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Whatever became of Sin? By Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

(5-minute read) Is there still something called sin?  Norman Geisler in his preface on his book Ethics laments that; “Someone has said that we live in a strange world where the relativity of Einstein is considered absolute, and the absolutes of the Bible are considered relative.”[1] Everybody remembers the famous book written by Dr. Karl Menninger, “Whatever became of Sin,” in the early ’70s where he asks this very question: “The very word’ sin,’ which [...]

By |2021-03-24T18:42:25+02:00Nov 17th, 2019|Sin and Salvation|0 Comments

Is Slavery instructed from the Bible or the Quran? (A reply to Yusuf Ismail & Ahmed Moosa) by P.J. Strydom

Is Slavery instructed from the Bible, or from the Quran? This document is not intended to demonize or insult any Muslims. I find Muslims to be very sincere in their religion and living a life to please God to attain eternal life. Even I, as a Christian, can only wish to be as dedicated to maintaining such rituals and regulations as Muslim believers achieve. It is also true that Muslim believers are peaceful and respectful [...]

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 |2022-11-06T17:41:36+02:00Sep 17th, 2018|Islam, Quran, Sin and Salvation|0 Comments

Bearing false witness? A short description of the central issues with Jacob Arminius (1559-1609) by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff.  

(Average reading time: 10 minutes) Born almost a century after Martin Luther, Dutch theologian, minister, and Professor at Leiden University, Jacob Arminius (1559-1609) is purported to be a very controversial figure in the early Reformation.[1] Historically he is caricatured as the antitypical hero who was seemingly instrumental in derailing the pinnacle axis of the Reformation. Theologian Carl Bangs says; "Calvinism came in, Arminius nearly ruined it, and the Synod of Dort restored it."[2] Historical Theologian [...]

Converting to Calvinism by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

In recent years there seemed to be a curious interest in Calvinism. Numerous Christians from all spheres of influence and all walks of life are stating their claim and defining themselves by this term. Brad Vermurlen, a Notre Dame graduate says, “Ten years ago, everyone was talking about the ‘emergent church, and five years ago, people were talking about the ‘missional church.’ And now ‘new Calvinism.’ I don’t want to say the new Calvinism is [...]

The quantity of humility amid the insolence of pride by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

It was the wise old Sage St. Basil the Great that edified us to: "Extirpate two thoughts within thyself: do not consider thyself worthy of anything great, and do not think that any other man is much lower than thou in worthiness. Learn humble mindedness beforehand, which the Lord commanded in word and showed forth indeed. Hence, do not expect obedience from others, but be ready for obedience thyself." Scripture teaches that God refuses to [...]

By |2020-03-16T15:28:20+02:00Jan 23rd, 2016|Sin and Salvation|0 Comments

A Systematic synopsis of Molana Ahmed Pandor’s “The concept of God’s mercy in Islam and Christianity” by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

Mr Pandor’s book can be downloaded for free from the I.P.C.I. website. Mr Molana Pandor asked early in the book that we“Please read the entire book, not just mere browsing or else the essence of the books systematic sequence will be lost”[1]. Respectfully, I have endeavoured to do that and my response to Mr Pandor will be systematic and sequential from the first page to the last page of his book. If there are overlapping points I will refer [...]

By |2020-03-16T16:37:58+02:00Jul 20th, 2015|Christology, Islam, Sin and Salvation, Trinity, Yahweh|Comments Off on A Systematic synopsis of Molana Ahmed Pandor’s “The concept of God’s mercy in Islam and Christianity” by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

Beyond biblical objections to homosexuality by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff.

(10-minute read).  Recently there has been an ongoing discussion in the church globally as to the nature of same-sex attraction in the lives of individuals as well as the Church’s stance on homosexuality. In the Church, the discussion has been phrased and concluded with two perspectives: “Pro” homosexuality and “Anti” homosexuality. Being in a country where the right of same-sex partnerships was legalized since 2006 I have always maintained that the core discussion is not [...]

By |2020-03-21T11:23:28+02:00Jul 13th, 2015|Ecclesiology, Sin and Salvation|4 Comments
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