Brendon Naicker

The Gospels – Lesson 3

The persecution of Christians was on Mark’s mind as he wrote the second Gospel. Mark told the story of Jesus’ life in ways that strengthened the faith of early Christians and encouraged them to persevere through suffering.

The Gospels – Lesson 5

John wrote the fourth gospel to assure persecuted Jewish believers that Jesus was the fulfillment of God’s ancient promises to the Jews that Jesus really is the Christ, the Son of God. John wanted to make sure that they would remain faithful to Jesus and enjoy abundant life in him.

Islamic Perspective on the Doctrine of the Trinity

Islamic critics of Christianity regularly criticise Christians for apparently deviating from this emphasis upon the unity of God (often referred to by the Arabic word tawhid) through the doctrine of the Trinity. This doctrine is argued to be a late invention, which distorts the idea of the unity of God, and ends up teaching that there are three gods.

Building Biblical Theology – Lesson 2

This lesson on synchronic synthesis of the Old Testament touches on three main issues: a basic orientation about what “synchronic synthesis” is; the ways Old Testament passages convey the historical information used in synchronic synthesis; and the synthetic theological structures discovered through synchronic syntheses of the Old Testament historical information.