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Mathew 25 – Ten Virgins

Brain Dennison – Repent or Perish

Keith Daniel – Be ye Holy

Doctrine of Holiness – Dr A Brown

  • “01_Doctrine of Holiness_Def. of Eternal Life_Dr. A. Brown”
  • “02_Doctrine of Holiness_Key Definitions_Dr. A. Brown”
  • “03_Doctrine of Holiness_Nurturing Your Relationship_Dr. A. B”
  • “04_Doctrine of Holiness_1 Peter 1.15-16_Dr. A. Brown”
  • “05_Doctrine of Holiness_Background of Mat 16-24_Dr. A. Brown”
  • “06_Doctrine of Holiness_Catechism review of 5 elements of holiness”
  • “07_Doctrine of Holiness_Catechism review (2)_Dr. A. Brown”
  • “08_Doctrine of Holiness_Review to Study Questions_Dr. A. Bro”
  • “09_Doctrine of Holiness_Catechism Review & 1 Thes 3.10-12_Dr”
  • “10_Doctrine of Holiness_Psalm 51_Dr. A. Brown”
  • “11_Doctrine of Holiness_Other Terms for Entire Sanctificatio”
  • “12_Doctrine of Holiness_Deprivation, Depravity, Carnal_Psa.”
  • “13_Doctrine of Holiness_Romans 6_Our Union with Christ_Dr. A”
  • “14_Doctrine of Holiness_Rom 6 – Union with Christ cont_Dr. A”
  • “15_Doctrine of Holiness_Rom 6 – The Imperative Calls for A F”
  • “16_Doctrine of Holiness_The Meaning of the Cross and the Bea”
  • “18_Doctrine of Holiness_Rom 12 tape Questions_Is there a Dea”
  • “19_Doctrine of Holiness_Rom 12 and Eph 5.18_Self-centerednes”
  • “20_Doctrine of Holiness_Eph 5.18_Self-centered vs Spirit Ful”
  • “21_Doctrine of Holiness_Dr. A. Brown”
  • “22_Doctrine of Holiness_Dr. A. Brown”
  • “23_Doctrine of Holiness_Review of Basic Terms and Concepts _”
  • “24_Doctrine of Holiness_Dr. A. Brown”
  • “25_Doctrine of Holiness_Dr. A. Brown”
  • “26_Doctrine of Holiness_Review for Final Exam_Dr. A. Brown”

ALAN LESTER  – Angus Buchan -Small Error Huge Consequence 

Eljasib – Songs with Chords

 

Eljasib – Northward Bound

Is Wilson a “City Slicker” 4×4?

JPEG Image (839)On the 15th of December 2012 our convoy left South Africa to the Luangwa Valley in the North West of Zambia. Tim from SA Adventures led the expedition team. Our team consisted of 5 vehicles, 4 Land Rovers and my factory standard, 2012 2.8 Diesel Jeep Cherokee. At first I was skeptical about taking a “City Slicker 4×4” off the beaten track into the African wilderness. We completed a staggering 8,500 km in 21 days that took us through 5 countries: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia.

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The team Bob, Tim, Sue, Bear, Dace, Freese, Michele, Carmen and Jacques.

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I replaced the factory standard Jeep Cherokee’s tyres with General Tyre’s Graber All-Terrain (AT) tyres. What a nightmare it was to find 18 inch AT tyres that will fit the Jeep’s specifications. I ended up fitting a set of 255/55/18 Grabber tyres from General Tyre, the difference in circumference was only 2mm on the outer diameter (OD). I also had a Tule basked roof rack that I had to customize to accommodate two Jerry cans and a sixth wheel.
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Prior research of the route ahead, I noted that Van Zyls Pass was on the route, and as i did not want to take any chances with low profile tyres that could potentially jeopardise the convoy’s mobility, and I was the odd one out with 18 inch wheels. The roof rack was also a concern seeing that it is limited to a maximum weight of only 80 kg. Jeep has a maximum roof carrying capacity of 87kg, this is to prevent excessive rollover rather than total carrying weight. The total weight of 90 kg consisted primarily of the roof rack which weighed in at 35 kg, the two jerry cans weighing at full capacity 40 kg and the spare tyre a handsome 25 kg.

The first part of the Journey was mainly tar road from Johannesburg to Luangwa. The Jeep did very well giving me an average fuel consumption of 8.2 l/100km.  About 100 Km before Chipata, Tim pulled of the road and told us we are going to take a gravel road that is shorter and would save us some time…..yeah right, Tim, we believe you….. It took us 5 hours to drive that shorter route! This was not an ordinary trail for a “City Slicker 4×4” I said to myself over and over whilst the Landy’s in front of me were spinning out in the thick black cotton mud of North Zambia.

