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Is Pentecostalism Becoming the New Religion of the Global Poor? A Reply to Elle Hardy by Rudolph Boshoff

I recently received an article sent to me by a colleague concerning the state of the Pentecostal Church in South Africa. The title seemed intriguing, and I thought I would give it a read. I have seen the name of the author, Elle Hardy, in numerous articles in the past and thought I would read what she wrote. It seems like Elle has built quite a career that thrives on the messiness of the [...]

Faith (Fake) Healing by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

(10-minute read) Have you ever heard of the placebo effect? Believe it or not, but there is a sequence that can be used to create ecstatic experiences which is a form of mind control hypnosis. Stephen J. Pullum writes in his landmark article; “Hallelujah! Thank You, Jesus!”: Selling the Miraculous in the Preaching of Faith Healers” that;   “faith healers believe that a divine, miraculous healing could and would occur upon their praying for a [...]

By |2021-06-02T12:40:22+02:00Jun 1st, 2021|Faith Healing|0 Comments

The Psychology of the Super-Natural by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

(10-minute read).  It was almost 9 pm on a Friday night when Candice and I listened to the young and dynamic Prophet pointing to the TV Screen claiming, “God wants you well”; “God wants you prosperous”; “God wants you healed”. Somehow all of these seem to make you quite comfortable, especially in a year of global panic after the Covid 19 infestation. It seems like everybody is in some need of assurance, and like many [...]

By |2021-07-29T09:04:26+02:00Dec 18th, 2020|Christian Cults, Faith Healing, God|0 Comments

What should I think about modern day Prophets? by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

(5-Minute read).  Due to cultural identities and animistic believes prevailing in an Africa context, there seems to be an influx of Prophets and teachers that display all kinds of weird miracles and predictions. The qualification necessary to become an authoritative speaker appears to be Prophetic expressions to convince and convert a following that can contribute to the man of God. We hear a lot about alignment, and the man of God is the means to [...]

By |2022-01-04T08:17:22+02:00Oct 13th, 2020|Ecclesiology, Faith Healing|0 Comments

Before you go to the Prophet by Pastor Rudolph P. 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 |2021-11-05T07:56:55+02:00Jun 4th, 2020|Christian Cults, Faith Healing|0 Comments
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