The non-ordained prophet writes:
US President Barack Obama visited Petra as part of his Middle East tour:
Many of us in the Church of God have long felt that it is possible that Petra in Jordan could be the place that God will protect the Philadelphia Christians during the time of the Great Tribulation (cf. Revelation 3:10).PETRA, Jordan | Sat Mar 23, 2013(Reuters) – President Barack Obama marveled at the sights of Jordan’s ancient city of Petra on Saturday as he wrapped up a four-day Middle East tour by setting aside weighty diplomatic matters and playing tourist for a day. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/23/us-usa-mideast-obama-idUSBRE92M02U20130323
Its weird that almost eighty years down the line and Armstrongism is still harping on Petra after one failed prophecy after another.
Like all good prophets, real ones and fake ones, Thiel sets out to scare his members, again. Obama or another president will cause things to happen that forces the Continuing Ed Church of God to hightail it over to Petra. As if any Muslim nation is going to open their doors to a bunch of wacky cultists wanting to move there. Oh, but I forgot. The king of Jordan was so impressed by Herbert Armstrong that he will bend over backwards and welcome the COG folks with open arms. Bob, his family and a few henchmen will stay outside Petra in the Marriott while the peons have to struggle to survive inside.
It is interesting that the US president visited Petra as it will be partially policies of leaders like US presidents that will contribute to the need for Philadelphia Christians to flee to a place like Jordan (sin is the actual cause, but it leads to debt and debt-increasing policies). The amount of US debt increased significantly under the last US President Bush and the current US President Obama.