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I once lost concentration and found myself stuck in this thick mud, and surrounded by cheering local kids from the side and an elderly lady giving me some 4×4 tips, and Tim every 15 seconds on the radio, asking “Jacques! what is happening?”. I took the radio and answered “Tim…… Do you want me to drive or talk?”  With low range selected and a bit of rocking, I freed myself and was on the road again catching up to the four Land Rovers moving at a constant speed through a terrain that just showed blank on my GPS.

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As it was getting dark we found a river crossing, not the first of the day, but one that Tim walked and was not comfortable with. So we were forced to take an alternative route that was definitely not a standard route for a “City Slicker 4×4”.  Tim was smiling, saying “Here is a new route for Tracks4Africa.” Pushing through mud holes, potholes and ditches I just focused on the two small red lights of the Landy in front of me. Eventually, we got to Croc Valley Camp.  On arrival, the owner came out to greet us, and with shock on his face said “I can’t believe you came through that route! That road has been closed due to the rainy season”. Thanks Tim we really saved some time…but it was a great ride, best ever, that you will not find on any standard 4×4 trail.

The next morning walking around the Jeep I was shell shocked to see the thick mud all over the body and under the car, understand, my car gets washed 3 times a week! Tim just kept on saying; “This is now a proper 4×4.”  Michele decided to give the Jeep an official name “ WILSON.” The meaning…………..the son of Willys.

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The next day we visited the South Luangwa National Park. The locals warned us not to enter the bottom part of the Park because the roads were not accessible due to heavy rain. Tim smiled and said “That’s what we came for.” I overheard one of the Land Rover drivers saying, “Won’t the Jeep be a LIABILITY?”

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This made my stomach turn a few knots with concern, but off we drove to the park, I could not believe what Tim was doing when he took the first mud road off the main gravel road………… Proudly, after 4 hours of tough going we eventually got back to the camp, and after seeing some beautiful game, “Wilson” did not even get stuck once while watching the Land Rovers pulling and winching each other through the mud. Sure they were much heavier than “Willson” I agreed sitting at the camp fire that night.

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Tim was asked to give 4×4 training to some of the local Game Rangers in the area. So off we went looking for the mud hole where an elephant got stuck in, the drive looking for this mud hole was an awesome experience on its own. We stopped at a water hole, not the one the elephant got stuck in, but one… that the track around the hole clearly stats that everyone is trying to avoid this mud hole. Tim got all the Game Rangers together and did his thing, explaining the basics of 4×4 driving and off we went one by one through the mud holes. Land Rover, Land Rover, Land Rover, Land Cruiser, Land Cruiser, Land Rover, Land Cruiser, Land Cruiser and the JEEP.

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Once Tim felt we all conquered the mud hole and that the Game Rangers, after all these years, knew what a Diff-Lock was, we were off again to find the elephant mud hole. Then we found some serious mud, I was not sure if this is where the elephant got stuck but this is where the playing started. Once again “Wilson” did me proud and did not get stuck. The only problem I experienced so far was the thick mud caught up under the Jeeps plastic protection covers. The steel covers was fine but there was a huge plastic cover that gathers so much mud that the plastic clips were pulling out and the plastic cover was hanging a few inches from the ground.

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We reached a watery mud hole that took most vehicles two to three attempts to get out of, but they all made it. “Wilson” had to abandon the effort after the second attempt due to the water pressing against the huge plastic bumper and the force of the water started to unclip the bumper and in the process the number plate was pulled off by the force of the water. When we were back on dry ground, we all jumped into the mud looking for the number plate. Once we found it, it was clear the last Land Cruiser drove over it. We clipped the bottom part of the bumper back on and off we were to the next challenge. All was well but somewhere in the process, “I lost a toenail!” The next day I found a washing bay with a pit and a high pressure washer (“if you can call that high pressure”) and sprayed off most of the mud that was stuck in the plastic cover. The cover was hanging; clearly the plastic brackets were stretched from all the mud. I added a few cable ties to make sure it did not come off totally.

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Maby. maby one day i will tell you the story of the pink shirt!

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The goal of the expedition was to plant a vegetable garden at one of the schools of Project Luangwa in Zambia. SA Adventures commits themselfs to participate in such humanitarian projects. The minute the garden was completed the rain started falling, someone commented “this always happens after we do a garden” I could only sense that this was an approved blessing.

