上帝的道与世上的小学

上帝的道与世上的小学

在第一天,我提到上帝所创造的浩瀚宇宙有一个中心点,就是渺小的地球;在地球千万的事物中还有一个中心点,就是人;在成千上万的人之中还有一个中心点,就是领受上帝的道、建立信仰的人。第二天,我们思想到另一个题目,就是在人类历史中有上帝的灯台随着上帝子民转移。昔日史上的帝国已经一一被淘汰,唯独遵行上帝旨意的人才能永远常存。启示录告诉我们:「世上的国(将)成了我主和主基督的国;他要作王,直到永永远远。」(启11:15)今天,我要提到上帝的道与世上的小学。

三种知识的层次

对于世上的小学,保罗用一个非常坚定的信仰来看世界最高的哲学思想,特别是希腊的思想,他认为比起上帝永恒的道,希腊的思想没有多高深的学问在其中。上帝的道与世上的小学,一个是永恒的,一个是暂时的,一个是由上帝而来,一个是由人而来。知识分为三大层次:一、上帝启示给人的永生之道;二、人类思想家想出的智慧;三、撒但参杂在其中,用牠邪恶的意念来改变上帝的话,搅乱人类思想的假知识。从这三个层次,你就知道应当持守的是什么——我们应当持守上帝一次交付圣徒的真道(参:犹1:3)。

两种知识的源头

人超越所有被造之物,因为人有永恒的灵。语言是灵的声音。上帝是灵,上帝向人说话;天使是灵,天使有言语;人有灵,就用言语彰显意义。撒但是天使堕落后所成的,牠照样有牠意见的表达。上帝说话、天使说话、人类说话、撒但说话,除此之外,没有任何存在可以说话。

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Today’s passage is Luke 18:31-43. Let’s go!

Luke 18:31-34 (NIV) 
31  Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled.
32  He will be handed over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him, spit on him, flog him and kill him.
33  On the third day he will rise again.”
34  The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about.

On verses 31-34: According to Jesus himself, the Old Testament (i.e. “the prophets” – v31) predicts that the Messiah (“the Son of Man”) would be handed over to be mocked and killed, but afterwards would rise again.

Notice that Jesus specifically says in verse 32 that he will be handed over to the Gentiles. One of Luke’s big themes is that Jesus came not just to save the Jews but to save the Gentiles (all non-Jewish people) as well. Other places in Scripture focus on how it was the Jews who handed Jesus over to be crucified (e.g. Acts 2:22-23). But here Luke emphasizes that Jesus would be given into the custody of Gentiles who would mock him, insult him, spit on him, flog him and kill him. It is not just Jews but Gentiles too – indeed all of humanity – that is ultimately responsible for Jesus’ death.