Original Research - Special Collection: Ignatius van Wyk Dedication

Die relevansie van kerkreg met besondere verwysing na die Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika

Barry J. van Wyk
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 74, No 4 | a5118 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v74i4.5118 | © 2018 Barry J. Van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 May 2018 | Published: 13 November 2018

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Barry J. van Wyk, Unit for Reformed Theology and the Development of the South African Society, Faculty of Theology, North West University, South Africa


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Abstract

This article believes church polity is critically important, especially in recent times where an appeal is quite easily made to the courts of the political dispensation. The article believes the scriptural viewpoint that Jesus Christ is head of the church plays a substantial role in the modern-day church, which should be kept in mind regardless. Reference is made to court cases in the past and the conclusion is that church polity is relevant because it is a scriptural necessity.

Keywords

Hoof van die kérk; Jesus Christus; Skriftuurlike kerkorde

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