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【特稿】耶穌的救贖

 

人類被稱為 "萬物之靈",按照《聖經》的道理,人類也神所愛的﹑所特別眷顧的。

人類的起源

自古就有女媧造人之說,視之為荒誕不經的神話,無人深究淵源。其實追根求源,不難明瞭,這是上帝耶和華造人說在東方的衍傳。近世進化論的物種起源,據物競天擇推演,人類乃猿猴進化而來。這純系無稽之談,今日猴仍為猴、猿仍為猿,其去人類何啻天淵?

且看人的天性獨有高邁,勇敢、勤勞、謙遜、良善,虔誠敬拜神仙。心中寫著高尚的道德律,也深藏永生期盼,始終仰望著神聖的光環。既富於創造和理性,又有熾熱豐滿的情感,追求和平、友誼和博愛。企望著高尚和尊榮,渴求真理和永恆,種種特性昭示了與神的親緣。

《聖經》開篇即言,上帝創造了人,且賦予了靈氣,有神的形象情態﹔成了有靈的活人,上帝看著造的甚好,賜福給他們,使之管理地和海。人是萬物之靈,上帝的子民,本有神的形象,深得上帝的眷顧和寵愛。

靈性的人

難以想像的高科技,已在太空叱咤凌厲,探測出宇宙是個完全的輻射體。人的靈性使人狂妄、囂張,仿佛有朝一日就會完全窺穿窈渺宇宙的奧秘。其實迄今人對宇宙所能認識的全部,也不過是剛涉涯涘、浩瀚宇宙的點滴。

唯有真正謙卑的人,靈裡與神溝通,神會賜卓異的智慧,穎悟神的啟迪。諸天有無窮無盡的隱秘,"這日到那日發出語言,這夜到那夜傳出知識。" 神時時給予了啟示,科學家們憑著神賦的靈性,感悟造物者高深的本意。

試想,當年牛頓在花園祈禱,何以看到蘋果墜地,會默想出萬有引力定律?那電磁波的發現和應用,莫不是受到《約伯記》關於閃電傳遞信息的啟迪?地球風向系統與光本質的探究,無不是神的啟示,引導人的靈感與洞察力。

造物主是生命、真理、智慧和知識的源頭,敬畏上帝就有了成功的確據。科學大師牛頓座右銘:"我深信有一位全智全能、充滿萬有至高至尊的上帝"。勤奮閱讀神啟示的兩本書:大自然與《聖經》,會使你認識許多隱秘的真諦。

人的罪性

人類始祖被毒蛇蠱惑,狂妄地悖逆聖父,失聰的靈性中便植入罪根。自以為偷食智慧果就無比的聰明、智慧,痴想超越一切,高貴絕倫。被聖父逐出伊甸園,遠離了天國遠離了神,成為半是天使半是魔鬼。

從此人在母胎因襲罪性,生而罪孽就生根,滿心貪欲、邪惡和怨恨﹔為求尊貴和永恆,嫉妒、讒毀、爭競乃至凶殺,犯下逆天背道各種罪:或貪得無厭,拼命斂財,敲詐勒索,侵吞公款,利令智昏,天良喪盡﹔或荒淫無道,沉溺酒色,飫宴逸豫,擁嬖狎妓,斫傷元氣,自甘沉淪﹔或狂傲侮慢,蔑視天神,驕溢氣盛,唯我獨尊,予取予求,為所欲為﹔或權欲熏天,相爭凶殘,構陷殺戮,手段陰險,禍殃天下,涂炭庶民﹔詭詐、欺凌、仇恨、多罪橫流,人心惟危、殘酷爭戰,必將毀滅人類。

普世罪惡洶洶,人陷孽海中,翻滾、沉溺、掙扎,焉能自拔?愈陷愈深!殷殷仰望昊天,祈求仁愛、慈善、寬恕的救主——上帝耶和華賜下救恩。

神奇的降生

耶穌誕於伯利恆,為童女瑪利亞聖靈感孕,道成肉身。生父約瑟夢中得天使指示,善待瑪利亞所孕,知非凡人。東方博士觀天象見異星知猶太王降世,尋蹤來期望朝覲。希律王聞知怒火中燒,嚴令殺戮男嬰,滅隱患以保王位。

一時間地暗天昏,舉國嗚咽,山河血穢,聖子性命垂危。天使又托夢給約瑟,讓他帶著母子遠逃埃及,躲避魔鬼。希律王死後,約瑟帶母子回拿撒勒小鎮,有神光相護隨。

耶穌降世神奇驚人,生於馬槽能不死,野獸見之即逃遁。身為木匠之子,成長於那邊陲小鎮,竟為天生世間的哲人。童年已顯現哲睿,未經啟蒙陶冶,生而通曉《聖經》精髓。世人都稀奇他聰穎、學問高深,聆聽他講授《經》中奧蘊。

