10 Reasons It’s Completely Biblical for a Christian to Be a Prepper
A huge area of controversy in prepping today is whether Christians should be preppers. While many are quick to wag their finger at those that do, asserting that preparedness represents a failure to trust God to meet our future needs, this is actually not a biblical response. The truth is that prepping can be a Christian activity—one that glorifies God. However, it can also be sinfully abused and misused. In this article, we will provide ten reasons why we believe the Bible teaches that a Christian can be a prepper—when handled with the right heart and motivation.
The question of whether to prep or not to prep as a Christian is a legitimate one. Unfortunately, there is no simple, direct piece of Scripture we can read to find the answer—it is a bit more nuanced than that.
Whenever we have a nuanced biblical question, we should be cautious not to become overly dogmatic in our opinions. Quite frequently, when we do so, our response becomes more about our own human opinion (often influenced by pride and self-righteousness) and less about Christ and the Spirit.
Below, we are going to present our take on this question. Again, there is no easy answer—I encourage you to take your unique situation to God in prayer and ask for His guidance. However, while I cannot dogmatically assert that every believer should be prepping, I do find that there is plenty of support in God’s Word—both direct and indirect—indicating that a believer can be a prepper.
It is absolutely biblical to prepare yourself and your family for the future when God provides you with the opportunity to do so—spiritually and physically.
Before we get into the list, it is absolutely necessary to disclose a critically important caveat regarding this discussion.
Christian prepping is all about focus, faith, and stewardship. Unlike secular prepping, the believer should never place their faith in their preps. Our faith and focus should always remain on Christ—prepping is merely a managerial tool we can utilize to be a good steward of God’s blessings and minister to others in times of need. It is a way to lead, care for, provide for, and protect our family—under the lordship of Christ.
As such, this is why I specifically use the qualifier “can” (rather than “should” or “must”) when it comes to prepping as a Christian! We’ll discuss this concept in more detail as we progress through the ten reasons why appropriate prepping is biblical.
Having briefly established the fundamental parameters for Christian prepping, let’s get into this and start the list…
#1 The Genesis Mandate Supports Christian Prepping
The first reason prepping as a Christian is biblically permissible is that it is consistent with the Genesis mandate.
In Genesis, God declares:
“Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth” (Genesis 1:28, NKJV).
God reinforces this in chapter two when He declares: “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it” (Genesis 2:15).
The mandate that God gave man was to manage the world He has given us—to be good stewards of it. The overall theme of the Bible can be summed up as man reigning on planet earth through a right relationship with God. That’s where we started… and that’s where we’ll finish at His triumphant return!
This mandate includes two critical components: (1) having a right relationship with God and (2) appropriately reigning over our world.
The second component (the focus of this article) requires both understanding our world and applying wisdom to its management. In today’s post-Diluvian (post-Flood) world, this means pro-actively managing (1) the seasonality of our environment and (2) the risk of natural disasters and threats.
In order to be good stewards, we must plan and prepare (aka prep) during good times for the off seasons and inevitable bad times. After all, that’s what good managers, leaders, and servants of Christ do.
If we know it is inevitable that challenging times will come, then we should not ignore this and test God’s ability and willingness to physically save us when they come—especially when our “faith” is really tied to the inconvenience and cost of being prepared.
Can God physically save us if we are unprepared?
Absolutely! But we also have a responsibility to be good and wise stewards—stewards who both understand the seasons and are prepared (in faith) for times of trouble. Good and faithful servants seek to mitigate risk through the power and wisdom of Christ.
As Christians, we are training in this life to reign with Christ in His coming kingdom. We should approach our life, family, and community from this perspective—one that recognizes and embraces a kingly responsibility (under Christ) to care for and shepherd our flock… no matter how small or how large that flock may be.
Shepherding necessarily involves ensuring that the flock is prepared for and protected from potential risks—spiritually and physically.
#2 Joseph’s Action in Egypt Supports Christian Prepping
The second biblical support for Christian prepping is the action of Joseph in Egypt.
We all know the story of Joseph and how he was betrayed by his brothers and sold into slavery. He ended up in Egypt, where God blessed him. In Egypt, he became a powerful aid to the Pharaoh. Now the Pharaoh had a dream and asked Joseph to interpret it for him.
