Waktu bicarain topik ini tentunya kita bicarain “Extra Ecclesia Nulla Sallus”, yang ada di Katolik maupun Lutheran dan Calvinis (dunno soal Karismatik, Reformed ato yang lainnya). Sedikit pelajaran sejarah, doktrin ini resmi pertama kali keluar waktu Konsili Nicea 2, dengan dokumen yang agak kontroversial, Nostra Aetate.
Isi dokumen Nostra Aetate sendiri secara garis besarnya seperti ini :
1. Introduction 2. Hindus, Buddhists, and other religions 3. Muslims 4. Jews 5. Conclusion
The Declaration begins by describing the unity of the origin of all people, and the fact that they all return to God; hence their final goal is also one. It describes the eternal questions which have dogged men since the beginning, and how the various religious traditions have tried to answer them.
It mentions some of the answers that Hindus, Buddhists, and members of other faiths have suggested for such philosophical questions and then categorically states: “The Catholic Church rejects nothing that is true and holy in these religions. She regards with sincere reverence those ways of conduct and of life, those precepts and teachings which, though differing in many aspects from the ones she holds and sets forth, nonetheless often reflect a ray of that Truth which enlightens all men.”
Part three goes on to say that the Catholic Church regards the Muslims with esteem, and then continues by describing some of the things Islam has in common with Christianity and Catholicism: worship of One God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, Merciful and Omnipotent, Who has spoken to men; the Muslims’ respect for Abraham and Mary, and the great respect they have for Jesus, whom they consider to be a Prophet and the Messiah and not God. The synod urged all Catholics and Muslims to forget the hostilities and differences of the past and to work together for mutual understanding and benefit.
Part four speaks of the bond that ties the people of the ‘New Covenant’ (Christians) to Abraham’s stock (Jews). It states that even though some Jewish authorities and those who followed them called for Jesus’ death, the blame for this cannot be laid at the door of all those Jews present at that time, nor can the Jews in our time be held as guilty, thus repudiating an indiscriminate charge of deicide; ‘the Jews should not be presented as rejected or accursed by God’. The Declaration also decries all displays of antisemitism made at any time by anyone.
The fifth part states that all men are created in God’s image, and that it is contrary to the teaching of the Church to discriminate against, show hatred towards or harass any person or people on the basis of colour, race, religion, way of life and so on.
Gw sendiri gak melihat bagian yang kontroversial di dokumen ini, tapi ada beberapa orang yang mengatakan kalo dokumen ini mengatakan kalo ada keselamatan di luar gereja (please someone jelasin di bagian mana).
So, what do you guys think ? Ada keselamatan di luar gereja ?