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March 12, 2014, 05:51:42 PM
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http://www.sarapanpagi.org/adventis-vt6591.html#p28406
http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Seventh-Day%20Adventist/walter_veith_heretic.htm
http://www.exadventist.com/home/intro/tabid/64/default.aspx
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080813175014AAUrY3R

Seventh-Day Adventism began in the mid-nineteenth century, when a Baptist preacher, who later repented of his folly, predicted that Jesus Christ would return in 1844. Miller had over 10,000 followers, many of whom sold their homes, gave away all their earthly possessions, quit their jobs, and waited eagerly for the Lord's return--But the Lord didn't return in 1844! In came Ellen G. White (one of the founders, whose extensive writings are still held in high regard by the church today) to save the day, claiming that instead of returning to the earth, Jesus entered into the Holy of Holies in Heaven to finish His work of atonement. She termed this event the "Investigative Judgment," a doctrine not found anywhere in the Word of God.

Seventh-day Adventists, in the early days, denied the Trinity, but now they accept it. However, they have "leftovers" from this heresy. Ellen G. White wrote in Patriarchs and Prophets, page 761, "...He (Jesus) was revealed to them as the Angel of Jehovah, the Captain of the Lord's Host, Michael the Archangel".

Seventh Day Adventists mostly use "The Clear Word Bible"- Translated by a SDA member in 1994 - The Clear Word Bible Teaches Jesus is Michael

Jude 1:9
King James Bible - "Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee."
Clear Word Bible - "In contrast to these ungodly men is the Lord Jesus Christ, also called Michael, the archangel in charge of the entire angelic host. When He was challenged by Satan about His intentions to resurrect Moses, He didn't come against Satan with a blistering attack nor did he belittle him. He simply said, 'God rejects your claim to his body.'"

Ellen G. White also wrote...

"Michael, or Christ, with the angels that buried Moses..." (Jude 9, Spiritual Gifts, IV a, p. 158)

"And before the context closed Christ Himself came to Gabriel's aid--Gabriel declares 'But lo, Michael, one of the Chief Princes came to help me" (Daniel 10:13, Prophets & Kings, p.572)

"There is none that holdeth with me in these things but Michael (Christ) your prince." (Desire of Ages, p.99)

"Moses passed under the dominion of death - but Christ the Savior brought him forth from the grave." (Jude 9, ibid 379).
There other cults, that Jesus Christ is Michael the archangel. The Jehovah's Witnesses teach this same damnable heresy! This is a subtle heresy, that attacks the deity of Christ.

Celakanya, pembelaan dari situs adventis justru meng-IYA-kan semua ajaran ellen white yaitu YESUS adalah Malaikat!

http://adventist-defense-league.blogspot.com/2008/10/who-is-michael-archangel-there-has-been.html
https://adventistbiblicalresearch.org/materials/theology-jesus-christ/michael-another-name-jesus
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March 12, 2014, 08:11:15 PM
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Artikel "adventis" disitu, saya naruhnya di bagian "Cult/ Bidat" yang artinya, pemahaman Adventis adalah bukan pemahaman Kristen yang sebenarnya.

Pembahasan ttg Apakah Yesus Kristus adalah Malaikat Mikhael? di http://www.sarapanpagi.org/yesus-kristus-adalah-malaikat-mikhael-vt2325.html#p12578
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March 12, 2014, 08:27:03 PM
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Saya bukan Adventis, tetapi setahu saya doktrin resmi GMAHK mengakui Yesus adalah Allah, bukan makhluk ciptaan. Adventisme memang mengajarkan Yesus adalah penghulu malaikat Mikael, dalam pengertian malaikat Mikael (dalam PL) adalah gambaran Allah sebelum inkarnasi Yesus.

http://carm.org/clear-word-bible-jesus-michael

The Seventh Day Adventists teach that Jesus and Michael the Archangel are one and the same. However, some people mistakenly think that the SDA are teaching that Jesus is a created angel, and therefore not truly divine. But that is not the Seventh-day Adventist position. Instead, they are saying that the Old Testament manifestation of Michael the Archangel was actually the pre-incarnate Christ and that he is not created. They are incorrect in their comparison, but in it they are not denying the deity of Christ.

