THE HYDROGEN BOMB IN BIBLE PROPHECY
Bertrand L. Comparet
The unfolding of history holds no surprises for Yahweh,
He wrote history before it happened in the prophecies of the Bible. The events
occurring this year, which astonish the many people who are so willfully blind
to the causes of these things, were all told centuries ago. Isaiah 40:21
reminds us, "Have ye not known? Have ye not heard? Hath it not been told
you from the beginning? Have ye not understood it from the foundations of the
earth?" Then in Isaiah 42:9 Yahweh tells us, "Behold, the
former things are come to pass and the new things do I declare before they
spring forth, I tell you of them." All who have paid attention to the Bible
prophecies will admit that Yahweh has warned us that the end of the present evil
age will come in the course of a great war. There have been wars, even great
wars, in every century since the dawn of history, how are we to know when the
time is here?
There are certain clues, many of which were completely
meaningless as late as 50 years ago, but which are now very clear and tell us
the time is at hand. One set of these clues consists of the identification of
the new weapons, only developed in the last few decades. These will mark the
next Great War as the final one. These are the atom bomb, the hydrogen bomb and
the great long-range rockets, which carry them. No previous war could have been
the final one, because none was marked by the use of all these weapons. The next
one, when Russia strikes by treachery, will be marked by the use of all of these
and is thereby marked as the last war.
Artillery shells cause relatively little destruction.
Many a house has received several direct hits, yet much of it remained standing.
The puff of smoke drifted away and dissolved. The heavy bombs used in World War
II caused more damage. Yet, even the great blockbuster bombs raised a puff of
smoke that rose a few hundred feet, drifted a few hundred yards, then vanished.
Not until the coming of the atom bomb did certain prophecies suddenly
The prophet Joel opens the picture in Joel 2:30.
Through him Yahweh says, "And I will show wonders in the heavens and the
earth; blood and fire and pillars of smoke". The word there translated
pillars is the Hebrew word timeroth, which literally means palm trees of smoke.
A tall slender column, rising to a great spreading mushroom head, from which the
heavier debris begins to fall out, like the drooping branches of the palm tree. Never before in all history had any weapon produced this
phenomenon; the years of our lives are thus identified.
There is another startlingly accurate identification. Two
atom bombs were dropped in World War II, but the hydrogen bomb was not
invented until a few years later. The atom bomb works on the principle of
splitting one complex atom apart and repeating this rapidly in a chain reaction
until the explosion is made. It is an entirely artificial phenomenon. No such
chain reaction occurs in nature, though a few uranium 235 atoms are always
breaking down, but too widely separated to form a chain reaction. Atoms capable
of being split are very rare in nature. We have to concentrate thousands of tons
of uranium ore to get the few pounds of uranium 235 for one bomb. We have
artificially created plutonium, an element so unstable it does not exist in
nature, as another source of explosive for our atom bombs.
The hydrogen bomb works on exactly the
opposite principle. Four atoms of hydrogen combine together to produce one atom
of helium, in the process giving off the most fantastic amount of heat. Hydrogen
is perhaps the most common element in the universe; it constitutes the great gas
clouds of interstellar space. It is the building block from which the other
elements are made. All scientists agree that the heat of the stars is not
derived from burning anything or they would have burned out totally billions of
They do not get their heat from splitting atoms, as the
atom bomb does. The relatively small amount of such material would have been all
consumed long ages ago. Practically all scientists now agree that the heat of
the stars is produced by exactly the same reaction as that we use to produce a hydrogen
bomb explosion, combining hydrogen atoms to make helium. In other words, the hydrogen
bomb is just a miniature star. With this in mind, let=s read from
II Esdras 15:40-42. "The great and mighty cloud shall be lifted up
full of wrath and the star, that they may make all the earth afraid and
them that dwell therein; and they shall pour out over every great and eminent
place a horrible star. Fire and hail and flying swords. And they
shall break down the cities and walls, mountains and hills, trees of the wood
and grass of the meadows and their corn."
Over all the great places, "They shall pour out
a horrible star". Any star that someone can pour out is certainly an
artificial one. Where does this happen?
Esdras states, "And though Asia, that art partaker of the hope of
Babylon and are the glory of her person: woe be unto thee, thou wretch, because
thou hast made thyself like unto her. Thou hast followed her that is hated in
all her works and inventions: therefore saith Yahweh, I will send plagues upon
thee: widowhood, famine, poverty, sword and pestilence, to waste thy houses with
destruction and death".
So He tells us in II Esdras 15:44, "They
shall come to her and besiege her. The star and all wrath shall they pour
out upon her: then shall the dust and smoke go up into the heaven and all they
that be about her shall bewail her". Only from the star, the
hydrogen bomb, could you ever have a condition where the dust as well
as the smoke, goes up into heaven. Dust and smoke clouds from test explosions
have been traced more than 30 miles high. Esdras concludes, "And the glory
of thy power shall be dried up as a flower, when the heat shall rise that
is sent over thee". Again, note the accuracy of this. Ordinary explosives
work entirely through the blast effect. Atom bombs work partly through blast,
partly through heat with some radiation blast. The hydrogen bomb produces
heat hundreds of times hotter than the sun, and its vast fireball
consumes an area much larger than that damaged by the blast, heat or radiation
of the largest atom bomb.
Give thanks to Yahweh that this is reserved for our
enemies. Isaiah 25:2-5 tells us, "Yahweh will be a shadow from
the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against
the wall." This is when the atom bomb attacks are made against us. The
Hebrew word tsel translated shadow also means defense. To our enemies
Isaiah says, "Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers as the heat
in a dry place, the heat with the shadow of a cloud". This could
only refer to atom or hydrogen bombs, as in all other cases the shadow of
a cloud gives some shelter from heat. Our enemies are destroyed by the heat
with the shadow of a cloud, which can only be the mushroom cloud of an atom
or hydrogen explosion.
Mark 13:25 and Luke 21:26 hold another
hidden key. They say, "The powers that are in heaven shall be
shaken". The word translated heaven is the Greek word ouranos, from
which we derive the word uranium, the explosive in the atom bomb. The word
translated shaken also means agitated, stirred up. There is a strong hint here
that the power that is in uranium is to be agitated, which has occurred
only in the last several decades.
What of the rockets, the great intercontinental ballistic
missiles, carrying these bombs in their warheads. They drop out of the sky so
much faster than sound, as to give no warning to their coming but strike like
thunderbolts? These were not forgotten. The Wisdom of Solomon 5:21 says,
"Then shall the right aiming thunderbolts go abroad and from the clouds, as
from a well drawn bow, shall they fly to the mark". Note that they shall go
abroad to other nations.
For another point of interest, remember that Esdras spoke
of flying swords. One of our Air Force's best jet fighter planes is the
Sabre. One of our Navy's best jet fighters is the Cutlass, both of which are
still in use.
The Great War, which ends this age, will see the use of
all these weapons. No earlier war could have fulfilled these prophecies, so no
earlier war did end this age. From the next Great War, either Christianity or
communism, civilization or savagery must perish peaceful coexistence is totally
impossible. The things, which will happen during that war, are another story.
The weapons, which Yahweh has told us will be used, are the clue from which we
can tell that this Great War, in the very near future, is the one marking the
end of this age.