by Dr Pelham Mead.
Published by Xlibris publishers, 2012.
Here is the exact copy of chapter One
Chapter One- ”The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.”
It was in the year 3550 that the Earth was laid waste to after a comet collided with Earth causing the Earth to move out of it’s normal orbit around the sun to several million miles closer to the sun. The explosion was so great when the comet hit the southern part of the Pacific Ocean off of South America that the south polar cap melted down immediately. The ocean surge covered South America completely leaving only the Andes Mountains showing as islands above the waters. In a week Europe, and North America were under water and the north polar cap began to melt. The Asian continents suffered the same fate, except the Tibetan mountain range stuck out as islands in a vast new ocean. Any mountain range around the world became islands jutting out the ocean that rose above 7,000 feet survived the initial flooding. The highest mountains in the Sierras, Appalachian mountain chain, and Mount Reiner in Washington State, all became islands above the 7,000 feet above sea level point. All of the plants and native animals around the world drown under leagues of seawater. The only surviving animals are those that lived at high elevations to begin with such as mountain goats, Yaks, deer, some varieties of birds. The fish in freshwater all died when the salt-water filled all the lakes and rivers around the world. The sea marine live did survive however despite the temperature rise. The entire populations of penguins eventually were washed away toward the mountains of the Andes thousands of miles away. Few penguins survived.
As for the human race, those that survived were those that ran to the high ground or happened to be living on high ground to begin with. The floods came so quick that all of California, and the west coast were covered in salt-water in less than a week. The same fate became the East coast of the North American continent and it flooded across all the states until it reached the high peaks of the Adirondacks Mountains.
The only humans known to survive were a group of Old World Christians on a religious retreat at Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Mountains, and a group of Old World Jewish Community Members who were vacationing in the Sierras with RVs. Neither community knew that the other had survived until months after the disaster. In the year 5660 religions had changed to a new order of spiritual life. The World Corporate Order discouraged religions to be practiced. The emphasis was on giving everything to the controlling Corporations of the World and religions got in the way. Many religions centuries old had begun to die out from the persecution, and threat of arrest by the World Corporate Order. The original Christian movement that survived 56 thousand years was now called the Old World Christian movement. Likewise, the various Jewish sects were called the Old World Jewish religion. In many ways religion had been replaced by the corporate order, and Nationalism within new corporate boundaries that had formed over the past few centuries (30th century to 50th century AD). Buddhism, Muslims, Hindu, and many other religions suffered the same fate as the Old World Christians and the Old World Jewish sects and were reduced in size
and popularity and were considered illegal to practice. They had all become secret religions that were not approved by the Corporate Order of the 57the Century. The Corporate Order frowned on the free worship of any religion in the year 5660. The old world religions met in secret and kept their membership closed, and in secret for fear of Corporate punishment by the Corporate Order of Earth, which controlled all of the countries of the world.
The date was September 4, 3550AD. It was in the middle of the day that the first emergency broadcast was sent out by virtual beam, old-fashioned radio waves, short wave radio and virtual television. EMERGENCY, this is not a drill, REPEAT EMERGENCY…attention all citizens of the Corporate World Order. This is an EMERGENCY. Our scientists have determined that a comet is about to collide with Earth in about 48 hours. DO NOT PANIC. Try if possible to head to high ground above 5 or 6,000 feet above sea level. Go to the mountains in you region if possible. Leave now and do not delay. “ End of Broadcast.
For the 48 hours every anti-gravity vehicle (AGV) or transportation device were headed toward the closest mountains in every country and corporate domain in the world. Venues were blocked for hundreds of miles as millions upon millions of people of the Earth fled to high ground to avoid the impact of severe flooding.
