New take on 2012
ARROYO GRANDE, Calif.--Bob Thiel's new book 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect (list price $20) will be an "invaluable guide" to anyone worried about the period beginning with 2012, Dr. Thiel told The Journal."
The book "goes past the hype to explain what really will and will not happen in 2012," he said.
It is timed to come out just before the release of a major motion picture called 2012 that is based on Mayan prophecies that some say point to the time just ahead.
Dr. Thiel researched ancient prophecies from many sources, including Mayan, Hindu, Catholic, Byzantine, Buddhist and Islamic.
For more information, see thesecretsect.com and nazarenebooks.com.
Darts injured on way to Feast
WHITEHOUSE, Texas--Ron and Allie Dart, founders of Christian Educational ministries, were injured in an auto accident on their way to the CEM's Feast site in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., in late September just before the festival, which begins the evening of Oct. 2.
Mr. Dart, in an E-mail to friends, reported, "We will be fine." He and Mrs. Dart visited a hospital emergency room and were quickly released.
What happened? "I went to sleep at the wheel," Mr. Dart reported, "and I hit a guard rail which spun the car around."
Mr. Dart said his sleep apnea could have been a contributing factor.
The accident occurred in or near Lucedale, Miss.
New church to inaugurate
GERMANTOWN, Md.--Pastor Lennox Abrigo announced the inauguration service of the Seventh-Day New Covenant Church on Dec. 12, 2009, at 7550 Buchanan St., Hyattsville, Md., and you're invited to attend.
The church is unusual, Mr. Abrigo said, because of its vision statement and goals.
The statement: "God's military is churches in fraternity." Its two vision-related goals:
To pursue its mission daily, as the first Christian church pursued its (see Acts 2:46).
To "partner with non-SDA Sabbath-keepers and Sunday worshipers" to "build up God's Kingdom through spiritual warfare, believing that saving grace alone--Jesus' death on Calvary--qualifies sinners to become members of His spiritual body, not devotion to their day of worship."
Pastor Abrigo, a dedicated Sabbatarian, likes to point out that "you don't have to leave your church to be active in ours."
For more information see seventhdaynewcovenant.org.