Joseph informed the Pharaoh that God was declaring to him that Egypt would have seven years of great abundance, followed by seven years of severe famine. As such, Joseph counseled the Pharaoh:
“Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance. They should collect all the food of these good years that are coming and store up the grain under the authority of Pharaoh, to be kept in the cities for food. This food should be held in reserve for the country, to be used during the seven years of famine that will come upon Egypt, so that the country may not be ruined by the famine.” (Genesis 41:34-36)
The Pharaoh agreed with Joseph and entrusted him to manage things:
“During the seven years of abundance the land produced plentifully. Joseph collected all the food produced in those seven years of abundance in Egypt and stored it in the cities. In each city he put the food grown in the fields surrounding it. Joseph stored up huge quantities of grain, like the sand of the sea; it was so much that he stopped keeping records because it was beyond measure.” (Genesis 41:47-49)
What was the result of Joseph’s godly stewardship?
God tells us when we read:
“When the famine had spread over the whole country, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe throughout Egypt. And all the world came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe everywhere.” (Genesis 41:56-57)
As a result of Joseph’s prepping, God was glorified and not only were many lives saved in Egypt but around the world.
God can and does use believers who—in faith—prepare for tough times ahead. They can not only provide assistance to themselves but to others as well during hard times—enabling them to be God’s hands to minister to those in need.
#3 Prepping Is a Manifestation of Godly Wisdom
The third reason prepping is a biblically approved activity is that it represents a manifestation of godly wisdom.
In the Book of Proverbs, God declares that prepping is a wise and responsible behavior:
- “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest” (Proverbs 6:6-8).
- “He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son” (Proverbs 10:5).
- “The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down” (Proverbs 21:20).
- “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty” (Proverbs 22:3).
In today’s modern world, we have lost our sense of and connection to an agricultural life. When we need food, we simply run to the grocery store and expect there to be food on the shelves. However, this convenience causes us to forget the reality behind those shelves—we must gather crops to fill them.
And, when we gather crops, those provisions must get us through the rest of the year—they must be stored in preparation for the winter. Thus, it is perfectly natural to store provisions. It is a godly and wise thing to do—we would all starve if we didn’t.
The reality (one many chose to ignore) is that every grocery store and distribution center is a prepping warehouse. The only difference between this “corporate” (or societal) prepping and a family that preps by creating their own stores is the level at which it is done. It is no different than the family farmer who has a grain silo or bails hay for the winter.
Again, we all are preppers. Most just depend on business to do it for us (aka the grocery store). On the other hand, some still prep for themselves at the family level. After all, what happens when the shelves are bare at the grocery stores? We saw that very thing to some degree this past spring.
We are going to talk a lot about hypocrisy as we move forward. However, this is just the first example of it. Those very people who wag their finger at believers who prep are—themselves—preppers! They are merely shirking their personal responsibility and depending on others to do it for them.
The truth is that they aren’t “trusting” God to provide for them in times of trouble. Rather, they are “trusting” the commercial farms, distribution centers, and grocery stores to prep and provide for them. And we saw the angst and anger they manifested when that trust was broken by chaos, massive lines, and empty shelves.
I would posit that a great many “Christians” who belittled preppers for a supposed lack of faith—when they faced the reality of food scarcity this past spring—manifested little true faith themselves. Rather, they resorted to a carnal spirit of fighting over items and desperately searching online to find what they needed… not rejoicing in a spirit of peace and praising God that He would provide for them.
Ironically (or is it), those who had prepared for difficult times were able to enjoy peace in the midst of the storm and thank God for providing for them. Their faithful stewardship over the years was rewarded by God.
#4 King Solomon Advocates for Godly Prepping
The fourth biblical support for prepping is that King Solomon advocates for it.
In Ecclesiastes, King Solomon provides wisdom regarding the meaning and purpose of life. He writes:
“Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight; you do not know what disaster may come upon the land” (Ecclesiastes 11:2).
In essence, Solomon was advocating for both diversification and preparation. He declares that we don’t know what “disaster” may hit us in the future. Therefore, we should anticipate adversity and prepare ourselves for it—both by investing and diversifying. Why? So that we may find success—even when those disasters hit.
Notice, Solomon doesn’t say put all your eggs in one basket and God will guarantee nothing bad will happen.
Nor does he say don’t invest—blow all your money and just passively expect God to reward you.
Nor does he say to trust in the government (or your local grocery store) to provide you with security.
No, Solomon—inspired by God Almighty—tells us to take a portion of God’s blessings and invest it in our future… and to diversify that investment because we don’t know which ones God will bless and which ones will be impacted by disasters and misfortune.
This logic and wisdom can and should be applied to all types of prepping—not just financial.