Dari blog Adventis saya dapatkan ini:
http://adventist-defense-league.blogspot.com/2008/10/who-is-michael-archangel-there-has-been.html

Perlu diingat, Protestanisme bukan hanya Adventis dan doktrin Adventis banyak yang ditolak oleh Protestan lainnya. Jadi tidak fair kalau doktrin suatu denominasi dianggap sama dengan yang lain.




March 12, 2014, 10:09:40 PM
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Perlu diingat, Protestanisme bukan hanya Adventis dan doktrin Adventis banyak yang ditolak oleh Protestan lainnya. Jadi tidak fair kalau doktrin suatu denominasi dianggap sama dengan yang lain.

Saya hanya berpegang pada apa yang sudah digariskan para Bapa Gereja :

Pengakuan iman Nisea-Konstantinopel

Kami percaya akan satu Allah,
Bapa yang maha kuasa,
pencipta langit dan bumi
dan segala sesuatu yang kelihatan
dan tak kelihatan.
Dan akan satu Tuhan Yesus Kristus,
Putera Allah yang tunggal.
la lahir dari Bapa sebelum segala abad.
Allah dari Allah,
terang dari terang,
Allah benar dari Allah benar.
la dilahirkan, bukan dijadikan,
sehakikat dengan Bapa
segala sesuatu dijadikan oleh-Nya.
la turun dari surga untuk kita manusia,
dan untuk keselamatan kita.
Dan Ia menjadi daging oleh ROH KUDUS dari Perawan Maria:
dan menjadi manusia.
la pun disalibkan untuk kita.
Waktu Pontius Pilatus
la wafat kesengsaraan dan dimakamkan.
Pada hari ketiga Ia bangkit, menurut Kitab Suci.
la naik ke surga, duduk di sisi Bapa.
la akan kembali dengan mulia,
mengadili orang yang hidup dan yang mati;
Kerajaan-Nya takkan berakhir.
Kami percaya akan ROH KUDUS,
Ia Tuhan yang menghidupkan;
Ia berasal dari Bapa dan Putera.
Yang serta Bapa dan Putera
disembah dan dimuliakan;
la bersabda dengan perantaraan para nabi.
Kami percaya akan Gereja yang satu, kudus, katolik, dan apostolik.
Kami mengakui satu Pembaptisan
akan penghapusan dosa.
Kami menantikan kebangkitan orang mati.
Dan hidup di akhirat.
Amin.


Nicene Creed (English)

We believe (I believe) in one God,
the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth,
and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God,
and born of the Father before all ages.
(God of God) light of light, true God of true God.
Begotten not made, consubstantial to the Father,
by whom all things were made.
Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven.
And was incarnate of the Holy Ghost and of the Virgin Mary and was made man;
was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, suffered and was buried;
and the third day rose again according to the Scriptures.
And ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of the Father,
and shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, of whose Kingdom there shall be no end. And (I believe) in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father (and the Son),
who together with the Father and the Son is to be adored and glorified,
who spoke by the Prophets.
And one holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.
We confess (I confess) one baptism for the remission of sins.
And we look for (I look for) the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.


Tidak mengakui Pengakuan Iman ini, berarti sesat.

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http://www.sarapanpagi.org/adventis-vt6591.html#p28406
http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Seventh-Day%20Adventist/walter_veith_heretic.htm
http://www.exadventist.com/home/intro/tabid/64/default.aspx
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080813175014AAUrY3R

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Celakanya, pembelaan dari situs adventis justru meng-IYA-kan semua ajaran ellen white yaitu YESUS adalah Malaikat!

http://adventist-defense-league.blogspot.com/2008/10/who-is-michael-archangel-there-has-been.html
https://adventistbiblicalresearch.org/materials/theology-jesus-christ/michael-another-name-jesus


Mengenal Advent bisa membaca dasar iman mereka di situs resminya, http://www.adventist.or.id/tentang-advent/dasar-kepercayaan atau disini lebih dijabarkan http://prkbn-riau.net63.net/kepercgrj.html

