Obviously, eating and drinking are a necessity of life; and marriage, when rightly entered upon, is a great social blessing... Why then did the people of Noah's time "know not" in regards to the coming catastrophic worldwide calamity until the flood indeed came and took them away: even to a watery grave? It was not because they had never heard the warning, for Noah was preaching this message 120 years! Rather, it was because the people decided, when warned, to do nothing and continue living life as usual (eating, drinking, seeking a mate, etc). Most assuredly there were many counter-messages, promising peace and public safety, that effectively silenced the words of caution in the minds of those who prized a life of ease and continuation of "business as usual" above repentance and reformation.
Are we today guilty of this same fault? Have we taken the time to examine warning and reproof... To, with an open mind, know if these things are so? We are warned that pestilence is one of the signs of the times... Furthermore we may even have read counsel like this prompting us to greater acknowledgment of our responsibility:
"We have come to a time when every member of the church should take hold of medical missionary work. The world is a lazar house filled with victims of both physical and spiritual disease. Everywhere people are perishing for lack of a knowledge of the truths that have been committed to us. The members of the church are in need of an awakening, that they may realize their responsibility to impart these truths." --Testimonies, Vol. 7, p. 62.
Unfortunately, only a small percentage of Christians today are awake to this message, and actively engaged in the "building the ark." Therefore, my question to you today is, when the flood comes, what will become of you and those you love? What will become of your neighbors and co-workers? Are you of those who hearing do not hear and seeing do not see? If so, let us "shake [ourselves] from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose [ourselves] from the bands of [our] neck, O captive daughter of Zion" Isaiah 52:2. Are you ready to hear the truth: to examine and assimilate it into actual practice? If so, It's time for class... It's time for Prebola©! Download the .mp3 below to listen to the audio recording from a live conference call regarding the Prebola© Pandemic Preparedness Course