Apr 4, 2014

Swaggart preaches on atomic bombs

"I'm here to tell you tonight," Jimmy Swaggart says, in this classic bit of Pentecostal preaching, recorded for the radio, "that we've coming down to the end of time."

Swaggart, while making use of communications technology, here, talks about his fears about advancements in American weapons technology, connecting a promise that Jesus would return soon, before humans destroyed themselves:

This is apparently a pretty rare recording. Mark Betcher notes: "this recording was recorded at 16 RPM. 16 RPM was used for radio transcription discs. But 16 RPM commercial records were never widely available, although it was common to see new turntable models with a 16 RPM speed setting produced as late as the 1970s."