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Some church denominations accept those two but HKBP, after seeing, listening to and learning those traditions, rejects that.
The large majority of the Toba Batak has been Christian for several generations, with HKBP being the dominant church.
He is preoccupied rather with the Suharto government (which replaced Sukamo's in that bloody, shuddering crisis) for seeing the HKBP as a security threat: for its disunity, its mass gatherings, its women's and youth activism, and the roiling social theology of its leader, S.
Maybe Pakpahan's book will assist those Bataks still tangled in the old HKBP dispute to sort themselves out, but its titular assertion, "God Remembers," sounds utterly empty with regard to the half-million dead in 1965-66 and those still re pressing memories--either of hatred for the killers or of guilt for being a murderer.
Autonomy came to the HKBP in a single historical moment when the Dutch colonial government interned the German missionaries on 10 May 1940 as a consequence of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands.
While the Toba-led HKBP focused the identity of Batak Christians, it was never able to unify all the Batak congregations and it disintegrated into a plurality of ethnic churches.
Members of the FPI and local residents attacked the house, which was sometimes used for HKBP Church activities.
A Basic Guide for Education in HKBP strongly stresses that HKBP must reform her system of education.
Bagian llmu Sejarah dan Pekabaran Injil (Pematangsiantar: Sekolah Tinggi Theologia HKBP, 1984).
(11.) "The Batak Church and Christian Identity," in Horas HKBP! Essays for a 125 Year Old Church, ed.
(4) This article relates to the church struggle of the HKBP in the period from 1992 to 1998, when the government abrogated freedom of religion and interfered in the internal affairs of the HKBP and other religious communities, and the lessons which are still relevant today.
In so doing, his government abrogated freedom of religion and interfered in the internal affairs of the HKBP and other religious communities in the period 1992-98.
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