12.01.22 我們能處理真理嗎? Can We Handle the Truth?

[今日經文 Today’s Reading: 哥林多後書 2 Corinthians 10-13]

我們不能做任何對抗真理的事,只能維護真理。
For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.

哥林多後書 2 Corinthians 13:8

今天的爭戰是真理的戰爭——上帝的話語相對於人的想法。正如上週三晚上生動展示的那樣,美國參議院以 61 票對 36 票通過了關於婚姻的定義:人的想法高於神的話語。事實上,“撒旦將自己偽裝成光明的天使”,而他的僕人“將自己偽裝成正義的僕人”。通過偽裝和重新定義“愛”這個詞,人類重新定義了上帝的真理。拜登總統在一份預計參議院將通過該法案的聲明中說,“美國即將重申一個基本真理:愛就是愛。美國人應該有權與他們所愛的人結婚。”


按照神的真理去愛會給社會帶來良善和祝福。當愛背離上帝的真理時,它會導致混亂——尤其是對我們從小就被灌輸的孩子。)保羅的話再次提醒我們,人終究不能抵擋神的真理。詩篇 119:160 說, “你話的 總綱是真實[真理] ; 你一切公義的典章是永遠長存 。” 福音不僅僅是“耶穌愛你”;它必須包括“教導他們遵守我所吩咐你的一切”。 (馬太福音 28:20),這包括婚姻的定義。教會需要將他們的注意力從要求人們進入教堂建築轉移到強化家庭。當我們為婚姻的真理而戰時,我們也需要按真理行事。

在電影《軍官與魔鬼 A Few Good Men》的法庭場景中,內森·傑瑟普上校對湯姆·克魯斯扮演的律師丹尼爾·卡菲中尉大喊:“你想要真相?你無法處理真相!”You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!”” 教會有真理(神的話);問題是,“我們能處理真理嗎”?我們會保持沉默,讓謊言佔上風,還是會壯膽並富有同情心地宣講並實踐上帝的真理?讓我們大聲傳講真理並實踐真理,因爲“我們不能做任何對抗真理的事,只能維護真理。”

禱告:我們在天上的父,願我們的心充滿祢話語的真理。願祢的靈引導我們更深入地認識真理,這樣我們就能在這個時代宣揚並活出祢的真理。奉耶穌的名,阿們!

PS: 紐約搶救下一代特會將於12/2-3 實體和線上聚會(Zoom)舉行.

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Today’s battle is the battle for the Truth – God’s Word vs. man’s ideas. As vividly showcased this past Wednesday night, the U.S. Senate voted 61 to 36 to set man’s ideas above God’s Word on the definition of marriage. Indeed “Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” and his servants “disguise themselves as servants of righteousness”. Through the disguised and redefined word “love”, man has redefined God’s truth. In a statement anticipating the Senate passage of this act, President Biden said, “The United States is on the brink of reaffirming a fundamental truth: love is love. And Americans should have the right to marry the person they love.”

Love according to God’s truth brings goodness and blessing to society. When love departs from God’s truth, it leads to chaos – especially for our children who will be indoctrinated from young. Paul’s words remind us again that man will ultimately be unable to stand against God’s truth. Psalm 119:160 says, “The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.” The gospel is more than simply “Jesus loves you”; it must include “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:20), and this includes the definition of marriage. Churches need to redirect their focus from one of asking people to come into the church building to that of strengthening families. As we fight for the truth of marriage, we also need to act on the truth.  

In a courtroom scene in the movie A Few Good MenCol. Nathan R. Jessup shouts at Lt. Daniel Kaffee, the attorney  played by Tom Cruise, “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!” The churches have the truth (God’s Word); the question for us is, “Can we handle the truth”? Will we remain silent and allow untruths to prevail or will we speak God’s truth boldly with compassion and live it out? Let us speak out, as well as live out, the truth, “for we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.”

Prayer: Our Father in Heaven, may our hearts be filled with the truth of Your Word. May Your Spirit guide us more deeply into truth so we will proclaim and live out your truth in these times. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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