MY VISION OF THE DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA
WILL RUSSIAN INVADE AMERICA?
THE MOST AMAZING, STARTLING BOOK OF THIS GENERATION
This book tells the dramatic story of a supernatural vision-revelation which God gave to me during my campaign with the Puerto Rican brethren in New York City last winter, a vision which was revealed to me atop the Empire State Building.
Suddenly, the Lord showed me the entire North American continent, spread before me as a map on a table. From far to the North, a great black cloud in the form of a skeleton reached its tentacle arms toward America to embrace her in the embrace of death. From the gaping mouth and nostrils drifted white vapors, enveloping the cities, and strangely affecting the Statue of Liberty! Guided missiles, like fish leaping out of the water of the oceans, toward America, carrying their cargoes of death. As the various phases of the vision unfolded before me, God's voice spoke to me, explaining the vision in the words of the scripture. Research reveals that not only are the prophecies of this vision scriptural, but that scientific and military leaders today are fully aware that these things are actually COMING TO PASS! One military man, upon hearing this vision given in a sermon, declared, "Either this man has truly received a vision from God, or else has somehow come upon some of the Armys top military secrets!"
Here is a book which will give you in one, a modern day vision-revelation of the happenings of the near future, in terms easily understandable by the modern mind; God's ancient word, confirming His divine foreknowledge of these events; and a correlated study of modem scientific research, confirming beyond doubt the reality of these revelations.
"And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, If thou had known in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace...." Luke 19:41,42.
As I stepped into the elevator on the ground floor of the Empire State Building, little did I realize that a supernatural revelation awaited me, 86 stories above!
Just the day before, I had finished writing the book, "SEVEN WOMEN SHALL TAKE HOLD OF ONE MAN," a prophetic book, dealing with the scriptural predictions concerning the last days. I had spent many hours at research in the word of God, and hours of prayer while compiling this book. At the same time, I was in two great services daily, in a Holy Ghost anointed revival among the Puerto Rican churches in the Bronx. God was pouring out His Spirit in a marked way. Many declared that such an outpouring had never before been witnessed in New York City. Having spent so many hours in careful seeking after God through prayer and Bible reading, I was not greatly amazed to find that I felt a mighty moving of the Spirit of the Lord upon me even on the subway, as I rode into downtown New York, planning that this particular morning I would go atop the Empire State Building. The power of God's Spirit upon my life was not a new thing to me, as I had felt it many times before. But as this mighty presence of God swept over and over my soul, I felt a deep inward sureness that God was going to do an unusual thing for me. I thought of course it would happen in the night service. As I stepped inside the elevator at the Empire State Building, I never dreamed of the great experience, which awaited me just 86 stories up.
My ears began to close, due to the sudden increase of altitude, as the elevator shot upward to the first observatory, 86 floors above the ground.
This was the first time I had gone atop the Empire State Building, and it was a trip I had been eager to take, since no first visit to New York City can be considered complete without a trip to the observatories up the 1472-foot tall Empire State Building. It is recommended that one try to see the view from the world's tallest building among the first of the sights to be seen in the city. There is no better way of becoming familiar with the city, as all points of interest, in their relations to each other are visible through the huge telescopes set in the observatories.
As I stepped off the elevator and went onto the outside terrace, I went expecting to see all of New York City, New Jersey, Manhattan, the Bronx, and on across the Hudson River to Westchester in a great panoramic view. But little did I realize that God had an even greater view awaiting me there, as, through a supernatural vision, He would let me see that which is soon to take place on the whole North American continent!
"Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain." Psalms 127:1.
As I stood there atop the building, just to the south of me, on Bedloe's Island, I could see the Statue of Liberty, illuminating the gateway to the new world. To people everywhere, this 300-foot statue has become the symbol of liberty. It was presented to the people of the United States by the freedom loving people of France in 1883.
As I looked at the torch held high in her right hand, little did I realize that in a few moments time, that torch, to my eyes, would be exchanged for a huge cup, out of which would flash a sharp, dangerous sword.
As I looked to the north, the atmosphere was hazy with fog. Nevertheless, I could see across Central Park, past the George Washington Bridge, up the Hudson River, into Westchester.
I looked to the east. There I could see the United Nations Building, which has been called "The last sacred temple for the rediscovery of human brotherhood." The great statesmen of the world have declared we must remain at peace with one another or die. With the hope of peace in mind, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., with the help of the City of New York, presented to the United Nations a piece of property on East River Drive, between 42nd and 48th Streets.
The cornerstone of the United Nations Buildings was laid in October 1949. President Truman spoke of these as the most important buildings in the world, saying they were, "the centers of man's hope for peace and a better life." This is the place where the nations of the world will try to work together to make that hope a reality.
The Secretariat Building is 37 stories high, with three sub-basements. It is 544 feet high, 289 feet long, and 72 feet wide. It will accommodate 4,000 persons. Pneumatic tubes connected with vertical conveyors will operate from a central plant to speed handling of documents. There are 18 high-speed elevators. The other two main buildings are the General Assembly Hall and Conference Building. The cost of these buildings is approximately $65 million, the money being loaned by the United States, tax-free.
Sixty member countries make up the United Nations. The purposes of the United Nations are to maintain international peace and security, and to develop friendly relations among nations; to cooperate internationally in solving economic, social, cultural, and humanitarian problems, and fostering respect for human rights and freedoms.
It is man's supreme effort to gain peace without the help of God!
As I look upon these buildings, I am reminded of the words of Christ, "When they say peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them."
Beyond the United Nations Buildings, but obscured by the fog, lay the La Guardia Airport, one of the world's most famous airports, and no doubt one of the favored targets of any enemy attack.
To the west, across the Hudson River, I could see parts of New Jersey. There, huge trans-Atlantic liners were docked at rows of piers along the west side.
To the south, Lower Manhattan's spires rise against the tip of the island.
Here spread before me like an animated map is an area sixty or eighty miles in diameter, in which 15 million people - one out of every ten Americans - live and work. From this airplane-level height, pedestrians look like moving pinpoints. Varicolored buses, automobiles, and taxicabs are like small insects milling in orderly lanes through the humming city.
Peter Minuit, a Dutch settler, bought Manhattan Island for $24.00 in beads and trinkets, in 1626, one of the greatest bargains in the world. It was called New Amsterdam until 1664 when the English captured it. They renamed it New York, after the Duke of York, who later became James II. Under English rule, following New Amsterdam's surrender in 1664, two great steps towards freedom were taken here: "A free press was assured in 1735, as a result of the trial John Peter Zenger, editor of the New York Weekly Journal and "Liberty of Worship" was firmly established early in the 18th Century.
The city was British until the Revolution War, and was the capital for both New York State and the national government when George Washington took his oath of office as first president of the United States in 1789.
Today, New York City is the largest city in the world, with a population of eight million, crammed into 200,000 acres. It consists of five boroughs, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Richmond. Manhattan is twelve and one-half miles long, one-half mile at the Battery and two and five-eighths miles at its widest point at 14th Street.
New York has often been described as the Wonder City, with its beautiful homes on Park Avenue and 5th Avenue. It has the finest shops, museums, theaters, large buildings, hotels and subway systems. It has forty buildings over four hundred feet high, four hotels with over two thousand rooms. It is the largest city commercially, financially, and industrially. It boasts the world's busiest harbor, where steamships crowd one another and with ferries, subways, bridges, its traffic is distributed to every section of the nation.
New York City is an area of 320 square miles with assessed property of over 18 billion dollars. Eighty-two different languages are spoken here.
The Empire State Building, located on the intersection of 34th Street and Fifth Avenue, covers only about two acres of ground, yet it is so high that people in the observatories can see the sun rise a half hour sooner and set a half hour later than people on the street.
The building was opened to the public in 1931, after setting construction records that have never been equaled. It was built of such fine materials, and is maintained so well, that even though it celebrated its 20th anniversary in 1951, it is as beautiful as the day it was opened.
Not only is Empire State the tallest structure of any kind in the world, but it is also the center of television transmission for the New York area. From the 86th floor observatory, if you look up, you will see the huge television tower rising 222 feet above the previous height of the building. This tower sends the signals of all of Manhattan's important TV broadcasters, who have their transmitters in the building.
The 102nd floor observatory, 1,250 feet above the street, is glass enclosed so that one may see in all directions the surrounding areas of the city.
The 86th floor observatory has both indoor and outdoor terraces. When you step out in the 86th floor terrace, you are standing where famous people from every country of the world have been before you, including kings and queens, presidents, generals, admirals, maharajahs, actors and actresses, and champions in all the sports. In the Lounge, the Tearoom or at the Souvenir Counter, it is common things to hear foreign languages spoken by visitors and to see unusual foreign costumes, for visitors from every country in the world come to the Observatories each month of the year.
