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Vreemdeling in jou eie land? Teologiese riglyne vanuit 1 Petrus, met ’n juridiese begronding

J. J. (Fika) Janse van Rensburg, Gerrit J. Pienaar
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 39, No 1 | a373 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v39i1.373 | © 2005 J. J. (Fika) Janse van Rensburg, Gerrit J. Pienaar | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 July 2005 | Published: 30 July 2005

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J. J. (Fika) Janse van Rensburg, Skool vir Bybelwetenskappe en Bybeltale, Potchefstroomkampus, Noordwes-Universiteit, South Africa
Gerrit J. Pienaar, Fakulteit Regte, Potchefstroomkampus, Noordwes-Universiteit, South Africa

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Abstract

Stranger in one’s own country? Theological guidelines from 1 Peter with a juridical foundation
Some South Africans, more specifically Afrikaans-speaking citizens, experience their present position as that of being foreigners in their own country. Many of the privileges they had enjoyed in the past do not exist anymore. Moreover, it seems as if Afrikaners continuously lose other privileges too. In this article an attempt is made to apply the motif of alienation in 1 Peter to the mentioned situation as well as to highlight relevant stipulations in the South African constitution. The aim with this point of departure is to equip preachers and pastors with a biblically-valid perspective on the problem experienced. Such a perspective can contribute to a more positive attitude among Afrikaner Christians experiencing this kind of alienation and thus urge them to answer to their calling in a spirit of hopefulness.

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Calling Alienienation Afrikaner Christians; Constitutional Rights Equity Freedom Of Association

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