神的憤怒

我們要傳講聖經所講到的,而不是我希望聖經應該講的。

神的愛如何與祂的憤怒:

巴刻:憤怒是對客觀的道德罪惡的正當回應、道德完全神的公義表現,是神的全善必然的反應。(日本暴力团山口组在其门口处明确地写着“不用童工、不贩毒、不乱扔烟头”)

耶穌談到被審判之魔鬼與人將要被拋入「永遠的火湖」,人若死亡而沒有審判,聖經就不需要讓人對神敬畏了;因為得罪永生的神是可怕的。

來10:26「因為我們得知真道以後,若故意犯罪,贖罪的祭就再沒有了;」

Modeling Bible Study through Preaching

  1. Shallow, self-style preaching produce shallow people. Deep biblical preaching produce deep biblically thinking, biblically literate, biblically rich people.
  2. When you go down in understanding, you go up in worship.  They’re directly proportional to one another. The deeper you understand the truth, the higher your ability to to worship, the stronger will be your feeling towards God’s awesomeness. (Rephrase John MacArthur/Mahaney)

神的真理

1. 雖然人說自己不相信真理,但是內心本性中都相信真理;Penn的醜聞

關於真理的三個誤區:

1. 「真誠」的相信/「真實」的相信-不等同於真理;Sincerity cannot be the measure of truth;Sinecerely held beliefs must be truth;

2. 謙卑意味著「不確定」;Humility entails uncertainty. What makes you happy/feel good is religion. Why so exclusive? Implicit: God is what works for me. Machen: Gospel = Historical Fact + Theological Interpretation;

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1 Vital Truth

Our God speaks: Blind man and an elephant; If the elephant can talk, the analogy breaks down. God is all of them.

Is God wise enough to make Him known? The problem is not with God speaking, but our hearing, or our willingness to hear.  Everyone is searching for truth, but no one is willing to find it.

最常被人引用卻誤用的經文

這段經文可能是最愛被基督徒引用,卻常常被人錯誤使用的經文,腓立比書四章十三節:「我靠著那加給我力量的,凡事都能做。」

這段話在被人引用的時候,通常可能是用來作為一個打氣、鼓勵、或信心的宣告。可是,若不仔細思考經文的上下文,引用這段話就適得其反,從保羅講這段話的出發點-十架神學,變成支持他所傳講的福音的對立面-榮耀神學。在上下文中,保羅要強調的是,他無時無刻都學習並知道如何靠神勝過周遭的環境,特別是因福音所遭遇的苦難-因為那是「美事」(腓4:14)。可是,通常在引用這段經文的時候,都被人誤以為這好像是指基督徒想作甚麼,只要「心安理得」,都得到神無條件的保障。這是對神話語的扭曲以及誤用。願神憐憫。