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Die betekenis van Lukas 13:10-17 en 2 Korintiërs 12:1-10 vir die okkultisme-diskoers

J. Janse van Rensburg
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 32, No 1 | a1629 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v32i1.1629 | © 1998 J. Janse van Rensburg | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 June 1998 | Published: 13 June 1998

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J. Janse van Rensburg,, South Africa

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Abstract

In the past the debate concerning the occult has been dominated by the question: "Is it possible that a Christian can he occultly plagued? " While one inter­pretation of Luke 13:l0 - 17 n suggests that it is possible, another interpretation of this passage front Scripture suggests that such a conclusion drawn from Luke 13 would be incorrect. However, the article suggests that subjective points of view may influence and mar the scientific approach to the exegesis of Luke 13. The article attempts to evaluate exegetic commentaries in an objective manner while also inquiring into the relevance of 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 for the issue under debate. Some conclusions for pastoral care and counselling are derived from the conclusions.

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