Friday, July 3, 2015


Those who’ve followed me for a while know that I’ve done several articles on prepping in the past, some with the help of the friend that I call “the guru.” I know that some of you have an interest in such things, too. On Facebook, I daily repost things from other folks that have to do with prepping, homesteading and DIY projects. Some folks prepare for societal collapse, financial collapse or the collapse of the power grid. Other folks prepare for things like floods, tornados, wind storms, drought, and food shortages due to various scenarios.

While many of my readers are exceptions to the rule, people at large don’t seem to want to prepare for the one event from which none of us escape—death. No, I don’t mean just buying life insurance to protect your family if you croak. Nor do I mean pre-arranging your funeral, making a will, or doing estate planning to lessen the taxes paid by your heirs. I’m thinking of something bigger, the biggest in fact—dealing with eternity.

Science tells us that energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be made to change forms. Science also tells us that we have an aura that is photographable with the right equipment. When we die, that aura doesn’t fade; it leaves the body and heads elsewhere. Religious folks will tell you that aura is the soul moving to the next realm.

There are people, of course, who choose not to believe in any god or in life beyond the grave. Surprisingly, this attitude is more common in the lower classes and less educated. People would be shocked to learn how many scientists are religious. For those folks who simply think they’re being pragmatic not to believe in spiritual things, I’ll quote my late uncle. He was neither the first nor the last to say such a thing, but he was the first to articulate it to me. He said, “If I spend my life believing in God, only to die and become nothing; I’m not out a thing. A lot of folks go through life mistaken about some things. However, if some guy goes through life NOT believing in God and finds himself at the judgment seat after leaving this life, he’ll have literal hell to pay.” And that will be for all eternity, folks. Have you ever considered the idea of something with no end?

Concerning Jesus, Acts 4:12 tells us “…God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” (NLT) That means Buddha, Mohammed, Vishnu nor any other person, living or dead, can get you into Heaven. You have to accept Jesus as your savior, or you’re headed somewhere else entirely.  We can’t make it in on our own either, for Romans 3:23 tells us, “ For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” (NLT) However, once you make that decision to accept Jesus as your savior, He won’t turn his back on you. Philippians 1:6 says, “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” (NLT)

Sadly, I believe that Satan may have more fake Christians out there than God has real ones, so don’t be swayed by “Christians” who set bad examples. If you know one who has impressed you with his (her?) behavior, go to him and ask about “getting saved.” If he’s sincere, he’ll find the answers you need, even if he doesn’t have them on the tip of his tongue. Feel free to ask me to converse privately, also. Otherwise, get a red letter edition Bible and just read the words in red a few times, so you get familiar with what Jesus says, instead of what people say about Him. Then, you might want to read all of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John plus, perhaps, Proverbs.

Please get prepared for eternity, because your world could end at any moment, and eternity is a long time to suffer needlessly. Heaven sounds like a much nicer place. © 2015


Gail said...

Raised by Depression Era parents I've been a "prepper" in many ways since birth.

I don't know the facts related to the statement that less educated people or lower classed people are not as believing in God. I think that is how most hang on to the pain of life, knowing there's a better after life with God. After all sometimes hope is all we have.

I have just broken my own rule...avoid discussing politics and religion with friends. Hope we're okay. I enjoyed your post.

Great words to live by. Yes, there is a God.

Gorges Smythe said...

Gail, for many years, it was the poor who held tightest to God. That was one of the complaints of Marx, if you remember. The scholarly of that age were the scoffers at all things religious. From things I've read, scientists are starting to see that there are things that science can't explain and the answers seem to be coming from spiritual realms. The poor, on the other hand, have had two generations so endoctrinated by the public schools, that they have bought into the socialist atheism of the age. Of course, this may be all conjecture, but it seems reasonable.

As for your rule about politics and religion, you can away with it here, but not everywhere. lol

Chickenmom said...

How can anyone not believe in God? All the beauty that surrounds us cannot "just" happen by chance. Evil is man's doing, not God's.

Mamahen said...

I can only add Amen!!!

Pumice said...

Preach it, Brother, but be aware that with the internet going under international control you may need to post a warning on your sight.

Grace and peace.

Gorges Smythe said...

Some folks are just dense, I guess, Cm.

That's what it's all about, Mh.

I reckon they'll tell me when I cross that line, Pumice. Sort of like when Facebook took down my post where I said that I was beginning to think that the only good muslim was a dead one. I guess some are getting saved, though, so that's good.