Lebih lanjut anda dapat melihat pandangan kilas tentang Advent disini http://Kristen-fundamental.blogspot.com/2009/07/apakah-advent-jemaat-hari-ketujuh-itu.html

Sedangkan topik yang dibahas (Michael = Yesus) berasal dari pernyataan salah satu tokohnya Ellen G White, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_G._White seorang yang dipercaya mereka sebagai nabi, kita tidak dapat memandang hal itu sebagai pengajaran utama mereka. Dalam setiap doktrin selalu ada doktrin utama dan doktrin pendukung. Bukan saja Advent, gereja Katholik juga punya hal itu, gereja-gereja protestan juga memiliki hal itu. Setiap masa apa yang salah akan dihapuskan secara resmi ataupun dilupakan. Salah satu contoh seperti Santo Velentinus dan ajarannya, atau seperti tafsiran Akhir Zaman, setiap dekade selalu terupdate. Contoh lain adalah tentang peran para santo santa.

Adnvent dulu dan kini, saya tidak tahu. Saya hanya kenal beberapa orang Advent dan itupun tidak dekat kecuali satu orang dan ia pun bukan seorang yang tekun dengan pengajaran gerejanya.

Tentang Yesus adalah Mickael, saya sendiri tidak sependapat dengan pandangan Ellen G White.
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March 13, 2014, 12:32:26 PM
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Mengenal Advent bisa membaca dasar iman mereka di situs resminya, http://www.adventist.or.id/tentang-advent/dasar-kepercayaan atau disini lebih dijabarkan http://prkbn-riau.net63.net/kepercgrj.html

Lebih lanjut anda dapat melihat pandangan kilas tentang Advent disini http://Kristen-fundamental.blogspot.com/2009/07/apakah-advent-jemaat-hari-ketujuh-itu.html

Sedangkan topik yang dibahas (Michael = Yesus) berasal dari pernyataan salah satu tokohnya Ellen G White, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_G._White seorang yang dipercaya mereka sebagai nabi, kita tidak dapat memandang hal itu sebagai pengajaran utama mereka. Dalam setiap doktrin selalu ada doktrin utama dan doktrin pendukung. Bukan saja Advent, gereja Katholik juga punya hal itu, gereja-gereja protestan juga memiliki hal itu. Setiap masa apa yang salah akan dihapuskan secara resmi ataupun dilupakan. Salah satu contoh seperti Santo Velentinus dan ajarannya, atau seperti tafsiran Akhir Zaman, setiap dekade selalu terupdate. Contoh lain adalah tentang peran para santo santa.

Adnvent dulu dan kini, saya tidak tahu. Saya hanya kenal beberapa orang Advent dan itupun tidak dekat kecuali satu orang dan ia pun bukan seorang yang tekun dengan pengajaran gerejanya.

Tentang Yesus adalah Mickael, saya sendiri tidak sependapat dengan pandangan Ellen G White.

Situs yang saya berikan:

https://adventistbiblicalresearch.org/materials/theology-jesus-christ/michael-another-name-jesus

Adalah situs resmi untuk ajaran gereja adventis hari ketujuh (SDA), didirikan oleh General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, hirarki tertinggi SDA.

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Situs yang saya berikan:

https://adventistbiblicalresearch.org/materials/theology-jesus-christ/michael-another-name-jesus

Adalah situs resmi untuk ajaran gereja adventis hari ketujuh (SDA), didirikan oleh General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, hirarki tertinggi SDA.

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Is Michael another name for Jesus?

What biblical evidence supports the teaching that Michael is another name for Jesus?

The name Michael is used five times in the Bible to designate a celestial being (Dan. 10:13, 21; 12:1; Jude 9; Rev. 12:7). He is nowhere explicitly identified with Jesus, but some Christian writers have equated the two by carefully comparing the role played by Michael with that of Jesus. Any comparisons yield not only similarities but also dissimilarities, and both should be taken into account. We'll start with the passages in which Michael is mentioned and then broaden the horizon to include several passages that are conceptually related to His person and experience.

1. He seems to be an angel: Michael is identified as "one of the chief princes" (Dan. 10:13), "your prince" (verse 21), "the great prince" (Dan. 12:1), and "the archangel" (Jude 9). "Archangel" implies that He is the prince of the angels, suggesting that Michael cannot be another name for Jesus because He is divine and angels are created beings.

