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Characteristics of the Kingdom of God in Christian Life

   The kingdom of God is a government led by Jehovah God, which means the passion and death of Jesus. Mark 1: 14-15 reminds us of how Christians repent and God's promise to believers of the gospel because the kingdom of God is near. Matthew 4:17 also reminds us of the same thing, namely repenting because the Kingdom of Heaven is near. When the Lord Jesus Christ was in this world. The teachings He often taught the disciples and the crowds were about the kingdom either using the words Kingdom of God or Kingdom of Heaven. In Matthew 13, Jesus gave 7 parables or biblical illustrations about the Kingdom of God. Jesus used objects as a medium to tell His parable, namely mustard seeds, yeast, pearls, and wealth. These four objects are not obtained instantly but need a long and long process and not for a moment. Mustard seeds and yeast explain the process of God's Kingdom in the world as described below, then the treasures and pearls explain the human reaction to the Kingdom of God its

The location of Heaven according to the Bible

   In the Bible it says that Jesus was taken up to heaven as written in the book of Mark 16: 19 so that the argument that heaven is not on earth is getting stronger. Furthermore, it is also known that Our Lady was taken up to heaven because of Christ's merits. Even though we humans cannot know the exact location of heaven, we know heaven is a place. In the last days, the bodies of the dead will experience a resurrection, that is, all those who have died will receive their bodies again to be judged at the final judgment. The outcome of the final judgment will determine whether the person will go to hell or go to heaven. Confessing guilt is one way of repenting Christians and is the first step to entering heaven. So where is heaven? Many people have asked this question and it is often debated. There are many perceptions about the location of heaven but again how everyone understands it. Many opinions regarding the picture of heaven, for example:      Catholic teaching According to th

Differences of Church and Social Institutions

  The church has a meaning as an association of people who believe in the Lord Jesus, and therefore the Church is also called a member of the body of Christ. So, the Church is not just a mere building but refers more to the fellowship of the faithful. Meanwhile, a social institution is an institution that regulates procedures or procedures aimed at meeting basic human needs and has the aim of creating order in society for a better life condition or atmosphere. The existence of rules or procedures that must be followed by members of the institution itself basically aims to achieve the same goals as well as possible. Some examples of social institutions are families, schools, and various organizations in society. Until now, there are still many people who think that after the goals of Church reform have been achieved, the Church is the same as a social institution. Although the Church also has a social function, the Church is not actually a social institution. In order to study and under

The Church's Principles of Politics According to Biblical Teachings

   In all aspects of life we ​​will definitely experience it and in our attitude we must conform to the teachings that we believe are in accordance with the history of Christianity. In the Bible everything has been taught and told in accordance with Christian teachings that must be emulated. Christians have a responsibility to create social, economic, political, cultural and other justice in accordance with common ideals in the world. It must be seen how the church's principles apply to the aspects of life in the present. For example, what is the church's principle of politics, the meaning of politics itself is knowledge related to state administration which is the act of the government to act and make policies in a country. This article will explain what kind of church principles will be applied in relation to political life. Christian Principles in Political Life     Giving love to God, to oneself and fellow humans and to the universe is a law of love in the Bible.     With a

Bible Examples of Faithfulness You Can Imitate

 Faithfulness is one of the attributes of God. In everyday life, such as a relationship with God and fellow loyalty is very necessary. We need to remember that there are 9 fruits of holy spirit, namely:     Love, the law of love in the Bible says to love God and our fellow humans.     Joy, if we are filled with love we will always rejoice.     Peace, God will fill the emptiness of our hearts with peace.     Patience, God wants us to be patient.     Mercy, God also sends us to be generous to anyone.     Kindness, do good indiscriminately.     Loyalty, be faithful because our God is faithful then, now, and forever.     Meekness, God teaches us to have a meek heart.     Self-control, we must be able to control ourselves so as not to fall into sin. So it can be said that faithfulness is one of the 9 spiritual fruits that God teaches examples of faithfulness in the Bible. Proverbs says, many people call themselves kind but, it is rare to find a person who is loyal. Loyalty has many definiti

The Destructive Consequences of Sin According to the Bible

  The definition of sin according to the Bible itself is basically our attitude that rejects the merciful love God has given us. The existence of sin itself stems from the attitude of the devil who was originally an angel who abused his free will to oppose God. We ourselves as humans also have free will to do good or wrong things. Because our carnal desires are stronger than our spiritual desires, we as humans will tend to fall repeatedly into sin. If this situation continues like this, that is, we continue to fall into sin, then there will be several consequences of sin according to the Bible that will occur. Sin turns us away from God and instead draws us closer to evil demons. However, let me invite you to find out more about some of the consequences that can be caused by a sin, as follows: 1. Damaging the relationship between God and humans In the beginning, God created man as a creature He loved so much and will continue to be that way. The existence of sins caused by the persuasi

The objective of the Reform Church

  The situation before the understanding of church reform was the fall of the ancient Roman empire which caused Europe to be in chaos at that time. European society experienced a gloomy period at that time which was known as the dark age or age. At that time, social life in Europe was dominated by the largest Church in the world, which means that the church exerts influence from all aspects, from social aspects to cultural aspects in Europe, so that the church forgets its identity. The church is more concerned with itself, such as gaining wider power or more abundant wealth and worse, they forget the interests of their congregations. At that time, the church began to collect large amounts of taxes, this gave abundant wealth to the church, but, unfortunately, the church was instead busy building luxurious churches in Vantik and spending the money they collected from the congregation. This has prompted activists to immediately carry out reforms and break away from Roman Catholicism and w