7.16.20 認識神 Knowing God

Isaiah 11:9 They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

在我聖山各處,牠們都不傷人,不害物;因為認識耶和華的知識要遍滿全地,好像水充滿海洋一般.

The rise of the secular age has been like a tsunami wiping out the knowledge of God from our land. Charlest Typer in his book A Secular Age says, “Why was it virtually impossible not to believe in God in, say 1500, in our Western society, while in 2000 many of us find this not only easy, but even inescapable?” Isaiah gives us hope and a picture to encourage us: “the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” If the world was created by God in all of His wisdom, then our studies, whether they be in biology, history, math or whatever subject, should lead us to come to a greater knowledge of God. For too long we Christians have kept our knowledge of God within the message of salvation only. It is time for us to rediscover the knowledge of God in all subject areas, “for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord!”

世俗時代的興起就像海嘯一樣,從我們的土地上抹去了對上帝的知識。 查爾斯·泰勒(Charles Typer)在他的《世俗時代 A Secular Age》一書中描繪出這嚴重性:“為什麼在我們的西方社會中,在1500年不相信上帝幾乎是不可能的,而在2000年,我們中的許多人發現這不僅容易,而且是不可避免的?” 但以賽亞給我們另一個希望和鼓勵的圖畫:“認識耶和華的知識要遍滿全地,好像水充滿海洋一般。” 如果這個世界是由上帝的智慧創造的,那麼我們無論是研究生物學,歷史,數學還是其他學科,都應引導我們加深對上帝的認識。 長期以來,基督徒一直只在救恩的信息中認識耶和華的知識。 現在該是我們在所有領域重新發現上帝的知識的時候了,“因為認識耶和華的知識要遍滿全地!”

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