Mit herzlichem Dank für die Übersetzung aus dem Englishchen von Klaus Püplichhuisen  ( “Denn ein Kind ist uns geboren, ein Sohn ist uns gegeben, und die Herrschaft kommt auf seine Schulter, und er wird genannt: Wunderrat, starker Gott, Ewigvater, Friedefürst” (Jesaja 9,6) Christen sind geneigt, wenn sie an Jesus denken, Ihn entweder in der Krippe […]

Learning evangelism from the Apostle Paul

(This is an edited version of a presentation given at the conference “Influencing Muslims for Jesus Christ” in Benoni, South Africa, on 27 April 2012) The one who said “follow me as I follow Messiah” leads us in a particular approach to evangelism which is evident from his missionary activities in the Book of Acts. The record […]

Judaism – from monotheism to atheism?

Anyone interested in seeing where Judaism is heading should visit the website advertising the second “Sinai Indaba” event that commences in Johannesburg, South Africa this evening. About 3000 delegates (Jewish and other), are due to attend. Firstly notice the two high-lighted characters in “Sinai Indaba” – namely the “I” and the “I”. Then play the […]

Wie is die 144,000 in Openbaring?

“En ek het gesien, en kyk, die Lam staan op die berg Sion, en saam met Hom honderd vier en veertig duisend met sy Naam en die Naam van sy Vader op hulle voorhoofde geskrywe. (2) En ek het ‘n geluid uit die hemel gehoor soos die geluid van baie waters en soos die geluid […]

Who are the 144,000 in Revelation?

lees hierdie in Afrikaans “Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I […]

Born to be King

Dies auch in Deutsch erhaeltlich “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isa 9:6) Christians are prone to think of Jesus perpetually in […]

A Christian response to claims that the Gospels contain conflicting accounts and other contradictions

In his book, ‘Twenty-six reasons why Jews don’t believe in Jesus’, Asher Norman attacks the integrity of the New Testament on a number of grounds. This response deals with allegations relating to the consistency and reliability of the Gospel texts. Norman raises four objections in this regard, Matthew and Luke’s Birth and Infancy accounts are contradictory […]

Machet zu Jüngern alle Völker!

Mit herzlichem Dank für die Übersetzung aus dem Englishchen von Klaus Püplichhuisen  ( „Und Jesus trat herzu, redete mit ihnen und sprach: Mir ist gegeben alle Macht im Himmel und auf Erden. So geht nun hin und macht zu Jüngern alle Völker, und tauft sie auf den Namen des Vaters und des Sohnes und des Heiligen Geistes und lehrt […]

Jesus of Nazareth and the Temple’s destruction

Not only did God choose to speak through people, but people often choose to speak on behalf of God. How then do we tell the difference between those entrusted with Divine revelation and those spreading false messages in His name? The test is given in Deuteronomy 18: “You may say to yourselves, “How can we know […]

Pentecost – the gift of the Holy Spirit achieved the goal of the Torah

“You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto Myself. Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure to me above all people …”(Exodus 19:4-5) God redeemed the children of Israel […]