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Spiritually speaking, humans are immortal beings who, during their earthly lives, are heading for only one of two destinations – heaven or hell. Since every person enters the world scene as a sinner there is nothing more he needs to do to be lost at the end of his life. By nature he is spiritually dead and on a course which leads away from the Lord and His righteousness. However, if he realises the complete absence of a relationship with God, and wishes to ensure that the path of his life leads to heaven, he needs to change course and enter onto the way of life through the narrow gate. The narrow gate is a Person, Jesus Christ, and He said: “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me he will be saved” (John 10:9). Through faith in Him lost sinners are saved and pass from death into life (John 5:24). It is therefore critically important that every person on earth should meet the Lord Jesus. Only He can forgive their sins and give them a pure heart in which the Spirit of God dwells.

We must face the disturbing fact that all people on earth are sinners: “There is no one righteous, no, not one; … for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:10, 23). In the secular world, a person can be as successful and morally upright as can be, but he still has a wicked heart in which sin hides. The seriousness of this problem is evident from the fact that the death sentence (eternal death in hell) has been pronounced upon all sinners: “The soul who sins shall die” (Ezek. 18:4). In the New Testament this judgement is repeated, and also the only solution to escape from it: “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 6:23).

Because of the serious consequences of sin, God has already in Old Testament times established the principle of the substitutionary death of an innocent one in the place of guilty persons. Innocent sacrificial animals were sacrificed to God to atone for the sins of the trespassers. However, according to Hebrews 10:4, the blood of bulls and goats cannot take away sins, and were only preliminary, shadowy sacrifices that had to be fulfilled and validated by the once for all sacrifice of the Lamb of God on the cross.

That is the reason why Israel were given numerous promises on the coming of the Messiah during Old Testament times, as He would fulfil and terminate all the typological sacrifices by His once for all sacrifice. The Messiah was destined to fulfil two roles – that of Saviour (Matt.1:21), and that of King on the throne of David (Luke 1:32). In certain prophecies, His role of reigning King is emphasised and in others His role as the suffering Servant who laid down His life for the salvation of sinners. Isaiah refers to the reigning Messiah who brings peace to Israel: “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom” (Isa. 9:6-7).

Other prophecies in Isaiah fix our attention on the coming of the Messiah in the form of a lowly servant who would serve the death penalty for the sins of His people: “He has no form or comeliness; and when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him. He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows. … He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all” (Isa. 53:2-6).

However, this image of the Messiah was unacceptable to most of the Jews. They waited on a mighty, reigning Messiah who would restore the throne of David and liberate Israel from the yoke of Roman domination. That was the reason why so few of them recognised Jesus as the promised Messiah, while even His own disciples were ignorant about His true identity as God and Son of God. Jesus asked them about this: “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am? So they said, Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets. He said to them, But who do you say that I am? Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven” (Matt. 16:13-17).

Only Peter unequivocally declared that Jesus is the Son of God and promised Messiah of Israel, because the Father revealed it to him through the Holy Spirit. In spite of this revelation Peter was not yet filled with the Holy Spirit, and consequently did not understand the role of Jesus as suffering Messiah. However, John the Baptist had at that time already in public referred to the role of Jesus as Sacrificial Lamb: “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). Peter and the other disciples did not take this message to heart and resisted Jesus when He referred to this important aspect of His coming to the world. This ignorance was shown shortly after Peter boldly declared that Jesus is the Christ and Son of God:

“From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You! But He turned and said to Peter, Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men” (Matt. 16:21-23).

What a shocking situation! A disciple who, shortly before, proclaimed a great truth on the Messiahship of Jesus, was still ignorant on the vital aspects of the role of Jesus who, as Lamb of God, had to lay down His life for sinners. The devil exploited this ignorance and instigated Peter to express himself in no uncertain terms against the crucifixion of Jesus. He said: “Far be it from You, Lord.” The Lord Jesus immediately knew what the origin of this fallacious idea was and rebuked the devil who spoke through Peter.

Although Peter said with great conviction that Jesus is the Messiah, he directly afterwards made a pronouncement in which he denied Jesus with regard to an important aspect of His coming to the world. This lack of insight would soon give rise to even bigger problems of denying the truth and subverting his faith. After Peter was denounced by the Lord, he immediately turned around and decided to stand by Jesus, even though He would be crucified. Jesus knew that what he said still did not emerge from a deep spiritual conviction and warned Peter that, because of his deceptive self-reliance, he was heading for disaster in his spiritual life: “Jesus said to him, Assuredly, I say to you that this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times. Peter said to Him, Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You! And so said all the disciples” (Matt. 26:34-35).

