Kehadiran Tuhan di Tengah Umat-Nya: Dari Penciptaan ke Penciptaan yang Baru
Keywords:Eden, Penciptaan, Kehadiran Allah, Umat Allah, Penciptaan Baru, Tempat Kudus, Bait Suci, Creation, Presence of God, People of God, New Creation, Sanctuary, Temple
The Presence of God among His People: From the Creation to the New Creation.
In biblical studies and biblical theology, a central question still discussed until today is the following: what theme or motif can unify the biblical storyline from OT to NT? This article proposes the motif of the presence of God, who indwells among His people, as the answer. God, who desires to be near to His people, reveals His presence in holy places across biblical accounts. By using word studies, intertextual studies in the canonical bible, and extrabiblical studies, this article demonstrates that God's revealing of His presence focused in holy places that He established in this world, began from the Garden of Eden in the first creation and extended through the Tabernacle, the Temple, the Church, to the creation of the new heaven and earth. The purpose of this article is to present a biblical overview of the presence of God among His people and its implications for the Christian life.
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