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Apr
10

Valentine-s-Day-love-33615534-1680-1050February 14 is a day on which lovers and those who are in love declare his love. Dark origins as a Roman Catholic feast day. The feast is now associated with the mutual exchange lover notisi-notisi in the form of “valentines”.
Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped, including a card and a picture of a Cupido (English: cupid) winged. According to the tradition of ancient Rome, mid-February was already known as a period of love and fertility. In ancient Athens calendar dates, the period between mid-January to mid-February as moons Gamelion, dedicated to the sacred marriage of Zeus and Hera.

In ancient Rome, February 15, known as the Feast of Lupercalia, which refers to the name of a god named Lupercus, the god of fertility. God is depicted as a man half naked and dressed in goat skins.
In ancient Roman times, the pastors of each February 14 will perform the ritual worship of the god Lupercus the form of a goat sacrifice to the god. After that they drink wine and would run through the streets of the city of Rome, carrying pieces of sheepskin and touching anyone they meet. The young women will scramble to touch the goat skin because they believed that the touch of goat skin will be able to bring fertility to them. Something very proud in Rome at that time. The celebration of Lupercalia was a series of purification ceremonies in ancient Roman times that take place from February 13 to 18, where on February 15 peak.

The first two days (February 13 to 14), dedicated to the goddess of love (Queen of Feverish Love) named Juno Februata, on this day the youth gathered and draw the names of the girl in a box. Then every youth are welcome take names at random. The girl whose name out should be his girlfriend for a full year to have fun and become the object of the youth entertainment selection.
The next day, February 15, they are to the temple to ask for protection from interference wolf god Lupercalia. During this ceremony, the young man whipped girls with animal skins. The perempuann was scrambling up to get crack because it considers that more and more gets crack then they will grow beautiful and fertile.

In order to get closer again to Christianity, in 496 AD Pope Gelasius I made this ancient Roman rite into Day Celebration Church by the name of Saint Valentine’s Day in honor of Saint Valentine who incidentally died on 14 February. About who the real St. Valentine himself, historians still disagree. Currently there are at least three names Valentine, who died on 14 February.
The Cupid (meaning: the desire), the baby or handsome half-naked man with a winged arrow is the son of Nimrod “the hunter” Sun god. God Called Love, because he was so handsome that hunted many women are even told that his own mother was keen to commit incest with his biological child it!
How the words “Be My Valentine?”, which is still only available in many greeting cards or otherwise directly by their respective spouses? Ken Sweiger says the word “Valentine” is derived from the Latin that have similarities with the meaning: “The Mighty, the All-Powerful, and the Almighty”. This word actually in ancient Roman times addressed to Nimrod and Lupercus, god of the Romans.
Knowingly or not, so Sweiger, if someone asks another person or their partner becomes “To be my Valentine?”, Then with it we actually have openly commit an act of God’s wrath, the term Sweiger, because asking someone to be “The Most power “and it is tantamount to an attempt to revive the culture of worshiping idols.

In today Valetine Day made special day and called “Valentine’s Day”. Whether it’s children, adolescents, youth or adults of all levels of society, schools, government agencies, private even the church there is also a celebration.
Towards the special day is usually a lot of shops displaying dolls, ornaments or gifts associated with the celebration of Valentine’s Day, even the sale of gift packages along with contraceptives are sold as a package with chocolate bars with a heart-shaped pink color, ironically the most widely purchased all it is the children who are still in school who do not understand what the Valentine celebration.

Deception by Satan seems to run run smoothly because people do not understand what it means to ‘love’ it. In Greek there are four words that mean the same-the same love, but in a different scope;
1. noun στοργη – storge with the verb STERGEIN means the affection of parents to their children and vice versa.
2. The word EROS from the Greek word, which we translate EROS, meaning the love affair between men and women which contains lust.
3. Nouns φιλεω – phileÇ with the verb φιλειν – PHILEIN means of genuine affection between close friends. Usually this love has no blood relation. Love is more to the friendship.
4. Nouns αγαπαω – agapao with the verb αγαπαν – agapan, which we translate AGAPE, means love without calculation and without caring what kind of person she loved. Often referred to as the love that though.

