5 Things the Bible Can Teach Us about Preparedness

While modern society likes to pretend we are somehow more advanced than previous generations, I believe we lack the knowledge, and many of the skills that helped past generations not only survive, but thrive.

Bible Passages about Preparedness

The Holy Bible - King James Version

The foundation of preparedness goes back to the beginning of time; its principles are found throughout the Bible, with numerous passages dedicated to preparedness planning and survival. For those that are Christian, many of these passages might sound familiar; for those that aren’t, there are still many truths that can be discovered by reading them.

Noah didn’t wait until it started raining to build the ark

Unfortunately, this is how most people live today, waiting until the last possible moment to prepare for what’s coming. This can be witnessed at your local grocery store every time a natural disaster warning is issued. Time after time, the unprepared masses descend on the local supermarket; only to find the store wiped out by other unprepared people, all hoping to stock up right before the disaster hits.

Genesis 6:21 (KJV)
And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.

The wise prepare, the fool goes blindly ahead to suffer the consequences

This concept of preparedness is nothing new; in fact, long before the word Prepper or survivalist became part of the modern lexicon, the Bible encouraged the wise man to study the dangers ahead, and then take precautions to protect themselves and their family from those threats.

Proverbs 27:12 (KJV)
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

The Wise man takes food storage seriously

Even during short-term disasters, food supplies can be cutoff in an instant. If that happens, you’re going to have to live off only the supplies you currently have in your home for weeks, maybe longer. During a long-term disaster, your food supplies, and your ability to acquire and preserve new food are going to be determining factors in whether or not you make it through.

Proverbs 21:20
The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.

Be Strong, and Stand Strong in the Faith

We live in a time where being a man and standing strong seems to be frowned upon. Day after day our young boys are being brainwashed into thinking being a man is something they should be ashamed of; and our girls are told they don’t need men, and manly behavior is old-fashioned and an outdated trait.

Even our military has been assaulted with the idea that there’s no difference between men and women, as physical training requirements are cutback so women can be included in the Special Forces – something that will have disastrous consequences.

I believe this perversion in teaching is a dangerous precedent that sets everyone up for disaster. We need strong men in our society; to teach otherwise does nothing to ensure our survival.

1 Corinthians 16:13
Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

You need to be alert and don’t let society dull your senses

We have a big problem in today’s society; people have let modern culture literally turn them into walking zombies; blindly chasing immorality and worldly passions, while totally checking out of the real world. They are so blinded by their lust and greed that they have become blind to the world and the very real dangers that are out there.

I’m often asked why I cover the news on a survival site. The reason I do is because we need to be alert, and awake to what’s really going on. We can’t blindly follow the zombies into the pits of hell; we must be alert, and ready for the very real evils that are out there.

1 Thessalonians 5:6
Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.

While I’m sure there are going to be a number of people who may not agree with the topic, I wanted to talk about it because when it comes to preparedness and survival, I think salvation is the most important survival topic we can talk about. In the end, if Christians are right, it’s the only way one can ensure their ultimate survival.

56 Comments

  1. church
    February 18, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Amen brother….

    • veek
      February 20, 2015 at 2:43 am

      Agree with everything accept the cheap shot at woman doing stuff that’s been restricted to men in the military. That’s a tired and weak argument. Climb out of your cave please I know women that would smoke men, without any standards being lowered.

      • Bob M.
        February 22, 2015 at 9:42 am

        SPEAKING of smoking, WHAT are YOU smoking?! :-o

        • Carol
          September 13, 2015 at 3:23 pm

          As a female,I’d like to agree with Veep. I’ve always worked in positions that were usually held by men. There were some that I’d work circles around. However,there were a few that made me feel like a little girl, by being to accomplish overwhelming physical tasks. Yet when I find a task that is challenging, I’ve found that information plus creativity can help me overcome most anything.

