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The Meaning of Jesus' Passion and Death in the Salvation of the World

  Death according to Christianity is not the end of everything but, there are some basic questions about what the passion of Jesus' death was like? Why did He have to suffer and die? Why was the crucifixion of Jesus so terrible? What can we take away from the death of Jesus? and how do we judge suffering? Such questions often come out of our mouths. Therefore, let us examine the meaning of the passion and death of Jesus: 1. Jesus' death was a consequence of the message about God's kingdom Jesus already gave an example of how to grow and bear fruit in Christ by preaching about the kingdom of God. Jesus' death cannot be separated from the history of His work and His life. Jesus has given us an example of what the goal of Christian life is. Jesus already took a risk with His sufferings and tribulations that He endured. Jesus also told His disciples that He would suffer and die on the cross. Jesus' task was to preach the kingdom of God which He did through His words and

History of the Sabbath from Creation to the Present

  We must have heard of the Sabbath many times. In this article, I will try to explain the history of the Sabbath, and why many Christians observe the Sabbath on Sundays. The Sabbath is the seventh day of the week, which is Saturday. The Sabbath is the only day that the Bible refers to as a day of worship and rest. Most Christian churches have worship activities on Sunday, the first day of the week. Many call Sunday "the Lord's Day"; some call Sundays "the Christian Sabbath." Gradually, the first day of the week (now called Sunday) gained prominence as an additional day, but was eventually established to replace the Sabbath by the civil and religious authorities. The first law code to legalize this is the Law of Constantine (Constantine) in 321 AD. Over the next several centuries, people continued to observe the Sabbath in secret. The Development of the Sabbath Day in the Old Testament The seventh-day Sabbath has a lot of history in the entire period of human hi

The Biblical Origin of Sin and the Christian Viewpoint of Faith

At the beginning of creation Lord created the heavens and the earth. Then Lord created everything until finally He created the first man, Adam and Eve as his companion to help protect and care for all of Lord's creations. Until in the end, Lord forbade His human creation to eat the forbidden fruit in the middle of the garden which in the end was also eaten by Adam and Eve because of the persuasion of the devil. This devil made sin exist. In the beginning angels had free will to determine and do what they wanted to do. The existence of an angel's rebellion against God made the angel turn into a devil. Just like angels, God the Father has gifted us with three abilities that make us different from the rest of God's creations. These abilities are free will, reason, and conscience. Free will is the ability we have to choose and decide to do something whether it is the right thing or the wrong thing. There is a function of baptism Before you read further about the origin of sin,

Terms of Christian Marriage

  At the time of human creation, God said: "It is not good if man is alone. I will make a helper for him, who is equal to him. " (Gen. 2:18). From the beginning, God did not create humans to live alone. Allah created humans to live in pairs. Therefore, marriage is a good thing for humans to do. Marriage is a relationship that is willed by God. In Christianity, marriage is something holy and glorious. Marriage is not just about conveying Christian marriage vows. In Ephesians 5:32, Paul says that the marriage relationship should be like Christ's relationship with the church. Marriage becomes a means for God to show His love for humans. Therefore, marriage must be a legal and confirmed relationship in Christ. Terms of Marriage according to Religion Although these are governed by Catholics, these rules are based on the Bible and so also apply to Protestants. The prospective groom has not reached the canonical age of 16 years and for the woman has not reached the age of 14. Th

Definition of the Reformative Church Diakonia and Koinonia Marturia

The church is not the building. This statement is familiar to us and is able to change our mindset about what the real church is. It is not a matter of legality so as to succeed in establishing a particular denomination that is still based on belief in Christ, but the church is about an association of people who already believe in Christ or a particular community anywhere who does His will and desire. So if we have a fellowship on campus or in a certain environment such as a house / boarding house, then that is also called a "church", although more often we call it a student fellowship / hallway / neighborhood association. The church will not be able to stand if there is no vision that is captured and carried out as a commandment from God. If there is a church that doesn't work on His vision, then it's not a church, it's just a building or just an obscure organization. God's vision is very clear for us, which is to go to make disciples of all nations (Matthew

Polygamy According to the Bible: Prohibition and Legal

  Polygamy according to the Bible is a familiar thing to our ears. If we look at the history that is already written in the Bible, there are not a few cases of polygamy in the Old Testament. One person we know by the nickname 'Father of believers' is one of them. He married Sara, Hagar, Ketura. Another person we know as "Israel" did that too. He married Zilpa, Rachel, Bilha, and Leah. A man who we know as "full of wisdom and wisdom" like King Solomon, he apparently had many wives and concubines. And there are many other biblical figures such as David, Lamech, Moses, and we can see that they are the kings or prophets. In other words, not a commoner and they did that. And if we explore deeper, there are many problems that occurred to this Bible character due to the polygamy case he committed. In Abraham's family which resulted in the sin of jealousy between Sarah and Hagar. Solomon's family made him commit spiritual adultery against God by worshiping

Understanding the Fear of God in the Bible

God is a King who deserves respect from us as humans. Indeed, it must be admitted that no matter how close we are to Him through prayer, we are still sinful humans. As for Him, He is very pure without the slightest sin. Therefore, if it is logical, we are not worthy to draw close to Him. He is holy while we are very dirty. This can be exemplified as a rotten egg which is forced to be cooked together with an egg that is in good condition. Based on reasoning with logic, of course this can damage the quality of the good eggs. Despite their numbers, the good eggs outnumbered the bad eggs. This of course can also be associated with humans as the image or face of God. In fact, this example can also be linked to our good deeds. Even though we have a million good deeds, deliberately or not, we commit one sin, we still have the status of sinners, even sinful. Therefore, it is fitting for us to keep our behavior before Allah. Behavior that is full of sin, in addition to making God cry can al

