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A quick view at theories on the Atonement by Rudolph P. Boshoff

1. Ransom Theory: Description: This theory posits that Christ's death was a ransom paid to Satan to free humanity from the bondage of sin and death. Key Figures: This view originated in the early Church and was held by early Church Fathers such as Origen (184-253 AD) and Gregory of Nyssa (335-395 AD). 2. Christus Victor: Description: This theory emphasizes Christ's victory over the powers of sin, death, and the devil. The resurrection is seen [...]

By |2024-06-21T23:35:19+02:00June 21st, 2024|Sin and Salvation|1 Comment

Reaffirming Jesus’ Crucifixion: Insights from Muslim Scholars by Rudolph P. Boshoff

For centuries, the Qur’an has been interpreted to deny the crucifixion of Jesus, contradicting the New Testament's account. The key verse often cited is from Surah An-Nisa (4:157): "And [for] their saying, 'Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah.' And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are [...]

By |2024-04-17T13:23:59+02:00April 17th, 2024|Quran, Sin and Salvation|0 Comments

Dangers of the Hyper Grace Gospel by Rudolph P. Boshoff

Hyper grace theology, also known as "ultra grace" or "extreme grace," is a theological perspective that emphasizes an exaggerated understanding of God's grace to the extent that it may be seen as diminishing the importance of repentance, holiness, and righteous living. The term "hyper-grace" refers to a theological perspective that emphasizes an extreme or imbalanced view of God's grace. It often suggests that once a person is saved, they are exempt from the need for [...]

By |2024-03-13T12:00:23+02:00March 13th, 2024|Sin and Salvation|0 Comments

Does God still hate Sin? By Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

Obviously, I am writing this question being very qualified in the area of Sin. Please, I do not think for a moment that you, the reader, also share any claim to ultimate perfection. I have written elsewhere about the Biblical definition of Sin. I am keenly aware that some of us have justified what is displeasing to the Lord by minimizing what we personally struggle with. For some of us, we have totally disqualified ourselves [...]

By |2023-05-18T10:18:39+02:00May 18th, 2023|Sin and Salvation|0 Comments

Jesus died for…..SOME? by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

I have many friends who hold to the idea that Christ Died only for those that are elect, or even better, those decreed to be His from the beginning. Now I am not even going to touch upon if He did so before the foundation of the World (Subla-lapsairianism) or only after the fall (infralapsarianism). The idea that God does know the end from the beginning, and he, therefore, determines the eventual outcome, is one [...]

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 |2023-05-17T15:48:04+02:00November 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+02:00September 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 [...]

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