find its final goal in the world empire of Anti-Christ, described in Revelation Chapters 13, 17 and 18. Wherever love is found men live together as in Acts 2:44-45 and 4:32-37. Selfishness has an equally inevitable finale, such as is found in Genesis 6:11-13 or Revelation 13. Men must either form a loving society or else fall under the domination of "wild beasts" (Daniel 7:1-7) like Sennacherib and Ghenghis Khan, or Napoleon and Hitler.
As these words are being written mankind is face to face with the most fearful threat to its happiness that it has ever known. It used to be only those who were dubbed 'hysterical hot-Gospellers' who talked about the destruction of the world. Now every level-headed politician and 'intellectual giant' is threatening us with it and devoting his efforts to averting it! It is a solemn thought that every soul is moving inevitably towards perfect goodness or absolute selfishness: the soul's journey may include some sudden twists and turns, but will finally fix its compass Due North or Due South, to love or selfishness, to glad obedience to God or hatred of His ways. Ideas of world domination or even space dominion are already in men's minds and on their tongues, as were similar thoughts behind "the tower whose top may reach unto Heaven" of Genesis 11:4. The last "Wild Beast" of all is about to emerge upon the stage of history, and seek to gather all nations under his despotic rule, even fighting against the "Prince of Princes," only to be "broken without hand" (Daniel 8:25).
We know not how long it was from the first sin of Lucifer until God was compelled to end the sufferings of a defiant race. But in Ezekiel 28:12-19 we are shown the final state of iniquity, profanity and violence which forced His hand "to shake the wicked out of the earth" (Job 38:13). There must have been more than one Age between the creation of