May 30, 1993: Frankfurt/Main (Germany)

Photos: VFB

Setting: The Jahrhunderthalle [“Century Hall”] in Frankfurt-Höchst was the scene of the Pentecost service. District Evangelists Hans-Jürgen Berndt and Wolfgang Nadolny, both from Berlin, were ordained into the Apostle ministry at the end of the divine service. Over 1,200 congregations in 33 countries were connected via satellite, making it possible for the service to reach a total of 280,000 participants. An international Apostle Meeting on the Saturday before the service looked back to the 100th anniversary of the New Apostolic Church, which had emerged from the Catholic Apostolic Church in 1863.

Pentecost greeting: “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” (Matthew 24: 21-22).

Core thoughts: “What degree of salvation have we reached? In the western world we live in a time in which the people have never had so much free time, and yet no one has any time! Everyone is in a rush. […] What do we do with our free time? Or better said: do we make time for the salvation of our souls?”