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In the spiritual sphere, people everywhere are exposed to influences emerging from two different kingdoms, i.e. the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan. All people begin their lives at the wrong end of this spectrum between light and darkness because they are born with a depraved and sinful nature. When they are saved they are translated from the darkness of their lost state into the marvellous light of Christ’s kingdom (1 Pet. 2:9). Paul says that God the Father “has delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins” (Col. 1:13-14).

After salvation our problems and spiritual battle do not come to an end as the devil targets all believers and uses deception and temptation in an effort to revive our old, carnal nature, thereby aiming to once again render us slaves of sin. However, we have the grace of the Lord, the promises and guidelines in His Word, and the power of the Holy Spirit to prevail over these temptations, to keep the flesh in a crucified state and to be more than conquerors in Christ. But it is nonetheless a fierce battle in which we are engaged, and no Christian can afford to underestimate its seriousness. We should identify the problem for what it is, and then put on the full armour of God to remain standing against the wiles of the devil.

To be able to be victors in this spiritual battle we must have a good knowledge of the enemy and always be able to draw a clear line between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan. We should unerringly know what is permissible and what not, so as to be able to prevent situations of inadvertently furthering the cause of the enemy. We are commanded to always walk in the light and to continue resisting the works of darkness. If we testify to the fact that the old things have passed away and that all things have become new, we should fully realise that all sins of the past, together with all the other works of the depraved flesh, are out of bounds to us. Paul says, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them” (Eph. 5:11). The Holy Spirit convicts us of all sin so we can confess and forsake it and be completely delivered from it.

In the light of God’s Word it is easy to discern the two kingdoms, since the sinful works of the flesh have been fully revealed, thus enabling us to draw a clear moral line between right and wrong. It is an indisputable biblical fact that the evangelical Christian faith is the only true faith, and that all forms of idolatry and occult practices are forbidden to children of the Lord. No one comes to the Father but by the Son (John 14:6), which means that all other mediators are false mediators.

In spite of the sharp distinction between the kingdoms of light and darkness, the devil and his co-workers have succeeded in establishing a grey area of deception in which it is no easy task to distinguish between these two kingdoms. Through the ages, false prophets and false teachers have penetrated the kingdom of God under the provocation of the father of lies, with the aim of deceiving believers. Through disguise, false claims and simulated godliness many of them succeeded in presenting themselves as apostles of God who achieved considerable esteem and even leadership positions, which are then used to deceive gullible believers in distorting God’s Word.

The deceivers do not walk in the light of God’s Word, they do not proclaim the triune God and are not guided by the Holy Spirit. They disseminate false light, proclaim a false peace, a false way of salvation, a false doctrine of sanctification, a false teaching on the second coming, and also distort and falsify various other biblical promises and doctrines. These false teachers wreak havoc in Christians’ lives because they gain entrance into Christian churches, and achieve credibility among ignorant people by offering them easy but false solutions to their problems. To be able to expose and resist them, we need intensive training in the truths of God’s Word and exercise our senses to discern both good and evil (Heb. 5:14). The following characteristics of the very dangerous grey area of spiritual deception are mentioned in the Bible:

Disguising

False teachers do not reveal their true spiritual allegiance, but pretend to talk on behalf of the Father and the Lord Jesus and claim to be zealous adherents of the Christian faith. What does the Bible say about them? “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works” (2 Cor. 11:13-15).

Such people show themselves as great believers and protagonists for the righteousness of God’s kingdom, but in truth they are agents of the devil. It is a general characteristic of them to resist the doctrine of the deity of Christ and also to denounce the redemptive value of the gospel of the cross. During the time of the earthly ministry of Jesus, most of the religious leaders were of this type, and that is the reason why they resisted Jesus and His gospel. However, He exposed them for who they really were: “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do … for he is a liar and the father of it” (John 8:44). The deceived priests and scribes furiously denied these allegations as they regarded themselves to be covenant children of the God of Abraham. However, they were spiritually far removed from this position.

Jesus often warned His disciples against the false prophets: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits” (Matt. 7:15-16). Their guise is obvious: they pretend to be innocent members of the flock of Christ who talk on His behalf, but they are really accomplices of the enemy who have only one purpose and that is to proclaim false teachings.

