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Romeine 1:18-25 binne die openbaringshistoriese raamwerk van die Skrifgetuienis aangaande God se openbaring

G.J.C. Jordaan
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 37, No 4 | a486 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v37i4.486 | © 2003 G.J.C. Jordaan | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 August 2003 | Published: 02 August 2003

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G.J.C. Jordaan, Skool vir Bybelwetenskappe en Bybeltale, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, South Africa

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Abstract

Romans 1:18-25 within the revelational-historical framework of Scriptural evidence about God’s revelation

In this article the central issue investigated is whether – since the time of creation – man has been able to know God sufficiently in order to receive His saving faith. For this purpose a revelationalhistorical study of Romans 1:18-25 is undertaken in an attempt to contribute to this debate. Central themes from Romans 1:18-25 are also analysed and related to passages with a similar content elsewhere in Romans and also throughout the entire Bible. In this process not only the immediate context of each passage is taken into account, but also its place and meaning within the growing line of God’s revelation in Scripture. The conclusion arrived at is that God’s revelation in creation as such is sufficient to bring man to a saving faith. However, man’s perception and understanding are so corrupted by sin that it is impossible for any human being to receive saving faith only by perceiving and interpreting God’s revelation in creation. Therefore God has given His revelation in Scripture to bring mankind to saving faith.

Keywords

Faith And Revelation; General And Specific Revelation; Gods Revelation In Creation; Romans 1 18-25

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