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Geloofsverryking te midde van moreel-etiese verwarring in die lig van die kenmotief in 2 Petrus 1:5-7

D.G. Breed, G.J.C. Jordaan
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 34, No 3 | a605 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v34i3.605 | © 1970 D.G. Breed, G.J.C. Jordaan | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 August 2000 | Published:

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D.G. Breed, Skool vir Bybelwetenskappe & Bybeltale, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, South Africa
G.J.C. Jordaan, Skool vir Bybelwetenskappe & Bybeltale, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, South Africa

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Abstract

Spiritual enrichment of Christians in the midst of moral-ethical confusion in the present South Africa: the significance of the motif of knowing in 2 Peter 1:5-7

In this article, which deals with the significance of the motif of knowing in 2 Peter 1:5-7 for the present South African context, attention is paid to verses 5-7. This article attempts to indicate that Peter’s encouragement of his readers to enrich their belief has special significance for believers in South Africa. Believers should understand that accepted religious beliefs are only a basic virtue. To this virtue they have to add, together with other virtues, the faculty of comprehension. In South Africa, opposing statements are currently often made about what Scripture teaches concerning moral issues. Believers having this ability of comprehension will be able to judge these statements and arrive at a Biblically-oriented conclusion.

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2 Peter; Faculty Of Comprehension; Faith; Knowledge; Moral Ethical Confusion; Virtues

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