The Good Way to Pray the Rosary

 Many non-Catholics think that the Rosary is a prayer to Mary, but that is a big mistake. Mary is only as a prince of actual prayers Rosary prayers are prayers to the Lord Jesus. Many Catholics are reluctant to diligently pray the Rosary because they are lazy, busy and so on. But you need to know that the Rosary is the most heard prayer because of the frequent occurrence of miracles of life for those who have felt it. With our routine prayer the Rosary makes us never stop giving thanks and make requests to the One and Only God. All the prayers in the Rosary are converted into one prayer. The Rosary Prayer is a prayer that is indeed sourced from the Scriptures, recognized and encouraged by the Catholic Church. Routine rosaries are usually carried out in each ward that has been divided by the church per domicile, each ward has several families and from there it has been scheduled by the ward leader when the time and placement of the Rosary prayer per day, please note that every Chri

Signs of Death According to Christian

We often interpret death by stopping the physical function of the body. We never know when we will experience physical death. At 1 Thessalonians 4:13, Paul says to the Corinthians, "From now on, we do not want, brothers, that you do not know about those who have died, so that you may not be sad like other people who have no hope." The Bible never tells what signs that someone is going to die. God wants us to live with the hope that there is still tomorrow. However, in our life, death is not just physical death. There is another death which we usually refer to as spiritual death. This spiritual death is what God intended in Genesis 2:17, "but do not eat the tree of knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat it, you will surely die." We know that after Adam and Eve ate the fruit of that knowledge, they did not experience physical death. They experience spiritual death, meaning they are separated from God. The Bible itself gives the following signs of spiri

The Gift of the Holy Spirit in the Church

In daily life, humans experience a lot of problems, both small and complex problems. In every problem, you need to know that God is always around you. He is watching you as you mourn your life. Maybe, your problem is about finance, where you have to pay your children's school fees as soon as possible, because they are in arrears. Or even you don't have food in your kitchen anymore, so you are confused about what to say to your children when they feel hungry and ask to eat right away. In fact, everything that we have gained, we should be grateful for. In everything, learn to be grateful. With gratitude, it means that you are happy with the way of life that has been planned by God. In distress, usually people will get closer and more and ask God, because in fact he is aware that only God is the right place for complaints for him. God can help you in any way. He can give you a Spirit where that Spirit can make you calmer and more joyful. Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Every Churc

Tattoo Law in Christianity

 It seems that art is already very popular with the public. There are many ways in which people express art in their lives. Some are through music and also through images. People who have high artistic spirits should be grateful. This is due to the increasing desire of the community for a work related to art. You can get extra income through the music you make, be it you who make the instruments or even you work as a voice actor that is the singer. In addition, payment for an artist is also quite good so you are encouraged to plant a love of art. It's from love that you can move to make extra money. Apart from using music as an alternative, you also can certainly sell your pictures. Indeed, drawing is one hobby that not everyone has. This is an additional point for those of you who like to draw. In addition, the payment for an image can be classified as good. However, it must be recognized that in drawing we do have to gather deep intentions and of course integrated with your ab

Benefits of Praying for Christians

Learning from Jesus' example makes us also have to continue to struggle to forgive and love others, even though it is our enemy or the person who persecuted us. How can this be done? Therefore, pray! By praying, the Holy Spirit will enable us to love them. God who because of His love and justice revealed Himself through dreams to Abimelech and gave the consequences for his actions by closing the womb of every woman in his palace. But Abraham prayed to God and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his slaves. As a Christian, prayer is as important as reading the word. Prayer which is the breath of the life of a believer certainly has benefits so it is done. What are the benefits of praying for Christians? Here are some reviews of some of the benefits of prayer for Christians you need to know as follows: 1. Prayer Provides Healing "Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and their slaves, so that they gave birth to children. (Genesis 20: 17) Certain

The Meaning of Pentecost for Christians

 In Christianity there are various kinds of celebrations about the greatness of God. Starting from God descended into the world in human form born of a virgin to God present in the form of the Holy Spirit. Every true celebration is something that is pleasing to Christians. Through the birth of the Lord Jesus, Christians are given a guarantee that they will be saved. Through the death of Christ, Christians are given the understanding that God is all-loving. Until finally God is present in the form of the Holy Spirit also makes people should be aware of God's love that never goes away, even though the human is very sinful. Pentecost Day is the day when the Holy Spirit descends on earth. Initially, the day of Pentecost was commemorated by the Jews where it was written to them that they were obliged to celebrate that day. After 7 weeks they feel happy, celebrating the resurrection of Christ, it's time for them to also celebrate the day of the coming of the Holy Spirit. Joy is of

The Meaning of Catholic Bible Study of Prayer

In Indonesia, of course every person has a religion in which their rights in religion and carrying out their religious regulations are protected by the law. That is why everyone in Indonesia must have prayed because that is what was taught to them since they were little. There is no religion that has evil intentions and every religion certainly has its own way of glorifying God. Of course in Indonesia it is expected that there is tolerance in religion especially if there are 2 religions that are next to each other but must still be used as a container in worshiping the Almighty. For followers of Christ, both Christians and Catholics, of course they are also expected to be able to carry out the rules of their religion. The deepening of the Catholic Bible about prayer is one of the things that is very close in these two religions. The Catholics believe strongly in the efficacy of prayer. Prayer is believed to change everything. Therefore, many Catholics who pray to get closer to God.