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Jesus the ascended Lord: An exegesis of Mark 14:62-64 by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

(2 Minute read) I have selected the Gospel of Mark 14:62-64 since it is the climax of the book where we finally have Christ accounting for who He is. It is also one of the first texts in the New Testament that emphatically situates the person of Jesus Christ in a place of clear pre-eminence and Old Testament fulfillment. It reads as follows: "And Jesus said, “I am, and you shall see the Son of [...]

By |2020-03-13T17:26:17+02:00Jul 11th, 2019|Christology, Yahweh|0 Comments

“Biblical” Unitarianism’s Functional Polytheism by Vladimir Šušić

4 Minute read: Biblical Unitarianism can be broadly defined as belief in a Unitarian, Biblical God, who is a singular person, The Father, who is alone eternal. By its proponents, the belief is championed as bastion of Biblical Monotheism, in the light of “Polytheistic” Trinitarian beliefs of the Church. This article will seek to demonstrate that the doctrine of Biblical Unitarianism as held by its proponents, at the very least constitutes Functional Dyotheism (Polytheism). Ontological Dyotheism can [...]

By |2020-03-14T03:52:32+02:00Mar 30th, 2019|Unitarianism, Yahweh|1 Comment

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+02:00Jan 29th, 2019|Church History, Trinity, Unitarianism, Yahweh|0 Comments

Christ in the Old Testament by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

1.1 Background There has been an increasing trend in Christian Scholarship that the Old Testament Scriptures is not a central revelation of Jesus Christ or His divinity. Marcus Borg (2000) evidently finds Jesus to be a sage but not a divine and Bart D. Ehrman (Bird 2014) speculates what it meant when we spoke of Jesus as being Lord over all. Some evangelical Scholars have been of the opinion that the very central focus of [...]

By |2020-03-14T10:24:26+02:00Jan 20th, 2018|Christology, Yahweh|2 Comments

Christ’s self Identity in light of intermediary beings by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff.

There just never seems to be a lack of keen interest in the study of the Person and place of Jesus Christ. Personally, I am challenged often by Unitarians to frequent a better understanding of “agency” if I am going to study Christ truthfully in the Jewish scheme of things, which conclusively shows him to be just an “intermediary being, agent, or deputy”. I have had a Unitarian say, “Read the Apostle Paul! He wrote; [...]

Our approach to Islam: Charity or Militancy? by John Gilchrist.

OUR APPROACH TO ISLAM: THE CHRISTIAN ALTERNATIVE: TOLERANCE AND RESPECT. "And I will show you a still more excellent way ... Love is patient and kind".1 Corinthians 13.1,4  The Jihad option was perhaps the Church's first real response to Islam. After the initial expansion of Islam during the first hundred and fifty years after Muhammad's death, when Muslim armies marched across North Africa and into Spain, conquering most of the Middle East and parts of [...]

By |2020-03-21T11:22:18+02:00Feb 1st, 2016|Allah, Islam, Yahweh|5 Comments

Divine prefigurements in the early Jewish understanding of Yahweh by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff.

This article prompts to look at the early Jewish understanding of the place of Divine “beings” of deific nature through which Yahweh’s mediation effectuated. The early Christian understanding was vastly Jewish and therefore the idea of an “absolute Oneness” of God very different for the Ancient near eastern understanding. We also need to interpret and understand our own key biblical concepts and definitions surrounding the modern assimilation of “unity” in light of the A.N.E peoples.I [...]

By |2020-03-16T15:34:21+02:00Jan 20th, 2016|Church History, Yahweh|0 Comments

What would Judaism look like if its expectations were fulfilled? by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

In asking this question there are so many assumptions that one has to deal with and perspectives to contend with. I am thoroughly convinced that answers to this central question could be numerous due to different perspectives even amongst the Jewish people. This could be as a result of that which Judaism had to offer in its own consummate understanding, as well as the identity of the Jewish people as a result. In this article [...]

By |2020-03-16T15:36:37+02:00Jan 11th, 2016|Christology, Monotheism, Unitarianism, Yahweh|0 Comments

The Shema‘ Yisrael reviewed by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

In the modern debate between Christians and Muslims there seems to be keen interest to find out the true meaning of the "Shema" found in the Hebraic-Christian Scriptures in Deuteronomy 6:4. In fact, the Shema is the prescribed prayer of every Jew recited every morning and evening. The assumed pericope of this prayer always seems to move to the “unitariness” or “oneness” of Yahweh in its assumed context but a closer study shows that the [...]

By |2020-03-16T15:40:56+02:00Dec 28th, 2015|Monotheism, Unitarianism, Yahweh|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