There, Arnold received Orthodox Jewish training from his father before the family finally immigrated to New York in Before their release, however, the family was befriended by a Lutheran minister; and it was this contact that eventually led Arnold and his mother to the New York headquarters of the American Board of Missions to the Jews ABMJ. Five years later, this same meeting brought Arnold, at age 13, to saving knowledge of Jesus the Messiah. Under these difficult circumstances, Arnold continued as best he could to maintain contact with Jewish believers and to walk with the Lord. Upon graduating from high school, Arnold was forced by his father to leave home because of his faith. In , he began undergraduate education at Shelton College in New Jersey.
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His grandfather was known to have the whole Old Testament memorized in Hebrew by age 18 and had been the one to call the final edict on the debate ruling the consumption of tomatoes as kosher for their community in Poland. But then a year later, after the communists seized power in Czechoslovakia, the family posed as Greeks and escaped from behind the Iron Curtain to West Germany.
Fruchtenbaum and the family then moved to New York in where they lived in a Jewish section of Brooklyn. The family moved to Los Angeles in He then moved to Israel where he studied archaeology, ancient history, historical geography, and Hebrew in his graduate studies at the American Institute of Holy Land Studies and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Later that year, Fruchtenbaum returned to the U. Three years later , he graduated with a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife then moved to Jerusalem, Israel and settled in Jerusalem to work with a local church and train young Israeli Jewish believers for Christian service. Because of their work, however, religious authorities in Jerusalem pressured the Fruchtenbaums to leave after working at the Messianic Assembly for three years in This was discussed with other leaders and this turned into the ideas for Ariel Ministries.
In late , Ariel Ministries, based in San Antonio, Texas, was established with the mission to "evangelize and disciple our Jewish brethren. This has given him a broad knowledge of the messianic movement. Ariel Ministries[ edit ] Fruchtenbaum is the founder and director of Ariel Ministries.
Theology[ edit ] Fruchtenbaum is a Messianic Jew who believes that the bible is inspired by the Word of God and is inerrant and is the authority in all things related to faith and practices and all of which it speaks. He believes in the full deity of Jesus Christ. His theology is largely traditional dispensational with some variation only in detail. The eschatological viewpoint retains a role for Israel and Jewish believers in his view of future theology.
Dispensationalism makes the most sense biblically because it takes the Bible literally unless the text indicates otherwise, and that is a safe position to be in.
ISRAELOLOGY FRUCHTENBAUM PDF
Now, however, things are much different. Five years ago, I began seriously studying and considering the entire canon of the Scriptures as a system as opposed to isolated statements and how this system pertains to all people from all walks of life. Luckily, scars heal and serve as reminders. He provides a critical analysis of the leading theologians in the 3 different Covenant theologies pre-, post-, and amillenialism to show the view of Israel in each. This sets up for the final comparative analysis against Dispensationalism, Fruchtenbaum himself identifying as such. In short, the branches of Covenant theology fall short of integrating a careful account of Israel in the biblical text into their theology. The structure of the book: 1.
Israelology: the Missing Link in Systematic Theology
Brasho Romans Israel views Dispensationalist — Views the whole of Scripture as a household that God manages with different economies and dispensations. Thanks for telling us about the problem. May 15, Tim Chaffey rated it it was amazing. Arnold Genekowitsch Fruchtenbaum is the founder and director of Ariel Ministries, an organization which prioritizes evangelization of Jews in the effort to bring them to the view that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah. The Israelology of Covenant Premillenialism 7. It was through this book that I came to see Eschatology as theocentric what God is doing and the programs and course run by the church nowadays as anthropocentric what I, we, are doing.
About Dr. Fruchtenbaum
His grandfather was known to have the whole Old Testament memorized in Hebrew by age 18 and had been the one to call the final edict on the debate ruling the consumption of tomatoes as kosher for their community in Poland. But then a year later, after the communists seized power in Czechoslovakia, the family posed as Greeks and escaped from behind the Iron Curtain to West Germany. Fruchtenbaum and the family then moved to New York in where they lived in a Jewish section of Brooklyn. The family moved to Los Angeles in
Israelology: The Missing Link in Systematic Theology