Should Christians be preppers?

| November 27, 2013 |

Should christians be preppers

Sometimes in my church when the subject of prepping comes up people kinda look at me funny. Many Christians think prepping is unnecessary if not an outright sin.

So should a Christian prep or not?

There are two arguments I hear all the time the first is I will be raptured so I don’t have anything to worry about. The second is God will take care of me. Let’s look at the arguments.

The Rapture

Regardless of what you believe about the rapture, prepping is not about the great tribulation. Sure some people are prepping to survive the great tribulation, but there is plenty to try to survive leading up to it.

In Luke 21 Jesus is talking about end-times and tells us “”Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, 11a nd there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.”

This is not the Great tribulation he is talking about; it is everyday life leading up to it.

I find the word “terror” in verse 11 especially interesting since the Greek word literally means “that which strikes terror” (terrorism?).

Lots of things here to prepare for.

God will take care of me

Think of it this way: A Christian man is in a flood and prays for God to deliver him. The water rises and a rescue team in a boat comes by. The man refuses to go because he has faith God will rescue him. The water keeps rising and the boat comes back…the man refuses again stating his faith that God will rescue him. Finally the water is up to the rooftop and a helicopter comes to get the man…again he refuses to go since he has faith.

The man drowns and stands before the Lord. He says God I had faith you would rescue me and you let me die. God says “you fool, I sent two boats and a helicopter and you refused the help”.

Proverbs 6:6 says “Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise”

Wise Christians prepare in season.

I Thessalonians 4:11-12“ And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.”

Do your own business and work with your hands is what God tells us how to lack for nothing.

Category: Mental Preperation, Survival Guides

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  1. It’s funny because I found your site because I am talking to my wife’s brother who is into the rapture argument and their sister who believes that God will take care of her. One of the verses I am using to speak to her is Luke 4:12 where Jesus says ‘do not put The Lord thy God to little tests’. I agree with everything you write above. It seems like common sense.
    I won’t be able to check my email for about a week.

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