Paul Harvey’s Warning To America: If I Were The Devil….

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On April 3rd, 1965 legendary radio host Paul Harvey issued a warning to America.  In this warning, he detailed what he thought the devil should do if the devil wanted to keep destroying the United States.  Sadly, the truth is that most of this stuff has come to pass.  What Paul Harvey saw for America’s future back in 1965 if the devil had his way was eerily accurate.  Please share this with as many people as you can….


If I were the Devil . . . I mean, if I were the Prince of Darkness, I would of course, want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. I would have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree, so I should set about however necessary to take over the United States.

I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: “Do as you please.” “Do as you please.”

To the young, I would whisper, “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is “square”.

In the ears of the young marrieds, I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be extreme in religion, in patriotism, in moral conduct.

And the old, I would teach to pray. I would teach them to say after me: “Our Father, which art in Washington” . . .

If I were the devil, I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull an uninteresting. I’d threaten T.V. with dirtier movies and vice versa.

And then, if I were the devil, I’d get organized. I’d infiltrate unions and urge more loafing and less work, because idle hands usually work for me.

I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. And I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.

If I were the devil, I would encourage schools to refine young intellects but neglect to discipline emotions . . . let those run wild. I would designate an atheist to front for me before the highest courts in the land and I would get preachers to say “she’s right.”

With flattery and promises of power, I could get the courts to rule what I construe as against God and in favor of pornography, and thus, I would evict God from the courthouse, and then from the school house, and then from the houses of Congress and then, in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and I would deify science because that way men would become smart enough to create super weapons, but not wise enough to control them.

If I were Satan, I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg and the symbol
of Christmas a bottle. If I were the devil, I would take from those
who have and I would give to those who wanted, until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. And then, my police state would force everybody back to work. Then, I could separate families, putting children in uniform, women in coal mines, and objectors in slave camps.

In other words, if I were Satan,
I’d just keep on doing what he’s doing.

Paul Harvey, Good Day.


The following YouTube video contains audio of the original Paul Harvey broadcast from 1965.  This warning is even more powerful when you listen to it….

Unfortunately, the truth is that the decay of America is going to get a lot worse.  As we continue to turn away from God this country is going to become a nightmarish place in which to live.

So what do all of you think about Paul Harvey’s warning to America?

Please feel free to post a comment with your thoughts below….

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  • Paul

    Who knew Paul Harvey was a prophet? Wow.

    • Admin

      I was really amazed when I read this the first time


  • 2Timothy3

    Satan over time will corrupt every human institution from within, especially those of God.

    Judaism..done. Christianity…done Creating false religions….done.

    Now the goal is to get them all killing each other, so Satan’s one world dominion will be the “peace” that everyone accepts.

    Christ’s commandment is to love one another, even your enemy. Are we all ready to renounce any US military activity outside the US?

    Don’t we have enough weapons to destroy the world 10 times over? Isn’t that enough for defense?

  • jessica

    I completely agree with Paul.Our country has given in to the devil.Satan is doing all to destroy our children,while our leaders and parents and school systems are unaware of what’s really going on and where we are really headed.But God can and will save us individually,if we so desire Him.I’ve read the back of the bible and know who wins.

  • I agree with Paul Harvey and others about what’s really going on in our country. The devil is as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.If we don’t get our mind on Jesus and stop giving into the things of the world ,we individually are headed straight for hell. Our children will suffer because we have failed to do our best in living for God.They are taking God out of everything, and putting satan in. It’s wrong and if our country don’t wake up and get God in their life they are headed straight for a devil’s hell. They paint a pretty picture and try to make our kids feel like they have to do these things in order to fit in or look pretty when in all reality all they are telling them is come on and look like the devil.

  • William Nicholas

    I am writting a book and want to quote paul harvey’s 1965 warning. Can you tell me who to contact for this permission?

    • Branden Peter

      I have the exact inquiry you had 4 years ago. How is your book?

  • William Nicholas

    I need to know who has the rights to Paul Harvey’s 1965 warning. If you can provide that information please e-mail me.

    • nelson doolittle

      I need to know who has the rights to Paul Harvey’s – Did you ever find ?

  • Jayne

    Wow, so insightful. We need to pray for redemption from these evils…if not the end result…is devastating.

  • Jerse

    We must all pray for our country and our leaders. Pray for peace,love,strength, and unity. We can once again become a Christian nation but only through prayer and faith in our Heavenly Father. Gods word is the truth and the way. Where two or three are gathered in my name there also will I be. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpases all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Our hope lies in our Heavenly Father; he is in control.

