While many Americans remain slow to realize it and hesitant to accept it, our ship is sinking. We are adrift in frigid, stormy seas and taking on water. As such, like those onboard the Titanic in the fateful moments following her collision with an iceberg, we must all decide how we are going to react to the impending disaster. In this article, we will explore the four options we must all select from—options that will determine whether we go down with the ship or survive.
The intent of this article is not to convince you that the ship is sinking. We, as well as many others, have addressed that matter at nauseum. Rather, accepting the inevitable reality that the ship is going to slip beneath the waves and head to a watery grave, we want to explore what that means for those onboard. What are our options and what are the corresponding outcomes?
The Apostle Paul warned, “For when they say, ‘Peace and safety!’ then sudden destruction comes upon them…” (1 Thessalonians 5:3). We believe that the Abraham Accords embody this spirit and set the stage for destruction on a global scale. To learn more about this, we encourage you to read our article Abraham Accord Deception: Sudden Apocalyptic Consequences?
Now, there is something critically important to understand about sudden destruction… it is sudden!
In other words, it will take place rapidly and without warning for those onboard the ship.
Our ship is dead in the water. It is beginning to take on water and list. While many are clinging to a misguided belief that she is unsinkable, her fate has already been sealed. She is going to go down and, when she does, she is going to go suddenly, rapidly, and catastrophically.
For more on this, I would recommend reading our article Mystery Babylon—God’s Judgment on America Forthcoming?
It is worth adding that this tragic demise should come as no surprise. The very intent of the global elites is (and has been) to sink the ship that is America.
It is the only viable path to a new world order—a global government, currency/economy, and religion. It will provide the quintessential opportunity to produce order out of chaos (the dialectic Marxist approach) and reshape the world in the desired image of the elites. It will trigger and enable the great global reset—ushering in the coming apocalypse (a.k.a. The 7-Year Tribulation and Armageddon).
As such, what’s important for all of us is to determine how we will respond. I would suggest that there are four types of people aboard our sinking American ship:
- The SHEEPLE
- The CREW
- The SURVIVALISTS
- The SAVED
Let’s now turn our focus to exploring each of these groups. I encourage you to thoughtfully consider which group you are in and what that means for you… what are the ultimate ramifications for your survival.
The Sheeple Aboard the Sinking Ship
The first group of people on the doomed ship is what we will refer to as the sheeple.
These folks are in a state of shock. The world around them has changed so quickly and so dramatically, that they have simply been unable to process it. They simply feel like it’s all just a bad dream and, if they just keep doing what they’ve always done, they will wake up and everything will be back to normal.
Listening to those misguided voices among the passengers and crew saying, “Nothing to see here, just move along and carry on,” they are wandering around the decks rearranging the deck chairs.
They are comfortably numb and wish to stay that way. They don’t want to know the truth and aggressively resist the idea that there is anything fundamentally wrong with the ship.
They suffer from an extreme case of normalcy bias, believing that everything will be just fine, and people are freaking out over nothing. They reason that the ship has frequently encountered trouble but has always managed to make it back to port safely. As such, it will always do so, including in this case.
They tell themselves that the ship is unsinkable and that everything will be fine—the government (captain and crew) will take care of us.
Sadly, these folks will go down with the ship and never see it coming. They will die in unbelief—clinging to the notion that nothing is wrong to their last dying breath.
The Crew Aboard the Sinking Ship
The second group of people onboard our sinking ship is the crew.
These are the folks desperately trying to save the ship. They are trusting in and following the orders of the “captain.” They are the activists, who are placing their faith in persons—whether political, economic, or religious.
They are the “Let us…” and “We can…” gang—embodying the false Babylonian antichrist spirit. They trust in the systems and capabilities of the human spirit—we can save the ship by our own efforts and might.
Sadly, they will go down with the ship as well. They will die on the bridge and in the bowels of the ship—desperately trying to save an unsavable ship until they draw their last breath.
The Survivalists Aboard the Sinking Ship
The third group to be found on the sinking ship are what we will refer to as the survivalists.
These folks aren’t comfortably numb—they have their eyes wide open. They understand and accept the ship is going to sink.
They don’t place their faith and trust in “captains” or systems, nor do they believe the ship can be saved by human effort.
What do they place their faith in? Themselves.
These folks are donning their survival suits, grabbing their life preservers, and jumping off the ship!
They believe that they can save themselves and that their best hope is to abandon ship and go it on their own—that they can take care of themselves long enough to make it to an island or be picked up by a passing ship.
As always, to be crystal clear, we assert that there is value in being prepared—in being a prepper. The Apostle Paul made this clear when he wrote to Timothy:
For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8)
Whether you are working out and taking care of your health… or ensuring you are physically prepared for potential emergencies and/or crisis, there is value in doing so.