      • Nanook
        February 28, 2015 at 6:35 am

        I spent 30 months assigned to a (leg) unit as Intel NCO, platoon sergeant, & remedial physical training NCO of a unit roughly 40% female. I have yet to meet a female that could deal with the physical riggers demanded of combat arms. There are many jobs females excel in, & I very much appreciate their capabilities, but your full of shit if you think they should be assigned to combat up close & personal. Now they’re letting them go to Ranger school, the only way they will make it is if the standards are lowered, yet again.

        • chris
          September 3, 2015 at 11:08 pm

          the thing that also gets me is that in the past the men were proud of their women and wanted to keep them from harm, from being shot at or killed, especially because they didn’t have to be there anyway. They wanted to work and support their women and were raised as that was the way it should be done etc. That’s just the way that it was back then. I remember when women’s lib came out they didn’t want to do any of the nasty or bad stuff but they don’t talk about that. Now it is true that women have changed over the period of time as have men but it’s still hard for men to fathom that a woman would want to be put in harms way and possibly those around her too, whether she can “smoke” the men or not,when she doesn’t have to do it to begin with. Women were never designed to be as strong as men so you wouldn’t think that they would try the rangers and front line combat but we are seeing them working on it more and more these days. Anyway I just replied in your comment because I couldn’t start a new one for some reason and I didn’t want to reply in one of the hostile comments Hahahahahaha! Maybe it will all work for the best who knows.

      • Dawn
        March 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm

        Thank you so much Veek!
        I served in a Muslim Air Force. And out of a group of 350 people during Basic Training, I made it out among the Top 10, men/ women combined ! I served in the sport Skydiving team for a full 2 years before I left. Everybody loved me, they just couldn’t believe I was that good. But then again, I grew up among boys and I was the youngest, so my brothers taught me well as they were all very athletic and now all have college degrees. I beat the kaka out of lots of guys when I was in. And it was not because the standards have been lowered. I can only imaaagine the US military standards!!!
        Anyway. Now I am Christian as I came to Christ almost 15 years ago. I came running over here, as I read the word “bible” within the article’s title.
        This put aside, Robert, A great article. Thank you so much for it. Christ done great things for me, so I can definitely self proclaim A bible lover.
        Thank you.
        But to come back to your point, I never cease advising people to keep in a good shape as it comes in handy in just about every area or set up one happens to be in. So yeah, guys need to live up to thier manhood and not be afraid to claim it.
        Here’s a scripture for you to live up:

        “And those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who will lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever…” –Daniel 12:3–

        • GT
          September 5, 2015 at 7:22 pm

          I am so glad that you are a standout among women, who can actually KEEP UP with or excel, compared to men, in military context. However, you are obviously an outlier. We are talking in generality, or even stereotype here–not some superwomen who are 1 in 1,000…

          I was in military years ago, and women simply could not or would not compete, were given privs, and exemptions, and limited to certain MOSs. What a waste of military resources. Sorry, but they simply could not compare, and as I see it, they have no business there; by the Word, they have their place and their own special capacities. I love yall for who and what you are;–women. You have special abilities and excel at things we men dont.

          If you want to enable and purvey the ‘PC’ crapola and the androgenous, or even ‘transgender’, plotting of the globalists, &/or the feminazis, who have destroyed society, marriage, & the family, then cheer on for the NWO.

          Doesn’t seem very Biblical or even ‘Christian’ to be a PC new-world supporter… Please get over the programmed propaganda and the ‘PC’, and supporting their evil causes/ways…The Father made us man and woman, and to be different. Why do you think our adversary is trying to break down the distinction? Think!

          It is a matter of programming our beliefs; see more at GTox444 channel on YT ;) love to yall brothers and sisters

          PS: (don’t get divided on these racial or sexual issues–They’re a snare of the adversary to divide and conquer!)

      • MsAnonymousBiggs
        April 12, 2015 at 2:56 am

        I’m sorry but no matter what anyone says men and women are not the same and will never be equal, they are made different; men are made to be strong & rough so they can do hard labor where women are delicate with insides made for child bearing that could be damaged from doing hard labor and heavy lifting. If women were intended to do what a man does they would have been made like a man, of course there are going to be some women who are stronger then some men but this is very rare. I hate when women try to be like men when they should be taking care of their house and children while the men work to support them!