One wonders what Pope Pius XII thought, when as a Cardinal; he gazed out on this amazing scene. Or what was the reaction of Prime Minister Nehru, or of Winston Churchill, or of any one of the many great men and women of the world whose names are among the list of visitors to Empire State. As I stood there, I was aware that I was only one of 10 million people representing every nation on earth, who have visited the Empire State Observatories. But I still didn't realize that I was to be the only one of that 10 million to whom God had chosen to give such a revelation, as I was to receive atop that great building.
There on the east side of the terrace, I noticed a giant telescope, of the kind into which you can drop a dime, and see for approximately fifteen miles. I knew that a dime slipped into that telescope would enable me to see much farther than the natural eye could reach. I got a dime from my pocket and held it in my hand, ready to drop it into the telescope when the man in front of me was through viewing the scene. I knew that in just a few seconds, the man would be through, and with great anticipation, I waited for him to step away from the telescope, so that I could use my dime, and thereby see the sights that millions of others had seen. As I stood with my dime between my fingers, waiting my turn, suddenly the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon me. I noticed the two giant eyes of the telescope as the man who was manipulating it turned it my direction. I was amazed that the spirit of the Lord should so move upon me, there atop the Empire State Building. Why should I feel such a surge of His spirit and power there?
"And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh; and your young shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams." Acts 2:1.
Then suddenly I heard the voice of the Lord. It was as clear and as distinct as a voice could be. It seemed to come from the very midst of the giant telescope. But when I looked at the telescope, I knew it hadnt come from there, but directly from heaven. The voice said, "The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly. Therefore, from thenceforth, thou shalt have wars."
Immediately when I heard the voice of God, I knew this was a quotation of scripture. But never before I had a thing come to me so forcibly by the power the spirit. The ticking of the telescope stopped. The man before me had used up his dime's worth. As he stepped away I knew that I was next. As I stepped to the telescope and dropped in my dime, immediately, the ticking started again. This ticking was an automatic clock, which would allow me to use the telescope for a definitely limited time only.
As I swung the telescope to the north, suddenly spirit of God came upon me in a way that I had never thought of before. Seemingly in the spirit I was entirely caught away. I knew that the telescope itself had nothing to do with the distance, which I was suddenly enabled to see, for I seemed to see things far beyond the range of the telescope, even on a bright, clear day. It was simply that God had chosen this time to reveal these things to me, for as I looked through the telescope; it was not Manhattan Island that I saw, but a far larger view.
The Empire State Building is located toward the southern end of Manhattan Island. Manhattan Island, which is the original New York, is twelve and one-half miles long and two and five-eighths miles wide at its widest. Down its west edge runs the Hudson River, and down its east side, the East River. To the south is a bay, out of which stands the Statue of Liberty. That morning, much of the view was impaired by fog. But suddenly as the spirit of the Lord came upon me the fog seemed to clear, until it seemed that I could see for thousands of miles.
But that which I was looking upon was not Manhattan Island. It was the entire North American continent spread out before me as a map is spread upon a table. It was not the East River and the Hudson River that I saw on either side, but the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. And instead of the Statue of Liberty standing there in the bay on her small island, I saw her standing far out in the Gulf of Mexico. She was between the United States and me.
I suddenly realized that the telescope had nothing to do with what I was seeing, but that it was a vision coming directly from God. And to prove this to myself, I took my eyes away from the telescope, so that I was no longer looking through the lens, but the same scene remained spread before me.
There, clear and distinct, lay all the North American continent, with all its great cities. To the north lay the Great Lakes. Far to the northeast was New York City. I could see Seattle and Portland far to the northwest. Down the West Coast, there were San Francisco and Los Angeles. Closer in the foreground, there laid New Orleans, at the center of the Gulf Coast area. I could see the great towering ranges of the Rocky Mountains, and trace with my eye the Continental Divide. All this and more, I could see spread out before me as a great map upon a table.
And as I looked, suddenly from the sky I saw a giant hand reach down. That gigantic hand was reaching out toward the Statue of Liberty. In a moment her gleaming torch was torn from her hand, and in it instead was placed a cup. And I saw protruding from that great cup, a giant sword, shining as if a great light had been turned upon its glistening edge. Never before had I seen such a sharp, glistening, dangerous sword. It seemed to threaten the entire world. As the great cup was placed in the hand of the Statue of Liberty, I heard these words, "Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Drink ye and be drunken, spue and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send." As I heard these words, I recognized them as a quotation from Jeremiah 20:7.
I was amazed to hear the Statue of Liberty speak out in reply, "I WILL NOT DRINK!"
Then as the voice of the thunder, I heard again the voice of the Lord, saying, "Thus saith the Lord of hosts, YE SHALL CERTAINLY DRINK." (Jeremiah 25:28.) Then suddenly the giant hand forced the cup to the lips of the Statue of Liberty, and she became powerless to defend herself. The mighty hand of God forced her to drink every drop from the cup. As she drank the bitter dregs, these were the words that I heard, "Should ye be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, saith the Lord of Hosts." (Jeremiah 25:29).
When the cup was withdrawn from the lips of Statue of Liberty, I noticed the sword was missing from the cup, which could mean but one thing. THE CONTENTS OF THE CUP HAD BEEN COMPLETELY CONSUMED! I knew that the sword merely typified war, death, and destruction, which is no doubt on the way.
Then as one drunken on too much wine, I saw the Statue of Liberty become unsteady on her feet and begin to stagger, and to lose her balance. I saw her splashing in the Gulf, trying to regain her balance. I saw her stagger again and again, and fall to her knees. As I saw her desperate attempts to regain her balance, and rise to her feet again, my heart was moved as never before with compassion for her struggles. But as she staggered there in the gulf, once again I heard these words, "Ye shall drink and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more because of the sword that I shall send among you."
As I watched, I wondered if the Statue of Liberty would ever be able to regain her feet - if she would ever stand again. And as I watched, it seemed that with all her power she struggled to rise, and finally staggered to her feet again, and stood there swaying drunkenly. I felt sure that at any moment she would fall again - possibly never to rise. I seemed overwhelmed with a desire to reach out my hand to keep her head above water, for I knew that if she ever fell again she would drown there in the Gulf.
"Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, nor, for the pestilence that waketh in darkness, nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday." Psalms 91:5,6.
Then as I watched, another amazing thing was taking place. Far to the northwest, just over Alaska, a huge, black cloud was arising. As it rose, it was as black as night. It seemed to be in the shape of a man's head. As it continued to arise, I observed two light spots in the black cloud. It rose further, and a gaping hole appeared. I could see that the black cloud was taking the shape of a skull, for now the huge, white, gaping mouth was plainly visible. Finally the head was complete. Then the shoulders began to appear, and on either side, long, black arms.
It seemed that what I saw was the entire North American continent, spread out like a map upon table with this terrible skeleton-formed cloud arising from behind the table. It rose steadily until the form was visible down to the waist. At the waist, the skeleton seemed to bend toward the United States, stretching forth a hand toward the east and one toward the west - one toward New York and one toward Seattle. As the awful form stretched forward, I could see that its entire attention seemed to focused upon the United States, overlooking Canada - at least for the time being. As I saw the horrible black cloud in the form of a skeleton bending toward America, bending from the waist over, reaching down toward Chicago and out toward both coasts, I knew its one interest was to destroy the multitudes.
As I watched in horror, the great black cloud stopped just above the Great Lake region, and turned its face toward New York City. Then out of the horrible, great, gaping mouth began to appear wisps of white vapor, which looked like smoke, as a cigarette smoker would blow puffs of smoke from his mouth. These whitish vapors were being blown toward New York City. The smoke began to spread, until it had covered all the eastern part of the United States.
Then the skeleton turned to the west, and out of the horrible mouth and nostrils came another great puff of white smoke. This time it was blown in the direction of the west coast. In a few moments time, the entire west coast and Los Angeles area was covered with its vapors.
Then toward the center came a third great puff. As I watched, St. Louis and Kansas City were enveloped in its white vapors. Then on it came toward New Orleans. Then on they swept until they reached the Statue of Liberty where she stood staggering drunkenly in the blue waters of the Gulf. As the white vapors began to spread around the head of the Statue, she took in but one gasping breath, and then began to cough as though to rid her lungs of the horrible vapors she had inhaled. One could readily discern by the painful coughing that those white vapors had seared her lungs.
What were these white vapors? Could they signify bacteriological warfare that could destroy multitudes of people in a few moments time? Or could they be the new G-gas, the horrible nerve gas recently made known to the American public?
You haven't heard much about this terror weapon to now because Federal Civil Defense Administration authorities deliberately soft-pedaled it. They wanted time to work out a defense. Now defense measures have been worked out, but it may be years before they are produced in sufficient quantities to protect our civilian population.
Indeed, Val Peterson, Federal Civil Defense Administrator, estimates that if an enemy launched an all-out nerve-gas raid against the United States tomorrow, the death toll could be in the millions. He made the statement "Nerve gas used by an enemy with maximum efficiency could be deadlier than an atomic bomb."
Right now you and your family, all of us, are unprotected against the threat of this terror weapon.
