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Monolatry or Monotheism? Reflections on the Debate with Kenny Bomer by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

(10-Minute Read) In my recent debate with Muslim author Kenny Bomer, we had the opportunity to discuss and look at his perspectives about the alleged influences and adaptions that were interpolated into the Bible from sources like the Ugaritic texts and other Ancient Near Eastern narratives.  You can view the complete debate here: DEBATE! Was Israel Monolatrous? I am convinced by several scholars like Dr. Larry Hurtado and Dr. Richard Bauckham that Jewish Monotheism was strict. [...]

Analyzing attributes of the Creator (Allah and Yahweh)? by Rudolph P. Boshoff

In this discussion, I will start with two contrasting perspectives looking at the revelation and possession of the attributes of Allah and Yahweh. Time is limited, so I will gloss over some details that can be explained later for the sake of time. It should also be noted that I will use the names of God: “Allah or Yahweh” to distinguish the views from a Muslim and Christian perspective. I will first examine and unpack [...]

By |2021-07-23T15:39:27+02:00Jul 22nd, 2021|Allah, Monotheism, Yahweh|0 Comments

Jewish Paganism and its Ugaritic influence. Reflections on the Debate with Kenny Bomer by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

(5-Minute Read) In my recent debate with Muslim author Kenny Bomer, we had the opportunity to discuss and look at his perspectives about the alleged influences and adaptions that were interpolated into the Bible from sources like the Ugaritic texts and other Ancient Near Eastern narratives.  You can view the complete debate here: DEBATE!  In this series of articles, I will look at some of the claims of Kenny and unravel some of the underlined [...]

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