3 Common misunderstandings of the Reformer John Calvin (1509-1564) by Rudolph P.Boshoff

(Average reading time: 4 minutes) A while back I posted an article looking at the common objections raised against the scholar Jacob Arminius (1559-1609) and subsequently thought to also write about three common misunderstandings surrounding John Calvin as well (1509-1564). Here are three misconceptions:  Calvin killed Servetus. A Catholic revert from the reformation Jerome Bolsec […]

Bearing false witness? A short description of the central issues with Jacob Arminius (1559-1609) by Rudolph P. Boshoff.  

(Average reading time: 10 minutes) Born almost a century after Martin Luther, Dutch theologian, minister, and Professor at Leiden University, Jacob Arminius (1559-1609) is purported to be a very controversial figure in the early Reformation.[1] Historically he is caricatured as the antitypical hero who was seemingly instrumental in derailing the pinnacle axis of the Reformation. […]

The Charismatic Church: Chariscentric oversimplification demystified by Rudolph P Boshoff.

(Average reading time: 5 minutes) As a Christian in South Africa, I recognize the absolute incredible need for Biblical Christianity to be centre stage. Currently we are witnessing an incredible influx and popularization of the Charismatic experience. Exorcisms, Prophetic proclamations, transfer of wealth at the cost of just a ‘seed’ and even promises of shaping […]

Christ in the Old Testament By Rudolph P. Boshoff

1.1 Background There has been an increasing trend in Christian Scholarship that the Old Testament Scriptures is not a central revelation of Jesus Christ or His divinity. Marcus Borg (2000) evidently finds Jesus to be a sage but not a divine and Bart D. Ehrman (Bird 2014) speculates what it meant when we spoke of […]