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When Tim invited me I saw the opportunity to take some Bibles up to Luangwa. Irene the teacher at the school was very glad to recieve the Bibles. The school is also used as a local Church on Sundays. We also handed out some Bibles to locals in the little village as well as all the staff at Croc Valley  camp.

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The colorful village at South Luangwa National Park

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The next day we left for Lusaka, the road if you can call it a road, from Luangwa to Chipata was tough and I had to slack down a lot where the others could maintain a constant speed. This was due to the fact that the standard shocks on the Jeep and the low profile tyres slowed me down a bit, but when we got to the tar road I was not far behind the Landy’s and what a great feeling it was to be on tar again! We drove into some heavy rain that helped to wash out more of the mud from under the Jeep.  The tar road from Zambia through the Caprivi to Rundu was very comfortable to drive on. More rain along the way helped wash the remaining mud from undercarriage. I was amazed at all the different colors of mud stains on my bonnet. We ended up on a gravel road between Rundu and Rukana, which was so good, that I was sure you could safely travel at 160km/hr on it.

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The road to Van Zyls Pass was probably the toughest road on this trip for the Jeep. Once again the standard shocks and low profiles slowed me down and I had to do a lot of catching up once I spotted a good stretch of road. Then it happened … a beeping sound from the dash board… Left back tyre pressure low…a slow puncture a half a day before Van Zyls pass!  Tim spotted a river crossing and we stopped “Wilson” in the water and searched for the slow puncture. He marked it and I parked under a shaded tree surrounded by Himba people in their traditional clothing. Tim poured some dishwashing soap over the marked area and a bubble appeared, once he spotted the hole he plugged it, and 20 min later we were off again. Thanks to the technology on the Jeep showing the tyre pressure on the dashboard, I comfortably monitored the tyre pressure from inside “Wilson”.

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We endured a few good technical obstacles as we were approaching Van Zyls Pass and I was glad to see Tim standing and waiting to show me a line everytime. Once we got to Van Zyl’s Pass camp Tim and myself were a bit confused and not sure if we had already gone through the pass or not.  Later we were informed by someone that the pass was still lying ahead of us.

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The next day the big Van Zyls was on the menu, I could sense everyone in the camp was eager to get going. I really enjoyed the ride as we carved through the rocky pathways up and down and around the bends. The pace was not too fast and “Wilson” was doing very well going through the obstacles. We then got to a section, definitely the most difficult obstacle the Jeep had ever come across in its short life. Patiently I watched the Landy’s go through one by one, the Landy before me took a bit of a risky line and we feared a roll over was imminent while watching it bounce through the obstacle.
Then it was “Willson’s “turn, I walked down the section and put a few large boulders in the holes to fill it up and make a path. I felt  at ease and confident that all the training was going to pay off. As I looked down the obstacle I saw high ground and chose my line. Tim, who was filming all the vehicles going through, asked me if he must show me the line and assist me, I responded: “No thanks; I think I got this one…shout if you see me doing something stupid!”

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Off I went, following my line, not seeing much in front of me but trusting the line I had chosen. To my surprise “Willson” went through the obstacle with minor bumps. Then I looked up and saw the obstacle did not stop there; it carried on after the bend, and I realized I had not walked that part of the obstacle and only had to go down trusting my instincts.

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This made me realize there is always a higher ground no matter how difficult the obstacle is, “Just look for it and stick to it.”  Driving down the rest of Van Zyls pass, on our way to go put a stone with our names on the heap at the bottom, I thought this is actually a good life lesson “there is always a higher ground no matter how difficult the obstacle”.  After the rock laying procedure, off we went to Purros desert camp. “Willson” did extremely well in the sand and it was an enjoyable ride. Thinking Van Zyl’s Pass…..”ag that was not that bad”.

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After Purros it was back through the dessert to Grootfontein. We left early in the morning and it was still dark outside. I noticed we were driving for quite I while in a dry river bed, then we started crossing a river once, twice, 10 times, 20 times I stopped counting I was just taken away by this 4×4 trail through a river bed, some people will be lucky if they even once in their life cross a river bed in a 4×4, I am doing 20 to 30 crossings in a hour.

Then as the dawn broke we found ourselves driving in a gorge and I noticed we were driving in the river for about 50 to 100 meters, I am sure the sides of the mirrors of the Jeep was on some stage only about one meter from the sides of the gorge both sides. Once out of the river we stopped in the gorge and it was the right time to just take out the kettle and brew a strong cup of tea.

