Bob Thiel, bless him, reveals exciting new details about the Two Witnesses.
"Did you know that the Bible teaches that the two witnesses will wear at least some black?"
Gasp! No Bob, I'd always read straight past that. And no wonder! Here's the Thielien logic:
Rev.11:13 says the Twosome will eschew suits for sackcloth - quite a fashion statement in 2008.
Next Bob flips over it Isaiah 50:3 where the blackness of heaven is compared to - wait for it - sackcloth!
The clincher for Bob comes in Rev.6:12 where the sun becomes black as... well, you'll be way ahead of me.
Exegesis of this quality is remarkable enough, but Bob is not a man to rest when there's yet more light and truth to break forth. Stirred into this potent brew is a quotation from someone named Ellen G. Wh... no, hang on, correction... Anne Catherine Emmerich, a 19th century Augustinian nun, stigmatic, mystic, visionary and ecstatic, who speaks of "the little black man in Rome" and "the new black church."
Being less perspicacious about such things than Bob, I have no idea how he connects Emmerich's racist fantasies with his own fantastic COG scenarios, but alas, this is surely just density and blindness on my part.
But I do have a suggestion of my own about the identity to the Men In Black. Indeed, it's possible to go one better than Bob's helpful visual aid (reproduced above.) Bear in mind that Bob's previous post flailed against Martin Luther for using dynamic equivalence when translating the Bible. Now, remember how Satan mimics truth, then note the cover of the latest Australian Lutheran showing a religious professional garbed in black and astride a beast. Coincidence? I think not. Yes brethren, the Two Witnesses will be bikers in leathers!
And not even Ronnie Weinland knows that.