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How to start your own Cult by Rudolph P. Boshoff

(10-Minute read) In this article, we will not look at the types of cults but rather start with the essential elements that typify a cult. Have you ever wondered how cults began, or why people seem to gravitate towards these isolated groups? Cults could be an isolated group or community that is closed to the general public but open to conformists ready to join their movement. Cults could also be an ambitious group that strives to [...]

By |2020-04-11T02:30:25+02:00Mar 26th, 2020|Christian Cults, Thoughts|0 Comments

10 Most influential [Un]Christian Books and what they say about the current Church by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

[5minute read] There are quite a few books in the last few years that have made a lasting impact on the perception of readers looking for an alternative explanation to the constitutes of Christianity. Here, I am trying to show that the very central issues discussed reveals the desired intention to succumb to some liberal ideas shedding the dogmatic constitutes of the past. In no way do I think any of these ideas have any [...]

By |2020-03-13T17:42:59+02:00Jun 26th, 2019|Thoughts|0 Comments

The Charismatic Church: Chariscentric oversimplification demystified by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff.

(Average reading time: 5 minutes) As a Christian in South Africa, I recognize the absolute incredible need for Biblical Christianity to be center stage. Currently, we are witnessing an incredible influx and popularization of the Charismatic experience. Exorcisms, Prophetic proclamations, transfer of wealth at the cost of just a ‘seed’ and even promises of shaping your own world with the right confession. All of these under the banner of the Charismatic practice. The real question [...]

By |2020-03-14T10:22:54+02:00Mar 24th, 2018|Church History, Thoughts|0 Comments

Folklore in Church: Amulets, contact objects and other common myths by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

Many rampant unbiblical theologies have been prevalent in the South African Church scene these last few years. There seems to be an overall idea that one manifestation should outdo the other. There is a focus on miracles and Christian character is seemingly compromised by flattering titles such as 'Bishop', 'Prophet' and 'Daddy'. Unfortunately, some of these teachings, even though extreme, are nothing new. One of these prevailing teachings seems to be the 'contact object teaching'. [...]

By |2020-03-16T09:07:29+02:00Nov 25th, 2016|Christian Cults, Thoughts|0 Comments

Worthwhile Christian books on Prayer by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

The Devotional author Richard J Foster wrote; "Real prayer is something we learn". Unfortunately, we do not find ourselves to be masters of prayer at the onset of our religious experience. For some prayer, as a vocation is a daunting one, and as a pastor, I have encountered so many people that find it hard to pray. Usually, we do not have time to sit at the feet of a devotional master of prayer and [...]

By |2020-03-14T11:14:56+02:00Oct 15th, 2016|Spiritual formation, Thoughts|0 Comments

The Art of Biblical Integrity for the Christian Intellectual by Jonathan McLatchie

Do you really believe what you say and think you believe, and how can you know? The answer may at first brush appear obvious — “of course I believe what I say and think I do,” you might say. If you didn’t, after all, why would you be spending so much time engaged in the intellectual defense of it? This raises an interesting question: Can you believe that you believe something which you do not [...]

By |2020-03-16T13:31:23+02:00Mar 8th, 2016|Spiritual formation, Thoughts|0 Comments

Easy Believism by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

"Easy-believism" is one of "Easy Christianity's" popular teachings. Like other false teachings "Easy-believism" is a perversion of truth. The Bible teaches--as Martin Luther and the Reformation proclaimed--that we are made right with God by faith in Christ alone. We grant that salvation is by faith alone. The question is easy-faith or biblical faith!  Thanks to Dr Macarthur, we now know the answer to that question. The reason easy believism is so eminent in our Churches [...]

By |2020-03-16T15:03:58+02:00Feb 1st, 2016|Church History, Ecclesiology, Thoughts|0 Comments

Reasons we loose our sense of wonder by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

  As a Pastor of a multicultural Church in Johannesburg South Africa, I have often encountered people in and outside of the Church that simply declares their disillusionment with the Church and ultimately God. In the few years of being in full time Pastoral Ministry I have recognized five reasons people seem to lose their "sense of wonder". Now, this is not just a disappointment with the establishment but rather a deep-rooted experience of "lostness". [...]

By |2020-03-21T11:22:48+02:00Dec 5th, 2015|Ecclesiology, Thoughts|0 Comments

Merchandising the Anointing by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

(Average read: 3 Minutes). It was our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ that made a profound statement in Luke 12:14 when he said: “Be on your guard against all kinds of greed”. Recently a well-known preacher announced that God told Him to claim a new Learjet that he desired. Upon criticism and a hostile backlash from secular media, he calmly asserted that it is God's will for him to be blessed and expect more. In [...]

By |2020-03-16T15:52:28+02:00Nov 27th, 2015|Christian Cults, Ecclesiology, Thoughts|2 Comments

Remember the Small Things by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

In his book “Jesus in the Margins: Finding God in the Places” Rick McKinley writes that “Jesus is our ultimate model for finding identity, acceptance, and legitimacy from the Father. As we pull back the curtain on His life, we discover that Jesus knows what it’s like to be marginalized. He understands how it feels to have society shove you to the side, to not really be accepted, and in the end to be totally [...]

By |2020-03-16T16:07:17+02:00Sep 9th, 2015|Thoughts|0 Comments