In the third period leading up to the second advent of the Messiah, God and Satan battled for the minds and hearts of people. God is for freedom, and Satan is for slavery. God worked to elevate mankind to a high spiritual, intellectual and economical level. Satan worked to create an atmosphere that would be dangerous for the savior of the world to preach the good news of the Divine Principle. This period ended with World War I that took the lives of millions of people on a global scale. Satan's goal is to kill people, especially the Third Adam. This is why we see so much violence in the twentieth century. More people have been killed in this period than in any time in history. It is the bloodiest time in history because it is the final showdown between God and Satan.

One of Satan's greatest lies is that government force used to regulate millions of lives is good and necessary for order and harmony. He whispered in mankind's ear to use force to take from the haves to give to the have nots. Satan twists the meaning of good words to deceive people. He twisted the word"equality to inflame people to go on a crusade of being Robin Hoods stealing from the"greedy to give to the"poor. Of course, the result was the very opposite and everyone is betrayed.

God's tactic was to whisper in mankind's ears and guide them to use persuasion instead of force. He worked to teach mankind to believe in freedom of speech and religion. A classic in the literature for free speech is John Milton's Areopagitica. God spoke through John Locke who wrote the classic statement for absolute freedom of religion in A Letter Concerning Toleration. This influenced Thomas Jefferson to introduce freedom of religion in the Bill of Rights. These are eloquent defenses of freedom from government regulation. They were powerful influences on the thought of the West. God worked to educate people to respect other faiths, especially minorities. Satan influences people with fear and to use government to kill or abuse nonconformist believers. One tactic he has used recently is to use force in so-called deprogramming to break the faith of those who accept minority faiths.

God is for free enterprise, and Satan is for statism. Statism is"the principle or policy of concentrating extensive economic, political, and related controls in the state at the cost of individual liberty. It is the belief in big government. Satan uses the force of government to regulate everything, even families and churches.

Statists, whether communists, socialists, welfare staters or liberals also believe in feminism, the ideology that seeks to abolish the traditional roles of men being the protector, patriarch and sole provider for their families. Conservatives are on the Abel side and are more for the traditional, Biblical roles for men and women than the liberals.

Free enterprise is"an economic and political doctrine holding that a capitalist economy can regulate itself in a freely competitive market through the relationship of supply and demand with a minimum of governmental intervention and regulation. It is a belief in limited government. Economic libertarians and many conservatives believe in laissez-faire capitalism and therefore trust people. They do not believe in using massive government force to regulate people and therefore treasure freedom such as Jefferson wrote in The Declaration of Independence. God was behind the Founding Fathers writing the Constitution of the United States and George Washington becoming the first president in 1789.

The Cain side of the second period ended with the French Revolution in 1789. Unlike the American Revolution it was not led in the spirit of God. The people marched into Notre Dame and enthroned the Goddess of Reason. The French Revolution laid the seeds for the use of violence by dictators to resolve differences with its Reign of Terror that culminated in Napoleon. It was this satanic atmosphere that Marx picked up when he met Engels in Paris in the 1840s and together they wrote Satan's Bible, the Communist Manifesto, that presented Satan's dream of his ideal world of big brother government. Orwell's books Animal Farm and 1984 dramatically show it to be a nightmare.

Satan introduced his final ideology with Karl Marx and Frederich Engel's Communist Manifesto in 1848. They taught Satan's core beliefs of totalitarianism, atheism and violence. Lenin actualized these teachings politically by creating the Soviet Union in 1917 which became, as President Reagan correctly called, an"evil empire.

The Abel side of the second period ended with the American Revolution in 1776. God worked to build America to become the leader of the Free World that had the values of being democratic, not totalitarian; Judeo-Christian, not atheistic; defensive, not offensive. God worked through the Founding Fathers of America to create a nation of freedom and peaceful exchange of political power. He sided with the North in fighting against the slavery in the South in the Civil War. He also inspired missionaries to spread Christianity to every continent in the world during this period.