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Negotiating the Person of Christ by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

(5-Minute Read) Our starting point is indeed a complex one when we reflect upon the unique Lord, Jesus Christ. All concepts are but hush assimilations of the wonderful Lord we contemplate, and, in the end, we are simply bound by the limits of human logic. That being said, what does it mean when we speak about Jesus as “person.” Brian E. Daley writes. “When Greek theologians in the early church speak of the ‘hypostasis’ of [...]

By |2021-12-19T11:35:54+02:00Dec 19th, 2021|Christology, Church History|0 Comments

Logos-Sarx Logos Anthropos: the reality of two equal distinctions by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

(10-minute Read) One way in which the first Christian community tried to articulate what they believed was via the Early Church Councils. Even though there were quite varied beliefs concerning the Person and the Work of Jesus Christ, in the end, we are reminded that God built His Church, and these Conciliar perspectives gave us some notion as to how we could stay within the bounds of Biblical Orthodoxy. In the first seven councils, the [...]

By |2021-12-19T11:32:07+02:00Dec 19th, 2021|Christology, Church History|0 Comments

Verses on the two natures of Christ by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

In some previous articles, I looked at some of the historical understandings concerning the two natures of Jesus Christ. In this article, I will look at the Scriptural imperatives that show the reality of the two natures of Christ. Oliver Crisp reminds us that. “Scripture is the norm for all theological judgements, and that creeds, including the Chalcedonian definition, are subordinate norms that depend upon Scripture as the norming norm.”[1] Let me just say there [...]

By |2021-12-19T13:12:04+02:00Dec 19th, 2021|Christology, Church History|0 Comments

“We Muslims love Jesus”Challenge! by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

Jesus says in John 14:15; “If you love me, keep my commands.” Do Muslims believe in the commands of Jesus? Here are some commands: "Believe in God, believe also in me" (John 14:1). Can Muslims say they believe in God and Jesus with the same affection and adherence? Do Muslims: “believe IN the One He sent" (John 5:38) Is Jesus the object of faith? Jesus says "...everyone who lives and believes in me will never [...]

By |2021-12-03T14:40:14+02:00Dec 3rd, 2021|Islam, Muslim Objections Answered|0 Comments

“But You shall receive power.” By Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

And there it is, Jesus declares that we shall be empowered to be effective witnesses when the Spirit shows His activity in us. Luke the Physician accounts (Acts 1:8) “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” There seems to be a desire to see God move amongst His people [...]

By |2021-11-08T14:21:06+02:00Nov 5th, 2021|Ecclesiology, Spiritual formation|0 Comments

Worshiping well by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

What is labeled as Worship in our Churches today can take many forms. From pulsing lights to massive sounds and groovy beats to standing up straight orderly, focussing on a hymnal as we hear our fellows sing. Often people associate the quality of their Worship as they stirred their emotions or motivated themselves. Other times we associate the success of our offering with how it resonated with our appeal. Even though liturgical styles and musical [...]

By |2021-12-19T14:08:22+02:00Sep 1st, 2021|Ecclesiology, Spiritual formation|1 Comment

Monolatry or Monotheism? Reflections on the Debate with Kenny Bomer by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

(10-Minute Read) In my recent debate with Muslim author Kenny Bomer, we had the opportunity to discuss and look at his perspectives about the alleged influences and adaptions that were interpolated into the Bible from sources like the Ugaritic texts and other Ancient Near Eastern narratives.  You can view the complete debate here: DEBATE! Was Israel Monolatrous? I am convinced by several scholars like Dr. Larry Hurtado and Dr. Richard Bauckham that Jewish Monotheism was strict. [...]

Analyzing attributes of the Creator (Allah and Yahweh)? by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

(10-Minute Read) In this discussion, I will start with two contrasting perspectives looking at the revelation and possession of the attributes of Allah and Yahweh. Time is limited, so I will gloss over some details that can be explained later for the sake of time. It should also be noted that I will use the names of God: “Allah or Yahweh” to distinguish the views from a Muslim and Christian perspective. I will first examine [...]

By |2021-12-19T10:52:47+02:00Jul 22nd, 2021|Allah, Monotheism, Yahweh|0 Comments

Jewish Paganism and its Ugaritic influence. Reflections on the Debate with Kenny Bomer by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

(5-Minute Read) In my recent debate with Muslim author Kenny Bomer, we had the opportunity to discuss and look at his perspectives about the alleged influences and adaptions that were interpolated into the Bible from sources like the Ugaritic texts and other Ancient Near Eastern narratives.  You can view the complete debate here: DEBATE!  In this series of articles, I will look at some of the claims of Kenny and unravel some of the underlined [...]

Faith (Fake) Healing by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

(10-minute read) Have you ever heard of the placebo effect? Believe it or not, but there is a sequence that can be used to create ecstatic experiences which is a form of mind control hypnosis. Stephen J. Pullum writes in his landmark article; “Hallelujah! Thank You, Jesus!”: Selling the Miraculous in the Preaching of Faith Healers” that;   “faith healers believe that a divine, miraculous healing could and would occur upon their praying for a [...]

By |2021-06-02T12:40:22+02:00Jun 1st, 2021|Faith Healing|0 Comments
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