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Looking at Shabir Yusuf’s “Trinitarian Reality” by Rudolph P. Boshoff.

It is no secret that most Christians do not spend much time considering the Doctrine of the Trinity as a peculiar point of interest, nor do we spend much time trying to examine its implications and legitimacy. Well, I hope to give some glimmer of proximity when I speak and write on this topic, and hopefully, this is precisely what I am accomplishing in this article.  In a recent clip, it seems like Shabir’s objection starts [...]

By |2024-02-02T07:14:32+02:00January 25th, 2024|Trinity|0 Comments

Causal Language and an Inquiry into Divine Procession of the Triune God by Rudolph P. Boshoff

Introduction: The delineation of the Divine procession concerning the Son and the Holy Spirit constitutes a nuanced subject that has engendered extensive debate and discourse over centuries within the domain of Christian theology.[1] Tertullian (c.197) declares very early on that. We have been taught that He [Christ] proceeds forth from God [the Father], and in that procession, He is generated. So that He is the Son of God and is called God from unity of [...]

By |2024-01-13T02:23:34+02:00January 13th, 2024|Church History, Trinity|0 Comments

The Council where Jesus became God. Answering Adnan Rashid by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

I have always loved history, especially the history of the Church, which is very dear to me. More happened in the first seven centuries of the Church than in the subsequent centuries. In the third century, Alton Gansky noted that. During the first few centuries, the church focused on two primary matters: spreading the gospel and staying alive.[1] John Behr writes in his excellent volume 1, Formation of Christian Theology: The Way to Nicaea, that [...]

By |2023-12-26T11:59:28+02:00December 26th, 2023|Church History, Patristics, Trinity|0 Comments

The One and the Three Distinction in the Doctrine of the Trinity by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff.

It is no secret that most of the Christendom do not spend much time looking at the Doctrine of the Trinity as a peculiar point of interest, nor do we spend much time trying to look at its implications and legitimacy. Any critic of this doctrine should note that historical Trinitarians are cautious in articulating their understanding of what they say about God, as it should be done with extreme caution and precision. The doctrine of [...]

By |2023-11-22T08:39:10+02:00November 22nd, 2023|Trinity|0 Comments

Analyzing the Distinction: Identity and Predication in Trinitarian Theology by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

(15-minute read) What we say about God and what we ascribe to Him can be very challenging. Philosophical constructs can assist us in understanding what we are trying to articulate about God, but they may only represent our imperfect attempt to approximate our understanding when we speak about the Divine. Paul Thom discusses the earliest Christian community and their appreciation of Platonic Philosophy in particular. He writes. In the early years of Christianity, when any [...]

By |2023-11-04T11:30:59+02:00October 5th, 2023|Trinity|0 Comments

What is the difference between one-self and three-self models of the Trinity and why does it matter? by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

The "one-self" and "three-self" models of Trinitarianism are terms that are often used to discuss different theological understandings of the Trinity. Let me explain the differences between them: One-self Trinitarianism (also known as Monarchianism or Modalism): This perspective emphasizes the unity of God and suggests that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are different modes or manifestations of the same divine being. According to this view, there is only one self or person within the [...]

By |2023-06-21T14:30:50+02:00June 21st, 2023|Church History, Trinity|0 Comments

The Trinity in light of Scripture and reason by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

In this blog, I want to touch on some of the points that I made in a recent debate that I participated in with the well-known debater Dr. Shabir Ally and my good friend Yusuf Ismail. In all honesty, I believe that as Christians, we should be able to defend the merits of the Doctrine of the Trinity with a fair amount of ease. When I was attempting to describe a setting in the first [...]

By |2023-04-29T01:24:06+02:00November 14th, 2022|Debate, God, Trinity|0 Comments

Some helpful books on the Doctrine of the Trinity by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

(2 Minute -Read).  Robin Parry says; “For many Christians the Trinity has become something akin to their appendix: it is there, but they’re not sure what its function is, they get by in life without it doing very much, and if they had to have it removed they wouldn’t be too distressed”.[1] Parry's quote seems to be normative whenever I hear people talk about their understanding of God. But recently, I was invited to give [...]

By |2021-04-30T20:23:39+02:00March 13th, 2020|Trinity|1 Comment

Table Talk with Tyrell: The Doctrine of the Trinity on Radio Pulpit / Radiokanselat 9:00 AM (657AM) or on the Radio Pulpit Facebook page

Tomorrow on Table Talk with Tyrell, Tyrell will converse with Rudolph Boshoff, theology lecturer and director of Ad Lucem: "Towards the light" ministries, about Trinitarianism (what the Bible teaches about the Trinity). As always, catch it live on Radio Pulpit / Radiokanselat 9:00 AM (657AM) or on the Radio Pulpit Facebook page for live video. If you'd rather grab it for your podcast catcher so you can listen at 1.7X speed, you can get it later in the [...]

By |2021-08-14T23:51:47+02:00April 25th, 2019|Trinity|0 Comments

The Trinity in the first three centuries of Church History by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

(15-minute read). Introduction: Prince of Preachers, Charles. H. Spurgeon said: "the proper study of God's elect is God; the proper study of a Christian is the Godhead. The highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy, which can ever engage the attention of a child of God, is the name, the nature, the person, the work, the doings, and the existence of the great God whom he calls his Father. There is something exceedingly improving [...]

By |2020-03-21T11:09:20+02:00January 29th, 2019|Church History, Trinity, Unitarianism, Yahweh|0 Comments

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