Part of the problem is that the noun "angel" is taken to designate a creature, while in the Bible it designates a function. In other words, an "angel" is a being who functions as a "messenger" of God. In most cases they are created beings, but there is an exception.

In the Old Testament there are several references to the "angel [messenger] of the Lord" in which He is equated with God (e.g., Ex. 3:2, 4; Judges 6:12, 14). It is not that the Messenger is identified with the One who sent Him as His representative, but rather that the Sender functions at the same time as the Messenger. Many Christians have identified the Angel of the Lord as the preincarnate Christ. This Christological interpretation seems to be biblically valid.

2. He is leader of the angels: The phrase "one of the chief princes" (Dan. 10:13) could give the impression that He is one among many princes. But according to Revelation 12:7, Michael is the supreme leader of the heavenly angels, or "the great prince." When necessary, He personally assists angels in their assigned tasks (Dan. 10:13), yet the angelic hosts are under His command (Rev. 12:7). He is indeed the "archangel" (Jude 9). This title is mentioned in one other place in the Bible: 1 Thesselonians 4:16, in the context of the second coming of Christ. He returns "with the voice of the archangel," suggesting that Michael is most probably another name for Jesus.

3. He protects God's people: Michael is described as the Prince of Israel (Dan. 10:21), the One who protects Israel (Dan. 12:1). This protection is described in military terms and portrays the Prince as a warrior. In practically all the passages in which He is mentioned there is a conflict between God's people and their enemies, and Michael is present to defend them or fight for them. The protection can also take the form of judgment in which Michael stands up and defends and delivers God's people (ibid.). Those are functions of Christ in the New Testament and confirm the suggestion that Michael and Christ are the same person, involved in leadership in the heavenly and earthly realms.

4. He is Prince of the heavenly hosts: In Daniel 8:10 there is a reference to a celestial being who performs the daily services in the heavenly sanctuary. There is only one other passage in the Old Testament in which this being is mentioned. Joshua had an encounter with a being who identified himself as the "captain [commander] of the host [army] of the Lord" (Joshua 5:14). He ordered Joshua to remove his shoes because the ground he was standing on was holy, similar to God's apparition to Moses. The context makes clear that this being was the Lord Himself (Joshua 6:2). This Prince is the same person called in other passages Prince Michael, and therefore we can identify Him with the preincarnate Christ.

So even though the Bible does not clearly identify Michael with Christ, there is enough biblical information to warrant the view that They are the same person. The name Michael stresses the fact that Christ is the supreme leader of the heavenly angels and the defender of His people as warrior, judge, and priest.
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Is Michael another name for Jesus?

What biblical evidence supports the teaching that Michael is another name for Jesus?

The name Michael is used five times in the Bible to designate a celestial being (Dan. 10:13, 21; 12:1; Jude 9; Rev. 12:7). He is nowhere explicitly identified with Jesus, but some Christian writers have equated the two by carefully comparing the role played by Michael with that of Jesus. Any comparisons yield not only similarities but also dissimilarities, and both should be taken into account. We'll start with the passages in which Michael is mentioned and then broaden the horizon to include several passages that are conceptually related to His person and experience.

1. He seems to be an angel: Michael is identified as "one of the chief princes" (Dan. 10:13), "your prince" (verse 21), "the great prince" (Dan. 12:1), and "the archangel" (Jude 9). "Archangel" implies that He is the prince of the angels, suggesting that Michael cannot be another name for Jesus because He is divine and angels are created beings.

Part of the problem is that the noun "angel" is taken to designate a creature, while in the Bible it designates a function. In other words, an "angel" is a being who functions as a "messenger" of God. In most cases they are created beings, but there is an exception.

In the Old Testament there are several references to the "angel [messenger] of the Lord" in which He is equated with God (e.g., Ex. 3:2, 4; Judges 6:12, 14). It is not that the Messenger is identified with the One who sent Him as His representative, but rather that the Sender functions at the same time as the Messenger. Many Christians have identified the Angel of the Lord as the preincarnate Christ. This Christological interpretation seems to be biblically valid.