However, that value is limited!This type of physical exercise and preparation doesn’t last forever. It can buy you some time… but that time will ultimately run out. It can add some value… but that value will ultimately be consumed.
These folks—the survivalists—will boldly jump into the icy waters and fight the fury of the raging seas by their own strength. Sadly, they will survive for a short period… but, ultimately, they will succumb to exposure and they will be lost to the sea.
They won’t go down with the ship… but they will not achieve survival either. They will—despite their best efforts—take their last breath and slip beneath the waves just like those who went down with the ship. In the end, they’re no better off than the sheeple or the crew.
Again, there is value in prepping, and we encourage you to read our article 10 Reasons It’s Completely Biblical for a Christian to Be a Prepper.
However, we must understand the proper role and important limitations of prepping. I highly recommend reading our article Coming Apocalypse: Are You Really Prepared for Armageddon?
The Saved Aboard the Sinking Ship
This brings us to our last group onboard the fateful ship… the saved.
These folks embrace the truth—they know and accept that the ship is going to sink.
However, they do not place their trust and faith in the ship or its systems, in the captain, in the crew, in other persons (whether political, economic, or religious), or in themselves.
Rather, they humbly place their trust and faith in Christ alone.
Returning to the teaching of Paul that we noted in the introduction, he expounds on the sudden destruction by immediately stating:
And they shall not escape” (1 Thessalonians 5:4).
Who is “they”?
They are the sheeple, crew, and survivalists onboard the sinking ship!
The Apostle Paul, under divine inspiration, is declaring that these groups of people will not escape the sudden destruction to come when the ship goes under.
But guess what… that means he is also implying that “we” will escape it.
Who are the “we”?
The prudent passengers—those who place their trust in faith in Christ—will escape the sudden destruction!
Paul further contrasts the “they” with the “we” when he further identifies who the “we” are:
But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.” (1 Thessalonians 5:4-10)
Physical preparation has value… but only spiritual preparation results in escape from the coming destruction.
The prudent folks onboard this sinking ship are heading for the life raft that is salvation through faith alone, in Christ alone, by grace alone.
They are humbly trusting in Him alone—not the ship, not the systems, not the captains, leaders and charismatic personalities, and not their strength or works—and they will be rescued… they will escape and survive the sudden destruction!
The ship is sinking folks. We are all faced with an eternal decision about how we are going to respond to the sudden destruction to come as it plunges towards a watery grave.
There are four types of people onboard our doomed vessel:
- The SHEEPLE
- The CREW
- The SURVIVALISTS
- The Saved
The first two groups will go down with the ship.
The third group will survive for a short time as they battle to stay afloat and alive in an angry sea. However, they will quickly succumb to the elements and perish none the less.
In stark contrast, the final group—the saved—will climb into the life raft that is salvation through faith in Christ… and they alone will escape the coming sudden destruction and enjoy eternal life.
Which group are you in?
These metaphors are obviously not perfect… but I think you get the point.
You can ignore the sinking ship. You can trust in the ship and its systems. You can trust in the leading personalities or “captains” (whether political, economic, or religious) to save you. You can trust in yourself. However, all these objects of your trust will ultimately fail you… and you will not survive the sudden destruction that will send the ship plunging to the ocean floor.
Or, you can head for the life raft and place your trust and faith in Jesus Christ. Those who do will escape the destruction. They will be rescued when Christ returns for His church—which Paul makes clear is not appointed to wrath. They will survive the sinking and enjoy eternal life with Christ.
Why on earth would you chose to perish? You don’t have to! God gave us a far better option—a means of escape. He is poised to rescue you… but you must choose to place your trust and faith in Him.
It’s your call… but make no mistake, you must (and will) make your choice. Just as on the Titanic, everyone onboard our “ship” will be quickly forced to choose how they react. Time is up. The ship is sinking. Its fate is sealed. Its destruction is coming, and its final plunge beneath the perilous waves will be sudden and absolute.
I implore you to humbly climb into the life raft. Salvation in Christ is the only means of escape—God did not afford us any other option.
Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me‘” (John 14:6).
Here’s the Gospel—your means for getting in the life raft:
Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures…” (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Salvation comes but one way: through faith alone, in Christ alone, by grace alone:
And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins… But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” (Ephesians 2:1, 4-9)
Today is your day of salvation—Believe in Christ and prepare to be rescued!
To learn more about how you can escape the sinking ship by getting on God’s lifeboat, we encourage you to read our article Are You Prepping to Survive or to Escape the Coming Fiery Furnace?