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COVID-19: Is God to Blame? By Daniel Maritz

(15-Minute read) “Why is this happening, who is to blame, and where is God in this pandemic?” These and other similar questions are probably part of many conversations happening around the world today, and given our human condition, it is pretty easy and satisfying to add one more accusing finger to the “blame game” which seems to be everlasting.[1] The question that I want to address is whether God can also legitimately be the subject [...]

By |Mar 30th, 2020|Categories: Evil and Suffering|0 Comments

How to start your own Cult by Rudolph P. Boshoff

(10-Minute read) In this article, we will not look at the types of cults but rather start with the essential elements that typify a cult. Have you ever wondered how cults began, or why people seem to gravitate towards these isolated groups? Cults could be an isolated group or community that is closed to the general public but open to conformists ready to join their movement. Cults could also be an ambitious group that strives to [...]

By |Mar 26th, 2020|Categories: Christian freaky, Cults, Thoughts|0 Comments

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 |Mar 21st, 2020|Categories: 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 |Mar 13th, 2020|Categories: 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 |Feb 24th, 2020|Categories: 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 |Jan 3rd, 2020|Categories: 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 |Jan 2nd, 2020|Categories: 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 |Dec 22nd, 2019|Categories: 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 |Dec 17th, 2019|Categories: 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 |Nov 17th, 2019|Categories: Sin and Salvation|0 Comments
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