The Imperfection of Scripture:
 Boshoff teaches the imperfection of scripture, in this video Boshoff claims that the Bible is not inerrant. I will take this segment by segment, 0:00 - 0:56 "even though the Bible was inspired by the word of God they were written by men like me and like Paul, people who love Jesus, but they were not perfect, the written word is not perfect, the only one who is perfect is Christ."
A question to bear in mind is if the bible than full of contradictions then how do we know we can trust the words of Jesus, as written in it, to be 100% inerrant?
It leads me to believe that Boshoff is either failing to understand the context of the passages he is trying to refute, or he has encountered a scribal copying error.
It is my belief that if the inspiration of scriptures comes from God it must be perfect, inspired and inerrant, if it has errors it is not from God, the bible says You must, therefore, be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect." --Matt. 5:48 does this refer to Jesus Christ the word perfect refers to the original greek text "teleios" this means:
1) brought to its end, finished.
2) wanting nothing necessary to completeness
4) that which is perfect.
A) consummate human integrity and virtue
B) of men
1) full grown, adult, of full age, mature.
Perfect implies in all things this includes the written word. This is in line with James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, "(teleios)" and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. If what the Apostles gives us is inspired of God and the words that has been reveled to us from above, this has to be "teleios" (perfect) it has to be inherent.
Perfect means 100% honest and 100% accurate, if the bible is not perfect nor accurate then neither is the explanation about the law of Christ laid down in Romans 8 as this is outside the words of Jesus and cannot be trusted. This would imply that Boshoff would have to rely on the "Spirit of God" directly for inspiration, this implies that revelation that Boshoff receives is equally authoritative as that of the Apostles. I doubt that the spirit which speaks through Boshoff is from God. If we cannot trust the Bible than how do we test it? There are warnings laid down in the Bible that say 1 Corinthians 4:6 "DO NOT GO BEYOND WHAT IS WRITTEN" anyone who takes us away from the Bible itself is doing the very thing that the Bible tells us not to. The Greek word for the written word does not refer to Christ it is the word "grapho" this means:
1) to write, with reference to the form of the letters
A) to delineate (or form) letters on a tablet, parchment, paper, or other material.
2) to write, with reference to the contents of the writing
A) to express in written characters
B) to commit to writing (things not to be forgotten), write down, record
C) used of those things which stand written in the sacred books (of the OT)
D) to write to one, i.e. by writing (in a written epistle) to give information, directions
3) to fill with writing
4) to draw up in writing, compose
Boshoff, therefore, rejects the Authority laid down in the Bible, Gen - Rev, 0:56 - 1:17 "the words of Jesus Christ that is perfection. Those are the words that are neglected and most preachers will tell you that's not practical but those are the words by that by which we will be judged. People keep themselves busy with the rest of the scriptures instead of keeping themselves busy with Jesus and his words."
Reject the whole of the O.T such as Gen 1:1 starting with, in the beginning, are we not to study the person of God laid down to us through the entire bible contravenes Acts 17:11 here Boshoff would clearly have problems with the Bereans who we were instructed in the Bible to be like the Bereans in Matthew 4:4, Jesus Christ says, "... Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word "(rhema)" that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." The word rhema meaning the entirety of the whole bible.
1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word
a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning b) speech, discourse
1) what one has said
c) a series of words joined together into a sentence (a declaration of one's mind made in words)
1) an utterance 2) a saying of any sort as a message, a narrative a) concerning some occurrence
2) subject matter of speech, thing spoken of
a) so far forth as it is a matter of narration b) so far as it is a matter of command c) a matter of dispute, case at law
Justice (Jan) Boshoff is going by his own understanding and beyond what is written, 1:17 - 3:00 Jan Boshoff "Hebrews 6:4 - 6, it was written by the writer of Hebrews who was a man like me, For [it is] impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; with men it is impossible but with God, nothing is impossible people have read these scriptures and have given up on going back to God but with God nothing is impossible, people are keeping themselves busy with scriptures and with teachings made by people like myself who are imperfect, and they use that as a limitation as to the grace of God, Jesus Christ has never turned anyone who came to him never once, everyone who came to God was repentant in his heart he accepted and took him back look at the parable of the prodigal son who the father said the son of mine is dead has come back to life, there is joy in heaven for one sinner that comes back"
Jan Boshoff makes it very clear that in the reference from (Luke 15:7) is talking about backsliders, there is no reference to backsliders, this part in scripture Luke 15:7 generally indicates unrepentant unbelieving sinners who come to repentance, this comes from the Greek word metanoia strong's lexicon states "this means a change of mind, as it appears to one who repents, of a purpose he has formed or of something he has done," this is about spiritual conversion. What Boshoff is implying is that "the Bible is not the word of God" as he says in 3:07 in the video, "because it is written by people like us." He reasons that because of this it is imperfect and thus there must be contradictions. For him the only writings that are perfect are the actual words of Jesus because he is the only perfect person, implying that Jesus never turned any one away was not correct, it is recorded in Luke 8:38 and Luke 8:39 Jesus sent a man way who has devils, to say Jesus did not send one person not even once away is incorrect.
If the bible is not perfect and has errors simply means that the Bible is contaminated and cannot be used 3:07 - 6:08, Jan Boshoff is pleading for people to turn to Christ as "Jesus will not reject you" interesting that Jan Boshoff rejects the authority of scriptures apart from the words of Jesus, he uses references from the Bible that do not quote the words of Jesus but the words of the Apostles, analyzing the scripture he refers to in 3:51 "Jesus is knocking on the door of your heart, and he wants to come in" this saying comes from Revelation 3:20 this actually means Jesus is OUTSIDE the church, knocking to get back into the church that has kept Christ out this is not talking about unbelieving unrepentant sinners.
At 4:47 on the video Jan Boshoff quotes John 3:19 these are not the words of Jesus according to Boshoff, he does not need the Bible then here he contradicts himself, but would justify it to say no man is perfect, from 4:50 in the video, he says it does not matter what sinners have done, this is flawed the scriptures teach that it does matter what we have done and what we do, this is why Christ died for us, if he did not we would be judged under the law of sin and death read Revelation 20 : 11 - 15, the whole point of Christ dying is so that we can be saved from God and Reconciled to the Father (Romans 5:6 - 15).
5:10 - 6:08 Jan described Christ as being romantically involved with sinners before repentance and salvation, what Jesus loved does not imply he is in love with sinners, but shows us his love through the act of his death as he submitted to the will of his father that in John 3:36 it says He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
From studying Boshoffs teachings I urge you to have the same attitude as the Bereans in Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
10th November 2010