        • Layliya
          April 23, 2015 at 1:42 am

          That is the dumbest thing I have read today! Possibly ever! Get your head out of your ass and take a Krav class with some real woman and you will see how strong they can be. I have known many woman following the same training program as the men in Krav and they are just as good as the men. Krav was not lowered for women but it was made so everyone who practiced could defeat their enemy. Hence why EVERYONE even woman are required to serve in the military. And as to your reference to what woman should be doing with their lives some woman do not have a house or children to care for while some man works for a living. Some woman are not afforded that luxury to wait around for a man to come along and take care of them. They must do it themselves. And if you knew anything about anatomy woman are better ground fighters than men are. And I know woman who are more than capable to harvest their fields and build their shelters just as good as men are. Given the chance and the opportunity woman can become just as strong as men in all areas. Do the world a favor and don’t procreate we don’t need anyone from the stone aged blooding the gene pool anymore than it already is!

          • a woman
            June 13, 2015 at 8:42 am

            You utter fool…women no longer embrace how we were created…If we take a look at what is going on today..we see women fighting to be like men..and the men are having sex changes by the hoards to be like women the end times…what is considered good will be evil, and what was once deemed evil will be considered good. I do not need to type this to you aggressively, dont need to tear you down…its my opinion….we both have ’em..and so does the woman you shredded with your angry appeal, for your right to be like a man…..

        • Ivana
          January 5, 2016 at 1:42 pm

          You should go and watch the simulation of giving men the labour pains, and how they react to it …. If women were fragile as you say, every women would had die at childbirth, for what you’re saying .. I gave birth to two, expecting the third one. You dont know what you are talking about, inform yourself better

      • Semachiah benJacov
        September 4, 2015 at 7:06 am

        When I served in the military we had “BASICALLY” three PT standards. One for men, one for women & one which lowered by age. When I went to Ranger School we had one & it was even more intense than the men’s regular PT standard. Women “GENERALLY” could not do the men’s standard & that is why they had the women’s. There were those who could & could “SMOKE” SOME men at that standard but we never even had one woman meet the basic Ranger base program let alone the advanced standard which was presented to us at the end of the program. Yes, when we got to the end there was an even higher requirement than when we entered the program (as it should be).

        Are there women who could achieve this highest requirement? Maybe but I seriously doubt that there are more than a handful worldwide. I know when I left service 32 years later almost all military standards had been lowered & not just in PT to accommodate all types of…people (not the term I actually had in mind). I dare say that with the current C&C in the White House the standards are probably low enough that he could even serve as a Private.

      • Enter your name...
        October 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm

        Let’s not be naive! Generally, men are stronger and can out perform women. As a woman, I’m not afraid to admit it! It’s just the way it is. Our military is being feminized and weakened. From what I’ve been told by a 38-year military career drill sergeant, the men are REQUIRED to carry the women’s pack if it’s over, I think, 35 pounds. They have lowered the standards for the military, which puts everyone in danger. All for the sake of being politically correct.

      • LisaEnter your name...
        January 28, 2016 at 11:03 pm

        And while your being a feminist everyone else will be in a bomb shelter smh. Menial discussions over menial matters. Men is mankind as a whole, man was made first ladies second.You are not our maker therefore you cannot argue about what God has written?! I wouldn’t take pride in saying I could “smoke” someone. That sounds ridiculous. I would be more apt to pack a radio with batteries, a couple flash lights and other necessities for emergencies for myself and others who would happen to need them.

  2. Tobias
    February 18, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Thank you for these. I certainly agree, western society has become a hedonism for the masses, and the masses are for the large part stupid and irreverent, being unaware and unconcerned of the of their situation falling deeper and deeper in the mire that surrounds them. Matthew 24:38-39 brings it together.

  3. Paul Fuller
    February 18, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Alohaluyah!!!! & Semper Fi!!!

  4. brad collins
    February 18, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    amen!! much respect for posting this

  5. February 18, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Great Scriptures!

    Peace,
    Todd

  6. T.D.
    February 18, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    “…when it comes to preparedness and survival, I think salvation is the most important survival topic we can talk about … it’s the only way one can ensure their ultimate survival.”

