無限的真神The Infinite God

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無限的真神The Infinite God

July 28, 2013 七月二十八日


無限的真神 The Infinite God

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講師/Speaker:Mark Lehman

無限的真神The Infinite God      I Kings王上18:22-37

宇宙比神大,還是宇宙比神小?Is the universe greater or smaller than God? 媽祖是人Mazu–was a human關公是人GuanGong–was a human天公(玉皇大帝)是人Thi*Kong (Jade Emperor)–was a human盤古等於宇宙PanGu–same as universe, not above 昊天上帝–a development of the idea of Jehovah?起初,神創造天地In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Gen創1:1  萬物是藉著他造的;凡被造的,沒有一樣不是藉著他造的。Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. John約1:1-4
人 創造神,還是神創造人。Did man create God or did God create man?人可以成為神還是神可以成為人? Can man become God or can God become man?我們與神有何同類點呢? Are we the same as God? 他 或默想,或走到一邊,或行路,或睡覺,你們當叫醒他。Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened. 1 Kings王上18:27神不吃飯,不結婚,不上班,不放假。God doesn’t eat, get married, go to work, or take a vacation. 神 非人,必不至說謊;也非人子,必不至後悔。他說話豈不照著行呢?他發言豈不要成就呢?God is not human, that he should lie,  not a human being, that he should change his mind. Numbers民23:19神就照著自己的形象造人,乃是照著他的形象,造男造女。So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them. Gen創1:27 道 成了肉身,住在我們中間,充充滿滿地有恩典有真理。我們也見過他的榮光,正是父獨生子的榮光。The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John約1:14
某些地點比較靈嗎Are certain locations more special, where God has more power? 基 督徒不一定在教堂敬拜。教堂給我們不同的感覺可是不影響禱告的效果。Christians don’t necessarily need to worship in a chapel. A chapel gives us a different feeling but doesn’t influence the effect of our prayers. 民間信仰認為在寺廟裡神比較靈。Folk religion believes that temples are places where gods have more power. 神 果真住在地上嗎?看哪,天和天上的天尚且不足你居住的,何況我所建的這殿呢!But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built! 1 Kings王上8:27神在所有的地方有能力。God has power everywhere.
偶像有益於我們嗎?Are idols helpful representations of the god? 國父打斷偶像手指頭讓全村的人生氣。Sun Yat-sen broke the finger of an idol and made the whole village angry. 不 可為自己雕刻偶像,也不可做什麼形象彷彿上天、下地和地底下、水中的百物。You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. Ex出20:3  我所親愛的弟兄啊,你們要逃避拜偶像的事。 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry. 1 Cor林前10:14Our pictures of Jesus are actually NOT pictures of Him.
占卜可用嗎? May I use divination?我可以用事物或咒語影響神的決定嗎? Can I use some object or say certain words to influence God’s decision? 符 籙Lucky charms護身符、幸運物Amulets收驚Recalling a Frightened Soul我們基於神的主權性的旨意、道德性的旨意可以做我們個人的決定。Based on God’s sovereign will and moral will we can make individual decisions.注意基甸不好的例子。Look at Gideon’s bad example.聖經只用掣籤的方式。The one method the Bible does use is casting lots.  Prov箴16:33 你 們不可吃帶血的物,不可用法術,也不可觀兆。Do not practice divination or seek omens. Lev利19:26因你所要趕出的那些國民都聽信觀兆的和占卜的,至於你,耶和華你的神從來不許你這樣行。The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the Lord your God has not permitted you to do so. Deut申18:14
神最高,還是命運最高?Is God highest or is Fate highest.  How do I change my fate? 神 的旨意對我最好,因為是出於有智慧、愛心、關心我們的有意識的神的心,不是出於無情的命運。God’s will for me is BEST.  A WISE, LOVING, CARING conscious God plans something for me as opposed to impersonal fate.以斯帖記駁倒命運的力量。Story of Esther refutes the power of fate. 24 是因猶大人的仇敵哈曼設謀殺害猶大人,掣普珥,就是掣籤,為要殺盡、滅絕他們, 25 這事報告於王,王便降旨使哈曼謀害猶大人的惡事歸到他自己的頭上,並吩咐把他和他的眾子都掛在木架上。24 For Haman the enemy of all the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them and had cast the pur (that is, the lot) for their ruin and destruction. 25 But when the plot came to the king’s attention, he issued written orders that the evil scheme Haman had devised against the Jews should come back onto his own head, and that he and his sons should be impaled on poles. Esther帖9:24-25
何為環境最高的勢力? What is the highest power in our environment? 風 水理論主要是以玄學的陰陽消長理論,配合天(宇宙、太陽等)與地(地球、地理環境)及人(人之居所、所卜葬之地)與時(天地之元運盛衰、萬物之生老病 死)。The theory of geomancy mainly is using the growth and decline of Yin and Yang in metaphysics to fit with Heaven (universe, sun, etc.), Earth (our planet, the geographical environment), Man (human dwellings, burial places) and Time (the movement of heavenly bodies, the growth and deterioration of all things). 約拿的故事 Story of Jonah.在曠野時會幕移到很多地方。Tabernacle moved through the wilderness.「耶 和華如此說:『亞蘭人既說我耶和華是山神,不是平原的神,所以我必將這一大群人都交在你手中,你們就知道我是耶和華。』」This is what the Lord says: ‘Because the Arameans think the Lord is a god of the hills and not a god of the valleys, I will deliver this vast army into your hands, and you will know that I am the Lord.’1 Kings王上20:28
某些日子有特色嗎? Are there special days for certain activities? 生肖、星座Zodiac?耶穌哪一天出生? What day was Jesus born?怎麼算復活節How to calculate Easter:=FLOOR(“5/”&DAY(MINUTE(YYYY/38)/2+56)&”/”&YYYY,7)-34

出生Be born   簽約Make an agreement

搬家Move  結婚Get married  過世Die

任何一天都好  ANY day is OK

愛是很大的差別。Love is a huge difference. 其他的神沒有彼此相愛。他們也沒有跟你有愛的關係。Other gods didn’t love each other. And they don’t have a love relationship with you. 三位一體裡有愛的永恆關係。祂想要跟你有愛的關係。Jehovah had a love relationship eternally in the Trinity. He wants a love relationship with you.
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