崇信他傳講的天國道理,樂意追隨,願作門徒早晚領受教誨。視他為彌賽亞,期望他驅邪除病,在苦難的人們中廣布福音。卻無人能明瞭他是上帝的聖子,是上帝差遣,為救贖世人降臨。

奇妙的基督

木匠耶穌三十歲受洗,施洗約翰為其禱告時,上天開啟。聖靈仿佛鴿子飛降於他身,又有清亮的聲音從天上傳遞:

"你是我的愛子,我喜悅你。" 神奇充滿耶穌,聲譽雀起。種田、打魚的貧苦眾庶追隨他願為門徒,勞苦也不離去。他有異能,能治病、驅鬼,解救人的災難、困苦、危急。

親友說他 "瘋癲",法利賽人、文士們褻瀆他是污鬼附體。他經魔鬼各樣試探,遵行上帝使命、傳揚天道堅定不移。治愈眾多痼疾,使癱子行走,瞎子看見,啞巴亦能話語。顯大能、行神跡奇事,讓人認識上帝,神差基督降人世。

他以兩魚五餅給五千人飽食,踏巨浪、行海上如履平地。他仁慈、謙卑,將榮耀歸於主,行神道,謹守聖父旨意。他不分寒暑奔走四方,艱苦卓絕,廣送福音到窮鄉山區。艱苦傳道歷三載,講寶訓、傳真諦,天聰穎慧人人奇異。

祭司、文士對他嫉恨,誣稱他 "誘惑"、"僭妄",必要治死。他們挑唆羅馬總督彼多拉釘他十字架,宣稱罪名為"叛逆"。審判、行刑中耶穌始終緘口,唯心默念實施天父救贖大計:以自己聖潔身軀擔當世人罪污,以鮮紅寶血洗淨滿世惡跡。

正午時他被釘死,地變暗、日頭黑,殿中幔子裂開、墮地。觀眾亂驚呼:"上帝發烈怒了!" "這人是上帝的兒子無疑!" 羅馬兵丁甚恐懼,任人們收尸運往髑髏地,行安魂祈禱禮。

死裡復活

耶穌生前預言,死後三天復活、升天,門徒們都以為所言離奇荒誕。自古復活不過是戲談,且看髑髏地荒塚壘壘,可有哪一個復活塚開?

耶穌死後頭七,信徒默大拉的馬利亞和約亞拿等人,黎明上墳祭拜。竟見墓穴大開,洞口千鈞巨石挪移,洞中堆著裹尸布,尸體卻不見。

消息傳開,各層人士無不狐疑、納罕,兵丁日夜看守,尸首能飛天?那樣巨石封洞,豈能輕易打開?果真為神子,死而復活,神跡再現?

耶穌的確死裡復活,有體有靈,風貌神採,談吐舉止,一切悉如從前。他復活後在地上的四十天中,與門徒多次相見,也曾與眾人親昵聚談。他仍風趣、幽默,愛用比喻,談天國的道理,論《聖經》預言的應驗。

共餐中笑言十架上苦難,讓看手和腳上所釘疤痕,讚天父的慈愛顧念。他差遣門徒廣傳福音,奉聖父、聖子、聖靈的名為民施洗,使脫苦難。他成就了聖父救贖大計,遂乘彩雲升天,天使恭迎,榮坐在天父右邊。

 

喜樂 Joy

喜樂的心乃是良藥;憂傷的靈使骨枯乾。箴言 17:22
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

然而,我要因耶和華歡欣,因救我的 神喜樂。哈巴谷書 3:18
yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3:18

要常常喜樂,不住的禱告,凡事謝恩。帖撒羅尼迦前書 5:16-17
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17

饒恕 Forgiveness

主啊,你本為良善,樂意饒恕人,有豐盛的慈愛賜給凡求告你的人。詩篇 86:5
You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. Psalm 86:5

你不要說:“我要以惡報惡”;要等候耶和華,他必拯救你。箴言 20:22
Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you. Proverbs 6:14

你們饒恕人的過犯,你們的天父也必饒恕你們的過犯;馬太福音 6:14
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Matthew 6:14

你們不饒恕人的過犯,你們的天父也必不饒恕你們的過犯。馬太福音 6:15
But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6:15

你們各人若不從心裡饒恕你的弟兄,我天父也要這樣待你們了。馬太福音 18:35
This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart. Matthew 18:35

謙卑 Humility

敬畏耶和華是智慧的訓誨;尊榮以前,必有謙卑。箴言 15:33
Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor. Proverbs 15:33

敬畏耶和華心存謙卑,就得富有、尊榮、生命為賞賜。箴言 22:4
Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life. Proverbs 22:4

凡事不可結黨,不可貪圖虛浮的榮耀;只要存心謙卑,各人看別人比自己強。腓立比書 2:3
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3

