(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 [...]
Christianity in Africa is growing at an exciting pace. In April 2017, David McClendon from the Pew Research Center wrote; “Christianity’s future lies in Africa. By 2060, a plurality of Christians – more than four-in-ten – will call sub-Saharan Africa home.” McClendon mentions that the sole reason for this growth is because of “demographic factors, including fertility, age and migration, as well as religious switching into and out of Christianity. In sub-Saharan Africa, Christians, on [...]
The ‘One GOD’ of Christ in Me International [Christ in me Collective] (Part 3) by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff.
(Average read: 5 Minutes). This is the third installment where I set out to show the simple inconsistencies and the poor reflection on the Scriptures from “Christ In Me International” (Pretoria, SA). From here on, I will refer to ‘Christ in Me International’ in abbreviated terms as ‘CIMI’. The availability of their article is found at their site under the title: ‘One God’. Let us look at their perspective and reply to it step by [...]
The ‘One GOD’ of Christ in Me International [Christ in me Collective] (Part 2) by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff.
(Average read: 5 Minutes). This is the second installment where I set out to show the simple inconsistencies and the poor reflection on the Scriptures from "Christ In Me International" (PTA). From here on, I will refer to ‘Christ in Me International’ in abbreviated terms as ‘CIMI’.The availability of their article is found at the following link: ‘One God’. Let us look at their perspective and reply to it step by step. CIMI states: Scripture [...]
Christ in Me International (CiMI) is a New Religious Movement developing in South Africa. We were alerted to its existence when we began receiving emails and requests for information: Is this a group that falls within the historic Christian faith but engages in some odd practices, or does the New Religious Movement fall outside the pale of orthodoxy? We have done two web casts on this subject with a concerned pastor from that area, Rudolph Boshoff [...]
Christ In Me International [Christ in me Collective]: Emergence of a New Cult? by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff.
In about 48 to 50 AD, Paul of Tarsus wrote to the Galatian Church being befuddled about their willingness to accept a different Gospel. He wrote (1:6-8) “I am amazed that you are so quickly turning away from Him who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are troubling you and want to change the good news [...]
Recently I wrote a deductive argument for Jonathan McLatchie's webinar, the Apologetics Academy which hosted a Mormon, Jaxon Washburn on the topic "Why I am a Mormon". During the Q&A I engaged Jaxon and put forth the deductive argument, which he could not give an answer to, and so he sent the argument to Robert Boylan, who mustered up some sort of a laughable response (1). In this article I will only address the first [...]
Young WP 2007. Newbury Park: Windblown Media.  1. Introduction to the book and the author. The Shack, one of the most popular and controversial Christian books of recent years, is the fictional work by first-time author William Young, which embodies lengthy conversations between the main character, a man named Mack, and three persons who represent a version of the Trinity. It is a national bestseller widely embraced by some churches and many professing Christians. The Shack is a fresh, [...]
Many rampant unbiblical theologies have been prevalent in the South African Church scene these last few years. There seems to be an overall idea that one manifestation should outdo the other. There is a focus on miracles and Christian character is seemingly compromised by flattering titles such as 'Bishop', 'Prophet' and 'Daddy'. Unfortunately, some of these teachings, even though extreme, are nothing new. One of these prevailing teachings seems to be the 'contact object teaching'. [...]
(Average read: 3 Minutes). It was our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ that made a profound statement in Luke 12:14 when he said: “Be on your guard against all kinds of greed”. Recently a well-known preacher announced that God told Him to claim a new Learjet that he desired. Upon criticism and a hostile backlash from secular media, he calmly asserted that it is God's will for him to be blessed and expect more. In [...]