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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Christian Preparedness, 2

Continued from "Christian Preparedness"

What's not often recognized is that it's during the crisis of darker times that men are more willing to consider the faith and ideas for godly living. In times of prosperity and security, men maintain the status quo, but political and economic insecurity forces them to reconsider their beliefs and practices. (Mark R. Rushdoony, Feb. 2012 newsletter)

We must recognize that this is one of the greatest if not the greatest opportunity yet to come to Christianity. This is a time of glorious opportunity, a turning point in history, and the wise will prepare for it. (R.J. Rushdoony, Roots of Reconstruction,p. 827)

In your preparedness, as in all of life, the fulfillment of your life mission (see also here) should rank high in your list of motives. The social, economic and/or political dissolution of the West in general and the U.S. in particular represents both divine judgment and divinely appointed opportunity.

Survivalists think mainly about themselves and, perhaps, their immediate families. I met one a few months ago at a local preppers' conference.

He unabashedly proclaimed that he would use force of arms to take what he needed/wanted from those foolish enough not to have armed themselves to protect their lives and property. If you have the heart of a Christian Warrior sheepdog, you recognize that he is precisely the person you will want to protect your family and neighbors from in a without-rule-of-law (WROL) situation.

Christian preppers must look beyond the self-centered desire to survive at any cost. They must look forward to a time of recovery from the WROL crisis and accept the responsibility to shape society in terms of Christ's rule and the Royal Law of Liberty found in God's Word.

In the March/April issue of Faith for All of Life, Buddy Hanson writes:

The Old Testament and the chronicles of history reveal how God raises up non-Christians to positions of cultural influence to awaken us to repentance, and then He either brings them down once we repent, or brings our culture down if we continue to live by our rules instead of by His rules.

In our own society, Christians have largely embraced the non-Christian culture on a personal and institutional level. There is no point in preparing for future judgment and rebuilding if you are part of the reason for that judgment.

If that is the case, then the top priority in your preparedness should be to repent and become part of the solution rather than continue as part of the problem.

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