The Founder of a Taiwan-based religion was inspired, in part, by U.S. President Jimmy Carter to found his new faith, The T'ienti Teachings.
After a rare warlike statement by Carter during the outbreak of the Soviet's invasion of Afghanistan - threatening to defend Persian Gulf oil fields with nuclear weapons, if necessary - Lee Yü -chieh, then 80 years old, prayed night and day, pleading for God to avert this supposed immanent calamity. On Dec 21, 1980, he received a revelation and permission for the “reappearance” of the T'ienti Teachings. His faith focused on the prevention of nuclear war and the reunification of Taiwan and the Chinese Mainland.
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