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Original Sin in Christianity and Islam: A Christian perspective by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

(Average: 15 minute read). A definition of Sin: Sin! The mechanism the world use to indulge itself in acts of selfishness. Scripture reminds us ‘all have sinned’[1] because ‘’each one is tempted when by his own evil desires he is lured away and enticed. Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin.”[2]We dabble with Sin every single day! David said, “Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived [...]

By |2020-03-21T11:11:42+02:00Sep 17th, 2018|Islam, Quran, Sin and Salvation|0 Comments

The Deity of Christ as primer to understand the difference between Yahweh and Allah by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

The central question of this thesis was provoked by Miroslav Volf’s (2011) book “Allah: A Christian response”. Volf confirms that it is possible for Christians and Muslims to worship the same God and even though there are central denials and differences, we should rather focus on what we have in common (2011:11). The problem is not just Volf’s conclusion but his means how he gets to it. Volf (2011:104-105) contends that the ultimate standard for [...]

By |2021-02-28T13:24:49+02:00Jan 20th, 2018|Allah, Christology, Islam|0 Comments

Gilchrist wager: Three essential issues between Christians and Muslims by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff.

Earlier this month I had the opportunity again to visit with Uncle John Gilchrist and his lovely wife Aunty Rosemary. He told me about the re-release of a booklet he wrote years back for Muslim evangelism. The Booklet, ‘Our approach to Muslims’ entails various topics and speaks solely about the Christian treatment of Muslims. The following quote is given in the booklet and I call it the Gilchrist wager. He writes: “The issue between Christians [...]

By |2021-12-21T11:55:56+02:00Dec 8th, 2017|Allah, Islam|0 Comments

Islamic Theology and the difficulty of its presuppositions by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff.

In this short article, I just want to reflect on the logical conclusions of Islamic Theology as the Quran and its sources endeavor to explain the central character of Allah in the central held beliefs that constitute the faith of the Ummah (Arabic: أمة‎‎). (1) The Ethical Character of God. It is interesting to note that the Judeo/Christian God of the Bible, Jehovah, leads us to conclude that He is essentially moral and supremely holy [...]

By |2021-12-04T15:50:53+02:00Sep 23rd, 2017|Allah, Islam, Monotheism, Unitarianism|0 Comments

Debate: Concept of God in Christianity and Islam Pastor Rudolph Boshoff vs Sheikh Ibrahim Abdullah.

Debate: Concept of God in Christianity and Islam PS Rudolph P Boshoff vs Sh Ibrahim Abdullah. Date: 5th of August 2017. Time: 1:30pm - 5:30 pm Venue: Fordsburg Bowling Club # 42. Bird Street & 9th Avenue. Mayfair. Johannesburg.

By |2017-07-28T10:54:53+02:00Jul 28th, 2017|Islam|0 Comments

The Uniqueness of Jesus in the Qur’an and the Bible by John Gilchrist.

For too long Christians and Muslims have debated their differences of belief about Jesus Christ in a context which has allowed scant room for discussion about those points in the Qur'an and the Bible where these two books are in agreement about certain features of his life and personality. The time has come, surely, for Christians and Muslims to analyze these points of agreement for we are unlikely ever to come to a consensus of [...]

By |2021-08-15T00:49:25+02:00May 15th, 2017|Holy Books, Islam|0 Comments

The Unmeetable Challenge to Islamic “History” by Vladimir Susic

When we talk about unmeetable challenges, we often think about some marvelous achievement in technology or science that nobody can quite meet. However, in theological waters, an unmeetable challenge is one that utterly destroys the opponents worldview by posing a question that inherently, if unanswered,leaves his position unbelievable. One of the unmeetable challenges that can be leveled against Islam are the ones in regards to their views of history. Islam, in its theology, holds many [...]

By |2021-08-15T00:55:06+02:00Jan 30th, 2017|Holy Books, Islam|0 Comments

A Critique of “Jesus & the Injeel” by John Fontain by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff.

John Fontain has written a little booklet scrutinizing various themes making large claims concerning the Bible, Jesus and the Christian understanding of the Gospel. I do not endeavor in this evaluation to look at everything Mr. Fontain mentioned and as far possible tried to keep it short and precise, assessing his claims from a Biblical Christian and Scholarly understanding. About the cover: Just an interesting observation about the cover of this little booklet. The quality [...]

Origins and Sources of the Gospel of Barnabas by John Gilchrist

INTRODUCTION Although the Gospel of Barnabas has in recent years been distributed fairly widely throughout the Muslim world in many languages, most Muslims have not as yet seen a copy of this book. Nevertheless the knowledge of its existence is fairly widespread in the Muslim community. Since 1973 the English translation of the Gospel of Barnabas by Lonsdale and Laura Ragg has been reprinted in large numbers by the Begum Aisha Bawany Wakf in Pakistan [...]

By |2020-03-14T13:14:04+02:00Jul 28th, 2016|Church History, Holy Books, Islam|0 Comments

Was Mohammad a true prophet of God? Does the Bible Predict Mohammad? by Vladimir Susic

Part 1: Is Mohammad a true prophet of God? While our Muslim friends would certainly answer "Yes",we as Christians, are to "test the spirits" (1 John 4:1) and not to take any theological claim,or any claim in general without evidence. Even tho we know historically that much of what we know about Mohammad's life are latter opinions from eight and ninth century,contained in the "Hadith",transmited by "Isnad",or,chains of narration,non written chains of narration that is,one [...]

By |2020-03-16T10:26:48+02:00Jul 1st, 2016|Islam, Muhammad|2 Comments
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