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From there it was just one big adventure driving through the desert, I was so amazed by the different colors of the terrain. “Then we found them.” , the dessert Elephants! We also saw plenty Gemsbok and a few Giraffe. We stopped to take photos of the Elephants, and as the Landy’s drove off a young bull came charging down the hill. I think he felt threatened by the Jeep Cherokee, probably the first one he has seen. He stopped about 10 meters from the road and about 20 meters in front of me blowing his trumpet and kicking up dust, cutting me off from the others, then the big decision, do I reverse or to I go for it? , as he hesitated I decided to go for it but then he also decided to go for it. I had to veer sharply to the left to avoid him. I was just saying to myself “I hope someone captured this on the Go-Pro video”

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Then we hit really thick dessert sand and I was still on 3 bar tyre pressure, there was no time to stop and adjust the tyre pressure, as I was just trying to keep up with the Landy’s. The Jeep did very well in this thick sand, my only problem was constantly catching the Landy in front of me whiles I did not want to lose momentum so I had to slack off a few times to try and get a distance between us. I was stopped in my tracks a few times as well but “Wilson” successfully pulled away and was surfing the white sand roads of the dessert. What a great feeling driving in a convoy through the desert and seeing this beautiful piece of land, all I said to myself I need to come back here. Although I had to push the Jeep up to 4500 revs in some stages in low range to get through the sand. The temperature gauge only lifted slightly above the center line but the fuel consumption quickly shot up to 15,8 l per 100km

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A quick stop in the desert under a tree to fill up from the jerry cans gave me a chance to blow the tyres down to 2 bar. Off we went again pushing through the desert heading for Ses-Fontein. Once in Ses-Fontein we were all relieved to find a fuel station but ran them dry before the last Landy could fill up. From there we headed to Grootfontein and “Wilson” was very happy to see some tar again. It did not take long to get the fuel consumption down to 9l/100km again.

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I was so amazed by the beautiful blue sky surrounding us. From there it was easy road through Botswana to Maun and a good two nights was spent on the Delta. Tim and I decided to cut the plastic cover of the Jeep and bury it in Maun. The next day was a short stretch to Botswana border and we stopped at the Rhino Sanitary for the night. What a beautiful game drive we did to end the journey.

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The next day we headed through the border back south, home bound. We soon found ourselves caught up in the rush traffic, every one trying to get back from their holidays. This quickly brought me back to reality from this awesome adventure through Southern Africa.

The beautiful African blue sky’s and a terrain that just kept changing…………

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and the beautiful African Sunset and Sunrise………….

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The Grabbers did an excellent job and the Tule Roof Rack was a blessing. 21 days, 5 countries, 8500 km, 150hr driving time and an average fuel consumption of 8.5 l/100 km. “Wilson” did not take a drop of water during the trip and I only had to top up once with about 100ml of oil.

After this awesome Adventure I can proudly say “Wilson” ………. is definitely not just a standard City Slicker 4×4.

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Best day of my life

16h00 12 March 2002 was the best day of my life.  The two months prior to this day my whole world crumbled when I went through the biggest crises of my life.

I was always under the impression that I had everything under control. Mammon was my god and I was living in sin. I thought I was so smart and unstoppable; I was arrogant, rude, self-centered and not much love in me even to those around my, my family…..

I was a hard business man and had no respect for other people. I was not even that successful but always believed I could achieve anything on my own, I did not need anybody, not even the Lord.

When my life fell to pieces, when everything I build up and crumbled around me I had nothing, but nothing to grab on to.

I thank the Lord for Sarel, Lintie, Elizabeth, Naomi and Samuel. They took me in and led me to the Lord.  They baptized me and gave me a solid base of the true gospel of Jesus.

Lord I pray that you will always bless them and protect them and use them for the glory of your Kingdom.

Eljasib – Messenger

In Touch Messenger

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Early 2016 I was given a Messenger by my Pastor at Benoni Bible Church in South Africa. He told me to look at the device knowing I do Bible distributions.

I was very excided with the device being in English and another language and with a solar charger, this was ideal for the terrain we hand-out Bibles. The device is idea for a group leader sharing the Bible and messages to a group. the Messages on the Messenger are clear and simple and speaks strait to the hart.

The Messengers are also a great tool to use for remote Christians, the messages on the messenger is basic but good food for Christians in a time where there is a scares in the true quality messages.

Victor is very involved in the Chinese christen community in Pretoria and the Mandarin Messengers are been spread to them.

