Lord of Darkness, Lord of Light
Trafford Publishing, 2004 - 312
Across the varied scenes depicted by prophecy there falls the shadow of a figure at once commanding and ominous. Under many different names like the aliases of a criminal, his character and movements are set before us. It is my intention to set before you all that God has revealed concerning this one who will be the full embodiment of human wickedness and the final manifestation of satanic blasphemy. Many others have made reference to this mysterious personage in their general expositions of prophecy, but so far as my examination of the literature on this subject has carried me there seem to have been very few attempts made to furnish a complete delineation of this Lord of Darkness, also called the Antichrist.
For many years I have studied what the Scriptures teach about the Pseudo-Christ. The deeper I have carried these studies, the more surprised I am at the prominent place that is given in the Bible to this Son of Perdition. There is an amazing wealth of detail which, when carefully collected and arranged, supplies a vivid biography of the one who is shortly to appear and take the government of the world upon his shoulders. The very fact that God has caused so much to be written upon the subject at once denotes its great importance.
The appearing of the Antichrist is a most appalling and momentous subject, and in the past, many well-meaning writers have deprived this impending event of much of its terror and meaning, by confusing some of the antichrists that have already appeared at various intervals on the stage of human history, with that mysterious being who will tower high above all the sons of Belial, being no less than Satan's counterfeit and opposer of the Christ of God, the Lord Of Light. It promotes the interests of Satan to keep the world in ignorance of the coming Lord Of Darkness, and there can be no doubt that he is the one who is responsible for the general neglect in the study of this subject, and the author, too, of the conflicting testimony which is being given out by those who speak and write concerning it.
Lord Of Darkness, Lord Of Light will answer every question regarding the appearing of the Antichrist, who he is, where he will come from, his characteristics, his course of action and the final scenes facing our world in the near future. The vital importance of the answer which is given to these questions will further appear when I connect the Biblical Prophecies which reveal the exact length of time within which his course must be accomplished. My reason for saying this is because the majority of the prophecies yet unfulfilled are to be fulfilled during the time that the Antichrist is the central figure upon earth. Moreover, the destruction of the Antichrist and his forces will be the grand finale in the age-long conflict between the Serpent "The Lord Of Darkness" and the woman's Seed "The Lord Of Light", as He returns to set up His kingdom.
Not only is the importance of this subject denoted by the prominent place given to it in the Word of God, but also its value is established by the fact that a correct understanding of the person of Antichrist is one of the chief keys to the right dividing and interpretation of the many prophecies, which yet await their fulfillment.
The great majority of those whom I am addressing have already had their eyes opened by God to discern the Christ-dishonoring conditions, which exist on almost every side. It will be enough to barely mention the gathering of the "tares" into bundles, which is taking place before our eyes; the rapid spread of Spiritualism, with its "seducing spirits and doctrines of devils", and the significant and solemn fact that thousands of those who are ensnared by it are those who have departed from the formal profession of the faith; the "form of godliness" which still exists, but in the vast majority of instances "denies its power". These are the proofs which convince me that the time must be near at hand when the D