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Die betekenis van charisma en amp vir die kerkregering

A. le R. Dries du Plooy
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 39, No 3 | a402 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v39i3.402 | © 2005 A. le R. Dries du Plooy | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 31 July 2005 | Published: 31 July 2005

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A. le R. Dries du Plooy, Skool vir Kerkwetenskappe, Potchefstroomkampus, Noordwes-Universiteit, South Africa

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Abstract

The significance of charisma and office for church polity
This article focuses on Biblical concepts such as “charisma” and “office” and their importance and significance for the pure government of the church. We look at the concepts of “charisma” (gift) and “office” and proceed to describe the relationship between the two. From Scripture it becomes evident that there should be no tension between the charismata and the offices. In fact, the offices in the church are part of the charismata God has given to the church together with the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is argued that everyone who has been called to serve in an office needs to be blessed with the necessary gifts or charismata, so as to contribute to the equipment and building up of the church. Effective church polity depends on a true and solid understanding of these concepts.

Keywords

Charisma Gifts Spiritual Gifts; Church Polity Church Order Government Of The Church; Gifts Charismata; Office Function Task; Service Office Function

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