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When Paul fell is, the Messenger was very helpful for Him in the Hospital. Paul has gone to heaven since then.

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Piet, does missions in Africa and the Messengers have been spread to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mali and Mauritius. The French, Portuguese and Chichewa Messengers were distributed in these areas.

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Herman was helping a Pastor in Malawi, and we could give him the Chichewa/English Messengers.

  

Handing of Chichewa Bible and Messenger Electronic Bible to Pastor Jefferson Gulo from Malawi with Letanea and her husband. She baptised him in Lake Malawi 19 years ago. He has been wanting just 8 bibles for a very long time and Letanea has tried since January to get them without any success.

We had just 8 Chichewa Bibles in stock, just what he needed they are 8 pastors, we could also give him 4 Messengers Chichewa/English.

Heart Purity

"I looked... behold, a door was opened in heaven. .. and, behold a throne... and... I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment... and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God" (Revelation 4.1-5).

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Eljasib – Senekal

We all know the famous story in Judges 7 where many Israelites rose to confront the Midianites. God said to Gideon that they were to many and Gideon had to send those that were afraid home. God then told Gideon that thy were still too many and Gideon had to send them down to drink water and only chose those that drank the water in a certain way. Gideon did that and a remnant remained, so that the victory and glory could go to God and not the Israelites. Continue reading “Eljasib – Senekal”

Learn to Defend the Resurrection

Learn how to defend the Resurrection! In this interview, Roger Patterson, writer, editor, and author with Answers in Genesis, discusses the historicity of the Resurrection with Tim Chaffey, our resident expert on the Resurrection and author of In Defense of Easter. This informative interview will equip you with answers to the most common objections and excite you to proclaim Christ’s Resurrection with boldness and passion. Continue reading “Learn to Defend the Resurrection”

Resist Temptation

Temptation is a part of life. Until we no longer have a body of sin we will be tempted to commit sin. To commit sin is to consciously do something that you know goes against God’s will and His laws. It is when you are tempted by the lusts and desires that dwell in you and you consciously agree to act on that temptation. But in reality, every temptation is an opportunity to overcome and to get victory over sin! With the word of God as our weapon we can always resist temptation! Continue reading “Resist Temptation”

How to walk in the Spirit

INTRODUCTION“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law… Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires… If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16-19, 24-25). Continue reading “How to walk in the Spirit”

The Fullness of the Spirit

NOTHING CAN COMPENSATE the Church, or the individual Christian, for the lack of the Holy Spirit. What the full stream is to the mill wheel, that the Holy Spirit is to the Church. What the principle of life is to the body, that the Holy Spirit is to the individual. We shall stand powerless and abashed in the presence of our difficulties and our foes until we learn what He can be, as a mighty tide of love and power in the hearts of His saints. Continue reading “The Fullness of the Spirit”

Spiritual Decline in Reformed Churches in SA

Abstract: The form of spiritual decline that is occurring in Reformed (Calvinistic) churches in South Africa comprises the denial of fundamental Christian doctrines. The five doctrines involved are (1) a premillennial eschatology, (2) sanctification as a second work of grace, (3) salvation through regeneration, (4) the inerrancy of the Bible as God’s Word, and (5) the Deity of Jesus. Some denominations are in an early stage of decline while others have advanced much further. Continue reading “Spiritual Decline in Reformed Churches in SA”

Wesleyan and Keswick Models of Sanctification

Introduction

Much of contemporary Evangelicalism is indebted in some way to John Wesley and his theological understanding of the Christian Life, or Sanctification. Wesleyanism, various varieties of Holiness Theologies, Keswick, Deeper Life, Higher life, Victorious Life Theologies all have their root in Wesley’s teaching concerning the Christian life. Continue reading “Wesleyan and Keswick Models of Sanctification”

How does a person grieve or quench the Holy Spirit ?

Who is the Holy Spirit?

Many people misunderstand the identity of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is commonly thought of as an impersonal force. Some people think of it as a healing or protective power to which God gives a believer access. But what does the Bible say about the Holy Spirit? Scripture tells us that the Holy Spirit is not just an impersonal power or a force, but a person – the third person of the Trinity, in fact. The Holy Spirit is God Himself. Continue reading “How does a person grieve or quench the Holy Spirit ?”

Covenant Theology vs. Dispensation Theology

An Overview of Covenant Theology: 

  • Covenant theology centers on one overall covenant known as the covenant of grace. Some have called it the covenant of redemption. This is defined by many as an eternal covenant  among the members of the Godhead including the following elements: (1) the Father chose a people to be His own; (2) The Son was designated, with his agreement, to the pay the penalty of their sin; and (3) the Holy Spirit was designated, with His agreement, to apply the work of the Son to this chosen people. Continue reading “Covenant Theology vs. Dispensation Theology”

Signs of a Cult

Ten warning signs of a potentially unsafe group/leader.