但他賜更多的恩典,所以經上說:神阻擋驕傲的人,賜恩給謙卑的人。雅各書 4:6
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” James 4:6

驕傲 Pride

驕傲來,羞恥也來;謙遜人卻有智慧。箴言 11:2
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2

驕傲只啟爭競;聽勸言的,卻有智慧。箴言 13:10
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Proverbs 13:10

驕傲在敗壞以先;狂心在跌倒之前。箴言 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18

但他賜更多的恩典,所以經上說:神阻擋驕傲的人,賜恩給謙卑的人。雅各書 4:6
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” James 4:6

忍耐 Patience

愚妄人怒氣全發;智慧人忍氣含怒。箴言 29:11
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. Proverbs 29:11

並且你們要為我的名,被眾人恨惡,惟有忍耐到底的,必然得救。馬可福音 13:13
Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Mark 13:13

不但如此,就是在患難中也是歡歡喜喜的。因為知道患難生忍耐。羅馬書 5:3
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance. Romans 5:3

我們行善,不可喪志;若不灰心,到了時候就要收成加拉太書 6:9
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

你們也當忍耐,堅固你們的心,因為主來的日子近了。雅各書 5:8
You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. James 5:8

溫柔 Meekness

回答柔和,使怒消退;言語暴戾,觸動怒氣。箴言 15:1
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1

溫柔的人有福了,因為他們必承受地土。馬太福音 5:5
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5

用溫柔勸戒那抵擋的人;或者 神給他們悔改的心,可以明白真道。提摩太後書 2:25
Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 2:25

只要以裡面存著長久溫柔、安靜的心為妝飾;這在 神面前是極寶貴的。彼得前書 3:4
Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 1 Peter 3:4

嫉妒 Envy

不要為作惡的心懷不平,也不要向那行不義的生出嫉妒。詩篇 37:1
Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong. Psalm 37:1

心中安靜是肉體的生命;嫉妒是骨中的朽爛。箴言 14:30
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Proverbs 14:30

在何處有嫉妒、紛爭,就在何處有擾亂和各樣的壞事。雅各書 3:16
For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. James 3:16

生氣 Anger

當止住怒氣,離棄忿怒;不要心懷不平,以致作惡。詩篇 37:8
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. Psalm 37:8

好生氣的人,不可與他結交;暴怒的人,不可與他來往。箴言 22:24
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered. Proverbs 22:24

愚妄人怒氣全發;智慧人忍氣含怒。箴言 29:11
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. Proverbs 29:11

生氣卻不要犯罪.不可含怒到日落。以弗所書 4:26
In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry. Ephesians 4:26

我親愛的弟兄們,這是你們所知道的,但你們各人要快快的聽,慢慢的說,慢慢的動怒,因為人的怒氣並不成就 神的義。雅各書 1:19,20
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. James 1:19,20

災難 Calamity

謹守口與舌的、就保守自己免受災難。箴言 21:23
Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity. Proverbs 21:23

民要攻打民、國要攻打國、多處必有地震、饑荒.這都是災難的起頭。馬可福音 13:8
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains. Mark 13:8

憂愁 Worry

你們不要憂愁、因靠耶和華而得的喜樂是你們的力量。尼希米記 8:10
Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

主雖使人憂愁, 還要照他諸般的慈愛發憐憫。耶利米哀歌 3:32
Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. Lamentations 3:32

凡勞苦擔重擔的人,可以到我這裡來,我就使你們得安息。馬太福音 11:28
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

我留下平安給你們、我將我的平安賜給你們.我所賜的、不像世人所賜的.你們心裏不要憂愁、也不要膽怯。約翰福音 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

應當一無掛慮,只要凡事藉著禱告、祈求和感謝,將你們所要的告訴神。神所賜出人意外的平安,必在基督耶穌裡,保守你們的心懷意念。腓立比書 4:6,7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6,7

因此, 你們是大有喜樂, 但如今, 在百般的試煉中暫時憂愁。彼得前書 1:6
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 1 Peter 1:6

患難 Trouble, Suffering

義人多有苦難,但耶和華救他脫離這一切。詩篇 34:19
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all. Psalm 34:19

神是我們的避難所,是我們的力量,是我們在患難中隨時的幫助!詩篇 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

耶和華本為善,在患難的日子為人的保障,並且認得那些投靠他的人。那鴻書 1:7
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. Nahum 1:7

為義受逼迫的人有福了,因為天國是他們的。馬太福音 5:10
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10

不但如此,就是在患難中,也是歡歡喜喜的。因為知道患難生忍耐。羅馬書 5:3
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; Romans 5:3

我想現在的苦楚,若比將來要顯於我們的榮耀,就不足介意了。羅馬書 8:18
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

因為你們蒙恩,不但得以信服基督,並要為他受苦。腓立比書 1:29
For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him. Philippians 1:29

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