Eight Days to the Seventh Seal
For anyone considering a trip to the Middle East in mid-April, don’t forget to keep an eye on conditions! (Hm, looks like there aren’t any travel advisories for Jordan at the moment, although the two entry points into the country from Israel are mentioned in the travel advisory for Israel/West Bank/Gaza Strip.) Best watch out for the tourists, though; I often wondered, will they be offered baptism as well? Oh, that’s right, anyone baptized after Feb. 2 won’t get to be an Old Testament overlord, the 144,000 seats in the kingdom have already been taken, according to Weinland.
I never did find a countdown clock that played well with WordPress format and looked good at the same time. Eight days to the seventh seal, not inconveniently when my mind is supposed to be “opened spiritually” as a member of “the scattered church”.
Since I’ve already been called the “b” word by one recently-baptized member, something tells me I wouldn’t exactly be welcomed with open arms anyway, in the not-even-close-to-likely event of my sudden re-conversion to “the church”. Sorry, I lived through sermons like Wayne Matthews’ this past Saturday, over twenty years ago. And yes, I am ashamed to admit, I played the “I am more converted than you are! I am! I am too!” game more often than not. I do not need nor want to re-visit that close-minded version of myself ever again.