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Nuclear Weapons in Biblical Parallel

Nuclear Explosion


Amazingly, predictions by secular writers parallel the horrific visions the Apostle John saw in Revelation in nearly every major detail.

Contrast the words (in regular print) of secular writer Jonathan Schell author of the book The Fate of the Earth (1970), with what the Bible says (in parenthesis) as he describes the consequences of a nuclear war:

“Bearing in mind that the possible consequences of the detonations of thousands of megatons of nuclear explosives include… the extinction of many ocean species, among them some at the base of the food chain…”
(“And every living creature in the sea died” — Revelation 16:3)

“… the pollution of the whole ecosphere with oxides of nitrogen.”
(“And a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night” — Revelation 8:12)

“… a significant decrease in photosynthesis in plants around the world; the scalding and killing of many crops…”
(“And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up” — Revelation 8:7)

“… the increase in rates of cancer and mutation around the world…”
(“… and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast” — Revelation 16:2)

“… the attendant risk of global epidemics…”
(“And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences” — Luke 21:11)

“… the possible poisoning of all vertebrates by sharply increased levels of vitamin D in their skin as a result of increased ultraviolet light.”
(“the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat” — Revelation 16:8)

“… and the outright slaughter on all targeted continents of most human beings and other living things by the initial nuclear radiation, the fireballs, the thermal pulses, the blast waves, the mass fires, and the fall-out from the explosions.”
(“By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed — by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone” — Revelation 9:18).

“Considering that these consequences will all interact with one another in unguessable ways and, furthermore, are in all likelihood an incomplete list… one must conclude that a full-scale nuclear holocaust could lead to the extinction of mankind.”
(“And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” — Matthew 24:22).

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Dr. David Reagan

Dr. David Reagan is the Founder and Evangelist Emeritus of Lamb & Lion Ministries. He is a life-long Bible student, teacher, and preacher and he led over 45 pilgrimages to Israel. Dr. Reagan was the host of the radio then television program Christ in Prophecy for nearly 40 years.

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  • WOW! I gotta admit its a very convincing case. i still think some of them(the bowls)are from God himself and i`m not sure about the 6th trump (the 200 million) but the rest of them (xept the demonic locust) do seem to be nuclear.

  • Those are close parallels. There's also Zechariah 14:12: And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

    That's an incredibly accurate description of what happens to people at a certain distance from a nuclear explosion–something quite unimaginable in OT times.

    I've used some of these prophesies in the actions setting for my free e-book Walkabout: The History of a Brief Century. It's a general popularization of the End Times prophesies; enjoy!

  • Isn't that about right. You get nice and comfortable and here comes Dr. Reagan to make to make you rethink everything. 🙂

    I think that's one reason we all love him.

    I had heard "natural" explanations for the bowl judgments before, but never with this kind of evidence. It makes you take a look at what you believe about the Tribulation.

  • Yes Thunder, we certainly do love Dr. Reagan.

    Looks like this is right on target if you ask me. And I don't believe it is a coincidence that nuclear weapons have all come about
    in pretty much the same time period as Israel becomeing a nation.

    And Ven,
    I don't think atheists, even given this "eye opening" evidence, would be able to "see". How sad and depressing it is for them.

  • as i said before, people (specially athiest) who say "i`ll believe it when i see it" are usually lying. they see it (the evidence) and still refuse to believe it. pity them but not too much. they have hardened their hearts and pitted themselves against God.

  • I see your point about hardened hearts. But, if you were doomed to spend an eternity in Hell unless you changed, would you want us to pity you? and to pray for you? (Not that I'm saying you ever said that you don't pray for them or that we shouldn't)


  • what i`m saying is this, ven, and lets see if you come to the same conclusion: there are some people whose hearts have become so hard, they have stubbornly refused God over and over and over… and have thrown Gods goodness back in his face. in the Bible 3 times it tells a prophet NOT to pray for these people (the isrealites) i`m not saying dont pity them but i am saying dont let it rob you of your joy (trust me, i`ve dealt with these kind of people alot and i`ve been there)

  • You're absolutely right, hartdawg. Romans chapter 1 even says as much. Paul wrote that God "gave them over". That means He said, "OK. If that's the way you want to play it, go ahead. I'm washing My hands of the whole thing and you're on your own. C'ya."

  • I totally see your point, and I know that there are people like that. And, let me face reality here, there are people who WILL burn in Hell for all eternity, and there's nothing I can do about that. But I also know that God doesn't want anyone to go to Hell and that he's a God of second (and third and forth and fifth and sixth and seventh and…) chances. I have a sister, best friend, and uncle who, if they were to die this very moment, could very possibly go to Hell. And even though I know that there are people who will never change, I guess there's a part of me that hopes for the best for everyone.


  • your job(tho you already know this) is not to determine which ones have hardened their hearts beyond repentance (tho sometimes the Spirit may lead you not to waste anymore time on an idividual but thats rare) but to simply share with them.

  • Exactly! Who are we to choose who goes and who comes? That's what I was trying to say! Right on the money Hart! Even though I know there are people out there like that, it's not my job to pick who's who, so I just pray for and share with everyone! You nailed it buddy!


  • the church is the only organization in the world that exists solely for the benefit of its nonmembers-aint Gods love amazing,Richard


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