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Opgedateer: 3 Februarie 2023




Kerkisme teenoor Christenskap

Is jou kerk deel van die liggaam van Christus of is dit net deel van n klub of organiasies wat sy eie godsdienstige kultuur, tradisies en wreldse idees uitdra? Daar is n groot verskil tussen sogenaamde kerke en die werklike gemeente en die Bruid van Christus wat onder die gesag van die Here God staan.

Hier word 'n aantal vergelykings gemaak om die leser te help onderskei tussen godsdienstige kerke en die Kerk van die Here.

1. Kerkisme: Die kerk is n gebou en organisasie

1. Christenskap: Die kerk is die liggaam van Christus, met wedergebore Christene as die lede

Ephesians 5:30 ― Geneva Bible 1599
30   For we are members of His bodie, of His flesh, and of His bones.
1 Corinthians 12:13-27 ― Geneva Bible 1599
13   For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we bee Iewes, or Grecians, whether we be bonde, or free, and haue bene all made to drinke into one Spirit.

14   For the body also is not one member, but many.

15   If the foote would say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body, is it therefore not of the body?

16   And if the eare would say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body, is it therefore not of the body?

17   If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smellling?

18   But nowe hath God disposed the members euery one of them in the bodie at His owne pleasure.

19   For if they were all one member, where were the body?

20   But now are there many members, yet but one body.

21   And the eye cannot say vnto the hand, I haue no neede of thee: nor the head againe to the feete, I haue no neede of you.

22   Yea, much rather those members of the body, which seeme to be more feeble, are necessarie.

23   And vpon those members of the body, which wee thinke most vnhonest, put wee more honestie on: and our vncomely parts haue more comelinesse on.

24   For our comely partes neede it not: but God hath tempered the body together, and hath giuen the more honour to that part which lacked,

25   Lest there should be any diuision in the body: but that the members shoulde haue the same care one for another.

26   Therefore if one member suffer, all suffer with it: if one member be had in honour, all the members reioyce with it.

27   Now ye are the body of Christ, and members for your part.

2. Kerkisme: Die identiteit l in n die denominasie van die kerk

  2. Christenskap: Vir Christene is hul identiteit in Christus


1 John 3:1-3 ― Geneva Bible 1599
1   Behold, what loue the Father hath giuen to vs, that we should be called the sonnes of God: for this cause this world knoweth you not, because it knoweth not Him.
2   Dearely beloued, nowe are we the sonnes of God, but yet it is not made manifest what we shall be: and we know that when He shalbe made manifest, we shalbe like Him: for we shall see Him as He is.
3   And euery man that hath this hope in Him, purgeth himselfe, euen as He is pure.
Galatians 2:20 ― Geneva Bible 1599
20   I am crucified with Christ, but I liue, yet not I any more, but Christ liueth in me: and in that that I now liue in the flesh, I liue by the faith in the Sonne of God, who hath loued me, and giuen Him selfe for me.

3. Kerkisme: Het geloof in die kerk en sy leiers

3. Christenskap: Die Christen se geloof berus op Christus en
     Christus ALLEEN

Ephesians 2:8-9 ― Geneva Bible 1599
8   For by grace are ye saued through faith, and that not of your selues: it is the gift of God,

9   Not of workes, least any man should boast himselfe.

Romans 5:1-2 ― Geneva Bible 1599
1   Then being iustified by faith, we haue peace toward God through our Lord Iesus Christ.

2 By who also through faith, we haue had this accesse into this grace, wherein we stand, and reioyce vnder ye hope of the glory of God.

4. Kerkisme: Bied dikwels net hulp aan geregistreered lede van die kerk.

4. Christenskap: Bied hulp, goedere en diens aan wedergebore Christene


Matthew 25:31-46 ― Geneva Bible 1599
31   And when the Sonne of man commeth in His glory, and all the holy Angels with Him, then shall He sit vpon the throne of His glorie,

32   And before Him shalbe gathered all nations, and He shall seperate them one from another, as a shepheard separateth the sheepe from ye goates.

