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Before you go to the Prophet by Rudolph Boshoff

(15-minute read) What is happening in our Churches? It seems like the Gospel is only a preliminary to where the real action is. Philip Jenkins states that if history can tell us anything, any pandemic always allows for the opportunity for snake oil salesmen and charlatans to capitalize on the sentiment of religious people.[1] You and I should be concerned with the current influx of spirituality and revivalism infiltrating the South African Church. Online [...]

By |Jun 4th, 2020|Categories: Christian Cults|0 Comments

Varied Christian perspectives on evil and suffering by Rudolph Boshoff

(15-Minute Read) For a while now, I had the idea to share a short article reflecting on some possible theological views concerning pain and suffering. In this article, I examine some renowned Christians' viewpoints that influenced how we can account for the presence of evil and suffering in the world. A Christian Theistic understanding does not exclude God's presence because of the reality of evil, like atheism. This article does not attempt to distinguish between the [...]

By |May 24th, 2020|Categories: Arminianism & Calvinism, Evil and Suffering|0 Comments

The Qur’an before the Qur’an by Rudolph Boshoff

(15-Minute read). Keith Small wrote that any religion professing to be the sole foundation of truth should never shy away from any form of scrutiny. He wrote; “Many people of all faiths and no faith have come to realize that religious tradition cannot be followed blindly. If a religion is to commend itself in this age, it must be open to the hardest and best questions put to it. We no longer live in a [...]

By |Apr 21st, 2020|Categories: Holy Books, Islam, Muhammad, Quran|1 Comment

Positive Confession and the Biblical Christian (Part 2 of 2) by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

(15-Minute Read) In my previous article, I wrote a basic outline for the doctrine of the Positive Confession Movement evident within the Charismatic Pentecostal Community as well as the Metaphysical Cults. In the second part, I will attempt to ask sober questions concerning the six-point that I mentioned. The Word “faith” has taken a very different meaning from a context 50 years ago; therefore, it is crucial to start with a biblical understanding of what [...]

By |Apr 13th, 2020|Categories: Christian Cults|0 Comments

Positive Confession and the Biblical Christian (Part 1 of 2) by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

(10-Minute read). When I became a Christian a few years back, someone alerted me to some books of some popular authors that proclaimed the very pragmatic doctrine called Rhematology. The Theology of the Spoken Word, or thought actualization, is commonly known as positive confession. It stresses the inherent power of words and thoughts and holds that every person predestines his future by what he says verbally and by how well he uses spiritual laws of [...]

By |Apr 11th, 2020|Categories: Christian Cults|0 Comments

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 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
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