On the other hand, I know some Christians oppose taking preparedness seriously because they’re expecting God to provide for them. They refer to verses from the Sermon on the Mount about laying up treasures in heaven, rather than on the earth. Or they say to give no thought for tomorrow because God provides for the birds of the field, and surely He’ll meet all their needs. And on it goes.
This represents a careless, misguided faith and an inappropriate application of the verses quoted. It flies in the face of the exhortation in 1 Timothy 5:8, which says, But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
But then there are positive Biblical examples, such as that of Noah. After all, God did indeed provide for Noah so he could do His bidding.
Other Christians chide those like myself who believe in the Rapture. They mistakenly think we’re waiting for rescue at any moment and, therefore, they don’t think we see the need to prepare. They believe Christians had better be ready to go through the Great Tribulation. While I don’t believe the Scriptures teach that, I won’t argue or elaborate here because I don’t want to get bogged down on my way to a larger point.
Recently, one of my DestinySurvival Radio guests made a simple, profound point in a brief conversation after we had recorded our interview. We were talking about Christians and preparedness, and what she said absolutely trumps all objections and theological arguments any Christian can come up with. Think about it, and you’ll have to agree.
She said her family believes in being prepared so they can better serve Him.