Is It “Anti-Faith” To Prepare For The Coming Economic Collapse?

By on July 11, 2013

Does being a prepper show a lack of faith in God?  Should good Christians reject prepping altogether?  Yesterday, someone actually accused me of being “anti-faith” because I am encouraging people to prepare for the coming economic collapse.  This person believes that if I had faith, then I would make “no provision” for what is ahead and simply trust “in God’s providence alone”.  So is that person right?  Is it really “anti-faith” to prepare for the coming economic collapse?  I spent quite a bit of time thinking about these questions today.

Those that visit my site on a regular basis know that I am a Christian and I am very open about that fact.  I am someone that places a very high value on faith.  The Scriptures tell us to “trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding”.  Without God, none of us has any hope.  In fact, without God I would probably be dead by now.

But faith is not about sitting on your couch and waiting for God to do everything for you.  Rather, faith is about taking action on what God has directed you to do.

What I don’t understand is why any of these Christians that are 100% against prepping continue to go to work.  If we are to make “no provision” for ourselves and simply trust “in God’s providence alone”, then why do they need to earn a paycheck?  Why can’t they just sit home and wait for God to fill up their bank accounts?

Yes, God can do mind blowing supernatural things that require absolutely no participation on our part.  I know, because it has happened to me.  But the vast majority of the time, God works with us.  He requires us to take steps of faith and obedience, and in the process He leads us, He guides us, He blesses us and He opens doors for us.

The story of Noah is a perfect example of this.  He was perhaps the very first “prepper”.  God could have kept Noah and his family safe from the flood by transporting them to some sort of very comfortable “heavenly waiting area” and brought them back when everything was dry, but He didn’t do that.  Instead, God warned Noah about what was coming and ordered him to build a boat.

So did Noah just sit back and wait for God to do everything for Him?  No, he exercised his faith by taking action.  He believed the warning and he built a giant boat.  In Hebrews 11:7, Noah is commended for his radical faith which produced radical action…

By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.

Faith almost always involves action.  God wants to see if we are going to believe Him and do what He has instructed us to do.

And the amount of faith that Noah exhibited was staggering.  The boat that he and his family built was approximately the size of a World War II aircraft carrier.  It took a very, very long time to build that boat and collect all of the food and supplies for his family and for all of the animals.

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  • frankfan42

    Fear God, Obey His commandments and follow what he tells you to do. Remember, a personal relationship has a two way conversation, not just telling God what WE want, we need to listen what He wants us to do.

  • Harry Wiebe

    you are 100% right. one should even ask the question: when you trust in God and know that everything written in the bible is true, why then show such disbeliev, by not preparing for foretold events?

  • Jose Flores

    The best prepping a Christian or anyone else can do is prep your soul for eternally. You can prep as much as you want material things don’t last long but your soul does. In a way prepping can be consider a “lack of faith”

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      Yes, spiritual preparation is the most important.


  • Carol

    I am a Christian and spend a lot of time and study trying to stay on track with God. I talk to Him and listen for direction. I have heard about prepping from various places for a while but I have felt no urging from God that I should be prepping. I have specifically asked Him about this issue but He is focusing me elsewhere. I trust Him completely and simply try to do my part today.

  • Devorah

    Ok, “ALL” you so called Christains that want to sit around and “TRUST” that Elohim will provide for you! Are you keeping “ALL” HIS commandments. Are you as HOLY as Elijah who was feed by the Raven’s! Give me a break you will turn in your own Brothers when you need food here real soon. You, ‘we’ have sat down on our so called “morals’ as the nation is going downhill and WHERE has the so called Christian Nation risen up to demonstrate against the injustices of “SIN” and what the Bible tells us to do! We have let corrupt politicians , NOT ONLY let… but VOTED for them…knowing they were against what we stood for as “Christians.” Well there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when all is said and done… what about Joseph you would tell him NOT to store grain to save the House of Israel! …and “YES” Elohim will provide when we can no longer provide for ourself, I hear from Elohim and HE say’s the this nation has crossed the point of no Jeremiah 50 and 51 it IS about America…BUT while we are able it is about “WATCHING AND PRAYING” that that day does NOT take you unawares. Read Daniel 12 , especially verse 10.