Peter indeed utterly denied the Lord three times during that night. He said, “I do not know the Man!” (Matt. 26:72). When the rooster crowed he realised his enormous sin and went out and wept bitterly. Peter was forgiven, and on Pentecost 50 days later he was filled with the Holy Spirit and witnessed powerfully about Jesus as the promised Messiah, and also on His crucifixion and saving grace. Under his preaching three thousand Jews repented on that day and received Jesus as Messiah and Saviour.

The modern situation

In spite of the fact that we have the full revelation of Jesus Christ through His Word, as well as the Holy Spirit who was poured out two thousand years ago to witness of the Lord Jesus and reconcile repentant sinners to Him through rebirth, the world is still afflicted by widespread ignorance on who Jesus really is. Should He ask the same question on His true identity to people in the modern world, it would be obvious that most of them entertain distorted ideas about Him, or have no knowledge about Him. Erroneous answers like the following would be common:

  • He is Isa as described in the Koran, the son of Mary, and he will return to subject the world to the authority of Allah and the Koran.
  • He is an ordinary prophet and mortal man who did not rise from the dead and ascended to heaven. He is not God or the Son of God.
  • He only set a good example to us on how to be charitable and tolerant, how to assist the poor and care for the sick. He is only a role model – not necessarily a Saviour.
  • His crucifixion was a political act which was aimed against criminals. His execution has no redemptive value to us.
  • The generic goodness of God is enough to move Him to forgive people’s sin, and therefore it was not necessary for His Son to die on a cross. A God of love will anyway not demand the death of His Son in order to forgive others.
  • He may well be the Son of God, but He rejected Israel because of their apostasy, and now the church is the new Israel (replacement theology). He will not return to restore the throne of David and to establish a millennial reign of peace on earth.

This list goes on and on. Various theologians have for many years occupied themselves with the construction of the so-called “historical Jesus” in whom all the false Jesuses are personified. They describe the biblical Jesus as the “cultic Jesus” who is the product of superstition. According to them, the authors of the Bible were spurred on by the heathen nations to find their own God to worship – that being the reason why they, allegedly subjectively and contrary to biblical pronouncements, declared Jesus to be God.

However, the historical Jesus is the product of humanistic reasoning, and for that reason critical questions in terms of human logic are asked on his origin, identity, miracles, resurrection and ascension. In terms of the scientific worldview it is impossible to be born from a virgin, to control nature, raise people from the dead, to be resurrected himself, and to ascend to heaven. To so-called postmodern theologians, the historical Jesus is no more than a fallible, mortal man and within this paradigm they utterly reject his biblical revelation. From a biblical point of view they are agnostics. However, the false Jesus who is construed in this way is still going to cause big problems to the free thinkers and their followers, as Satan is going to use this deceitful view to send a false christ who will emerge from the earth. He will be multireligious and strongly deny the true God and His Son (Rev. 13:1-8).

We have however been warned by Jesus Himself that there will be impostors who will deceive humanity in His name: “And Jesus answered and said to them: Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, I am the Christ, and will deceive many” (Matt. 24:4-5). Various false christs will appear, and they will all be forerunners of the final false christ, the Antichrist. Their followers cannot be ready for the second coming of the true Christ as they expect an interfaith messiah who will appear somewhere on earth to establish a universal brotherhood of all faiths.

The correct belief

We must embrace the same conviction which Peter also entertained after the Holy Spirit opened his understanding to fully comprehend the Scriptures. He wrote two epistles to believing Jews, both of which form part of the New Testament. From these writings the redemptive power of the crucified Lamb of God is fully evident: “… knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Pet. 1:18-19). He emphasises that we should completely identify with the cross so that we will also mortify the sinful flesh. He says that Jesus “Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness” (1 Pet. 2:24). Only the cross of Christ can separate us from the old life and domination by the world.

Peter also admonishes believers not to shy away from the persecution of evangelical Christians: “But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled” (1 Pet. 3:14). “For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps” (1 Pet. 2:21). In 2 Peter 2 he devotes an entire chapter to the evil influence of false teachers.

In the last two verses of his second letter Peter warns against increased deception and apostasy: “You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (2 Pet. 3:17-18).