1. Absolute authoritarianism without meaningful accountability.
2. No tolerance for questions or critical inquiry.
3. No meaningful financial disclosure regarding budget, expenses such as an independently audited financial statement.
4. Unreasonable fear about the outside world, such as impending catastrophe, evil conspiracies and persecutions. Continue reading “Signs of a Cult”

The Five Tests of False Doctrine

T.D. Jakes says that God eternally exists in three manifestations, not three persons. Greg Boyd says God knows some aspects of the future, but that other future events are outside of his knowledge.Creflo Dollar says because we are created in the image of God, we are little gods. Mormonism says God revealed new scripture to Joseph Smith that supersedes the Bible. Roman Catholicism says we are justified by faith, but not by faith alone. Continue reading “The Five Tests of False Doctrine”

Calvinisme – Watse Liefde is Dit?

Calvinisme se Wanvoorstelling van God Opsomming: Hierdie artikel oor die dwalings van Calvinisme is ‘n kort opsomming van Dave Hunt se nuwe boek: What Love Is This? Calvinism’s Misrepresentation Of God. Dave Hunt van die VSA het bekendheid verwerf vir sy aktuele boeke oor die misleidende leerstellings van die Rooms-Katolieke Kerk (A Woman Rides The Beast), verskeie charismatiese dwalings (The Seduction of Christianity), asook die okkultiese, spiritistiese en intergeloofstegnieke wat baie van die moderne kerke onder die vaandels van humanistiese sielkunde, ekumeniese eenwording en ‘n tekens-en-wonders-herlewing binnegedring het (Occult Invasion).

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AZUSA STREET The Birth of a Lie

In the past I have said that not all charismatics are the same, but that they all share the same guilt for their errors. Charismatics are the spawn of Pentecostalism. It is therefore prudent to see whether or not the child of Pentecostalism is just a wild and unprecedented mistake – or if it is a genealogical reproduction of its parent. If it is a mistake, then Pentecostalism might be exonerated. But, what if charismaticism is a true child, an image of its parent? If this is so, then we have no option but to cast Pentecostalism into the same pit that charismaticism belongs to.  Continue reading “AZUSA STREET The Birth of a Lie”

THE STRANGE HISTORY OF PENTECOSTALISM – Part 1

From its inception the “latter rain” Pentecostal movement has been characterized by doctrinal heresy, exaggeration, and deception. I realize these are hard words, but the documentation is irrefutable. This is because the first century messianic and apostolic miracles simply are not being performed by Christians today. Those who claim that the apostolic Pentecostal signs have been restored are forced to accept occultic/hypnotic phenomenon such as spirit slaying and drunkenness and soothsaying (which they often call “the word of knowledge) as apostolic signs, or they are forced to exaggerate and prefabricate the alleged signs. This is exactly what we see occurring in the latest manifestation of the latter rain movement, the Laughing Revival. The latter rain movement of the 20th century is literally strewn with the wreckage of spiritual confusion, error, and deception.

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Pentecostalism and Its Impact

Introduction

In writing this analysis, it is important to note that the Pentecostal movement is diverse and heterogeneous. Some charismatic Christian groups are extremely adhoc and fluid in technique, such as the Wesley and quasi Pentecostal-Baptists churches, whilst other groups are more organized and rigid. For example, the United Pentecostal Church, other so-called independent “Oneness” Pentecostals and at times the Assemblies of God. And as a result, the diversity of Pentecostal movements must be taken into account when reading this analysis.

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“WHY I LEFT THE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH” (2 Tim 3:14)

Paul could have been thinking of me when he wrote this verse to a young man named Timothy. I was born into a Pentecostal family of many years. My grandfather preached “fire and brimstone” from the time I could remember until his death in 1968. He was some-what an intimidating individual who was demanding and abrupt. I was taught that only those who were “chosen” or “called” could ever enter into the “faithful” ministry of our Lord. I never challenged his thinking or his preaching. What he said was like a direct command from Jesus Christ himself. With this in mind .. at the age of 12 .. I was told I was being called into the ministry and preached my first sermon shortly thereafter. I spent a total of 18 years preaching as a “Pentecostal” preacher. I taught the “Jesus Only” doctrine known as the “Apostolic Faith” (United Pentecostal Church).

