[A preparedness article for Christians, other religions, and atheists]
Through my seminars and interactions with the preparedness community, I’ve stumbled upon several individuals who identify themselves as Christians, are aware of the continual decline of society, and are not preparing. Ebola, border breakdowns, economic turmoil, civil wars, Fukoshima radiation, the new cold war with Russia…Although the world is crumbling at our feet, these individuals acknowledge it but refuse to prepare as they feel they will be saved through Christ’s Pre-Tribulation Rapture. You are all foolish…
Anderson does not refute that there will be a rapture, however he says we must all endure the 7 year tribulation. His reasons for why the rapture will take place afterwards? He refers to the following verses:
Matthew Chapter 24 verses 29-31
I was raised Catholic all my life, but the stringency and corruption of the church led me to be agnostic for some time. I still believe in Christ, however I am hesitant of “the Church”. For Christians reading this, I believe that if God does save you, he will save your soul if you abide by his will. However, who said that your body or the body of your friends and family will be spared as well?
What makes us think that our generation is so superior? That millions have died in holocausts, wars, famine, and disease but we feel we will be spared…
What makes us think that Americans within this generation will be spared when devote Christians all across the world are dying on behalf of their faith?
- In North Korea, several Christians would not deny their faith and “were bound hand and foot and made to lie down in front of a steamroller.”
- In the Middle East, devout Christians are refusing to covert to Islam and defend their Christian faith. They are all being beheaded or killed.
Are these not devout Christians? They are willingly dying for supporting their faith . Did God Rapture their bodies? Absolutely not! However, I do believe that he has saved their souls.
Do you think a majority of Church going Americans would defend their Christian faith if they were threatened with beheading? I would hardly think so as we have not experienced the type of suffering that these other nations’ people have gone through. When you have gone through hell (like living in North Korea), your faith means so much more. THAT is why people must go through the tribulation.
When was preparedness every frowned upon in the bible? Joseph told the Pharaoh to prepare as there would be 7 years of famine. Noah was told to prepare the Ark. I’m sure there are many other examples, but some Christians that refuse to prepare almost see it as an act of defying their faith (not trusting that God will save their bodies).
So for Christians, other faithful religious believers, or even athiests
Start preparing for you, your family and friends. There are so many events occurring around the world, and at such an expedient pace, that I find it hard not to believe that there is biblical significance.
However, even if you do not believe in the bible, are you prepared to enter into a world that will ravage your family and friends without any preparations? Knowing that you could have done something more if you had just stopped being so apathetic.