There is only one solution to deception, spiritual waywardness and moral decline, and that is to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. That should be our major goal in life. Grace and knowledge go hand in hand, and the one should not be pursued at the cost of the other. Knowledge on its own cannot make us better Christians as knowledge alone makes one puffed up. Extensive knowledge and impressive academic qualifications can become a huge stumbling block if it does not coincide with increased grace. Such people are inclined to practice theology with their mind, without their hearts being part of the exercise. Mere mental knowledge of this nature has given rise to the proverbial description of preachers as “road signs” – they point out the way but do not walk on it themselves.

Just think of the scribes during the earthly ministry of Jesus. They had no spiritual insight into the fulfilment of biblical prophecies on the first coming of Jesus as the suffering Messiah. Consequently, they also did not understand the doctrine of salvation and acted as stumbling-blocks to their own people: “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in” (Matt. 23:13).

However, when knowledge and grace are pursued together it is a completely different matter. Such people do not only intellectually take note of biblical truths but they also embrace them by faith. In this way the knowledge of God is transformed into a spiritual asset, and people are drawn closer to the Lord to commit themselves to Him more completely. They have a holy veneration for the Lord’s Word, and refrain from questioning it and robbing it of its power by advancing all sorts of futile arguments.

It was also Paul’s life mission to gain a better knowledge of Jesus Christ and to identify with His cross in such a way that he would die to the world: “Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord … that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death” (Phil. 3:8-10). We should not only have a mental knowledge of Christ but also spiritually fully identify with His death on the cross and His resurrection; then we will never be a victim of one of the many false Jesuses. Paul says he proclaims Jesus Christ and Him crucified (1 Cor. 2:2). There is no substitute for the gospel of the cross.

The Holy Spirit was poured out to guide us into all truth with regard to Jesus Christ, His crucifixion, resurrection, ascension and second coming. Through Bible study He reminds us of everything that the Lord Jesus has said, also through His apostles, so that we can grow up to the mature man or woman in Christ. We should not spiritually be like little children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine.

Strong convictions should govern our relationship with Christ, as they will also afford us with spiritual armour which will protect us against the attacks of the enemy and enable us to be more than conquerors. A victorious life is also relevant to the call towards readiness for the sudden coming of the Lord Jesus at the end of the church dispensation. We should watch and pray to be worthy to escape the end-time judgements of God upon a wicked world (Luke 21:36). Never allow doubt and uncertainty to erode your spiritual life.

Prepared for the Bridegroom

If we believe in the true Jesus of the Bible, abide in Him and bear fruit that is worthy of repentance, He will return and take us away before the dark time of the Antichrist’s reign of terror. The church of Christ is in the position of the ten virgins of Matthew 25:1-13, who trimmed their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. However, five of them were foolish as they did not make provision for the oil of the Holy Spirit. In the present time, many Christians also only have a form of godliness as there is no indication of the presence and regenerating power of the Holy Spirit in their lives (2 Tim. 3:5). Because of this, they cannot claim to be ready for the coming of the Bridegroom.

If we believe in the true Jesus of Scripture we must make very sure that we know the Lord Jesus in all His capacities, as He did not only come to save us but also to sanctify us so we can follow in His footsteps of righteousness. Paul says we are “in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God – and righteousness and sanctification and redemption” (1 Cor. 1:30). How do you know the Lord Jesus? He did not only come to save you from your sins and lost state but also to fill you with His Holy Spirit to empower you to prevail over the influence of the uncrucified flesh.

When you are able to testify about the blessing of sanctification your relationship with the Lord Jesus will become stronger and spiritually more enriching. He will become to you wisdom from God, since all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Him (Col. 2:3). He is the Word that became flesh because all the biblical promises on salvation and sanctification were fulfilled in Him. If you experience Him in this way you will become highly committed to conduct Bible study on a regular basis. The Holy Spirit will give you enlightened eyes of the mind to understand the Bible, He will remind you about everything that the Lord Jesus has said, and also proclaim to you the things to come as prophesied in the Bible (John 14:26; 15:26; 16:13-14).