This weapon won't demolish buildings or blast whole areas with the scythe like thoroughness of an A-bomb. It works subtly and more economically. The Army calls it GB; it's an odorless, colorless, tasteless nerve gas designed to destroy people with paralyzing suddenness.
We have it; so do the Russians.
Soviet possession of GB has some of our top authorities worried. There's always a chance that a potential enemy might use it in a surprise attack. G-gas, as nerve gas is sometimes called, is cheap to produce, a small amount can do the job, and it leaves a nation's industrial plants, utilities and buildings intact for an occupying power.
Russia has at least one nerve-gas factory in full production, and there may be others. Moreover, Russia announced when she ratified the Geneva Protocol outlawing gas warfare in 1928 that she would not be bound by it in any war with a non-ratifying state. The United States never ratified the protocol; the State Department regards it as inadequate and ineffective.
"GB," is the most toxic nerve gas known to military science today. By conservative estimate, the vapor from as little as three drops of GB would kill a human in four minutes. It would paralyze the nerve centers almost instantly, knocking out the brain in 30 seconds and the lungs a few seconds later. Acute convulsions would develop within a minute, followed by loss of control over body functions, then total paralysis and death from suffocation.
An enemy wouldn't use drops. He would use tons. Our Chemical Warfare experts estimate that one Russian TU-4, similar to our B-29, could carry enough GB to the United States to kill everyone within an area of 100 square miles. For a gas raid, a TU-4 probably would be loaded with seven tons of bombs, each containing 50 or smaller canisters of the nerve gas. Each bomb would have a time fuse to detonate the casing at a predetermined height and scatter the canisters over a wide area. An explosive charge would shatter each canister as it hit the ground, releasing the gas fumes in an invisible cloud.
The concentration of gas with the miles-square area in which the bombs fell would be so great that ever unprotected human being there would die within four minutes. Planeload for planeload under the right conditions, GB represents as great a threat to the civilian population as the A-bomb.
The right conditions for a perfect nerve-gas attack require a fog or smoke late in the evening hugging the ground as it rolls slowly across the countryside under a mild three or four-mile-an-hour wind. It's held there when the temperature of the ground is lower than that of the air above, and IT OCCURS IN FAIR WEATHER WITH AMAZING REGULARITY and almost always between dusk and dawn.
Under these conditions, the gas would drift across the countryside, through city streets or about factory buildings. Even 50 miles from the attacked area, the concentration of gas in the cloud would still be sufficient to kill a man in 15 minutes. Altogether, fumes from seven tons of gas would be wafted by a mild wind over perhaps 100 square miles during a twelve-hour period before finally dispersing.
If such ideal conditions did not exist, of course, the gas would be dispersed sooner, but it is unlikely an enemy would attempt a raid unless he felt certain conditions were perfect. Using meteorological devices and charts, he could plot in advance when the weather conditions at a target area should be ideal. Once over the target, meteorological planes accompanying the gas raiders would check actual ground conditions with automatic reporting devices.
A saboteur also could use nerve gas. Civil Defense authorities recently completed a study, which indicated that GB released from a half-gallon container in the House of Representatives would kill everyone in the chamber. A saboteur could spray the gas from an aerosol-type bomb, such as is used for insecticides, into the air-conditioning system, or leave in the chamber a brief case containing a gas-filled time bomb.
Quite apart from the danger posed by the fumes, it's possible that droplets of the liquid gas from a low bomb burst might spray civilians. Liquid GB on the skin is painless; it causes no irritation and doesn't burn or scar. A victim wouldn't know it was there unless he saw it fall. But if he didn't wash it off at once with soap and water or a solution of washing soda, it would be absorbed through the skin into the blood stream and kill him within an hour. How is it absorbed? Doctors don't know. But they have found that ordinary clothing, rubber boots, even gloves and laboratory clothing offer little protection, and it must be continually washed down.
Nerve gas acts on humans in the same way insecticides work on bugs. The parallel is more than a coincidence. In the middle thirties, Dr. Gerhard Schrader of Germany discovered nerve gas during a search for a new insecticide. The Nazis immediately realized the potentialities of Dr. Schrader's discovery and in 1939 built a plant to produce various nerve gases at Dyhernfurth, near the Polish border. Production got fully under way in 1942, but the Germans didn't use nerve gas during World War II, presumably because the Allies' air superiority gave them the power to retaliate.
After the war, the Russians took over the Dyhernfurth factory and its trained personnel. It's been producing nerve gas for the Soviets ever since.
Possession of the plant gave the Russians a head start over the U. S. in nerve-gas research. But after eight years we're now abreast and may have passed them. Although all nations making nerve gas use the same formula for GB, our latest version of the gas is believed to be more potent than that of any other country because of our improved production methods.
After three years of experiments, Army and Civil Defense scientists, chemists and technicians have produced the type of mask that apparently gives adequate protection against nerve gas. But more tests are needed before the masks can be turned over to industry for mass production. Authorities want to be sure that the masks will give protection against nerve gas, but also all other gasses, bacteriological warfare agents and radioactive particles from atomic explosions. "We can't recommend the masks to the American people until they are foolproof," Defense Administrator Peterson says. What is holding up the tests? Lack of funds for research, according to him. He estimates that only a few hundred thousand dollars more is needed.
"You could buy a mask right now in your store for a dollar or two if research funds had been made available earlier," Administrator Peterson said. "Because of the delay in final tests, however, I honestly don't know when they will be ready."
Meanwhile, the American people remain totally unprotected against this type of gas warfare.
In World War II, it cost between $10,000,000 and $35,000,000 to eradicate people and buildings in one square mile of enemy territory by bombing. The high explosives in the bombs were the cheapest item. The rest went for the building of plants to make the explosives, the planes, the training of crews, the transportation of bombs to the target area and the like. Nerve gas could do the same job for one-twentieth the amount and leave the buildings and industrial plants intact for an occupying force to take over.
"Knock out even 20 per cent of your working force," says General Creasy, "and the nation would be crippled." As a major weapon, and in the opinion of many experts, it is second only to atomic weapons. Nerve gas could be the surprise "secret weapon" of another world.
As I looked with wonder upon the vision God had give me I wondered could it be this horrible G Gas, which was causing the Statue of Liberty to react so violently, as it floated about her head, looking like an innocent cloud?
Then I heard the voice of God, as He spoke: "Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof."
"And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him."
"The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the Lord hath spoken this word."
"The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish."
"The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant."
"Therefore bath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned and few men left." (Isaiah 24:14)
As I watched, the coughing grew worse. It sounded like a person about to cough out his lungs. The Statue of Liberty was moaning and groaning. She was in mortal agony. The pain must have been terrific, as again and again, she tried to clear her lungs of those horrible white vapors. I watched her there in the Gulf, as she staggered, clutching her lungs and her breast with her hands. Then she fell to her knees. In a moment, she gave one final cough, made a last desperate effort to rise from her knees, and then fell face forward into the waters of the gulf, and lay still - still as death. Tears ran down my face as I realized that she was dead! Only the lapping of the waves, splashing over her body, which was partly under the water, and partly out of the water, broke the stillness.
"A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth; the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness." Joel 2:3.
Suddenly the screaming of sirens shattered the silence. Sirens that seemed to scream "RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!"
Never before had I heard such shrill, screaming sirens. They seemed to be everywhere - to the north, the south, the east and the west. There seemed to be multitudes of sirens. And as I looked, I saw people everywhere running. But it seemed none of them ran more than a few paces, and then they fell. And even as I had seen the Statue of Liberty struggling to regain her poise and balance, and finally falling for the last time, to die on her face, I now saw millions of people falling in the streets, on the sidewalks, struggling. I heard their screams for mercy and help. I heard their horrible coughing, as though their lungs had been seared with fire. I heard the moanings and groanings of the doomed and the dying. As I watched, a few finally readied shelters. But only a few ever got to the shelters, and above the moaning and the groaning of the dying multitudes, I heard these words:
"A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the Lord hath a controversary with the nations, He will plead with all flesh; He will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the Lord. Behold evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. And the slain Of The Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not he lamented, neither gathered nor burled; they shall be dung upon the ground." (Jeremiah 25:31-33.)
Then suddenly I saw from the Atlantic and from the Pacific, and out of the Gulf, rocket-like objects that seemed to come up like fish leaping out of the water. High into the air they leaped, each headed in a different direction, but every one toward the United States. On the ground, the sirens screamed louder. And up from the ground I saw similar rockets beginning to ascend. To me, these appeared to be interceptor rockets although they arose from different points all over the United States. However none of them seemed to be successful in intercepting the rockets that had risen from the ocean on every side. These rockets finally reached their maximum height, slowly turned over, and fell back toward the earth in defeat. Then suddenly, the rockets, which had leaped out of the oceans like fish all, exploded at once. The explosion was earsplitting. The next thing, which I saw, was a huge ball of fire. The only thing I have ever seen which resembled the thing I saw in my vision was the picture of the explosion of the H-bomb, somewhere in the South Pacific some months ago. In my vision, it was so real I seemed to feel a searing heat from it.
