David Blease

David Blease is an American pastor and Christian influencer. He is the Teaching Pastor at “Gateway Center for Israel”. David graduated from The King’s University in 2016 with a degree in Christian Studies. In 2012, David attended the Gateway Conference, where he learned the Jewish context of scripture which significantly reshaped his understanding of the Bible. This newfound understanding helped deepen David’s relationship with God, his passion for Israel, and his love for the Jewish people. He now dedicates much of his time to teaching the Church how to develop and foster a sincere love for Israel and the Jewish people. David Blease and his wife (Mikayla Blease) have three children and live in Dallas/Fort Worth.

   
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David Blease poses some hard questions in this session of the Israel Masterclass, such as "What about the Palestinians? Aren't they the true indigenous people of the region and the Jewish immigrants just colonialists?" Using biblical accounts, and historical and archaeological records, he examines the timeline and details of arguably the most intense geopolitical controversy in history.
Antisemitism, Jewish History, Modern Israel
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In this Israel Masterclass session about antisemitism, David Blease examines God's heart for the Jewish people as revealed in Scripture. He also details the surprising number of documented atrocities committed against Jewish people (many sadly at the hands of self-proclaimed Christians) spanning the centuries up until today. David concludes with a challenge to the Church today to examine our hearts towards God's chosen people and not repeat the same mistakes of the past.
Antisemitism, Modern Israel
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Easter may be the most important celebration for Christians, as Passover is for the Jewish community. Yet, many questions surround these two holidays. How are they connected? Where do they diverge? And ultimately, which, if not both, should Christians be celebrating?
Jewish Holidays, Theology
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In this Israel Masterclass session, Gateway Center for Israel Teaching Pastor David Blease defines the widely-held (yet incorrect) theology rooted in 1700 years of Christian tradition -- replacement theology. Using history and Scripture, David helps us identify this faulty belief (that the Church has replaced Israel in God's covenant promises), describes why it is so dangerous, and explains the four negative consequences that will result from embracing this error as truth.
Antisemitism, Jewish Outreach, Theology
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Martin Luther, a towering figure in Christian history, is celebrated for launching the Protestant Reformation and championing theological reform from the Catholic Church. However, a lesser-known aspect of his life demands our attention. Was Martin Luther Antisemitic?
Antisemitism, Theology
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Ari Waldman, lead rabbi at Baruch Ha Shem Messianic Congregation in Dallas, Texas, shares what it is like to be a second-generation Messianic Jewish believer during this informative (and humorous) interview with Gateway Center for Israel Teaching Pastor David Blease. Topics include the cultural differences between Gentile and Jewish believers, what to expect at a weekly Messianic Jewish service, and the number one truth Rabbi Waldman wishes Christians would understand about Jewish people.
Interviews, Jewish Outreach, Modern Israel, Theology
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Watch this informative conversation between David Blease and Israel Pochtar, Pastor of Beit Hallel Congregation in Israel. As a pastor in the land, within earshot of rockets and explosions in Gaza, Pastor Israel shares the reality of living in a war-zone, the loss of a member of their congregation, and gives insightful perspective to western believers who feel far from the war. Whether next door or across an ocean, our faith brings us together in Yeshua.
Antisemitism, Interviews, Jewish Life, Modern Israel
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Traditionally, scholars have held the position that Jesus spoke Aramaic, NOT Hebrew - but is this truly accurate? And why would many Christian experts be so unsettled by the idea that He did? In this "Ask Us Anything" video, Gateway Center for Israel Teaching Pastor David Blease examines the historical and scriptural evidence for a Hebrew-speaking Jesus.
Jewish History, Theology
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Scott Volk (Together for Israel) shares a fascinating conversation with David Blease (Gateway Center for Israel) about the importance of viewing Israel, the apple of God's eye, through a biblical lens. Using Scripture and his own testimony, Scott explains why the vital "Israel piece" should be a priority for any church or ministry, which will set the stage for Jesus' eventual second coming.
