Petra, the Greek word for rock, is used both physically and spiritually in the Bible. The Bible warns those who desire to hide themselves in the rocks. The only way we can be hidden and saved is through the true Rock.
Before his retirement in 2021, Dr. Donald Ward pastored churches in Texas and Louisiana, and taught at Ambassador Bible College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has also served as chairman of the Council of Elders of the United Church of God. He holds a BS degree; a BA in theology; a MS degree; a doctor’s degree in education from East Texas State University; and has completed 18 hours of graduate theology from SMU.