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A quick view at theories on the Atonement by Rudolph P. Boshoff

1. Ransom Theory: Description: This theory posits that Christ's death was a ransom paid to Satan to free humanity from the bondage of sin and death. Key Figures: This view originated in the early Church and was held by early Church Fathers such as Origen (184-253 AD) and Gregory of Nyssa (335-395 AD). 2. Christus Victor: Description: This theory emphasizes Christ's victory over the powers of sin, death, and the devil. The resurrection is seen [...]

By |2024-06-21T23:35:19+02:00June 21st, 2024|Sin and Salvation|0 Comments

A Brief look at Trinitarianism and the Concept of Personhood by Rudolph P. Boshoff

Dr. Larry Hurtado (2003; 2-3)  mentions that it would appear as if Early Christians adhered to Jewish monotheism while worshiping Jesus as divine from the beginning of the resurrected Jesus. This practice created theological tension as it seemed to contradict the belief in one God. "the worship of Jesus is both remarkable and without real analogy in the ancient setting..." (Hurtado 2005; 25). The early church resolved this by defining Jesus in relation to YHWH, leading [...]

By |2024-06-09T01:54:34+02:00June 9th, 2024|Trinity|0 Comments

The Bible and the Trinity: Three types of texts by Scott R. Swain.

Christians praise the triune God because that is how God presents himself to us in the Holy Scripture: as one God in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In the previous chapter, we considered the basic grammar of the Bible’s Trinitarian discourse as summarized in the baptismal mandate of Matthew 28:19. In the present chapter, we will consider three types of biblical texts that give us a fuller sense of the [...]

By |2024-06-07T13:02:00+02:00June 7th, 2024|Trinity|0 Comments

Interpreting Qur’an verses on tampering by Dr Gordon Nickel.

Usually, scholars give two descriptions of Muslim views of the Bible regarding taḥrīf: tampering with the meaning of the biblical text or tampering with the biblical text itself. The view found in the earliest Muslim commentaries, however, does not fit into either of these categories, yet it seldom features in scholarship on the subject. The earliest Muslim commentaries on the Qur’an regard the previous scriptures as sources of authority and attestation while simultaneously showing uncertainty [...]

By |2024-05-13T12:15:40+02:00May 13th, 2024|New Testament Reliability, Quran|0 Comments

Reaffirming Jesus’ Crucifixion: Insights from Muslim Scholars by Rudolph P. Boshoff

For centuries, the Qur’an has been interpreted to deny the crucifixion of Jesus, contradicting the New Testament's account. The key verse often cited is from Surah An-Nisa (4:157): "And [for] their saying, 'Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah.' And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are [...]

By |2024-04-17T13:23:59+02:00April 17th, 2024|Quran, Sin and Salvation|0 Comments

Dangers of the Hyper Grace Gospel by Rudolph P. Boshoff

Hyper grace theology, also known as "ultra grace" or "extreme grace," is a theological perspective that emphasizes an exaggerated understanding of God's grace to the extent that it may be seen as diminishing the importance of repentance, holiness, and righteous living. The term "hyper-grace" refers to a theological perspective that emphasizes an extreme or imbalanced view of God's grace. It often suggests that once a person is saved, they are exempt from the need for [...]

By |2024-03-13T12:00:23+02:00March 13th, 2024|Sin and Salvation|0 Comments

A Quick Synopsis of the first Seven Ecumenical Church Councils.

“City (Year) Decision". 1. Nicea (325) Rejected Arianism (the Son of God was the first creation of God the Father) and affirmed that the Son of God is of the same essence (homoousion) as the Father. Wrote the Nicene Creed. 2. Constantinople (381)  Rejected the teachings of the Macedonians, who denied the deity of the Holy Spirit. Expanded the Nicene Creed. 3. Ephesus (431) Christ was affirmed to be one Person, with two full and [...]

By |2024-02-18T16:21:19+02:00February 18th, 2024|Church History, Creeds|0 Comments

An Outline of the New Testament Testimony to the Deity of Christ by Murray J. Harris.

This outline does not purport to be in any sense an exhaustive analysis of the NT witness to Christ's deity. Rather, it is a sketch of one approach rather than a traditional approach to this theme. Other complementary or supplementary approaches abound, such as the creative treatment of Jesus' implicit claim to deity in his parables by P. B. Payne or R. T. France's documentation from the Synoptic Gospels of Jesus' assumption of the role of Yahweh (Jesus 150-59). For a [...]

By |2024-02-18T15:48:10+02:00February 18th, 2024|Christology|0 Comments

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