    I couldn’t agree more. But it’s not Christians who are right,it’s the Bible that’s right. I believe not only what it says and what has been predicted but what it predicts will come to pass. All the more reason to get ready!!!

  7. Oswulf
    February 18, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    No offense. I seriously mean it.

    But the story of Noah actual demonstrates a very unprepared man taking on way more then he should. The amount of animals, the staying on that boat for over a year, the lack of supplies once stranded on the boat. The deadly risk of animal attack and starvation from feeding all of the animals and himself. Animals would eat tons and tons of food a day there was limited space and no way to have that amount of food for a year along with feeding his own. The boat design was tested by a team of boat builders and they tested it and it sunk killing all crewmen. Its a story but not something to take serious thought in. Reality of it noah would’ve died. I know people will say god helped him, but I dont want to argue that point, from a survival stand point I think the story leads people into delusion of attempting to take on more then they can afford to based on faith. Faiths comforts you but it can make your judgement in error which causes loss of life. Rational thinking over Faith in my opinion is the smarter choice.

    • Laurie
      February 19, 2015 at 4:24 am

      all I can say is Noah and all the animals lived so I would say his survival skills were very good, especially with God being the Captain of Noah’s heart.

    • Mic Roland
      February 19, 2015 at 4:47 am

      Oswulf:
      I would respectfully suggest that you have a faulty understanding of “faith” since you set it as the contrary of “reason”. A sad mutation of Kant, I expect. Many Rationalists disregard Faith as merely a spray can of anesthetic — sting relief — to be applied when things go wrong.

      Faith — confidence, trust, understanding — in who God is, does much more than take away life sting. Preparing for trouble is prudent. Realizing our limitations (not God’s) is realistic.

    • Kay
      February 19, 2015 at 11:17 pm

      Faith does comfort, you have to have faith that God will take care of you. You may have loss of life on earth but you will have eternal life with God.

      • Oswulf
        February 20, 2015 at 2:17 am

        +Laurie Its a story of course it ends however you want it to, doesn’t make it possible or true. Its just a story.

        +Mic Roland Coming off as pretentious doesn’t make you right or informed.Faith is the belief in things unseen based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof, Seems to be a dangerous game plan when peoples lives are at stake. It can be very well, a naive or even dangerous approach to handling a situation. People in Tennessee get bites from deadly venomous snakes an die because of faith. Rational thought is not to drink venom or handle snakes for demonstrations of faith to God. This is not rational or smart to do. But people through acts of faith can make these ill-rational choices. Im saying Rational thought vs blind faith. Thinking things will come out ok vs being prepared and planning out the situation. Vastly different things, hopefully you understand that. So I dont have to explain it to you again.

        +Kay Im sorry to say I dont feel so strongly towards that way. The people who are starved to death, raped, murdered, all the innocent people who called out to god in the holocaust,that still died, no matter the amount of faith they had. Im sure everyone will say they were saved. But I ask why was it allowed to happen to them in the first place? If people say its the devil then Again I can say Why did god allow it or was it that he couldn’t stop it?

        Like I said previously I didnt want to argue the god part, cause Im sure no one wants to hear that. Im saying noah’s story is an example of bad preparedness. Which is why I said that. If a person did that reckless behavior today, they would die. That is all im saying.

        • Sam Wren
          March 10, 2015 at 3:17 am

          Oswulf, firstly, God makes the point in the book of Hebrews that ‘faith is the EVIDENCE of things hoped for unseen’… It was close to your statement, so perhaps you do unwittingly posess an element of God’s Word, but not quite on the button. Faith only becomes evident in the life of a man once he believes. Not while he stubbornly refuses that there is no such thing… A man can proudly state that there is no God, but only a fool says it in his heart. Blind faith that causes death is an issue in the world, but that is because some that possess it have about as much understanding of it as you seem to. Faith should never override common sense, and if you see the context of this website, it is all about common sense, foresight and survival, all these elements with a solid faith in the Lord Jesus are the only ingredients that will get us through the tribulations to come! Read the bible my friend! Mark 13, Luke 21, Matthew 24 are excellent places to start!

