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A call for the restoration of orthodoxy in South African Christian theology

B. Engelbrecht
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 47, No 1 | a2364 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v47i1.2364 | © 1991 B. Engelbrecht | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 January 1991 | Published: 09 January 1991

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B. Engelbrecht, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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Liberation theology can only be understood as a pseudo-theology inspired by the spirit of Marx. It is not a bona fide or leg itimate theology, but the polar opposite thereof. Its destructive aims mirror those of Marxism, which can only be understood if the demonic spirit of Marx is seen as its real origin. The Kairos Document and the Road to Damascus replaced the biblical God with the anti-god of Marx, the deified proletariat and the deified revolution. The article calls for a reconversion to God who revealed himself in Jesus Christ of Scriptures. Orthodox theology is truly ‘thisworldly’ theology, since it offers real hope and salvation. The Marxist gospel can only offer a utopia, a ‘no-place’. It is self-alienating, world-aUenating and God-alienating.


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