Ananias Membaptis Santo Paulus

Ananias Membaptis Santo Paulus


Pertobatan Saulus dari Tarsus

Dalam volume populernya, Paul: Sebuah Studi dalam Sejarah Sosial dan Keagamaan, pertama kali diterbitkan pada tahun 1912, Adolf Deissmann (yang melakukan begitu banyak untuk menunjukkan sifat Koine Yunani, bahasa Perjanjian Baru) pernah berkata bahwa penyelidik sejarah sejati harus menyelamatkan “kertas Paulus dari perpustakaan barat kami.” Dia berbicara tentang “Jermanisasi, dogmatisasi, modernisasi, Paulus yang kaku.” Dan seseorang dapat menambahkan, Paul yang “denominasi”. Gambar-gambar palsu harus disingkirkan dari Paulus yang bersejarah, “Paul zaman dahulu yang sebenarnya” (1957, 4).

Paulus adalah tokoh penting dalam sejarah. Dari ketidakjelasan relatif abad pertama, ke tokoh internasional modern, tidak ada seorang pun, selain Yesus Kristus sendiri, yang begitu berpengaruh. Tidak adanya kenalan dengan nama “Paul,” menceritakan lebih banyak tentang diri seseorang daripada yang seharusnya diketahui.


Ananias Membaptis Santo Paulus - Sejarah

PERTANYAAN BAPTISAN DENGAN MENYERAMKAN ATAU MENUNGGU.

"Aku akan memercikkan air bersih pada Anda, dan kamu akan bersih dari segala kenajisanmu, dan dari segala berhalamu Aku akan mentahirkan kamu" (Yeh. 36:25)

Sepanjang Zaman Perjanjian Lama Metode umum Yahudi untuk "Mencuci" adalah dengan Menuangkan:

Pertama kita harus mencatat bahwa Gereja Katolik mengakui pencelupan adalah bentuk yang sah. Dalam semangat kebenaran yang sama untuk Mengatakan bahwa "Perendaman adalah satu-satunya metode yang ditemukan dalam kitab suci dan satu-satunya bentuk hukum" itu tidak benar. Cara pembaptisan sama sekali tidak dapat ditentukan dari kata Yunani "Baptisan" diterjemahkan "membaptis" Beberapa orang mengatakan bahwa itu berarti "to dip," dan tidak ada yang lain. Itu adalah pandangan yang salah tentang arti kata itu. Artinya keduanya

(1.) untuk mencelupkan sesuatu ke dalam elemen atau cairan, dan

(2.) untuk menempatkan elemen atau cairan di atas atau di atasnya. Oleh karena itu, cara baptisan tidak dapat disimpulkan hanya dari kata yang digunakan. Kata tersebut memiliki makna yang luas, tidak hanya dalam Perjanjian Baru, tetapi juga dalam Perjanjian Lama Versi LXX (Septuaginta Yunani), di mana kata itu digunakan untuk wudhu dan pembaptisan yang diwajibkan oleh hukum Musa. Ini dipengaruhi oleh pencelupan, dan dengan pemerasan dan percikan dan kata yang sama, "pencucian" (Keluaran 30:17-21 Im 11:25 15:8 17:15 Ibr 9:10, 13, 19, 21 31:22 -23 dan dalam Perjanjian Baru Lukas Markus 7:4 Ibr 9:10) contoh kayu yang baik Lukas 11:38 menjelaskan bahwa Yesus pergi makan dengan seorang Farisi dan "Orang Farisi itu heran melihat bahwa dia tidak mencuci terlebih dahulu [ kata Yunani untuk "dicuci" adalah baptisan] sebelum makan malam." Tidak ada seorang pun di Israel kuno yang berlatih menyelam sebelum makan malam, tetapi orang-orang Farisi "tidak makan kecuali mereka mencuci tangan" (Markus 7:3). Itu juga bisa berarti "pembersihan" (II Raja-raja 5:14 Pkh 34:25 ) "Baptisan atau membaptis" menunjuk mereka semua.

Dalam Perjanjian Baru tidak dapat ditemukan a Tunggal Diautentikasi dengan baik contoh kemunculan kata di mana itu perlu berarti perendaman. Selain itu, tidak ada satu pun contoh baptisan yang tercatat dalam Kisah Para Rasul (2:38-41 8:26-39 9:17, 18 22:12-16 10:44-48 16:32-34) mendukung gagasan tersebut. bahwa itu dengan mencelupkan orang yang dibaptis, atau dengan pencelupan, sementara di beberapa dari mereka cara seperti itu tidak mungkin. Sejarawan dan arkeolog menunjukkan bahwa ada kekurangan air di Yerusalem untuk perendaman Tiga ribu pada hari Pentakosta (Kisah Para Rasul 2:38-41) Bahkan jika ada, penduduk asli Yerusalem hampir tidak akan membiarkan persediaan air kota mereka tercemar dengan memasukkan tiga ribu tubuh berkeringat ke dalamnya. Juga di Daerah sepi dari Kisah Para Rasul 8:26-39. Mungkinkah St. Yohanes Pembaptis secara fisik mampu membenamkan semua orang yang datang kepadanya untuk dibaptis? Setelah gempa bumi yang membebaskannya dari penjara, Paulus membaptis sipirnya dan seluruh keluarganya--di dalam rumah sipir (Kisah Para Rasul 16:32-33). Petrus melakukan pembaptisan di rumah Kornelius (Kisah Para Rasul 10:47-48), meskipun bak mandi dan kolam renang bukanlah perlengkapan rumah kuno. Ananias dibaptis St. Paul apakah dia menemukannya? di dalam rumah Yudas di Damaskus, Bahkan, dia dibaptis sambil berdiri. Ketika Ananias datang untuk membaptis dia, dia berkata: "Dan sekarang mengapa kamu menunggu? Bangkitlah [harfiah, "berdiri"] dan dibaptis, dan bersihkan dosa-dosamu, dengan memanggil namanya" (Kisah Para Rasul 22:16).

Injil dan tata cara-tata caranya dirancang untuk seluruh dunia, dan tidak dapat diduga bahwa suatu bentuk pelaksanaan baptisan akan ditentukan di mana saja (seperti di negara tropis, gurun atau di daerah kutub) atau DALAM KEADAAN APAPUN tidak dapat diterapkan atau merugikan atau tidak mungkin.

Bahkan sebelum akhir abad pertama, dan sebelum penulisan kitab terakhir Perjanjian Baru, Wahyu (sekitar 100 M). Orang-orang Kristen mula-mula sedang meresepkan Penuangan sebagai cara pembaptisan yang tepat:" Setelah instruksi di atas, baptislah dalam nama Bapa, dan Putra, dan Roh Kudus, dalam air [yang mengalir] hidup. Jika Anda tidak memiliki air hidup, maka baptislah di air lain, dan jika Anda tidak mampu dalam air dingin, maka dalam air hangat. Jika Anda tidak memiliki keduanya, Tuangkan AIR TIGA KALI KE KEPALA, ATAS NAMA BAPA, DAN ANAK, DAN ROH KUDUS. Sebelum pembaptisan, hendaklah yang membaptis dan yang dibaptis berpuasa, seperti juga orang lain yang mampu. Memerintahkan orang yang akan dibaptis untuk berpuasa sebelumnya selama satu atau dua hari" (disakiti [IKLAN. 70] 7:1). Ini didukung oleh tulisan-tulisan Kristen awal lainnya. Hippolytus dari Roma berkata, "jika air langka, baik secara terus-menerus atau sewaktu-waktu, maka gunakan air apa pun yang tersedia" (Tradisi Kerasulan, 21 [M. 215]).

Paus Cornelius I menulis bahwa saat Novasi akan meninggal, "dia menerima baptisan di tempat tidur tempat dia berbaring, dengan menuangkan" (Surat untuk Fabius dari Antiokhia, 251 M dikutip dalam Eusebius, Sejarah Gerejawi, 6:43:11).

Cyprian menasihati agar tidak seorang pun "diganggu karena orang sakit dicurahkan atau diperciki ketika mereka menerima kasih karunia Tuhan" (Surat untuk Magnus Tertentu, 69:12 [A.D. 255]). Tertullian menggambarkan baptisan dengan mengatakan bahwa hal itu dilakukan "dengan sangat sederhana, tanpa kemegahan, tanpa persiapan yang cukup baru, dan akhirnya, tanpa biaya, seorang pria dibaptis dalam air, dan di tengah ucapan beberapa kata, diperciki, dan kemudian bangkit kembali, tidak banyak (atau tidak sama sekali) yang bersih" (Pada Pembaptisan 2 M 203). Jelas Tertullian tidak memerlukan baptisan untuk dibenamkan, karena dia mengatakan hanya diperciki dan dengan demikian seseorang keluar dari air "tidak banyak (atau tidak sama sekali) pembersihnya" didukung oleh tulisan-tulisan Kristen awal lainnya. Hippolytus dari Roma berkata, "jika air langka, baik sebagai kondisi konstan atau sesekali, maka gunakan air apa pun yang tersedia" (Tradisi Kerasulan, 21 [M. 215]).

