Christian Prepper

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hillbill, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. hillbill

    hillbill tbell

    Not wanting to start any conflict but I believe things are turning very bad either by war in the middle east or a debt growing out of sight, how much should we live by faith and how much should we prepare for on our own.
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

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  3. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    How much should we live by faith ?
    I'm no bible scholar but is it not said the Lord helps those who help themselves ?

    How much should we prepare for on our own ?
    Keep in mind one cannot prepare for every possible scenario.
    Pick the most likely scenario (s) you may encounter and prep for them.

    You're in good company here, look around in the resources section, there's good info there.
  4. hillbill

    hillbill tbell

    thanks for the chaplains comments and its true you need to put legs on prays and do your part.
  5. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    1 Timothy 5:8

    Sounds to me like the teachings in the bible would like one to provide for you and yours.
  6. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    That was the exact quote I was thinking of when I read this... Thanks, Moto.
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  7. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    You are not alone...the faithful and faithless at SM are here to help you. Living by faith, and preparing for contingencies are not mutually exclusive.

    Proverbs 6:6-8King James Version (KJV)
    Proverbs 6:6-8 KJV - Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider - Bible Gateway
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  8. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++

    I believe God expects you to do everything he has given you the mind and money to do before he will hear your prayer for mana from heaven.
  9. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    This I believe. I have seen it twice when people were down to their last nickle. These people were true Christians and never lost their faith. At the last moment before the homes were lost and bankruptcy was filed, something would happen and their circumstances would turn around. I do believe that He is not supposed to take care of us i.e. no welfare from heaven.
  10. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    Honestly I think you might end up with a better discussion in the Faith and Religion forum away from us heathens...
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  11. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Despite the best efforts of heathens occasionally get to contribute to the F&R forum. ;) I'm getting to be quite adept at biblical quote dodge ball :whistle: Honestly hillbill, I won't endanger your immortal soul. [angel]
  12. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    I'll see your Timothy and raise you a Leviticus 25:10 And ye shall eat old store and bring forth the old because of the new.

    @hillbill So rotate your preps ! [coo]
  13. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    (y) @NotSoSneaky . Battle of the Bible?
    Proverbs 21:20- There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

    @hillbill if you are a wise man and a godly man then there should be no question. We may think we have discovered something new in getting prepared just in case but I think it is obvious that our ancestors knew, storing is wise.
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  14. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    I went there a few times early and was basically told in a PM that my kind wasn't welcome there so I quit going...been too long since I read that particular book to remember citations.
  15. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    All God's children are welcome back into the arms of the Lord anytime they are ready.... knock and he shall answer.
    Whoever did not want you participating was wrong to say that, as we all have a voice in this verse. Even in descent, there is truth to be learned by all in conversation amongst our Monkey tribe.
  16. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Anybody asks, tell them you are with me.[winkthumb]
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  17. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    I know just enough of the good book to get myself in trouble with someone very familiar with it.
    Always up for a gospel discussion (in the proper forum though).

    That particular passage from Timothy is one of my favorites and one I used to win a discussion with a church member who thought I shouldn't have my sidearm with me in church. [tongue]
  18. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    If one of our parishioners said that in our church.... the Pastor would suggest they go to a less safe church if they have an issue with an armed, good-guy card carrying member, being respectful. ;)

    You can be a God fearing, gun carrying member in our church, no problem.
  19. hillbill

    hillbill tbell

    thanks for all the post especially the heathens their my kind of people.ive spent years on both sides of the fence but when your heavey into drugs and cant quit its nice to get on a new path.picked up a lot of things I haven't thought of.
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  20. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    hillbill - when every step you take is like walking into a strong wind, you are headed in the wrong direction. When it feels like the strong wind is at your back you are headed in the right direction. What you feel is not the wind, it is the hand of God helping you along to where you need to go. I once fought it being a headstrong person, but after it finally wore me down I learned to listen to it. God made it so simple that even I could get it.
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