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Oop of geslote Nagmaalsviering? ’n Vraag aan die Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika

J. H. Koekemoer
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 48, No 3/4 | a2447 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v48i3/4.2447 | © 1992 J. H. Koekemoer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 January 1992 | Published: 10 January 1992

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J. H. Koekemoer, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Open or closed Communion? A question addressed to the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika
This article focuses on the open invitation to partake in the Lord’s Supper, according to the prescription of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk. Fundamentally, Holy Communion is not there for the individual. It is given to the community. Neither is the Lord’s Supper the place to practise church discipline; it is the place where the liberating presence of the crucified Lord is celebrated. For this reason, proper preaching must lead to the Lord’s Supper, and not away from it. The conclusion is that the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk should take the question of an open invitation to the Lord’s Supper seriously.


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