Paus Cornelius I menulis bahwa saat Novasi akan meninggal, "dia menerima baptisan di tempat tidur tempat dia berbaring, dengan menuangkan" (Surat untuk Fabius dari Antiokhia, 251 M dikutip dalam Eusebius, Sejarah Gerejawi, 6:43:11).

Cyprian menasihati agar tidak seorang pun "diganggu karena orang sakit dicurahkan atau diperciki ketika mereka menerima kasih karunia Tuhan" (Surat untuk Magnus Tertentu, 69:12 [A.D. 255]). Tertullianus menggambarkan baptisan dengan mengatakan bahwa hal itu dilakukan "dengan sangat sederhana, tanpa kemegahan, tanpa kebaruan yang berarti.

Di Zaman Perjanjian Lama, Raja-Raja Yahudi diurapi dengan menuangkan minyak khusus di kepala:

persiapan, dan akhirnya, tanpa biaya, seorang pria dibaptis dalam air, dan di tengah ucapan beberapa kata, diperciki, dan kemudian bangkit kembali, tidak banyak (atau tidak sama sekali) pembersih" (Pada Pembaptisan 2 A.D. 203). Jelas Tertullianus tidak memerlukan baptisan untuk dibenamkan, karena dia mengatakan hanya diperciki dan dengan demikian seseorang keluar dari air "tidak banyak (atau tidak sama sekali) pembersihnya".

Lalu ada bukti artistik dan arkeologis. Banyak karya seni Kristen paling awal menggambarkan pembaptisan--tetapi tidak pernah pembaptisan dengan pencelupan! Jika penerima sakramen berada di sungai, dia selalu diperlihatkan berdiri setinggi mata kaki sementara air dituangkan ke atas kepalanya dari cangkir atau cangkang. Mosaik ubin di gereja-gereja kuno, lukisan di katakombe, desain pada benda-benda rumah tangga biasa seperti cangkir dan sendok, ukiran pada marmer - selalu pembaptisan dengan menuangkan. Dalam setiap contoh itu adalah kolam dangkal atau baskom di mana orang baru berdiri dengan kaki dibenamkan, sementara air dituangkan ke atasnya dari aliran di atas kepala atau dari vas yang dipegang oleh orang yang membaptis. . Tidak, seluruh catatan Gereja mula-mula—seperti yang ditunjukkan dalam Perjanjian Baru, dalam tulisan-tulisan lain, dan dalam bukti-bukti yang monumental—menunjukkan cara pembaptisan tidak terbatas pada pencelupan. Bukti arkeologis lainnya menegaskan hal yang sama. Sebuah baptistery Kristen awal ditemukan di sebuah gereja di kota asal Yesus Nazareth, namun baptistery ini, yang berasal dari awal abad kedua, terlalu kecil dan sempit untuk menenggelamkan seseorang. Font barat tertua ditemukan di katakombe Romawi , tangki air yang dipahat dari tufa di lantai kapel pembaptisan. Contohnya dapat ditemukan di Pemakaman Ostria, di mana di sebuah cekungan dangkal kecil di lantai, sebuah mata air muncul di Pemakaman Pontianus, di mana sebuah waduk bujur sekitar delapan belas kaki persegi di luas permukaan dan kedalaman tiga kaki, belum terisi air (Marucchi, Arch ologie Chr tienne, II, 63) dari St. Felicitas (ibid., 304) dan St. Priscilla, di mana pada tahun 1901 ditemukan cekungan yang menarik di rekening mungkin kuno tinggi sebagai pusat pembaptisan (Marucchi di Nuovo Bullettino, 1901, 73). Bahwa menuangkan air dari atas kepala adalah cara pembaptisan yang biasa selama abad-abad awal, adalah pandangan yang penerimaannya dipaksakan oleh studi-studi arkeologi tempat-tempat pembaptisan (de Rossi, Bullettino di Archeol., 1876, 8-15 Duchesne, Les Eglises s par es, Paris, 1905, 89-96).

Pencucian ritual, di bawah Hukum Musa, sering kali dilakukan dengan menaburkan di dalam air:

"Ini adalah fakta yang diketahui bahwa pada zaman kuno, ritual mencuci dilakukan dengan menaburkan atau merendam." (Rabbi James Shoffner, Rituals of Judaism, hal. 212)

"Pencucian ritual, di bawah Hukum Musa, sering kali dilakukan dengan mencelupkan seseorang ke dalam air, atau memercikkan air tersebut. " (Tracy Fox, Ph.D., A History of the Jewish people, hal. 345)

"Sejarah percikan dan pencelupan, berkaitan dengan ritual mencuci, dapat ditelusuri kembali ke zaman Israel kuno. " (Creso Nejhad, Ph.D., A Dictionary of Judaism, hal. 153)

"Seperti yang dapat diinformasikan oleh kebanyakan orang yang berpengetahuan luas di bidang sejarah Yahudi, ritual mencuci pada zaman Perjanjian Lama dapat, dan telah, dilakukan dengan cara memercikkan atau mencelupkan." (Rabbi Eleazer Wein, Frequently Asked Questions About Yudaism, hlm. 154 )


Ananias Membaptis Santo Paulus - Sejarah

Versi Internasional Baru
Segera, sesuatu seperti sisik jatuh dari mata Saul, dan dia bisa melihat lagi. Dia bangun dan dibaptis,

Terjemahan Hidup Baru
Seketika sesuatu seperti sisik jatuh dari mata Saul, dan dia mendapatkan kembali penglihatannya. Kemudian dia bangun dan dibaptis.

Versi Standar Bahasa Inggris
Dan segera sesuatu seperti sisik jatuh dari matanya, dan dia mendapatkan kembali penglihatannya. Kemudian dia bangkit dan dibaptis

Alkitab Pelajaran Berean
Pada saat itu, sesuatu seperti sisik jatuh dari mata Saul, dan penglihatannya pulih. Dia bangun dan dibaptis,

Berean Literal Bible
Dan segera sesuatu seperti sisik jatuh dari matanya, dan dia mendapatkan kembali penglihatannya. Dan setelah bangkit, dia dibaptis,

Alkitab Raja James
Dan segera jatuh dari matanya seperti sisik: dan dia segera melihat, dan bangkit, dan dibaptis.

Versi King James Baru
Segera ada jatuh dari matanya sesuatu seperti sisik, dan dia segera melihat dan dia bangun dan dibaptis.

Alkitab Standar Amerika Baru
Dan segera sesuatu Suka ikan sisik jatuh dari matanya, dan dia mendapatkan kembali penglihatannya, dan dia bangun dan dibaptis

NASB 1995
Dan segera jatuh dari matanya sesuatu seperti sisik, dan dia mendapatkan kembali penglihatannya, dan dia bangun dan dibaptis

NASB 1977
Dan segera jatuh dari matanya sesuatu seperti sisik, dan dia mendapatkan kembali penglihatannya, dan dia bangkit dan dibaptis

Alkitab Amplified
Segera sesuatu seperti sisik jatuh dari mata Saul, dan dia mendapatkan kembali penglihatannya. Kemudian dia bangun dan dibaptis

Alkitab Standar Kristen
Seketika sesuatu seperti sisik jatuh dari matanya, dan dia mendapatkan kembali penglihatannya. Kemudian dia bangun dan dibaptis.

Alkitab Standar Kristen Holman
Seketika sesuatu seperti sisik jatuh dari matanya, dan dia mendapatkan kembali penglihatannya. Kemudian dia bangun dan dibaptis.

Versi Standar Amerika
Dan langsung jatuh dari matanya seperti sisik, dan dia menerima penglihatannya dan dia bangun dan dibaptis

Alkitab Aram dalam Bahasa Inggris Biasa
Dan segera, beberapa hal yang seperti sisik jatuh dari matanya dan matanya terbuka, dan dia bangun dan dia dibaptis.

Versi Bahasa Inggris Kontemporer
Tiba-tiba sesuatu seperti sisik ikan jatuh dari mata Saul, dan dia bisa melihat. Dia bangun dan dibaptis.

Alkitab Douay-Rheims
Dan segera jatuh dari matanya seperti sisik, dan dia menerima penglihatannya dan bangkit, dia dibaptis.

Versi Revisi Bahasa Inggris
Dan langsung jatuh dari matanya seperti sisik, dan dia menerima penglihatannya dan dia bangun dan dibaptis

Terjemahan Kabar Baik
Seketika sesuatu seperti sisik ikan jatuh dari mata Saul, dan dia bisa melihat lagi. Dia berdiri dan dibaptis

FIRMAN ALLAH & Terjemahan Reg
Segera, sesuatu seperti sisik ikan jatuh dari mata Saul, dan dia bisa melihat lagi. Kemudian Saul berdiri dan dibaptis.

