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1/31/2021 常作準備 (Always Be Prepared)

by 鍾卓權牧師 (Rev. Bernie Chung)


顯而易見,基督徒的世界觀是基於聖經與上帝的啟示。但我們是否有能力與智慧以言詞很清晰地表達我們的觀點,諸如對錯是非,善惡之別.基督徒當然不會去認同那些主張人本主義者及後現代主義者,也就是說這些人所認定的是沒有絕對真理的存在,他們強調所有的真理都是“相對的”,換而言之,道德行為沒有對錯是非之分。 相對主義者認為每一個人在道德上均需自行判斷與自我選擇。例如,如果一個人認為墮胎在道德上是錯誤的,那麼就此人而言墮胎就是錯誤的。倘若有人對墮胎所持的態度無可厚非,認為並沒有什麼不對,就他之認知墮胎在道德上是可以接受的,墮胎與他人並無相干。他們認為所有的真理都是“相對的”,甚至連道德真理也認為是“相對的”,均應見仁見智、因人而異。其實上帝早已經頒佈了“十誡”, 十誡是神所頒佈的十項誡命並非“十個建議”。


順便說一句,如果你想好意的讓那些相對主義者慎重地想一想,或者是以友善乃至於是刁難的方式,你可以問他們如果絕對真理是不存在的話,那麼又如何能知道相對主義理論是對的, 又絕對無誤呢?


如同前面所說,基督徒的世界觀是基於聖經,我們當求神賜我們智慧,以聖經的真理清晰地宣揚神的話語, 諸如:上帝只有一位,祂是至高無上,是超越時空,上帝超越一切的同時祂也在我們當中。上帝創造了宇宙萬物,包括我們也在其中。其實上帝最偉大的創造之一就是我們人類。人是按照上帝的形像所造的。 創世記 1:27 節告訴我們說:「神就照著自己的形像造人、乃是照著他的形像造男造女。」,當我們生命結束時,我們的歸屬只有兩項選擇, 我們必須與

上帝同在,否則就會永遠與上帝分離。有朝一日.在離世之後就不再有選擇的機會了。是上帝主動地差遣了祂的獨生愛子耶穌,道成肉身,在十字架上獻上自己,完成永恆的贖罪祭,其目的是要拯救我們脫離黑暗的權勢與罪惡,與上帝重建關係。我們「只要心裏尊主基督為聖.有人問(我)們心中盼望的緣由、就要常作準備、以溫柔敬畏的心回答各人.」(彼得前書 3:15) ,求主憐憫、賜智慧引導我們,阿們!


Translation:


Obviously, it is easy to accept that the Christian worldview is based on the Bible, God’s revelation. The question remains—as Christians, can we clearly state our perceptions to discern right and wrong, truth and falsehood? Fundamentally, Christians will not agree with the claim of some humanists or postmodernists that there is no absolute truth. They mistakenly believe that all truths are "relative". In other words, moral behavior has no right or wrong perspectives, true or false facets. Relativists are adamant that everyone should judge and choose morality for themselves. For example, if a person thinks abortion is morally wrong, then it is wrong for that person. If someone thinks that there is nothing wrong, then abortion can be said to be morally right for that particular individual and that becomes none of other people’s business. Relativists believe that all truths are "relative". Sadly, such “truth” includes morality as well. We need to remember that God has given us the Ten Commandments, and the Ten Commandments are not merely "ten suggestions."


By the way, with good intentions you can ask relativists or your friends who agree with relativism this question: If absolute truth does not exist, how can they tell if the theory of relativism is absolutely right and correct? They may be embarrassed trying to come up with an answer, but there is no malice in your heart.


Let me reiterate, the Christian worldview is based on the Bible. The question is whether we can clearly explain our perceptions. For example, we need to tell others the Biblical truth that there is only one God, who is supreme and transcends time and space, and when God transcends everything, He is also among us. God created everything in the universe and included us in it. Of course, God's greatest creation is undeniably human beings, as we are made in the image of God. Genesis 1:27 (NIV) tells us: "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” When our lives are over, we are either with God or be separated from God forever. Once we die, there will never be a chance to turn back from sin. So God sent His only beloved Son, Jesus, who incarnated and sacrificed Himself on the cross to complete the eternal sin offering. He redeems us from the darkness of sins and rebuild our relationship with God. Have mercy on us dear God, and may we be guided by this verse: “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,” (1 Peter 3:15).


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