In Matthew 5:44;
ITB: But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
KJV: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them the which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
GNT: Εγὼ δὲ λέγω ὑμῖν, ἀγαπᾶτε τοὺς ἐχθροὺς ὑμῶν, εὐλογεῖτε τούς καταρωμένους ὑμᾶς, καλῶς ποιεῖτε τοῖς μισοῦσιν ὑμᾶς καὶ προσεύχεσθε ὑπὲρ τῶν ἐπηρεαζόντων ὑμᾶς καὶ διωκόντων ὑμᾶς,
In this verse, the Lord Jesus gave us the command to love our enemies with love agapate which is the root word of AGAPE / agapao. If God gives such an order, should we as human beings capable of agape love our neighbor, in this verse in particular, to our enemies. Means that humans are capable of agape love of neighbor, even to our enemies.
While the celebration of Valentine’s Day is often the love that leads to unbridled love of Eros and used by the devil to deceive the children of God who in a drunken affair which resulted in premarital sex.
God’s agape love in Yoh.3: 16 to show love without calculation (unconditional love) to us. Thus, God’s love is not shared by humans is the love given by God, as Yoh.3: 16. Thus, the focus is not on the word “love” but the word “love of God”. The focus on who provides the love, and the word “love of God” should not be separated, because if the focus is on the word “love (agape)” the man-was able to give to others. Agape does not do impurity and sin.

Mar
25

images (2)14 Februari adalah sebuah hari di mana para kekasih dan mereka yang sedang jatuh cinta menyatakan cintanya. Asal-muasalnya yang gelap sebagai sebuah hari raya Katolik Roma. Hari raya ini sekarang diasosiasikan dengan para pencinta yang saling bertukaran notisi-notisi dalam bentuk “valentines”.
Simbol modern Valentine antara lain termasuk sebuah kartu berbentuk hati dan gambar sebuah Cupido (Inggris: cupid) bersayap. Menurut tradisi Roma Kuno, pertengahan bulan Februari memang sudah dikenal sebagai periode cinta dan kesuburan. Dalam tarikh kalender Athena kuno, periode antara pertengahan Januari dengan pertengahan Februari disebut sebagai bulan Gamelion, yang dipersembahkan kepada pernikahan suci Dewa Zeus dan Hera.

Di Roma kuno, 15 Februari dikenal sebagai hari raya Lupercalia, yang merujuk kepada nama salah satu dewa bernama Lupercus, sang dewa kesuburan. Dewa ini digambarkan sebagai laki-laki yang setengah telanjang dan berpakaian kulit kambing.
Di zaman Roma Kuno, para pendeta tiap tanggal 14 Februari akan melakukan ritual penyembahan kepada Dewa Lupercus dengan mempersembahkan korban berupa kambing kepada sang dewa. Setelah itu mereka minum anggur dan akan lari-lari di jalan-jalan dalam kota Roma sambil membawa potongan-potongan kulit domba dan menyentuh siapa pun yang mereka jumpai. Para perempuan muda akan berebut untuk disentuh kulit kambing itu karena mereka percaya bahwa sentuhan kulit kambing tersebut akan bisa mendatangkan kesuburan bagi mereka. Sesuatu yang sangat dibanggakan di Roma kala itu.

Perayaan Lupercalia adalah rangkaian upacara pensucian di masa Romawi Kuno yang berlangsung antara tanggal 13-18 Februari, di mana pada tanggal 15 Februari mencapai puncaknya. Dua hari pertama (13-14 Februari), dipersembahkan untuk dewi cinta (Queen of Feverish Love) bernama Juno Februata, pada hari ini para pemuda berkumpul dan mengundi nama-nama gadis di dalam sebuah kotak. Lalu setiap pemuda dipersilakan mengambil nama secara acak. Gadis yang namanya ke luar harus menjadi kekasihnya selama setahun penuh untuk bersenang-senang dan menjadi obyek hiburan sang pemuda yang memilihnya.
Keesokan harinya, 15 Februari, mereka ke kuil untuk meminta perlindungan Dewa Lupercalia dari gangguan serigala. Selama upacara ini, para lelaki muda melecut gadis-gadis dengan kulit binatang. Para perempuann itu berebutan untuk bisa mendapat lecutan karena menganggap bahwa kian banyak mendapat lecutan maka mereka akan bertambah cantik dan subur.

