I remember those halcyon days. On April 19, 2007 when after heartfelt prayer, study, discussion, and observing the leading of the Lord, Amazing Facts and 3ABN were going to unite. In fact, I watched the whole special live coverage on 3ABN, but not too long afterward, the engagement was off. Another 3ABN separation. Alas 3ABN, always a bridesmaid, never a bride. . .
But news breaks.
Not that Bonnie Dwyer is prophetic or anything, but on July 12, 2007, she wrote Top Ten Amazing Facts about the Proposed Amazing Facts-3ABN Merger . Her number two amazing fact? "The more likely merger is Amazing Facts with Weimar Institute. That merger is on track to strengthen Amazing Facts College of Evangelism, Church Empowerment, and Health Programs, rather than broadcasting."
Now on April 9, 2008, the official word is: "After two years of heartfelt prayer, study, discussion, and observing the leading of the Lord, Amazing Facts and Weimar Insitute (sic) voted on April 6, 2008 to proceed with a bold new joint venture. Their respective boards approved an agreement whereby the operations of Weimar Institute will be administered by Amazing Facts with a new board of directors providing direction to both ministries."
And just so that you have it right for the Sabbath potluck banter, "it is not being called a merger or a take-over, but rather, a combining or just simply joining of forces."
Just so that we're clear. Bonnie is not a prophet, just a messenger of the law(d).
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/491