Can you testify about this love for the Lord and His Word, as well as the desire to see the heavenly Bridegroom face to face? If so, it will have a positive influence on your personal holiness. John says that everyone who has the hope on Christ’s coming, “purifies himself just as He is pure” (1 John 3:3). Exert yourself to lead a pure life which is separated from evil, and to know and do the will of the Lord under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

The alternative to this is a life of failure, defeat and spiritual unfruitfulness. If you cannot witness about the Lord Jesus’ various works of grace, you find yourself among the ranks of the foolish virgins who will not, during the midnight hour of the church dispensation, be counted worthy to be taken away by the heavenly Bridegroom. His coming will be very sudden, and then it will be too late to make hasty preparations to accompany Him to the marriage of the Lamb. Rather take the necessary steps to be spiritually worthy now, and be sure to share in all the benefits of a life of victory and fruitfulness. That will ensure that you do not appear before the judgement seat of Christ empty-handed.

The only solution to the problem of fleshliness and spiritual backsliding is to abide in Christ and know Him in all His fullness. John says: “And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming” (1 John 2:28).

Prof. Johan Malan

Confession of faith

We confess the Holy Trinity – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (Mt. 28:19; Mk. 12:29). We take a strong stand on the Deity, eternal self-existence and virgin birth of the Lord Jesus (Jn. 20:28; Heb. 1:8-9; 1 Jn. 5:20). We believe in the divine inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible in the original languages, the need for all people to be born again spiritually to enter the kingdom of God, justification by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Jn. 3:3-8; Rom. 3:22-24; Eph. 1:7) and also the doctrine of sanctification by being filled with the Holy Spirit to become bold witnesses and disciples of the Lord Jesus (Acts. 15:8-9; 1 Thes. 4:3,7-8; Heb. 12:14; 1 Pet. 1:15-16). We firmly believe that the whole counsel of God has been revealed to us in His Word. We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ (Acts. 1:10-11; 1 Cor. 15:22-23, 51-52; 1 Thes. 4:15-18; Rev. 1:7).

Geloofsbelydenis

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Wie is die Vrye Baptiste?

1.   Ons is Protestante.
2.   Ons is Wesleyaans - Arminiaans.
3.   Ons is Baptiste.
4.   Ons is Fundamentaliste.
5.   Ons is Evangelies.
6.   Ons Naam:

“Vrye” Baptiste het te doen met die feit dat ons vry is van die Baptiste Unie is en dat ons dus ons eie Moderatuur het. Ons behoort ook nie aan die Wêreld Raad van Kerke nie.

Ons het ook nie afgestig van die Baptiste nie, maar het die Naam aanvaar omdat ons bekend gestaan het as die Zion Curch en dit later verwar is met die onbybelse Sioniste beweging.
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Wat behoort ‘n mens in die Kerk te vind?

1. Ondersoek die Fondament:
1.1 ‘n Behoorlike siening van die Woord
1.2 ‘n Beklemtoning van Bybelse lering en prediking
1.3 Leerstellige Gesondheid
1.4 Leerstellige Beoefening
2. Ondersoek die struktuur van die Kerk:
2.1 Kerklike bestuur
2.2 Bewyse van orde
2.3 Haalbare doelwitte
2.4 Die Grootte van die Kerk
3. Kyk hoe dit funksioneer:
4. Kyk na die atmosfeer:
4.1 ‘n Hoë beskouing van God
4.2 Die teenwoordigheid van opregte geloof
4.3 ‘n Gees van opoffering
4.4 Is daar ‘n regte gesindheid teenoor die predikant en die leiers?
4.5 Geestelike eenheid

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Christian Fundamentalism
Johan Malan

There are so many variations of Christianity with regard to its practices and creeds that the question is often asked: which is the correct one? Christians who strongly adhere to basic Scriptural pronouncements, principles and values are referred to as fundamental, conservative or evangelical believers. The characteristics of this disposition will be reviewed in terms of its relevancy to a sound faith.

Christian fundamentalism is associated with the following 32 basic principles:    {READ MORE}

Kenmerke van ‘n Gemeente
Johan Malan

Die basiese roeping, eienskappe en kenmerke van 'n ware gemeente van Christus.

