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.
IBAA & Yesod Bible Center, Founder. USA
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.
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
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.
IBAA, co-founder. Israel
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...
Apologist, author and translator. Poland
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!
IBAA, Media Ministry. USA
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
March 1, 2021International Apologetics Declaration
April 30, 2021Evangelical Ministries to New ReligionsDr. German presented two papers at the Evangelical Ministries to New Religions (EMNR) conference held in Des Plaines, IL (April 30, 2021)
May 15, 2021The Biblical Faith vs. Gnosticism• Dr. German’s theological debate with Vlad Valberg (Russian)
June 6, 2021Supersessionism vs. the New Covenant
February 13, 2022Premillennialism vs. Preterism
autumn 2021On-site evangelism coursetaught by Michael Karpovetzki
December 2021Born to Protect
November - December 2021Mission tripMichael Karpovetzki’s mission trip to Germany and Ukraine
In his mission trip to Germany and Ukraine, Michael Karpovetzki held several key events and conferences representing IBAA ministries. A chaplains’ conference was held in Ukraine. Copies of Michael Karpovetzki’s books were printed by the Ukrainian Bible Society. Pastoral conferences were held in Strasbourg, Hannover, Berlin, and Duisburg. Another Bible conference was held in Stuttgart with Dr. Roger Libi as the keynote speaker. One of the theological topics covered at that conference was the biblical covenants and the nation of Israel. A conference was held in the Czech Republic in Prague and in Berlin, as well as visits to individual believers and churches.
2022Dr. German’s podcastsDr. German’s “What’s Right or Wrong with Messianic Judaism” podcasts with Dr. Tony Costa (available on IBAA’s YouTube channel)
March 6, 2022Prayer rally for Ukraine
2022Michael Karpovetzki's books
2022Dr. German’s video interviewswith the following ministries: Midwest Christian Outreach, Lamb & Lion, AskDrBrown, Know My Faith, Gilbert House, The Think Institute, Douglas Hamp, Servants of Grace, PORA apologetics, David Wilber, Real Seekers.
2021-2022Humanitarianaid sent to needy Christian families and orphans in Ukraine, Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, and Pakistan