Versi Standar Internasional
Tiba-tiba sesuatu seperti sisik jatuh dari mata Saul, dan dia bisa melihat lagi. Dia bangun dan dibaptis,

Versi Standar Literal
Dan seketika itu juga jatuh dari matanya seperti sisik-sisik, dia juga melihat lagi seketika itu juga, dan setelah bangkit, terbenam,

Alkitab NET
Segera sesuatu seperti sisik jatuh dari matanya, dan dia bisa melihat lagi. Dia bangun dan dibaptis,

Alkitab Bahasa Inggris Hati Baru
Segera sesuatu seperti sisik jatuh dari matanya, dan dia menerima penglihatannya. Dia bangkit dan dibaptis.

Perjanjian Baru Weymouth
Seketika jatuh dari matanya apa yang tampak seperti sisik, dan dia bisa melihat sekali lagi. Atas ini dia bangkit dan menerima baptisan

Alkitab Bahasa Inggris Dunia
Segera sesuatu seperti sisik jatuh dari matanya, dan dia menerima penglihatannya. Dia bangkit dan dibaptis.

Terjemahan Literal Young
Dan segera jatuh dari matanya seperti sisik, dia melihat lagi segera, dan setelah bangkit, dibaptis,

Kisah Para Rasul 9:8
Saul bangkit dari tanah, tetapi ketika dia membuka matanya, dia tidak dapat melihat apa pun. Jadi mereka membawanya dengan tangan ke Damaskus.

Kisah Para Rasul 9:17
Jadi Ananias pergi ke rumah, dan ketika dia tiba, dia meletakkan tangannya di atas Saul. "Saudara Saulus," katanya, "Tuhan Yesus, yang menampakkan diri kepadamu di jalan ketika kamu datang ke sini, telah mengutus aku agar kamu dapat melihat lagi dan dipenuhi dengan Roh Kudus."

Kisah Para Rasul 9:19
dan setelah mengambil beberapa makanan, dia mendapatkan kembali kekuatannya. Dan dia menghabiskan beberapa hari bersama para murid di Damaskus.

Kisah Para Rasul 22:13
datang dan berdiri di sampingku. 'Saudara Saul,' katanya, 'melihatmu.' Dan saat itu aku bisa melihatnya.

Kisah Para Rasul 22:16
Dan sekarang apa yang Anda tunggu? Bangunlah, dibaptis, dan basuhlah dosa-dosamu, sambil memanggil nama-Nya.'

Dan segera jatuh dari matanya seperti sisik: dan dia segera melihat, dan bangkit, dan dibaptis.

2 Korintus 3:14 Tetapi pikiran mereka dibutakan: karena sampai hari ini masih ada selubung yang sama yang tidak terbongkar dalam pembacaan perjanjian lama yang berlaku disingkirkan di dalam Kristus.

2 Korintus 4:6 Karena Tuhan, yang memerintahkan terang untuk bersinar dari kegelapan, telah bersinar di dalam hati kita, untuk memberi cahaya pengetahuan tentang kemuliaan Allah dalam wajah Yesus Kristus.

Kisah Para Rasul 2:38,41 Kemudian Petrus berkata kepada mereka, Bertobatlah, dan hendaklah kamu masing-masing memberi dirimu dibaptis dalam nama Yesus Kristus untuk pengampunan dosa, dan kamu akan menerima karunia Roh Kudus…

Kisah Para Rasul 13:12,13,37,38 Kemudian deputi itu, ketika dia melihat apa yang telah dilakukan, percaya, menjadi heran dengan ajaran Tuhan…

Kisah Para Rasul 22:16 Dan sekarang mengapa kamu menunggu? bangun, dan dibaptis, dan bersihkan dosa-dosamu, memanggil nama Tuhan.

Bangkit, dan dibaptis. --Jelas bahwa baik Saulus maupun Ananias memandang ini sebagai syarat mutlak untuk masuk ke dalam masyarakat kerajaan Allah yang kasat mata. Tidak ada penglihatan dan wahyu tentang Tuhan, tidak ada intensitas pertobatan pribadi, yang membebaskannya darinya. Baginya juga, itu adalah "pembersihan kelahiran kembali" (Titus 3:5), saat kelahiran baru, dikuburkan bersama Kristus (Roma 6:3-4). Dapat disimpulkan hampir sebagai suatu kepastian bahwa di tangan Ananias dia menerima baptisan. Pembaptisan mungkin akan dilakukan di salah satu sungai yang sejarah Naaman telah membuat terkenal, dan air "Abana dan Pharpar, sungai Damaskus" (2 Raja-raja 5:12), sekarang disucikan tidak kurang dari itu. Yordania untuk "pembersihan mistik dari dosa."

Ayat 18. - Langsung untuk segera , A.V. sebagaimana adanya , A.V. menerima penglihatannya untuk menerima penglihatan segera , A.V. dan T.R. dia bangkit untuk bangkit , A.V. Seperti sisik ( λεπίδες ) sisik, atau serpihan zat tipis yang mengupas istilah yang sering digunakan oleh penulis medis Yunani. Dan dibaptis. Ini adalah perbedaan yang aneh antara St Paulus dan rasul-rasul lain bahwa, jika mereka dibaptis sama sekali, yang diragukan, mereka pasti telah dibaptis oleh Kristus sendiri sedangkan St Paulus menerima baptisannya di tangan Ananias. Ini adalah salah satu tanda dia "dilahirkan pada waktunya". Namun dia tidak berada di belakang para rasul yang paling utama.

Saat itu,
εὐθέως (eutheōs)
Kata keterangan
Strong's 2112: Segera, segera, segera. Kata keterangan dari euthus secara langsung, yaitu sekaligus atau segera.

[sesuatu seperti
ὡς (hōs)
Kata keterangan
Strong's 5613: Mungkin kata keterangan komparatif dari hos yang bagaimana, yaitu Dengan cara itu.

timbangan
λεπίδες (lepides)
Nomina - Nominatif Feminin Jamak
Strong's 3013: Sebuah timbangan, zat bersisik terlempar dari tubuh. Dari lepo serpihan.

menjatuhkan
ἀπέπεσαν (apepesan)
Kata Kerja - Aorist Indicative Active - Orang Ketiga Jamak
Strong's 634: Untuk jatuh (dari), jatuh. Dari apo dan pipto jatuh.

dari
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposisi
Strong's 575: Dari, jauh dari. Sebuah partikel utama 'off,' yaitu Jauh, dalam berbagai pengertian.

[Saul’s]
αὐτοῦ (otomatis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Orang Ketiga Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 846: Dia, dia, itu, mereka, mereka, sama. Dari partikel au kata ganti refleksif self, digunakan untuk orang ketiga, dan orang lain.

mata,
ὀφθαλμῶν (oftalmōn)
Kata Benda - Genitive Maskulin Plural
Strong's 3788: The eye fig: mata pikiran. Dari optanomai mata dengan implikasi, visi kiasan, iri hati.

dan
τε (te)
Konjungsi
Strong's 5037: Dan, keduanya. Sebuah partikel utama dari koneksi atau tambahan keduanya atau juga.

penglihatannya dipulihkan.
ἀνέβλεψέν (aneblepsen)
Kata Kerja - Aorist Indicative Active - Orang Ketiga Tunggal
Strong's 308: Untuk melihat ke atas, pulihkan penglihatanku. Dari ana dan blepo untuk mencari implikasinya, untuk memulihkan penglihatan.

Dia bangun
ἀναστὰς (anastas)
Kata Kerja - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Maskulin Singular
Strong's 450: Untuk membangkitkan, mengatur saya bangkit dari antara (yang) mati saya bangkit, muncul. Dari ana dan histemi untuk berdiri.

[dan] dibaptis,
ἐβαπτίσθη (pembaptisanē)
Kata Kerja - Aorist Indicative Passive - Orang Ketiga Singular
Strong's 907: Lit: Saya mencelupkan, menenggelamkan, tetapi secara khusus mencelupkan upacara saya membaptis.


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[Doa] Bapa, kami berterima kasih kepada-Mu atas hak istimewa untuk mempertimbangkan kehidupan kesaksian manusia yang agung ini bagi Tuhan Yesus Kristus, Rasul Paulus. Kami sangat bersyukur bahwa kami dapat membaca dan merenungkan hal-hal yang memotivasi orang ini dan menjadikannya alat motivasi yang dengannya Injil Tuhan Yesus Kristus dapat dibawa kepada orang-orang bukan Yahudi dan akhirnya kepada kami di Dunia Barat. Kami tahu, Tuhan, bahwa kekuatan dan kekuatan yang memotivasi di belakang rasul itu adalah kuasa ilahi dari Ketuhanan yang bekerja di dalam dia. Tetapi kami juga berterima kasih kepada-Mu karena Engkau menjadikan dia saksi yang setia dan efektif. Dan kami berterima kasih kepada-Mu atas keteguhan hidupnya, dan atas kesetiaan kesaksiannya terhadap pelayanan penyelamatan Yesus Kristus.

Dan Tuhan, kami mohon agar Engkau menyertai kami melalui jam ini, memungkinkan kami untuk benar-benar mendapat manfaat dari ajaran yang ditemukan dalam firman Tuhan. Semoga kebutuhan kita masing-masing telah dipenuhi melalui Kitab Suci. Kami berdoa dalam nama Yesus. Amin.