Ons leef in ‘n tyd van ongekende misleiding, veral op godsdienstige gebied. Die duiwel span al sy misleidingskrag in om Jesus Christus se dissipels van die suiwer Bybelse leer afvallig te maak, hulle ywer te laat verflou, hulle met nietige dinge besig te hou wat geen ewigheidswaarde het nie, en hulle ook in morele sondes te laat verval. Sodoende verswak en ondermyn hy die kerk van Christus waarteen hy veg en behaal in die proses groot oorwinnings.
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Nuutste Preke (MP3)

Gebeds Reeks

Frikkie Osborne

1. Waar staan ek met God? [1:07:01]
2. Die Woord [59:44]
3. Gebed [1:00:55]
4. Die Heilige Gees [1:00:25]

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Heiligmaking &dove-hover

Wederkoms Dienste

 25 tot 27 Mei 2012
Prof. Johan Malan

Die skrif is aan die muur [47:33]
Nuwe wereldorde [53:39]
Jerusalem [56:11]
Betekenis van Jesus as Verlosser, Advokaat & Regter [42:15]
Die smal en die bree weg [43:33]

Mannekamp Boodskappe

Oktober 2012
Prof. Johan Malan

Josua: 'n Studie in Bybelse Tipologie
HANDLEIDING (PDF)

Deel 1 [52:36]
Deel 2 [44:46]
Deel 3 [54:06]
Deel 4 [41:22]
Deel 5 [45:16]

Josua: 'n Studie in
Bybelse Tipologie

Mannekamp Boodskappe
 Oktober 2011
Prof. Johan Malan

1. Die Verwoestende Gevolge van Slawerny [1:06:10]
2. Die Vereistes en Kenmerke van Dissipelskap  [1:12:50]
3. Die Belofte van die Wegraping in Thessalonicense  [1:04:12]
4. Hoedanighede waarin die Here Jesus Gaan Verskyn  [ 1:04:27]
5. Die Stryd Tussen Twee Koninkryke  [46:13]

        Geestelike Bevryding,
Dissipelskap en

Voorbereidings
vir die Toekoms

Prayer

gebedKort Boodskap (mp3)
Ds. Marius Wolfaardt
Skilpaaie wat
gebed verhinder
(7:15)

EM Bounds:

Begin the Day with Prayer
THE men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, he will be in the last place the remainder of the day.  {READ MORE}

Much Time Should Be Given to Prayer
Much time spent with God is the secret of all successful praying. Prayer which is felt as a mighty force is the mediate or immediate product of much time spent with God. Our short prayers owe their point and efficiency to the long ones that have preceded them.  {READ MORE}

Preachers Need the Prayers of the People
It is absolutely necessary for the preacher to pray. It is an absolute necessity that the preacher be prayed for. It will take all the praying he can do, and all the praying he can get done, to meet the fearful responsibilities and gain the largest, truest success in his great work.  {READ MORE}

Die Rol van Gebed
Johan Malan

Opsomming:
Enkele kenmerke van gebed, asook verskillende vorms van gebed.  {LEES MEER}

The Importance of Prayer
Johan Malan

Prayer is one of the most important Christian activities. Through prayer one maintains an intimate walk with the Lord and lays the foundation for success in other spiritual activities. It also ensures victory in the struggle against Satan as you commit yourself in faith to the protection and care of the Great Victor, Jesus Christ. Dr. Andrew Murray said: “I am convinced that we will never fully appreciate what the great significance of prayer is as long as we only regard it as a way to sustain our own spiritual life. But if we learn to view it as the most important work entrusted to us, the basis and strength of all our work, then we will realise that there is nothing we should study and practice as the art of praying correctly.”

The request of the disciples was: “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1). We can only learn the art of true prayer and intercession from the Great Intercessor, Jesus Christ. It is a school in which we must grow in grace and knowledge (2 Pet. 3:18). Although prayer, in its initial form, is so simple that even the smallest child can pray, it is at the same time the highest form of dedication to which believers are called.   {READ MORE}

Die Sonde van Biddeloosheid (mp3)
Luister na die preek (33:38)
Ds. Hannes Delport

The Power of Prayer
RA Torrey

Ye have not, because ye ask not (James 4:2).
"Why is it," many a Christian is asking, "that I make such poor progress in my Christian life? Why do I have so little victory over sin? Why do I win so few souls to Christ? Why do I grow so slowly into the likeness of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?" And God answers in the words of the text: "Neglect of prayer. You have not, because you ask not."  {READ MORE}

The Word of God

How To Study the Bible
George Muller
The Manner of Reading the Bible / Stick to the Word of God / Read Consecutively / Connecting the Scriptures / Read the Word Prayerfully / Also Meditate On the Word / Read With Faith / Be Doers of the Word... 

