Have you seen “Doomsday Preppers” on the National Geographic channel ?
What do you think of the show ?
Even the most optimistic person has a hard time defending a “brighter” future… while it is true that technology is advancing at an almost unbelievable pace…. conditions on the planet are deteriorating continuously…. and have been doing so for quite some time.
The number of persons who believe that a doomsday is coming to planet earth continues to increase… and yet, this was predicted thousands of years ago !
“Preppers” are guilty of two great sins….
1. Jesus said, “Be, therefore, not anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is its own evil” (Matthew 6:34)
At the root of prepping is SELFISHNESS….. a desire to ensure your comfort and survival (even at the expense of others)…. and a lack of TRUST in GOD to take care of your future needs…. (Luke 12:18 – 22)
2. Your present LIFE is WASTED in USELESS activity….. prepping for an uncertain future of your flesh…. when we are commanded by God to use our time for His purposes…. worship, praise, thankfulness, love and good works towards others….. and amazingly, even in the midst of Doomsday (whenever it comes) we are to serve the LORD with JOY and come before His presence with thanksgiving and singing.
“Make joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness, come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD, HE IS GOD, it is HE who hath made us and not we ourselves. We are his people and the sheep of his pasture. Enter…. with thanksgiving….. with praise …. be thankful unto him and bless his name. For the LORD IS GOOD…. his mercy is everlasting and his truth endureth…” (Psalm 100)
Individually, we can do little about the circumstances in which we find ourselves….. the man-made disasters of global pollution, war, economic collapse …… the geological disasters of hurricanes, earthquakes and tidal waves….. but if we KNOW Jesus personally then we find the FAITH to TRUST in Him in whatever situation we find ourselves.
Even when it comes our time to DIE…. whether by natural disaster, man-made disaster, accident or illness…. we need to know that it does not have to be the “worst thing that could possibly happen”….. the worst thing that could possibly happen is dying ALONE without the presence of Jesus Christ.
How real is the presence of GOD to you right now ? Is He your friend or enemy ?
EVERYBODY dies….. it’s just a question of when….. so why will you spend your entire life just trying to pretend that it will never happen to you ?
The absolute BEST PREPARATION that you can make for DOOMSDAY is a personal FRIENDSHIP with Jesus Christ, who has said “I will never leave you or forsake you” ….(Deuteronomy 31:6, Hebrew 13:5, Matthew 28:20) and “Heaven and earth will pass away, but MY WORDS will not pass away”… (Matthew 24:35, Luke 21:33)
It’s really stupid to refuse such an offer….. an offer of FRIENDSHIP with the ONE who is ALL POWERFUL…. the ALLMIGHTY….. and yet people spurn His friendship all the time….. and then prefer to stockpile food and weapons hoping to prolong their “life”…… for HOW LONG ? …….. and towards WHAT END ?