[Pesan] Malam ini kita melihat topik “Paulus, Ananias, dan Arabia,” langkah selanjutnya dalam pengungkapan kehidupan Rasul Paulus. Dan Anda akan mengambil Perjanjian Baru Anda dan membuka Kisah Para Rasul pasal 9, ayat 10, dan izinkan saya membaca beberapa ayat di sini. Dan kemudian kita akan melihat sebuah perikop dalam Galatia pasal 1 juga untuk pembacaan Kitab Suci. Kisah Para Rasul pasal 9, ayat 10 sampai ayat 19.

“Dan ada seorang murid tertentu di Damaskus, bernama Ananias dan kepadanya berkata Tuhan dalam suatu penglihatan, Ananias. Dan dia berkata, Lihatlah, aku di sini, Tuhan. Dan Tuhan berkata kepadanya, Bangunlah, dan pergilah ke jalan yang disebut Lurus, dan tanyakan di rumah Yudas untuk seseorang yang bernama Saulus, dari Tarsus: karena, lihatlah, dia berdoa, Dan telah melihat dalam penglihatan seorang pria bernama Ananias masuk, dan meletakkan tangannya di atasnya, agar dia dapat melihat. Kemudian Ananias menjawab, Tuhan, saya telah mendengar oleh banyak dari orang ini, betapa banyak kejahatan yang telah dia lakukan terhadap orang-orang kudus-Mu di Yerusalem: Dan di sini dia memiliki wewenang dari imam-imam kepala untuk mengikat semua seruan atas nama-Mu. Tetapi Tuhan berkata kepadanya, Pergilah: karena dia adalah bejana pilihan bagi-Ku, untuk menyandang nama-Ku di hadapan orang-orang bukan Yahudi, dan raja-raja, dan anak-anak Israel: Karena Aku akan menunjukkan kepadanya betapa besar hal-hal yang harus dia derita untukku. demi nama. Dan Ananias pergi, dan masuk ke dalam rumah dan meletakkan tangannya di atasnya berkata, Saudara Saul, Tuhan, bahkan Yesus, yang menampakkan diri kepadamu di jalan ketika kamu datang, telah mengutus Aku, agar kamu dapat melihatmu, dan dipenuhi dengan Roh Kudus. Dan segera jatuh dari matanya seperti sisik: dan dia segera melihat, dan bangkit, dan dibaptis. Dan ketika dia telah menerima daging, dia dikuatkan. Kemudian adalah hari-hari tertentu Saulus bersama para murid yang berada di Damaskus.”

Sekarang, Anda akan melihat bahwa dalam kisah Lukas, setelah mengatakan, “Dan ketika dia telah menerima daging, dia dikuatkan,” kalimat berikutnya adalah “Kemudian adalah hari-hari tertentu Saulus dengan para murid yang berada di Damaskus. Dan langsung dia mengkhotbahkan Kristus di rumah-rumah ibadat, bahwa dia adalah Anak Allah.” Sekarang, mari kita beralih ke Galatia pasal 1, dan membaca ayat 15 sampai ayat 17. Sekarang, rasul itu sedang membahas Surat ke Galatia, beberapa pengalaman yang dia miliki ketika dia bertobat. Dan dia mengatakan bahwa pesan yang dia beritakan adalah pesan yang dia terima melalui wahyu ilahi. Jadi setelah mengatakan bahwa dia telah mengambil keuntungan dalam agama Yahudi di atas banyak persamaannya di bangsanya sendiri, dalam ayat 15 dia menulis, “Tetapi ketika Allah berkenan, yang memisahkan aku dari rahim ibuku, dan memanggilku oleh kasih karunia-Nya, Untuk menyatakan Putra-Nya di dalam diriku, agar aku dapat memberitakan Dia di antara orang-orang kafir atau bukan Yahudi, “segera aku tidak menganugerahkan daging dan darah: Aku juga tidak pergi ke Yerusalem kepada mereka yang adalah rasul-rasul sebelum aku tetapi Saya pergi ke Arabia, dan kembali lagi ke Damaskus.” Sekarang, perhatikan dia mengatakan bahwa dia segera pergi ke Arabia, tetapi dia kembali ke Damaskus.

Sekarang tidak selalu mungkin untuk menyatukan secara mutlak teks-teks Perjanjian Baru, karena ada banyak hal yang tidak diberikan dalam firman Tuhan, jadi kita dipaksa untuk mengandaikan hubungan-hubungan tertentu. Dan itu mungkin, dan tampaknya terbukti dari membaca sejarah gereja mula-mula dalam Kitab Kisah Para Rasul, bahwa Lukas, jika dia tahu tentang kunjungan ke Arab, tidak mengatakan apa-apa tentang itu dalam Kitab Kisah Para Rasul, jadi tentu saja kita akan tertarik untuk menjawab pertanyaan itu, di mana kita harus menempatkan kunjungan yang dia lakukan ke Arab dalam catatan pelayanan Kitab Kisah Para Rasul. Sekarang, telah diletakkan di tempat yang berbeda dan sebentar lagi kita akan membicarakannya. Tetapi seperti yang Anda lihat, mungkin saja itu ditempatkan tepat di tengah-tengah ayat ke-19 itu, “Dan ketika kami menerima daging, dia dikuatkan.” Dan kemudian kita membaca, “Lalu apakah Paulus pada hari-hari tertentu dengan murid-murid yang berada di Damaskus.” Atau mungkin menempatkannya setelah ayat itu sebelum ayat berikutnya. Dan dia pergi ke Arabia dan dia kembali ke Damaskus, dia berkata dalam Galatia, dan langsung dia mengkhotbahkan Kristus di rumah-rumah ibadat. Dan faktanya, orang lain meletakkannya di antara ayat 22 dan 23. Jadi kedua hal ini adalah peristiwa yang terjadi dalam kehidupan Paulus, kita hanya tidak yakin secara mutlak urutannya. Tapi untungnya itu tidak benar-benar berarti apa-apa sejauh menyangkut konten.

Minggu lalu, ketika kami melihat kehidupan dan pelayanan Rasul Paulus, kami mempertimbangkan pertobatannya. Dan malam ini kami ingin melanjutkan dari sana. Kisah Para Rasul disebut sebagai buku kegiatan Kristus yang bangkit. Nah, alasannya adalah bahwa dalam Kitab Kisah Para Rasul, apa yang kita miliki adalah aktivitas Tuhan melalui hamba-hamba-Nya, meskipun Dia sendiri telah dibangkitkan dan sekarang duduk di sebelah kanan Bapa. Dan Lukas, penulis Kisah Para Rasul, tampaknya setuju dengan hal itu, karena dia mengatakan dalam ayat pertama bukunya, “Risalah sebelumnya telah saya buat, O Theophilus, dari semua yang Yesus mulai lakukan dan ajarkan. ” Jadi Injil Lukas, pekerjaan yang dia maksud di sana adalah buku di mana dia memberikan hal-hal di mana Yesus mulai melakukan dan mengajar. Dan implikasi yang lahir dari sisa Kitab Kisah Para Rasul adalah bahwa ini adalah hal-hal yang Yesus terus lakukan dan ajarkan, terus lakukan dan ajarkan, tentu saja, karena dia telah dibangkitkan dari kematian.

Nah, pertobatan Rasul Paulus merupakan salah satu klimaks dari kisah yang tertuang dalam Kitab Kisah Para Rasul. Bahkan, itu adalah salah satu hari huruf merah dalam sejarah gereja. Anda tahu, terkadang Anda mendapatkan kalender, dan di kalender Anda akan melihat berbagai hari, dan kemudian tiba-tiba akan ada hari yang akan dicantumkan dalam warna merah seperti ulang tahun Columbus’, atau Paskah, atau Natal, atau ulang tahun khusus. Anda tidak akan menemukan Robert E. Lee dan Stonewall Jackson pada hal-hal itu, tetapi sejauh yang saya ketahui, saya ingin menggarisbawahi hari-hari itu, dan itulah hari huruf merah, ketika Stonewall Jackson lahir atau ketika Robert E . Lee, tapi itu hanya pandangan Selatan saya tentang berbagai hal. Tapi bagaimanapun, ini adalah hari surat merah di gereja, pertobatan Rasul Paulus. Mungkin tidak ada satu peristiwa pun, kecuali tentu saja salib Yesus Kristus, yang mungkin begitu menentukan jalannya sejarah Kristen selain pertobatan Paulus. Dan kita yang hidup di Dunia Barat khususnya harus bersyukur akan hal ini, karena kekristenan yang kita miliki adalah kekristenan yang datang langsung dari tangan Rasul Paulus yang diangkat oleh Tuhan sebagai rasul bagi bangsa-bangsa lain. Ini adalah lingkup pelayanannya, dunia non-Yahudi. Jadi ketika dia datang ke Eropa, dan tentu saja kita telah menerima Kekristenan kita dari Eropa sebagian besar di Amerika Serikat, kita berhutang budi pada hal yang terjadi di Jalan Damaskus ketika Rasul Paulus, dengan campur tangan Tuhan Allah dibawa berhadap-hadapan dengan Yesus dari Nazaret, yang sekarang telah bangkit dan dimuliakan di surga.

