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保存教會和睦之路

作者:盧國禮

增進教會的和睦合一,是一個基督徒必要學的畢生功課,而本人靠著聖靈的幫助來學的,就是要增進教會的和睦合一。

可怎辦呢?

Oswald Chambers 在他的書 "My Utmost For His Highest" (《竭誠為主》) 說:"在屬靈的生命裏,要留心我們或會順著我們自然的關係之中。每個人都會有一些自然而然結成的關係,有些人我們喜歡,有些人我們不喜歡。但卻不可讓那些喜歡和不喜歡的情操,掌權管理我們基督徒的生命。如果我們 "行在光中",正如 神就是光,神便賜給我們情操與我們起初並不喜歡的人交往"(Chambers)。


"喜歡和不喜歡是自然的性情,但是,我們尋求敬畏主 [神] 於我們的親族關係裏,慈憐、愛、謙遜、仁愛,都是神命令的超自然行為,用來處理不能和合之狀態"(David McCarland,每日靈糧,2004 年 12 月 30 日)。

某人想離開她的團契。"我厭煩那個怪人" 她粗魯地說,"當那人走近,我便感覺極之不高興。" 可能那人的舉止無意地,或故意地,使她感受不安。

保羅指示說:"......律法是屬乎靈的,但是我們是屬乎肉體的。...... 所作的我們不明白。我們所願的,我們並不作;我們所恨惡的我們倒去作。"保羅繼續說,"...... 我們知道在我們裏頭,就是我們肉體中,沒有良善。...... "若我們去作所不願意作的,就不是我們作的,乃是住在我們裏頭的罪作的。"(參見羅馬書7:14-20,和合本﹐經筆者編寫)。我們不能遵守律法,因為我們帶著罪性,神的律法有所不能行。神在祂的慈憐裏,差遣自己的兒子 ( 耶穌基督 ) 成為罪身的形狀,作了贖罪祭,在肉體中定了罪案,使律法的義成就在我們身上。(羅馬書8:3-4,和合本)。

"體貼肉體的,就是死;體貼聖靈的乃是生命和平安"...... (羅馬書8:6,和合本) 。

只有那些人 (包括基督徒在內),他們選擇遵循神的旨意,及願服從基督,共負一軛的,才可明白。只是當我們被改變,接觸到至尊者之靈,然後能樂於真正踏上此路,使身子、靈魂與情緒,全都順服於至尊者的靈(神)。

父啊!管教我們的靈魂,並讓我們聽從您的話語,並與您的聖靈工作有份。我們相信在您裏面,教會的和睦合一的目標是可達到的。阿們。

 

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The Way to Preserve the Peace of the Church 
Written by Francis Loo

The life lesson a Christian must learn and I'm still learning it with the help of the Holy Spirit, is to promote the unity of the Church.

How?

Oswald Chambers reminds us in My Utmost For His Highest: "In the spiritual life, beware of walking according to natural affinity. Everyone has natural affinities, some people we like and others we do not like. We must never let those likes and dislikes rule in our Christian life. If we 'walk in the light', as God is in the light, God will give us communion with people for whom we have no natural affinity." (Chambers).

"It is natural to have likes and dislikes. But whom we seek to honour the Lord in our relationships, compassion, love, humility, and kindness are the God-ordered supernatural steps in dealing with incompatibility." (David McCasland, Daily Bread dated December 30, 2004).

Someone wants to quit the fellowship gathering. "I hate that guy." Bluntly she said, "I feel terribly uncomfortable when that person is around." Or, maybe that person's behaviour unintentionally or on purpose makes her feel uneasy.

Paul points out that ". . . the law is spiritual; but [we are] unspiritual. . . . [We] do not understand what [we] do. For what [we] want to do [we] do not do, but what [we] hate [we] do. Paul continues to say, [we] know that nothing good lives in [us], that is in [our] sinful nature. . . . Now if [we] do what [we] do not want to do, it is no longer [we] who do it, but it is sin living in [us] that does it (Romans 7: 14-20). (The adaptation is mine.) We cannot abide by the law because of our sinful nature. The law of God is as though powerless. God in his loving mercy has sent his own Son (Jesus Christ) in the likeness of a sinful man to be a sin offering, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us (Romans 8: 3-4). "The mind of sinful man is death, but mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace. . . " (Romans 8: 6).

Only those (including Christians) who choose to be the will of God—and who subject the self to the yoke of Christ can understand and know His time origins. Only when we are transformed enough to be in touch with the highest mind can we engage in practice that we actually tread the path by which alone the body, mind, and emotions are brought into submission to the highest mind (GOD).

O Father! Discipline our soul and let us hear You behind the Words, and participate with You in the divine mind through us. We believe in You that unity of Church is attainable goal. Amen.

 

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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