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United Pentecostal Church

United Pentecostal Church

 

Overview
Within the Pentecostal movement, the United Pentecostal Church is quite unusual. It holds some extra-biblical beliefs that separates it from being called Christian. 
It is important to understand that the body of Christ can afford to differ on nonessential issues, but not when it comes to the essentials of the Christian doctrine. It is therefore important to remember that a cult according to the Word of God is any group of people that worship anything or anyone other than Jesus Christ, and believe anything contrary to His Word as found in the Bible. There are many biblical things to which the UPC holds but the Bible should never be twisted and wrangled to fit a particular set of beliefs. Continue reading “United Pentecostal Church”

Die Verbondsvolk Israel: Wie is Hulle?

Maniere van Skrifverklaring

Daar is baie verskillende maniere waarop die Bybel verklaar of vertolk word (in teologiese taal staan dit as eksegese bekend) om by mense se eie, vooropgestelde idees aan te pas. Sommige van hierdie verklarings is subjektief, met ‘n sterk politieke ondertoon, en is daarop ingestel om die Bybel en kerk polities aanvaarbaar te maak. In hierdie gevalle wissel die manier van Skrifverklaring saam met die politieke klimaat in ‘n land of volk. Continue reading “Die Verbondsvolk Israel: Wie is Hulle?”

South Africa Church History

General History of Protestant Churches in the RSA

South African Church history goes back to 1652 when Jan Van Riebeeck set foot in the Cape (Southern tip of Africa). He introduced the reform theology from Holland in to the RSA. Holland in those days were a powerful country and use Cape as a halfway station to the East. The church in Holland, the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC), expected that Van Riebeeck must immediately show converts among the Hottentots. Continue reading “South Africa Church History”

The Fifth Seal in Revelation – A Period when the Saints will be Martyred

A Demonstration of the Faith of Jesus

“When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, ‘How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the Earth and avenge our blood?’ Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and brothers who were to be killed as they had been was completed.”(Rev 6:9-11) Continue reading “The Fifth Seal in Revelation – A Period when the Saints will be Martyred”

Verdraaiings in die Nuwe Vertaling

Opsomming:
Die Nuwe Afrikaanse Vertaling van die Bybel bevat veranderings en weglatings wat sowel uit die eksegetiese vertaalmetode as uit die onvolledige grondteks spruit. In die jare sedert die Nuwe Afrikaanse Bybel (NAB) in 1983 deur die Bybelgenootskap vrygestel is, het ‘n skokkende lang lys vertaalfoute, verdraaiings, afgewaterde stellings en weglatings aan die lig gekom.

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Jews returning back to Israel

The Bible says God would one day re-gather the children of Israel back into their land from among many nations around the world … the Bible says they would be re-gathered in unbelief … God warns He is not re-gathering the children of Israel into their Land because they deserve it, but because His Name and His Word are at stake (Eze 36:17-23) … and because He loves them … and they are His chosen people.

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What Is the Sign of “the Last Days,” or “End Times”?

 The Bible’s answer

The Bible describes events and conditions that would mark “the conclusion of the [current] system of things,” or “the end of the world.” (Mat 24:3; King James Version) The Bible calls this time period “the last days” and the “time of the end,” or “end times.” (2Tim 3:1; Dan 8:19; Easy-to-Read Version) The following are some outstanding features of last-days, or end-times, prophecies:

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The Latter Rains

In the prophetic parable of the ten virgins, we notice an unusual encounter between the “wise virgins” and the “foolish virgins” in which the foolish virgins recognize, not only that they are running out of oil (the apparent presence of the Holy Spirit); but that the wise virgins obviously have an abundant manifestation of the Holy Spirit.

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Repentance

In today’s fast past living, people want to be entertained. That is exactly what more and more churches are offering and attracting more and more people. The churches are also adapting its message to keep its people in the church. These messages often then create a “Worldly Christian”.  Old school messages that create proper Biblical Saved Christians are fading. This is a simple but old school message from DL Moody on Repentance.      Continue reading “Repentance”

Struggle of the True Church

After the first and second centuries various false teachings arose among certain groups of Christians, giving rise to the formation of a false church that persecuted the true believers. In his book, “The Pilgrim Church,” E.H. Broadbent describes the persecution of the saints by false churches – mainly the Roman Catholic Churchbut since the 1520’s also the Protestant state churches that obtained civil power and followed suit. Continue reading “Struggle of the True Church”

