understand the spiritual laws well enough to know the actual wants, mental or physical, of every member; and these wants will be made the basis of distribution. Will not some members be ashamed to make known their wants? They will not. For they will know that their right to do so is a fundamental law and provision of society. They will no more be ashamed than they are now to use the money they get as wages.
Perhaps the mass of Christians believe, as they say, that human beings are too selfish to live in such a state of society as we have described, yet they think that they are fit to go to heaven. Do they think that heaven is a place where Selfishness sits enthroned as supreme director of affairs ? Are they sincere in praying for " God's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven?"
If we are told that "the fundamental cause of social want and misery is human sin and depravity, we shall answer 'yes.' " And the human sins that are most fiercely and sternly denounced in the Bible, from Isaiah down to Christ and James and John, are the oppression of the poor, the burden of taxes, the devouring of widows' houses, the greed of riches and the pride of wealth. It is the rich man who cannot enter the kingdom of God; it is "the rich men, the rulers, the mighty men, who will call on the rocks to hide them from the wrath of the Lamb." If Christians profess to believe the words of Christ, they must be judged by these words.
COMPENSATION. If the various governments, municipal, state or national, assume collective ownership of all public utilities, then we are asked how are