Selibat atau Menikah?: Petunjuk-Petunjuk Menentukan Pilihan Berdasarkan Studi Eksposisional 1 Korintus 7

Celibacy or Marriage ?: Instructions for Making Decision Based on Expositional Study of 1 Corinthians 7

  • Elisabeth Natallina GKA Gloria Surabaya
Keywords: Menikah, Selibat, Kelajangan, 1 Korintus 7, Marriage, Celibacy, Singleness, 1 Corinthians 7

Abstract

Pergulatan batin memutuskan untuk menikah atau selibat merupakan pergumulan sebagian jemaat Tuhan, khususnya anak-anak muda.  Memilih satu dari dua pilihan tersebut kadang menjadi sulit dengan beberapa kompleksitas yang ada, salah satunya karena kurangnya pemahaman akan prinsip-prinsip Alkitab berkaitan dengan isu ini.  Sebagian orang percaya kurang mengerti petunjuk-petunjuk Alkitabiah yang dapat membantu mereka dalam masa menggumulkan untuk menikah atau selibat.  Sementara pergumulan ini terus berlanjut, data menyatakan bahwa tingkat kelajangan meningkat kuantitasnya baik secara global dan nasional.  Baik akan menikah maupun selibat, keputusan untuk menentukan hal tersebut menurut Paulus haruslah berdasarkan pada karunia masing-masing.  Tulisan ini akan memaparkan petunjuk-petunjuk yang dapat dipelajari dari nasihat Paulus dalam 1 Korintus 7 untuk mengambil keputusan soal status hidup, khususnya selibat.

The inner struggle to decide whether to marry or be celibate is a struggle for some Christians, especially young people. Choosing one of these two options can be difficult with some complexity, one of which is due to a lack of understanding of Bible’s principles related to this issue. Some believers do not understand the biblical instructions that can help them in their struggle to be married or celibate. While this struggle continues, data shows that quantity level of singleness is increasing globally in the world and in Indonesia itself. Either to be married or celibate, the decision to determine between these two options, according to Paul, must be based on their gift.  This paper will explain the instructions that can be learned from Paul's advice in 1 Corinthians 7 to make decisions about the status of life, especially celibacy.

References

Asosiasi Penyelenggara Jasa Internet Indonesia, Perilaku Pengguna Internet Indonesia 2017. 2018. Adobe PDF.

Ciampa, Roy E. dan Rosner, Brian S. The First Letter to the Corinthians, Pillar New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2010.

Deming, Will. Paul on Marriage and Celibacy: The Hellenistic Background of 1 Corinthians 7. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2004.

Fee, Gordon D. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1987.

Garland, David E. 1 Corinthians. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003.

Himawan, Karel Karsten, Bambling, Matthew dan Edirippulige, Sisira. “What Does It Mean to Be Single in Indonesia? Religiosity, Social Stigma, and Marital Status Among Never-Married Indonesian Adults.” SAGE Open (Juli-September 2018): 1-9. Diakses 2 Oktober 2018, https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244018803132.

Himawan, Karel Karsten, Bambling, Matthew dan Edirippulige, Sisira. “The Asian Single Profiles: Discovering Many Faces of Never Married Adults in Asia,” Journal of Family Issues (2018): 1-23. Diakses 2 Oktober 2018. https://doi.org/10.1177/0192513X18789205.

Horsley, Richard A. “Spiritual Marriage With Sophia.” Virgiliae Christianae 33 no. 1 (1979): 46-54.

Huffman, Norman A. “Did Jesus or Paul Marry?” Journal of Ecumenical Studies 5 no. 4 (1968): 741-744.

Hurd, John. The Origin of 1 Corinthians. London: SPCK, 1965.

Thiselton, Anthony C. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. The New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: W. B. Eerdmans, 2000.

Tridarmanto, Yusak. “Menikah? Baik. Tidak? Lebih Baik: Suatu Telaah Teologis atas Respon Rasul Paulus terhadap Tendensi Hidup Selibat di dalam 1 Korintus 7.” Gema Teologi 33 no. 1 (April 2009): 1-17.

Vantassel, Stephen. “Celibacy: The Forgotten Gift of the Holy Spirit.” The Journal of Biblical Counseling 12 no. 3 (1994): 20-23.

Wehr, Kathryn. “Virginity, Singleness and Celibacy: Late Fourth-Century and Recent Evangelical Visions of Unmarried Christians.” Theology & Sexuality 17 no. 1 (Januari 2011): 76-99. Diakses 2 Oktober 2018. https://doi.org/10.1558/tse.v17i1.75.

Winter, Bruce W. “Puberty or Passion? The Referent of υπερακμοσ in 1 Corinthians 7:36. ” Tyndale Bulletin 49 no. 1 (1998): 71-89.

Published
2019-12-19
How to Cite
Natallina, Elisabeth. “Selibat Atau Menikah?: Petunjuk-Petunjuk Menentukan Pilihan Berdasarkan Studi Eksposisional 1 Korintus 7”. Veritas: Jurnal Teologi dan Pelayanan 18, no. 2 (December 19, 2019): 161-174. Accessed July 5, 2020. https://ojs.seabs.ac.id/index.php/Veritas/article/view/341.
Section
Articles