Mpingo

086 mpingoChithunzi chokongola cha m'Baibulo chikunena za Mpingo ngati mkwatibwi wa Khristu. Izi zimatchulidwa kudzera mu zizindikiro m'malemba osiyanasiyana, kuphatikizapo Nyimbo ya Nyimbo. Mfundo yofunika kwambiri ndi Nyimbo ya Nyimbo 2,10-16, kumene wokondedwa wa mkwatibwi akunena kuti nyengo yake yachisanu yatha ndipo tsopano nthawi yoyimba ndi chisangalalo yafika (onaninso Aheberi 2,12), komanso pamene mkwatibwi akunena kuti: “Bwenzi langa ndi wanga ndipo ine ndine wake” (St. 2,16). Mpingo ndi wa Khristu, aliyense payekha komanso gulu, ndipo Iye ndi wa Mpingo.

Khristu ndiye Mkwati, amene “anakonda Eklesia, nadzipereka yekha chifukwa cha iye” kuti ukhale “gulu laulemerero lopanda banga, kapena khwinya, kapena kanthu kena kotere.” ( Aefeso. 5,27). Ubale umenewu, akutero Paulo, “ndi chinsinsi chachikulu, koma ndikulozera kwa Kristu ndi Mpingo.” ( Aefeso. 5,32).

Yohane akufotokoza mutu umenewu m’buku la Chivumbulutso. Khristu wachigonjetso, Mwanawankhosa wa Mulungu, akwatira Mkwatibwi, Mpingo (Chivumbulutso 19,6-9; 21,9-10), ndipo pamodzi amalalikira mawu a moyo (Chibvumbulutso 2).1,17).

Palinso mafanizo owonjezera ndi zithunzi zomwe zimagwiritsidwa ntchito pofotokoza mpingo. Mpingo ndi gulu lofunika la Abusa osamalira amene amatengera chisamaliro chawo monga chitsanzo cha Khristu (1. Peter 5,1-4); ndi munda umene antchito amafunikira kubzala ndi kuthirira (1. Akorinto 3,6-9); Mpingo ndi mamembala ake ali ngati nthambi za mpesa (Yohane 15,5); Mpingo uli ngati mtengo wa azitona (Aroma 11,17-24 ndi).

Monga chithunzithunzi cha ufumu wa Mulungu lerolino ndi m’tsogolo, mpingo uli ngati kambewu kampiru kamene kakukula kukhala mtengo kumene mbalame za m’mlengalenga zimabisala.3,18-19); ndi monga chotupitsa chotupitsa mkate wa dziko lapansi (Luka 13,21), etc.

Mpingo ndi thupi la Khristu ndipo umapangidwa ndi onse amene Mulungu amawazindikira ngati ziwalo za "midzi ya oyera mtima" (1. Korinto 14,33). Izi ndi zofunika kwa okhulupirira chifukwa kutenga nawo mbali mu mpingo ndi njira imene Atate amatisunga ndi kutisamalira mpaka kubweranso kwa Yesu Khristu.

ndi James Henderson