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Camp Meeting 2017

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Camp Meeting 2017

Beit Shalom Balevav set up and ran a new booth at the summer camp meeting of the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Gladstone, Oregon.  The booth ran from July 18-22 and it draws thousands of campers together for a fun learning experience with family, friends, and fellow believers.  Its a time of fellowship, discovery, and serious Bible studies.  Each day there are multiple events, seminars, classes and activities for all ages (young and old alike).  The featured speaker at the main pavilion each night was Pastor Ty Gibson of Light Bearers in Jasper, Oregon.  Our congregation had...

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Clark County Fair 2017

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Clark County Fair 2017

Beit Shalom Balevav set up a 30 foot booth at the Clark County Fair in Ridgefield, Washington from August 4-13, 2017.  The Clark County Fair is one of the longest running (since 1868), biggest, best, and most exciting county fairs in the United States.  We displayed a real, 200 year-old Torah Scroll, a replica of the Great Isaiah Scroll found in Qumran area in 1947 (dating over 2,300 years old).  We also had a Bible plinko board game where fairgoers had to correctly answer a Bible question in order to play and win free prizes.  Over the ten days we gave out thousands of prizes while children...

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Could Antisemitism Be Rejection of Christ Revived?

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I received an email today that got me thinking. The author had been a spiritual mentor to my husband and myself over 20 years ago. It is thanks to his sharing the wonderful truth about God’s self-less love that we became a happily married couple instead of joining the ranks of the divorced. The author says: “The conscientious, alert follower of Jesus is in constant tension. Every wind of doctrine is blowing with force. Publications on the Internet and by printing are flooding our mailboxes, both postal and electronic. Voices are clamoring to be heard with new interpretations of...

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Israel and the Church – Part 1

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The role of Israel in the plan of salvation and in last day events presents one of the hottest debating topics in Christianity. Throughout the two thousand year history of Christianity this debate has continued. This discussion is deeply rooted in the historical events that occurred during the period of the Jewish–Roman wars between the destruction of the Temple (70 AD) and the Bar Kokhba rebellion (136 AD). This was a really challenging time for newly emerged Christianity. As we look at the political and social environment of this time, we observe a form of Christianity which by the middle...

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