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The Pre-existing Lord by Rudolph P.Boshoff

(5-minute reading) Prince of Preachers Charles Spurgeon writes: “The most excellent study for expanding the soul is the science of Christ… Nothing will so enlarge the intellect, nothing so magnify the whole soul of man, as a devout, earnest, continued investigation of the great subject of the Deity.”[1] Reading: John 17:1-5. “After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. [...]

By |2020-03-21T12:11:13+02:00Mar 21st, 2020|Christology, Church History|2 Comments

Some helpful books on the Doctrine of the Trinity by Rudolph Boshoff

(2 Minute -Read).  Robin Parry says; “For many Christians the Trinity has become something akin to their appendix: it is there, but they’re not sure what its function is, they get by in life without it doing very much, and if they had to have it removed they wouldn’t be too distressed”.[1] Parry's quote seems to be normative whenever I hear people talk about their understanding of God. But recently, I was invited to give [...]

By |2020-03-13T16:44:13+02:00Mar 13th, 2020|Trinity|0 Comments

A Review of Dr. Ken Wilson’s “the Foundation of Augustinian-Calvinism” by Rudolph P Boshoff

Intro: Dr. Ken Wilson summarise his Doctoral thesis titled: “Augustine’s conversion from traditional free choice to ‘non-free Free Will’: A comprehensive methodology” (Mohr Siebeck 2018) in an easily readable seven chapters. Wilson contends that the earliest Christian Fathers (95-400 CE) before St. Augustine of Hippo (386-411 CE) held to a “libertarian free will” and a free choice in salvation. Augustine later reverted to a then pagan, “non-free Free Will,” or, as Wilson calls it, “divine [...]

By |2020-03-02T11:49:18+02:00Feb 24th, 2020|Arminianism & Calvinism|0 Comments

3 Things every Christian should know about the Qur’an by Rudolph Boshoff

(5-Minute Read). The Qur'an is the Holy Scripture of the Muslim People with a vast influence communicating a quality of Allah (sifa) expressing His will. The Prophet Muhammad is said to be the sole guide through whom Allah delivered this holy book via the angel Jibreel (جبريل "Gabriel"). Christians should note that this book supersedes the Christian Scriptures in the estimation of every Muslim, and is the “furqān” (الفرقان‎, "The Criterion") to these people. To [...]

By |2020-03-13T14:45:36+02:00Jan 3rd, 2020|Holy Books, Quran|0 Comments

Defining the Oneness of God by Bobby Freddy

(2 Minute Read) THE JEWISH SHEMA & MUSLIM SHAHADA: 1. TORAH: LAW OF MOSES & THE SHEMA “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” (Deuteronomy 6:4-5) The primary teaching is contained in Deuteronomy 6:4. The emphasis of the Shema is the Oneness of God. This verse establishes that the Jewish faith [...]

By |2020-03-14T03:26:13+02:00Jan 2nd, 2020|God, Unitarianism|0 Comments

The Apostles of the New Testament: A Summary By Bobby Freddy

(2-minute read). There are about 25 apostles explicitly mentioned in the New Testament. They are in 4 groups. 1) APOSTLE OF GOD Jesus Christ, the Apostle and high priest of our confession” (Hebrews 3:1). 2) APOSTLES OF JESUS (Called the 12) The twelve apostles stand apart from the rest of the apostles since they will judge the twelve tribes of Israel: And Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you, that you who have [...]

By |2020-03-14T03:27:43+02:00Dec 22nd, 2019|Patristics|0 Comments

Who do you say I am? Jesus through the eyes of the Gospel of Matthew by Rudolph Boshoff

(2 Minute Read). Biblical Scholar Bart D. Ehrman describes the Gospel of Matthew as; “one of the most highly treasured accounts of Jesus' life among the early Christians. This may explain why it was given pride of place as the first Gospel in the New Testament canon.”[1] Central to all the Gospels is the recorded life and memories of Jesus as the coming Jewish Messiah (Matthew), the Saviour of the World (Luke), Son of God [...]

By |2020-03-13T14:54:05+02:00Dec 17th, 2019|Christology, Spiritual formation|0 Comments

Whatever became of Sin? By Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

(5-minute read) Is there still something called sin?  Norman Geisler in his preface on his book Ethics laments that; “Someone has said that we live in a strange world where the relativity of Einstein is considered absolute, and the absolutes of the Bible are considered relative.”[1] Everybody remembers the famous book written by Dr. Karl Menninger, “Whatever became of Sin,” in the early ’70s where he asks this very question: “The very word’ sin,’ which [...]

By |2020-03-13T14:57:05+02:00Nov 17th, 2019|Sin and Salvation|0 Comments

The Fading Isa of the Quran by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

(15-minute read).  There are 36 references to Jesus in the Quran, compared with 69 for Abraham and 136 for Moses. The references to Jesus can be grouped under six main headings: Christ’s Birth; Christ’s Mission; Christ’s Miracles; Christ’s identity; Christ’s Prophethood; Christ’s future predictions. Because we are pressed for time, we will look at: Christ’s Virgin Birth. Christ’s exclusive sinlessness and then; Christ’s titles: Messiah/ Son of God/ Word of God. I have left the Prophethood [...]

Evaluation of Dr Sayyed’s presentation, “Is the Bible God’s Word?” (Part 4) by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

(5minute read). In the last few weeks, I have tried to show that Dr. Sayyed's objections to the authenticity of the Bible is not sincere and lacks any objectivity. Dr. Sayyed is merely trying to embarrass and twist the Biblical stories to fit his motives. He picks up the story of David at his old age and writes: "David sleeping with a girl to warm him (1 Kings 1:1-4).Is this doctrine? It cannot be a [...]