The Calvary Church of Granbury Was Reading the Book of Revelation When the Hail Started

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Last fall, I drove down to the Calvary Church of Granbury, a Pentecostal congregation in the little town southwest of Fort Worth that was devastated by last night's tornadoes. It's a tiny building with vivid green carpet, next to an empty field and just up a narrow country road from the town cemetery. I was there to hear Irvin Baxter, an End Times preacher who's pretty sure the Apocalypse is due any minute.

Last night, as Calvary notes on its Facebook page, a group of congregants was sitting in the church, in the middle of reading Revelation 11. The chapter deals with the "two witnesses" who prophesy for "a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth," just before the seventh trumpet sounds. As they reached the last line of the chapter, the hail started.

Well, that's terrifying. Calvary's pastor, Jacob Stump, also wrote on Facebook that several of the churches in town met this morning to determine what they could do. First Christian Church reported that they needed volunteers to help with sorting the donations that have already come in. Check with First Christian or Red Cross DFW if you'd like to help.

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Americano
Americano

Ah tolerance.  It's just never ends here at the Observer.

scottie1620
scottie1620

And here I was thinking that God does not have a sense of humor! Who knew?

casiepierce
casiepierce

If you preach about and think about and pray about End Times all day, every day, you're bound to get caught in a storm once in awhile. After all, a broke clock is right twice a day.

observist
observist

Come one come all!  It's the 17th Biennial Pentecostal Apocalypse!  BYO Snakes!

JustSaying
JustSaying

I was dropping a duece when the electricity went out last night. Sure, thats not as scary as an F4 bearing down on your house but it was still quite traumatic.

DktrStrangelove
DktrStrangelove

Whole lotta End Times talk on this here blog today . . .

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

Apparently one of those congregants was faking it. We're still here.

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

@Montemalone Apparently you've never read Revelation.  The two witnesses is just the start of the fun.

weezwas2001
weezwas2001

@everlastingphelps  

Shouldn't that be, "The two witnesses, are just... etc, etc."

Although, great Christian your comments make you out to be, I really shouldn't question your "athuoritay"

Meekly looking forward to inheriting the Earth from rat bastards like you,


everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

"The two witnesses" is the common name for the event, so my grammar was correct. I was referring to the event, not the beings. And who says you have to believe something to study it? I know what happens after Alice goes down the rabbit hole, but that doesn't mean I believe there is an actual Queen of Hearts.

director21
director21

@weezwas2001 @everlastingphelps Perhaps he is the everlasting Fred Phelps! That would explain quite a lot.

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