Here I should like to quote from a recent article by Senator Styles Bridges, regarding the Hydrogen weapon situation today. America today is full of conflicting opinions as national experts seek the correct answer to the problem of national survival. The following is part of his article on the subject.
"Five days after Congress adjourned August 1953, Premier Malenkov told a cheering roomful of Red officials in Moscow that America no longer had a monopoly on hydrogen weapons." Shortly thereafter the United States Atomic Energy Commission announced that the Russians had conducted experiments involving both uranium and hydrogen reactions. Here was the ultimate threat to our civilization - the threat of its possible destruction. What should be done: This is the gravest question of our time.
"The American community of defense experts split.
"The assumption that someone in the Pentagon or Atomic Energy Commission would have the answer was not true. Today there are several conflicting schools, each urging its own answer with the intensity of men who believe their plan is the best bet to avoid death. This division of opinion reaches into the Pentagon, the Cabinet, and the National Security Council and emphatically into the House and the Senate. No recommendation will be the final atomic answer; m fact, they will kick off the greatest debates of our history - the sort of debates that occur when anxiety crawls in on reason, when honest and able men strive to assure survival of the country.
"Senators have been getting the rumblings for months. We have received enough indications from Pentagon, AEC and the public to know that the dread of atomic raid will bring about a variety of demands on Congress.
"The hydrogen device which we set off November, 1952, on Eniwetok did something which was not adequately explained.
"It didn't smash or crumble things. It vaporized them. It didn't melt sand grains so that they ran together to form lava, as an atomic explosion would. It converted dirt, trees, rock and metal machinery to dust and gas. A substantial area composed of hard physical substances - lumber, earth, steel, copper, lead - was changed in about 20 seconds into atmosphere. Those who saw the test wondered what more scientists must do to convince mankind that an era has ended, and that civilization will end unless men reconcile their differences peacefully.
"After Eniwetok, information on the destructive potential of hydrogen weapons began to reach Capitol Hill. One of the staggering statistics indicates that any thousand buildings, hotels, hospitals; warehouses, schools, and churches in major cities could be wiped out in one hydrogen blast. Damage from such an atomic raid could reach $14 billion, and that's only property damage. One study indicates that human casualties could reach 15,000,000.
"The horrible potentialities of an atomic and hydrogen war has intensified the interest of every member of the Congress in defense plans, but there is no over - all agreement on methods. The only basic agreement is that something must be done.
"There are several main schools of thought about how our country can be defended best. One feels that Perimeter Continental Defense is best. This is, that we continue to rack up more bombs - and more horrible bombs - than anything Russia could be presumed to possess, plus superlative bombers for their delivery. Then we keep her notified that we will retaliate if necessary. This defense theory has become too great a gamble to most ways of thinking. It is, according to Winston Churchill, the primary reason why Russia has not taken Europe thus far. We have kept an air-atomic combination ready to deliver such horrible retaliation as to persuade any man in the Kremlin that if he presses the button, he will cause the destruction of major Russian centers. However, to trust our lives to the operation of logic in Moscow is criminally fool - hardy, even with the best of European defense plans, hence the demand for a separate and additional defense erected in this hemisphere.
"On the assumption that Russia would someday achieve nuclear weapons, some time ago we assigned teams of scientists to determine what defense is possible - whether a city can ever build anything that will ward off the force that vaporizes. Several such studies involved large staffs of physicists, engineers and military men. These teams explored the possibility of offshore radar-warning networks. They set out to learn what sorts of interceptors, given such warning, are needed to protect a country of continental dimensions. Others studied how guided missiles fit into the defense wall. Still others investigated the vast subject of evacuation of cities - whether cities can go underground and whether there is enough money in the world to pay for such projects as the dispersal of industries so vital to our existence.
"The secret reports, their hopes and possibilities, were studied by many. As a result there is a group spread through Congress, Pentagon and Cabinet that believe Americans should be told about the defenses outlined in these studies. That we must pay the fantastic costs, if necessary to provide these early warning systems, plus the means to fight off at least most of the attacking planes.
"Since it is impossible to protect completely a frontier that runs around the North American continent, some ask, why bother with a partial defense. They consider the reasoning that urges a rocket fence wildly illogical because it might only cut the toll of a single attack from 15 million bodies to 5 million. In spite of radar bases, rocket fences, interceptors, Russian planes would kill millions of Americans in one attack.
"This group advocates the concentration of our defense money in an air-atomic establishment capable of crushing Russia's war-making potential. They would re-examine the role of all weapons and gradually shelve everything not directly in support of air-atomic. This sounds like a casual statement of military evolution until you stop to think that what they propose to discard is a large part of the ground army that fought in Korea. Their purpose for this would be to build-up the air-atomic arsenal at the expense of the older weapons without any increase in present spending.
"Such thinking is considered by those who advocate Balanced Forces to be criminally stupid. This group argues that it is absurd to talk of superiority when we can annihilate the Russian cities and they can annihilate ours. They say we have or will soon have enough atomic weapons and planes to sustain heavy losses and still blast every major Russian city into rubble, while on the other hand Russia will have atomic bombs in stockpile quantities and the planes to pierce any American defense and deliver enough A-bombs to destroy at least a part of our nation. We are spending ourselves into an era of atomic stalemate.
"Under stalemate, wars will occur and may be fought with non-atomic weapons. One example was Korea. Russia could have supplied China with Atomic bombs and poison gas. We too, had both. Yet Korea was fought largely with tools of World War II, including carbine, grenade and bayonet. Would the persons directing our defense establishment give our pilots the atomic bomb and invite atomic reply? This group says hang onto the Army, Navy and Marines, regardless of whatever else you buy. Perhaps it would be wise to try all the methods suggested by the different conflicting schools, but Mr. Thomas K. Finletter, former Secretary of the Air Force, claims that we cannot afford to buy all schools of defense - that if we try to do it we'll collapse from within. We must choose, he says, from among the defense plans now before us.
"There is another group who do not break into the open, but wait to see if some kind of standoff develops that will give them reason to come forward. They dread the word 'appeasement' but to them, settlement becomes an unavoidable alternative whenever they hear a physicist's explanation of vaporization. Their minds jump to settlement when they learn there is a dispute as to whether the vast and costly installations proposed for continental defense are worth a hoot.
"Settlement springs to mind when they visualize 10 years of atomic race with Russian leaders who may not understand that the Communist-capitalist argument, brought to its ultimate conclusion, could cause a mutation of the human species. They have taken note of the amounts Russia spends on its own air-atomic force, of the atomic bombs Russia has in stockpile, of Russia's air force, ready to deliver. This group has made guarded proposals for something which they won't call appeasement and which amounts to just that. The fact that one of the two powers is immoral, an imperialistic criminal, does not change the fact, they say, that our inflexibility may cause the vaporization of our cities. At about this point in reasoning some may soon start to consider "appeasement" a word with less horror than "vaporization."
"Russia is advancing rapidly in hydrogen developments. Russia has the older atomic bomb in stockpile quantity. Russia has planes reasonably dose in size and range to our own, and in numbers that permit simultaneous attacks over many parts of America. Russia has a cross section of the whole guided-missiles family.
"Now that atomic weapons can be carried by submarines, fighter planes and by rockets, the Reds have recourse to many combinations in shaping an atomic Pearl Harbor. If they can get through, they will wreck destruction upon our cities.
"Consider the pressures the people affected, on our members of government. Consider America's mayors, who attend civil defense meetings and learn there is really little that man can do to ward off hydrogen weapons. They emerge, these mayors, look at their cities and visualize ruins. Some will be willing to try radar bases, rocket fences, interceptors, and then pray. Others will demand that the country follow other recommendations, and still others will begin to think of Settlement.
"There are governors who stare at their industrial cities knowing that there isn't enough money in the world to decentralize certain heavy industries. There are establishments crucial to our defense in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Chicago and in a hundred other cities that cannot be put underground without 10 years work and the expenditure of something that sounds like $200 trillion. They know that to move, decentralize and re-house even a small labor force requires at least five years.
"Each governor, each mayor, each property owner, each editor thus becomes a member of the nation's defense council, and each is prepared to argue for what he believes will best assure the survival of America.
"The truth of the matter is that many responsible leaders are tired of panic arguments. When it can be proved that one of the several theories will be the wisest course, when they are convinced that it will work, they will inform the Congress, whatever the cost. Pending such certainty, they aren't buying something that may be obsolete before completion, something to be abandoned half-finished.
"Our people are advised to be as calm as they can. The best-informed men and women in America are doing their utmost to find the best answer, the logical solution. This threat to our national survival is a very real one. Everyone in an official position is as anxious as the ordinary to avoid disaster for our country or any part of it.
