As a christian prepper many people ask me about my faith and how it all works in the bigger picture and what makes my faith any different to any ones elses.
A simple question hmmmmmmm. But normally they always top it off with, were is your God in all this, while all this is happening in the world and why would you prep if you trusted fully in your God? hmmmmmmmmm.
So I will answer this in my blogg…
As we know there are many belief systems in this world, and there are extremes of every belief in this world and I mean extremes, and even in my belief as a christian there are many variants of Christianity. But the biggest difference about a bible believing christian is Jesus Christ, and even with most christian beliefes that believe in Jesus, there are many variants on all the ways people believe they need to worship or do all these traditional ceremonies to win them selves some sort of extra privileges in heaven. A large part of my belief is that in my heart that the Holy Spirit has installed in me is the verse in the bible of John 3:16 For God so loved the world He gave His only Son to die for our sins and the only way to heaven is through Him.
So simple isn’t it….. So just in believing in Jesus is your free ticket to heaven, there are no tricks, you don’t even have to jump through any hoops its all written in one little verse in the bible. So what is all the rest of the bible about then if we can get to heaven through one verse? well then we need to practice what we preach and the rest off the bible teaches us how to live, from the ten commandments right up to what to expect in the last days, it covers the beginning of creation, to great floods, to great big battles, it’s put some of the greatest figures to some of the greatest tests, but all these stories are most of the time meaningless unless you have invited Jesus into your heart. This then opens the bible from a novel to true life.
So the the question I always throw back is unless you try reading the bible and try to invite Jesus into your heart, how can you tell me that it’s not true. So wanting to believe needs to be your choice as a true Christian I will never force you to want to believe as it needs to be your own free will, but as I would like to see people saved and in heaven one day as eternity is very long, and once you do choose to become a bible believing Christian then Jesus will help you and change so the rest of the bible you can live by, but the best thing is spending eternity in the great presence of our creater.
So this brings up the other question of why so much evil in the world? So with all this we need to go back to the time of Adam and Eve for when they went against God and chose to listen to the devil and eat of the apple then they allowed sin to enter, that was the time that God pulled away and allowed satan to have certain reign on this earth and God being Sovereign and true to His word has let us have free will, and so entered sin. With sin came diseases, war, painful deaths, jealousy and the list goes on, and so you can just look at today from the beginning, God has allowed us to go and have certain free wills and as we can all see even though all these different religious beliefes were born so were all the nut cases of history.
Right up to now we can see the repercussions of sin, but all this once again came back to God who sent His only Son to die , so that we may have eternal life. So see it is a choice, and if you choose to read the bible you will also know that God has put a time limit for man to turn from there worldly desires to following Christ and focusing on eternity, as every thing on this earth eventually turns to dust and that includes me and you, as there is no way to escape death, but its what we do here and weather we choose to believe is the real answer.
See I told you it’s that simple.
So why be a Christian prepper? As I like to say we may see some perilous times ahead as no one knows the day or the hour of the return of Christ, so yes all those people out there that say they know and have worked it out, are all lying, just so they can get a little attention or just a few more hits on u tube, so we may still see wars or we may see economic collapses and we may see some very devastating earth quakes before Christ returns so just like Noah before the floods no one was prepared and just laughed at him till it started raining.
So there you have it, hopefully a very simple way off looking at the way I see a true bible believing Christian. Yes there are many other people out there that have got some fancy way to con you into there beliefes. But as I heard today unless you taste the chocolate you will never know what it tastes like, so unless you give Jesus a chance,you will never know what it feels like..
So God bless, have a great day or night no matter where you are……..