Surviving the last days, will you be stockpiling for the end of the world?

Discussion in 'The Last Days' started by ChristianInspiration, May 31, 2017.

  1. I never really was indicating to stockpile in a criminal sense, just a stockpile in prep for the end of times, in general. Being prepared no matter what the scenario is always a good idea, in my eyes.
     
  2. hisleast

    hisleast FISHBEAT!

    What I'm saying is, if the popular Christian apocalyptic scenario unfolds, your stockpiling will be worthless unless you're *WAY* off grid (if indeed there is such a thing in the day of Google Earth).
    If you're not off grid, stockpiling will quickly become illegal. If the law doesn't get you, your hungry neighbors will.

    The Christian end times (if true) isn't something you're going to prep/hide from.
     
  3. TrustGzus

    TrustGzus Don't make me hangry Staff Member

    I agree with hisleast. I don't buy into the seventieth week scenario so I don't think it will happen. But if it did, Chuck Norris couldn't stockpile without problems and threats to his safety.
     
  4. RabbiKnife

    RabbiKnife Open the pod bay door, please HAL.

    Prepping for a natural disaster/EMP event/ civil unrest, if possible, makes good sense.

    But even though I don't adhere to the 7 year trib thing, if I did, no amount of prepping would save you.
     
  5. IMINXTC

    IMINXTC Time Bandit

  6. hisleast

    hisleast FISHBEAT!

    For that matter, even *IF* the 7 year trib scenario was a forgone conclusion.... you could find yourself in a slow, agonizing death anyway. Plenty of dead Christians in the middle east to attest to that.
     
  7. Guttenburg

    Guttenburg Synical at best

    Let me know how well you do during the trib. I will be waiting for you at the pearly gates
     
  8. tango

    tango ... and you shall live ... Staff Member

    I agree on all counts here.

    It's good to be ahead of the curve, so that if there is a "social blip" you're not left scrambling for whatever you can find. The "social blip" could be anything from the MAC running out of cash to the bank's computers going down to a delay in restocking your local supermarket (such that they run out of staples, which is far more of a problem than when Staples runs out of staples), to a hurricane to what some call TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It).

    Trying to prepare for seven years when the sun is darkened, the waters turn to blood, locusts with tails like scorpions roam the earth and all the while the agents of the beast hunt down Christians for slaughter seems like an exercise in futility. It's pretty optimistic to expect to remain hidden in a space big enough to store enough food and water for even a small family for that long.
     
  9. פNIʞƎƎS

    פNIʞƎƎS Connoisseur of Memes Staff Member

    You just reminded me of a joke. Why in the world does Heaven have gates? What kind of neighborhood is it in anyways?
     
  10. Guttenburg

    Guttenburg Synical at best

    Funny. I like it. Got an more?
     
  11. Kierkegaard

    Kierkegaard Life is not a problem to be solved Staff Member

    It looks cool.
     
  12. RabbiKnife

    RabbiKnife Open the pod bay door, please HAL.

    Some gates are to keep people in...
     
  13. BrianW

    BrianW Active Member

    I don't think you could be prepared for the Trib- not that I think we'll be here when it comes- but you can prepare for something like an EMP blast or other things if you own enough land and have storage like I do.

    Being in a or suburb or city would make it a lot harder to do unless you went whole hog and build an underground shelter or something. I'm not sure I would go that far myself.
     
  14. DaniH

    DaniH You're probably fine.

    Honestly I think "prepping" is just another word for "hoarding" and being made to sound more acceptable/legit by cloaking it in religious speak.

    The early disciples thought the world was gonna end in their lifetime, and they shared everything and had all things in common.

    Unless you're Joseph and God speaks to you specifically to prepare your country for an actual famine, there's really no biblical reason whatsoever for any of it.
     
  15. BrianW

    BrianW Active Member

    Buying thousands of dollars worth of food that's claimed to stay good for 20 plus years seems like a scam to me.
     
  16. Kierkegaard

    Kierkegaard Life is not a problem to be solved Staff Member

    Prepping isn't completely outlandish, just probably unnecessary, and is witness to the issue(s) of the preppers themselves. It's certainly no worse than the tribulation-porn that is popular eschatological fiction.
     
  17. Guttenburg

    Guttenburg Synical at best

    Tribulational porn - An interesting name for it. Although there was a bunch of fiction mixed in, how do you define it as porn?
     
  18. Kierkegaard

    Kierkegaard Life is not a problem to be solved Staff Member

    It scratches an itch; it's bad eschatology that 'satisfies'; it twists one's ability to recognize eschatology (e.g. the traditional doctrine of 'final things'), etc. It also leads to 'God is not Dead syndrome', i.e., the unbelievers burn in hell at the end, bravo!
     
  19. RabbiKnife

    RabbiKnife Open the pod bay door, please HAL.

    If the purpose of preparation is to share with those
    God sends your way in the event of calamity, what's the beef.
     
  20. MommaJenny

    MommaJenny Member

    Having been through multiple natural disasters, it's in my nature to be prepared to a reasonable extent. However, when it comes to the end and whatever that may exactly entail, I think it's pointless to stockpile gardening supplies and heirloom seeds because doing so is not going to thwart God's plan. It is what it is and that's the way it will be, regardless of whether or not you're hoarding a 10,000 gallon natural water tank on your 200 acres in the middle of nowhere.
     

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