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残酷的上帝:《圣经故事》感悟系列之一. 2010-08-29 23:45阅读:363 残酷的上帝:《圣经故事》感悟系列之一王跃武 近段时间在看《圣经故事》,有些模糊、尚不成体系的疑问或感悟,诉诸博文,冀与众友交流。

残酷的上帝:《圣经故事》感悟系列之一

在上帝的信徒眼中,上帝是完美无缺的,他是一切福祉、美好、生命乃至天地的源头,他的神圣、权威、仁慈、超能、大爱都是不容置疑的,《圣经》开篇的“创世记”就定下了这样的基调:“没有他,就没有世界的一切”。 起初我也是这样听说的,但看着看着就愈发疑惑,甚至越来越讨厌、烦恶他,觉得他非但不完美,反而很丑陋,让我采撷一些片断以供大家一起来鉴评他的真实形象。 其一,“亚当与夏娃的子孙后代越来越多,逐渐遍布了整个大地---人们无休止地相互厮杀、争斗,世风日益败坏。 上帝看到这一切后,非常后悔创造了人,对人类犯下的罪孽十分愤怒,说‘我要将所造的人、走兽、昆虫以及空中的飞鸟都从地上消灭’---海洋的泉源都裂开了,巨大的水柱从地下喷薄而出,天上大雨如注,大水迅速上涨,甚至漫过最高山峰七尺。

加载中... 内容加载失败,点击此处重试 加载全文 我指定的山上,把他们作为燔祭(类似于烤全羊)献给我’。” God in Three Persons: A Doctrine We Barely Understand by Ray Pritchard. All Christians believe the doctrine of the Trinity.

God in Three Persons: A Doctrine We Barely Understand by Ray Pritchard

If you do not believe this—that is, if you have come to a settled conclusion that the doctrine of the Trinity is not true—you are not a Christian at all. You are in fact a heretic. Those words may sound harsh, but they represent the judgment of the Christian church across the centuries. Christians in every land unite in proclaiming that our God eternally exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Those who deny that truth place themselves outside the pale of Christian orthodoxy. What "No Salvation Outside the Church" Means. Skip to main content.

What "No Salvation Outside the Church" Means

聖經神學 第三課 -譚俊德牧師. (Family Foundation : Bible Study) 譚俊德牧師, 正典, 信條,

聖經神學 第三課 -譚俊德牧師

網上生命讀經. 初期教會信仰的準則 教會是神在地上、在肉身裏之彰顯的延續(提前三15~16)。

網上生命讀經

她存在地上已有兩千年的歷史。 我們研讀聖經知道,教會乃是藉著主耶穌釘死、復活、升天,賜下聖靈所產生的。 在主復活的晚上,祂向門徒顯現,對他們吹一口氣,說:『你們受聖靈』(約二十22)。 Eschatology. This quote from The First Christmas by Marcus Borg and Dominic Crossan is rather long, but I liked what it said and felt like it would be difficult to distill it down to something shorter: Eschatology is about the divine transformation of our earth.

Eschatology

It is not about some mass immigration from a doomed world to a blessed heaven. A Jesuit View of Homosexuals and their Place in The Church. From America: National Catholic Magazine The journal of the Jesuit Society of America.

A Jesuit View of Homosexuals and their Place in The Church

Simply Loving May 26-June 2, 2014 James Martin, SJ Everybody knows that same-sex marriage and homosexual acts are contrary to Catholic moral teaching. Old Roman Symbol - Wikipedia. The Old Roman Symbol, or Old Roman Creed, is an earlier and shorter version of the Apostles’ Creed.[1] It was based on the 2nd-century Rules of Faith and the interrogatory declaration of faith for those receiving Baptism (3rd century or earlier),[1] which by the 4th century was everywhere tripartite in structure, following Matthew 28:19 ("baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit"[2]), which is part of the Great Commission.

Old Roman Symbol - Wikipedia

According to Bible scholar John Norman Davidson Kelly, 2nd-century church fathers Tertullian and Irenaeus cite it in their works. Though the name "Apostles’ Creed" appears in a letter of Saint Ambrose (c. 390), what is now known as the Apostles’ Creed is first quoted in its present form in the early 8th century. It developed from the Old Roman Symbol, and seems to be of Hispano-Gallic origin, being accepted in Rome some time after Charlemagne imposed it throughout his dominions.[5] Latin and Greek versions[edit] Historic Church Documents at Reformed.org. The Christian Church from the 1st to the 20th Century - Philip, Schaff - Google Books.

