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Skuldbelydenis in teologiese perspektief

J.H. van Wyk
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 33, No 2 | a624 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v33i2.624 | © 1999 J.H. van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 August 1999 | Published: 17 August 1999

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J.H. van Wyk, Skool vir Kerkwetenskappe, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, South Africa

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Abstract

Confession of guilt in theological perspective

For more than four decades (1948-1994) South African society was ravaged by a political dispensation of apartheid. This unjust system of legalised discrimination was widely typified as a sinful ideology and the Biblical justification of it as a heresy. It could be expected that the question would arise whether Christians, churches, politicians, government and other socio-economic institutions which supported and implemented apartheid should openly confess their sins of participation and/or negligence in this regard. The author argues that a confession of guilt in the South African context can be substantiated from a Biblical perspective, from church history and from the Reformed confessions. Confessions of guilt are an essential and indispensable part of Christian doctrine and Christian life.

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