Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Journey In Sinka Island Park,West Borneo,Indonesia

Borneo island is a part of Indonesia Province.I vistited Sinka Island Park in West Borneo.It located about 140 Km far from the capital City Pontianak.The indigneous people in Borneo called Dayak,many of them belong to Protestant and Chatolic and some animism.The Dayak  god is called Jubata.Dayak people has their own way to praise Jubata,they went to the mountain or beach and  take shouting for their god in community.

Take a look the pictures of Sinka Island West Borneo :

Monday, November 29, 2010

Pictures Of Old Singkawang City

The Pictures Of Singkawang City.Still in my journey in Indonesia,West Borneo.
The Pictures Of Singkawang on Map :

The picture of old Chatolic Church in Singkawang :

The old market and shop :

The Old Singkawang Theater ( 1950 ) :

The Old Chatolic Church ( 1920 ) :

The Old Chinese Temple :

Created To God's Purpouses

There are so many religions and New Age philosophies promote the old lie that we are divine or can become gods.Surely we will never become God.
One of the Satan promised to the first human that if they followed his advice, “you shall be as gods” (Genesis 3:5 KJV).

This desire to be a god shows up every time we try to control our circumstances, our future, and people around us. But as creatures, we will never be the Creator. God doesn’t want you to become a god; he wants you to become godly, taking on his values, attitudes, and character. We are meant to take on a God-fashioned life” (Ephesians 4:22-24 MSG).

God’s ultimate vision for our life on earth is not comfort, but to develope a character. God wants us to grow up in spiritually and become like Christ. Becoming like Christ does not mean losing your personality or becoming a mindless clone.

God created us uniqueness, so he certainly doesn’t want to destroy it. Christlikeness is about transforming the character on us, not our personality.

God wants develop the kind of our character described in the Beatitudes of Jesus, the fruit of the Spirit, like Paul and Peter (Matthew 5:1-12, Galatians 5:22-23, 1 Corinthians 13, 2 Peter 1:5-8).

Every time yo\u forget that character is one of God’s purposes for our life. You’ll wonder, “Why is this happening to me? Why am I having such a difficult time?” One answer is that life is supposed to be difficult! It’s what enables us to grow.
Many of us misinterpret Jesus’ promise of the abundant life to mean perfect health, a comfortable lifestyle, constant happiness, full realization of your dreams, and instant relief from problems through faith and prayer.

In a word, they expect the Christian life to be easy. They expect heaven on earth.

This self-absorbed perspective treats God as a genie who simply exists to serve you in your selfish pursuit of personal fulfillment. But God is not your servant, and if you fall for the idea that life is supposed to be easy, either you will become severely disillusioned or you will live in denial of reality.
We are exist for God’s purposes not our purposes.We totally belong to Him.
God gives us our time on earth to build and strengthen our character for heaven.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Singkawang City Of Thousands Temples ( Part II )

Still in my journey at Singkawang City, went arround the temples.I found many old Chinese ceremonial worshiped to their goddest from hundreds years ago.The Chap Go Meh Festival is one of the most Chinese ceremony that visited by tourism arround the world esspesialy people from Hongkong,Taiwan, Australia and Europe.The Chap Go Meh Festival is celebrations of 14th days after Chinese New Year.

The pictures of young Chinese pin their mouth by sharp chain to celebrate Chap Go Meh Festival :

Beside it is well-known as the City of Thousands Temples, as there are many small and large temple from any corner of Singkawang region, Singkawang is also known as one of the Indonesian Chinatowns since the majority population is Chinese descendant, consisting of mostly Hakka, Hokkian, Khek,and Hainan and some other sub-ethnic of Chinese. They still practice their culture in any ceremony or official events, from weddings to funeral ceremonies. The culture was seen as the closest to the original tradition of Chinese people (mostly refers to Fujian, making Singkawang City known as the Indonesian Chinatown.

The Bible said that we have to worship God, Lord of The Lord and King of all Kings,not by hurting ourself for salvation.What the Glory of JESUS that redeemed us on His holy cross...!!
( John 3 : 16 )

Singkawang, City of Thousand Temples

Long Journey I had in Singkawang City,WEST BORNEO ISLAND,INDONESIA
Singkawang is The City where I spent alot of the time to go around and try to explore it cultures, especially the old Chinese citizen trust.
 The citizen population is 198,907 residents, of which majority of resident are Chinese descent. The largest group of chinese descent is hakka people ( in locally called as Khek based on Hokkian dialect ) which is 62% of the population. The other major group of chinese descent is Chaozou which is better known as Teochew.They beleive in Konfuchuism. The other indigenous ethnic in Singkawang City is Dayak tribe.

The pictures of Chinese Man Sacrifice themself to their idol in Singkawang City as the annualy ceremony called CHAP GOH MEH ( the ritual of worship Chinese goddest by blooding their body to clean the land from destroyer spirit ).Instead in Christianity JESUS has cleaned our sin by His Holy Blood on the cross  : 

The Pictures of Chinese old temple in Singkawang City called TUAPEKONG : 

Singkawang is also well-known as the City of A Thousand Temples since there are so many temples can be found in the city and its surrounding. Nearly every god and goddess in Chinese Mytholgy are worshiped here. People also worship popular historical figures like General Kwan Im, Admiral Zheng He, or even Emperor Sung Tai-zu, which was found to be worshiped in the temple outside the north side of the city.
The other indigenous people in Singkawang is called Dayak.Many of  them live outside the city.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


The Most Powerfull of JESUS words, He said that " I'am the bread of life.He who comes to me shall never hunger and he who believes in me shall never thirst." ( John 6;35 ).

It was very awsome feeling when I realised that how God loves the sinner like me and gave His live for our salvation.JESUS IS REALLY THE BREAD OF MY LIFE.