THE ATOMIC BOMB IN GOD'S PROPHETIC PLAN
Sermon By Dr. Jesse M. Hendley
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994
Message Brought at
Colonial Hills Baptist Church
August 26, 1945
Tonight I want to speak to you on "The Atomic Bomb in
God's Prophetic Plan." Someone wrote me a letter
saying, "I'd like to know what you think about the
atomic bomb and the current events taking place
today." I was in Virginia when they dropped that first
bomb, then the second, and there, as everywhere else,
the event made serious repercussions.
Now let's turn to II Peter, chapter 3, and read a
passage, then I'll take my text from Matthew 28:18.
It is Peter writing, filled with the Spirit of God.
Remember, Peter had been on the Mount of
Transfiguration and had seen Jesus in His glory. A
short while before that, Jesus had said, "There are
some of you right here who will not die until you see
the Son of Man coming in His glory," and six days
later, He, with Peter, James, and John, went up to the
Mount of Transfiguration. There suddenly He was
transfigured before them and His garments became as
white as light. The light of the atomic bomb was about
the light of the sun itself. Jesus shone just like
that. He became as white as light in that glorious
moment, and those three men saw Him in His glory, the
glory that will be revealed to OUR eyes when He
returns. So the writer is Peter, an authority on the
Coming of the Lord; Peter, one who was filled with the
Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost and preached a
great sermon, and saw 3,000 souls converted.
Here in II Peter 3, Peter is writing of the Lord's
Second Coming. He had seen a rehearsal of it, there on
the Holy Mountain. He says: "Beloved, I write unto
you; in both which I stir up your pure minds in way of
remembrance: That ye may be mindful of the words which
were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the
commandment of us the apostles of the Lor ...
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