“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it” (1 Thess. 5:23-24).

This is one of various commands in the Bible towards sanctification. In his first letter to the Thessalonians Paul already made it very clear when he said: “For this the will of God, your sanctification. … For God did not call us to uncleanness, but to holiness. Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit” (1 Thess. 4:3, 7-8).

In a certain sense, rebirth can also be described as sanctification. In Acts 15:9 Paul says that God has purified the hearts of the Gentiles by faith. However, that refers to initial sanctification when the convert receives a new heart with a new nature. But that is only the beginning of his spiritual life. Like a small child after birth he still has to grow up to become a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (Eph. 4:13). Further steps of dedication are needed to achieve this level of spiritual growth as the old, fleshly nature should be crucified while the inner sanctification which we received in our hearts must also become manifest in all our conduct. To this end we need the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Bible uses different terms to denote several aspects of sanctification as a deeper work of grace. Among these are:

  • The filling of the Holy Spirit. That happens when a person who has already received the Holy Spirit at rebirth is further filled with the Spirit to enable him to prevail over the flesh and sin (cf. Eph. 5:18).
  • Obtaining a pure heart. When the Holy Spirit is given full control over a person’s heart and life he is cleansed from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit (2 Cor. 7:1).
  • Endued with power from on high. This is to enable a believer with divine power to be able to work for the Lord (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8).
  • The victorious life. Christians are encouraged as follows: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Eph. 6:10-11). We must be able to prevail against sin, temptations and fleshly lusts.
  • Complete sanctification. This description applies to a person who is not only saved and born again but also experiences holiness in all his conduct (1 Thess. 5:23).

The Lord states in His Word that sanctification applies to all aspects of our earthly walk: “But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, Be holy for I am holy” (1 Pet. 1:15-16). That includes our spirit, soul and body. Paul communicated the same message to the church in Rome:

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Rom. 12:1-2). This message is addressed to Christians who already had a testimony of salvation. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit their mind (spirit and soul) should be renewed to such an extent that they will also sanctify their bodies and put them to the service of the Lord.

To the Thessalonians, this message is conveyed in even more detail: they should not only be sanctified during rebirth, but also pursue complete sanctification. That calls for blameless conduct in all the areas of your spirit, soul and body. It is imperative that we know exactly what the full implications of this command are.

Sanctification of the spirit

A born again person has been quickened by the Lord, and his spiritual life is characterised by faith, hope and love. He believes in God through the Saviour, Jesus Christ, his hope is completely fixed on the Lord for this life and eternal life, and the agape love of God has been poured out in his heart by the Holy Spirit. However, during complete sanctification and the filling of the Holy Spirit a qualitative change occurs in his spiritual life. His faith and hope are strengthened and his heart is filled with the love of God. Let us consider the nature of these changes.

Like other gifts of the Holy Spirit, faith, hope and love are dynamic. You can have more or less of any of them, which explains the fact why these gifts can function in a stronger or weaker way. This situation poses the challenge of complete sanctification, which is vital to every Christian to become spiritually strong in the Lord.

Faith. If we experience that our faith is faltering, then our witness, our trust and our prayers will suffer – for he who doubts cannot truly pray and give witness in faith. During the time before the outpouring of the Holy Spirit the Lord Jesus often called His disciples people of little faith. The night on the stormy sea He said to them: “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” (Mark. 4:40). They acknowledged this deficiency in their spiritual lives and asked the Lord Jesus: “Increase our faith” (Luke 17:5).

The devil’s attacks are aimed at undermining and reversing your spiritual growth. He wants your faith to dwindle and become weakened, and achieves that purpose by sowing seeds of doubt in your heart. Things happen to you which cause you to doubt if the Lord is still with you, and whether He truly loves you and cares for you. It is a serious sin to question the Lord’s presence and love, as the enemy then makes progress to subvert your faith and to eventually render you a victim of despair.

The weakening of people’s faith, as well as more extreme forms of backsliding, are big problems which occur widely in the end-time. “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons” (1 Tim. 4:1). The Lord Jesus Himself asks the very pertinent question: “… when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on earth?” (Luke 18:8). He will find much religion but will He find true faith in Him among people?

We should be involved in a consistent process of sanctification and the strengthening of our faith. Jude says: “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God” (Jude 1:20-21). He then commits his readers to the protection and care of God: “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy …” (Jude 1:24). To be able to share in this blessing the Holy Spirit must have full control of our lives and not be countered by an uncrucified flesh (cf. Gal. 5:16-17).

Hope. Paul encourages us “to lay hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the inner part behind the veil” (Heb. 6:18-19). Is the flame of hope still burning in your heart? Do you look forward to the second coming of Jesus Christ, and to eternal life which awaits us in heaven? Is this hope an anchor to your soul in the rough and troubled waters through which the boat of your life sails? Hope is a vital spiritual disposition.

