Symbolic locusts? Unacceptable.
At least if the locusts are only symbolic, is the seal real? I’d like to get it. Knowing a lot of Christians myself, I don’t think we’ve gotten this seal that keeps us safe from greed, fear, and lust. At least not in Jackson. (I’ve been a willing participant in all three so I’m not casting any stones here.)
I’d always thought that having a bunch of crappy Christians in a church was a design feature of the church (think 2 Cor 4:7).
What does it mean when these locust/awful-stuff-that-comes-from-the-heart don’t have authority to touch the sealed Christians?