Dear friends!


Welcome to the International Biblical Apologetics Association!
Today the church needs, as never before, a more profound comprehension of God’s Word. In April 2020, responding to God’s call to stand for the truth of the Gospel, several pastors and biblical scholars from various evangelical and Messianic Jewish communities convened, expressing their concerns regarding the infiltration of false teachings into the local congregations The resultant loss of sound doctrine undermines the unity among believers and their relationship with God.

 

Dr. IGAL GERMAN

IBAA & Yesod Bible Center, Founder. USA

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Dr. Igal German is professor of Old Testament studies and a Messianic Jewish apologist (Ph.D., University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto; B.A., M.A., University of Haifa). 
Dr. German has taught in theological institutions both in Canada and the United States, including Wycliffe College, Moody Theological Seminary, and North Park University. His expertise includes the Old Testament, the New Testament in its Jewish context, Biblical and Modern Hebrew, history of biblical interpretation, and counter-cult apologetics. 

Igal's monograph The Fall Reconsidered: A Literary Synthesis of the Primeval Sin Narratives against the Backdrop of the History of Exegesis has been published with Wipf & Stock (2016). Igal is passionate about communicating to his students the full spectrum of biblical scholarship.

I am convinced that Bible believing Christians should unite as one army of the Living God to destroy the works of the devil and save deceived and lost souls.

Messianic Rabbi, Eric Lakatos


Rabbi Eric David Lakatos has over 25 years of Jewish ministry experience, he is an author, teacher, speaker, podcaster, cantor, Holy Land Tour Host, and an ordained Messianic Rabbi by the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations & Synagogues, on which he also serves as a member of the Steering Committee. He holds a master’s degree in Apologetics from Luther Rice College & Seminary; he is also a Ph.D. student in theology at Columbia International Seminary. He is also a proud member of the International Biblical Apologetics Association. Rabbi Eric has been a frequent guest speaker on TCT Christian Television Network programs, he’s also the founder of a teaching ministry, Light to the Nations. He is committed to teaching the Jewishness of faith in Messiah Yeshua, apologetics, evangelism, and teaching the world to love Israel and the Jewish people.
Man searches for purpose, the meaning of life and truth in this world. They will never find it until they discover that Truth is a pronoun, Yeshua of Nazareth, and only then can they recognize who the Truth is and inherit the world to come.

Dr. Doug Taylor

Ph.D., Theology and Apologetics


Assistant professor of Theology and Apologetics and the Program Coordinator for the Master of Arts in Apologetics at Luther Rice College and Seminary in Lithonia, Georgia. He is the author of WHY? A Believer's Introduction to Defending the Faith and Jesus Before Constantine: The Church, Her Beliefs, and Her Apologetics.
I am an apologist at heart, believing it is not sufficient to simply know what you believe. You must also know why you believe what you believe.

MICHAEL KARPOVETZKI

IBAA, co-founder. Israel


Evangelist, pastor, counsellor.

Michael took biblical courses at Hope of Israel Reformed College and the King of Kings Theological College. Author of four books. Michael is passionate about evangelism, discipleship, and apologetics.

Apologetics is a spiritual pharmacy.
It has everything to protect our souls.
The disease of sin is for the flesh as a joy,
Only the Bible can heal us...

VLADIMIR SILENOK

Apologist, author and translator. Poland


Former theistic evolutionist. Founder of "Biblical Apologetics" in Russian (bibleap.com), dedicated to defense of the first chapters of Genesis against attacks of sceptics and scoffers, which we are warned about in 2 Peter 3:3-6. Author of many articles on biblical creation vs. evolution. Vladimir is a Baptist preacher.
We have to stand firmly and uncompromisingly in the gap and not allow the Devil to destroy church from the inside via compromise in such fundamental issues as 6 days of creation and give coherent responses to sceptics, calling them to repentance and reconciliations with Christ!

OLEG YAROVIKOV

IBAA, Media Ministry. USA


The Jews passed on the Gospel to the Gentiles. Over the past 20 centuries, the Word of God has been preserved, preached and heard in many parts of the world. The state of Israel, revived by the grace, love and faithfulness of God, exists now for more than 70 years. This means that one of the tasks of the Church today is to return the Gospel to the Jewish people and let them see Messiah Yeshua.
We imperceptibly entered the last period of the life of the church, called Laodicean in the Bible. Modern Christianity, more than ever, needs to reconsider its relationship with God.

After much prayer and deliberation, this team of pastors and theologians created a unifying theological statement to help pastors and lay believers reach out to spiritually deceived individuals and families more effectively. This statement is known as the International Apologetics Declaration

Envisioning the doctrinal gap among believers, God led our team to address this issue by creating the International Apologetics Declaration as the first project of the International Biblical Apologetics Association, Inc. (IBAA). This ministry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States.

IBAAis a non-denominational outreach ministry that promotes unity among believers without comprising sound doctrine

It strives to spark revival among the Jewish people, identifies and refutes contra-biblical teachings, reaches out to cultists, and trains leaders in evangelism and apologetics.

This new apologetics ministry founded by Dr. Igal German and his colleague Michael Karpovetzki seeks to provide pastors and lay believers with tools that address theological and practical challenges in their localities. As Jewish believers in Yeshua (Jesus), Igal and Michael are passionate about evangelism, discipleship, and apologetics. Michael lives in Israel, where he reaches out to non-believers and trains local believers for evangelism at home and abroad.

Dr. German is a biblical scholar and a Messianic Jewish apologist. The Lord Yeshua rescued Igal from the Jehovah’s Witnesses cult and brought him into the faith at the Beth Hesda Assembly in Israel. Since then, Igal has worked in various apologetics ministries. Igal serves as Dr. Michael Brown’s Jewish ministry assistant and teaches at Moody Theological Seminary and Shiloh University. Dr. German is also the founder of Yesod Bible Center, an online Bible school (https://www.yesodbiblecenter.com/). We prayerfully ask that you take a few moments to explore our invitationto partner with IBAA ministries in prayer, financial support, and volunteerism (Phil 1:27).

What makes IBAA unique?

  • Reaches out to former professing Christians, Jewish seekers, doubting Messianic Jews, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh-Day Adventists, Christadelphians, Gnostics, Muslims, and others
  • Addresses audiences in English, Hebrew, and Russian
  • Equips believers with tools to identify contra-biblical teachings
  • Stands up against antisemitism and advocates for Israel
  • Assists individuals and families recovering from cults and abusive churches
  • Partners with Shomer International, a charity organization serving needy Christian families and Holocaust survivors in Eastern Europe
  • Offers live advanced biblical courses through Yesod Bible Center
  • Conducts Bible conferences, seminars, and theological debates
 

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Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 3:13-14)

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