        • Tom
          September 3, 2015 at 2:47 pm

          To your question, Oswulf,

          “But I ask why was it allowed to happen to them in the first place? If people say its the devil then Again I can say Why did god allow it or was it that he couldn’t stop it?”

          We have free will and choice. God wants us to choose Him AND we can choose evil instead. People are always at choice as to how they deal with one another. God wants us to follow His ways, but He won’t force that on anyone. And if we choose God, we will have eternal life and forgiveness. There’s nothing in the Bible that says we’ll have a trouble free or pain free life.

        • tracy
          September 4, 2015 at 12:54 pm

          I hear a lot of talk from people who don’t Know GOD and The unbeliever would call the Bible just a story. I wish I could sit down with you and introduce you yo my LORD AND SAVIOR then you would know just how real the BIBLE really is. I would like to take you back to just one example it was about 1968 myself and my 2 sisters and my mother were returning home and came upon a wreck at that point we saw that one of our neighbors was under the cor it was on top of him and upside down and there was a nurse there and shew said he was dead and the other young man ti the other car pushed the car off him and got down on his knees and cried out to GOD and the man the car fell on began to breath and then he started to move and the people around tried to stop him but he sat up and every one there begain to praise GOD and he went on to the hospital they found nothing at all wrong with him not even a scrath so God is always real in my life I am, blessed beyond measure and happier than most oh yes I served my Country also so please don’t to discount the word of GOD AS JUST A STORY it is true and you can’t change it to end the way you want it to be as the word plainly tells us that a fool in his heart says there is no GOD ANY
          QUESTIONS go to the book tracy

    • Majordad
      February 20, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Just a thought on the Noah, the ark and the animals thing. The bible does not state this specifically, so it is speculation on my part; but – there is the possibility that the animals that Noah took aboard could have been babies rather than fully grown adults. Baby animals would have been much easier to handle without a great threat to life and limb and would have consumed a lot less food. Of course if there were a mix of ages, some of the adult animals like cows and goats could have produced milk to provide for both the humans and baby animals, and this would have lessened some of the requirements for stored food. At the very least the food consumption rate, thus the food storage requirements would have been much less with baby animals.

      I am not a boat designer so I am not able to fully argue the point about the design and floatability of the ark from an experts point of view; but when converting the size of the ark from ‘cubits’ to ‘feet’- using a commonly accepted standard that a cubit roughly translates into about 18 American inches – the ark would have been 450 feet long x 75 feet wide and 45 high. (300x50x30 cubits – Genesis 6:15)

      This is about the size of most cargo ships which navigate today on the Great Lakes, and they have a carrying capacity of between 10,000 to 40,000 tons of cargo, which means the ark could have had a lot of space in it. And lest someone argue that the small size of the Lake freighters make them unfit for ocean service, their smaller size in dictated by the depth of the ports they service and the interconnecting locks between the Great Lakes and not their ability to sail in deeper waters. (Smaller yachts sail around the world on the oceans.) But my point here is that the stated dimension ratio of the ark is not unlike the Lake Freighters of today.

      To quote from Wikipedia “Many lakers are restricted to the Lakes, being unable to navigate the St Lawrence Seaway whose locks allow a maximum vessel size of 740 feet (226 m) in length or 78 feet (24 m) in breadth. The shallow draft imposed by the rivers (typically dredged to about 28 feet (8.5m) by the United States Army Corps of Engineers) restricts the cargo capacity of Lakers, but that is partially recovered by their extra length and box design” [source Wikipedia ‘Lake Freighter”.]

      When we examine the size ratio of a Great Lakes freighter which is listed here (in order to navigate the locks) as having to be equal to or less than 226(meter)x24(m)x8.5(m, )we find it is approximate of the 300(cubit)x50(c)x30(c)of the ark. The size of the St. Lawrence Seaway locks notwithstanding, the greater width (beam) of the ark would have assisted in compensating for its greater height, thus giving greater stability.

