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11th July, 2005

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Would God let America be destroyed?

A disturbing article by Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy, warns of the potential for disaster that could be unleashed on America by the successful detonation of a single well-placed nuclear explosion. Writing for “Imprimis” (June, 2005), Gaffney explains how this could happen. Quoting a blue-ribbon, Congressionally-mandated commission (available at http://empcreport.ida.org ), he speaks of the effects of a blast occurring a few hundred miles above the USA.

The weapon that could cause calamity is known as electromagnetic pulse (EMP). Exploded hundreds of miles overhead, its intense x- and gamma-rays would generate a huge pulsed current of high energy electrons when they reach earth's atmosphere, leading in turn to the “instantaneous creation of an invisible radio-wave frequency of uniquely great intensity”. The effect may be to knock out “electrical power systems, electronics, and information systems upon which American society depends”. Major infrastructures could fail. You can guess the rest.

Will God ever let such a thing happen? Those who believe Jesus wore a cowboy hat and said "Howdy" cannot conceive

of such a thing ever happening. Others point out that being God's chosen people did not spare Israel of old from national destruction. Truth is, a prophet of God alone can know the answer to that question — and only if God tells him. I have yet to see anybody present with a prophet's credentials. Many lay claim to them, but you can safely snap your fingers at the lot. However, biblical warnings certainly show that no nation can afford to be complacent:

The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it, if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it. And the instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it, if it does evil in My sight so that it does not obey My voice, then I will relent concerning the good with which I said I would benefit it (Jer. 18:7-10).

Military might can never save a people whom God determines to humble; few truths shine through more plainly in the annals of Old Testament history. Nations should quit fearing their enemies and begin to fear their Creator, the Holy One of Israel, the Father of Jesus Christ.


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