When the hope on the second coming of Christ is fading away, the devil is quick to replace it by secular objectives such as the gathering of earthly riches and the building of a worldly kingdom. Many people only wish to become wealthy and prosperous. Some of them also try to establish a Christian kingdom in the transient world (kingdom-now), and no longer actively expect the coming of the heavenly Prince of Peace and His eternal kingdom.

Hope is a very relevant and functional aspect of a Christian’s spiritual life. It is not only focussed on eternal life but also on the Lord’s care and protection during every day of your earthly life. Particularly during crises, we should not become despondent and fall into depression but fix our hope and faith firmly in the Lord who will deliver us from every evil: “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. … May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Rom. 5:5; 15:13).

Love. The self-sacrificing love of God must be foundational to your entire life and you should be rooted and grounded in it. You must love the Lord with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind. Likewise, this agape love of God which reaches out to others, should be the essence of you relationship with other people. It is only after complete sanctification that we comply with this standard.

What happens if we are not filled with the love of God? Then our relationship with the God of love weakens, our faith, hope and prayer life suffers, and our human relations also deteriorate markedly. Human love can easily lapse into lovelessness, disinterest, intolerance, and even contempt and hatred. However, God’s love is completely different. It remains unchanged and is able to carry us through every crisis. If you are not filled with this love you should trust the Lord for the blessing of complete sanctification. The first and foremost fruit of the Spirit is divine love.

Sanctification of the soul

The three aspects of a person’s soul are his intellect, will and emotions. God’s holiness should also become manifest in all these areas.

The intellect. Through the mind and the senses of sight and hearing we become aware of good as well as evil things. Apart from the truth, there is also a large number of evil thoughts and teachings which gain access to the human mind from outside. Are your mind and thoughts under the control of Jesus Christ and do you honour biblical principles in your thinking, or has your mind become a storage place for lies, vile thoughts, materialistic desires, deception and half-truths? You should resist evil in your mind by bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ (2 Cor. 10:5).

The will. Human beings can apply their will to make good or bad decisions. Christians should intentionally decide to serve the Lord with all their heart and to remain faithful to Him in every area of their lives. The New Testament teaches us to only seek and do the will of God (Rom. 12:2). Ask the Father to reveal the mystery of His will to you (Eph. 1:9), and to “work in you both to will and to work on behalf of His good pleasure” (Phil. 2:13). You should apply your mind while probing His will in the Bible, and trying to understand its inherent logic: “Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Eph. 5:17). Also pray “that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding” (Col. 1:9), “that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God” (Col. 4:12).

Do you make progress in this area, or does the devil still succeed in influencing you to fulfil “the desires of the flesh and of the mind” (Eph. 2:3)? Do not acknowledge defeat and give up in the struggle, but ask the Lord to help you to “escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will” (2 Tim. 2:26).

Emotions. In the spiritual war in which we are involved, many people are emotionally paralysed and discouraged by the enemy. Under the influence of tension and disappointment they allow emotional depression to take hold of them, which gives rise to negative thoughts such as passivity, despondency, bitterness and even utter lack of interest in life. Such people do not care about their own lives, neither are they concerned about other people’s lives.

There are also active negative feelings by which the devil attacks people, such as revenge, hatred, aggression, envy, jealousy, and unforgivingness. In all these cases evil must be overcome by good (Rom. 12:21) as the love of Christ and the joy and forgivingness of the Lord enable us to do so. Even when negative emotions strongly present themselves, we should refrain from giving expression to them but rather practice self-restraint through the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Christian’s temperament and emotional life should be completely controlled and determined by the Holy Spirit, otherwise the impetuous, fleshly temperament will be dominant. In a fully surrendered life you will discover that the joy of the Lord can supersede and replace all negative experiences, impressions and feelings. Under the most perilous conditions in prison Paul could still say with conviction: “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand” (Phil. 4:4-5).

Peter also confirms this command, and says that we should “rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory” (1 Pet. 1:8). Does the joy and kindness of the Holy Spirit fill your life? Or do you still have an unbridled temperament which can easily be stirred up and provoked to uncontrolled outbursts by the enemy of your soul?

Sanctification of the body

Our bodies should also be sanctified and put to the service of the Lord. For this reason the devil also attacks our bodies, so we should always take care to protect our bodies against evil attacks. The following three aspects of our body are directly concerned with the process of sanctification: our members, senses and physiology.

The members represent the ability of the body to do things – good or bad. You can work, write, talk, think and do various other things with your body. Before your repentance you committed sin with your body, but now you are obliged to serve the Lord: “Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God” (Rom. 6:12-13). The devil will actively tempt you to sin with your body but you should resist him and remain true to the fact that your body now belongs to God: “Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service” (Rom. 12:1).

