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Carmiyah is Hebrew and means vineyard of Jehovah.


Carmiyah’s Purpose

  • Carmiyah is a teaching ministry that promotes the rediscovery of New Testament Scripture as Hebraic literature. We teach the method of interpretation used by Jews in the first century including midrashim. A better understanding of the original meaning helps a Christian to know how to pray and enriches their spiritual life. Our teachings are useful for Messianic apologetics and debating groups of different doctrinal belief. 2 Peter 1:20 …no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation.

  • Carmiyah opposes heresy that threatens the salvation of believers or the authority of Scripture.

  • Carmiyah is an outreach ministry to Jews and Muslims

Carmiyah does not follow Kingdom Now theology, Dominion theology, replacement theology or any other gospel that was not passed on by the original Hebrew apostles.

About Pastor Yisrael 

Pastor Yisrael is the founder and director of Carmiyah. He is of Jewish ancestry and has done formal theology studies with Hebron Theological College, lived in an Orthodox Jewish yeshivah (Jewish seminary) in Israel and done research into the origins of Jewish and Christian beliefs and practices.

Carmiyah ministries is based in Sderot, Israel.

Statement of Faith

  • We believe in the God of Israel; consisting of three persons (spirits), the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Hebrew word ECHAD in Deuteronomy 6:4 means a unity.

  • We believe in the doctrinal infallibility of the original manuscripts of the Tanach (Old Testament) and New Testament in the original languages and in the historicity of these Scriptures.

  • We believe in the complete Bible constituting the supreme authority for our faith and ministry. We accept the Bible as the only basis of true doctrine.

  • We believe in salvation through the New Birth experience by repentance and faith in Yeshua alone as propitiation for man’s sin. We hold that Yeshua took our sin and gave us His righteousness and we must personally accept Him and remain faithful to Him on the basis of Scripture. Those rejecting Yeshua will face eternal perdition.

  • We believe that man is fallen and so is creation. It is impossible for man to justify himself before a holy God.

  • We hold to a pre-millennium return of Messiah at which time He will establish His millennium Kingdom on earth.

  • We accept that Gentiles who truly accept Yeshua replace Jews who reject Him; however, these are incorporated into Israel in a spiritual sense (on the basis of Romans 11), rather than the church replacing Israel - a teaching which we hold to be error.

  • We believe God’s prophetic plan for the salvation of the world is bound up with His prophetic plan for the regathering and salvation of Israel.

  • We believe the gifts of the Spirit, including charismatic gifts, continue to operate in the church. However, we reject any form of charismatic or Pentecostal extremism, and reject totally any form of tradition-based or experiential theology.

  • We hold to believer’s baptism. The Greek word baptizo means full immersion and the original Jewish practice was and still is a full immersion.

  • We yearn for the unity of the Spirit, such unity seen as with other Bible-based evangelical Christians, churches, and ministries - even where we may not share all the same nonessential doctrines.

  • However, we reject - as a false unity - ecumenism or unity in any form with nonevangelical versions of Christianity, having a different doctrine of salvation and a basis of doctrinal authority other than the Bible.

  • We do not believe in predestination.


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