Doomsday Preppers

I was recently watching a new television show on the National Geographic channel called Doomsday Preppers.  The show follows families that have outlandish ideas of how the world is going to end, market crash, national disaster, nuclear holocaust, and so on.

It’s not that these ideas are farfetched,  but their lifestyles and how they’ve prepared themselves.  Whether or not their predictions will come true, their adherence to preparations and lifestyles will continue.  They see a potential for a universal change or alteration in their daily lives.  They expect something to happen.  So why not be prepared?  Is it as outlandish as we really think?

Yes, these people seem very eccentric, but do we have the right to say they’re wrong?  Experts judge their lifestyles and how they’ve prepared themselves, from water and food stores, to personal protection, experts tell them where they stand on survival.

We can use these shows either as a comic relief or as a learning tool.  No, it’s not reasonable everyone should simply start buying tons of rice and canned goods, but more so being ready.  Yes, our world has become very unsteady and anything could happen.  The Lord’s second coming is closer than it was yesterday.  We should begin to seek out His name and His Word daily because the day of judgement may be closer than we think.


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2 responses to “Doomsday Preppers

  • Mel

    Your last few lines nailed it. We, the redeemed, are the real doomsday preppers. I’ve seen most of the episodes of this show and while it’s wildly entertaining, it makes me sad. These people are giving their lives to the wrong cause, just another distraction of the world and for the world that misses the mark of Truth. They are definitely living sold out lives but not sold out to Christ. Thanks for posting on this!!! 🙂

    • jthealthyfit

      Wow. Great comment! I really appreciate your input and it’s completely true. We take for granted that we always have more time to prepare and get right with the Lord, but you never know what the next day is going to bring. Thanks for commenting!

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