Memahami Makna Tujuan Utama Manusia: Sebuah Refleksi Katekismus Singkat Westminster [Understanding the Meaning of The Chief End of Man: A Reflection of the Westminster Shorter Catechism]

Musa Sinar Tarigan

Abstract


The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him throughout his life according to Westminster Shorter Catechism. Glorifying God and enjoying Him means that humans acknowledge the existence of God and apply God's truth in all aspects of their lives according to the Word of God. Enjoying and glorifying God is a privilege given by God to Christians who are created in the image and likeness of God. As a result of the fall of man into sin, and sinful humans cannot know God properly according to the Word of God. The redemption of Christ on the cross reconciles believers with God, and they can relate with God even though they also have to struggle against sin. The method of writing this article uses literature research to examine the issue of the spiritual growth of believers, through various theological literature, both relevant books and journals, and the Bible as the main source. The writing of this article aims to understand the purpose of human life which is to glorify and enjoy God throughout life, and its application in daily life, recognizing the various traps of false spiritual growth. Glorifying God and enjoying Him can only be experienced when believers experience Christ's redemption and grow more Christlike in absolute obedience to Christ.


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Glorifying God; Memuliakan Allah; Enjoying God; Menikmati Allah; The Chief End of Man, Tujuan utama manusia; Spiritual Growth; Pertumbuhan rohani



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19166/dil.v4i2.5370

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