ANALISIS TEOLOGIS LAMBANG SALIB KRISTUS YANG SESUAI DENGAN ALKITAB DAN PENGGUNAANNYA BERDASARKAN YOHANES 19:17-25 DI GMAHK JEMAAT RAWAMANGUN JAKARTA TIMUR
The purpose of this research is to know the understanding about the cross of Christ
based on John 19:17-25. This research was focused on Rawamangun Congregation
Church, East Jakarta.
This research has three main basic indicators, the definition of the cross of Christ
based on the Greece as the original language in the New Testament, the cause a
change of the cross in Christianity and the use of symbol of cross that is
incompatible with the Bible especially that derived from paganism.
This research is divided into two parts, theoretical research and field research. The
result of the theoretical research is about the notion of the cross of Christ based on
Greek as the original language of the New Testament Bible, the cause a change of
the cross in Christianity and the usage of the cross which is incompatible with the
Bible, especially from the unbelief.
This research consisted of three parts: (1) What is the original word of cross in the
Bible? Some experts stated that the word of cross in the Bible originated from the
word ‘stauros’ and ‘xulon.’These words have similar meaning that is a stud instead
of cross; (2) Definition of the cause a change of the cross in Christianity. Experts
stated that cross is a religious symbol that existed before the Christianity appeared.
The symbol of cross is not used by the early church. Until to the 3rd century,
Constantine, sun worshiper, brought symbol of the cross to Christianity as his stated
vow, and; (3) The use of symbol of cross that is incompatible with the Bible
especially that derived from paganism is something that is not very relevant because
cross is not a tool that is charged to Christ, then His people also do not use and lift up
the death tool that actually was not charged to Christ.
The result of this research by using questionnaire that was shared to 40 GMAHK
members of Rawamangun Congregation, where this questionnaire consisted of 24
statements, yielded a data that can be concluded that the respondents have a good
understanding in answering the indicators. This happened because before the
researcher shared the questionnaire, firstly, the researcher explained about this lesson
in a seminar.