  • klediss

    How true his words of wisdom. It’s rather insightful that what was spoken in
    1965 has all but almost come true. I was listening to a local talk radio station
    that was in discussion about this important subject matter. I am rally in shock
    as to, almost to the point he has clarified things. I remember 1965 and the
    times were so much different then. But to even think this was even possible at
    that time is unreal. All I can say is where are we going, what is the end
    result for such a society that is in such trouble. Yet we wonder about recent
    killings by young people , death squads from a healthcare system that is
    terrible flawed. So many things and events that even now we are amazed could
    go, and are in reality NOW.>yet again people are in awe about such things
    and the tragic losses we see and experience every day. Mindless tragedies and
    deaths, I t has become the accepted norm. What in the world does the future hold?
    I wonder. Can things get worse?

  • Giovanna Sabella

    This man was prophet. Nature abhors a vacuum. When the country gets rid of God, they invite Satan to take His place. That is what is happening today. We see almost daily cases where atheists are using the courts to rid God from the public square. Satan is using the ACLU to carry out his orders.

  • Johnny Rodriguez

    ” Washington ” have you read this wow what
    A way to put it right on the nail!!! What god
    If he could write to our earth our country …
    or would they continue on the same track
    “What’s in it for me ” the human races needs
    To get out of their dwellings and speak

  • brenda lynn

    Im 17 …nd this seriously scares me … the end mostly were he says” Then, I could separatefamilies, putting children in uniform, women in coal mines, and objectors in slave camps.

    In otherwords,ifI were Satan, I’d just keep on doing what he’s doing.”

    • Elizabeth Bennett

      This site added those words to Paul Harvey’s original speech. That was NOT in Paul Harvey’s original speech. Go read Paul Harvey’s speech on 20 other websites … they will all match … word for word … while this site will be THE ONLY SITE that says that! It’s sooo weird!! This site added that … Why I don’t know! But it’s wrong and for that reason you can’t believe anything else you read on here! I can’t! Because of that reason ALONE I know they will manufacture anything they want to. Period.

      • Deez

        This IS the actual Paul Harvey column from 1964. He rewrote it in 1996 and replaced several lines including the “coal mines” line. Do your research before accusing this website of being wrong. In your defense, however, this site could have given us references or explained the difference between the 1964 and 1996 versions. Btw, there is even ANOTHER version in circulation which adds extra lines which Paul Harvey never quoted. Do some research.

  • Kim Hamilton

    keep on praying !!!! see any results in, say, the past 6,00 years ?? let me know.

    • silentsister

      Seen any results since the last post. Unfortunately, and fortunately, I have. Ask yourselves, “is life a burden or a blessing in my own life? “Am I angry or overly anxious about everything in my life? Do I feel an abnormal amount of guilt over the decisions of others, now, or from history?” Where do we put these feelings as individuals? This is from dark energy. Or do we say, “I feel validated in my life, connected to all that is, and I am grateful for the quality experience I have gained. Thank You!” This is from light energy. Either affects our consciousness, at any given moment. Where do we spend our time, and where do we place our thoughts? Food for thought. I grew up with P.H. I was intrigued by him and the Reader’s Digest. It’s what was laying around my house anyway.
      Very influenced by those who use their own power wisely, and hopefully with pure intention, this is how I was programmed when I was a child. See how it spreads like a disease across the waves. The wave and the sea are one.

  • Lori

    Jesus is coming back…soon.

  • Stephen Koch

    We Christians must realize that this is Gods plan. The end times are near. The only thing keeping the New World Order from revealing its self Is the USA. When we fall, the world will follow. The time of the U.S., and Gods influence on this country has passed.

    So keep praying. Prepare in whatever manner you can to resist the beast. And when the time comes, make the right choice in favor of God the Father.

  • Arthur VanVranken

    everything he said is coming true or has come true America is no longer a G
    od loving country it used to be , we can turn it around , but it is going to take a person in authority that is strong enough to stand up and be counted on to convince our congress and courts to follow what they were taught by their Mothers and Fathers and not by what the nonworking and agnostic majority of lay people want who want only a free ride, and freedom to lead us into Hell

  • ScottHochgesang

    There is no Devil…

    • Marion Morrison

      After that my guess is that you will never hear from him again. The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist.

  • Laura lee

    God is not man made. Man is made in the image of God. We were made to worship God. God sent His Son Jesus to forgive us and to save us from eternity in hell. We all were given free will.

  • John Swiercz

    We as Americans have failed to hold our Polititians feet to the fire; even after we have put our man in office we need to make sure our President, Senator, Judges, Alderman, school Board officials and others in positions to set laws and enforce laws are doing their jobs. Or else kick them out. And if it has to be heavy handedness then so be it. I have one foot on a banana peel and one in the bucket but I still care about the future of this country. To maney of our fathers, friends, sons and daughters have given their lives for this country to have it trashed like it is being done today. Amen.