      For those who doubt that such a ship the size of the ark could have been constructed in ancient times, we know that the Egyptians built a ship of similar size, called the ‘Tessarakonteres’ which was approximately 128×18 m or 420×58 ft. It was built for Ptolemy IV Philopator and reportedly carried a crew of 400, and was powered by 4000 oarsmen and transported 2850 soldiers. [source Wikipedia: List of largest wooden ships.] So upon examination of history we find that large boats were not only possible but were actually built in ancient times.

      So to examine the Biblical story from a rational point of view (which is not to say that faith does not play a part), but we can see it is within the realm of possibility for the ancients to build a boat the size of a modern freighter, with a carrying capacity of up to 40,000 tons, and carry a menagerie of baby animals plus food for them and 8 humans for an extended period.

      It is also noteworthy to note that evidentially the animals on board the ark had no fear of humans until after they debarked from the ark, as referenced in Genesis 9:2 – which would have made handling a boat-load of animal a bit easier.

      Now some of this must be accepted by faith that God did what He did, but to examine the stated facts and figures as presented in the Bible we find that it is plausible that if everything happened as stated – it could have been achieved. There are no engineering problems that preclude it.

      Faith comes into play when one believes this to be truth, as opposed to those who reject the story of a big boat with animals, even though it could be plausible, as false.

      Therefore it is ones faith – or lack thereof – which really determines one’s belief as to whether it could have happened, not the engineering and details of the story.

      • SilencemeNOW
        February 23, 2015 at 11:21 pm

        All I can say is your wrong, and despite trying to tell you over and over, my comments have been banned from this site, because they silence me. Well that should show you something people. They claim the government is taking your rights away but they themselves wont allow you to speak. How hypocritical of them

      • Faceman
        March 5, 2015 at 7:50 pm

        Well put Major Dad. You provided some very interesting thoughts on the subject. In the end, one’s faith is the belief in the words and instruction from the bible as being true and need not be scientifically or otherwise proven. We are are told to lean not to our own understanding. Thank you and God bless.

      • Al
        July 24, 2015 at 7:49 pm

        Thank you, MajorDad for clearing that up! I don’t know where Oswulf gets his information, but it is highly faulty. First of all, Noah’s Ark was not a “boat” but a barge. It did not have to sail anywhere, as God directed its path. The Ark was actually found on Mt. Ararat some years ago, and partly intact. However, National Geographic refused to publish the find, as it flew in the face of their godless, athiestic, evolutionary agenda.

    • Bruce
      February 27, 2015 at 12:34 am

      Obedence is the key not a rational mind. The carninal mind is eminity toward
      God. The just shall live buy faith. Noah believed God prepared and is family was saved. Get ready It will come to pas just as God said in his word.

    • Fred
      March 12, 2015 at 12:33 pm

      Regardless if he was prepared or not, if he took on too much or not, sticking with the basic story premise – if he had not done all that he did, he and his family would have all been killed.
      Point is to prepare as much as you can – prep for the worst and hope (pray) for the best. Many an impossible situation has been got out of because of having the right attitude. It has been seen countless times in wars, in disasters and other life tthreatening situations.
      Prep as much as you can and go in with the best attitude!!!

    • T
      June 14, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      How much food do animals eat while they are hibernating or when they are in a state of hibernation? Don’t just read the account of Noah…. study it.

    • Enter your name...
      October 16, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      And what is the source of your information… a little group of atheists who don’t understand or know who God is? Why should someone trust the word of someone who can’t build a boat?

      Anyway, God NEVER makes a mistake. No one has EVER proved the Bible to be wrong.

  8. Craig Sturman
    February 19, 2015 at 6:26 am

    I agree Mic,
    Faith in the Lord gives us faith in ourselves. Proverbs is a wonderful guide to preparedness. Use the gifts God gave us and remain ever vigilant.
    Craig

  9. Jim
    February 19, 2015 at 9:42 am

    The one thing to remember about Noah and the ark was that God was in CONTROL and Noah was just following His instructions. Regarding faith James writes that faith without works is dead. Faith is belief in action.

