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Die kerk

J. P. Oberholzer
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 51, No 3 | a1441 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v51i3.1441 | © 1995 J. P. Oberholzer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 December 1995 | Published: 12 December 1995

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J. P. Oberholzer, Universiteit van Pretoria Emeritus-professor, South Africa

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The church. This survey of biblical material on the church proceeds from the view-point that the identity of the church of God can be treated only as an existential question, asking 'who is the church?' and 'who am I?' at the same time. The article shows that, of the various images used in the New Testament to describe the church, virtually every one forms the basis of a call to a holy and dedicated life. At the same time these images, with the exception of the body image, unite the churches of the Old and New Testament in such a way that the church of Christ is shown to be heir and new creation at the same time. Two prominent features appear: the call to a holy life and acceptance of the universality of the church, emanating from the will and being of the Lord himself, and guided by his Holy Spirit.


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