Dan Paulus memahaminya seperti itu juga, karena dalam suratnya kepada Timotius beberapa tahun kemudian dia berkata, “Demikian pulalah aku memperoleh belas kasihan, supaya di dalam aku pertama-tama Yesus Kristus menunjukkan semua kepanjangsabaran untuk suatu pola bagi mereka yang harus sesudahnya. percaya padanya untuk hidup yang kekal.” Jadi dia memandang dirinya sebagai pola belas kasihan Tuhan. Dan kebetulan, ketika dia mengatakan bahwa dia adalah pola belas kasihan Tuhan, dia berharap akan ada orang lain yang akan mengikuti pola itu. Ketika kita mengatakan bahwa sesuatu adalah pola, kita berharap orang lain akan mengikuti dengan cara yang sama, atau mungkin mengikuti dengan cara yang sama. Jadi rasul adalah pola kesabaran Tuhan. Dan Anda dan saya mungkin memiliki pengalaman yang sangat mirip dengan Rasul Paulus ketika kita bertemu dengan Kristus yang bangkit. Kami tidak akan bertemu dengannya di Jalan Damaskus seperti yang dia lakukan. Itu adalah titik dalam pengembangan program sejarah Allah, tetapi kita mungkin memiliki perjumpaan dengan Tuhan Yesus seperti yang dilakukan rasul, terlepas dari aspek-aspek yang terlihat darinya. Nah, apakah kamu pernah mengalami hal seperti itu? Apakah Anda benar-benar tahu apa artinya memiliki hubungan dengan Tuhan yang telah bangkit? Dia adalah polanya, dan kita harus mengikuti langkah-langkah polanya.

Nah, sekarang kita mengikuti Paulus dalam pengalaman Kristennya yang paling awal, dan ini adalah studi yang menarik tentang tanda-tanda makhluk baru. Misalnya, pujian, sebenarnya berdoa sepertinya menjadi tandanya. “Lihatlah dia berdoa.” Kami akan mengatakan lebih banyak tentang itu sebentar lagi. Dia dipenuhi dengan Roh Kudus. Itu dilengkapi dengan kekuatan untuk tugas tertentu. Itu juga merupakan langkah penting. Dia dibaptis, langkah penting lainnya. Semua orang percaya harus dibaptis sebagai kesaksian akan fakta bahwa mereka telah datang untuk menerima Injil. Dia memiliki persekutuan dengan orang percaya lainnya. Dia bertemu dengan mereka. Dia bersama para murid yang berada di Damaskus, dan pada hari-hari awal mereka bertemu hari demi hari, bahkan merayakan Perjamuan Tuhan, tampaknya, dalam cara sehari-hari. Dia adalah seorang saksi. Dia mulai berkhotbah tentang Tuhan Yesus Kristus dan secara khusus bahwa dia adalah Anak Allah.

Saya baru saja menunjukkan kepada Nyonya Gray, sekretaris gereja, sebuah surat yang saya baca tepat ketika saya datang malam ini, karena itu adalah surat dari seseorang di Alabama. Dan karena Tom dan Emily berasal dari Alabama, dan sejak saya menghirup udara segar pertama saya di Alabama, saya juga seorang Alabama. Dan ini adalah surat dari seorang wanita dan dia berkata, “Terima kasih banyak atas karya pelayanan rekaman Anda. Anda telah membantu saya selama lebih dari satu tahun sekarang. Dan melalui Dr. Johnson, Bapa kita telah membimbing saya dalam memikirkan jalan saya melalui banyak bagian Kitab Suci. Dalam pemeliharaan-Nya, Tuhan telah memindahkan saya dari gereja Calvinis yang didasarkan pada Alkitab ke gereja di mana semua yang diberitakan adalah kesaksian (Tapi saya belum mendengar pesan yang seharusnya kita saksikan.)” Bukankah itu menarik? ? “Saya belum mendengar pesan yang seharusnya kita saksikan.”

Nah, rasul adalah saksi yang pasti. Dia adalah saksi muka bahwa Yesus Kristus adalah Anak Allah. He also communes now, we learn that from Galatians. He went out into Arabia, and there evidently he had special commune with the Lord God. We’ll say something about that later on. And finally, characteristic of a new creation in Christ is the fact that we must suffer. And so here in Christian 9, verse 23 we read, “And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him.” And verse 29, ” And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.” So when we become a Christian we can expect to have a few difficulties. That’s perfectly normal, because as we’ve said so often the Lord Jesus said, “The servant shall not be above his master.”

Before we look at this passage, I’d like to just call to your attention several things that we may have lost in the study of the conversion of Paul that have to do with the significance of the Damascus Road experience. The conversion is important, and it’s so important that in the Book of Acts it’s described three times. I mentioned that last week. But what did it signify? Of course, there are many things that it signified, and we spoke about some of them last week, but I want to just mention briefly three other things that the conversion of Paul signified.

First of all, it signified that Paul had actually seen the supreme revelation of God, for Jesus Christ is the supreme revelation of God. In 2 Corinthians chapter 4, verse 6 he will later on say that in the face of Jesus Christ one may see the glory of God. The Damascus Road experience must have had a great deal to do with that. In John 1:18, John the Apostle wrote, “No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” Well, the Damascus Road meant for Paul that Paul beheld the supreme revelation of God that made all of nature’s wonders pale. Abraham’s sacrifice was a marvelous experience in Genesis 15 when that smoking furnace and the fire came down between the pieces of the sacrifice and Abram was not invited to follow in token of the unconditional covenant. Moses seeing the miracle of the burning bush which was not consumed must have been a marvelous experience for him. And to hear the words of revelation that came, “I am who I am.” That was marvelous, too. But no one of those men had any more marvelous experience than the Apostle Paul who met the Lord Jesus on the Damascus Road. He could say, “I have seen the revelation of God, the glorified Messiah.”

Well, would you know the Lord? Would you like to know him? Well, study our Lord. Study our Lord as he is found it the word of God. This lady who wrote became a Bible teacher in that church that she was talking about, and she’s been teaching the Epistle to the Romans. And in the course of her teaching, she talks about the following of the tape ministry here at the chapel. And near the end she has something which just warmed my heart. I want to see her. She not only says, “I love you Dr. Johnson,” that’s not really the point, but this is what she said. She said, “You’re right Dr. Johnson, if people would read the Scripture and think,” and she has that underlined, “and think, we would all believe the same things.” That’s really nice, because that really is, I think, true. If we read the Scriptures and if we thought, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we would come to a conviction that the word of God teaches one line of truth. Well, if you want to understand our Lord, read and study as he is found in the word of God.

Now, a second thing that the experience meant for Paul is that he beheld the real nature of the war against the religion of Jesus. In other words, on the Damascus Road he learned the true warfare that is going on, all the time, and had been going on ever since the Garden of Eden. One can read the Old Testament and notice the warfare between Satan and heaven, and coming on into the New Testament one can read the same kind of story of the warfare between Satan and his henchmen and heaven. And one can also learn a great deal about those who belong to each one of these armies, those who belong to the armies of the Lord, and those who belong to the armies of Satan. And sometimes we’re inclined to think those who belong to the armies of the Lord are those who profess Christianity and those who stand in pulpits and those who say that they are the administers of the truth of Jehovah or the truth of Jesus Christ. But the apostle learned on the Damascus Road that it’s not as simple as that. He learned that he, who was the dispenser of religious things for all of his lifetime to that point, was actually in the wrong army. He actually learned that the army of the Lord is the gathering of the people around the person and the work of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that those who are not gathered around him and his work are not in his army, but are in the wrong army and are actually attacking the army of the Lord. So he learned the true nature of the war against the truth as it is in Christ.

In chapter 26 he says that he understood before this time that it was his responsibility to war against the faith as it is in Christ. Listen to what he says, “I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.” “I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to him.” So he was very earnest and very sincere, and very sincerely wrong. He learned a great deal on the Damascus Road about that. He learned that every blow that he struck against the Christians was a blow that lacerated the Messiah that he was supposed to be supporting by his activities. In other words, his religion brought him into collision with God, and that is true so often. Religion, contrary to the word of God brings us into collision with the God of the Scriptures. Again, how important it is to follow the teaching of the word of God.

Now, one third thing, he saw the inadequacy of his own religious life. Jesus said, “Paul why are you kicking against the goads?” So evidently he had had some second thoughts about things up to this point. And he now knew something of the meaning of these goads. And he awoke to the fact that the Lord God had purchased him in his work on the cross and also that he had predestinated him in his life and ministry to be his servant, to suffer for him, and to preach the gospel to the Gentiles. That was an amazing turn around for the apostle.

Now, coming to our passage here in verse 10 through verse 19, two men in two different bedrooms have complimentary visions. The apostle is staying in the house of one Judas, and there is Ananias in his own house. And Paul receives a vision in his bedroom, and Ananias receives a vision in his bedroom, but they compliment one another. So the Lord said to Ananias, “Ananias.”

