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|May, 1998 (5758)||Vol. 24 No. 4|
THE GOSPEL OF CHRISTDuring next month (June), Shalom Scripture Studies will celebrate twenty-four (24) years of propagating The Gospel of Christ, from it's beginning (1974) in Southern California, then to the City of Jerusalem, followed by an interval in Oregon and Washington, later in Minneapolis, Minnesota (where we still have a flourishing ministry). In the last two years, we have expanded to the greater Savannah, Georgia area.
We have always been faithful to the command of GOD found in I Corinthians 9:18, "make The Gospel of Christ without charge". And indeed for twenty- four years we have never placed a charge on The Gospel, not in the distribution of our literature, books, Holy Bibles, videos, cassette tapes and even when we speak by invitation in a Church. Oh, we have been called fools and other names because we insist that The Gospel of Christ must not and should not have a dollar sign next to it. Some have even gone as far as to charge us foolishly for not exploiting our position as servants of The LORD in making money for our ministry. Well, for many years The LORD has been faithful to us in supplying all of our needs as He has promised, so, why should we charge? Freely we have received and freely we should give. Thank you LORD for your free gift of eternal life through Christ Jesus our LORD.
BACK TO MINNEAPOLISWith the Grace of GOD, the Hidalgos will be visiting Minneapolis, MN during the month of June, 98.
Dr. and Mrs. Hidalgo will be at The Shalom Chapel on Walker Street from June the 9th through the 20th.
During their stay in the Twin Cities there will be an Ordination Service for two of our Pastoral trainee, Mr. Jack Molloy.
It will be a joyous occasion for Dr. and Mrs. Hidalgo as they will be able to fellowship with the Shalom staff (Rev. and Mrs. Nathan Knibb our Assistant Director).
The Board of Directors will conduct their annual meeting. Also, the Shalom staff will fellowship in the Word of GOD taught by Dr. Hidalgo as a means of spiritual renewal and refreshment.
During every service Dr. and Mrs. Hidalgo will be speaking on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. We encourage you to attend and participate.
The Shalom Chapel in Savannah will be closed during June the 7th through the 22nd, 98. If you need to contact us please do call us at (952) 925 6186 in Minneapolis during these dates.
The LORD has been blessing our ministry in so many ways, one of which is our world wide web at the following address: http://www.shalom-peace.com.
FIFTY YEARS IN THE LANDBy now you probably know that this is the month that the people and nation of Israel are celebrating their fiftieth (50) year of JUBILEE.
What does this all mean?
Well first of all, we read in Leviticus 25:10 "And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year", also in Leviticus 25:12 The LORD said, "For it is the jubile; it shall be holy unto you".
Many have taken in hand to assume and speculate beyond what The Holy Bible shares with us. For example, some have said that this is the year of the return of Christ! Others have said that world peace will be ushered in, while yet others have intimated that during Israel's year of Jubilee, that all Israel shall be saved.
Well, as to these three most important issues:
According to The Holy Bible, The Messiah's return is imminent and when He comes to this earth He will bring Shalom (Peace), and yes, all Israel shall be saved. But as to a date and time, well, what saith The Scriptures?
Y'shua (Jesus) our LORD said in Matthew 24:36, "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only", He also said in John 10:30, "I and The Father are one".
Therefore, let us follow the advise of James (4:8) "Draw nigh to GOD, and He will draw nigh to you".
NEWS FROM ERETZ (LAND) OF ISRAELThere are an estimated 100,000 Jews living in South Africa today, down from about 120,000 since 1970. Persons of Jewish descent found their way to the Cape Colony from the earliest beginnings of white settlement in the 17th century, but because of religious restrictions imposed by the Dutch colonists, Jews did not organize a synagogue until 1841.
Polish lawmakers are pushing to restore the citizenship of Jews who fled the country following a 1968 anti- Semitic Communist campaign.
Only about 250,000 Jews from Poland's once thriving 3.5 million-member community survived the Holocaust. The tens of thousands who escaped in the late 1960s because of the anti-Semitism lost their citizenship.