33   And He shall set the sheepe on His right hand, and the goates on the left.

34   Then shall ye King say to them on His right hand, Come ye blessed of My Father: take the inheritance of the kingdome prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

35   For I was an hungred, and ye gaue Me meate: I thirsted, and ye gaue Me drinke: I was a stranger, and ye tooke Me in vnto you.

36   I was naked, and ye clothed Me: I was sicke, and ye visited Me: I was in prison, and ye came vnto Me.

37   Then shall the righteous answere Him, saying, Lord, when sawe we Thee an hungred, and fed Thee? or a thirst, and gaue Thee drinke?

38   And when sawe we Thee a stranger, and tooke Thee in vnto vs? or naked, and clothed thee?

39   Or when sawe we Thee sicke, or in prison, and came vnto Thee?

40   And the King shall answere, and say vnto them, Verely I say vnto you, in as much as ye haue done it vnto one of the least of these My brethre, ye haue done it to Me.

41   Then shall He say vnto them on ye left hand, Depart from Me ye cursed, into euerlasting fire, which is prepared for the deuill and his angels.

42  For I was an hungred, and ye gaue Me no meate: I thirsted, and ye gaue Me no drinke:

43   I was a stranger, and ye tooke Me not in vnto you: I was naked, and ye clothed Me not: sicke, and in prison, and ye visited Me not.

44 Then shall they also answere Him, saying, Lord, when sawe we Thee an hungred, or a thirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sicke, or in prison, and did not minister vnto Thee?

45   Then shall He answere them, and say, Verely I say vnto you, in as much as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to Me.

46   And these shall goe into euerlasting paine, and the righteous into life eternall.

Acts 2:44-46 ― Geneva Bible 1599
44   And all that beleeued, were in one place, and had all things common.

45   And they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as euery one had need.

46   And they continued dayly with one accord in the Temple, and breaking bread at home, did eate their meate together with gladnesse and singlenesse of heart,

5. Kerkisme: Evangelisasie word aangebied deur uitnodiging van verlorenes na die kerk

5. Christenskap: Evangelisasie deur die uitdra van die Boodskap aan verlorenes, waar hulle ook al mag wees.


Mark 16:15-16 ― Geneva Bible 1599
15   And He saide vnto them, Goe ye into all the worlde, and preach the Gospel to euery creature.

16   He that shall beleeue and be baptized, shalbe saued: but he that will not beleeue, shalbe damned.

1 Corinthians 15:1 ― Geneva Bible 1599
1   Moreouer brethren, I declare vnto you the Gospel, which I preached vnto you, which ye haue also receiued, and wherein ye continue,
6. Kerkisme: Offerhande van 10% van die inkomste van die lede

6. Christenskap: Gee met vreugde dankoffers


2 Corinthians 9:6-8 ― Geneva Bible 1599
6   This yet remember, that he which soweth sparingly, shall reape also sparingly, and hee that soweth liberally, shall reape also liberally.

7   As euery man wisheth in his heart, so let him giue, not grudgingly, or of necessitie: for God loueth a cheerefull giuer.

8   And God is able to make all grace to abound towarde you, that yee alwayes hauing all sufficiencie in all thinges, may abounde in euery good worke,

7. Kerkisme: Gereelde kerkbesoek word gesien as n teken van geestelike groei

7. Christenskap: Ware Christene bestudeer die Bybel en dra die vrugte van die Heilige Gees as teken van geestelike groei.


2 Timothy 2:15 ― Geneva Bible 1599
15   Studie to shewe thy selfe approued vnto God, a workeman that needeth not to be ashamed, diuiding the worde of trueth aright.
Galatians 5:19-23 ― Geneva Bible 1599
19   Moreouer the workes of the flesh are manifest, which are adulterie, fornication, vncleannes, wantonnes,

20   Idolatrie, witchcraft, hatred, debate, emulations, wrath, contentions, seditions, heresies,

21   Enuie, murthers, drunkennesse, gluttonie, and such like, whereof I tell you before, as I also haue tolde you before, that they which doe such things, shall not inherite the kingdome of God.