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The Word of God
Prof. Johan Malan

In this article, 14 characteristics of the Word of God are described. These statements are most significant in view of the fact that that a large body of modern theologians have, through their prejudice and destructive criticism, relegated the Bible to the level of highly contentious and disputed writings of human origin.

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Spiritual Backsliding

The Backslider in Heart
Charles G. Finney

I. What backsliding in heart is not.
II. What backsliding in heart is.
III. What are evidences of backsliding in heart.
IV. What are consequences of backsliding in heart.
V. How to recover from this state.

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Spiritual Backsliding
Prof. Johan Malan

It is important that one understands the phenomenon of apostatising, or backsliding, as every believer should be able to identify and counter this backward course in his or her spiritual life whenever it occurs. If you wish to determine the objective truth about spiritual backsliding you should consult the Bible and not biased or erroneous church dogma. Some churches, mostly in the Wesleyan tradition, agree to the possibility of backsliding while others, mostly Calvinistic and Lutheran churches, reject the possibility of apostatising and falling from grace. What does the Bible teach?

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Marginale, Teruggevalle en Valse Christene
Prof. Johan Malan

Die toestand van ‘n mens se hart beskryf die aard van jou geestelike lewe en morele beginsels. Die hart is die sentrum van jou gees en siel, en dus bepalend vir jou wil, emosies en denkwyse. Jou hart is óf ‘n woonplek vir God óf ‘n woonplek vir Satan.

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Mission

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Blanket Project

NadiaTKaren

 

The women of the Free State FBC started a blanket project in 2014 to crochet a double bed blanket for every minister and his wife. The first blankets were delivered with our last tour in January. The ladies that are part of this project asked for a photo of the families their blankets went to so that they can also pray for them.

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A wheelchair for Eliza

ElizaDawala

Above is Eliza Divala and her husband, she received a wheelchair in March 2014. She has never been able to walk in her life and this is her first wheelchair ever.

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PLANNING:

Next Tour – June 2016

The Biggest Needs of the Mission:
Material for 3 church buildings

Cement - most of the churches need to be completed
Repair work on the pastors’ houses
Chichewa & Portuguese Bibles (R80 per Bible)

Hymnals for all the churches (R26 each)

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Are you born again?

The Necessity of Rebirth
Prof. Johan Malan

Scripture reading: “There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him. Jesus answered and said to him, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born? Jesus answered, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, You must be born again… Nicodemus answered and said to Him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said to him, Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?” (John 3:1-10).

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Slaves of Sin
Prof. Johan Malan

But there is another, more abstract form of slavery by an invisible enemy, to which most people are subjected for their entire life, and that is spiritual and moral slavery. This is a problem which faces all people as all of us are slaves of sin because of the fallen nature which we have inherited from Adam. Sin is the consequence of alienation from God, and that accounts for the spiritual and moral depravity of mankind. The Fall has rendered humanity despicable in the eyes of God (Gen. 6:5-6). Paul says: “... through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned” (Rom. 5:12).

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Is u weergebore?

Het jy in jou geestelike lewe op die plek gekom waar jy met sekerheid weet dat indien jy vandag te sterwe kom, jy hemel toe sal gaan? Veronderstel jy sou vandag te sterwe kom en voor God te staan kom en Hy sou jou vra, “Waarom moet Ek jou in my Hemel toelaat?” Wat sal jou antwoord wees?

As jy nie een van die vrae kan antwoord nie, wat dan??
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Prof. Johan malan

Redding / Fondamente / Groei

The Second Coming

How Can We be Ready for the Second Coming of Christ?
Johan Malan

There are various prophecies in the Bible by which Christians are encouraged to be vigilant and ready for the sudden coming of the heavenly Bridegroom. These instructions and admonitions should be taken seriously, as there are so many things that can divert the attention of a believer from his calling as a servant of Christ, who should be able to boldly give an account of his life when his Master returns at an unexpected hour. On that day He will catch away His bride to her heavenly abode, and then it will be too late to prepare for His coming and to rearrange your priorities in life. The following is one of the many calls to be found alert, dedicated and faithful on the day of the second coming:

“Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming – in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning – lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” (Mark 13:33-37).   {READ MORE}

Tekens van die Tye
Johan Malan
Hoewel daar beslis ‘n verrassingselement in die wegraping is, is daar aan ons verskeie tekens van die eindtyd gegee sodat ons ten minste sal weet wanneer dit naby is:
  “En as hierdie dinge begin gebeur, kyk dan na bo en hef julle hoofde op, omdat julle verlossing naby is” (Luk. 21:28).
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The Rapture Explained
By Golda Chimere-Dan

The rapture is the event in which the Lord Jesus Christ will appear in the cloud at the voice of the archangel and the last trumpet sound to take all Bible believing, born again Christians away from the surface of this earth before the Almighty God unleashes his anger on a sinful, unrepentant and Christ-rejecting world.