  10. Leslie Anne
    February 19, 2015 at 9:56 am

    I was discussing the need for food storage / preparedness with a “Christian” counselor who told me he didn’t need food storage and he’d do anything to make sure his family was taken care of–including attacking others and stealing their food. I have a feeling he may have a bit of a surprise on Judgment Day when he discovers where he’ll be spending eternity.

    • Shootit
      February 20, 2015 at 9:25 am

      The day he shows up to “attack and steal” will be the day he surely dies. This goes for the rest with this non-Christian mind set.

  11. CM
    February 21, 2015 at 6:41 am

    If you are going to use the bible as a guide to prepare for the future, you have to know that the typical amount of time that your stores have to last is seven years.

    Droughts, plagues, pestilence, whatever was “sent” as messages from God, we’re done over multiple years. Even the Apocalypse tribulation is 7 years, should it come to pass.

    The point is this: each of us that prepare must be ready for a LONG period of self reliance, working within our communities to help others, but always ensuring our survival. Not just water, shelter and food are required. Having the tools, knowledge, and persistence of our forefathers. Knowing how to preserve the food we gather today for use tomorrow, or three years from tomorrow.

    The world is changing. The world has always done so. We must use the knowledge we have, learn and use the skills passed down through time, or rediscover them now, while we have time to correct any errors.

    If there is to be the an end of days, then we must be ready, for as long as it takes.

  12. Steve Denney
    February 21, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    I use the Bible as a format to teach a Christian youth group called Young Pioneers. Great job.

  13. stephanie
    February 22, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I agree with all except for the part of the women/men roles. Due to my husband leaving me and my 2 small children I have been required to take on both roles in the household. I may not be a man, but I believe I am doing as well as one could given my situation. I am SOBER and WATCHING.

  14. Addie
    March 4, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Tried to sign up but I don’t twitter…it wouldn’t take m e-mail address?

  15. A little late to the party, but just came across this one. Great article Rob. Good to see a fellow prepper who isn’t afraid to raise his voice about the most important preparations.

    Great back and forth in the comments too.

    Just one thought for the Oswulf camp: Is there ever really any “proof?” Really?

    It’s all stories. Everything. You either believe the story that religion tells, you believe the story that science tells, you believe the channel 6 news’ version of how something went down, you believe the other news channel’s version, you believe a book you read in 10th grade, you believe your grandma, you believe a chart, all of it, none of it, whatever.

    Each story has it’s own version of “proof”, but at the end of the day, that proof only really matters to the people who’s version that story is.

    The things that one person may accept as “proof”, are completely different from what another person may accept as “proof.”

    But all of it is still just 1 person communicating their version of a story to another person. Or 1000 people or 100,000 people or whatever.

    True, things can be “scientifically proven”, but “science” gets to set the rules for how that happens in the first place, which, not everybody agrees with in the first place.

    Just like things can be “religiously proven”, but likewise the religious crowd gets to set those rules and accompanying proof, so once again, it’s an experiment that not everybody would even agree is set up to conclude truth.

    I know there is a God, just as fiercely as some of my friends know that there isn’t a god. And I’m ok with that. But don’t for a minute think that you live in an infallible world where everything is either definitely proven or disproven once and for all for all people. The stories that science tells to try to make sense of the world, are no less stories than any other stories.

    Something to mull over,

    -Dan

    • T
      June 14, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      Dan, the Bible has more than just “stories.”

      Saying that you “know” there is a God and doing nothing about it is like saying “I know there is going to be a crisis someday but I am not going to prepare for it.”

      If you honestly believe there is a God then you would seek Him out and want to know more about Him and what He has said.

      Like I said before, the Bible does have stories, but it also contains parables, testimonies, eye-witness accounts, poems, songs, historical landmarks and cities, historical conquests of various empires and nations with detailed battles…. etc. (you get the point, hopefully)

      Basically, if you really want to know something you don’t just “read” it…. you study it. Over and over again, if, you want to understand it.

