Hi Hi. i would like to discuss a word that we Christians usually use, which some Christians dont even understand, which most non- believers do not know (what it’s meaning).
I am not trying to educate, but would like to share some knowledge that i got from googling, from sermons, from day to day experiences. Like i said at the beginning of the blog, really would wish to share as much as i can to glorify my dear God.
Alright, the word is AMEN.
I once questioned, as a non believer in the past, even after i turned Christian – What is Amen?
Why is there an ‘Amen’ at the end of a sentence or prayer? Is it just some ‘lingo’ or ‘slang’ used by Christians? Is it supposed to be ‘God bless you’? Is it just cool to add another word into a prayer, or sentence?
Well, the answer is actually short and simple. With credits and thanks to http://www.christiancourier.com/. You may read more in this website.
Occasionally, while the preacher is presenting a lesson, someone in the audience will say, ‘Amen.’ Is this practice in keeping with the Bible? If so, what does ‘Amen’ mean?”
The term “Amen” is common to both the Old Testament and the New Testament, and it has a variety of uses, depending upon the context in which it is found.
The Hebrew word, amen, means “surely, indeed, truly.” It derives from a root form, aman, which signifies “to be firm, steady, trustworthy, faithful” (again, the context can suggest which of these shades of meaning is most appropriate in a particular setting). The following is a sampling of the major uses of this important word.
(credits to Mr Wayne Jackson)
Ok, thanks for reading! May the Lord be with you, Amen!