Thus, it is entirely biblical to prepare for future “disasters” and to diversify those preps.
#5 The Biblical Role of the Family Necessitates a Degree of Prepping
The family is the fundamental building block for God. Everything else—including government and church—is built upon that foundation. As such, God’s intended role for and function of the family is consistent with godly prepping.
Do we expect our government to be prepared for hard times and disasters?
Of course we do! We expect it to have stockpiles of resources and the appropriate means to deliver those resources (e.g., FEMA and the National Guard) to those in need during an emergency.
How about the church?
Again, of course we do! We expect our church families to maintain resources to minister to those in need. For example, operating food banks, soup kitchens, and clothing drives. In fact, as Christians, we believe it is primarily the responsibility of churches (and other nonprofits) to minister to those in need rather than the government—meaning voluntary rather than forced (or coerced) charity.
Now, if this is the case, then how much more should we expect the family unit to prepare?
Again, the family unit is the foundation, core building block, and model for all other institutions. If we expect our government and churches to prepare, then we should expect our families to do the same. In fact, they should be leading the way and setting the example.
If we believe government and the church have a degree of responsibility to be prepared, then we are hypocrites if we do not recognize that the same responsibility exists at the family level.
#6 James’ View of Faith & Works Supports Christian Prepping
The Book of James is one of the most misunderstood books of the Bible. It is frequently misinterpreted and misapplied to argue for a works-based salvation. While this is outside of the scope of this article, it is important to understand that one of the key things James makes clear is that works are important—not for spiritual (eternal) salvation but, rather, for temporal (physical) salvation.
I like to refer to this epistle as where “the rubber meets the road.” The book is written from a decidedly practical rather than purely theoretical perspective.
James asserts two important prepping-related points:
- “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:17). God answers prayers and blesses us. However, there are lots of ways He does so—all of which come from Him.
- “Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?” (James 2:15-16).
If you were to find yourself in a disaster and without food, would it make a difference if God provided for your need through a neighbor’s prepping pantry, a church’s food bank, or governmental disaster relief efforts?
Of course not! All of these would be an answer to prayer, and all would represent a “good and perfect gift from above.”
James’ point is that we live in a physical world. Those who sit back on their pharisaical thrones of self-righteousness and declare that theoretical, passive faith is the preferred way by which God moves are foolish. Rather, James emphasizes that God can and does move through His people—people actively living their faith!
Outside of salvation, our walk with Him (discipleship) is a two-way road. Our faith is always in Christ; however, we demonstrate that faith through our walk—our actions. It is those actions that serve as God’s hands to bless and minister to real, broken people in a real, physical world.
Can He rain-down manna from heaven again?
Yes, you bet He can. However, He is far more likely to meet the needs of hurting people through the actions of His followers.
By being a family that preps, we allow ourselves to be used by Him to not only potentially “save” (in a temporal and physical sense) ourselves but to also minister to others in need. All of which is a “good and perfect gift from above!”
The Apostle John echoes this when he writes:
“If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?” (1 John 3:17).
John clearly teaches that material possessions are not “evil” or “ungodly.” Having preps (e.g., food stores, medical supplies, sanitation supplies, water, etc.) are simply material possessions. They are not immoral, nor do they demonstrate a lack of faith in God—they are a blessing from God that we have a divine responsibility to manage.
Rather, like James, he teaches that, from the perspective of God, the value of these possessions lies in how we use them. If we use them to meet the needs of people—whether a family member, neighbor, or stranger, then they provide us with an opportunity to share the love of God (ministry)… in addition to being a pathway for Him to answer prayers and bless people.
Finally, the Apostle Paul notes: “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come” (1 Timothy 4:8).
In other words, Paul is acknowledging that there is value in physical training (prepping) for this present life. Of course, godliness (spiritual preparedness) has far more value for not only this present life but for the life to come! However, this does not negate the value of physical preparedness.
If you are hoarding for the sake of hoarding; if you are trusting in your preps rather than in Christ to save and provide for you, then you are not engaged in biblical prepping. However, that does not negate the fact that biblical prepping exists. Again, it’s all about your focus and faith. If you see your preps as a blessing from God and a future opportunity to minister to your family and others, then your prepping is entirely biblical.
Prepping is a practical—not theoretical—manifestation of faith. It is an active expression of your walk with and faith in Christ that reflects both an understanding that hard times (storms) will come and an anticipatory willingness to be positioned in such a way as to be capable of being His hands in ministering to others when they do.
