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Causal Language and an Inquiry into Divine Procession of the Triune God by Rudolph P. Boshoff

Introduction: The delineation of the Divine procession concerning the Son and the Holy Spirit constitutes a nuanced subject that has engendered extensive debate and discourse over centuries within the domain of Christian theology.[1] Tertullian (c.197) declares very early on that. We have been taught that He [Christ] proceeds forth from God [the Father], and in that procession, He is generated. So that He is the Son of God and is called God from unity of [...]

By |2024-01-13T02:23:34+02:00January 13th, 2024|Church History, Trinity|0 Comments

The Council where Jesus became God. Answering Adnan Rashid by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

I have always loved history, especially the history of the Church, which is very dear to me. More happened in the first seven centuries of the Church than in the subsequent centuries. In the third century, Alton Gansky noted that. During the first few centuries, the church focused on two primary matters: spreading the gospel and staying alive.[1] John Behr writes in his excellent volume 1, Formation of Christian Theology: The Way to Nicaea, that [...]

By |2023-12-26T11:59:28+02:00December 26th, 2023|Church History, Patristics, Trinity|0 Comments

Does the Bible Predict the Coming of Muhammad? by Dr. Tony Costa

In Islamic apologetics one inevitably comes across Muslims who, in their interaction with Jews and with Christians in particular, argue that the Bible mentions and prophesied the Islamic prophet Muhammad. This argument usually comes as a surprise to Christians and Jews, and those who are familiar with their Scriptures who will often reply that they have never seen any such references to Muhammad. Many prominent Muslim apologists have written and argued for the biblical support [...]

By |2023-12-07T09:21:44+02:00December 7th, 2023|Islam, Muhammad|0 Comments

Exploring the diverse tapestry of Prophets in the Bible by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff.

The Old Testament is rich with the voices of prophets, individuals God chose to convey His messages to the people of Israel. These prophets can be categorized into various types, each with distinct characteristics and roles. In this blog article, we delve into the five main categories of prophets, exploring their significance and their unique contributions to the tapestry of biblical history. Early Old Testament Prophets: These prophets emerged in the early history of Israel [...]

By |2023-11-28T14:06:36+02:00November 28th, 2023|Prophets and the Prophetic|0 Comments

The One and the Three Distinction in the Doctrine of the Trinity by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff.

It is no secret that most of the Christendom do not spend much time looking at the Doctrine of the Trinity as a peculiar point of interest, nor do we spend much time trying to look at its implications and legitimacy. Any critic of this doctrine should note that historical Trinitarians are cautious in articulating their understanding of what they say about God, as it should be done with extreme caution and precision. The doctrine of [...]

By |2023-11-22T08:39:10+02:00November 22nd, 2023|Trinity|0 Comments

A short appraisal of David Breese’s book “Know the Marks of Cults” by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff.

For years, I had a small book in my library that could identify and describe the characteristics of a cult. In David Breese's book, 'Know the Marks of Cults,' he lists twelve marks of cults to help one determine whether a group claiming to be Christian is indeed a cult. A group does not have to exhibit all twelve marks to be considered a cult, but the more marks it does display, the more certain [...]

By |2024-03-12T10:31:49+02:00October 31st, 2023|Christian Cults|0 Comments

An Overview of Islamic Beliefs and Worldview by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

Definition of Islamic Theism Islam is the second largest religion in the World, just after Christianity having around 1.9 billion people in the world today who identify as Muslims. Muslims count themselves as the followers of one God only or strict monotheists. The Islamic God is called Allah, and Muslims are called to live all of their lives in absolute submission to him. Muslims have six major beliefs: Belief in one God (Allah) Belief in [...]

By |2023-11-01T07:13:56+02:00October 27th, 2023|Islam|0 Comments

What Do the Hadiths Say about Jihad? by Ayman S. Ibrahim

After the attacks of September 11, 2001, the word jihad became familiar in the West. While many non-Muslims view it as Islamic holy war against the infidels, a significant number of Muslims in the West insist that it has nothing to do with war and mainly refers to the struggle with oneself for piety and self-control. Indeed, the word is confusing to non-Muslims, but it has now become a part of the English language. In [...]

By |2023-11-01T16:07:08+02:00October 26th, 2023|Jihad|0 Comments

Analyzing the Distinction: Identity and Predication in Trinitarian Theology by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

(15-minute read) What we say about God and what we ascribe to Him can be very challenging. Philosophical constructs can assist us in understanding what we are trying to articulate about God, but they may only represent our imperfect attempt to approximate our understanding when we speak about the Divine. Paul Thom discusses the earliest Christian community and their appreciation of Platonic Philosophy in particular. He writes. In the early years of Christianity, when any [...]

By |2023-11-04T11:30:59+02:00October 5th, 2023|Trinity|0 Comments

Compositional Models in Christology: Christ’s Dual Nature by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

Throughout the history of Christian theology, various compositional models have been proposed to understand and explain the divinity and humanity of Christ. These models attempt to grapple with the complex and central theological concept of the Incarnation. Here are some notable compositional models: Chalcedonian Model: The Chalcedonian Creed, formulated at the Council of Chalcedon in 451 AD, is one of the most widely accepted models in Christianity. It asserts that Jesus Christ is "truly God [...]

By |2023-10-05T09:30:29+02:00October 4th, 2023|Christology, Church History|0 Comments

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