Doomsday?

Posted: May 26, 2014 in bible, christianity, faith, prophecy
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This blog called Prophecy for Today is one that specializes in bible prophecy.  I do not believe in just spewing doomsday dogma at people on the Internet.  Over the past year it has been amazing to me to find support as well as opposition.  Most of the opposition I have been given has been people who do not believe in the authority of the bible.  I always find it very interesting when they comment or try to get a rise out of me.

I am not a doomsday prepper.  I also do not endorse people running for the hills and isolating themselves in fear of what may happen to this world.  Jesus said in Luke’s Gospel, “For whosever desires to save his life will lose it, but whosever loses his life for My sake will save it.  For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world and is himself destroyed or lost?” (9:24-25).  The very thing preppers attempt to do is hold on or protect their life.  As Jesus said it is the very thing they will lose.  It is not wrong to work hard and make money and have nice things.  But if that is all we live for then it is pointless, because we gain everything then when we die we lose it all.  Or the stock market crashes and then we lose it all.  Instead of wasting time prepping we should be using that time that God gives us to share the truth of what Jesus did for the world (1 John 2:2).

Jesus came to earth to give humanity hope through faith in Him.  John 3:16, “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  Another way to say the word “begotten” is only.  The emphasis is on the fact that Jesus was God’s only Son.

I do not believe in prepping or storing canned goods.  I believe in a Holy, loving, gracious, and Just God.  Throughout the bible whenever God judged the world or nations, He always provided a way of escape.  He did this during the flood in Genesis 6 then with Moses in Egypt.  God has a plan and though I may not understand it completely I know that He will take of His people.  We have to walk by Faith and not by sight (2 Cor. 5:7).  Believe in Jesus for eternal life (John 6:47).

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Comments
  1. Morgan says:

    The Preparations we ought to be making are within us, not outward. I agree 🙂 great post!

  2. Kathy says:

    I like your post and it made me think, but I also feel it sends the wrong message that prepping is unnecessary or egotistical. I realize you’re referring to an “end of the world” scenario, but being prepared for the unexpected is not a foolish thing. People lose their jobs. Natural disasters strike all of the time. Prime example: Last year we went 7 days w/out power…and I was very thankful for all of my prepping! Not only was I able to care for my family, I was able to help neighbors and their children as well. I was grateful it was only a week though! Imagine not having a job for a month or more and wondering how you’re going to feed your kids? I don’t know about you, but I have no desire to rely on FEMA or our government in a time of crisis.

    My 2 cents: We all could stand at least a little bit of prepping – if for nothing more than the peace of mind it offers. The rest I leave in God’s capable hands…

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