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Were the authors of the Canonical Gospels Illiterate? by Bobby Freddy

Yes, says Attorney Yusuf Ismail of the Islamic Propagation Centre International (IPCI Durban South Africa) On Saturday night (20th Oct 2018) in a dialogue, Attorney Yusuf Ismail asked: *How Can One Prove and Say The Gospel Is From Authentic Eye Witnesses when Jesus's Disciples, who were Mere Unschooled Fishermen; Could Suddenly Communicate In Authentic Oral and Written Greek?* (Attorney Yusuf Ismail – IPCI) Despite responding to him in Oct 2018 he repeats this argument again [...]

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

The Trinity in the first three centuries of Church History by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

(15-minute read). Introduction: Prince of Preachers, Charles. H. Spurgeon said: "the proper study of God's elect is God; the proper study of a Christian is the Godhead. The highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy, which can ever engage the attention of a child of God, is the name, the nature, the person, the work, the doings, and the existence of the great God whom he calls his Father. There is something exceedingly improving [...]

By |2020-03-21T11:09:20+02:00Jan 29th, 2019|Church History, Trinity, Unitarianism, Yahweh|0 Comments

Animism and the prosperity Gospel in an African context by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff.  

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.”[1] 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 [...]

By |2020-03-14T04:00:09+02:00Nov 22nd, 2018|Christian Cults, Church History|2 Comments

The ‘One GOD’ of Christ in Me International (Part 1) [Christ in me Collective] by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff.

(Average read: 5 Minutes). I am appreciative of ‘Christ in Me International’s attempt to explain their perspective on the roots and definition of the Doctrine of the Trinity and Jesus Christ. In this article, I will look at the context of the Scriptures they mention as well as the validity of their own teachings surrounding these portions and clarify the orthodox (original) historical understanding of what these Scriptures teach in the Biblical context (exegesis[1]). From [...]

3 Common misunderstandings of the Reformer John Calvin (1509-1564) by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

(Average reading time: 4 minutes) A while back I posted an article looking at the common objections raised against the scholar Jacob Arminius (1559-1609) and subsequently thought to also write about three common misunderstandings surrounding John Calvin as well (1509-1564). Here are three misconceptions:  Calvin killed Servetus. A Catholic revert from the reformation Jerome Bolsec started writing elaborate accusations against Calvin about 13 years after his death accusing the reformer of lewd acts, murder and [...]

The Charismatic Church: Chariscentric oversimplification demystified by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff.

(Average reading time: 5 minutes) As a Christian in South Africa, I recognize the absolute incredible need for Biblical Christianity to be center stage. Currently, we are witnessing an incredible influx and popularization of the Charismatic experience. Exorcisms, Prophetic proclamations, transfer of wealth at the cost of just a ‘seed’ and even promises of shaping your own world with the right confession. All of these under the banner of the Charismatic practice. The real question [...]

By |2020-03-14T10:22:54+02:00Mar 24th, 2018|Church History, Thoughts|0 Comments

Is Jesus truly Almighty God By Joy A. Veinot

(Originally printed in the Fall 2003 Issue of the MCOI Journal) Should you believe in the Trinity? This is the question raised by the widely circulated, 1989 booklet published by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (WTBTS)*, appropriately titled Should You Believe in the Trinity?and subtitled Is Jesus Christ the Almighty God?[1. WTBTS, Should You Believe in the Trinity? (Brooklyn, New York: WATCHTOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF NEW YORK, INC., 1989)] Well, should we [...]

Did Jesus’ divinity evolve through the Gospels? A Response to Shabir Ally’s Progressive Christology Argument” by Angelos Kyriakides

Based on the assumption that Mark was the first of the four gospels written, and John the last, there are those who believe that Jesus originally displayed Himself as a mere prophet-teacher in Mark but subsequently underwent an evolution of sorts. They claim that in the interval between Mark and John, when Luke and Matthew were written, the image of Jesus was embellished upon and only in John do we see Him appearing as Divine. [...]

By |2020-03-14T10:40:08+02:00Jul 7th, 2017|Christology, Church History|0 Comments

Ten myths about Early Christianity by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

Early Christian beliefs were diverse.  Myth: Early Christianity was composed of various beliefs and ‘orthodox’ Christianity won the day. Fact: Meera Lester gives quite a compelling definition of the New Myth when she writes; “The Divergent ideas of early Christians suggest that birth and revolution of Christianity were fraught with dissension, disagreement and disharmony as the early church sought consensus on many issues.”[1] First, we can clearly see from the earliest data available that Christianity [...]

By |2020-05-20T08:17:57+02:00Mar 24th, 2017|Church History, Patristics|0 Comments