Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Para kroni2 dan kroco2 Stephen Tong di STTRI dan SAAT Malang bisanya membeo calvinis lain yang melihat TULIP ada di mana2.

Dalam Yohanes 3:16 juga mereka melihat Limited Atonement.

Kalian benar2 dibutakan TULIP.

Kalian TIDAK PERNAH dan TIDAK AKAN BISA meng-exegese Yohanes 3:16 selama menganut TULIP.

Artinya: calvinisme tidak berpijak atas firman.

Kalo lo buang TULIP baru bisa mengerti firman sebagaimana berikut ini tentang Yoh 3:16:

"God (Subject) so loved the world (object)": The manner in which God loved was an unconditional act. The object of God’s love is collective, the world. But is world, the world or the elect?

World is a monadic construction with no limiting word or phrase, and so indivisible. Thus, world is the world.

From the structure of the text it is impossible to limit world to the elect only.

How about this Mark 16:15: the world to whom the gospel is to be preached is the same world that God loved: ton kosmon hapantathe whole world: Hapanta is an emphatic form, emphasizing the world as a whole.

Here the world is the world. Jesus did not issue a commandment to parts or divisions of the world known as the elect while rejecting the non-elect, but the command is to the whole world— Adam’s fallen race.

kēruxate to euaggelion…preach the gospel: Preach is an imperative concerning the gospel that must be proclaimed to the whole world without distinction whatsoever, whether secular…race, color, creed, or nationality; or religious…Jew or Gentile.

The Divine imperative does not consist in divisions or caste systems or social classes or parts called the world, but ton kosmon apanta (the whole world). God’s imperative, to proclaim does not fork off into parts here and there over the globe. The gospel of Christ is for the world.

Accordingly, implicit to the command to preach, the Holy Spirit takes the message to the hearers and they respond or reject grounded in belief or unbelief with respect to the Word preached. There are thus no distinctions among Adam’s fallen race as to kinds of call: one to the few, which is irresistible; another to the many to which response is impossible.

Why reading election and predestination to John 3:16 and similar texts? Assuming TULIP first and reading text accordingly?

pasē tē ktisei: to all the human beings is a dative of personal interest. The concern is the salvation of all men. Further, pasē is in the predicate position and denotes the whole—all human beings of the whole world to whom the gospel is to be preached. No limiting word or division between the elect and the rest of the world here. Thus, we have here creation, what is created, created order, creature (people) so all human beings of Adam’s fallen race.

In verse 16 the Word of God tells us precisely of the response: The one having believed (pisteusas) …will be saved (sōthēsetai); the one not believing will be damned.

Thus, whether saved or damned had nothing to do with a decree from eternity or kind of call: special inward or outward general, but rather had to do with the hearer and the response to the gospel preached—having believed, having believed not. So the quotations of the condemned already from John 3:18 does not negate the scope of “world” in v16

Limited atonement and therefore TULIP is NOT extracted out of the Bible at all!

Lo orang: ikut konstruksi dan ekspresi text firman jangan asumming ini itu; jangan presuppose TULIP. Kalian dirugikan tidak melihat KEKAYAAN firman hanya melihat TULIP di mana2.


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