22   But the fruite of the Spirit is loue, ioye, peace, long suffering, gentlenes, goodnes, fayth,

23   Meekenesse, temperancie: against such there is no lawe.

8. Kerkisme: Hou dienste ten minste een keer per week

8. Christenskap: Aanbid in die Gees en Waarheid


John 4:24 ― Geneva Bible 1599
24   God is a Spirite, and they that worship Him, must worship Him in spirit and trueth.
9. Kerkisme: Onderdanigheid en aanspreeklikheid aan mense soos leiers van die kerkorganisasie.

9. Christenskap: Onderdanigheid en aanspreeklikheid aan God


James 5:7 ― Geneva Bible 1599
7   Be patient therefore, brethren, vnto the comming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman wayteth for the precious fruite of the earth, and hath long patience for it, vntill he receiue the former, and the latter rayne.
Colossians 3:17 ― Geneva Bible 1599
17   And whatsoeuer ye shall doe, in worde or deede, doe all in the Name of the Lord Iesus, giuing thankes to God euen the Father by Him.
Ecclesiastes 12:14 ― Geneva Bible 1599
14   For God will bring euery worke vnto iudgement, with euery secret thing, whether it be good or euill.
10. Kerkisme: Godsdienstige rels en regulasies

10. Christenskap: Vryheid in Christus


Galatians 5:1 ― Geneva Bible 1599
1   Stand fast therefore in the libertie wherewith Christ hath made vs free, and be not intangled againe with the yoke of bondage.
2 Corinthians 3:17-18 ― Geneva Bible 1599
17   Nowe the Lord is the Spirite, and where the Spirite of the Lord is, there is libertie.

18 But we al behold as in a mirrour the glory of the Lord with open face, and are changed into the same image, from glorie to glorie, as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Romans 8:1-6 ― Geneva Bible 1599
1   Now then there is no condemnation to them that are in Christ Iesus, which walke not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

2   For the Lawe of the Spirite of life, which is in Christ Iesus, hath freed mee from the lawe of sinne and of death.

3   For (that that was impossible to ye Lawe, in as much as it was weake, because of ye flesh) God sending His owne Sonne, in ye similitude of sinful flesh, and for sinne, condened sinne in the flesh,

4   That that righteousnes of the Law might be fulfilled in vs, which walke not after ye flesh, but after the Spirit.

5   For they that are after the flesh, sauour the things of the flesh: but they that are after the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

6   For the wisedome of the flesh is death: but the wisedome of the Spirit is life and peace,

1 Corinthians 7:20-23 ― Geneva Bible 1599
20   Let euery man abide in the same vocation wherein he was called.

21   Art thou called being a seruant? care not for it: but if yet thou maiest be free, vse it rather.

22   For he that is called in the Lord, being. a seruant, is the Lords freeman: likewise also he that is called being free, is Christes seruant.

23   Yee are bought with a price: be not the seruants of men.

11. Kerkisme: Maak staat op preke, kerkleer, kerkleiers, dogmas en rituele.

11. Christenskap: Maak staat op die Bybel deur die leiding van die Heilige Gees


2 Timothy 3:16-17 ― Geneva Bible 1599
16   For the whole Scripture is giuen by inspiration of God, and is profitable to teache, to conuince, to correct, and to instruct in righteousnesse,

17   That the man of God may be absolute, being made perfect vnto all good workes.

12. Kerkisme: Brandmerk nie-kerkgaande Christene as afvalliges

12. Christenskap: Ware Christene verlaat die afvallige en ontroue "kerk".


Revelation 3:14-19 ― Geneva Bible 1599
14   And vnto the Angell of the Church of the Laodiceans write, These things saieth Amen, the faithfull and true witnesse, that beginning of the creatures of God.

