One Popular Method of NOT Preparing for the End Times

While listening to a discussion this past week, a thought was voiced in a LOUD manner by one of the ones engaged in the discussion.

Upon reflection, it was decided that this thought was NOT novel.

IN FACT, this thought seems to be a fairly common one.

The discussion was about what to do if one finds oneself in the midst of a HUGE power outage: something along the lines of the entire electrical power grid shutting down for a significant length of time for ANY reason.

“That’s not something I’m going to talk about!  That’s all that people want to talk about.  Well,  I won’t waste one minute thinking about it!”

This person had made the decision to address a possible future problem by NOT addressing it.

And, the listener had to admit, this was NOT the first time he had heard the line of reasoning: “I’m not going to think about it until it happens–IF it happens.”

NOW, this may be a perfectly sound judgment for those who have placed their faith in God and His Son, Jesus Christ, and so have committed their futures to the Creator.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,  Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”
–1PETER 1:3-5

“And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.”
–Psalm 9:10

“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”
–Colossians 3:1-2

BUT what about those who have placed their trust and hope for the future in MAN and the schemes of man (mostly, government)?

A few years ago, one lady expressed complete confidence about the future–as long as her radio worked(!)

“I’ll just turn the radio on and the government will know what’s going on.  They’ll tell me what I have to do.”

Even the PREPPERS do a more thorough job of preparing for an uncertain future–and preppers almost ALL prepare PHYSICALLY for what’s coming.

BASICALLY, it seems that there exists a sizable group of people who are

1- Confident about what the future holds because they do NOT think of any unpleasantries which may occur; and,

2- Confident about what the future might hold because they are certain that others–who job it is to concern themselves with such affairs–are ‘on it’ and have better preparations already figured out.

This group of people essentially prepare for the future by NOT preparing in ANY way–either physically OR spiritually OR otherwise.

They just don’t think about it.

Which works FINE–as long as NO unforeseen difficulties arise.

WHAT does the reader think of such thoughts?

DOES the reader believe that problems will be solved or ‘go away’ because one doesn’t think of them?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) 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 OF JESUS CHRIST

“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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 18, 2021.]

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