A pendulum can only swing so far to one side
before it turns around and swings to the other.
This webpage is worth a read, all the way through
…God will call back to the right path those who have gone astray; he will cleanse the world from evil, now washing it away with water-floods, now burning it out with fiercest fire, or again expelling it by war and pestilence.
And thus he will bring back his world to its former aspect, so that the Kosmos will once more be deemed worthy of worship and wondering reverence, and God, the maker and restorer of the mighty fabric, will be adored by the men of that day with unceasing hymns of praise and blessing.
Such is the new birth of the Kosmos; it is a making again of all things good, a holy and awe-striking restoration of all nature; and it is wrought in the process of time by the eternal will of God.
For God’s will has no beginning; it is ever the same, and as it now is, even so it has ever been, without beginning.
For it is the very being of God to purpose good.