'n Christelike antropologie en didaktiek. / Christiaan Jacobus Coetzee
Coetzee, Christiaan Jacobus
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God created man in His own image and therefore as His co-worker. He is under obligation to create culture in accordance with God's law to which the entire reality is subjected. Being free of sin man's heart, and thereby his complete existence, was religiously directed to service to and glorification of God. But then man wanted to be more than an image, he wanted to be God Himself. As a result of his falling into sin his heart has fallen away from God and only by redemption in Christ can the harmony be restored. The image of God in him has however not been destroyed so that his divine calling to perform his cultural assignment has never ever stopped. This fact makes education possible. Educational didactics, which major aim is the supplying of knowledge, plays an important part in the orientation of the heart or ego which on its turn finds expression in the totality of man's temporal modal functions. As a result of his religion man has to choose an Origin – either for or against God. But to fulfil his Christian calling, in his personal life and as a member of society, he has no other choice than the acception of divine guidance as his personal credo. Only in obedience to Gods laws Christian culture can be created. But because his act-life functions intentionally, man personally stays responsible for his way of living. Like every creature every human being possesses an individual and temporal structure so that educational didactics should provide for the individual and differential education to the modal functions gradually from the less to the most complicated - faith. Through educational didactics man should be led to perform his real mission - to be creator to the glory of God.
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