Hebrew Amen is derived from the root [aman], which means to be firm or solid in the sense of permanency. Thus by implication, it means to be sure, true or faithful.
So, Amen = affirming truth, or illustrating something is said that is of absolute certainty.
Amin = Saksi yg setia dan benar = Allah menciptakan segala sesuatu MELALUI AMEN
AMEN ITU SENDIRI IALAH UNCREATED (ENGGA DICIPTAKAN IAH MAS BRO KK NYAAAA)
Sebab kalau amen diciptakan, beerti Bapa sebelum ada Amen maka Bapa enggak faithful ?
This passage is an ancient Christological hymn, perhaps expanded upon by paul, in two stanzas:
Christ the Head of Creation (v.15-17)
Christ the Head of the new creation (v.18-20)
No clear distinction is made between Christ as GOD and Christ as Man, but the point of the verse is obvious.
As GOD, Christ is eternally and consubstantially (of one essence) the image (Gr. eikon, “icon”) of The Father.
As Man, Christ is the image in which man was made and toward which man is moving.
In both natures, He fully represents and manifests The Father.
As GOD, Christ is the firstborn over all creation in that the Father created everything THROUGH Him, as the Only Begotten Son of God.
As Man Christ is the firstborn over all creation in that He as authority over creation.
In either case, creation is fully subject to Him. Notice: it doesn’t says “first creation”… it says “firstborn”
This is said here so that it might be understood that the Son is the same kind of being as the Father.
Jesus comes from the Father and is no different from the Father in the divinity of Jesus’s Nature.
Jesus is said to be the Father’s image and likeness, so that unbelievers will not think that He is a different God, since He is included under the same name.
He is therefore called the True Son, so that people will believe that he comes from God the Father Himself.
But because of misunderstanding it was added that He should be called the image of God, so that when He appears, wheter in human form or in fire, as He did to moses, He would not be understood as being the Father, but the Son, and by fact that He is called the Father’s image it would not be believed that there was any distance between them.
This is why Jesus says to philip: “Philip, whoever sees me sees the Father. How can you say, Show us the Father?
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me ?”
This is the unity and cosubstantiality of the Father and the Son.
They are in one another, so that whoever sees the Son sees the Father also.
Now let us consider how the Father is seen, so that we may understand in what way philip might see the Father when he sees the Son.
Certainly they saw the son by understanding the works of God, and NOT WITH THEIR PHYSICAL EYES [The INVISIBLE Son is the image of the INVISIBLE Father = cannot be seen thru physical eyes, since if it were it would not be an “image of INVISIBLE”]
What the Son did, He attributed to the Father, in order to show the unity of their power.
In the same way the Son was also seen by Jacob, which is why he got the name ‘Israel’, that is, a man who sees God.
For these reasons therefore Christ is called the image of the invisible God.
He is understood to be what by the intellect He appears to be-God.
THE FATHER HAS NEVER APPEARED AT ANY TIME, AS IT SAYS IN THE GOSPEL: NO ONE HAS EVER SEEN GOD.
The firstborn of all creation.
Paul testifies that Christ was BORN, NOT CREATED, as the Son before the whole creation, in order to distinguish His birth from the making of creation.
To clarify this paul adds what follows. 16 For in Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible…
Paul not only indicates how magnificent and glorious Christ was IN GOD, because He was born before anything else was made, but he also says that all things were created in Him, which means that the power to do anything is in Him and comes from Him, SINCE EVERYTHING IS MADE THROUGH HIM.
HE IS THE HEAD OF ALL CREATION, BECAUSE IT DERIVES ITS EXISTENCE FROM HIM.
The things that were made by Him are said to have been made through Him.
He was born in order to make the creation, that is, to have made it in Him and through Him.
His birth was of no benefit to Himself, but to us, because there was no need for someone who was already in everything to be born.
How is it that He is the only Son of God, and how does He know that God the Father is unbegotten ?
CHRIST WAS IN GOD AND COME FORTH FROM GOD.
SO THAT THERE SHOULD BE ONE GOD.
So it is that when the Son was born the Father did not decrease nor did the Son gain anything.
In order to explain more clearly what and how great the power of the Son was, paul shows what comes through Him–throne, dominions, principalities and powers–SO THAT NO ONE WOULD EVER THINK THAT THERE WAS ANYTHING LESS IN HIM THAN THERE WAS IN THE FATHER!!
Orthodox bible study.
Commentaries on Galatians–Philemon oleh Ambrosiaster,
Menunjukan bahwa Kristus itu Allah sendiri, yg sdh ada sebelum semua ciptaan Allah ada.
Lihat Yoh. 1:3 Segala sesuatu dijadikan oleh Dia dan tanpa Dia tidak ada suatu pun yang telah jadi dari segala yang telah dijadikan.
Ayat ini menjelaskan bahwa Yesus itu inkarnasi Allah yg tdk kelihatan,
Ia sdh ada dan diatas segala yg diciptakan Allah,
Yesus itu Allah sendiri dan pencipta segala yg ada (lih. Yoh. 1:3 diatas)
Itu kalau tdk coba menghubungkannya dgn ayat2 lain yg menerangkan siapa Yesus,
shg menghasilkan pemahaman yg salah & sesat yg dipakai oleh SSY.
Lha anda sendiri yang mengatakan dalam reply#4 bahwa kedua ayat diatas bahwa:
tidak ada padanan (seimbang) kata, yang mempertegas Yesus adalah setara dengan yang diciptakan, atau Ia adalah diciptakan, coba dipelototi lagi.
Jadi jelaskan maksud anda bahwa Yesus itu diciptakan oleh Bapa berarti kesimpulan anda bahwa Yesus itu tidak setara dengan Bapa dan tidak sama umur atau tidak sama kekal atau tidak sama kuasa dengan Bapa.
yg saya tanya bukan kamu, kenapa kamu yang jawab…?
yang saya hendak tekankan: "jangan sematkan kata; UMUR, kepada Yesus… atau pun kepada Allah…
sebab, umur menunjukkan orang itu ada tahun sekian dan mati tahun sekian yang artinya bermula tahun sekian, dan berakhir tahun sekian…
itu makanya saya mau tanyakan, berapa umurnya?
jarang ada yang menyebut: umur mr. x adalah KEKAL ABADI… melainkan 250 tahun, 70 tahun, 60 tahun
Frasa yang salah itu,
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kamu, lihat saja, yang jahat2 kamu sematkan kepada saya padahal saya tidak begitu…