Jill Duggar and her husband, Derick Dillard, are currently busy spreading the gospel in Central America, but the missionaries have managed to find a little spare time to share their religious teachings with their fans back home.
Jill and Derick do this through the Dillard Family website, where they share everything from mission trip updates to favorite family recipes. They’ve recently started a blog series called “Life Matters,” and their latest post is absolutely apocalyptic. It’s titled “Are You Ready for the Day of the Lord?” and it begins with what is likely a reference to the mass shooting in Orlando. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Jessa Duggar caused controversy by responding to the massacre at the Florida gay club by quoting an anti-gay religious leader. Jill and her husband tried to avoid similarly angering the LGBT community by leaving sexuality out of their response, focusing instead on how the gunman’s violent act may be a sign of mankind’s impending doom.
“In the times of uncertainty we live in including increased violence and terrorism abroad and on American soil as well as an unpredictable economy among other issues, it makes sense to ask the question, ‘Are you ready for the end of all things?'” the intro to their blog post reads.
Jill and Derick then proceed to warn their fans that they shouldn’t rely on their fellow man for protection; this should be left up to God.
“God wants us to rely fully upon Him. We should not derive our security from man or anything manmade.”
However, according to the Daily Mail, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard rely on men and manmade guns for their protection. Gang violence is a big problem in Central America, so S.O.S. Ministries, the organization that Jill and Derick are serving with, has hired armed guards to protect the couple and all other mission teams that visit the region. These guards accompany the missionaries whenever they visit locals to evangelize.
In their blog post, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard instruct their followers to take inventory of everything that they are reliant upon in life.
“Are we relying on anything instead of or in addition to God’s provision for us?” they write. Possibilities include “family, good works, gov’t, money, our own strength or anything within ourselves.”
Jill and Derick’s End of Days preparation post seems to suggest that relying on money is a big no-no. However, as the Inquisitr previously reported, their website includes a controversial donation page where fans can send money to the couple through their nonprofit organization, Dillard Family Ministries.
Jill and Derick conclude their post by re-stressing the importance of turning away from worldly things and putting God first; the couple believes that this is the only way to ensure that their souls will be safe when the world ends.
“We will only be ready for the ‘Day of the Lord’ if we are living in the Spirit and rely upon God’s work through Jesus on that day,” Jill and Derick write.
In another blog post, Jill Duggar notes that fear is an effective motivator when it comes to ministering. The Jill & Jessa: Counting On star has noticed that the locals who live under the constant threat of death are more open to the idea of an afterlife.
“Because of the violence and fear in some areas we were in, people face the frequent reality of eternity and are more open to the gospel because of it,” Jill writes.
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard aren’t just in Central America to add eternal hell fire to the list of threats that the locals have to fear; according to S.O.S. Ministries, they are also there to act as marriage counselors of sorts. Earlier this year, the Duggar Family Blog shared the following excerpt from one of the organization’s newsletters.
“Derick will focus on the men and young people, while Jill will focus on women and children ministry. Both of them will help with strengthening and encouraging married couples, which is mostly neglected in the Latin world, and they have already led a group from the church to a new region to preach the gospel.”
It’s pretty clear that Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard think that the “end of all things” is coming soon, so are you surprised that the Jill & Jessa: Counting On stars still in Central America instead of at home with their families?
[Image via Jill Duggar/Instagram]