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

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

“Kreasionisme”-gogga maak bang!

Dit lyk my die sogenaamde “kreasionisme” gogga is besig om oral evolusionisme-baba’s bang te maak, van koerante, webblaaie tot blogs... Daar word selfs gepraat van “die gevare van kreasionisme!” Tot in die Europese parlement! ! (
Drogbeelde van hul eie verbeelding...

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Are you tired, worn out?

There are answers to your fatigue - in creation....
Isaiah 40 28-29 says: "Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
he gives power to the faint,
and strengthens the powerless."

Walter Brueggemann comments as follows: “Creation not only works for the powerful, the mighty, and the knowledgeable. It works as well for the faint, the powerless, the hopeless and the worthless. It works by giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater. It works so that strength is renewed. It is creation that precludes weariness and faintness, and invites walking, running and flying.

Evangelical concern may derivatively raise the issue of our terrible disorderedness that issues in unseemly anxiety and in inescapable fatigue. It is a good question to raise in a local parish; Why so driven, so insatiable, so restless? The answer, in this doxological tradition, is that our lives are driven because we are seriously at variance from God's gracious food-giving program.

And where there is a variance and a refusal to trust: youth are faint and weary,
the young are exhausted,and there is little liberated flying or exhilarated running. (Isaiah 40.30)”

Monday, August 23, 2010

Burning issues in the church today

Burning issues in the church today
“The biggest debate in the church today is not about what is true, but what
teaching should be allowed. We believe a lot of different things. People
in the same local church congregation often have different views on lots of
things. There is even more diversity in the same denomination. People grow
up in churches and adopt different beliefs to their parents. Should they be
thrown out or silenced? Who should be allowed in the pulpit? Who should be
allowed to publish in church magazines and newspapers? If we hear something
with which we don't agree in the pulpit should we keep quiet or object? And
does this really all matter?” – Philip Rosenthal ( For this very informative article, please log onto:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The arrogance of scientism

What is “scientism”? When claims are made that the use of the scientific method is the only mode of reaching knowledge, that it is superior to any other method and these claims reach the levels of an ideology, one can talk of scientism.
Where on earth does the idea come from that science alone has all the answers to the world and its reality? That it is superior to and is the most authoritative of all other ways of understanding the universe? People who see science as the absolute access to “the truth” apparently believe only in what can be identified by the five senses, that which can be measured or calculated in some or other form.
Their reality poses a single dimension, limits reality and disregards a multitude of other realities. One is thankful for those universities that still have departments of social and behavioural “sciences” instead of merely calling them “the humanities”.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Read your Bible diligently, because....

"The Bible should be studied with the Bible" (J Vernon McGee)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Do all roads lead to God?

Because of racial tensions and looming religious wars all over the world, the interfaith or ecumenical movement is gaining momentum.( Read here:
They try to advocate the idea that all roads lead to God. So that is the question: do all roads lead to God? How do we as Christians see this statement: “All roads lead to God”?

Friday, August 13, 2010

When my compass reading is totally wrong...

God’s words of pure, eternal truth
Shall yet unshaken stay,
When all that man has thought or planned,
Like chaff has passed away. —Anon.

The first point of wisdom is to know the truth; the second, to discern what is false.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

“We were made by God and for God”

You will enjoy the new insights that Rick Warren has, with his wife now having cancer and him having 'wealth' from the book sales. This is an absolutely incredible short interview with Rick Warren, 'Purpose Driven Life ' author and pastor of Saddleback Church in California .
In the interview by Paul Bradshaw with Rick Warren, Rick said:
People ask me, What is the purpose of life?
And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were not made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven. (Read on)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Answers to spiritual questions – Where and how?

One of the key characteristics of postmodernism is to deny objective truths. They seem to be obsessed with the idea of uncertainty. This uncertainty is flaunted like a medal – as if it is something to be proud of. Quite contrary to the Bible, which says amongst others, that the truth will set us free.....

Fluitspeler fluit lustig voort.

In ‘n artikel ”Stomme aanvaarding skep ruimte vir afgode” in vandag se RAPPORT speel mnr. Izak du Plessis maar weer die eentonige deuntjie van verdagmakery teen die NG kerk en gebruik hy die geleentheid om sy eie “kerk” te adverteer terwyl hy persone in die kerk diskrediteer. Iewers in die artikel sê hy: “Om sin van geloof te maak vir die tyd waarin ons leef, is dit nodig dat ons ewig soekende sal bly en vrae sal vra” - die hooftema van die artikel gaan oor vrae en antwoorde. Met die vra van geloofsvrae en soeke na antwoorde het ek nie ‘n probleem nie. Waarmee ek wel ‘n problem het , is hóé mens soek en wáár mens soek na antwoorde. (lees verder)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Rock! My Fortress!

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength in whom I trust. Psalm 18:2