"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Stockpiling food and resources.

"Git the gun, dolly!"
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I'm not despising any one's prophecy here, but some of the latter day prophets seem to be creating a lot of drama lately. I live across the street from a Seventh Day Adventist church, which happens to be offering their annual Unlocking Revelation series, which deals with the end times = our times. Some of the church membership think the Pope is the Anti-Christ, and the Catholic Church is the whore of Babylon. No biggie - I call the cops and have them ticketed when they park in my driveway.
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This past weekend however, the highly regarded Evangelical minister, David Wilkerson came out with a soul shaking warning:
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AN EARTH-SHATTERING CALAMITY IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. IT IS GOING TO BE SO FRIGHTENING, WE ARE ALL GOING TO TREMBLE - EVEN THE GODLIEST AMONG US. - Source
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Wilkerson recommends keeping on hand 30 days worth of food and supplies, which is never a bad idea anyway, just as an emergency precaution in the event of a natural disaster, or a terrorist attack. It isn't a dumb idea. In fact, the Word he received revealed what appeared to be a terrorist attack - if I understand him correctly - perhaps followed by widespread civil unrest, hence the recommendation to stockpile supplies.
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I know - I'm not convinced by Medjugorje, and yet I publish this from a non-Catholic. Of course I'm skeptical, but it isn't as if Wilkerson is alone in warning people. Even the vice-president warned of a terrorist attack possibly occurring shortly after the inauguration. And God knows this country has many enemies who would love to nuke us.
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Not long ago, I heard of a physician in St. Paul; he and his family are very devout Catholics, and supposedly they have a years worth of food and supplies on hand, I understand they have a gun as well. I could never go that far.

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Besides, the old rule for Third Order of St. Francis forbids carrying a sword.
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Adrienne has a provocative post dealing with the prospect of Manufactured Crisis - follow the links in the body of the text.

8 comments:

  1. It would also negate hording food (as does the current Rule in effect, come to think of it...!) :-)

    Wilkerson has had oodles of prophecies, precious few of which have ever came to pass.

    Someone once suggested the same test for modern prophets as OT ones: if it doesn't happen, we're stoning you.

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  2. I was waiting for you.

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  3. Wilkerson sounds a bit hysterical to me....

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  4. Dramatic.
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    I love this stuff. The cats and I are going to Petco tomorrow to stock up.

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  5. Remember the lilies.....:>

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  6. Susan - I do - I cannot imagine stockpiling anything and hiding in my basement and shooting at would be looters.
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    These times demonstrate who the god was many people were worshipping.

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  7. "These times demonstrate who the god was many people were worshipping."

    I'll say: I worry if we lose power I won't have my hair dryer. :>

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