Some Problems With Prepping For the End Times

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Survivalism/prepping is a popular topic these days–and, to judge by the amount of time and money devoted to the topic, getting more popular by the minute.

HOWEVER, WHERE THE END TIMES ARE CONCERNED, there seems to be a great many problems, holes and contradictions in the philosophy of those whose highest value is “Always be [physically] prepared.”

A few thoughts on the subject follow.

1- Biblically speaking, prepping is the antithesis of what God’s Word recommends.

“He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool”
–Proverbs 28:26

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
–Proverbs 3:5

“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”
–Psalm 118:8

But preppers do not put their trust in the LORD: they put their trust in themselves; they trust in the words of other men; they trust in the things of this world. This is a particularly odd situation when referring to the group known as “Christian preppers.”

OF COURSE, “Christian prepper” is a contradiction in terms: one can either be a Christian or one can be a prepper.

One cannot be both.

Prepper or Christian: Make Your Choice

Trust in man and the things of this world are strong among the church folk–which makes sense if one knows that the churches are NOT what they represent themselves to be.

Satan Has Counterfeited the Christian Church

2- During a conversation with a prepper, the question arose “Why do you have two electric freezers full of food? Won’t electricity be a thing of the past in a true end-of-the-world scenario?”

The answer given was “But I have empty canning jars and propane gas.  If the electricity disappears, I’ll just can all of the food (mostly meat and meat products) in the freezers.”

This begged the question, “You do not trust the government to turn on electricity (or at least to be able to provide electricity). Why do you trust the government to tell you when the electric will no longer be available?”

In other words, regardless of how much propane and empty canning jars, there may not be TIME to can before the meat spoils.

3- One of the things which made much prepping seem so surreal: the end times scenarios they prepared for did not seem realistic.

For instance, some have stashed away large quantities of money, jewelry, gold and other valuables. Is it fair to ask, what gives valuables their value? With no authority of any kind, who exactly will be decreeing that the items stashed have any worth?

Still others always make it a point to include (among their prized possessions) their cellphones, laptops and (sometimes) elaborate schemes for charging these devices.

Will a world without basics (which preppers store away) include the Internet?

4- The basic premise of most prepping seems to be “Us against Them.” (Us being those with goods and Them being those who want said goods; many times, from Us.) This is balanced by constant reminders to “Build a network of people you can trust.

What happens when those in the network run low on essentials?

In a world where things are king, there doesn’t seem to be much room for sentimentality or altruism.

5- Many preppers appear to be very focused on making lists.

Lists of all kinds, but mostly lists of various items they want to store away.

They never tire of making lists–which gives them something to do, but does it really accomplish anything?

At what point does the quantity of items stored become too cumbersome?

6- Preparing for disaster is claimed to bring “peace of mind.

But does it?

Are preppers a harmoniously tranquil subset of humanity because they have X amount of freeze-dried food buried in the woods?

Perhaps an endless fascination with acquiring THINGS produces a temporary calming effect. But, there is a focus/obsession with the things which one will supposedly have available.

Is it enough?

Is it the right type?

What will happen when it runs out?

From a long, long experience with those who prep, it seems that more questions are raised then answered.

It also seems that preppers create more nagging worries for themselves and their families than long-term peace and harmony.

7- Again, the basis of peace of mind and survival is God Almighty and His Son, Jesus Christ.

Although this is not by any means a popular outlook, it is one which has been tried over the centuries and found to be effective in all sorts of disasters.

It is too bad that many will suffer because they have put their faith in the things of this world than in God Almighty.

But that is usually the way things happen.

It is certainly what the Bible predicts.

“And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.”

“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”
–Revelation 6:12-17


Is the reader focused on surviving future calamities by putting his trust in the things of this world?

It is not yet too late: there is still time to repent, place your faith for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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