In the quiet Sierra Mountains in northern California near Lake Tahoe there was a group of forty or so, “Old World Christians,” on a religious retreat. Pastor Swift a short chubby man with a balding crown was just finishing a lesson on the 23rd Psalm about “how the Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want…” As the small group walked toward their cabins one of the young boys named Cecil came running toward Pastor Swift. “Pastor Swift, Pastor Swift, there is an emergency warning being transmitted. You need to come quick, the young boy exclaimed. “Alright, alright everything is fine. It is probably a fire emergency being broadcast. I will be right there,” said Pastor Swift. As he approached his cabin there were several people standing outside with long looks on their faces. Something big was up, and Pastor Swift could not tell what the emergency was going to be. As he entered his cabin a virtual broadcast was loud and clear…a Comet was going to hit the Earth in less than 48 hours.” Oh My God,” Pastor Swift exclaimed. “Johnny run and get Colonel Jim Shepherd and have him meet me here as soon as possible,” Pastor Swift shouted. A few minutes later, retired Colonel James Shepherd a tall man with a military style crew cut and a long grey mustache appeared at Pastor Swift’s cabin. “Jim, as you may have heard but we have a major emergency on our hands. I have just been informed that a comet is about to collide with the Earth in less than 48 hours. There is a strong possibility of flooding especially if it lands in one of the oceans or the north or South Pole. We need to get to high ground fast before others do, and stake out or claim to land higher than 7,000 feet above sea level. We know Donner’s Pass is 8,700 feet above sea level, and that is just down the road from here. I suggest we head for North Star Mountain which is just above Donner’s Pass and close enough to get there quickly,” said Pastor Swift. “I am not a military man , nor do I pretend to know how to handle this emergency, so I am putting you in charge of our group and it’s survival,” Pastor Swift exclaimed. “I will ring the emergency bell and have everyone assemble immediately,” said Pastor Swift. “OK Jim, I will take charge and get us safely to
high ground by the end of this day, said Colonel Shepherd. A million questions when though Colonel Shepherd’s mind at the moment but he suppressed these
The bell rang loudly again and again and everyone knowing it must be some sort of emergency assembled quickly in front of Pastor Swift’s cabin. “Brothers and Sisters, we have limited time and a major life threatening emergency has developed both here and world-wide. A comet is about to collide with the Earth in 48 hours. There was a hushed silence for almost a minute and then women began to cry and men were cursing under their breath. “Retired Colonel Jim Shepherd is going to organize our evacuation to higher ground immediately. I want you to listen to him carefully; he will be in charge of everything. Remember what I said in the bible study group, “The Lord is our Shepherd, and we shall not want,” paraphrased Pastor Swift. “Alright everyone keep calm. This is what I want you to do. Return to your cabins, and stock up your AGVs with all the food you have. Remember to pack blankets, and any survival equipment like light sources, batteries, solar energy collectors, water, medicine, axes, old weapons, knives, and any ham radios, or battery or sun operated radios,” shouted the Colonel to the group. “Are there any questions? “ he asked. No one asked any questions. There were some women crying softly from fear in the crowd but no one spoke out loud. They all walked away rapidly to their cabins, and began to gather all they could pack their AGVs with and still be able to have the vehicle move along the ground. “Come back here with your AGV’s loaded within two hours and we will assemble in front of the mess hall, “ shouted the Colonel to the group as they departed.
Two hours later all of the Old World Christians had assembled with their AGVs fully loaded down with everything they could take. Colonel Shepherd addressed the group again. “Brothers and Sisters, Pastor Swift will lead us in prayer, but first I want to tell you where we are going. We are headed to North Star Mountain, above Donner’s pass, down the road from here. I will personally lead the group in my AGV, and everyone will follow in a single line. When we get to the site we will begin to organize an encampment to survive the comet collision with the Earth.” “Pastor Swift if you will,” the Colonel said. “Let us pray. Dear Lord guide over and protect us and all the humans and animals of the world during this apocalypse with a comet. Guide us on our way to North Star Mountain and keep us safe and secure from the possible flooding. We ask this all in Jesus’ name. Amen.” “Amen,” the group responded.
All the AGVs were started up and the trek to North Star Mountain began in a long single line of about 40 vehicles. An hour later they had arrived at the base of North Star Mountain and began to climb the open trails up the mountain. Anti gravity vehicles were made to follow a magnetic line embedded in the road and usually ran on solar power or an electric grid. Once the vehicles went off the road they were useless. They could not travel over the ground or rocks and leaves. Everyone had to put their supplies on their back or pull them on makeshift drags.