"We know the issue is crucial and impelling. We know that the destiny of our country, the greatest nation on earth, and the destinies of all free people hang in the balance. We can only hope to cut through tangle of conflicting opinions to a solution that will safeguard our security and the security of our friends."
These are the words of one of the recognized leaders of our senate!
As the vision spread before my eyes, and I viewed the widespread desolation brought about by the terrible explosions, I could not help thinking, "While the defenders of our nation have quibbled over what means of defense to use, and neglected the only true means of defense, faith and dependence upon the true and living God, the thing, which she greatly feared, has come unto her! How true it has proven that 'Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman watcheth but in vain.'"
Then as the noise of battle subsided, to my ears came this quotation from Joel, the second chapter: "Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh for it is nigh at hand.
"A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong: there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.
"A fire devoureth before them: and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the Garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
"The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.
"Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in baffle array.
"Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.
"They shall run like mighty men: they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:
"Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk everyone on in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.
"The shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.
"The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining." Joel 2:1-10.
Then the voice was still. The earth, too, was silent, the silence, with the silence of death.
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And then to my ears came another sound - a sound of distant singing. It was the sweetest music I had ever heard. There was joyful shouting, and sounds of happy laughter. Immediately, I knew it was the rejoicing of the saints of God. I looked, and there high in the heaven, above the smoke and poisonous gases, above the noise of battle, I saw a huge mountain. It seemed to be of solid rock, and I knew at once that this was the Mountain of the Lord. The sounds of music and rejoicing were coming from a cleft, high up in the side of the rock mountain.
It was the saints of God who were doing the rejoicing. It was God's own people who were singing and dancing and shouting with joy, safe from all harm which had come upon the earth, for they were hidden away in the cleft of the rock. There in the cleft, they were shut in, protected by a great, giant hand which reached out of the heavens, and which was none other than the hand of God, shutting them in, until the storm be over-passed.
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to the flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption." Galatians 6:7.
No doubt many who are reading this are wondering, "Will America actually be invaded? Will she have to pay for her wickedness and sin, and for turning her back upon God? Will the wrath and fury of God's judgment fall upon Uncle Sam? Will America be invaded by Russia? Will Russia use the horrible G gas that can kill millions in a few seconds time? Will she resort to biological warfare that could kill literally millions over night? Will Russia resort to the use of hydrogen weapons? Could God allow such a horrible thing to happen to America? In reply to all these questions, permit me to quote a few scriptures, and make a few thought provoking statements.
America has been sowing with a free hand, preparing for a tremendous harvest - but what has she sown? God declares that as sure as America has sown, SHE SHALL REAP!
"The wicked shall be turned into Hell, and all nations that forget God." Palms 9:17.
"The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him but his power and his wrath is against all that forsake him." Ezra 8:22.
"If ye be willing and obedient ye shall eat the good of the land, but if ye rebel and refuse, ye shall be devoured with the sword." Isaiah 1:19, 20.
When they shall say peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them as travail upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape." 1 Thessalonians 5:3.
"We looked for peace, and no good came; We looked for a time of health, but behold, trouble." Jeremiah 8:15.
It is my firm conviction, based upon the authority of God's word, that any nation which forgets God to the extent that America has forgotten Him - any nation that rebels and refuses to walk in obedience to God's word as America has refused and rebelled shall be destroyed, and that without remedy."
"He that being often reproved, hardeneth his neck shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy." Proverbs 29:1.
In the light of these scriptures, I am convinced that America is on God's list!
There are many who do not like to face such issue as this. They will not confess the truth, but try to make themselves and others believe America is a Christian nation.
Here let me say that I thank God for every Christian in America, and for every church that is ready for the coming of the Lord, and for every pastor and evangelist that is still preaching the truth. But there is no point in any one denying that there are millions of "religious" people in America who have never born again.
America boasts today of the fact that she manufacture 510 billion cigarettes per year! That is enough to furnish every boy and girl, every father and mother, every grandfather and grandmother in the United States ten cigarettes every day. She also boasts of manufacturing three billion gallons of liquor each for every man, woman and child in the United States. One New York officer estimates that 5,000 of city's 300,000 high school students are users of narcotics by teenagers in New York City is paralleled by similar increases in many other cities across the nation.
We are living in a pleasure-crazed age. Sensuality has become the dominating passion of America. She is so intoxicated with the quest of pleasure that moral and spiritual consequences are seldom considered.
Proof of this mad pursuit of pleasure is seen in the degree of indulgence and the fabulous amounts spent. Baseball draws up to 60,000,000 paid admissions annually. A single day attendance record in the Major leagues, (on Labor Day, 1947, in Brooklyn, when seven double-headers and morning and afternoon games attracted 300,825 spectators. The net receipts for that Series games (including radio and television rights) came to $2,021,348.92.
There are 10,000 professional fighters in the United States and about 100 fight clubs. Fans pay $16,000,000 annually for the pleasure of seeing these fights.
Sports participants run into the hundreds of millions, spending billions of dollars. Facts reveal that in the United States there are 2,500,000 Golfers; 10,000,000 Skiers, creating a billion dollar business. The United States Department of Commerce indicated that ski enthusiasts would spend more than $200,000,000 in the Eastern states alone during one winter season. There are 10,000,000 Table Tennis players; 20,000,000 play Bingo regularly and twice as many indulge at sporadic intervals. Approximately 100,000,000 Americans play 4,000,000 Slot Machines, "One-armed bandits" as they are called in slang. But law protects these "bandits" in many cases. A conservative estimate puts the total number of Billiards Parlors near 14,000; there are 18,500,000 Bowlers, and directed by 33,000 Bowling Leagues sanctioned by the American Bowling Congress. During one season alone, $200,000,000 was spent for balls, bags shoes and fees.
There are 450,000 Juke Boxes through out the country and the yearly take is estimated to be $500,000,000. About 200,000,000 inhabitants in America cheerfully spend $150,000,000 a year for the mental agony of roller coasters and other carnival thrills. Part of this amount is expended on the midway of the almost 2,000 Fairs held annually in the United States.
For Home Entertainment, we now own 5,000,000 phonographs, and for these we have purchased at least $400,000,000 worth of records. We also own 45 per cent of the world's radios and these are provided with programs from more than 1,300 radio stations. Daytime Soap Operas have a listening audience of 42,000,000. Not even to mention the billions spent on television.
To the millions of pleasure-lusting people whom we just described, add 77,000,000 Americans who attend the Movies each week, and according to the latest census 11,000 professional actors and 7,000 professional actresses are employed to entertain our show-going people. The most tragic and dastardly thing about the movie attendance is that 6,000,000 of those who attend weekly are under seven years of age; 11,000,000 under 13 years old, and 28,000,000 are under 21 years of age. In other words, over a third of our movie-going subjects are under 21 years of age. The moral-destroying, character-assassinating and Christian-cursing influence of the modern movie is damning our nation by distorting every moral and spiritual principle in our youth before they become of age.
What does all this mean: In comparable figures the following is revealed:
More people play golf (3,500,000) than go to church on Sunday night (2,800,000.) There are more than twice as many baseball and basketball fans (150,000,000) as church members (71,700,000), more people play Bingo regularly (28,000,000) than go to church on Sunday morning (15,000,000). Only 15,000,000 boys and girls attend Sunday School, while 28,000,000 attend movie theaters. Less than 1,500,000 church members attend prayer meeting while 77,000,000 attend picture shows weekly. Eight times as many hours are at the movies as at Sunday School. Only one out 12 Americans attends church regularly.
Does a sane person need further facts to convince him that our nation is pleasure-mad? No words could more aptly describe our times than these: "Lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God."
Someone has said, "You are what you read." There is more truth in this statement than fiction. Character is revealed or congealed by the nature of the literature one regularly reads. As another has said, "You are known by your reading matter." How true!
Every civilization of history has been marked by its literature. The ancient writings of Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome as well as nations of more modern times confirm this fact. National thought is revealed in the literature a nation produces. The moral character of any nation is ascertained by the nature of its popular reading matter.
On this basis, America is morally rotten. Never in the history of American literature has its publications been so saturated with obscenities, immorality, and degeneracy as the literary products of the last twenty years. The contemporary writers of our time seem to see which can produce the most salacious, perverting, and character-assassinating "Best Seller." These sordid compositions fill the mind with filth, corrupt the heart, identify lust with love, provoke hasty marriage, hold Christianity up to ridicule, deny God, and in general curse every thing decent, moral, honorable and worth living for.
The cantankerous authors of such noxious "copy" have no regard for morals, honor, or Christian opinion. They are motivated by one obsessing passion - money. Such filching literary "ready-writers" are possessed with a warped mind, which sees no criterion but a swelling bank account. Such shriveled pinheads are completely devoid of conscience. The perverting of character, destruction of young minds, and damning of souls means nothing to them.
These "Satanic Agents" are responsible for distorting the reading habits of the American public by creating an abnormal reading appetite for literature that reeks with obscenity, profanity, fantasy, immorality and prevarication. And this is not just the opinion of some "straight-laced" preacher, but also the opinion of many that rank foremost in mental and moral stature.