#7 Hypocrisy—Financial Prepping
I would argue that those who wag their finger at “Christian” preppers are guilty of massive hypocrisy in that they are more than likely engaged in other types of prepping themselves—most notably, financial prepping.
Prepping is either biblical or not—we cannot dissect it into areas we deem “approved” and those that are not. If, as those opposed to “Christian” prepping argue, preparing for future needs demonstrates a lack of faith in Christ to supply those needs, then all such behaviors—regardless of type—are wrong.
However, you would be hard pressed to find anyone who condemns prepping as unbiblical that is not engaged in their own financial prepping. Whether it is 401Ks, IRAs, investment accounts, CDs, tax-advantaged accounts, trusts, bonds, savings accounts, precious metals, real estate, emergency funds, rainy-day funds, and/or a virtual cornucopia of other investment vehicles, the vast majority of Christians in America are engaged to some degree in financial prepping—preparing for their anticipated future financial needs (e.g., retirement or crisis).
One of the most well-known Christian radio programs is that of Dave Ramsey. His radio program reaches a combined 16 million listeners every week and is directly focused on teaching (ministering to) Christians on how to manage their finances and be prepared for the future. Just to provide one example, Dave asserts on his website:
“Every unplanned expense does not have to be a crisis. Imagine if you had $1,000 cash in your hand, ready to pay for that unexpected event. Most people are able to save $1,000 in just a month. You can do it. Turn crisis into peace and start building your emergency fund today! Saving for emergencies is critical. Save $1,000 first, and then pay off your debt. After your debt is paid, save for three to six months’ worth of expenses. Saving for life’s little and larger emergencies means you’ll be ready for the unexpected.”
Folks, that is PREPPING—just financial prepping. It is no different than saying, “Imagine if you had a bag of rice in your pantry, ready to prepare and eat if there was an unexpected event.”
And Christians everywhere—even those who wag their finger at other traditional preppers—hold Dave up as an exemplary Christian and brother in Christ and embrace his biblical teaching!
Many of these very same folks live every day with an eye on the markets… devoting large efforts towards building their financial future so they can be prepared to handle emergencies and retirement.
Again, Dave Ramsey asserts:
“Saving for retirement is important no matter your age. Retirement isn’t an age. It’s a financial number. After your debt is paid off, put 15% of your gross income into tax-favored plans such as your company’s 401(k) and Roth IRAs.”
How is this any different from physical prepping?
I would argue it is no different at all.
Again, either prepping is biblical, or it is not. If it is wrong to prepare for a possible future food need, then it is equally wrong to prepare for a possible future financial need—and yet we ALL do it!
Now, obviously, I—and most Christians—absolutely believe that we should invest our money wisely in preparation for the future. To be crystal clear, I am not endorsing Dave Ramsey or his specific teachings; however, I absolutely agree with Dave that a biblical approach to personal finance is warranted—one that employs godly stewardship and seeks to mitigate risks.
However, my point is that (1) this unambiguously represents financial prepping and (2) you cannot maintain intellectual or spiritual integrity if you argue financial prepping is acceptable to God… but other forms of prepping are not. You become an utter and absolute hypocrite if you do.
Financial prepping—just like other forms of prepping—can absolutely be biblical.
Stated differently, if you can prepare financially and still remain within the will of God through faith, then you can certainly do the same with food, medical supplies, water, or any other resource God has blessed you with—not just “money.”
Again, it is all about your focus and faith. Is it on and in yourself? Or, is it on and in Christ?
Are you being your own god—depending on yourself for security and salvation? Or, are you being a good steward in a right relationship with Christ?
Prepping is not, in and of itself, good or bad. Rather, it is a matter of your heart and relationship with Christ.
Do you have life insurance, renter’s insurance, car insurance, or life insurance? If you do, then you are a prepper!
Again, nearly every Christian that condemns “prepping” maintains some form of casualty or life insurance—once again demonstrating an absurd level of hypocrisy.
The whole point of this insurance is to mitigate a crisis or disaster that could occur—one that could materially impact oneself or one’s family. In order to mitigate that potential risk, we prepare by acquiring “insurance” that will cover our future needs should they arise.
Are we, when we purchase insurance, taking our temporal, physical salvation into our own hands… not trusting in Christ through faith to provide for those future needs Himself?
