Faith Leading Reason

How does the Bible describe Abraham’s reasoning process when God told Abraham to offer up Isaac (Gen 22:1-2; Heb 11:17-19)? After he warned them about the leaven of the religious teachers, why did the Lord Jesus start his rebuke with the words, “O you of little...

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Jesus’ Prayer in John 17

The Upper Room Discourse (Jn 13-17) concludes with the ‘high priestly prayer’ of Jesus. At the time Jesus prayed this prayer, he had not yet entered his high priestly ministry, but Jesus was within 24 hours of being crucified and buried — and about six weeks later,...

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The Present Session

What is Jesus (in his humanity) currently doing while he is in heaven — a time that some call the ‘present session’? Is Christ acting as a prophet, as a high priest or as a king — or is he functioning in all these offices simultaneously? What are the activities of...

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Deity of the Only Begotten Son

Some cultic groups use John 1:1 to deny that the Word, Jesus Christ, is God. Furthermore, the Gospel of John refers to the Word, or Jesus Christ, as the ‘only begotten’ (see Jn 1:14, 18; 3:16, 18). Was there a time when the Word was not? Can you deny the deity of the...

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Biblical Covenants

Covenant Theology is widespread in many parts of the world, for example in the Netherlands, South Africa, parts of America and elsewhere. But is Covenant Theology based on covenants inductively found in the Bible? After an introductory chapter or two, why do...

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Premillennialism in the Ante-Nicene Period

The main reason why premillennialism (also called chiliasm) must be believed, is because the Bible teaches it. Today, our focus is on 230 years after the book of Revelation was written, that is, from about 95/96 AD to just before 325 AD. What did well-known believers...

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Against ‘Reinterpreting’ the Old Testament

Does the New Testament give Christians leeway to ‘reinterpret’ the Old Testament? This important question essentially boils down to the following: Will unconditional, as-yet-unfulfilled literal promises that God made in the Old Testament be literally fulfilled — or...

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Government in a Fallen World

Marxism/Leninism is alive and well, and yet, given a bit of time, it collapses and dies wherever it goes. It is alive and well in South Africa — and yet, Marxism/Leninism is collapsing and dying in Venezuela, it died in East Germany, etc. How should Marxism/Leninism...

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Where To Start?

Are you a new visitor to our website and wondering where to start? This short blog will help you get the most out of our website. Menu If you look at the top menu, all the menu items except one are in Afrikaans. We suggest you click on English, which will take you to...

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The Sequence of Prophetic Events

Is it possible to identify a sequential order in which unconditional and as-yet-unfulfilled Bible prophecies will be fulfilled? Which prophetic events will be fulfilled before and during the Tribulation Period? Which prophecies will be fulfilled during the 75-day...

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The Fullness of …

The Bible contains many references to ‘the fullness of’. What can the word for ‘fullness’ mean? Is ‘the fullness of time’ (Gal 4:4) the same as the ‘dispensation of the fullness of the times’ (Eph 1:10)? Is the ‘fullness of the Gentiles’ (Rom 11:25) the same as the...

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What does the Sheep and Goat Judgement NOT Teach?

When will the judgement described in Matthew 25:31-46 take place? Who will be judged? If the basis for the judgement is whether one provided food, drink and clothing (etc.) to the ‘least of these My brethren’ (Mat 25:40, 45), is salvation then by works? Does Matthew...

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