PERRY STONE: Should Christians Be Preppers? {WATCH}

PERRY STONE: Should Christians Be Preppers? {WATCH}


I've been catching up on my Manna-Fest episodes lately, and this message, "Should Christians Be Preppers?" stood out to me! So I wanted to share it with you all. As you can see in the notes below, Perry Stone provides a balanced, biblical look at the subject and how we can apply it to our everyday lives in a modern-day context. Enjoy!

Prepper - a person who believes a catastrophe or a disaster is coming, and stockpiles food, water, supplies, etc. in preparation for the disaster they believe is coming.

4 Types of Christian Preppers

  1. The Ignorant: those who refuse to see anything bad coming. (Example: Priests at the Temple who refuse to believe it would be destroyed, prophesied Rome would be defeated, despite Jesus’ warning prophecies.)
  2. The Informed: those who see some bad things coming; they way the news, weigh the facts, and act accordingly.
  3. The Extreme: those who see bad in everything, very negative people; they can’t see any good out of anything.
  4. The Balanced: those who read the Bible, weigh the evidence, but try to seek what the Lord is saying for us to do or not do in the particular situation, and then act accordingly, making sure to not overreact.

4 Characteristics of Preppers

(These are people in general, from all faiths, all walks of life; just general characteristics.)

  1. Do not trust the government’s ability to take care of them if a crisis were to come.
  2. Believe in emphasizing personal responsibility for their future, and not just hand it over to luck.
  3. Self-reliance is the best plan for the future.
  4. Have a survival plan in the event of a major crisis that is common to their location.


Example: If I live near a nuclear power plant, do I have the necessary long-term and immediate things required for protection such as iodine tablets to take on a regular basis (long-term) or a basement, safe room, etc. that can be covered in plastic in the event of a plant-related disaster?

Example: If I live near an arsenal, do I have filters on my drinking/bathing, etc. water? Do I live upwind of (behind) the plant (the wind hits me first, then them, not the other way around)?

Example: If I live in an earthquake zone, do I have water on reserve? Do I live in an earthquake-safe structure?

Do I live in earthquake, flood, hurricane, etc. zone, and am I prepared accordingly?

God says nothing to you in a warning to SCARE you, but to PREPARE you.

4 Anti-Prepper Attitudes

  1. “I don’t preach prophecy because everything is doomsday and negative, so we should avoid it.”
  2. “Nowhere in the Bible does It teach us to prepare.”
  3. “It’s a lack of faith if we prepare; we should just trust God. It’s a lack of faith if you make preparation for a day of trouble.”
  4. “It creates fear for people to prepare.”

Scriptural Backing for BALANCED Preparation

“By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.” (Hebrews 11:7)

Some additional pointers about Noah:

  • According to Scripture and Jewish tradition, Adam, Enoch (seventh from Adam), and Methuselah (Enoch’s son), all knew a Flood was coming.
  • The godly fear that came on Noah was NOT a spirit of fear:

A spirit of fear gives you a hopeless feeling. The godly fear of Noah gives you a plan of preparation.

Godly Fear in Scripture

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom… (Proverbs 9:10)
“A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself; The simple pass on and are punished.” (Proverbs 21:12)

The “R-Word”

QUESTION: How Should One Prepare?

ANSWER: It’s all based upon when one believes the Rapture happens.

Mid & Post-Tribulation Believers: If you believe that Believers will endure some, most, or all of the Tribulation, then heavy preparation is required.

Perry on Pre-Tribulation Rapture: Just because I believe in Pre-Trib does not mean I do not believe in preparing.

Why Prepare?

Because natural disasters will increase (Matt. 24). Thus, preparation is based upon the said natural disasters, not the Tribulation.

  • Tornados:
  • Flooding:
  • Earthquakes:
  • Heavy/Damaging Snow:
  • Wars & Rumours of Wars

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