15   I knowe thy woorkes, that thou art neither colde nor hote: I woulde thou werest colde or hote.

16   Therefore, because thou art luke warme, and neither colde nor hote, it will come to passe, that I shall spewe thee out of My mouth.

17   For thou saiest, I am rich and increased with goods, and haue neede of nothing, and knowest not howe thou art wretched and miserable, and poore, and blinde, and naked.

18   I counsell thee to bye of Me gold tried by the fire, that thou maiest bee made rich: and white raiment, that thou maiest be clothed, and that thy filthie nakednesse doe not appeare: and anoynt thine eyes with eye salue, that thou maiest see.

19   As many as I loue, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore and amend.

Matthew 7:22-24 ― Geneva Bible 1599
22   Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, haue we not by Thy Name prophecied? and by Thy name cast out deuils? and by Thy name done many great workes?

23   And then will I professe to them, I neuer knewe you: depart from Me, ye that worke iniquitie.

24   Whosoeuer then heareth of Mee these words, and doeth the same, I will liken Him to a wise man, which hath builded his house on a rock:

13. Kerkisme: Gemeenskap word bepaal deur gereelde kerkbywoning.

13. Christenskap: Gemeenskap word gedefinieer deur waar 2 of 3 in Sy Naam byeenkom, ondanks watter dag of plek.


Matthew 18:19-20 ― Geneva Bible 1599
19   Againe, verely I say vnto you, that if two of you shall agree in earth vpon any thing, whatsoeuer they shall desire, it shall be giuen them of My Father which is in heauen.

20   For where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there am I in the mids of them.

Acts 2:46 ― Geneva Bible 1599
46 And they continued dayly with one accord in the Temple, and breaking bread at home, did eate their meate together with gladnesse and singlenesse of heart.
14. Kerkisme: Ontmoedig die bevraagteken van leiers, leerstellings, leefstyl en integriteit

14. Christenskap: Toets alle leerstellings met die Bybel


1 John 4:1-3 ― Geneva Bible 1599
1   Dearely beloued, beleeue not euery spirit, but trie the spirits whether they are of God: for many false prophets are gone out into this worlde.

2   Hereby shall ye know the Spirit of God, Euery spirit which confesseth that Iesus Christ is come in the flesh, is of God.

3   And euery spirit that confesseth not that Iesus Christ is come in the flesh, is not of God: but this is the spirit of Antichrist, of whome ye haue heard, how that he should come, and nowe already he is in this world.

Acts 17:11 ― Geneva Bible 1599
11   These were also more noble men then they which were at Thessalonica, which receiued the woorde with all readinesse, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
15. Kerkisme: Die gesag van sondige en feilbare mense oor die gesag van Christus

15. Christenskap: Erken alleen maat die volle gesag van Christus oor mense


Romans 13:1 ― Geneva Bible 1599
1   Let euery soule be subiect vnto the higher powers: for there is no power but of God: and the powers that be, are ordeined of God.
Philippians 2:9-11 ― Geneva Bible 1599
9   Wherefore God hath also highly exalted Him, and giuen Him a Name aboue euery name,

10   That at the Name of Iesus shoulde euery knee bowe, both of things in heauen, and things in earth, and things vnder the earth,

11   And that euery tongue shoulde confesse that Iesus Christ is the Lord, vnto the glory of God the Father.

16. Kerkisme:  Daar is geen redding buite die bepaalde kerkorganisasie nie

16. Christenskap: Geen redding buite Jesus, Christus


Acts 4:8-12 ― Geneva Bible 1599
8   Then Peter ful of the holy Ghost, said vnto them, Ye rulers of the people, and Elders of Israel,

9   For as much as we this day are examined of the good deede done to the impotent man, to wit, by what meanes he is made whole,

10   Be it knowen vnto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye haue crucified, whome God raised againe from the dead, euen by Him doth this man stand here before you, whole.

11   This is the Stone cast aside of you builders which is become the head of the corner.

12   Neither is there saluation in any other: for among men there is giuen none other Name vnder heauen, whereby we must be saued.




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