Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum discusses Israelology — a key to understanding prophecy and Jesus’ earthly ministry.
The systematic study of Israel also provides context for understanding the rapture, end times and Jesus’ second coming.
Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum unpacks Jesus’ example of leadership and what that means for modern day discipleship.
What You’ll Learn:
- What Israelology is and why it matters in the study of the Bible
- How to apply Jesus’ example of discipleship
- What scripture says has to happen before the rapture or Jesus’ return
About the Guest:
In 1943, Arnold was born in Russia into a Jewish family that had fled Poland. After being allowed to go back to Poland in 1945, the family escaped the Iron Curtain with the assistance of the Israeli underground. They spent several years in a British Displaced Persons camp in Germany. While there, Arnold received Orthodox Jewish training from his father. And, the family was befriended by a Lutheran minister.
While Arnold was still a boy, the family migrated to New York City. The contact with the Lutheran minister, led Arnold and his mother to the American Board of Missions to the Jews (which would eventually become Chosen People Ministries). Through this ministry, several years later, Arnold came to a saving knowledge of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. He was 13 years old.
Despite his father’s disapproval and harsh treatment, Arnold’s faith endured. After high school, he enrolled in a Christian college. He would go on to transfer and graduate from Cedarville College and later from Dallas Theological Seminary. He received his PhD from New York University.
He is the Founder and Director of Ariel Ministries. The ministry offers intensive Bible teaching from a Messianic Jewish perspective with both in-person and online instruction. Tyndale Seminary students may be able to apply some Ariel coursework toward their degree. The ministry’s online library has resources available in English, Afrikaans, French, Hebrew, Hungarian and Russian.
Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum wrote the groundbreaking book, Israelology: the Missing Link in Systematic Theology. He is a prolific author. He has written several Bible commentaries including a recently published commentary on the book of Isaiah. He has authored or co-authored many books including The Feasts and Fasts of Israel: Their Historical and Prophetic Significance and Footsteps of the Messiah.
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Ariel Ministries – Phone: 210-344-7707
Timestamped Show Notes:
01:19-Topic: Israelology in Understanding Jesus’ Earthly Ministry and His Return
02:20-About Arnold’s Family
02:54-What is the Systematic Theological Study of Israel?
04:45-The Context of Jesus’ Earthly Ministry
05:12-The Greek and Roman Culture in the New Testament
05:31-1st Century Israel and the Life of Jesus
05:50-Christian Schools that Have a Jewish Studies Major
06:18-Messianic Jewish Studies at Ariel Ministries
07:30-Two Fold Purpose of Ariel Ministries
07:49-Jesus’ Example of Discipleship
08:55-How Does Jesus’ Example for Discipleship Apply to Churches Today
09:37-2 Things for a Pastor to Do
11:01-Are Small Groups Actually Bible Studies?
12:59-Training Biblical Elders
14:20-Balancing Interpretation and Application
16:34-Israel, the Past, Present and Future
17:15-Israel in the New Testament
17:56-Israel, the Church, the Rapture and the Second Coming
19:16-The Abomination of Desolation and the Mark of 666
19:47-Persecution of the Jewish People in End Times
20:16-Christ’s Second Coming
21:28-Salvation of All Israel and the Battle of Armageddon (Har Megiddo)
23:15-Gog, Magog and Ukraine — Ezekiel 38-39
24:58-Interpreting Prophecy — Does Prophecy Have a Bad Name
28:07-Joke: Arnold’s Favorite Rabbi Story