2. He is leader of the angels: The phrase "one of the chief princes" (Dan. 10:13) could give the impression that He is one among many princes. But according to Revelation 12:7, Michael is the supreme leader of the heavenly angels, or "the great prince." When necessary, He personally assists angels in their assigned tasks (Dan. 10:13), yet the angelic hosts are under His command (Rev. 12:7). He is indeed the "archangel" (Jude 9). This title is mentioned in one other place in the Bible: 1 Thesselonians 4:16, in the context of the second coming of Christ. He returns "with the voice of the archangel," suggesting that Michael is most probably another name for Jesus.

3. He protects God's people: Michael is described as the Prince of Israel (Dan. 10:21), the One who protects Israel (Dan. 12:1). This protection is described in military terms and portrays the Prince as a warrior. In practically all the passages in which He is mentioned there is a conflict between God's people and their enemies, and Michael is present to defend them or fight for them. The protection can also take the form of judgment in which Michael stands up and defends and delivers God's people (ibid.). Those are functions of Christ in the New Testament and confirm the suggestion that Michael and Christ are the same person, involved in leadership in the heavenly and earthly realms.

4. He is Prince of the heavenly hosts: In Daniel 8:10 there is a reference to a celestial being who performs the daily services in the heavenly sanctuary. There is only one other passage in the Old Testament in which this being is mentioned. Joshua had an encounter with a being who identified himself as the "captain [commander] of the host [army] of the Lord" (Joshua 5:14). He ordered Joshua to remove his shoes because the ground he was standing on was holy, similar to God's apparition to Moses. The context makes clear that this being was the Lord Himself (Joshua 6:2). This Prince is the same person called in other passages Prince Michael, and therefore we can identify Him with the preincarnate Christ.

So even though the Bible does not clearly identify Michael with Christ, there is enough biblical information to warrant the view that They are the same person. The name Michael stresses the fact that Christ is the supreme leader of the heavenly angels and the defender of His people as warrior, judge, and priest.
Nah, adventis bernama Simatupang@123 sudah menjelaskan imannya akan doktrin tersebut.

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March 13, 2014, 10:12:38 PM
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Yesuslah yang disembah semua malaikat (Ibrani 1:6). Karena itu, Yesus, yang disembah para malaikat, tidak mungkin Mikhael atau malaikat lain yang posisinya lebih rendah. Para malaikat disebut anak-anak Allah (Kejadian 6:2-4; Ayub 1:6; 2:1; 38:7), tetapi Yesus adalah Anak Tunggal Allah (Ibrani 1:8; Matius 4:3-6).
Malaikat Allah yang istimewa”, “Utusan Allah yang sangat luar biasa”, atau “Malaikat bukan sembarang malaikat”, “Malaikat yang lebih tinggi daripada malaikat biasa”, “Malaikat yang dipanggil Anak Tunggal Allah”.

Meskipun demikian, tentu saja, Yesus tidak pernah menjadi menjadi Mikhael sang malaikat penghulu sebelum Dia datang ke dunia, dan tidak pernah bangkit sebagai “seorang makhluk roh”—malaikat Mikhael. Alkitab bersaksi: “Sebab bukan kepada malaikat-malaikat telah Ia taklukkan dunia yang akan datang, yang kita bicarakan ini” (Ibrani 2:5).
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Syalom, Perkenankanlah aku berbagi kembali sehubungan dengan topik ini...
kebetulan aku lagi baca baca tulisan seseorang yang tidak aku kenal, tapi menurutku dia itu seorang pelajar Alkitab yang sungguh sungguh. Penjelasannya bagus kali. dan saya senang sekali membagikan tulisannya itu di topik ini. dan kebetulan tulisannya tidak memiliki Copyright... jadi semua tulisan tulisan beliau aku copy paste disini...  :D :D
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SIAPAKAH MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL, MICHAEL THE PRINCE, THE CAPTAIN OF THE LORD'S HOST [PANGLIMA BALATENTARA TUHAN]

Pertanyaan sering muncul di kalangan Kristen tentang identitas sebenarnya dari karakter Alkitab misterius yang dikenal sebagai Michael, kadang-kadang disebut 'Michael the Archangel' [Mikhael Penghulu Malaikat] dan 'Michael the Great Prince' [Mikhael Pemimpin Besar].