Now the conversation that Ananias had with the Lord is far different from the seven hours of conversation that Oral Roberts claims that he’s just had with the Lord Jesus. I don’t know whether you know this or not, but Roberts contended a couple of years ago that he had seen a nine hundred foot vision of the Lord and sent out a letter and received six million dollars in response. Well in today’s Christianity Today that came to me, he’s now sending out letters that he had a seven hour talk with the Lord. And this talk is continuing, and in this particular letter that he is sending out he is saying that the Lord has told him that all of those who receive the letter, I didn’t receive the letter [Laughter], all that receive the letter are to give two hundred and forty dollars to the tower that he has built in Tulsa, but which has not been fitted out so it cannot be operating. He says also that the Lord has given him assurance of a cure for cancer along a different line from that followed up to this point. But the Lord is very merciful and gracious because if you cannot pay the two hundred and forty dollars immediately, it will be all right to pay twenty dollars a month for the next year.

Now, the kind of talk that the apostle had with the Lord and the kind of talk that Ananias had with the Lord is quite a bit different. You notice the collection plate’s not mentioned at all. But Ananias heard in a vision the Lord saying to him, “Ananias.” And he said, “Behold, I’m here Lord.” And the Lord said, “Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth.” And Saul has seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in and putting his hand on him that he might receive his sight. You don’t read too much about Ananias. He’s a very obscure kind of person, but how useful he was to the Lord God. You know, we don’t have to be great to be useful to the Lord. Look back in Christian history. Look at Wesley’s conversion. An anonymous person, reading the introduction to Luther’s commentary on the Epistle to the Romans and the great Wesleyan evangelist felt his heart strangely warmed. Or to take Augustine, Augustine heard a little child saying, “Take up and read. Take up and read.” Tale lege. Tale lege. He didn’t understand exactly what it meant, but he opened up the Scriptures and turned to chapter 13 of the Epistle to the Romans and read a text there that had tremendous influence on him, and through Augustine influence on Luther and Calvin and others.

Moody was brought to the knowledge of the Lord, so he said, through a Sunday School teacher. Very few people know of the Sunday School teacher’s name. We only know because it was in relatively modern times, and so we know his name, but that’s all we know about him. And then Charles Haddon Spurgeon, he traces his conversion to the fact that he was in a snow storm one night and went into a little chapel, and there heard a working man preach. He wasn’t even ordained, like Paul and the apostles. He wasn’t ordained, but it was through that message that he came to the knowledge of the Lord, just a simple service seems so insignificant.

And here is a man named Ananias. So far as we know he was not an apostle. He was not a deacon. He was not an elder. We don’t know anything much about him. The Lord’s not dependent on human ordination. From Saul to Calvin, Calvin was not ordained either by the way, to Bunyan, to Moody, H.A. Ironside in more modern times. All of these individuals didn’t have empty hands laid on their empty heads, as someone has called ordination. [Laughter] They were just servants of the Lord. But did you notice that the way in which he is to be sure that he has his right man is that the Lord said, “For behold he prayeth.”

That, to me, is a very interesting comment. It’s almost the hallmark of genuine conversion. The person who prays. It isn’t so much what we say, the witnessing that we do, the words that we put together in ordinary conversation. But it’s the fact that the apostle now is really praying. In fact, it’s almost as if the way it’s put here, “Behold he prayeth,” it’s almost as if there’s a suggestion that he never prayed before. But here is a man who was a Jewish man. He prayed regularly. He prayed three times a day, and if he was a Pharisee, usually that lasted about three hours. So here is a man who often prayed nine hours a day, but for the first time he’s really praying, because he’s now in contact with the true God. He doesn’t say, “Behold he singeth songs. Behold he listeneth to taped music. Behold he is observing the mass. Or Behold he is playing the organ. Or Behold is singing in the choir with three other fellows who are with him on the row.” Nothing like that, but “Behold he prayeth.” I think that’s very meaningful, too. What about the prayer life? Is that really part of our daily life? Is there a time when we get down on our knees by ourselves and have some personal words with the Lord? That’s very important. That’s like reading the Bible. It’s the exercise of the things that we learn from the study of Scripture. The insight that you obtain from the word of God comes from the study of the word, and then usually from the prayer over the word. In fact, there’s no better way to pray than to get down on your knees and open up the Bible on your bed or chair or wherever you like to pray, and read and pray as you read, asking God to unfold those things that are found in the word of God to you.

It implies that it’s almost remarkable for a man like this to pray. Notice the way it’s put. Behold, look he’s praying. Not he prays, but look he’s praying. It’s a miracle of grace for a proud for a proud Pharisee to plead like a penitent publican. Someone might say, well he was always a righteous man. No, no he was not. He was a self-righteous man. There is a whole lot of difference between a self-righteous man and a righteous man. One might say of so many people today, “He’s a Christian because he was baptized.” Or he’s a Christian because his parents were Christian and he was taught by his parents. But he prays. It also suggests that his prayer is answered to. “Behold he prayeth,” he’s really praying and the Lord’s hearing his prayers, too. So I suggest to you, try it, you’ll find it very useful and rewarding to pray, and God will accept your prayers when you come to him through Jesus Christ.

Well, let’s notice the things that are said to him. So he comes to Ananias, well Ananias has a little difficult first. He said, “Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.” How did he know that? Had he found those letters from the high priest to those in Damascus? Christians have a way of finding out things. So evidently he had come to know that. And the Lord answered Ananias and said, ” Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel.” That’s an expression it means “to carry my name.” And it’s to bear my name in shame, or whatever it might entail. It’s the same word that was used of our Lord carrying his cross. And so it’s almost as if the Apostle Paul is an individual in whom you will see visibly the carrying of the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. You know, later on he says, “he bears in his body the dying of the Lord Jesus.” Maybe that’s the anticipation of that.

And he says “Before the Gentiles.” In chapter 28 in verse 21 he says, “Before all men.” “Before the Gentiles,” not everybody without exception, but all kinds of men, Gentiles, kings, and Jews as well, but Gentiles preeminently in the life of the Apostle Paul. This was his life’s goal, and right from the beginning he is pointed that way. Now, when he comes in the house he says, ” I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.” And Ananias went his way and entered into the house of Judas, evidently they knew each other, and putting his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul.” Now, that’s an interesting statement.

Somebody in the congregation about two weeks asked, indirectly, me to explain why Ananias baptized the Paul, and why it is said that when he was baptized his sins were forgiven. So I’m going to explain it. But I look out over the audience and see, of course, that they are not here tonight, so all of you will have to be prepared to tell them. So when Merle and Roberta, for they are the ones that asked me, indirectly through another friend who said, “Be sure and explain that when you get there.” You explain it to them, and you can look smug too, when you explain it to them.

But over in chapter 22, in verse 16 Paul tells us something else that happened. He says that God has given him this understanding of what he was to do. And verse 16 of chapter 22, we read, “And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.” “Arise, be baptized, and way away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.” This text is a text that has often been used by those who believe that we cannot have the forgiveness of sins unless we are baptized in water. Now, if this text were translated perfectly in the Authorized Version, that might be the case, but, it’s not necessarily the correct translation. In the first place the comma after sins should be eliminated in the Authorized Version. It says, “And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins.” If you have an Authorized Version eliminate the comma and add the little word “by.” Now, this is perfectly true to the Greek text, because the Greek text here is participial and refers to the means by which the other is accomplished. And so, “Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins by calling on the name of the Lord.” So it is the calling on the name of the Lord that is the means by which the sins are washed away. “Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins by calling on the name of the Lord.”

Now, over in Romans chapter 10, there is another text in which that same verb “calling on the name of the Lord,” is found. And I want to read it, because it bears on the interpretation of Acts 22:16. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved,” Paul says. Now, he is the one who was given the message, “Arise, get yourself baptized, and get your sins washed away,” these are middle voices to be rendered that way, “and get your sins washed away by calling on the name of the Lord.” And later on, the apostle, writing the Epistle to the Romans says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” We’re not saved by baptism. Baptism is the testimony to our salvation. We’re saved by calling on the name of the Lord, which is simply we are saved by faith in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Incidentally, you’ll notice that before he was baptized how did Ananias address him? What did he say? Brother Saul, did you notice that? Brother Saul, “Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.” So the work of salvation had begun in the apostle, “Brother Saul.” And he was baptized, and then he met with the disciples.

Now I’d like to ask you to turn with me to Galatians chapter 1, as we conclude our study tonight. We talked about where Galatians chapter 1, verse 15 through verse 17 may be placed. This is Paul’s conversion according to the epistles. I thought that one night I would like to give a message on Paul’s conversion according to the epistles. But I don’t think that’s really necessary. This is one of the texts, there are five or six in which he makes reference to what happened on the Damascus Road in his letters. But this is one of the larger comments, and he says, as he was telling the Galatians how he had profited in the Jews’ religion above his equals in his own nation. He says, “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.”

