Foreword

Salt Shaker
Salt Shaker

Pinch of Salt

There is an old adage that some things should be “taken with a pinch of salt.” Meaning, of course, that one must apply some common sense when considering that statement. Unfortunately, some of the people who claim to look into the future speak things that fall into the category of “needing some salt.” Their view of the future is a bit too theoretical (or even too far-fetched) for the common person. We need to apply a “reality check” to their statements.

Back in the ’70s, a national evangelist (who is still active on TV today) was conducting a crusade meeting nearby and the radio stations were advertising it with quotes such as, “During the meeting, I will identify the antichrist and show slides of him and of his home country…” I am not sure how that turned out since I did not attend any of the meetings. I felt that his statement was in opposition to the Biblical teaching that NO ONE knows such things except God the Father.

However, those are the kinds of “over the top” comments that get a lot of attention today. The “common man” (used to describe mankind, be it man, woman, child) is very interested in what is going to happen in the future. That is the reason for such a surge in interest in the writings of Nostradamus and the like. “Inquiring minds want to know.” But most of the interpretations of Nostradamus’ writings (along with the ideas of some present-day teachers) have to be “taken with a grain of salt.” What we NEED is some teaching that will not have to be changed next year, or even thirty years from now. (I wonder if the ’70s evangelist that I mentioned is still presenting the same person as his “antichrist”?)

This book is written with the “grain of salt” already applied (grin). By that, I mean that I have tried to run all of the concepts/statements/teachings through the “reality check” filter BEFORE I write it down. I have not tried to find a concrete answer for every symbol. What I have tried to accomplish is to help ordinary people see the past and present as “windows” for viewing the future. I hope that you agree and find that the content here is such that you will not need to have a salt shaker in one hand as you turn the pages with the other.

Ray

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Ray Waldo is a retired pastor with a passion for sharing knowledge, understanding and (if possible), wisdom with everyone he meets. Prior to his retirement, Ray served as a local pastor and teacher to five different churches in two states. He also served as a short-term missionary, teacher, and crusade speaker to groups in Mexico, Kenya, Uganda & the Democratic Republic of Congo (while Congo was still in conflict). Ray is also a widely recognized teacher, writer and public speaker. He was the top-billed speaker to groups of over 10,000 people when he visited Africa. He is currently writing two books (online) that he expects to be published within the next two years.