One such is Ben Roy Redman, who made a statement in the American Mercury Magazine to this effect, "During the past twenty years or so - American fiction has become the most licentious that ever enjoyed popular distribution."
In the early days of Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration, a survey was conducted among the American public to determine what books should go into the President's library. "Grapes of Wrath," a fair example of the damnable literature that is classified as a best seller, was the first choice. The Bible was second, by a narrow margin over Hitler's "Mein Kampf."
Nations we look upon as backward, primitive, or illiterate, rise to condemn us. According to the Religious Digest, the Japanese home office ordered all editors of children's magazines to "exclude from their publications stories of gangsters, crime, and gambling, and to substitute tales of exalting loyalty and public service.
The Australian Government has banned the American novel, "Forever Amber." It was called "unreadable" by the Government spokesman, who said, "The Almighty did not give us eyes to read that rubbish." Yet in Christian America 750,000 copies of this novel were sold in one year, and it became a Best Seller.
American youth's rejection of parental influence evidences a disregard for moral restraint. When moral restraint is lost, all hope of Christian conduct is gone.
Now for the big question: "Why has youth revolted against parental influence?" The answer lies in the fact that the teachings of Christianity, the very foundation of all family life, have been woefully neglected. It is significant that when religious education among youth decreases, crime among youth increases. In New York City 92 percent of the young people are unreached by any religious activity whatsoever. Less than 2 per cent of the total youth population attends any Protestant religious organization or its events; 4.8 per cent of the city's youth attend Catholic services; and 1 per cent attends Jewish religious services. A similar situation prevails in Chicago where 75 per cent of the youth grammar-school-age never attend church or Sunday school. The report of Dr. J. W. Behnken, before the Eleventh Annual reformation gathering of the Missouri Lutheran Synod, revealed, "17,000,000 American children are growing up without any knowledge of Christ or God."
This criminal neglect on the part of parents and the absence of Christian training has set youth adrift in a world primed for its destruction.
Education is no substitute for parental correction and religious training. As for the building of morale, it offers little promise, but on the contrary, in many cases it serves to hasten sure damnation.
I charge modern psychology with greatly sharing in cursing the youth of our generation. Those professed "social scientists" that are doggedly teaching "self -expression" for youth are advocating a ruinous doctrine. A psychiatrist who is an adherent to the teaching of "self-expression" made this statement, "For many generations we have bowed our necks to the yoke of conviction of sin, and our parents and teachers have been largely responsible for this indoctrination with poisonous ideas about good and evil." This statement was not made by a moron, but by scientifically trained psychiatrist. How a man of intelligence could give birth to such supercilious reasoning is just another proof of the treachery of sin. But the tragedy is that many of our college professors are daily indoctrinating our youth with this philosophy of "new morality" which ridicules chastity as fashioned; which states that pre-marital sex is "necessary to good health." And these students are even told that they should not consider until they have "tried out" their marriage partners.
One of these professors responsible for teaching this loathsome immorality was Bertrand Russell. Here is an example of his teaching. "It is positively desirable that youth should have experience of sex - abstinence is nervously and mentally undesirable." The hideous results of this kind of teaching are revealed in the daily newspapers.
My word against an array of professors gifted with philosophical brainstorms would mean nothing, but cold and uncompromising statistics are irrefutable. Children commit Fifty-six per cent of our nation's crimes. Seventy-one per cent of all children who are sent to jail continue on a life of crime, and 70 per cent adult criminals were delinquent in their youth.
In 1930 the juvenile delinquency age level was 16-18 years. Today it is 7-15 with the 11-13 age bracket the greatest offenders. The average age when delinquency begins is 11½ years.
During World War II, delinquency in the larger cities increased 51 per cent. During the same time, there were 1,100,000 teen-age girls lured into vice and immorality; 300,000 teen-agers were afflicted with social disease and 75,000 teen-age girls had illegitimate offspring.
The lack of Godly, parental restraint and religious training aided and abetted by this satanic doctrine of "free sex-expression" is solely responsible for loosing the floodgates of juvenile crime and immorality in our nation. J. Edgar Hoover has well summed it up in these words, "The youths of today have more information at their finger-tips, have lived more, and mentally are far advanced over the youths of any other generation; but physically and spiritually they are to be pitied."
Promiscuous immorality has become so common that "Social Scientists" are teaching that free sex expression is the normal, healthy and moral expression of life. So immorality, according to the new moral code, is morality. These prophets of licentiousness are academically preaching the doctrines of "free love," "companionate marriage," "trial marriage," and unrestrained promiscuous immorality daily in our public schools, all the way from high school to state universities. These diabolic lepers reason "anything that can be enjoyed and is a normal reaction of the body cannot be sin." Such satanic philosophy accepted as scientific and cultural has cursed the moral life of our nation.
Dr. R. N. Terman's survey reported in the April 1947, issue of "Reader's Scope" reveals that at the time of World War I only 13 per cent of the girls taking the marriage vows were non-virgins. By 1922 the proportion of non-virgins at marriage had rise to about 22 per cent. In 1932 the rate had risen to 49 per cent. Before World War II the rate of pre-marital experience among girls had reached about 65 per cent and it is predicted that virginity at marriage, if the present percentage of increase continues, will be close to the vanishing point for girls marrying after 1960.
A recent current digest magazine states that there are eight million homosexuals in America today, and that one twentieth of the population of America are sex perverts. This is the same sin (also known as sodomy) that brought down the judgment of God gone by upon the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
To show you the trend of the American people toward the same sins, I quote (in part) from a newspaper bought at a public newsstand in Los Angeles, California. The following quotations are FROM ONLY THE FRONT PAGE. The big black headlines are as follows:
"WOMAN RAPES TEENAGE BOY
Seductress Lures Boy, 16 to Motel
Washington, D. C. - The amazing story of how a pretty 29 year old married woman seduced and -"
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Seven other articles on the same front page are carried under the following headings:
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"GOVERNMENT EXPERTS HELD FOR STAGING SEX ORGIES."
"PRETTY REDHEAD STRIPPED NUDE, RAPED IN HILLS."
"GIRL SAYS BOY RAPED HER FIVE DAYS."
"NAVY WIVES ATTACKED BY SEX FIEND; RAPIST ENTERS HOME AT NIGHT."
DISCOVERS SHACK WHERE YOUTHS HELD SEX ORGIES."
"YOUTH 17 HELD FOR MOLESTER OF GIRLS."
"HUSKY ATHLETE DONS GIRLS CLOTHES, ENTERS GIRLS BED."
The far-reaching use of tobacco in America is a willful disregard of the Bible command to preserve the body clean and holy for God. Paul says in Romans 12:1, "I beseech you... that ye present your bodies holy, acceptable unto God."
If the money that American people are wasting for tobacco were invested in homes, every man and could have a home, free of debt, before reaching the age of 50. The annual tobacco expense in the United States would build FOUR Panama Canals. While millions starve in other lands, Americans spend more on tobacco every year than they do on bread. This amounts to $2,700,000,000 annually for tobacco.
One tobacco company alone expended $3,000,000 for advertising in three months. These ads went to English language daily newspaper in the United States. The cigarette manufacturers are now starting a multi-million dollar advertising campaign to increase the use of cigarettes among American women. It has been discovered that only about two out of every five women smoke as against three out of four men.
Due to a recent shift in public opinion, the "enlightened" American public has become more and more tolerant of the use of liquor, for we are now that alcoholism is a disease, rather than a vice, and should be looked upon with sympathy rather than blame. Does it not seem strange that in a land where so much money is spent to find cures for such diseases as tuberculosis and cancer - where foundations are dedicated to the prevention and cure of diseases like poliomyelitis - where sanitation measures are strictly enforced in order to prevent such disease as typhoid fever, and where free clinics are set up to vaccinate all school children to prevent smallpox, diphtheria, and the like, that (granting alcoholism is a disease), more money is spent in propagating the disease of alcoholism than in the control of all diseases combined. If alcoholism is a disease, then we would like to compare it with other sicknesses in seven respects:
It is the only disease that we advertise and promote to the tune of 130 million dollars annually.
It is the only disease that we propagate, to the tune 3 billion gallons of liquor consumed annually, or more than 20 gallons per man, woman, and child in the United States.
It is the only disease that we legalize to the tune of 482,033 retail liquor permits in drug stores, and wherever our women and children must go for the necessities of life.
It is the only disease that we commercialize, the annual drink bill being close to 9 billion dollars.
It is the only disease that is voluntarily self-imposed. Not one of the four million excessive drinkers, (most of them alcoholics) in America, ever became an alcoholic without first willfully taking a drink and then continuing to drink. This is not true of any other sickness.
It is the most deadly of all diseases for it destroys, as Jesus said in Matthew 10:28, "both soul and body in hell." No other sickness, however malignant, can kill a man's soul. But the disease of alcoholism will and does, as evidence by the estimated cost of crime in the state of Massachusetts alone, resulting from liquor, of 61 million dollars in one year, to say nothing of the intangible by-products.