Now, the apostle says in effect that he came to Damascus with the officers from the city of Jerusalem with horses and with servants, so he entered, as he looked and saw Damascus as he was drawing near to Damascus he looked like a prince that was coming with his horses and his servants, and he leaves the city of Damascus after this experience like Jacob with a staff in his hand. But we don’t judge by the outward, because the Apostle Paul now carries within him Augustine, Luther, Calvin, Knox, Whitefield, and all of the other great servants of the Lord who would be blessed through the ministry of this marvelous man. As someone has said, “He left Jerusalem with Moses and the Psalms in his knapsack. But he returned with Romans, 1 Corinthians and the rest of his epistles in his heart.”

Now, when he went into Arabia, we don’t know exactly what he did. Some of the church fathers said he went out there flaming with zeal to preach the gospel. Well, it’s possible that he did. Others say that he went out in order to be alone. It’s a difficult thing, because it may be one or the other. In fact, it’s possible that he did both. But we do note that he says in verse 16, “Immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood.” In other words, for Paul the fundamental source of his think gin was not what other people said. That’s strange. That’s hard for people to understand. That’s particularly hard for yond preachers to understand, because they tend to think that the way you come to know God is through four years of high school, four years of college, three years of seminary, advanced studies elsewhere, and then you will come to understand the Lord God. He said, “Immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood.” God is the source of Paul’s theology, not his culture, not his college, not his books. It’s God who made him what he was.

And you’ll notice, too, that communion precedes the conquest of the Gentiles that would take place through him. It’s like Moses who had those three periods in his life. And how important it was for Moses to get on the backside of the desert for forty years. In my notes here, I have a reference to some Bible teacher who said something about Moses. I’m not sure I can even find it on the spur of the moment. But it’s a statement to the effect that God can do certain things with an individual who is willing to let himself be moved by the Lord God. And the first forty years is an illustration of what God cannot do with a man who thinks he doesn’t need God. But then the forty years that Moses spent in the desert, Moses learned about God. And then coming back and having forty years of ministry we learn what a man can do when he is submissive to the Lord God.

Now, it says here that he had been given his gospel by revelation and he went into Arabia. And I say, did he got to preach or was it for personal intimate study of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament. F.B Myer has a little chapter on this and he says that the apostle, “Graduated backwards from Moses to Abraham.” And what he means by that is here is a man who thought that Moses and Moses’ writings were the important things in the word of God, but by getting off in the desert and listening to the Lord God as he taught him through the Spirit, he comes to understand that God’s dealings with Abraham are more significant than his dealings with Moses. Because it’s through Abraham that the principles of grace are most fully unfolded.

In the Abrahamic covenant, in that unconditional covenant, and the fact that he was justified by faith, and the fact that he was given the promises by which the remainder of the Bible is structured. And the Mosaic Law, while it consumes a large part of the Old Testament, was ultimately designed to be simply an illustration of what would transpire by virtue of the Abrahamic covenant, and also to prepare us and others morally for the reception of the gracious promises of the Abrahamic covenant by showing us what sinners we are. So he did graduate from Moses to Abraham, backwards. And when he came back to Damascus we read, “Straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.” And if you read on down in the passage it says that his hearers were amazed and confounded, because the apostle evidently had learned to put things together in the word of God. He had learned to read the New Testament in the light of the Old Testament.

And so I’d like to challenge you. It’s so important that you confer not with flesh and blood, but make it a habit to get off by yourself, and to study the word of God under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Be taught by the Lord God, and then perhaps he will have some usefulness for you like he had for Ananias, that will really count in the light of eternity. Let’s bow in a word of prayer.

[Prayer] Father, we are so thankful to Thee for the life of the Apostle Paul and the things that we can learn from his experiences. And Lord, we would not leave the contemplation of these things without the request that we too may learn what it is to truly pray, to truly feed upon the word of God, and to grow in the knowledge of the word of God. Oh God, give us greater illumination and understanding of the Scripture, and make us, if it should please Thee, useful servants of the great triune God. How grateful we are that Thou didst interrupt our lives one day…


The Disciple Ananias

V ery little is known of the disciple of Jesus who became the vital key in Paul’s life (formerly known as Saul) immediately after his conversion on the Damascus Road ( Acts 9:1-9 ). Ananias was his name and Ananias was given revelation keys to impart into Paul’s life, as well as to bring healing of his sight after three days of blindness. He is only mentioned in two small portions of Scripture ( Acts 9:10-19 & Acts 22:12-16 ) yet his ministry impacted the greatest Apostle since Jesus!

But what we do know of Ananias makes for very interesting reading and meditation:

He was a disciple of Jesus. A “disciple” is “one who follows both the teacher and the teaching” ( Bullinger’s ). He put into practice in his daily life what he had been taught

He knew the voice of the Lord clear enough to answer Him when He spoke

God trusted him enough to obey what God had asked of him, so that He (God) could give his name to Paul and tell him that Ananias was coming to speak into his life

Ananias had natural, human re-actions like the rest of us. He was somewhat nervous and hesitant to obey when he heard it was Paul he was meant to go and speak to. God had to reassure him

God was able to trust Ananias with revelation knowledge on other people, i.e. Paul

In spite of it being Paul, Ananias was obedient to God’s voice and followed the guidance of the Lord to Judas’ house

Ananias chose to believe the voice of the Lord more than his own natural knowledge and negative reasonings about Paul

he called him “Brother Paul,”even though no human being had told him Paul was now a born-again believer!

Ananias’ obedience to God’s voice enabled God to set-up a divine appointment with Paul. That divine appointment led to Paul impacting millions of lives from that point on

Ananias knew to pray for Paul’s healing of blindness, and to see him filled with the Holy Spirit

Ananias baptized Paul in water as well at that time

Ananias was a devout man “devout” meaning “reverence for God which shows itself in actions, practical piety of every kind, the energy of piety in the life (a piety that governs the soul), reverence well and rightly directed” ( Bullinger’s ). “Piety” is “to act as in the fear of God.”

Ananias had a good testimony (report). That means “to witness, be a witness bear witness, testify . . . to be well testified of, have good witness borne in favour of” ( Bullinger’s )

Acts 22:12. Ananias’ committed life enabled others to see the genuineness of his confession of faith in Jesus. He practiced what he preached! He walked the talk, more than he talked the talk!

Ananias had a true prophetic gifting. He prophesied the “prophetic foundation” of Paul’s life, future and ministry very accurately

Ananias told Paul he was God’s witness to all men of what he had seen and heard. A “witness” is “one who remembers, i.e. one who has information or knowledge of a thing, and can therefore give information concerning, bring to light or confirm anything” ( Bullinger’s ). Paul would bear witness to the personal revelation he received directly from Jesus, as well as the prophetic words he received (heard) from Ananias

THE SAME PRINCIPLES APPLY TO US TODAY

T he prophetic principles and keys that Ananias gave to Paul in Acts 22:14-15 are exactly the same principles that we all need to take heed to and apply in our own lives today.

Apakah mereka?

KNOW that we are chosen of God!

KNOW God’s will for our life!

SEE the Just One (Jesus)

we see Him with the eye of faith.

HEAR the voice of His mouth!

BE HIS (Jesus’) WITNESS TO ALL OF WHAT WE HAVE SEEN AND HEARD!

Without these same principles in our lives, our effectiveness as a born-again, Holy Spirit-filled believer will be very limited. It is this personal revelation and prophetic input into our lives that makes us over-comers and achievers in the Kingdom of God today. If we do not know, see and hear the above, we will not know where to focus our attention, and will struggle in our endeavours to fulfil the will and call of God for our lives.

Let us learn from the example of Ananias. Let us be a person that God can rely on to give our name to others and tell them we are coming with a message for them. To be in that category we have to be obedient to whatever the Lord tells us, no matter what our mind or reasoning tries to tell us.

Will you be an Ananias for Jesus today?

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Paul in the Bible

Paul the Apostle, commonly known as Saint Paul, was an eventual follower of Jesus (though not one of the Twelve Apostles) who professed the gospel of Christ to the first-century world.

Paul is commonly regarded as one of the most influential figures of the Apostolic Age. He founded several churches in Asia Minor and Europe. He took advantage of his standing as both a Jew and a Roman citizen to counsel to both Jewish and Roman audiences.

According to records in the New Testament and before his conversion, Paul was committed to persecuting the early followers of Jesus in the region of Jerusalem. In the account of the Acts of the Apostles (often indicated simply as Acts), Paul was traveling on the road from Jerusalem to Damascus with the purpose to "arrest them and bring them back to Jerusalem" when the resurrected Jesus appeared to him in a great light. He was struck blind, but after three days his sight was renewed by Ananias of Damascus and Paul began to preach that Jesus of Nazareth is the Jewish Messiah and the Son of God. Approximately half of the book of Acts deals with Paul's life and works.

