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THE LOST CHURCH

Every time I talk or think about church, I always remember my dream of an Ideal church. Since I was born 24 years a go, up to this day, I have been grown up in a traditional church which refers to the one of the mainstream teaching of the church fathers, that is GKJTU (Gereja Kristen Jawa Tengah Utara – Christian Church from North Central Java). As a church member, I am proud of my own church, it can be said that the sense of my “Nationalism” has been rooted deep and strong in this church. Even, when someone asked me, “Which church do you come from ... ?” with the sense of proud, explicit and unshame feeling I responded, ”I am the member of GKJTU church !” . Usually, after hearing my answer, they furrow their forehead and started to ask again, what GKJTU is. I am not a person who has a concept that my church is the best and the most righteous church, because I believe that the true church is only the church which put Jesus Christ as the basic of all – I do not know whether my church i…