CBS: Some upper-income Texans are headed down below, not Australia, but below the surface.
An investor group is planning for a doomsday scenario by building a $300 million luxury community replete with underground homes. There will also be air-lock blast doors designed for people worried about a dirty bomb or other disaster and off-grid energy and water production.
“People are getting fearful of this world — there’s ISIS, there are things like Zika virus to race relation and the police brutality they see on TV — people are nervous. People want a place they can have safety for themselves and for the future of their families,” Whitt added. “If need be, it’s going to be one of the safest places on Earth.”
Opinion: Prepper: a person who believes a catastrophic disaster or emergency is likely to occur in the future and makes active preparations for it, typically by stockpiling food, ammunition, and other supplies.
A Christian (end-time) Prepper mostly believes that the rapture of the church (1 thess. 4:16-18) will take place after the Antichrist is revealed and that Christians will have to undergo the wrath, i.e, suffer the persecutions of the Great Tribulation.
To be sure, there are several variations of when the church is taken to Christ and it is not possible for me to write about them all. Our website is dedicated to sharing the Dispensational pre-trib rapture position as evidenced by our study Bible Prophecy 101 on the front page of this website.
However, there are many church groups promoting preparation for coming disaster. (Christian Emergency Preparedness Network).
Peppers are likely to have a garage or storage facility filled with supplies that will get them through the 7 years of hell on earth.
Those folks get real upset at the pre-trib position. They call it a dangerous lie and the work of Satan.
That said, we believe that there is sufficient evidence in God’s word to support the pre-trib position, if a person is careful to rightly divide the Word as explained in the book of the same title by Clarence Larkin (here):
“While the Bible was written FOR all classes of people, and FOR our learning, it is not addressed to all people in general. Part of it is addressed to the JEWS, part to the GENTILES, and part to the CHURCH. These three constitute the “Three Classes” into which humanity is divided. 1 Cor. 10: 32. It follows therefore that while the whole Bible was written for the instruction of the Church, it is not all written about the Church. The Church is not mentioned in the Old Testament. The Old Testament is mostly taken up with the history of one nation, that of Israel.”
In our recent response to one of our readers, we said this:
When rightly dividing the word (2 Tim. 2:15) it is important to ask three questions:
Who is speaking?
To whom is the person speaking?
What is the context of what is being spoken?
In Matthew 24 Jesus is speaking. He is speaking to the disciples (Jews) since the Church does not yet exist. The context is the tribulation (Daniel 9:27).
Matthew 25:15-16 confirms: ““Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ [mid-way point of the tribulation] spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.”
Who is in Judea? Once again Jesus is warning His people, the Jews, to flee to the mountains to escape the wrath of Antichrist.
The disciples Paul and John wrote to the Gentile church, 1 Thess. 4:16-18; 1 Thess. 5:9-11; 1 Thess. 1:10, and in Rev. 3:10 John told the church at Philadelphia (corresponds with the Evangelical church that began in the 1800’s) that it would be kept ‘from’ (Greek ‘out of’) the hour of trial.
Jesus taught 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;