Heresy Hunting, Biblical discernment, and Godly correction by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff.

Is there a place for biblical discernment and calling out those in error? Yes! And I think my website and YouTube channel have quite a repertoire, proofing this to be so. Over the last few years, I have spent some time on three different platforms looking at some problematic doctrinal errors, studying the Bible, and interviewing theologians to ask specific questions. Recently I have been invited by someone I have been investigating to interact and [...]

By |2022-01-07T15:45:28+02:00Jan 7th, 2022|Spiritual formation, Thoughts|0 Comments

How to start your own Cult by Pastor 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 |2021-07-29T12:33:13+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 |2021-08-14T23:49:45+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 need for Biblical Christianity to be center stage. Currently, we are witnessing another influx and popularization of Charismatic experiences. Exorcisms, Prophetic proclamations, transfer of wealth, and even promises of shaping your world with the right confession. All of these under the banner of acceptable Christian practice. How do we deal with the Charismatic movement? [1] John MacArthur says; “Every day [...]

By |2021-01-21T13:51:53+02:00Mar 24th, 2018|Church History, Thoughts|0 Comments

Contemplating the Christian God: Being and Person by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

John Calvin writes, “God is not imaginable. All images we invent are idols of the mind, products of our own imagination, for God ever remains like Himself and is not a spectre or phantasm to be transformed according to our desires. It is a fact, however, that the mind of fallen man remains a perpetual factory of idols and false imaginations of God, so that He is always projecting his own inventions of figments upon [...]

By |2021-07-29T08:33:30+02:00Feb 11th, 2017|God, Thoughts, Trinity|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 |2021-08-15T00:59:47+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 |2021-08-15T01:25:01+02:00Dec 5th, 2015|Ecclesiology, Thoughts|0 Comments