  • Thomas

    It is the parable of the five wise and five foolish virgins. These so-called “Christians” who do not believe in prepping are like the foolish virgins whose “oil”(oil of understanding) was gone, and then wanted from those who also took “oil” in their flasks. Also as Jesus said these would be “like the days of Noah,” who was the first prepper; I am sure that a lot of people were trying to swim to the ark as the water rose. But as in the case of the virgins, the door will be shut. “Go to the dealers and buy your own…” I do not believe that true Christians who act upon their belief(the definition of Faith) should even feed those who did not prepare, especially those who scoffed at them. If you believe the Prophecies in the Bible, and do nothing to prepare to take care of yourself and family, which the Bible says such people are worse than infidels, and call yourself a “Christian,” the only person’s faith you should be questioning is your own. Noah saved animals for further pro-creation, and for food during the time that He and His family would be on the ark. Jesus said to “sell your garment and buy a sword”(Luke 22:26) if you do not have one. That does not mean spiritual sword either; if you had a sword in those days, you were as well armed as any of Caesar’s SWAT teams, so should also you be today. Joseph was also another prepper who acted upon His belief in the insights God gave Him.
    So yes, you are “Anti-Faith” if you are not acting upon your belief in God and His Word, which is the order to the New World Disorder of Satan’s system that is running the world.

  • montanaprepper

    I say if you dont prepare you are lazy and ignorant.

    Now lets look at what God says.

    But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. 1 Tim 5:8

    Now the reason for people not preparing they like to use the “lack of faith” theory. They have it backwards, and they are filled with too much pride to see it.

    The ones who are not prepping are the first ones to go buy that violent popular video game, that filthy comedy, that secular hip-hop cd, so on and so on. They will say I cant afford to prep, but yet they go to applebees for dinner. Well God calls you an infidel.

    When the SHTF my family will have food. If someone so chooses to kill me for it, well great, I will be with the Lord. I shall fear no evil!

    Good thing Noah or Joseph are not like alot of these pansy American Christians. Boy that would have been a bust. Can you imagine Noah saying, “no God im not gonna prepare, im lazy. Im just gonna sit my fat booty here on my lazy chair and eat bon bons, because I have faith that you will drop a boat from the sky and rain meatballs. ROFL.

    Wake up people dont be fools!

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      Very well said.


  • Diana Lesperance

    2 thoughts:

    Hoarding (like the Israelites did with the manna).

    Joseph preparing the Egyptians for famine.

    One prep is in obedience (Joseph). And one is done in greed (manna).

    How can we know we are prepping to obey God and care for others vs. hoarding for selfish reasons?

    • Nate Bozung

      The situation with the manna was different than the situation with Joseph; it is all about following the orders God has given you. The best thing you can do is spend time with God and ask what he wants you to do. Is he impressing on you the urgency to prepare for your family? Or is He telling you to wait in his presence and He will make provisions for you? Personally, I haven’t felt anything from the Lord that would lead me to believe that He will be supplying sustinence and essentials for my growing family. On the other hand, I’ve been feeling an urgency to prepare and a draw to podcasts such as TruNews and the Hagmann and Hagmann report where physical and spiritual preparations are frequently discussed. For me it seems that there is a reason I am drawn to these and feel the need to prepare for tough times. The things I will need that I could not forsee, I will be reliant upon God for, but the things I know I will need I am working to acquire.

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      You are right – there is a distinction there.


  • Carol

    Your anger and bitterness is a bit telling. It doesn’t seem like the mark of a merciful and loving God. But here it is. If God is telling you to prepare a shelter and place of safety, then you must obey no matter what the world says. If I am told to do something else, then I also must trust and obey. We are one body but with many functions. Each of us must do what we are created to do. We are the body of Christ and should not be fighting each other. That delights the enemy.