Die Algemene Sinode van 2007 en die gereformeerde identiteit van die NG Kerk

PJ Strauss

Abstract


The General Synod of 2007 and the reformed
identity of the Dutch Reformed Church.

Apparent dissension
on core ecclesiastical issues prompted the General Synod of the Dutch Reformed
Church of 2007 to take decisions on the reformed identity of this church. A study by
one of its commissions on the subject was accepted. In this study, matters such as
salvation through grace, faith, Scripture and Christ alone (the so-called 4 solas);
the importance of the work of the Holy Spirit, the content of the reformed
confessions and a distinction between church and kingdom, are explained.

The Synod also accepted that the solas should be reinterpreted in
each period of time. Church unity does not imply that members should think or behave
in the same way in all facets church life.

Keywords


Gereformeerde identiteit; Alleen die genade, geloof, Skrif en Christus; Calvyn teoloog van die Heilige Gees; Belydenis het gesag in geloof wat bely word; Reformed identity; Only through grace, faith, Scriptures and Christ; Calvin theologian of the Holy Spirit; Creeds have authority in the faith it confess.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5952/55-1-2-530

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