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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 endeavour to explain the central character of Allah in the central held beliefs that constitutes 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 |2020-04-09T16:25:02+02:00Sep 23rd, 2017|Allah, Islam, Monotheism, Unitarianism|0 Comments

The God of Justin Martyr by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff.

Recently there seem to be a great interest in the early apologetic fathers of early Christianity and there are plenteous attempts to re-interpret and find what their conception was surrounding their faith. In this article, I will look specifically at the Theology of Justin martyr and show that he was rather complex in his understanding of who God is. A recent Unitarian professor resounds with the following words: '...the one true God for Justin is [...]

The Qur’an and the Trinity – Three Gods: Jesus, Mary and Allah by John Gilchrist

How the Church became Aware that God is Triune The Messiah Jesus, the Son of Mary, was a messenger of Allah and his Word, which he breathed into Mary, and a Spirit from him. So believe in Allah and his messengers. And say not ‘Three’! It is better for you to desist. Truly Allah is only One. Surah 4:171 It was less than four centuries ago that the world first began to accept that the [...]

By |2020-03-14T11:07:52+02:00Nov 12th, 2016|Gnosticism, God, Monotheism, Trinity|0 Comments

The Temple, The Ka’aba, and The Christ by John Gilchrist.

There are three great monotheistic religions in the world, namely Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each of these not only recognises the existence of one sovereign God who rules the universe but has sources and roots common to the other two. All three admit that human history began when God created Adam and Eve and continue to agree on the immediate course of this history after the creation. The initial temptation and fall of Adam and [...]

By |2020-03-14T11:21:30+02:00Aug 22nd, 2016|Archaeology, Monotheism, Unitarianism|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 [...]

Ruminating on the Divine Trinity by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

(20-minute read) It was Theologian A.W. Tozer, in his book "The Knowledge of the Holy" that stated “What comes to into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. The history of mankind will probably show that no people has ever risen above its religion, a man’s spiritual history will positively demonstrate that no religion has ever been greater than its idea of God. Worship is pure or base [...]

By |2020-03-16T12:06:21+02:00Jun 18th, 2016|Monotheism, Trinity|0 Comments

“Ten Ways the Bible Disproves the Trinity” refuted by Vladimir Susic.

Hello everyone,today we will be dealing with an article from the "MANY PROPHETS ONE MESSAGE" site that focussed on 10 points that seemingly disproofs the Trinity! Here is the actual link: ten ways the Bible refutes the Trinity 1. "God Does not change": First point our muslim friends make is that God does not change,so thus they make an argument,that in a deductive form would look something like this: 1.God does not change 2.God would change [...]

By |2020-03-16T12:35:06+02:00May 4th, 2016|Islam, Monotheism, Quran, Trinity, Unitarianism|2 Comments

Christ’s self Identity in light of intermediary beings by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff.

There just never seems to be a lack of keen interest in the study of the Person and place of Jesus Christ. Personally, I am challenged often by Unitarians to frequent a better understanding of “agency” if I am going to study Christ truthfully in the Jewish scheme of things, which conclusively shows him to be just an “intermediary being, agent, or deputy”. I have had a Unitarian say, “Read the Apostle Paul! He wrote; [...]

The plural of majesty: The “We” & “Us” use in the Hebrew Old Testament by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

Currently, I am trying to find out when the plural of majesty became a known Hebrew concept or if it even WAS a known Hebrew literary device. As far as I can see the words "We" and "Us" are commonly used within the Old Testament yet, I find evidence of the Plural of Majesty only being used after the Old Testament was written at about 200 AD and is never used in scripture. I found [...]

By |2020-03-16T15:16:12+02:00Jan 26th, 2016|Monotheism, Unitarianism|4 Comments

What would Judaism look like if its expectations were fulfilled? by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

In asking this question there are so many assumptions that one has to deal with and perspectives to contend with. I am thoroughly convinced that answers to this central question could be numerous due to different perspectives even amongst the Jewish people. This could be as a result of that which Judaism had to offer in its own consummate understanding, as well as the identity of the Jewish people as a result. In this article [...]

By |2020-03-16T15:36:37+02:00Jan 11th, 2016|Christology, Monotheism, Unitarianism, Yahweh|0 Comments