Armageddon Prophecy (by Manly P Hall) Lecture
Type of Spiritual Experience
'That which has been, will be', whatever has been will come again if the cause comes again.
A description of the experience
"In every sequence of disasters there is a moment when prudence, strength, courage or integrity could transmute the evil.
In every sequence of problems there is a point at which personal integrity could solve the problem; if this is not
available if the individual does not rise to this occasion and permits the kings of this world to gain ascendancy
over his life he will then come face to face with the ultimate conflict, so it is very important, it seems, for each
individual to regard the Armageddon as tied directly to himself. We are not the victims of history, we are not the
victims of the Earth's imperfections we are the victims of our own mistakes"
"Dissipation has its price, corruption has its price and most of all self-centeredness has its price.
Practically every tragedy in history has been born of human selfishness. Individuals have desired and determined to use the skills that have been given to them in ruthless competition against their fellow human beings.
We have placed profit above integrity, we have placed the struggle of competition as an inevitable truth and cooperation as a dim idealistic uncertainty.
As a result of that we have created in each department where we have compromised principles, the beginnings of a story that will end in Armageddon.
In every case we finally come face to face with the facts; we either meet them or fail.
If we meet them, we have achieved the purpose of life which is victory over weakness; if we fail to meet them, then as far as this life is concerned, we have failed regardless of how much wealth, fame or authority we have accumulated through the corruption of principles."