Agar lebih mendekatkan lagi pada ajaran Kristen, pada 496 M Paus Gelasius I menjadikan upacara Romawi Kuno ini menjadi Hari Perayaan Gereja dengan nama Saint Valentine’s Day untuk menghormati Santo Valentine yang kebetulan meninggal pada tanggal 14 Februari. Tentang siapa sesungguhnya Santo Valentinus sendiri, para sejarawan masih berbeda pendapat. Saat ini sekurangnya ada tiga nama Valentine yang meninggal pada 14 Februari.

Adapun Cupid (berarti: the desire), si bayi atau lelaki rupawan setengah telanjang yang bersayap dengan panah adalah putra Nimrod “the hunter” dewa Matahari. Disebut tuhan Cinta, karena ia begitu rupawan sehingga diburu banyak perempuan bahkan dikisahkan bahwa ibu kandungnya sendiri pun tertarik sehingga melakukan incest dengan anak kandungnya itu!
bagaimana dengan ucapan “Be My Valentine?” yang sampai sekarang masih saja terdapat di banyak kartu ucapan atau dinyatakan langsung oleh pasangannya masing-masing? Ken Sweiger mengatakan kata “Valentine” berasal dari bahasa Latin yang mempunyai persamaan dengan arti: “Yang Maha Perkasa, Yang Maha Kuat, dan Yang Maha Kuasa”. Kata ini sebenarnya pada zaman Romawi Kuno ditujukan kepada Nimrod dan Lupercus, tuhan orang Romawi.
Disadari atau tidak, demikian Sweiger, jika seseorang meminta orang lain atau pasangannya menjadi “To be my Valentine?”, maka dengan hal itu sesungguhnya kita telah terang-terangan melakukan suatu perbuatan yang dimurkai Tuhan, istilah Sweiger, karena meminta seseorang menjadi “Sang Maha Kuasa” dan hal itu sama saja dengan upaya menghidupkan kembali budaya pemujaan kepada berhala.

Pada zaman sekarang Valetine day dijadikan hari yang special dan dinamakan “Hari Kasih Sayang”. Apakah itu anak-anak, remaja, pemuda atau orang dewasa segala lapisan masyarakat, sekolah, instansi pemerintah, swasta bahkan gerejapun ada juga yang merayakannya.
Menjelang hari yang special biasanya banyak toko-toko yang memajang boneka, ornamen ataupun hadiah yang berhubungan dengan perayaan valentine day, bahkan penjualan bingkisan hadiah itu disertai dengan alat kontrasepsi yang dijual satu paket dengan batangan-batangan coklat berbentuk hati dengan warna merah muda, ironisnya yang paling banyak membeli semua itu adalah anak-anak yang masih bersekolah yang tidak mengerti apa arti perayaan valentine tersebut.

Penyesatan oleh Iblis tampaknya berjalan lancar-lancar saja karena manusia tidak mengerti akan apa artinya ‘Kasih’ itu. Dalam bahasa Yunani ada empat kata yang artinya sama-sama mengasihi, tetapi dalam lingkup yang berbeda;

1. Kata benda στοργη – STORGÊ dengan kata kerjanya STERGEIN berarti kasih mesra dari orang tua kepada anaknya dan begitu juga sebaliknya.
2. Kata EROS dari kata Yunani, yang kita terjemahkan EROS, artinya kasih asmara antara pria dan wanita yang mengandung nafsu birahi.
3. Kata benda φιλεω – PHILEÔ dengan kata kerjanya φιλειν – PHILEIN berarti kasih sayang yang sejati antar sahabat dekat. Biasanya kasih ini tidak mempunyai hubungan darah. Kasih ini lebih kepada persahabatan.
4. Kata benda αγαπαω – AGAPAÔ dengan kata kerjanya αγαπαν – AGAPAN, yang kita terjemahkan AGAPE, artinya kasih yang tanpa perhitungan dan tanpa peduli orang macam apa yang dikasihinya. Seringkali disebut dengan kasih yang walaupun.

