Prepped and the Bible

Prepped and the Bible

Being prepared from a Christian standpoint sometimes creates a bit of a problem. Some think that these are end time events and that we will all be taken away before anything really bad happens to us or our loved ones. Since the Bible is pretty clear that we don’t know exactly when we are leaving, it would be wise to be prepared. The Old Testament Joseph was able to save his family (and the Egyptians) during a lengthy famine (Genesis 41) because he had led them in storing back food while it was plentiful.  If you think that shortages couldn’t really occur in this land of plenty…try and buy some ammunition right now. To be prepared is not a lack of faith, it is a way to show Biblical wisdom.

From the pulpit I really can’t always warn people about the things that are going on around us, lest I be accused of being too “political”. On a forum such as this I can’t always warn about spiritual things, lest I be accused of being too “religious”. Whatever your personal belief system is, the Bible has proven itself to be remarkably accurate. And a belief in God (not a denomination) was the very foundation upon which this nation was founded. George Washinton said, It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.

At some point in your life you will begin to develop your world view. It will be the filter by which you interpret the events that occur around you. Let us use the regulation of firearms, including the outright ban of some types for an example. One person’s view might be that our government officials are just trying to keep us all safe and sound. If something dangerous should occur, the government will come rushing in to protect us and the ones we love. Another view is that we are being disarmed for whatever reason and that each individual is responsible for the protection of his home and loved ones. I can’t really say which one is absolutely true, but I do know for a fact that the response time for emergency response is not fast enough. There just simply isn’t enough resources for them to be there when you are in danger. This applies from a criminal intruder to a tornado…you need to be able to hold down the fort until the cavalry arrives. I hope I never have to read anyone a Chapter from the Book of Glock, but I am responsible to protect those in my care. I don’t think turning the other cheek applies to a meth zombie coming into my house to harm my wife and children.

Ultimately you will have to decide how seriously to take what is happening in the world around you. Many will ignore it and say that it will all work out fine. Many will assume that big brother will arrive just in time and keep you safe. I certainly hope you are right, because if not…you and your loved ones will have to live with your decisions.  1 Timothy 5:8 says “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those in his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”

Shalom…Rev. Nehemia


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