Original Research

Die persoonlike geloofsdaad van die Nagmaalsgebruiker

B. J. de Klerk
Koers - Bulletin for Christian Scholarship/Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap | Vol 55, No 1-4 | a965 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koers.v55i1-4.965 | © 1990 B. J. de Klerk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 February 1990 | Published: 01 February 1990

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B. J. de Klerk, Departement Diakoniologie, PU vir CHO, South Africa

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Abstract

The act of personal faith of the Communicant

The aim of this article is to determine the nature of the communicant’s act of faith in the Three Formulae of Unity. The main theses are:

  • Holy communion is only instituted for the reborn to nourish their spiritual and heavenly life.
  • The only food that can strengthen the new life is the exalted, living Christ, also in accordance with his human nature.
  • The most important act which occurs during Holy Communion is Christ’s act of giving Himself. In fact the reborn partakes of the true Christ with the Holy Spirit and is thus nourished.
  • Because Christ is in heaven, the communicant must raise his heart towards heaven to partake of Christ and to make Him his own.

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