The Postmodern Deconstruction of Biblical Truths

We are living in a time of the most immense and relentless attacks on the Christian faith since the beginning of the church dispensation. The present onslaught does not primarily occur on the physical level in order to persecute and torture Christians, but rather on the spiritual and doctrinal level with a view to utterly deceiving them. These assaults constitute a determined and final effort by the kingdom of darkness to completely obliterate the Christian faith and replace it with the Antichrist’s alliance of false world religions. Continue reading “The Postmodern Deconstruction of Biblical Truths”

Ten Kinds of Spiritual Foolishness

The knowledge of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Pro 9:10). Contrary to this, the beginning of foolishness is to deny God and think and live according to one’s own, limited understanding. The natural knowledge and desires of human beings are perverted because of the Fall. A life without the knowledge of God is the breeding-ground for deception and wrong priorities. The Bible refers to the following ten kinds of spiritual foolishness, some of which even Christians may be guilty of: Continue reading “Ten Kinds of Spiritual Foolishness”

In Touch Messenger

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I was lead to the Lord on 12 March 2002 by South African Missionaries affiliated to The Bible Methodist church in America. My hole live changed after that day. For the next 6 months I read the Bible day and night, I just could not put it down . My sprit was so touched by the Scripture and the Holy Sprit taught me everything about Jesus out of the Word of God.

There are so many Christians in Southern Africa that just do not have the funds for a Bible, I committed myself to always have Bibles in different Languages available  and started distributing Bibles as much and as often as I can.

In Touch Messenger

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Early 2016 I was given a Messenger by my Pastor at Benoni Bible Church in South Africa. He told me to look at the device knowing I do Bible distributions.

I was very excided with the device being in English and another language and with a solar charger, this was ideal for the terrain we hand-out Bibles. The device is idea for a group leader sharing the Bible and messages to a group. the Messages on the Messenger are clear and simple and speaks strait to the hart.

Pastor Dan told Tom that I do Bible distribution and Tom arranged for me have 12 more. In Portuguese, French and Mandarin.


Victor Silvey

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I gave Victor the 5 Mandarin Electronic Messengers because he works with the Chinese community. Victor gave his life to the Lord in 2008 and was baptised in 2010. Since then Victor has actively been involved in arranging translations for certain tracks and posters in various Asian languages including Chinese. In 2010 Victor did a mission’s trip to the Philippines and in 2012 visited Japan. Victor also distributes Bibles.

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Paul van Rooyan

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I gave the two French to Paul. Paul was baptized in 2009 since then Paul ministers to the prisoners in Middelburg, Mpumalanga. He takes the Messenger to the Sunday services, and the prisoners listen to the messages. Due to it being a prison, we could not take a camera in for pictures.

 

 

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Piet de Beer

Piet travels a lot through Africa and he assists in delivering Messengers to Mali, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Mauritius. .

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Piet gave one French Messenger to a Christian he knows in Mali. We mine in West Africa and have a great opportunity to hand out Messengers in the area.

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Mozambique Mission Trip July 2016. Many Bibles were handed out and the Messenger was distributed to Pastors that ravel per bicycle to home groups. Many of these church members can not read. They will use the Messenger for Bible study.

This is a blind Christian, he was so happy to receive his messenger.


Herman was looking for some Chichewa Bibles for Northern Mozambique. The Pastor has been baptized and nurtured by them. He was looking for 8 Bibles and we could give him some Chichewa Messenger as well.

 

Herman testifying how great our God is.


My dear brother in Christ Paul was admitted to hospital for open heart surgery, he has been in Hospital for 2 months now, I took him his Messenger so  he can listen to the Bible and messages from Charles Stanley.

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The Messenger comes in very handy not only for spreading the Gospel but also helping feeding the sheep of God. My dear sister in Christ, Janet was isolated on a farm, the Churches in here area were having a lot of entertainment but not spiritual food for her. She is very far from me and i heard her cry for Spiritual food, i send her a messenger, and she wept out of thankfulness. The messages of Charles Stanly picked her spirit up again.

Janet


 

From Darkness to the Light

God’s Plan of Salvation

There is a definite way that the Lord Jesus deals with unbelievers to save them, equip them for service and prepare them for eternal life in heaven. The willingness and full co-operation of each one of us, according to fixed biblical guidelines, is necessary if we wish to avert the tragedy of a false repentance. We can all share in the wonderful experience to be called by the Lord out of the darkness of sin into His marvellous light. I invite you to explore with me the unsearchable riches of the Lord’s love and saving grace, and to accept it by faith. Continue reading “From Darkness to the Light”