Christology

Dr. Shabir Ally’s analysis of the University of Pretoria debate on the topic “Did the Original Disciples of Jesus Consider Him God?” A short response to Dr Ally’s letter by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

Dr. Ally writes: “The topic was, “Did the Original Disciples of Jesus Consider Him God?” James had the first 25 minutes to speak. Given the topic, it was necessary for James to show evidence that the original disciples considered Jesus to be God. Instead, he cited one verse from James, several from Paul, and presented a […]

High Christology in the “Paschal Letter” of Melito of Sardis (165-175 A.D.) Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

Melito of Sardis (died c. 180) was Bishop of Sardis, prominent ecclesiastical writer in the latter half of the second century. Few details of his life are known. A letter of Polyerates of Ephesus to Pope Victor about 194 (Eusebius, “Hist. Eccl.”, V, xxiv) states that “Melito the eunuch [this is interpreted “the virgin” by Rufinus in […]

The Staurogram: Earliest images of Jesus on the cross by Biblical Archaeology Society Staff & Larry Hurtado

How and when did Christians start to depict images of Jesus on the cross?   Some believe the early church avoided images of Jesus on the cross until the fourth or fifth century. In “The Staurogram: Earliest Depiction of Jesus’ Crucifixion” the March/April 2013 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Larry Hurtado highlights an early Christian […]

A Systematic synopsis of Molana Ahmed Pandor’s “The concept of God’s mercy in Islam and Christianity” by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

Introduction: Mr Pandor’s book can be downloaded for free from the I.P.C.I. website. Mr Molana Pandor asked early in the book that we“Please read the entire book, not just mere browsing or else the essence of the books systematic sequence will be lost”[1]. Respectfully, I have endeavoured to do that and my response to Mr Pandor will be systematic […]