Author Archive | Rev. Dr. Mervyn Eloff

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Perspective: Once for All

“…He has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.” (Hebrews 9:26 – ESV) The Greek word hapax, translated in our Bibles as ‘once for all’ is a favourite word in the letter to the Hebrews, especially in relation to the Lord Jesus Christ. […]

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Perspective – The Saviour of the World

“We know that this man really is the Saviour of the world…” (John 4vs42) Given our familiarity with the title, it comes as something of a surprise to discover that the New Testament only twice refers to Jesus as ‘the Saviour of the world’. Both of the references are found in the writings of John, the […]

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Perspective – The Saviour of the World

“We know that this man really is the Saviour of the world…” (John 4vs42) Given our familiarity with the title, it comes as something of a surprise to discover that the New Testament only twice refers to Jesus as ‘the Saviour of the world’. Both of the references are found in the writings of John, the […]

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A Trustworthy Saying

“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst” (1 Timothy 1vs15) These words of Paul’s are the first in a series of five so called ‘trustworthy sayings’ which are found in Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus (see […]

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Seeing People God's Way

In 2 Corinthians 5vs16 Paul makes the very striking statement: “So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view”. The statement is made in the context of Paul’s urgent appeal to the Corinthian Christians (and of course to us) to understand the times and to see both ourselves and others […]

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Blood and Forgiveness

IN A WORLD which is full of violence and bloodshed, it is hardly surprising when people balk at claims such as that made in Hebrews 9:22 that “with­out the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness” (NIV). In its immediate context, the verse is, of course, referring to the Old Tes­tament sacrificial system described in […]

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