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Challenges of the Church Today and How to Overcome Them

  Clearly, the challenges of the postmodern era are getting bigger and bigger before our eyes. Is there a place for a biblical view of the postmodern age? Do we share their beliefs and values ​​by responding to logical responses to the challenges of today's church and how to overcome them? Broadly speaking, there are 3 most critical challenges that Adventist Christian youth must face are as follows:      External challenges The existence of the postmodern era in a new era that gave rise to a new morality with personal standards, such as LGBT, homosexuals and polygamy. This personal standard has become the new religion replacing Christianity. This is contrary to God's design in the creation of Man (Genesis 2:18). Issues of religious radicalism, such as propaganda, terrorism and various movements carried out by a group of people who have the heart to act extreme. This seems to corner every church. Not only that, this also raises symptoms of religious intolerance and fanaticism as

History of the Sabbath Until Today

We must have heard a lot about the Sabbath. In this article, I will try to explain the history of the Sabbath, and why many Christians observe the Sabbath on Sunday. The Sabbath is the seventh day of the week, which is Saturday. The Sabbath is the only day mentioned in the Bible as a day of worship and rest. Most Christian churches worship on Sunday, the first day of the week. Gradually, the first day of the week (now called Sunday) grew in prominence as an additional day, but it was eventually appointed to replace the Sabbath by the civil and religious authorities. The first legal code to legalize this was the Law of Constantine of 321 AD. For the next several centuries, there were still people who observed the Sabbath in secret. The Development of the Established Sabbath in the Old Testament The seventh-day Sabbath has a lot of history in the entire period of human history that the Bible summarizes. In Genesis 2:1-3 it is stated that God finished his work in forming the earth and all

Life in Heaven According to Christianity in Bible Teaching

   Have you ever imagined how the Kingdom of Heaven will be? Or maybe you are satisfied with the assurance of salvation and eternal life? Well, for those of you who are curious, I will outline what life in heaven is like. Each religion may have its own picture of heaven. For example, Judaism, their teachings explain that in heaven humans can find peace, so that they are more able to feel the presence of the father than on earth. While Hinduism says that heaven is a temporary stop, before humans are reborn on earth or reach Nirvana, a place more beautiful than heaven. Islam describes heaven as a very beautiful place, where rivers flow, white light shines and smells sweet, and there are beautiful wives. And atheists, people who don't believe in God, think that heaven is just bullshit. Then, how is life in heaven according to Christianity? Since we believe that the Bible is the only source of Father's truth, we will use the Bible as a basis for knowing how life in heaven is like.

The Purpose of the Lord's Supper in the Christian Life

  The Holy Communion or what is commonly called the sacrament of the Eucharist by Catholics is a sacrament that is a direct command of Jesus. Both Catholics and Protestants observe the holy communion as an important sacrament because it is the pinnacle of faith in the Christian life. In the Catholic tradition, the Eucharist is performed weekly. Whereas in the Protestant stream, the holy communion is performed only on big days. For example, at the beginning of the month or the end of the month. And those who can enjoy the holy communion are those who have performed the sacrament of baptism. The basis for the administration of the sacrament of Holy Communion is found in the Bible, namely in 1 Corinthians 11: 24-25. In that verse Jesus said, "Do this in remembrance of Me. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me!" From this verse we can conclude that Jesus' request was not only addressed to His disciples at that time, but also to His followers in the future.

The Purpose of the Sacrament of Marriage in Catholic Life

  In Catholic teaching, marriage is a sacrament, which is a sign of God's love for humans. The sacrament of marriage in the Catholic church means an agreement between a man and a woman to form a life together. This sacrament is a blessing ceremony for couples who have both been baptized, and will be completed with intercourse. Since then they have become one flesh and cannot be separated. The Bible itself says in Genesis 2:20. The relationship between husband and wife is also described as an inseparable bond of love between Christ and those who believe in Him. So often the church is reluctant to perform the sacrament of marriage for those who have previously been married. However, in the Old Testament there are many practices that are not in accordance with the will of the father in terms of marriage, namely polygamy. This is due to human weakness and is not part of the Father's plan. In the new covenant the Lord Jesus said, because of the hardness of the hearts of the Israelit

The True Way of Fasting Protestant Christians

  Fasting is an important activity to further build spiritually and also helps in daily life, but there are some important things that must be paid more attention to when fasting. The focus of fasting on Christians lies not only in their routine, but also in their approach to God. The following are some of the true ways of fasting in the most correct Christians as your guide. For starters, determine the initial reason for your fasting, whether to add to the experience from a spiritual perspective, for guidance, to get healing, to solve a problem or to get answers in problems that are being experienced. Ask for help from the Holy Spirit to clarify all your problems and also His purpose so that you can pray more specifically and your request can be stated clearly. Fasting in Christians means humbling ourselves before God and allowing the Holy Spirit to move our hearts, awaken the church and restore our country and this is the main focus when you fast. Types of Christian Fasting There are