Finally, we are glad to say this disease is not incurable for those who truly wish to escape from it. Thank God, there is a remedy for this disease available to all. There is no incurable case in the sight of God!
But alcoholism is more than a disease. It is a BONDAGE TO THE DEMON OF LUST.
While man's law has legalized the drinking of intoxicating beverages, God's moral order forbids it. His statutes read, "Be not among winebibbers," Proverbs 23:20. "Know ye not that the unrighteous - fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkard - shall inherit the kingdom of God," I Corinthians 6:9,10. God's law is the basis for all moral law. Man's law only takes on the dignity of law in the degree that it prescribes to God's moral and social order. Drunkenness violates in every sense the dignity of moral order. Drunkenness is lawlessness indeed. The facts reveal how lawless our nation is at this point.
The annual drink bill in America for every man, woman, and child has shown a continuous increase as follows:
1939 - $26.00 per capita
1942 - $39.00 per capita
1943 - $46.00 per capita
1945 - -$58.00 per capita
1946 - $63.00 per capita
This means the total drink bill for the nation in 1943 was $6,000,000,000; in 1945 it was $7,800,000,000 and in 1946 it increased to $8,770,000,000. This would have been enough to place a new $4.00 Bible in the hands of everyone in the world. It was sufficient to have supported 4,350,000 missionaries all over the world at the rate of $2,000 each!
To compare our American drinking habits with those of other nations we have only to look at the following figures, showing the average annual per capita consumption of alcoholic beverages:
America - 1.17 gallons per capita
France - 4.60 gallons per capita
Great Britain - .93 gallons per capita
Norway - .55 gallons per capita
Holland - .40 gallons per capita
The hardest drinking areas in the United States are Washington, D. C., Nevada, and Connecticut. Washington D. C., the seat of our federal government, has a per capita consumption of 4.09 gallons annually.
During one year alone, Americans spend nearly eight times as much for alcoholic drinks as they do for religious causes. Aside from the money spent on drink itself, other bills chargeable to alcoholism annually are:
Potential wage losses....................$432,000,000
Maintenance in local jails...............$25,000,000
Other costs cannot be reckoned.
To keep liquor constantly before the eye of the American public, Senator Capper of Kansas has stated that the "annual expenditures for liquor advertisements run about 100 million dollars at a conservative estimate. A nation-wide survey by the Youth Temperance Council revealed that "more than 1,000,000,000 pages of paid advertising of whiskies, brandies, gins, beer and wines were carried by magazines making special appeal to woman and the home. LIFE magazine alone ran 387 liquor ads, or a total of 318 pages in one year. At the published rate for advertising, this would mean the revenue to the publisher for this advertising totaled $4,400,000.
What has all of this meant on the American scene? There is now one licensed retail liquor store, saloon, or beer parlor in the United States for every 100 families.
The State of Massachusetts decided to make a survey and find out if the taxes received from liquor paid for the expense of it. They learned that in one year the total tangible cost of alcoholism to their state was $61,000,000, including crime costs, mental cases, and relief to dependents, due to inebriety. Against this there was an offset of $13,139,266 received by the Commonwealth and the various cities and towns from liquor taxes. Legalizing liquor cost this one state $47,860,734 in one year alone!
In food products, grain, sugars, syrups, and fruits, used in the making of alcoholic beverages sold during the year 1945, we wasted 3,339,548 tons. The American Business Men's Research Foundation estimate that between Pearl Harbor and January 1, 1946, this waste totaled 337,000,000 bushels of grain. This misuse of these grains diverted from the retail market $26,200,000,000 in money that could have been used for necessities and harmless luxuries during the same period.
Since repeal, the public revenue on alcoholic beverages has exceeded 20 billion dollars. The total revenue from liquor taxation increased more than 400 per cent from 1935 to 1945. But repeal did not put an end to bootlegging. The Government estimates that for every legal distillery there are a hundred illicit stills. Walter Davenport, writing in "Collier's," stated that federal agents are grabbing moon shiners at the rate of a thousand a month. They estimated that 18,000,000,000 gallons of bootleg liquor were made in 1946 - enough to have netted the Government $72,000,000 in taxes. TRAGICALLY ENOUGH, IT IS THE TAX MONEY THE GOVERNMENT IS CONCERNED WITH, NOT THE IRREPARABLE DAMAGE THAT THE LIQUOR DOES TO THE SOULS, BODIES, HOMES, AND PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE.
Fifty million men and women of drinking age in the United States use alcoholic beverages; 3,000,000 of these become excessive drinkers and of these last 750,000 become chronic alcoholics. Nor are all of these men! Four out of ten chronic alcoholics are women. Fifty per cent of ALL women in the United States take a drink at least occasionally. In not much more than ten years, the number of women patients admitted to mental hospitals for alcoholism has jumped from 6 to 17 per cent. Alcoholics Anonymous has noted a steady increase in the number of women applying for treatment. The female rate of chronic alcoholism jumped 12.6 per cent between 1940 and 1945.
Dr. Robert V. Seliger, psychiatrist, has stated that more than two-fifths of all women in jail in America are there because of drunkenness. And in Chicago, where the ratio of male to female inebriates treated by the Psychiatric Institute of the Municipal Court stood at 4½ to 1 in 1931; it now has dropped to 2 to 1. It is estimated there are 5,000 female drunkards in Washington, D.C., alone!
Neither may we limit the drinking habits to adulthood for surveys reveal that 62 per cent of American youths between the ages of 16 and 24 are drinkers. Seventy-one per cent of all alcoholics had their first drink between the ages of 10 and 19; 6.1 per cent between the ages of 10 and 14; and 1 per cent below the age of 10 years.
It would seem that the starling facts revealed above should be enough to prove that as a nation, America has heaped up a record of sin such as has seldom been paralleled in the history of the world. The judgment of God has been poured out upon nations for less! History reveals that nation after nation has fallen a position of world supremacy to one of total decay and defeat because of the very conditions existing all about us in America today.
Yet to all these sins there is added another - to the mind of the average American today, "not very bad," but before God the worst of all her sins, and the root of all her other sins. AMERICA HAS REJECTED GOD!
Her beginning was glorious, because she honored Him. Her victories were miraculous, when her leaders knew how to pray, and her people were simple God-fearing people. But America has forgotten the pit from from which she was digged. She has turned her back upon the source of her strength. Her constitution, designed to give her people freedom to worship God, is used today to forbid the teaching of the word of God to her children in her public schools, even on a voluntary basis, each learning from the teacher of his choice, on the grounds that such teaching violates the personal liberty of the atheist and the infidel! This was the decision upheld by a justice of the Supreme Court, in a recent widely publicized case, in the City of Champaigne, Illinois.
But even worse is the condition of her churches, for while only a small percentage of her population attend church, even occasionally, the vast majority of those who do are hearing and following apostate teachers, who openly confess they do not believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and ridicule the claims of Christ as the Son of God, deny the possibility of the virgin birth, reject the teaching of the new birth, and unknowingly fulfill the words of Christ, "The blind lead the blind and they both fall into the ditch."
Apostatizing America! The fact of apostasy in America "the fortress of World Christianity," may be seen by quoting from a few of the works, sermons, or political speeches of leading churchmen, professors, and political figures. Consider the following:
Dr. Littlefield, pastor of the Fountain Street Baptist Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is one of the outstanding Modernists of the denomination. In a sermon (reported in "Prophecy Monthly") he said, "You should realize that the idea of God as a person is restricted in the modern world to a very few religions, and to the minority groups. God, in the religion of the East and the Orient, is not a person. It is in a large part of Christian development, and don't assume that because it is Christian it is therefore right."
Frank C. Doan, in his book, "Religion and the Modern Mind" says, "Do you ask me whether God is simply the spirit of humanity? I reply that God is essentially and simply just that."
One of the late presidents of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America is on record as declaring, "the God of the Old Testament is a bully who is unworthy of worship."
A short time ago, the Federal Council of Churches sponsored a Conference on Evangelism in Los Angeles, California. One of the speakers drew real applause when he climaxed his speech by saying, "Happily the day of trying to scare sinners with the torture of hell is past."
Such statements as the foregoing quotations are enough to provoke the righteous indignation of every God-fearing, Christ-trusting, Bible-loving Christian to cry out "Come quickly, Lord Jesus, and cleanse Thy temple again." The most treacherous foe in America isn't Communism (as perilous as it may be), Nazism, Fascism, or any alien ideology, but MODERNISM.
Can a country, which has denied God a place in its government; its schools, its business, its homes and its churches escape the judgment and the wrath of God? No. A million times no! America will not escape God's wrath. She has sinned, and she must reap exactly what she has sown.
The reaping is in the future.
"And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come." Revelation 6:16, 17.