The Lord Jesus also needed a human body to fulfil His role as the sacrificial Lamb of God. He said to His Father: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You have prepared for Me” (Heb. 10:5). We also received bodies to work for the Lord – in whatever way. Through His Holy Spirit the Lord dwells in our bodies, which commits us to live holy lives both spiritually and morally, because we are temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 3:16-17).

Senses. The five senses of the body are gateways through which a great variety of influences can affect you for good or evil. The eyes are important for the receiving of information in visual form, e.g. all the things which you can see or read. Hearing is the gate which admits both truth and lies to the mind. When the eyes and ears are used simultaneously, information is received audio-visually. Just think about all the immoral and provocative videos which people view on the internet, as well as the soundtracks to which they listen. There is no limit to the large quantity of evil images and thoughts which a person thus accumulates in his mind. These things penetrate very deep into his memory and subconscious mind, thereby severely defiling his thoughts.

Furthermore, humans have a sense of taste which relates to what they eat and drink. An undisciplined sense of taste can lead to over-indulgence in food and drink, which can harm the body and impair our usefulness in God’s service. The sense of smell also operates together with the sense of taste in many ways. The sense of feeling can be perverted by indulgence in nicotine, alcohol, drugs and sexual immorality. Those who are unable to control their craving for sensual pleasure can become addicted to and enslaved by it. There are also different kinds of medicines which are used to produce ecstatic feelings which help people to escape reality. However, when the effect of these remedies decreases, they are taken again and again because their victims have no control over their own lives.

Drug addiction and a contaminated mind and spirit can in no way be reconciled with a holy life. Paul says to such people: “Do not be deceived: Evil company corrupts good habits. Awake to righteousness and do not sin. … Beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (1 Cor. 15:33-34; 2 Cor. 7:1).

Physiology. The proper functioning of a person’s body is an important asset and a gracious blessing from the Lord. To be in a good state of health and able to use the full potential of your body is indeed a privilege. Christians who work for the Lord should meticulously guard over their health. Follow a balanced diet, do not consume harmful substances, get enough exercise, do not venture into places where you may be contaminated by contagious diseases, and refrain from highly strenuous demands to your frail body. Regularly go for medical check-ups. Many missionaries failed to observe these rules and have paid a high price for doing so. Furthermore, your body needs rest in order to function properly. However, too much rest and idleness is also detrimental and should be avoided.

Temporary and eternal considerations

Complete sanctification is much needed in a Christian’s life for two reasons. Firstly, it is to equip us and make us fit to function to our maximum potential in the service of the Lord during our temporary earthly existence. The objective with this blessing is “that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:17). Without the enabling power of the Holy Spirit we will never reach this level of complete sanctification and fitness for service.

Secondly, we must be prepared to appear before the heavenly Bridegroom in a worthy manner when He comes. He makes it possible to us, but we should actively pursue holiness by our faithfulness and dedication: “Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish” (Eph. 5:25-27).

Do you look forward to the second coming of Christ and do you prepare yourself for this meeting? Everyone who has the hope on Christ’s coming “purifies himself, just as He is pure” (1 John 3:3). The Lord Jesus does the work of purifying but we must be prepared to confess and forsake everything that stands between us and Him. All negative feelings that emanate from passivity and love of ease should also be actively resisted: “But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified” (1 Cor. 9:27). Lazy people are not used by the Lord but replaced by others. Serve the Lord with all your heart and all your strength – then your life will not be spent fruitless and in vain, and you will have a divine peace in your heart which surpasses all understanding.

Soon, the trumpet will blow and we will see the heavenly Bridegroom face to face. We can look forward to this day with boldness because Christ has provided everything that we need for our spiritual life and our service for the Lord. Through His atoning death He opened a way of salvation – that is a narrow way which leads from Golgotha to the gates of heaven. Furthermore, He has given us His inerrant and infallible Word in which we can learn everything about salvation, sanctification, and various other commands and promises. He went still further and gave the Holy Spirit to every Christian to guide us into all truth so we can correctly understand the Word and order our lives accordingly. That is not all: He also endued us with power from on high to be able to proclaim the Word to all people under all circumstances – even to hostile peoples. At the same time, He gives us the assurance of His constant presence in our lives through the Holy Spirit: “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:20). We do not only have all the spiritual aides to do our work, but we are also sanctified in our spirit, soul and body to be able to live victorious and make our lights shine in a dark world.

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).



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.

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


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.

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]


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

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

vir die Toekoms


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

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

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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Blanket Project



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.

KomberseProjek1 KomberseProjek2
KomberseProjek3 KomberseProjek4

A wheelchair for Eliza


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.

aaamalawi map GLC


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)


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

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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).

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?

Ons Gee Om!


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 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


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).

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).


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.

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.

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.

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


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


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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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Books Tracts

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.


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.



There's a big selection of Evangelical tracts
available in many different languages.

If you need tracts for your outreaches please
contact us.

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