If you want to know why the United States is not in Bible prophecy an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon exploding high above the United States is probably the most likely reason and not the Rapture of Christians like some wishful thinkers like to believe. I have been writing about the U.S. vulnerability to an EMP for over five years. It all started with this Imminent Danger article. You can find my additional articles on EMPs under “Categories”, on the blog side bar.
The reason for this new post on the EMP danger is not to say the same things that I have said in other articles. The reason for this post is that I just read “One Second After”, by William R. Forstchen PhD. It is a novel about a local rural area in the western mountains of North Carolina trying to survive in the aftermath of an EMP attack on America.
The book is written by a professor of military history that lives in that beautiful area. Professor Forstchen knows military history and he also knows the nature and danger of the EMP threat to America. This novel was written as a warning to our nation. Dr. Forstchen hopes people will heed the warnings and prepare and pressure their politicians into taking action so that the scenario that he writes about will never happen.
The book has a forward written by former Speaker of the House and Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. He has been one of the few politicians that have been sounding the alarm about the dangers of the EMP threat. For that reason alone it might be wise to make him our next president because none of the ways to bring America back to prosperity or back to the American way that politicians debate about will matter one whit if nothing is done about our vulnerability to this EMP threat and our enemies carry out such an attack.
One Second After, is not a feel good book. It is not a happy book but it is a very interesting book of 350 pages. I am not going to go into detail about the novel here – you will have to read it. If you wish to know the technical details about the EMP threat they are available in my articles on this imminent danger and the links within my articles.
Usually when talking with people about the threat of an EMP. people’s eyes just glaze over. Making the threat play out in a novel succeeds in bringing the reality of the threat home where common people will understand.
Increasingly I am finding people around here that are preparing for something but they have many different ideas about the coming danger that they are preparing for. Some think the danger will come from our own government. Others think there will be an economic collapse. Some think that they are about to go through the tribulation. A few are aware of the danger from a solar flare but I still am not finding many that are aware of the imminent nuclear EMP threat. That is unfortunate because it is by far the number one threat for the continued existence of this country.
I think a nuclear EMP is more likely than not to take place over America within the next decade and that is the most likely reason why America is not found in Bible prophecy.
I hope men leading their families will read “One Second After” but I also think they should use discretion and discernment before giving the book for other family members to read. It certainly is not a book for children. Let them remain in their innocence as long as possible. There is nothing that they can do about this EMP threat anyway.
If you believe what is said in “One Second After” can happen, it would be prudent for you to make some preparations against that possibility. If family members are wondering what you are doing, just tell them the truth. We have become too dependent on electricity and electronics and there is good reason to believe that there could be extended power outages that could make our modern devices useless.
It has been ten years since 9/11 and it is 7 years after an expert commission reported to Congress about the danger of an EMP strike on this nation. The report to Congress is much the reason why this novel was written. Thus far our politicians in Washington have done nothing to harden our vulnerable electrical grid, electronics, communications and distribution infrastructures.
The consequences of ignoring this threat could indeed mean the end of this nation as a world power. In fact, it is already too late to harden our infrastructure if our enemies are in the planning stage to pull off such an attack within the next few years. I think Iran and N. Korea are in the advanced stage of coordinating and planning such an attack. They could already have one or more EMP weapons off-shore and they are making alliances with other rogue states like Cuba and Venezuela that could shelter such weapons in our hemisphere. The missile launch for a EMP will not necessary be short range either. Within a couple of years it could come from ICBM’s that are now being developed in both North Korea and Iran.
The book obviously gives the worse case scenario but that only makes sense if you are trying to warn the nation. In this worse case scenario where highly effective EMPs hit from from coast-to-coast there will be no electricity or communications and most modern electronics will be fried.
Sure, it is more probable that we will incur an EMP that will only be partly successful and that will not do quite as much damage as was described in “One Second After” but even the outcome of an EMP over one coast, or that is not optimally designed, or is not at the optimum elevation would still be horrific. Many millions would die before help would arrive. In a worse case scenario where the EMP hits coast-to-coast and fries most electronics there will be no help available at all. You or your community will be on your own. One Second After is a very realistic scenario from that worst case perspective.
The EMP and grid failure does not even have to be the result of a nuclear device. It can come from the sun. Each decade there is about a ten percent chance of a storm on the sun being powerful enough to knock out our power grid. If such a solar storm happens before we harden our almost irreplaceable ultra high voltage transformers it could leave people without electricity for years. It is a matter of historical scientific record that solar storms of the magnitude to knock out our grid transformers do happen and we know they will continue to happen in the future.
