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The implementation of both solas is therefore not simple, but still determining in some of the provisions of the church orders. Like article 36 of the DCO, article 36 of the RCSA CO stipulates that the ‘ seggenskap ‘ voice of the classis over the church council is similar to that of the synod over the classis.

The Biblical sola scriptura is directed by the Holy Spirit on man’s sola fide and plays the key role in the church service. A problem with traces of the Reformation in the DRC CO is that successive General Synods, which can alter the Church Order, do not address institutue in a unanimous and consciously reformational or Dordt-orientated way.

Five hundred years on: Calvinisme Dogmatiek Geschrift in de protestantse kerken.

Piet Strauss straussp ufs. Articles 53 and 54 address the endorsing and signing of the Three Formularies by ministers, professors, elders and deacons Kruger et al. This principle is also interwoven in the composition of its classes and synods, of its major assemblies.

He thus operates with sola scriptura, sola gratia, sola fide and solus Christus.

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calvijj It is clear from the following sentence that this foundation includes the ‘ leer begrepen in ‘ [doctrine included] in the Three Formularies Dordt. In this instance, it is explicitly about the structural equivalence of the church offices and congregations or churches Visser The DCO’s emphasis on the fundamental equality of services offices and congregations and its provisions for the official nature of public worship and communion-service are an attempt to allow the Word alone to govern – sola scriptura.


Reformation requires continuous development in change and not the leaps of revolutionary change of transformation. Emden amended this agreement to a signing of the Formularies Strauss The same tendency is observed between the meetings of the church.

This needs to be done because the sacraments are visible preaching of the Word and the formulary, with its focus on and loyalty to the Word, places the signs of the covenant of water, bread and wine into a new context – a context which has to be scriptural too.

The relation election-proclamation-faith, which distinguishes between the believers the church and the non-believers, is also evident from the DCO’s arrangements for communion.

The National Synod of Dordrecht decided on two issues for churches in the Dutch Reformed tradition: The procedure or order is not spelled out in the case of differences of decisions. Words such as ‘ erfenis ‘ [legacy], ‘ kernmotiewe ‘ [key motives] and ‘ kernsake ‘ [key issues] describe constants that must, in all situations, yield a reformational identity.

Secondly, the DCO neglects to decide who will make these decisions on Scripture in the church. This is also not about the number of believers that determine numbers in the church, but adult, confessing voters. They create the impression, for example, that Calvin knew everything and that new concepts and developments are unnecessary.

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Calvin elaborates on Augustine when he states predestination and reprobation: In a DRC that is presently subjected to inner division on matters such as homosexuality, imstitutie in the DRC family and experimenting members and officers, this matter demands reformation.


The inclusion of the ecumenical confessions of faith indicates the Insttitutie wish not to have a sectarian break with the general Catholic Church, but to identify itself, beyond the dark Middle Ages, with the holy general Christian church heilige algemene Christelike kerk of the first five centuries. This aspect is briefly explained on the basis of the importance of the correlation election-proclamation-faith or sola gratia, sola scriptura and sola fide in each of the Three Formularies Strauss The reformational churches in South and southern Africa possess this treasure in clay pots, a treasure that influences all spheres of life in a convalescent and healing, as well as inspiring and securing manner.

It is a Reformation that reforms on the constants or solas of the Reformation and not on a qwasi-political transformation. That only believers can meaningfully go to communion depends, for the DCO, on a later distinction.

Xalvijn doing so he distinguishes four kinds of approaches to the legacy of the Reformation: In addition, the DRC is also a practising church – a characteristic of both the church of the Reformation and the Dordt tradition Jonker The reason why the three ecumenical confessions are not mentioned is that they are already quoted in article 9 of the CB while the Apostles’ Creed is addressed in the HC NGK According to him, the doctrine of the Holy Spirit forms the nature of Calvin’s entire theology.

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