Psalm 100: 1-2 : Juig tot eer van die Here, almal op aarde! Dien die Here met blydskap! Kom voor Hom met gejubel!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How strict are you with your children?

A 16-year old teenager ‘s father is too strict – she may live on her own.
In a watershed decision, a Western Cape High Court judge has allowed a city teenager to live semi-independently of her strict parents after she applied to be emancipated from them.(Read on)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Doumas doubts

Very interesting posting on Dr. John Bijl’s blog. (Read here:

Dr. Bijl says: “The prime issue is biblical authority”. So true, and it is fuelled by “scientism” – idolizing science. The spectacular progress that natural sciences has made in the last few centuries have led to immeasurable arrogance of their followers. Interest in science is carried to such extremes that it almost becomes a belief.

My Jesus, my Savior

(My Jesus, my Savior - one of my favourites by Michael W Smith)

My Jesus, My Saviour,
Lord there is no one like you,
All of my days, I want to praise
The wonders of Your mighty love.(Read on)

First called "Christians" in Antioch...

Still on the topic of Christians...

Acts 11: 26: “And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch”. One commentary explains: ... meaning “Christ’s people”. “Christ” was a mere personal name in gentile ears, whereas to the Jews it meant”Messiah” and they would not have called the followers of Jesus “Messiah’s people” ...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Húlle is nie Christene nie?

Johan Theunissen van Bronkhorstspruit skryf in Beeld vandag:
Mense wat oor God twyfel, is nie Christene – ‘finish’ en klaar!
Lees hier:

Friday, June 18, 2010

The meaning of the word “Christian”

(In a way this is a continuation of the previous post ) . The word Christian is derived from the word Christ. In the Bible we read of Christ Jesus, or Jesus Christ. The word is derived from the Greek word “Christos”, which means anointed. It has the same meaning as the Hebrew word “Messiah” . This means saviour, the one who comes to save. (Read on)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Can a Christian deny the virgin birth?

And deny the resurrection. And Christ’s ascension. And... and... and... Of course this will bring us to the definition of a Christian – who is a Christian? A loose definition would be: “A follower of Christ”. But that is too wide. Then people who believe in Jesus as a historical figure and admire his ways and life, may also call themselves Christians (Read on).

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hoeveel fluitspelers is daar nog in die NG kerk?

In die artikel “Reis sonder ‘n goeie einde” (Beeld, 15 Junie 2010. Lees hier: ) as antwoord op Neels Jackson se artikel oor Ds. Izak du Plessis gebruik Ds. Andries Louw die beeld van die fluitspeler van Hamelin wat kinders weglok. Dit is besonder toepaslik, want is dit nie juis wat op die oomblik in vele NG gemeentes gebeur nie? (Lees verder)

Friday, June 11, 2010

How private my faith...?

Can I really say: “My faith is my own business?” Even without considering what the Bible says, this statement is untenable. My beliefs permeate my whole being, the way I see things, the way I say things, the way I do things. And it DOES matter, especially when one is a leader.

The Bible has lots to say about the matter. One metaphor of belief is that it should be like a light that shines for all to see. (Mat 5:14-15). Another that one’s faith is like salt- the moment one takes a mouthful of saltless food, it is noticed... Mark 8:38 states that one should not be ashamed of one’s faith and in Rom 1:16 Paul says that he is not ashamed of the gospel of Christ...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Keep the Gospel Clear!

Keep the issue clear:
• The issue is sin, and Who is going to forgive it.

Keep the direction clear:
• It is from the Giver to the recipient. The gift of righteousness is given when you believe.

Keep the requirements clear:
• It is salvation through FAITH. There is nothing more!

— Charles Ryrie

On the right track?

Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there (Will Rogers)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Faith and Reason debate with Spangenberg and Wolmarans

For William Lane Craig’s summary of the Faith and Reason debate held in South Africa recently read on.....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


The word dynamite is related to the word dunamis, which is used a number of times when the Bible talks about Godly power. We read for instance in Ephesians 1: 19 and 20 about “ ..... the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power (dunamis) in and for us who believe... (v 19)... which He excerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him.. in the heavenly places (v 20). “His dynamiac, methonic, hyperballistic power, His incomparably great power!” The power at work in us is resurrection power! We share in Christ’s victory over sin and death – praise God!