Fallen angels of light

Some of the false prophets exalt themselves to the position of angels of God, and some of them even allege that they were in heaven during visions or dreams, where they received messages from Christ for His church on earth. However, these “prophets” can be identified in the light of their preaching, as their message is always at variance with the gospel of the cross and should therefore be summarily rejected (cf. 1 John 4:1). During the early Christian church there were deceivers of this nature in Galatia. They reasoned that the grace of Christ was not sufficient for salvation and sanctification, and had to be supplemented by observing the Old Testament laws of Moses.

Paul sternly rejected these deceivers who masqueraded as angels or apostles of God: “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you other than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed” (Gal. 1:6-8). People subject themselves to a spiritual curse if they thoughtlessly believe the deception of false prophets and act accordingly.

Paul expressed his shock and dismay towards the Galatians for acting so naively as to actually deny the message of the cross: “O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified? This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? – Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? … Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing. … You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace” (Gal. 3:1-3; 5:2, 4).

That is the grand purpose of false prophets and false teachers – to act against the gospel and alienate believers from the Lord Jesus. However, they do it in such a subtle and convincing way that their victims strongly believe that their actions and preaching are in accordance with the Bible and the will of God.

Proclaimers of fables

The grey area of false preaching is characterised by the proclaiming of religious fables. These are theological fabrications which are offered instead of the truth, and in such a way that they are acceptable to opportunistic churchgoers. The new ideas are highly seductive as the standard for becoming Christians is lowered to a level where rebirth and sanctification are no longer needed. Examples of such teachings are the Catholic’s view of baptismal regeneration and the Calvinistic doctrine of election. In both instances an inalienable form of salvation (eternal security) is imputed to a person without the necessity of complying with the command of rebirth or conformity to biblical standards of holiness. Any preaching which insists upon observing high standards of dedication and holiness is not tolerated and actively resisted. Paul informed Timothy about this false doctrine and said:

“… the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables” (2 Tim. 4:3-4). These popular preachers who are followed by permissive, worldly-minded and ease-loving believers often have large numbers of people who associate with them, follow them and read their books. Sometimes these preachers come from outside but they are followed by various churches that agree with their ideas. The very popular ones are often on the forefront of an ecumenical movement to unite churches.

However, in many cases the false teachers do not come from outside but are the products of apostatising within their own churches and theological seminaries. They therefore emerge from within their own inner circles. Paul warned against such a case when he addressed the church in Ephesus: “For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves” (Acts 20:29-30).

A few decades later the Lord Jesus Himself, in the book of Revelation, told this congregation that they had apostatised into a lifeless, manmade form of godliness in which they maintained no relationship with Him as Saviour: “Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place – unless you repent” (Rev. 2:4-5). They did not heed this admonition against deception and later indeed lost their lampstand (the light of the true gospel) and in due course lapsed into complete spiritual darkness. They still loved their church and also played an active part in its activities, but the love for Christ was absent in their hearts. That situation was the consequence of extensive exposure to the preaching of false teachers.

Intensified campaign against Christ and His gospel

The devil and his team of false teachers are waging a fierce campaign against the Lord Jesus with a view to denying His deity, changing His saving grace into licentiousness, and falsifying His Spirit of grace. Paul also warned another church against involvement with Satan’s grey area of spiritual deception: “But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted – you may well put up with it!” (2 Cor. 11:3-4).

When Jesus is denied by refuting His divine attributes and rendering Him “another Jesus”, e.g. the fable of the “historical Jesus” which was construed by apostate theologians, then the biblical Jesus as well as His heavenly Father are denied. John says: “Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? … Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either” (1 John 2:22-23).

Peter also ties in with this warning and describes all distortion of biblical Christology as heresies which are secretly introduced to falsify the light of the gospel. He says: “But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed” (2 Pet. 2:1-2). The distorted, low standards which are promoted by these teachers will be very popular and, among others, cause evangelical Christians who honour biblical standards of salvation and sanctification to be portrayed as ludicrous, old-fashioned, and obsolete. Their spiritual convictions and moral norms will be rejected as an irrelevant lifestyle because it restricts human liberties.

Attack against the Bible

The Lord makes very clear statements on the authenticity of His words that have been recorded in the Bible under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Nothing should be added or taken away from it (Deut. 12:32). If we honour the Bible and observe its injunctions it will go well with us and the Lord will use us in His service: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:16-17).

