NGK, noun

Forms:
Also N.G.K.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, initial letters of Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk ‘Dutch Reformed Church’.
Note:
In both senses also called Ned Geref Church (see Ned Geref), NG Kerk (see NG). See note at Dutch Reformed.
1. The Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk (Dutch Reformed Church), the oldest of the Calvinist churches; the white branch of this church. Also attributive.
1970 Cape Times 3 JuneNGK journal on ‘deviations’ in Holland.
1971 Drum June 56Drum pointed out that very recently, a non-White was asked to leave a NGK service in Johannesburg.
1973 A. Paton Apartheid & Archbishop 4The largest church was the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, the N.G.K., called commonly and erroneously the Dutch Reformed Church, there being two other smaller Dutch Reformed churches.
1978 Daily Dispatch 25 Jan. 5The viewpoint on racism expressed at a meeting between the moderature of the Coloured branch of the NGK and a top church delegation from Holland.
1980 Voice 29 Oct. 13Priests usually make the lousiest politicians, and those ous in the NGK can attest to that.
1986 Sunday Times 16 Mar. 2The Dutch Reformed family of 13 churches...These churches include the white NGK, the NGK Church of Africa and the Dutch Reformed Mission Church.
1990 Style July 79The NGK establishment had considered his poem, a send-up of the Lord’s Prayer, to be offensive and had filed a criminal charge.
1994 C. Barron in Style 10 Apr. 11Liquor licenses for the adjacent restaurant have been turned down because the NGK regarded the monument as ‘a sacred shrine where God is thanked each year for the maintenance of white civilisation’.
2. In the phrases NGK in Afrika, NGK in Africa: the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in Afrika (Dutch Reformed Church in Africa), the black branch of this church. See also Sendingkerk.
1986 [see sense 1].
1988 C. Le Grange in Star 25 May 5MThe Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk (NGK) is bound to face opposition from its sister black and coloured churches, the NGK in Afrika (NGKA) and the NG Sendingkerk (NGSK).
1989 D. Van Heerden in Sunday Times 5 Mar. 4The main actors..would obviously be the NGK (white), NGK in Africa (black) and NG Sendingkerk (coloured).
The Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk (Dutch Reformed Church), the oldest of the Calvinist churches; the white branch of this church. Also attributive.
the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in Afrika (Dutch Reformed Church in Africa), the black branch of this church.
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