There’s a fascinating show on National Geographic called “Doomsday Preppers.” It is basically a documentary series detailing various people and groups of people who are variously earnestly preparing for any of a number of “doomsday scenarios.” And while it is undoubtedly produced by Hollywood liberals who think the people they are focusing their cameras on are pretty much all nuts, it is likely that they find everything about the doomsday preppers nuts, such that they don’t feel they need to tip the scales in their favor with the kind of propaganda that they devote to so many other subjects.
A parallel would be the “ghost hunters” crap that started to dominate the Sci-Fi channel. As an example, I believe that these people are so off that the more accurately you frame them, the crazier they will look. And I think that’s how the “Doomsday Preppers” series is being filmed and produced.
I came across Doomsday Preppers because it was the channel up from the Military History Channel that I like to watch. And I’ve watched two or three episodes.
You should understand that if you are a liberal who believes Obama is lowering the level of the oceans and healing the planet, these doomsday preppers are as mentally and emotionally warped as I think the ghost hunters are.
Anyway, I’m a guy who takes his Bible seriously (another subject liberals find crazy). I believe the Bible is literally true, I believe the Book of Revelation describes our very close future and I therefore very much believe in “doomsday” stuff.
Maybe you don’t. There are two kinds of people who don’t, though: 1) those who don’t think the human race will end in tragic mushroom clouds, but rather that the human race will create a Utopia and they will climb on board the Enterprise and seek new civilizations with Captain Kirk. I’m not trying to mock anybody by putting it that way; there’s just two very different views of the future. And man either solves his own problems and lives happily ever after or he doesn’t and things get really bad really quickly before they get even worse. People of any intelligence believe in one or the other. The second group 2) are those who are frankly as much too stupid to consider their world ending as a cow lying in a field chewing its cud could consider its world ending. They’re just oblivious to anything beyond themselves.
Anyway, I’m in the group of thinking people who believe things are going to get really ugly as the human race systematically destroys itself.
So why am I not a “doomsday prepper,” then? I mean, if I think things are going to go to hell on earth, shouldn’t I be trying to maybe do something to either escape the chaos or be able to fight it?
On my view of the world, no, I don’t need to do that. God is in control. And as our world gets more and more crazy all around us, it is actually proving that the God who predicted it would become crazy knew what He was talking about.
As it became obvious that Obama was going to target the 2nd Amendment and specifically target so-called “assault weapons,” I seriously considered getting myself an AR-15 or an M4. Why? Well, because Obama wants to take away my right to have one and be able to defend myself with one if needed. But in my case, that wasn’t enough justification.
As a Christian, I do not have to go through life carrying a spirit of fear.
Again, if you’re going to even consider buying a weapon like an AR-15, you’d better think about it some first. That by no means indicates the answer will be, “you shouldn’t buy one.” But you ought to consider issues from “just where am I going to store this?” to “why am I buying this thing again?”
This is what gets to the essence of doomsday preppers versus Christians like myself.
Since I read my Bible and take my understanding of the world from that, I know that most of the scenarios that the “doomsday preppers” are fearing happen well into the Tribulation – after the Rapture – and I and my Christian brethren will be long-gone when the truly psycho stuff starts raining down upon a godless world ruled by the Antichrist.
Here’s the question: if a bunch of Obama’s jackbooted FBI killers came smashing through your door, would you want to be able to shoot them with your assault weapon? Well, the doomsday prepper is going to say, “Hell yeah I would. If it’s them or me and my family, I want to make it them. No brainer.”
But, you see, my answer to that question is no, I wouldn’t.
I think we should all realize that localized scenarios when a hurricane, tornado or earthquake hits and you are completely on your own are more likely than ever. People in high risk locations ought to consider buying an assault weapon to either discourage or deal with looters.
But I personally don’t spend my nights worrying about that.
The scenario I see developing is leftist fascists using the full weight of the power of government to “legally” drag me out of my home for my exercising of what had previously been my 1st Amendment right of free speech. I see that happening as America and the world unfolds according to what the prophets said would happen in the Bible.
Would I want that assault rifle in that scenario? No. Let them drag me away and put me in prison and then kill me. Frankly I’ll be glad if they take me in the very first wave. That way I won’t have to keep being brave after I see what happens to the other people who were dragged away for exercising what had previously been their 1st Amendment right of free speech.
We find that after they take your guns away, you’ve got to be braver and braver and braver in the face of a government that knows it has all the guns and all the power and the people have nothing but interrogation cells waiting for them if they complain about it.
So why would I shoot armed vandals trying to break into my home but not shoot at government fascists trying to break into my home? The answer is found in Revelation 13:10:
Anyone who is destined for prison will be taken to prison. Anyone destined to die by the sword will die by the sword. This means that God’s holy people must endure persecution patiently and remain faithful.
That passage tells me that in these last days, when the beast comes for you, God says to let him come and haul you away. There is a time and a place for everything under heaven, Ecclesiastes chapter 3 famously tells us. There WAS a time to fight – such as before the most wicked president in our nation’s history was getting elected through slander, fearmongering and demagoguery – but when the beast comes God calls us to stop fighting with our own strength and completely depend on Him.
I truly believe that we are heading for that day. I truly believe that we have arrived at the point in history when God’s people will have to endure rather than fight back. And I’m going to live that out in the here and now.
And when that day comes to my door, I won’t fight back. Because the Word of God tells me to endure patiently by trusting in Him and to remain faithful to His Gospel.
P.S. For the record, while we talk about our “national debt” of $16.5 trillion, our real issue is the unfunded liabilities and the fiscal gap that the US government owes its own people due to Democrats imposing Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid on this nation. Our unfunded liabilities are now well over $225 trillion and they are increasing at a rate of nearly one trillion dollars every single month. And that isn’t counting the hundreds of billions of dollars in union pension debt that many of our states have accumulated - with California ALONE facing a $500 unfunded pension liability. And with Illinois facing at least another hundred billion – which is increasing at the rate of $17 million every single DAY. I say that our unfunded liabilities are our real issue because who do you think Democrats will renege on: China or millions of voters who have a benefit check coming at the end of the month and who will vote them out of office if they don’t keep pumping out those checks whether America can pay the bill or not??? The answer is obvious. Our politicians will welch on our foreign creditors long before they welch on their voters. And if we’re talking about having a hard time finding $16.5 trillion, how the hell are we ever going to come up with the hundreds of trillions of dollars that nobody will talk about???
The only thing keeping America financially afloat is the fact that we are the world’s reserve currency, such that most commodities such as oil are traded exclusively in U.S. dollars. Because we are the world’s reserve currency, we can literally print money in a way that no other nation has ever been allowed to print money without immediate and painful consequences. China and Russia are already demanding that status be changed. And Obama and many Democrats are declaring that the United States is NOT the bastion of “exceptionalism” that resulted in America having that world reserve currency status in the first place. In so doing, our own rulers are actually helping the nations that want to chop us down to size. Because when we lose the world reserve currency status – that we only deserve if we are the unique, exceptional benevolent superpower that liberals deny we are - it will fiscally implode in very short order as we collapse under the sheer weight of our massive and unsustainable debt.
And then will come our doomsday.
But as a Christian who clings to Christ rather than to Obama or to the America he is “fundamentally transforming,” I need not fear.
That’s why I’m not a doomsday prepper even though I believe we are danger-close to doomsday.