  16. Zale
    March 8, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I think Matt 25:1-13 is one of the best stories. 5 young women were prepared, 5 were not. The unprepared had a bad night. I also think this verse is great for those who say, “I don’t need to prepare, God will ust take care of it.”

    • TPSnodgrass
      April 8, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      The parable of the Bridegroom and the Ten Virgins, Zale, to me, IS the epitome of preparedness. Using that parable, about half of practicing preparedness aficionados will prepare in some way, and the other half is going to “have a bad night” that lasts the rest of their lives, as I interpret it.

  17. Rascal Jasper
    March 10, 2015 at 4:11 am

    The will of God is the word of God

  18. Bruce
    September 3, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I just thumbed through the replies and didn’t see a word about Joseph.The original prepper. The dreams pharoh had were from God. 7 years of plenty, 7 years of famine.Store up 1/5 from the plentiful years so u can make it through the famine.

  19. Chuck
    September 3, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Interesting to read the many opinions here. All have valid points. Just as was mentioned at the start, not all preppers are Christians by an means. This is a good point. We are going to have different ideas about men and women’s roles because we have different worldviews. Some of us have Christian worldviews and others have a secular worldview, each valid, but very different. The Bible instructs Christians that God created men and women differently and with differing roles in life. Men are to be providers and protectors of their wives and families. Women are to be mothers who nurture their children and manage their households. Both of which are critical and vastly important jobs for the survival of the family. None of us carry out these responsibilities perfectly. We certainly have our failures, but we keep striving to it the mark. Some believe that these views are archaic. But God makes the point that He never changes, He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. What was valid 2000 years ago is still valid today in God’s eyes. I know many do not get the Christian life, but it works very well when put into practice. God also displayed differing roles through the Trinity. There is the Father, who is the head of the Trinity, Christ or the Son, who is the second person of the Trinity, who always carried out the Father’s will and the Holy Spirit, who if the third person of the Trinity. One God in three persons and each with a different role. I became interested in prepping about four years ago. I’ve been reading books, magazines and visiting websites like this one for some time. I have found that many of them are Christians. I agree with Bruce before me. I have often thought of Joseph as an original prepper. He is an example to all of us. Well, happy prepping to all!

  20. Henry
    September 3, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Let us not forget that when GOD made Eve and brought her to Adam, that Adam named here. He said flesh of my flesh and bone of my bone, so he called her Woman; man with womb.

    Also remember where the woman is assigned as a help mate. That she makes her husband known at the gates. if you have read and studied you will see that the gates referred here was; during those times the seat of business of the cities.

  21. Henry
    September 3, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Here again; we find the age old struggle between man and woman, and it all started back in the garden of Eden.

    Where GOD placed a curse on both man and woman; he (man) would be cursed to till the ground and be troubled, where as the woman, her birth pain was greatly increased plus she would have an unnatural desire to rule over her husband. Hence; our issues and problems in marriage today.

    • Sherry
      September 15, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      Henry,
      Read the Bible for yourself.
      God did NOT curse Adam and Eve.
      He cursed the ground, and He cursed the Serpent
      He told Eve that the consequences of disobedience would be that she would want to please her husband (rather than God?), and that would mean he would rule over her, which indicates that until that time, she and Adam were pretty much equal, (another indicator of the equality is that she was created to be an help MEET(Proper and suitable…not help MATE)and they BOTH walked and talked with God in the cool of the evening) that her conception would multiply as would her sorrow.

  22. ken mcclelan
    September 9, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Consider the ant… Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: 7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, 8 Provides her meat in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.

  23. jeffrey
    April 3, 2016 at 10:21 am

    one reply-er said a noahs arc model sunk???? i saw a show called in search of which leonard nimoy hosted years ago about noahs arc, they built a shoe boxish looking probabel model and hammered the example in a huge wave pool they could not get it to even capsize. oh by the way the proportions width to length etc are still used today in ocean liners and big vessels ask an ocean architect???? as to gender and survival as long as you can keep a pace and have most of your gear between your ears; ya got a shot!

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