propose changes, beginning within the family. We need to act on prevention, strengthening the spirit and the character of children and teenagers, so they are conscious, above all, of their spiritual worth.
One of the most important actions that the Religion of Universal Love indicates is the Ecumenical Meeting of the New Commandment of Jesus at home. Held every week with members of the family, it is a moment for studying the Holy Bible, for readings that foster good values, drinking blessed water and saying prayers collectively. Soothing music and Ave Maria! songs can also be played.
This is a very important ceremony, because it helps maintain a good atmosphere and strengthens ties between family members. “I am fully certain that the Gospel and the Apocalypse, far from being abominable fanaticisms, offer an spiritual, ethical, and psychological structure so that this transmutation can come into being as the time has come for such, or rather it is now desperately urgent,” says the president-preacher of the Religion of the Third Millennium.
Even as friends, siblings, or older cousins, we can all help young people grow up healthily, and feel safe, loved, and encouraged to look for good and new opportunities. When we study the Apocalypse of Jesus we notice that He has warned the youth for over two thousand years, and it is up to us to do our part, too.
The youth of the Religion of God, of the Christ, and of the Holy Spirit also invite you to join the debate on the final book in the Holy Bible, the Apocalypse of Jesus. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Read also other articles by writer Paiva Netto about the final prophecies: www.paivanetto.com/en.
1- Religion of God, of the Christ, and of the Holy Spirit — also called the Religion of the Third Millennium, and the Religion of Universal Love. This is the Ecumenical Religion of Brazil and the world.