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’n Skriftuurlike evaluering van artikels 72-76 van die kerkorde van die GKSA

M. A. Kruger
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 26, No 1 | a1403 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v26i1.1403 | © 1992 M. A. Kruger | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 June 1992 | Published: 10 June 1992

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M. A. Kruger,, South Africa

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Abstract

The articles on church discipline of the Reformed Churches in South Africa (GKSA) were founded almost exclusively on Calvin’s interpretation of Matthew 18:15 ff. Calvin, however, did not have manuscripts at his disposal which could enable him to do justice to the harmony of scriptural evidence for church discipline. He used texts in Matthew 18:15 as well as in Luke 17:3 which include the words "against you". With more manuscripts available today this interpertation of Matthew 18:15 should perhaps be reconsidered. Furthermore, development in the structural analysis of Scripture makes it necessary to re-examine the foundation which Calvin laid and the tradition which has been built on it.

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