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Die kerk en geregtigheid in die Matteusevangelie

F. P. Viljoen
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 43, No 3 | a241 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v43i3.241 | © 2009 F. P. Viljoen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 July 2009 | Published: 26 July 2009

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F. P. Viljoen, Skool vir Bybelwetenskappe & Antieke Tale , Noordwes-Universiteit, Potchefstroomkampus, South Africa

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Abstract

The church and righteousness in the Matthean gospel
In his academic and ecclesiastical work Prof. A. le R. du Plooy constantly urged that church polity should be executed in such a manner that the church is built intensively and extensively. As a tribute to this respected colleague I examine the teaching in Matthew’s Gospel (frequently called the ecclesiastical Gospel) on the nature and functioning of the church and how it should execute righteousness. I indicate how Du Plooy’s approach to church polity complies with the first Gospel’s teaching on the church and righteousness. I argue that a better understanding of Matthew’s teaching will enrich the current church in its practice of righteousness.

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Church; Church Polity; Matthew; Righteousness

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