Life of Paul in the Bible

Paul's birthplace was not the land Christ walked but the Hellenistic city of Tarsus, the chief city of the Roman province of Cilicia. Tarsus, modern-day Tersous in southeastern Turkey, has never been systematically excavated to first-century levels, so extensive archaeological data are lacking. Literary sources confirm that Paul's native city was a hotbed of Roman imperial activity and Hellenistic culture. Yet his writings show no conscious imitation, and scarcely any significant influence, of the pagan leading lights of the era. Instead, as Paul himself suggests, he was a Jew in terms of his circumcision, Benjaminite lineage, Hebrew ancestry, and Pharisaic training.

Paul, in the New Testament known by his Hebrew name Saul until Acts 13:9, was apparently educated from boyhood in Jerusalem, not Tarsus. It is not clear whether his family moved to Jerusalem (where both Greek and Jewish schooling was offered) while he was young, or whether Paul was simply sent there for his education. He studied under the ranking rabbi of the era, Gamaliel. His exegesis of the Old Testament bears testimony to his rabbinic training. Paul was at least trilingual. His letters attest to an excellent command of Greek, while life and studies in Palestine presuppose knowledge of Hebrew and Aramaic. Facility in Latin cannot be ruled out. His writings show an intimate knowledge of the Greek Old Testament, though there is no reason to suppose that he was ignorant of or unskilled in Hebrew.

Paul's Theology

At the center of Paul's theology is God. Several doxological statements capture Paul's majestic vision. God's wisdom and knowledge transcend human ken he is infinitely wise and all-knowing all things are "from him and through him and to him". "To him be the glory forever" might well be the best summary of Paul's theology yet suggested.

"By the command of the eternal God", the gospel of Jesus Christ is made known "so that all nations might believe and obey him". God comforts the afflicted and raises the dead. He is faithful his "solid foundation stands firm". He grants believers his own Spirit as a downpayment of greater glory in the coming age. The "living God who made heaven and earth and sea and all that is in them" is, quite simply, "the King, eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God". Or again, he is "the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of Lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see". No wonder Paul, like his master Jesus before him, lays such great stresses on hearing, obeying, and proclaiming the Lord God.

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What did Ananias do in the Bible?

For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything. In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, "Ananias!" "Yes, Lord," he answered. The Lord told him, "Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying.

Subsequently, question is, what role did Ananias play in Saul's? Then there is Ananias who played A peran setelah conversion dari Saul who later became the Apostle Paul. However, the Lord reassured Ananias itu Saul had been chosen as an apostle to the nations. Ananias went and laid his hand on Saul, prayed for him and his sight was restored.

Just so, who is Ananias in Acts 23?

Ananias son of Nebedeus (or Nedebeus) was a high priest who, according to the Tindakan of the Apostles, presided during the trials of the apostle Paul at Jerusalem (Acts 23:2) and Caesarea (Tindakan 24:1).

How long did Paul stay with Ananias?

He arose and was baptized into the Christian faith. Saul ate, regained his strength, and stayed with the Damascus disciples three days.


The Lesson of Ananias

I was thinking this morning about one of my favorite passages of Scripture. While the story is well known, the part of it that appeals to me is often just passed over. It is in Acts 9 and involves just two people, the disciple Ananias and Saul. Saul, notorious for persecuting Christians, has departed Jerusalem after obtaining a letter granting him authority to arrest any Christians he can find in Damascus. He is to bring these believers to Jerusalem for trial before the puppet court of the Sanhedrin. But lo and behold, while on the road to Damascus he has a dramatic, life-changing conversion experience. Out of a shining light Jesus calls to him and said “Saul, why are you persecuting me?” Saul is struck blind. Jesus commands Saul to go to Damascus and wait to be told what he must do. He is led to the city by those who are traveling with him and he waits for three days and nights without any food or water. What these days are like we can only imagine. They must be filled with pain, remorse and repentance. They must be filled with great confusion and despair.

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As Saul sits and waits, the scene fades momentarily and now we are introduced to Ananias (not to be confused with Ananias the High Priest or Ananias husband of Sapphira who lied to the Holy Spirit) who is called “a disciple at Damascus.” The Lord appears to Ananias in a vision and tells him “Arise and go to the street called Straight and inquire at the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus, for behold, he is praying. And in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias coming in and putting his hand on him, so that he might receive his sight.” God tells this disciple to run an errand on His behalf.

I have always loved Ananias’ response. Somehow he forgets his place and attempts to give God a bit of a newsflash. I can just picture Him stammering a bit as he takes it upon himself to remind God of just who this Saul guy is. I like to think that he began the sentence with uncertainty and confusion, and perhaps with with the words “Ummm…God….?” He says “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem. And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name.” Ananias had not only heard of how Saul had been systematically destroying the church in Jerusalem, hunting down men and women and turning them over to the authorities, but also knew that he was on the march to Damascus, ready to destroy that church as well. Paul’s hatred for Christ and His followers was common knowledge. We can well imagine that Ananias and the other believers were terrified as they awaited Saul and his cohort, for they knew their lives might be lost for the sake of Christ. They must have awaited his arrival at the city with great dread. And now here God asks Ananias to go and confront the ringleader of the persecutors. Ananias takes the opportunity to remind God of Saul’s credentials. After all, he has done “harm to Your saints in Jerusalem” and is now ready to “bind all who call on Your name” in Damascus.

Ananias showed weakness here. He did not have unwavering trust in God. As a matter of fact, he reminds me of me! I suspect I would have said the same thing to God just in case He had somehow forgotten a little detail. After all, this Saul guy was dangerous! Didn’t God know that? I’ve often wondered if missionaries don’t react in the same way when they feel their hearts stirred for a particular nation or people. “Um…God…don’t you know that that country is closed to missionaries? Don’t you know that your people are persecuted in that nation? Don’t you know what could happen to me, to my family, if I go there? God?”

God knew all about Saul. He tells Ananias “Go, for he is a chosen vessel of mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings and the children of Israel. For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My sake.” God knew exactly who Saul was and gave Ananias the assurance that He was still in control. As a matter of fact, providence dictated that He would use this man to do incredible things for His kingdom. Saul, the chief of sinners, the persecutor of the church, was God’s chosen means of bringing the gospel to great and small, Jew and Gentile alike.

Ananias is obedient. He appears before Saul and has the great honor of laying his hands on this broken man in the name of the Holy Spirit. At that moment Saul’s blindness is ended. As a symbol of the end of his spiritual blindness he is baptized, probably by the hand of Ananias himself. Kami kemudian membaca bahwa “Saul menghabiskan beberapa hari bersama para murid di Damaskus.” Apakah pada saat itu Saulus adalah murid atau guru, kami tidak tahu. Mungkin dia duduk dan belajar di kaki Ananias. Alkitab tidak memberi tahu kita.

Pada titik ini Ananias menghilang dari cerita dan kita tidak mendengar tentang dia lagi. Perannya dalam drama Kisah Para Rasul kecil, namun signifikan. Kita melihat seorang pria yang bimbang ketika mendengar suara Tuhan, namun meskipun awalnya ragu-ragu, dia tetap setia dan taat. Sementara pada awalnya dia berpikir dia mungkin harus mengoreksi Tuhan, pada akhirnya dia menyerahkan dirinya dan hidupnya pada panggilan Tuhan. Tuhan kemudian menggunakan orang ini untuk memajukan tujuan-Nya dalam meluncurkan karir para rasul yang paling berpengaruh. Tindakan ketaatan kecil Ananias menghasilkan panen besar bagi kerajaan.

Dan inilah pelajaran Ananias yang saya terapkan dalam hidup saya. Tindakan ketaatan kecil yang didasarkan pada Firman Tuhan, bahkan ketika tampaknya bertentangan dengan akal sehat, dan bahkan ketika tampaknya menantang apa yang tampak begitu sederhana, dapat memiliki makna yang besar. Perspektif kita sangat kecil, sangat terbatas. Perspektif Tuhan itu luas, melihat semua sejarah dalam satu pandangan. Kita perlu mengandalkan Dia, pada Firman-Nya, pada suara-Nya, percaya bahwa Dia tidak akan menyesatkan kita.


Perayaan

Katolik Ortodoks

Hari ini menandai akhir dari Puasa Rasul, yang berlangsung antara hari Senin setelah Minggu Semua Orang Kudus dan Hari Raya Santo Petrus dan Paulus 9 . Gereja merekomendasikan untuk menghadiri dan berjaga sepanjang malam pada malam sebelumnya dan liturgi ilahi pada pagi hari pesta. Tidak ada hari wajib di gereja Ortodoks Timur 10 .

Katolik Roma

Pesta Santo Petrus dan Paulus adalah hari suci kewajiban bagi gereja Katolik Roma. Itu pernah digolongkan sebagai pesta ganda, ganda yang lebih besar dan kelas satu, meskipun hari ini telah dinaikkan ke status Hari Raya. Meskipun merupakan Hari Kewajiban Suci, konferensi para Uskup dapat menekan kewajiban tersebut, seperti kasus Amerika Serikat dan Kanada.


Tonton videonya: Paulus St. Paul, Op. 36, MWV A14: Recitative: Und Ananias ging hin Soprano, Tenor