One New Man

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Reconciling Jew & Gentile in One Body of Christ

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In One New Man, author Ariel Blumenthal unpacks the “mystery” found in the second and third chapters of the book of Ephesians: God is reconciling Jew and Gentile together “in His flesh” through the cross of Christ. Amazingly, Paul’s vision of the church as the “one-new-man”  preserves the uniqueness of Israel, while simultaneously upholding the God-given identity and calling of every “tribe, tongue, and nation.” This powerful work of Jesus is the fulfillment of the Abrahamic Covenant and is at the heart of God’s redemptive plan for both Jews and Gentiles.

God’s plan to “restore all things” links Israel and the nations together in loving service to one another and has been playing out on the stage of world history over the last 150 years. The gospel for both Jew and Gentile is at work in the world and is reconciling all things and all people to Himself–and to one another.

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Ariel Blumenthal has a BA in East Asian Studies from Duke University and an MA in Biblical Studies, from Yale Divinity School. He is married to Vered and has 3 children. Ariel currently serves on the leadership team  of Ahavat Yeshua congregation in downtown Jerusalem, and for Tikkun Global Family of Messianic Ministries.