Of course not! As James aptly noted (see above), all good and perfect gifts are from God—including the financial ability for us to purchase that insurance. Thus, it is actually and ultimately God (not us) that provided the money and opportunity in the first place and, if that insurance is ever needed, it is God who truly provided for us. We just made the wise decision to be good stewards of His blessings—to act responsibly in our walk with Him.
It is also entirely hypocritical for “Christians” to rail against physical types of prepping… while they themselves are actively and deeply involved in healthcare prepping.
Do you take vitamins? Do you go to the doctor? Do you have health insurance? Do you take medications? Do you work out or partake in physical exercise to maintain your health?
If you do, then you are a “health” prepper!
For those who wag their finger at preppers, why do they invest in and trust a healthcare system to take care of them and provide for their health needs? That’s not much of a model of living by “faith”?
Of course, the rational and biblical Christian understands that, again, (1) we have a responsibility to be good stewards of our body and (2) God uses others (e.g., doctors and nurses) to minister to our health needs—to be His hands.
We are all His hands in this world to minister to one another. We take vitamins, use medications, go to the doctor, and work out so that we are prepared for and can overcome health issues and crises. It is entirely biblical, and so are all forms of prepping—when conducted in a Christian manner (i.e., from a heart that is focused on and rooted in Christ).
Ask yourself, if it is proper for hospitals to be prepared to minister to us, then should our families not be prepared to handle medical emergencies—to minister to ourselves, neighbors, and strangers?
What happens if the “hospital” is no longer there or functioning effectively? Hopefully, you (or a neighbor) is prepared so that God can use them to meet your need and answer your prayer!
#10 Prepping Is Consistent with a Biblical Perspective on Storms of Life
Finally, it is important to maintain a proper view on the storms of life—a perspective that is consistent with godly prepping.
Storms are inevitable in a fallen world. These tempests can take a variety of forms, shapes, and sizes… but, regardless, they are a reality for the believer and unbeliever alike.
Christ does not promise to deliver us from storms but, rather, through storms. And maybe, just maybe, one of the ways He accomplishes that is through the Spirit guiding us (and others) to be prepared—spiritually and physically!
Again, it is not about saving ourselves. That should always be placed in the hands of the only One who can—Christ. Rather, it is about being a good steward and manifesting godly wisdom to be prepared for bad times (storms) that are reasonable to expect will come our way.
It is about—through faith—enabling ourselves and our families to be used by God as His instruments—instruments of blessings and answered prayer. It is about recognizing His blessings in our lives and investing a portion of them to develop an ability to minister to others when and if a time comes when God calls on us to do so.
Biblical Prepping Is All about Faith & Focus
Prepping is biblical and good when it is conducted within a proper relationship with Christ. We should always maintain a focus that is on and a faith that is in Him. This should include a desire and eagerness to walk in a way that demonstrates we are—in faith—good stewards of His kingdom. That we are walking in a manner that contributes in good faith to our care and the care of others… but that, ultimately, recognizes and embraces that it is all from Him, by Him, and through Him.
We can’t be His hands if we aren’t prepared—spiritually and physically.
Again, preps won’t save us (in a spiritual sense) nor will they save us from every crisis or disaster that this world may throw at us.
As the Apostle Paul expressed, I understand that my citizenship is in heaven (cf. Philippians 3:20), and I am 100% spiritually prepared to return home whenever the Lord decides it’s my time. However, in the meantime, I will use the resources He graciously provides me with to do my best to ensure that (1) my family is cared for and their future needs are met (as best as I can working from a position of faith, stewardship, and wisdom) and (2) I can effectively minister to others in their time of need when called upon by God to do so.
Do we need to build bunkers and stockpile 5-years’ worth of food?
I don’t know that that’s necessary. However, being reasonably prepared to face a crisis—and more importantly to help (minister) to others in need—is absolutely biblical.
The level to which one prepares is a matter between them and the Lord. We are each called and directed to different ministries and acts. We must each pray to God and ask the Spirit to guide our prepping plans and provide us with the wisdom to know when we are acting in good faith and as good stewards… and when we are being excessive.
If we expect our government and our churches to be prepared, should we not expect our own families to be prepared? After all, the family is the primary unit for God—a model upon which the local church family is built. The father is the priest of the family and it should function just like a church—in fact, the church should actually function just like a family. As such, our families should be prepared to minister in times of need both internally and externally.
I would argue that placing our faith and trust in other institutions to provide for our needs in an emergency is—in and of itself—unbiblical! God does not call us to be dependent on the worldly system but rather on Him and our brothers and sisters in Christ. He calls on us to be prepared to minister to the world and manifest His love.