A general grid failure and other infrastructure failures could even come through a cyber attack (a worm) sent through the Internet or directly implanted in critical computers by enemy agents. All computer systems can be hacked with enough effort. If the whole grid goes down it will not be easy to bring it back up. That is even assuming the worm or virus has been neutralized and that there are no additional attacks. In such a grid failure it could even take weeks or months to restore power in parts of America. We are far more vulnerable to these attacks than most people know. Can you and your local community live without electricity for even a month? Think about what would happen in cities without power. In two days the stores would be empty. Then what?
“One Second After” obviously was written to try to wake people up but so far the response by government and those managing our infrastructures tells me that they would rather pretend the danger does not exist. They do not want to spend the money to save the country from a danger that they don’t want to believe will happen. I think the book aptly demonstrates the danger of such foolish thinking. Spending a few billion dollars or even tens of billions to harden our infrastructure is cheap life insurance when you consider that you can lose well over half the population of the nation if you do nothing.
If we go back to 19th century technology (that we do not even have for the most part anymore). We could support about 30 million people in this nation and not the well over 300 million people that we now have. The rest of the population would die off. Few in the cities could survive at all.
Our government is well aware of this threat but they spend their money patting down children and grandmas and buying machines that can look through clothing. Meanwhile, the real danger to our national survival can be sitting in cargo ships or subs off of our coast.
I first wrote about this danger in 2006 even before I created this Blog and I still think the EMP threat is the #1 imminent threat to the United States. This EMP threat is a bigger danger to the survival of the United States than even the Cold War nuclear threat. It is quite likely that nobody will ever figure out who was responsible for the EMP attack.
In the cold war our cities were in danger of destruction by nukes but nobody could do it without being identified and destroyed. In the cold war era we were not as vulnerable to an EMP as we are today. Everything today is interconnected with modern electronics and communications. Today that EMP attack could be pulled off and the ship or ships scuttled and we may never learn who was behind it.
We need to live in reality. We know that there are nations that want the USA out of the world picture.
Russia plans to form a new Eurasian Union formed out of many of the nations of the old Soviet Union and Putin is an old style KGB fascist who intends to be President of Russia for life. He would love to get America out of the picture. Russia has ample capability to pull off an EMP and then make it look like a terrorist group did it, or even enable a terrorist group to do it.
China has developed the ways and the means to carry out an EMP and if we become dispensable to them or get in a Taiwan conflict I think they will use EMP weapons against America. The leaders running China simply do not care if they lose millions of people in a counterattack even if we could figure out who did it. They know that after a nuclear strike they will have plenty of survivors. They have even built ghost cites that are meant to replace destroyed cities.
North Korea and Iran continue to carry out joint nuclear and rocket development for EMP weapons and delivery systems. The leaders of these nations are quite mad. The Iranian leaders think that a nuclear war is necessary to bring in the Shiite world savior. An EMP is the only way that Iran or North Korea can neutralize America. With no home base and supply lines once America fires off the weapons that are in place the military forces of the United States will have to go back to what is left of their home.
Pakistan has nukes and they also have delivery systems. Some of them could get into the hands of terrorists. With the disappearance of thousands of ground to air rockets after the fall of Gaddafi just image if Libya had nukes. Pakistan is every bit as unstable as Libya and they have scores of nuclear weapons.
Perhaps you are inclined to think that America will be spared because it has some Christians? Perhaps you think you will leave in the Rapture before America falls? Wishful thinking has never prevented the fall of any nation and I doubt if it will prevent the fall of an increasingly divided United States that has also become increasingly anti-Christ and in outright rebellion against God’s moral order.
If you want to know why the United States is not in Bible prophecy, an EMP attack is the most likely reason. Read “One Second After”. I think it will change your thinking about certain things.
Here is a recent article about the danger that I found today. It is a horror story in itself “Woefully Unprepared for EMP“
If you have read “One Second After” This is the best place to discuss it.
Don Koenig founded www.thepropheticyears.com website in 1999 after almost thirty years of independent study on the Bible and learning from many astute teachers within Christendom. Don created his website to write about Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and his Christian worldviews. Don wrote a free Revelation commentary ebook in 2004 named "The Revelation of Jesus Christ Through The Ages". The World and Church and Bible Prophecy section of this website was started in 2007.