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Die Arminianisme en gereformeerde prediking vandag

J. M. Vorster
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 32, No 3 | a1645 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v32i3.1645 | © 1998 J. M. Vorster | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 June 1998 | Published: 13 June 1998

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J. M. Vorster,, South Africa

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Abstract

A survey of sermons broadcast by the electronic media in South Africa has revealed that preaching in virtually all the major ecclesiastical traditions in this country is actually Arminian in character (Cilliers, 1996). This article focuses on the life and doctrines of Arminius (1559-1609) with special attention to his views regarding sin, the free will of man, God’s grace and predestination. The influences of these doctrines of Arminius and his followers in the Netherlands, England, America and South Africa are also dealt with. In conclusion the article highlights the differences in doctrine between Arminianism and the Reformed tradition and the immense implications of Arminianism for Reformed preaching today.

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