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In die Skriflig

On-line version ISSN 2305-0853
Print version ISSN 1018-6441

In Skriflig (Online) vol.43 n.3 Pretoria Jan. 2009




Die kerk en geregtigheid in die Matteusevangelie


The church and righteousness in the Matthean gospel



F.P. Viljoen

Skool vir Bybelwetenskappe & Antieke Tale, Noordwes-Universiteit. Potchefstroomkampus. Potchefstroom. E-pos:




In sy akademiese en kerklike werk het prof. A. le R. du Plooy deurgaans daarop aangedring dat kerkreg beoefen moet word op so 'n manier dat die kerk intensief en ekstensief opgebou word. As huldeblyk aan hierdie gerespekteerde kollega ondersoek ek die onderrig van die Matteusevangelie (dikwels die ekklesiastiese Evangelie genoem) oor die aard en funksie van die kerk en hoe geregtigheid moet geskied. Ek toon aan hoedat Du Plooy se benadering tot kerkreg by die eerste Evangelie se onderrig van kerk en geregtigheid aansluit. Ek voer aan dat 'n beter begrip vir Matteus se onderrig die kerk in haar uitoefening van reg sal verryk.


In his academic and ecclesiastical work Prof. A. le R. du Plooy constantly urged that church polity should be executed in such a manner that the church is built intensively and extensively. As a tribute to this respected colleague I examine the teaching in Matthew's Gospel (frequently called the ecclesiastical Gospel) on the nature and functioning of the church and how it should execute righteousness. I indicate how Du Plooy's approach to church polity complies with the first Gospel's teaching on the church and righteousness. I argue that a better understanding of Matthew's teaching will enrich the current church in its practice of righteousness.



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