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Were the authors of the Canonical Gospels Illiterate? by Bobby Freddy

Yes, says Attorney Yusuf Ismail of the Islamic Propagation Centre International (IPCI Durban South Africa) On Saturday night (20th Oct 2018) in a dialogue, Attorney Yusuf Ismail asked: *How Can One Prove and Say The Gospel Is From Authentic Eye Witnesses when Jesus's Disciples, who were Mere Unschooled Fishermen; Could Suddenly Communicate In Authentic Oral and Written Greek?* (Attorney Yusuf Ismail – IPCI) Despite responding to him in Oct 2018 he repeats this argument again [...]

Pre-Islamic Arabia and the practices of Islam by Rudolph P. Boshoff

(10 minute-read) Pre-Islamic Arabia or the Jahiliyyah (before 610 AD). The Socio-Economic Context Contrary to belief, pre-Islamic Arabia and the early desert Bedouins were not isolated from the rest of the world, being stoop in ignorance. Still, they had contact with ancient and contemporary civilizations, including Greece, Rome, Byzantium, and Persia. Even before Islam's rise, Mecca owed its existence to both trade and pilgrimage, writes M.J. Kister. Bernard Lewis, in his excellent book "The Arabs [...]

By |2020-11-21T12:12:12+02:00Nov 21st, 2020|Islam|0 Comments

What should I think about modern day Prophets? by Rudolph P. Boshoff

Due to cultural identities and animistic believes prevailing in an Africa context, there seems to be an influx of Prophets and teachers that display all kinds of weird miracles and predictions. The qualification necessary to become an authoritative speaker appears to be Prophetic expressions to convince and convert a following that can contribute to the man of God. We hear a lot about alignment, and the man of God is the means to God's favor [...]

By |2020-10-13T18:27:57+02:00Oct 13th, 2020|Ecclesiology, Thoughts|0 Comments

Were the New Testament authors Liars? Answering Dr Shuaib Sayyed by Rudolph P. Boshoff

I have looked at Dr. Shuaib Sayyed's presentation “Is the Bible God’s Word?” in four parts here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 It is important to state the objection of Dr. Sayyed: All these authors lied because there is no direct reference to the actual words they are saying. In a WhatsApp message Dr. Sayyed mentions: “Take another example John 20:9 'For as yet they knew not the Scriptures, that he must rise [...]

By |2020-09-28T15:27:19+02:00Sep 24th, 2020|Muslim Objections Answered|0 Comments

What every Christian needs to know about the Hadith and the Sunnah by Rudolph P. Boshoff.

Traditionally, the word Hadīth’ (Arabic: حديث‎ ʾhādīṯ or plural ahādīth أحاديث) [1] means ‘communication’ or ‘narrative’ and in an Islamic setting, it would pertain to the stories about the life of Prophet Muhammad and his companions. Shaik Kadir in his helpful book, ‘Islam Explained’, writes; “Apart from the Qur’an, there is another book that Muslims rely on for guidance — the Hadith, which contains the words and deeds of the Prophet. The Islamic law and [...]

By |2020-08-27T10:11:51+02:00Aug 26th, 2020|Islam, Muhammad|0 Comments

Before you go to the Prophet by Rudolph Boshoff

(15-minute read) What is happening in our Churches? It seems like the Gospel is only a preliminary to where the real action is. Philip Jenkins states that if history can tell us anything, any pandemic always allows for the opportunity for snake oil salesmen and charlatans to capitalize on the sentiment of religious people.[1] You and I should be concerned with the current influx of spirituality and revivalism infiltrating the South African Church. Online [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:38:09+02:00Jun 4th, 2020|Christian Cults|0 Comments

Varied Christian perspectives on evil and suffering by Rudolph Boshoff

(15-Minute Read) For a while now, I had the idea to share a short article reflecting on some possible theological views concerning pain and suffering. In this article, I examine some renowned Christians' viewpoints that influenced how we can account for the presence of evil and suffering in the world. A Christian Theistic understanding does not exclude God's presence because of the reality of evil, like atheism. This article does not attempt to distinguish between the [...]

The Qur’an before the Qur’an by Rudolph Boshoff

(15-Minute read). Keith Small wrote that any religion professing to be the sole foundation of truth should never shy away from any form of scrutiny. He wrote; “Many people of all faiths and no faith have come to realize that religious tradition cannot be followed blindly. If a religion is to commend itself in this age, it must be open to the hardest and best questions put to it. We no longer live in a [...]

By |2020-05-20T08:03:43+02:00Apr 21st, 2020|Holy Books, Islam, Muhammad, Quran|2 Comments

Positive Confession and the Biblical Christian (Part 2 of 2) by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

(15-Minute Read) In my previous article, I wrote a basic outline for the doctrine of the Positive Confession Movement evident within the Charismatic Pentecostal Community as well as the Metaphysical Cults. In the second part, I will attempt to ask sober questions concerning the six-point that I mentioned. The Word “faith” has taken a very different meaning from a context 50 years ago; therefore, it is crucial to start with a biblical understanding of what [...]

By |2020-04-14T13:32:59+02:00Apr 13th, 2020|Christian Cults|0 Comments

Positive Confession and the Biblical Christian (Part 1 of 2) by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

(10-Minute read). When I became a Christian a few years back, someone alerted me to some books of some popular authors that proclaimed the very pragmatic doctrine called Rhematology. The Theology of the Spoken Word, or thought actualization, is commonly known as positive confession. It stresses the inherent power of words and thoughts and holds that every person predestines his future by what he says verbally and by how well he uses spiritual laws of [...]

By |2020-04-16T09:02:12+02:00Apr 11th, 2020|Christian Cults|0 Comments