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Openbaring en ervaring, ’n reformatories-konfessionele benadering van 2 Petrus 1:16–21

Benno A. Zuiddam

In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi; Vol 50, No 2 (2016), 7 pages. doi: 10.4102/ids.v50i2.2010

Submitted: 14 July 2015
Published:  19 May 2016


Revelation and experience, a reformed-confessional approach to 2 Peter 1:16–21. The experience of divine revelation is of crucial importance to the author of 2 Peter and in the age of the Reformation this notion was reflected in the way Guido de Brès used this epistle in the Belgic Confession. Both documents teach a divine authorship of Scripture with God as its responsible author and also that Scripture contains revelation of God that is accessible and authoritative for believers, even centuries after the lives of the prophets. In this process both documents recognise a dual interaction between holy Writ and the experience of the believer. The interaction with Scripture inspires trust in God and the work of the Spirit in the believer’s life inspires trust in holy Writ as God’s authoritative revelation.

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Benno A. Zuiddam, Faculty of Theology, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa



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