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Politieke mag, die Ou Testament en kerkeenheid

J.H. le Roux
Verbum et Ecclesia | Skrif en Kerk: Vol 17, No 2 | a524 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v17i2.524 | © 1996 J.H. le Roux | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 April 1996 | Published: 21 April 1996

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Abstract

Political power, the Old Testament and church unity The  family  of Dutch  Reformed  Churches  in  South  Africa  are  involved  in tense  discussions  on  church  unity.  One  aspect  which  must  be  discussed thoroughly  is  the  legitimation  of  political  "power.  Not  only  in  the past but also  the present Mandela government  is  religiously supported.  It  is argued that  this a dangerous  venture.  Some  examples from  the Old Testament are used to  illustrate  this point.  It  is  stated that Israel became disillusioned  in political power and therefore reformulated royal theology.

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