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

Paul Harvey 168x300 Paul Harveys Warning To America: If I Were The Devil....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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18 Responses

  1. Paul says:

    Who knew Paul Harvey was a prophet? Wow.

  2. Rogers Nanny says:


  3. 2Timothy3 says:

    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?

  4. jessica says:

    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.

  5. jessica says:

    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.

  6. William Nicholas says:

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

  7. William Nicholas says:

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

  8. Jayne says:

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

  9. Jerse says:

    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.

  10. klediss says:

    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?

  11. Giovanna Sabella says:

    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.

  12. Johnny Rodriguez says:

    ” 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

  13. brenda lynn says:

    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 says:

      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.

  14. Kim Hamilton says:

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

  15. Lori says:

    Jesus is coming back…soon.

  16. Stephen Koch says:

    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.