However, in the grey area of spiritual deception strong doubt is expressed on the Bible as the inspired, inerrant and all-sufficient Word of God. On the one hand there is a group of self-appointed prophets who add to the Bible by means of extra-Biblical revelations of God’s will through dreams, visions, and audible voices speaking to them, while some of them even allege that they visited heaven during ecstatic experiences. They then proclaim their false, unverifiable messages. On the other hand, there is a growing number of apostate theologians and preachers who take away certain portions of Scripture by way of spiritualising, allegorising, or simply by denying the relevance of certain statements. The Lord sternly warns both these groups:

“For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book” (Rev. 22:18-19).

The denial of biblical pronouncements is usually done by virtue of the fact that certain descriptions are regarded to be scientifically impossible (e.g. a virgin birth), or because it is seen to be emerging from primitive mythology, or due to the fact that certain views and practises are regarded to be outdated and obsolete. The consequence of this situation is that virtually all the basic truths in the Bible are denied, giving rise to a so-called theology of denial. Examples of doctrines that are denied are the creation account, the Fall, the Flood, the virgin birth, deity, resurrection and ascension of Christ, the end-time restoration of Israel, the rise of a personal Antichrist who will act as world leader, universal messiah and self-declared God during the coming tribulation period, the rapture of believers, the second coming of Christ, and the restoration of the throne of David in Jerusalem, from where Christ will rule during His millennial reign.

We are on the threshold of the fulfilment of important end-time prophecies, and it is conspicuous how the denial theologians enthusiastically proceed to try and counter any belief in the literal fulfilment of biblical prophecies. They do not only spiritually impoverish church members who are influenced by them by robbing them from certainty of salvation, but they also alienate them from the blessed hope of the rapture (Titus 2:13), and promote a false sense of security by completely denying the outpouring of divine judgements during the great tribulation. This is a very old approach among false prophets. Jeremiah says: “They have also healed the hurt of My people slightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace!’ when there is no peace” (Jer. 6:14). They follow the easy and socially acceptable way by denying prophetic warnings in the Bible.

Signs and wonders

A common practice among false prophets is to make dramatic appearances when they offer a spectacle of signs and strange experiences in an effort to give credibility to their deceptive teachings. Among these are phenomena such as falling in the spirit as well as extreme claims on healing and even the resurrection of the dead. Everything is done in the Name of Jesus, often accompanied by strong exclamations such as, “In the mighty Name of Jesus!” However, it is evident that a foreign spirit is at work in their meetings. Such prophets act in the deceptive twilight of “another Jesus” and do not guide their audiences towards a life-changing encounter with the true Jesus. They cannot do so as they do not know Him personally and only use His Name to gain access to the hearts and minds of the deceived. Many of the false prophets and their victims staunchly cling to their erroneous ideas and will continue with their self-deception until they will finally be rejected before the great white throne where they will appear before the Judge, Jesus Christ, who will reject and condemn them: “Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” (Matt. 7:22-23).

End-time campaign by false prophets

There is a very important question which should be asked about false prophets and their deception, i.e.: What is the devil’s final purpose by empowering and using false prophets, and how far has he already progressed in realising his objective? The Lord Jesus Himself exposes the devil’s plans when He answers the questions of His disciples on the end-time: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, I am the Christ, and will deceive many. …Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many” (Matt. 24:4-5, 11). This deception is often so subtle and convincing that even serious Christians may be confused and induced to open themselves up to it: “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect” (Matt. 24:24). Guard against it: “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1).

There will indeed be large groups of people who will accept a false Jesus, the Antichrist, instead of the true Jesus. This even includes the chosen people of Israel, and that is why Jesus said to them: “I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive” (John 5:43). However, this serious error of judgement by the majority in Israel to embrace the false messiah will not be confined to them alone as the adherents of all other faiths on earth will follow suit. They will all accept and worship a common false messiah: “And all the world marvelled and followed the beast … and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like the beast?” (Rev. 13:3-4).

The highly sinister and final objective with spiritual deception is that a false christ will gain control over the whole world during the tribulation period. All the deceived ones will be the spiritually unclean bride of the Antichrist (Rev. 17:3-5). However, this marriage will be short-lived. When the Antichrist declares himself to be God in the rebuilt temple in Jerusalem (2 Thess. 2:4), all people who refuse to worship him in this capacity will be executed (Rev. 13:15; 17:16).

What unspeakable privilege does the bride of Christ have to prepare for His coming and to be ready to be caught away to her mansion in heaven (John 14:2-3; 1 Thess. 4:16-17)! To be able to appear before Him in a spotless robe she has to consistently resist the defilement of spiritual deception, and “to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3).

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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