As such, we should be good stewards of the blessings God bestows upon us and that includes setting aside a portion of those blessings (e.g., Joseph’s fifth) for those inevitable bad times—not greedily consuming it all at once like those of this world who are consumed by the “instant gratification” nature of today’s debt-leveraged, borrow from tomorrow to live like kings today world.
As we have seen in this article, there are a lot of reasons why prepping is both biblical and Christian. Specifically, we examined ten reasons that support this position:
- The Genesis Mandate Supports Christian Prepping
- Joseph’s Action in Egypt Supports Christian Prepping
- Prepping Is a Manifestation of Godly Wisdom
- King Solomon Advocates for Godly Prepping
- The Biblical Role of the Family Necessitates Prepping
- James’ View of Faith & Works Supports Christian Prepping
- Hypocrisy—Financial Prepping
- Prepping Is Consistent with a Biblical Perspective on Storms of Life
In the end, the degree to which you engage in prepping is a personal matter—one that you must seek God’s wisdom and guidance on. However, whatever degree is right for you, Scripture clearly supports that prepping is both good and has value—when conducted in an appropriate spiritual manner.
Prepping may or may not be for you—that’s fine. But you should be very wary of wagging your finger at others and condemning them as being in the “ye of little faith” camp! I’m willing to bet there is at least some area of your life in which you yourself are a prepper. Don’t manifest the spirit of a hypocrite.
Now, let’s be explicitly clear: Prepping has the potential to draw you closer to Christ—but it also has the potential to push you further away from Him!
The difference between biblical prepping (good) and sinful prepping (bad) lies not in the activity itself but, rather, in your heart—it’s all about your focus and faith.
Furthermore, no amount of preps—no matter how much you throw into them—will (1) guarantee your physical safety or (2) provide you with eternal (spiritual) salvation.
God is in absolute total control of our lives and the world. He has numbered our days, and He alone has determined when our time is up. Prepping is a means of ministry—to self, family, neighbors, church, and strangers. It is not a means of controlling our future or escaping death.
Most importantly, prepping is not a means of achieving salvation. Ultimately, you are going to die and, when you do, you will appear before God for judgment. We are all sinners—period. As sinners, we will be found guilty and sentenced to eternity in hell apart from God.
However, God—out of His infinite love for you—provided an alternative. He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the Cross in your place—to pay the penalty you rightfully owe. You have the opportunity in this life to claim that option—that free gift of love.
That’s salvation—and it only comes one way: through faith alone, in Christ alone, by grace alone.
“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:4-9)
We are in the last of the last days. We are approaching the start of the Tribulation period—the pouring out of God’s wrath and judgment on a wicked and rebellious world. However, Christ is coming to rescue those who have believed in Him from this judgment.
God has always provided an ark or escape for His children every time He has unleashed His judgment on the wicked. Christ is our Ark… the ultimate ARK my friend! He is your escape from God’s coming wrath.
Prepping is good when conducted in a godly manner. However, your spiritual preparation is absolutely essential—don’t miss the Ark!
Please trust Christ today and then use your prepping as a means of ministering to your family and others!
Hopefully, you won’t need your preps before the Lord calls us home; however, your efforts very well may impact the lives of others left behind—serving as an answer to their prayers as they seek to find God, serve Him, and survive during the Tribulation.
Paul continued in Ephesians, writing: “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).
Perhaps, your motivation to prep is a calling from God—a good work that He will use in the future to minister to and answer the prayers of others left behind. Perhaps that will be an unsaved family member, an unsaved neighbor, or a total stranger you’ve never met.
Those who seek to condemn prepping (1) fail to have a balanced view of Scripture, (2) manifest a spirit of hypocrisy, and (3) attempt to handcuff God—to limit in their minds how He may elect to carry out His will.
Seek God first—obtain your citizenship in his spiritual kingdom through faith in Christ alone, by His grace alone. Then, seek His wisdom and guidance on how you should approach your prepping!
One Final Warning: I don’t care how bad-ass you think you are or how massive your preps are (even multi-million-dollar bunkers like Bill Gates), it is highly unlikely that you will survive the seven years of the Tribulation period (or even want to for that matter).
I encourage you to read our article Mystery Babylon—God’s Judgment on America Forthcoming? to learn more about the potential future of our country… and Wokeness—Rebirth of Global Babylonian False Religious System to learn more about the spiritual threat the world faces!
For the love of God, get on the Ark while the doors are still open, and you still can folks!