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Openbaring en ervaring, ’n reformatories-konfessionele benadering van 2 Petrus 1:16–21

Benno A. Zuiddam
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 50, No 2 | a2010 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v50i2.2010 | © 2016 Benno A. Zuiddam | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 July 2015 | Published: 19 May 2016


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Abstract

Revelation and experience, a reformed-confessional approach to 2 Peter 1:16–21. The experience of divine revelation is of crucial importance to the author of 2 Peter and in the age of the Reformation this notion was reflected in the way Guido de Brès used this epistle in the Belgic Confession. Both documents teach a divine authorship of Scripture with God as its responsible author and also that Scripture contains revelation of God that is accessible and authoritative for believers, even centuries after the lives of the prophets. In this process both documents recognise a dual interaction between holy Writ and the experience of the believer. The interaction with Scripture inspires trust in God and the work of the Spirit in the believer’s life inspires trust in holy Writ as God’s authoritative revelation.


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