Chapter 14 - The Spirit of Antichrist - p.301
When we have realised the essential nature of any principle, we can form a pretty fair guess as to the general lines on which it will show itself in action, whether in individuals, or institutions, or nations, or events. The evolution of principles is the key to all history in the past, and similarly it is the key to all the history that is to come; therefore, if we grasp the significance of any principle, though we may not be able to prophesy particular events, we shall be able to form some general idea of the sort of developments its prevalence must give rise to.
Now all through the Bible we find the statement of two leading principles which are diametrically opposed to one another: the principle of Sonship or reliance upon God, and its opposite or the denial of God; and it is this latter that is called the spirit of Antichrist.
This spirit, or mode of thought, is described in the second chapter of the second epistle to the Thessalonians and the fourth chapter of the first epistle to