The rapture is an event that will take place very soon and very suddenly. It will be the most astonishing event in the history of the world which will turn the entire planet on its head. The Bible teaches this very clearly and it is the hope of every believer in the Lordship of Jesus Christ to be among those who experience the rapture.  {READ MORE}

Die Wegraping
Johan Malan
Die belofte oor die wegraping is van die allergrootste belang. Hierdie gebeurtenis sal die kerkbedeling afsluit  wanneer die ware Christene na die hemel weggevoer word om voor die regterstoel van Christus te verskyn. Verwag jy dit en is jy hierop voorbereid?
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Ons Gee Om!

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God het so vir u omgegee dat Hy die hoogste prys vir u betaal het, deur Sy Seun te laat sterf aan die kruis. Daardie liefde brand ook in ons harte, wanneer ons u nooi om deel van hierdie familie te word. Jesus sê: Kom na My toe, almal wat vermoeid en belas is en Ek sal vir julle rus gee. (Matt. 11:28)

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Christen Leiers

Karaktertrekke van ‘n Christen Leier
Titus 1:4-6a
Drie areas om onberispelik in te wees:

Familie Lewe (2:6)
Persoonlike Karakter (2:7,8)
Bekwaamheid om die Woord te kan gebruik. (2:9-16)

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Die Rol van die Ouderling

1 Tim 3:1-7 en Titus 1
Wat is die rol van die ouderling?
Wat is die Kwalifikasies van ‘n ouderling?

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Die Vrou in die Gemeente

Die rol van die vrou in die gemeente is in beginsel ooreenstemmend met haar sosiale posisie in die gesin: in beide gevalle het die Here die man as hoof oor haar aangestel. Hierdie reëling bevat geen element van diskriminasie teen die vrou nie, maar is getref om die godgegewe natuur, emosionele ingesteldheid en pligte van beide geslagte op die beste moontlike manier tot hulle reg en onbelemmerde ontplooiing te laat kom.

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Die Verband tussen die Wet en Genade
Johan Malan

Verskillende soorte wette
Die Nuwe Testamentiese wet van die liefde
Die beëindiging van die bedeling van die wet
Die grondslag van Israel se wettiese vormgodsdiens
Die genade van Christus is meer uitnemend as die wet

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The History of the Free Baptist Church

THE ORIGINS TO THE PRESENT

The history of the Church in South Africa begins with the coming of the History Dutch (1652) History French Huguenots (1668) Dutch (1652), the French Huguenots (1668) and the early German History German Lutheran Settlers a little later. With perhaps a few exceptions, these settlers were all Protestants. The Dutch Reformed Church (DRC), controlled by hierarchy in Amsterdam, was the established church into which the Huguenots, with the exception of the German Lutheran, were assimilated. By l875 most of the non-state churches (those in the English group) in the Cape Colony became known as `free' churches. These churches became known as the 'English Free Churches English speaking Speaking Churches.’
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"Ek het julle in alles getoon dat ons deur so te arbei die swakkes moet help en die woorde van die Here Jesus moet onthou, dat Hy gesê het: Dit is saliger om te gee as om te ontvang."
Handelinge 20:35

Sanctification

How to Keep Sanctified
Booklet by J.O. Mc CLURKAN

The conflict is not over when you enter the sanctified life. The enemy within has been cast out, but sin in a thousand different forms lurks about you. To retain a pure heart requires the utmost vigilance. “Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”
The Israelites did most of their fighting after entering Canaan; but few conquests were made in the wilderness. It takes the grace of entire sanctification to guarantee continuous victory in a land of walled cities, giants and thirty-one kings.

