Thursday, 19 July 2018

Masih Pentingkah Melakukan Misi?

Apakah pendapat spt Pinnock tsb di atas tidak memotong dan menghilangkan semangat orang untuk bermissi? Buat apa kita repot2 dan menanggung berbagai macam resiko yang membahayakan jikalau ada kemungkinan orang lain dalam agamanya utk diselamatkan? Jika dengan cara Allah sendiri, Dia sanggup mengaruniakan iman kepada orang2 yang tidak diinjili, apakah pekerjaan missi masih dapat dikatakan sangat penting? Bagaimana dengan Amanat Agung Tuhan Yesus? Apakah itu masih dapat dipandang sebagai hal yang sangat penting dan mendesak dilakukan?

Untuk itu Pinnock menganjurkan agar motivasi penginjilan itu dilakukan untuk mengobarkan api jaminan keselamatan dalam diri orang itu. Pinnock menulis: If would be conceptualized more broadly, in terms of proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God, spreading the news about Jesus, and summoning people into the historically new pople of God. Everyone needs to hear about this, whether they have responded to premessianic light or not. God is presently drawing the nations toward his kingdom, and participating in mission joins in that process. The Christian mission calls people to the fullness of salvation in the fellowship of the body of Christ until it reaches maturity".[20] Pinnock menegaskan: "Inclusivism does not reduce the motivation for missions but understands it in a larger framework wnd in terms of more factor".[21]

Selanjutnya Pinnock menulis: "Inclusivism can improve our motivation and enhance our hope as we go forth to testify to Christ, since we are entitled to believe that God has gone before us, preparing the way for the gosple... To the one who
has already reached out by God in the premessianic situation, we call them to come higher up and deeper in, to know God better and love God more".[22]

Tapi bagaimana jika orang tsb sdh diinjili tapi karena satu dan lain hal tetap dalam agamanya? Menarik sekali jawaban Pinnock. "My instinct is to leave this matter with the grace of God, who knows the factors that go into such a decision and makes valid judgments".[23] Jadi, dalam hal ini Pinnock sepertinya sama dengan eksklusivisme (khususnya pandangan McGrath).