And as it took the fire and the brimstone in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, it will probably take an atomic war to awaken the people of this age! Even as the Sodomites, the antediluvians, the rich fool, and Belshazzar awoke TOO LATE; so no doubt will the vast majority of the people today. And awaking too late, they will awake in HELL!
It is certain that Uncle Sam, and by this time Russia as well, is in possession of secret weapons that could be far more destructive than even the H-bomb.
This is something to think about!
Even if the A-bomb arid the H-bomb should be outlawed, so to speak, there will remain other secret weapons, such as biological (germ) warfare. Many leading scientists have already stated that this germ warfare is far more deadly than either the A-bomb or the H-bomb. Dr. Theodore Rosenbury, former chief of the U. S. biological warfare division, said that just one ounce of pure botulinus toxin might kill 200,000,000 humans. He also said that others might even be more potent.
Another great scientist by the name of W. A. Higginbotham, chairman of the Federation of Atomic Scientists, says that fission product warfare (atomic poison gas) and biological warfare could be deadlier than anything now in existence. "Biological warfare," he says, "differs in two ways from atomic warfare. Through germ war, aerial attackers or saboteurs could silently set forces to work which kill men, women, and infants in their homes. After a certain period of time, the conquerors could then enter the depopulated areas and find the factories, buildings, and all the resources of the country ready for their use. Biological warfare could be used to cut off the food supplies, and radio-active material could be used to trap people in the bomb shelters and caves."
Listen now to the words of Dr. Bock Chisholm, Canadian director-general of the World Health Organization. "Bacteriological weapons could kill all living things within six hours and leave the area safe for troops to occupy within the twelve hours which it takes to oxidize and disappear. One war may kill as many as 90 per cent of the world's people. One after that, we may be sure, will be totally efficient."
Senator Wiley said some time ago that a sneak Russian attack could kill 30 million of our people, and put a "foreign military commissar" in charge over the ruins. He stated further, "This is no idle fantasy but a grim possibility. We should even consider legislation by television, so that senators and congressmen from thirty to forty points in the country might be able through the medium of television to pass the necessary laws in the event of attack. He said, military and scientific authorities agree that the next war could be fought with atomic and bacteriological weapons in a matter of minutes or hours. "Russia," he said, "already is decentralizing her big cities, while we live in a fool's paradise of apathy and inertia, as well as in a crazily suicidal over-centralized condition - ripe for a solar plexus blow by an aggressor."
General George C. Marshall, wartime chief of staff, warned the next war could be the death of all civilization.
Dr. Albert Einstein warned, "The hysterical armament race between the United States and Russia "beckons general annihilation." He states further, "The means to mass destruction are perfected with feverish haste behind the respective walls of secrecy. The Hydrogen bomb and its radioactive poisoning of the atmosphere and hence annihilation of any life on earth has been brought within the range of technical possibilities.
Niels Bohr, Danish scientist who was closely associated with the atomic bomb research, told an assembly of technicians that a defense against atomic bombs was impossible.
Dr. Harold C. Urey, navy scientist, warns that when it comes, we might as well expect losses of at least 15 million persons on the first day. Meanwhile, sober nuclear scientists assert that the world's time clock now reads THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT, representing to them the time left before all civilization will come to an end.
The following item, clipped from a recent metropolitan newspaper, is typical of much of the current thought concerning the possibilities for LIFE AND DEATH.
"WORLD SUICIDE H-BOMB MIGHT KILL ALL MANKIND
WEAPON COULD EASILY SPREAD LETHAL DUST OVER GLOBE, SCIENTISTS WARN
By ALTON L. BLAKESLEE
Associated Press Science Reporter
NEW YORK, Feb. 26. - The hydrogen bomb could easily be made a suicide bomb to kill everyone in the world, four top atomic scientists warned today.
It would kill slowly by poisoning everything and everyone with radioactive dust.
The dust would be carried around the world by the winds.
The dust would be in the air people breathed.
It would settle on and poison plants and trees, everything humans ate or used.
You could intentionally rig an H-bomb to do this, they declared. It would be simple. You would just put harmless chemical elements around the H-bomb. The bomb itself would turn these chemicals into the fantastic killing dust.
You could have dust that would stay active and kill for a few days, a few months, or as long as 5,000 years. You could pick the kind of dust you wanted to create.
The warning was sounded by Dr. Hans Bethe, physicist of Cornell University; Dr. Frederick Seitsz, physicist of the University of Illinois; Dr. Leo Szilard, bio-physicist, and Dr. Harrison Brown, chemist, both of the University of Chicago.
They told of the suicide bomb in a University of Chicago Round Table broadcast.
It would take only 500 tons of heavy hydrogen, in one H-bomb or a number of them, to make a dust that would kill everyone in the World, Dr. Szilard declared.
Release of fifty tons of neutrons, he said, would be enough to make a radioactive dust that would settle over the world. The dust would stay lethal for five years.
Any nation could threaten to use such a bomb, in a suicide-for-everyone ultimatum, to get what it wanted, the scientists agreed.
One hydrogen bomb, not rigged for dust-production wouldn't create much danger.
It would make nitrogen and carbon in the surrounding air radioactive. But a lot of the H-bombs, used in a war, could create a 5,000-year carbon dust that would make life impossible, Dr. Bethe said.
The scientists said they talked about the bomb not to frighten people, but to inform them of the facts.
Russian scientists and Soviet leaders know these same facts, they said.
Here are the facts. Let's face them!
American military strategists are sure that the Kremlin has marked America for certain destruction.
One Signal from the Communists and long-range Red Air Force planes loaded with "H" and "A" bombs could deliver their deadly freight to every metropolitan city in America.
Some of the greatest minds of our day have grown weary and fearful since our own new H-weapons unleashed furies more savage than man dreamed of.
Neither military nor lay authority can accurately gauge the size and force of the enemy's offensive power, but U.S. intelligence estimates it to be massive.
Whether we realize it or not, we are dwelling day and night under the threat of horrible and complete destruction!
Military strategy, no matter how accurate or well directed, cannot avert the judgment of God bearing down upon a sin filled world. We are living on the ragged edge of time. Only we Americans are free to turn to God at any time that we choose - to live for Him, to sacrifice and to give that the true gospel of deliverance might he preached, to turn the world toward Christ. And unless that opportunity is used SOON, it will soon have slipped through our fingers!
Never did a generation of people live in such critical times. Decay has already progressed far. Judgment is on the way. And there is only one hiding place from the wrath of God. That hiding place is in the cleft of the Rock, Christ Jesus, protected by His mighty hand.
My friend, have you found the cleft in the rock? Has the mighty protecting hand of God shut you in? Do you have on the wedding garments? Are you ready for the wonderful coming of Jesus Christ?
If the storm should strike tonight, would you be hidden in that cleft in the rock, which is Christ?
Now is the time to flee to the rock. Tomorrow may be too late. Even now, as you are reading these last few lines of this book, why don't you get down on your knees by your bedside, or there by your chair or find yourself a closet of prayer, where you can get alone with God and shut the door and cry out to God while there is yet time? Seek the Lord while He may be found. Call upon Him while He is near.
Remember, TOMORROW MAY BE TOO LATE!
"Poison Letter Sends 14 To Hospital"
Strong Perfume May Have Hidden Mysterious Drug
Four Employees of Insurance Finn at Austin Made Violently Ill
DISGRUNTLED CLAIMANT THOUGHT TO BE SENDER
Odor From Pages So Powerful Stenographer Had To Copy Message
AUSTIN, Texas -(UP)- Authorities investigated a "perfumed letter" Saturday blamed for sending 14 persons to the hospital, four of them violently ill.
Department of Public Safety technicians were attempting to determine whether a "strong odor of cheap perfume" had been used to cover the smell of a poison.
Four employees of the International Life Insurance Co. were under treatment at Brackenridge General Hospital. Their condition was reported Saturday as "satisfactory." Ten others received emergency treatment Friday after the letter was opened in the tenth floor offices of the insurance company.
J. P. Colman, a post department inspector, said the letter appeared to have been "saturated in some sort of liquid."
Federal authorities, he said, were interested in determining whether the perfume covered some toxic substance.
O. H. Howard, vice president of the insurance company, said the letter was "routine correspondence, and I don't even know if the person was a policy holder."
However, Cotman said he understood the letter had been written by a "disgruntled claimant...a colored woman."
MAILED IN GEORGIA
The letter was undergoing an analysis, but Glenn McLaughlin, chief of the identification division, said he understood the letter had been mailed from Oglethorpe, GA.
Howard said victims of the fumes described the odor as resembling "lavender." Another woman said the smell reminded her of lilacs.
The letter first attracted attention because of its odor, so strong that A. L. Young, a company employee, began dictating a copy to a stenographer so the original might be destroyed.
Before he finished, Young and the stenographer became violently nauseated.
Other employees began vomiting. Some complained of headaches, stiffening of the neck and difficulty in swallowing.
The fumes spread over the tenth floor and into the elevator shaft.
From a recent daily newspaper - Could this have been nerve gas?