Di dalam Matius 5:44 ;
ITB : Tetapi Aku berkata kepadamu: Kasihilah musuhmu dan berdoalah bagi mereka yang menganiaya kamu.
KJV : But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
GNT : ᾿Εγὼ δὲ λέγω ὑμῖν, ἀγαπᾶτε τοὺς ἐχθροὺς ὑμῶν, εὐλογεῖτε τούς καταρωμένους ὑμᾶς, καλῶς ποιεῖτε τοῖς μισοῦσιν ὑμᾶς καὶ προσεύχεσθε ὑπὲρ τῶν ἐπηρεαζόντων ὑμᾶς καὶ διωκόντων ὑμᾶς,

Dalam ayat ini, Tuhan Yesus memberikan perintah kepada kita untuk mengasihi musuh kita dengan kasih agapate yang merupakan akar kata dari AGAPE/AGAPAO. Apabila Tuhan memberikan perintah seperti itu, seharusnya kita sebagai manusia sanggup memberikan kasih agape kepada sesama kita, dalam ayat ini secara khusus, kepada musuh kita. Berarti manusia mampu memberikan kasih agape terhadap sesama, bahkan kepada musuh kita.

Sementara pada perayaan hari Valentine seringkali kasih itu mengarah kepada kasih Eros yang tak terkendali dan dipergunakan oleh iblis untuk mengelabui anak-anak Tuhan yang di mabuk asmara yang mengakibatkan terjadinya hubungan sex pranikah. Tuhan memberikan kasih agape dalam Yoh.3:16 untuk menunjukkan kasih yang tanpa perhitungan (unconditional love) kepada kita. Jadi, Kasih Allah yang tidak dimiliki oleh manusia adalah kasih yang diberikan oleh Allah, seperti Yoh.3:16. Sehingga, fokusnya bukan di kata “kasih” tetapi pada kata “kasih Allah”. Fokusnya kepada siapa yang memberikan kasih tersebut, dan kata “kasih Allah” tidak boleh dipisahkan, karena apabila fokusnya di kata “kasih (agape)” maka manusia-pun mampu memberikannya terhadap sesamanya. Kasih agape tidak melakukan kecemaran dan dosa.

Mar
25

imageThe word “Church” is a loan word from Arabic, according to a large Indonesian dictionary is ‘the set of the people’. Is synonymous with the word ‘Church’ is derived from the Portuguese ‘igreja’ is the word that is absorbed from the Portuguese. The word ‘church / church’ in the original Greek New Testament Bible was written with the word εκκλησία (ekklesia) which means the called out (ek = out; klesia of said kaleo = call); a collection of people who were called out of the world to be a disciple of Christ.

Εκκλησία Greek word (ekklesia) is generally used for the general assembly of townspeople gathered formally so that the word ekklesia means ‘meeting / session’ The essence of the ecclesia is Qadosh and Apostolos In Hebrew, qadosh, which means “to separate or not mixed with other”. Speaking about the holiness of God is talking about “otherness” His thrilling. And, this holy God desires His chosen people, to reflect his person.

1 Peter 2: 9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people belong, that you may proclaim the great deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” . We are called out of the darkness of this world first to be holy / Qadosh, because our God is holy, which means we are separated from this world where we have to know the boundaries between holiness and worldliness that we are different from those who do not know God, we a nation that elected and chosen in order to be obedient children of God.

We chosen not to do as we want, but to do as God wants. As Christians, holiness is a must and very basic. We will not face to face with God when we are away from holiness but also that we are not the people who are exclusive, physically separate themselves from society, from family or from people who do not believe in the Lord Jesus. Boundaries between holiness and worldliness that we must keep to establish a new paradigm based on the mind of Christ and our actions according to the truth of God’s Word.

When we’ve been in Zone Qadosh, enjoy the presence of God in our fellowship with Him, we must realize that we still have an important task that the Lord Jesus commanded us that being a Apostolos. Matthew 28: 19-20 Say: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And know, I am with you always, to the end of time “. Αποστολος-apostolos word comes from the verb αποστελλω – apostello, “send, sent”. used as a substantive means a person who is sent, messenger / ambassador.

Many Christians when it is in the community Qadosh, they no longer want to be a apostolos into the world, so who will preach the gospel? We are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people belong, that we may proclaim the great deeds of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light. When we become a nation that is chosen, we will be priests who serve the King of kings and live in holiness and to preach the gospel of salvation to all nations in the world.

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