Interviews, Theology
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What does the Bible mean by the phrase "provoke Israel to jealousy?" Did the nation of Israel only serve as a messenger for God's Word? How do our God-given identities differ from His assignments for our lives? In this interview, Gateway Center for Israel's David Blease and Jewish Voice Ministries International's Ezra Benjamin examine the answers and the result: a mutual blessing and unity between Jewish and Gentile believers that will fulfill God's ultimate redemptive purposes on earth.
Interviews, Jewish Outreach
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In this video, Gateway Center for Israel Teaching Pastor David Blease interviews German pastor Gerhard Roettger. Growing up in an antisemitic home with a Nazi father, Gerhard shares how the love of God changed his heart and the trajectory of his future, and gave him an amazing love for Israel & the Jewish people.
Antisemitism, Interviews, Jewish Life, Jewish Outreach, Modern Israel
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NOTE: The following was recorded on 09/26/2023, just 11 days before war broke out in Israel on 10/7/2023. Watch this informative interview by Teaching Pastor, David Blease, with Gateway Center for Israel as he sits down with Guy and Ilya, two young Jewish Israeli believers in Jesus, who discuss what it was like growing up in Israel. They compare the differing cultural and theological perspectives of believers in the Land vs. those of the Western church, talk about the mutual need Jewish and Gentile believers have for one other, and share the miraculous way God brings unity between Arabs and Israelis through His son, Jesus.
Antisemitism, Interviews, Jewish Life, Jewish Outreach, Modern Israel
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If Paul "converted" on the road to Damascus, what did he convert FROM - or TO? While a self-proclaimed "Apostle to the Gentiles," Paul did not abandon his Judaism, but rather had a life-changing encounter with the Jewish Messiah. Teaching Pastor David Blease with Gateway Center for Israel explains how this faulty concept has led to persecution (and even death) of Jewish people for centuries, and an erroneous theology that is still found in churches today.
Jewish History, Jewish Outreach, Theology
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Do Christians miss a key component of the Bible's message when we skip over parts we don't think apply to us - such as God's land covenant with Abraham? Teaching Pastor David Blease, Gateway Center for Israel, emphasizes the importance of God's promises about the physical land of Canaan (modern day Israel) to the Jewish people, and how this promise is also a very real part of our future.
Jewish History, Jewish Life, Modern Israel, Theology
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How did the brilliant and brave theologian Martin Luther, a hero of the Protestant faith, turn from being a loving advocate of the Jewish people to spewing hateful antisemitic rhetoric near the end of his life? What happened to cause such a drastic change of heart? Gateway Center for Israel's David Blease shares the shocking story of Martin Luther and how his choices affected history.
Antisemitism, Theology
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Pastor David Blease, Gateway Center for Israel, sits down with Anna Salton Eisen, friend and member of the local Jewish community. As a daughter of two Holocaust survivors and speaker and leading voice in Holocaust education, Anna makes the connection between modern antisemitism and the atrocities of the past.
Antisemitism, End Times, Interviews, Jewish History, Jewish Life, Modern Israel
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Teaching Pastor at the Gateway Center for Israel, David Blease, gives insight into how we as believers should approach the topic of prophecy being fulfilled in Israel. Can being so concerned with prophecy make us forget God's heart for people in real time?
End Times, Modern Israel
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Should the State of Israel be described as an "oppressive occupier" or "apartheid state?" Pastor David Blease with Gateway Center for Israel separates the facts from the fiction surrounding Israel's complicated relationship with the Palestinians - and offers evidence that while imperfect, Israel is still the freest country in the Middle East.
Antisemitism, Jewish Life, Modern Israel
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You may have heard “Hamas” mentioned on the news or in conversation, but who is Hamas? Whether launching rockets from the Gaza Strip or terrorizing civilians in Israel, today, Pastor David Blease at the Gateway Center for Israel breaks down a simple question: “Who is Hamas?”
Antisemitism, Modern Israel
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Gateway Center for Israel teaching pastor, David Blease, talks about how the Gospel is not about us, but is about God's love for people. He explains what God's salvation intent has always been and how it intertwines for both Jews and Gentiles.
Jewish Outreach, Theology
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Why should we love Israel & the Jewish People? Because God loves when we love what He loves! Teaching Pastor David Blease, Gateway Center for Israel, helps us understand the biblical "why" behind this concept.
Jewish Outreach, Theology
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