Beberapa mengklaim bahwa Michael adalah malaikat surgawi yang tertinggi, salah satu dari kerub, atau utusan khusus seperti Malaikat Gabriel. Dan oleh karena itu, dia adalah "buatan/ciptaan" Allah. Tetapi, beberapa menegaskan bahwa Michael hanyalah salah satu dari banyak nama untuk Yesus sendiri.

Di dalam Alkitab, terdapat 15 referensi untuk penggunaan nama ‘Michael’. Sepuluh diantaranya hanyalah orang-orang yang bernama Michael. Pada kenyataannya, 'Michael' dalam Lexicon Yunani/Ibrani menyatakan ‘the name of an archangel and nine Israelites’. Lima referensi terakhir, menyebutkan identitas Michael sebagai ‘the archangel’ and ‘the price’. Inilah yg akan kita bahas lebih dalam mengenai ‘Michael the Archangel’.

 Tiga referensi pertama mengenai Michael berada dalam Perjanjian Lama di Kitab Daniel. Dua referensi terakhir disebutkan dalam Perjanjian Baru di Kitab Yudas dan Wahyu. Berdasarkan referensi2 ini, bisa disimpulkan bahwa identitas Michael yg sesungguhnya tidak lain adalah Yesus - Dia BUKAN malaikat atau kerub ciptaan Allah, tapi nama ini adalah salah satu dari banyak sebutan/gelar untuk Anak Allah yg kekal!

Perjanjian Lama menggambarkan Michael sebagai ‘a prince’, dan Perjanjian Baru menggambarkan Michael sebagai ‘an archangel’.

PENTING: Kata ‘angel’ [malaikat] berarti ‘messenger’ [utusan], yg digunakan sangat bebas dan luas di dalam Kitab Suci.
Kadang-kadang, manusia disebut malaikat dalam 1 Samuel 29:9 dan Galatia 4:14. Dan
kadang-kadang malaikat disebut manusia dalam Kejadian 32:24.
Dan di tempat lain, seperti yang akan segera dibahas, Allah sendiri diidentifikasikan sebagai seorang malaikat!
Tentu saja, malaikat juga disebut malaikat.

Biasanya, ketika seseorang berpikir tentang malaikat, mereka menggambarkannya seperti salah satu yg bersayap lapis2, roh-roh pelayan Allah yang dikenal sebagai malaikat, Serafim atau Kerub-kerub (lihat Yes. 6:2, Yeh. 10:1-22), padalah bahasa asli Ibrani/Yunani kata ‘malaikat’ berarti “utusan”. Tidak seperti Yesus, makhluk-makhluk surgawi ini diciptakan [buatan Allah].

Ada beberapa ajaran sesat yang mengajarkan bahwa Yesus, sebelum penjelmaan-Nya secara duniawi [pre-inkarnasi], benar-benar hanyalah malaikat yang kuat yang berseteru/berperang melawan sesama malaikat, Lucifer. Oleh karena itu, Yesus berarti hanyalah ‘makhluk ciptaan’ yang telah dipromosikan oleh Allah Bapa dan oleh karena itu bukan Allah yang kekal, sebagaimana yg telah diterima oleh Saksi-Saksi Yehuwa [SSY]. Hampir semua kalangan Kristen benar-benar menolak pandangan itu karena Yesus adalah dan selalu, Anak Allah yg kekal dan memang Allah sendiri.

Yesus sebagai malaikat dalam studi ini hanya dalam pengertian klasik sebagai ‘the greatest messenger of salvation’ [utusan pembawa keselamatan terbesar] dan sama sekali tidak dimaksudkan untuk mengurangi keilahian-Nya yang kekal.


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salam
TYM
" Lamanya satu ajaran dianut tidak akan membuat kesalahan menjadi kebenaran, sebab kebenaran mampu berdiri sendiri. Doktrin yang benar akan tetap teguh oleh penyelidikan Alkitab yang seksama. "
 


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