Riekert Botha’s True Message


Riekert Botha’s True Message – It must be said again that Riekert Botha has the knack to say the most magnanimously superb and celestially inspired words imaginable. No true Christian will disagree that the authority of the Son is non-negotiable. Having said this, we need to turn our attention to Jesus Christ’s authoritative words in Matthew 23,

“The scribes and Pharisees have seated themselves in Moses’ chair [of authority as teachers of the Law]; so practice and observe everything they tell you, but do not do as they do; for they preach [things], but do not practice them.” (Matthew 23:2-3).

What’s the use of saying pristinely beautiful words like this whilst your teaching inspires people on your Facebook page to say “non-negotiable” things like, “Not teachings or doctrines – JESUS THE MAST, CENTRE, FOUNDATION, PURPOSE, LIFE AND, FINAL DESTINATION!!!!”?

What does the Bible say about doctrines? Please pay attention.

Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.” (2 John 1:9).

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (2 Timothy 4:2-4).

In layman’s terms it simply means that those who endorse the mantra Not teachings or doctrines – JESUS, THE MAST, CENTER, FOUNDATION, PURPOSE, LIFE, AND, FINAL DESTINATION!!!!”? are probably not saved and instead are serving and following another Jesus, a Jesus, who shuns teachings and doctrines. To this date Riekert Botha has failed to correct Vasti Koekemoer’s wayward statement. Why would he when he himself was instrumental in the incitement of her God-dishonouring words with his own disparaging words to trivialise the teachings and doctrines of God?

Here are a few examples of the heretical teachings on biblical doctrines espoused by equally heretical so-called pastors.

From the Bible we can surmise that God will ask us two crucial questions: First, “What did you do with my Son, Jesus Christ?” God won’t ask about your religious background or doctrinal views. The only thing that will matter is, did you accept what Jesus did for you and did you learn to love and trust him? Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Second, “What did you do with what I gave you?” What did you do with your life — all the gifts, talents, opportunities, energy, relationships, and resources God gave you? Did you spend them on yourself, or did you use them for the purposes God made you for?”

I might be wrong, but it surely is quite possible that Vasti Koekermoer and even Riekert Botha derived their “anti-Christlike” views on biblical doctrine from Rick Warren’s “Purpose Driven Life,” not that they are the only ones who may have been influenced by Warren; The Dutch Reformed Church is swamped with Warren’s teachings.

Like Warren, Vasti Koekermoer and Riekert Botha teach their brothers and sisters to love and trust Jesus Christ as their Mast, center, foundation, purpose, life and final destination. However, this is just a very thin veneer of their love and trust. Underneath it all lies the foundation of the doctrines of devils that teach you to sever biblical teachings and doctrines from Jesus Christ. This is NOT the Gospel of God. It is another gospel and another Jesus (2 Corinthians 11:4; Galatians 1:6).

The quest for unity, harmony and a loving relationship among all Christians and even non-Christians of whatever shade, shape or form has provided a way for the doctrines of demons to creep in through the back door. The only solid bulwark against the false doctrines of demons, is the full counsel of God and not only parts of it. Paul writes:

“Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.” (Acts 20:26-31).

Perverse things are things contrary to and at loggerheads with the full counsel of God. It is impossible to proclaim the full counsel of God when you uphold a mantra as repugnant as this, “Not teachings or doctrines – Jesus the Mast . . . Oh yeah, they want Jesus and his blessings but not his teachings and doctrines. Hence, the following equally repugnant statement from the lips of one of today’s blue-eyed boys in South Africa. This is from the pristine holy lips of Oom Angus Buchan, the cowboy hat high priest of our mighty men.

Angus Buchan

We are needing to come together. We have to put our petty differences aside, I’m talking about doctrinal issues. We need to put them aside. We need to come as a people of God. I don’t care whether you are a Baptist, a Presbyterian, a Methodist, a Pentecostal or a Charismatic.  I don’t think it means much to God either.

Angus Buchan

This has become symptomatic of the end time scenario especially with regards to doctrines like the Rapture and the Millennial of Peace on earth, the two Riekert Botha shuns with disdain. The general vibe among modern-day false prophets is their belief that they are ushering in a new age of peace and prosperity whilst they are fiercely Christianizing world governments, business enterprises, education, science, and family life in behalf of Christ so that He may return.

I am not saying that this is also Riekert Botha’s agenda. I am saying that his unfortunate belittling and denial of certain doctrines, among them the Rapture and Christ’s 1000 years of reign on earth, debunks his mantra, “authority comes with saying what God says.” The problem is that many think they are saying what God says, but are in fact saying things demons are telling them to say.

By the way, Vasti Koekemoer’s comment, “Not teachings or doctrines – JESUS THE MAST, CENTER, FOUNDATION, PURPOSE, LIFE AND FINAL DESTINATION!!!!”? is still on Riekert Botha’s Facebook, and no one seems to care how much she discredits God’s Word.