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Leef Heilig vir die Koms van die Bruidegom!
Johan Malan

Heiligmaking bepaal nie net die kwaliteit van ons verhouding met die Here hier op aarde nie, maar dit moet uitdruklik ook met die oog op die wederkoms van Jesus beoefen word. Die ware kerk is die bruid van die Here Jesus, wat by sy wederkoms met ‘n rein kleed voor Hom gestel moet word. Hiervoor het ons twee genadewerke in ons lewe nodig. Die eerste genadewerk staan in verband met die aanvanklike reiniging wat ons tydens wedergeboorte ontvang, terwyl die tweede genadewerk met volkome heiligmaking, of vervulling met die Heilige Gees, in verband staan. Jesus Christus het Homself vir altwee hierdie genadewerke aan ons oorgegee en verwag dat ons Hom vir beide daarvan sal vertrou:

"Christus [het] ook die gemeente liefgehad en Homself daarvoor oorgegee om dit te heilig, nadat Hy dit gereinig het met die waterbad deur die woord, sodat Hy die gemeente voor Hom kon stel, verheerlik, sonder vlek of rimpel of iets dergliks; maar dat dit heilig en sonder gebrek sou wees" (Ef. 5:25-27).
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Die Koringkorrel moet Sterf
Johan Malan

As ons nie bereid is om te sterf vir die wêreld, die vlees en die sonde nie, kan ons nie bruikbare dissipels van Jesus word nie. In só ‘n toestand sal ons “alleen” en “onvrugbaar” wees en nie aan ons doel as Christene beantwoord nie. Die Here Jesus het gesê: “Voorwaar, voorwaar Ek sê vir julle, as die koringkorrel nie in die grond val en sterf nie, bly dit alleen; maar as dit sterf, dra dit veel vrug” (Joh. 12:24).

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We Must Be Holy
JC Ryle

We must he holy on earth before we die, if we desire to go to heaven after death. If we hope to dwell with God for ever in the life to come, we must endeavour to be like Him in the life that now is. We must not only admire holiness, and wish for holiness: we must be holy.
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Die stryd teen vleeslikheid
Andrew Murray

Baie Christene leef in ‘n toestand van vleeslikheid voort deurdat hulle nie na ‘n lewe van oorwinning in die krag en onder die leiding van die Heilige Gees streef nie. Die gevolg hiervan is dat die eienskappe van die vlees oorheersend in hulle lewe bly en alle moontlikheid van geestelike groei uitskakel. Hulle bly klein kindertjies in die Here wat as gevolg van hulle beperkinge en tekortkominge onbevoeg is om geestelike werk te doen. Hulle vertoon nie die vrug van die Gees nie en word deur verdorwe emosies soos selfgesentreerdheid, twis, jaloersheid en tweedrag gekenmerk. Daar is egter ‘n oplossing vir hierdie ernstige probleem.
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Die Pad van die Here
Johan Malan

Die pad van die regverdiges is die pad van die lewe. Die Here Jesus het hierdie nuwe en lewende weg vir ons deur sy kruisdood geopen, en nooi ons daarheen. Hoe word ons op hierdie pad geplaas? Dit begin by ons wedergeboorte, en terwyl ons geestelik groei word die pad al hoe helderder tot die volle dag.
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Preke oor Heiligmaking (mp3):
Geesvervulling 1 (34:44)
Geesvervulling 2 (35:07)- Ds. Hannes Delport
Christelike Volmaaktheid Nou (51:33) - Ds. Marius Wolfaardt

Four messages

Four messages are presented on key issues which directly affect the nature of preparations which the church as the bride of Christ should make to be ready for the sudden coming of Jesus Christ as the heavenly Bridegroom
Johan Malan

Preface

Who is Jesus and how Well do we Know Him?

The Grey Area of Deception between Two Kingdoms

Typology of Abraham and his Family

The Necessity of Complete Sanctification

Epilogue

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From Darkness to the Light

 

God’s Plan of Salvation
Prof. Johan Malan

 

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.

1. Calling
2. Sorrow
3. Repentance or Conversion
4. Justification
5. Rebirth
6. Sanctification
7. Glorification
False Foundations
How to Grow in Grace

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Literature

Books Tracts
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There's a selection of books on various subjects such as
salvation / rebirth, spiritual growth, sanctification,
Christ's return, Bible study and more. These books can
be used for personal study and also Bible study groups.

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Ons het 'n verskeidenheid van boeke wat handel oor
redding / wedergeboorte, geestelike groei, heiligmaking,
die wederkoms, Bybelstudie en nog meer.  Daar is boeke
vir persoonlike studie, en ook vir Bybelstudie groepe.

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