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Die 'verleentheid' van die teoloog voor die teodiseeprobleem

I. W.C. van Wyk
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 44, No 2 | a2222 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v44i2.2222 | © 1988 I. W.C. van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 January 1988 | Published: 07 January 1988

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I. W.C. van Wyk,, South Africa

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Embarrassment of the theologian concerning the theodicy problem
Questions concerning human suffering need not be embarrassing to the theologian. The absence of God should not be a problem for the believing sufferer. God is never absent. His v/rath over sin is just another aspect of his presence in the world. The cross is the proof of this statement. God is also not an unjust God, His righteousness comes forth from his grace, not from the rev^rarding of deeds. God's grace can aslo only be known through the theology of the cross. Suffering cannot be led back to God's punishment of specific sins. Suffering is due to the original sin and therefore the communio peccatorum needs the communio sanctorum desperately.


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