Please see all other articles on Riekert Botha (they are in Afrikaans, you can use the Google Translate tool provided at the bottom of this website to translate into English.)

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Tom Lessing (Discerning the World)

Tom Lessing is the author of the above article. Discerning the World is an internet Christian Ministry based in Johannesburg South Africa. Tom Lessing and Deborah Ellish both own Discerning the World. For more information see the About this Website page below the comments section.

10 Responses

  1. Ida Geyser says:

    Hi Tom, I have asked some questions on Riekert’s fb page. He simply deletes what he doesn’t like. He doesn’t answer anything slightly uncomfortable.


  2. Rev Martin Strange says:

    [DELETED by DTW – Note: Revelation 2:9 “I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.”]

  3. Peter Simmonds says:

    Thank you for your great work on exposing the fake christians. Like the fake jews spoken of by Jesus in Rev. 2:9;3:9! Keep up the good work, 1 Cor. 15:58. I was a missionary in South Africa for almost 20 years. 1991-2010 and found many Churches compromised in true Doctrine, I was laughed at and about many times for standing for the True Doctrine as written in the K.J. Bible and they following and swallowing the poison of the Perversions written by the followers of the father of lies! They love dogma and deception over Doctrine and Divine interpretation of the Holy Spirit! They love Allegory that way they can read anything into the words rather than seeing what is really there! A Word in Context with a Co-text to interpret is the best Way to interpret the Scriptures! Shalom Brethren, am now living in Germany retired!

  4. Hi Ida. Yep, he simply deletes what he dislikes because exhortationms may damage his image. He is a very popular pastor in South Africa, and he would do anything to maintain his popularity.

  5. Hi Rev Martin Strange. First of all, the New Testament was not written in Hebrew. It was written In Koine Greek. Jesus Christ’s and his disciples’ mother tongue was Aramaic, which had some influences on some of the books in the New Testament. You ask:

    Why on earth would Yeshua condemn the pharisaical teachings but commend their ‘ex cathedra’ pronouncements?

    Well, Jesus Himself provided the answer when He rebuked their hypocrisies by telling the people to do what they told them to do but not to follow their examples. Their talk was inconsistent with their walk.

    By the way, are you a Hebrew Roots proponent?

  6. Ida Geyser says:

    Dear DTW,

    Tom, I used to listen to Riekert’s teaching videos on youtube. Some was quite pleasant on the ear, but lately its like he is pushing an unbiblical theory. While reading your articles on Riekert, there came on the radio rsg a talk about prayer on ‘Uit n ander hoek’ met Jean Oosthuizen.

    The main talker was Prof Hansie Wolmarans. He made Riekert seem like small fry.

    Prof Hansie seems to be an unbeliever but yet he speaks authoritatively about prayer. Then the prof dared another theologian to criticise his youtube video. I went and had a look at it… couldn’t listen past the first 3 minutes. A very strange new gospel alla Hansie. He debunks the resurrection and the Bible. Calling it:

    ‘the resurrection in context’

    DTW – Please give some insight on Prof Hansie’s views. I apologise if this is said under the wrong catagory.



  7. Hi Ida, You have taken me back many years when I used to comment on Kletskerk, of which Jean Oosthuizen was the moderator. I called it “Swetskerk” because of the filthy language they used. It made the ape species, from which we allegedly evolved, hang their heads in shameful disgust for having to be associated with some of the vilest human beings. They blasphemed God in the most horrendous ways. Hansie Wolmarans (Hans Worsie) is no better. Read here.

    I have also come across an interesting article in which Jean Oosthuizen promotes mysticism (the kind Mosaiek Kerk teaches and promotes). Indeed, the foul fowls of the earth and birds of the air (demons) are beginning to flock together very rapidly.


  8. Ida Geyser says:

    Thanks for those links Tom, they are very helpful. It proves my suspicion on Hansie’s strange commentary on prayer on radio rsg, and even stranger videos.

    Also strange when Prof Hansie Wolmarans said on the Facebook discussion “how dare anybody ask him what his believes are” yet Jean Oosthuizen made it seem to the public that this guy is a Christian with insightful theological knowledge on prayer. Such fraudsters. If they simply said they are ‘Spiritualist’ then the talk and their comments would have all made sence.

    Thank you for shedding light on the confusion.


  9. Rev Martin Strange and his ‘strange’ doctrines of demons is full blown Hebrew Roots. He believes in the Kabbalah’s Yeshua.

  10. Lorraine du Pisani says:

    I love Deborah. I am 57 years of age. All my mentors are long gone and with the Lord. When they died, all hell brake loose. I have no place in the church, because I am a dispensationalist. I only had Hebrews 13:7; to cling to. I still need 36 credits for my B.Th. degree; but due to the fact that I shall not compromise, I shall not get my qualification. I was told in so many words that I am too old; because I teach doctrine. I value your blogs when I wonder if I am the error one. We moved to Oudtshoorn a year ago. It is difficult to find a church. But; the King is coming for his church. Till be meet in the air; God bless.

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