The Bible and Interpretation - The Bible and Interpretation - The Last Supper & Passover: Overlooking the Obvious? The longstanding question of whether the Last Supper was a Passover meal may be resolved by an overlooked possibility: that Mark tried to transform an ordinary meal into a Passover observance by fashioning and inserting a single paragraph between (what we identify as) 14:11 and 17.

The Bible and Interpretation - The Bible and Interpretation - The Last Supper & Passover: Overlooking the Obvious?

The proposed insertion revised the time-line of the surrounding original tradition that Jesus was to be arrested before Passover ("not during the feast"). Mark neglected, however, to explain what transpired to thwart that plan. Indeed, five to seven anomalies generated by Mark's proposed insertion vanish simultaneously when, reversing Mark's apparent procedure, we remove his offending paragraph. Thereby the Last Supper reverts to its originally presented, and intended, time-line: that of an ordinary meal.

By Michael J. Was Jesus’ Last Supper a Seder? Read Jonathan Klawans’s article “Was Jesus’ Last Supper a Seder?”

Was Jesus’ Last Supper a Seder?

As it originally appeared in Bible Review, October 2001. The article was first republished in Bible History Daily in October 2012. In 2016, Klawans wrote a follow-up article, “Jesus’ Last Supper Still Wasn’t a Passover Seder Meal.” —Ed. Traditional Views of Jesus’ Last Supper as a Passover Meal With his disciples gathered around him, Jesus partakes of his Last Supper. Many people assume that Jesus’ Last Supper was a Seder, a ritual meal held in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Passover points to Jesus the Messiah. Jesus said: “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the Kingdom of God.”~ Luke 22:15-16 Jesus was a Jew and Jews were required, under the Law of Moses, to celebrate the Passover every year, to remember the Exodus from Egypt. The Four Cups of Wine of Passover – Possessing the Treasure. By Mike Ratliff And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you.

Jesus and the Homosexual. By Lambert Dolphin A brochure on the door of the Episcopal Chaplain's office at Stanford University reads, "What did Jesus say about homosexuality? " When the brochure is opened the inside is completely blank. Episcopal Chaplain Penelope Duckworth explains, "For we, as Christians, pay particular attention to the words of our savior. Full text and video of Pope Francis’ call for Christian apology to homosexuals. June 27, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – We here present Pope Francis' full remarks echoing Cardinal Marx's call for Christians to apologize to homosexuals in the wake of the Orlando massacre. You can find a full English transcript of the pope's plane interview at Catholic News Agency here. Cindy Wooden, CNS: Holiness, within the past few days Cardinal Marx, the German, speaking at a large conference in Dublin which is very important on the Church in the modern world, said that the Catholic Church must ask forgiveness to the gay community for having marginalized these people.

In the days following the shooting in Orlando, many have said that the Christian community had something to do with this hate toward these people. What do you think? Pope Francis: I will repeat what I said on my first trip. Watch the pope's answer (in Italian) here: Catholic Church should apologize to gays, says papal adviser Cardinal Marx. Pope Francis says Christians should apologize to gay people. Lifesitenews. 12 Myths About Calvinism - CredoHouse - Making Theology AccessibleCredoHouse – Making Theology Accessible. 1. Calvinism is not a system of theology that denies God’s universal love.

While there are some Calvinists who do deny God’s universal love for all men, this is certainly not a necessary or a central tenet of Calvinism. Calvinists do, however, believe that God has a particular type of love for the elect (an “electing love”), but most also believe that God loves all people (John 3:16). It is a mystery to Calvinists as to why he does not elect everyone. (More on this here.) 2. Again, this is not representative of normative Calvinism. 3. Because of Calvinism’s high view of God’s sovereignty, many mistakenly believe that Calvinists hold God responsible for sin and evil. As John Calvin put it: “. . . the Lord had declared that ‘everything that he had made . . . was exceedingly good’ [Gen. 1:31].

彌撒經文. 信友彌撒經文. History of Temple Mount, Tabernacles of Moses, David and the ark of the covenant. Paul’s Eleven-Fold Cancellation of the Law. Paul’s Cancellation of the Law is important for at least two reasons. First, if we are no longer accountable to the Law, it will affect how we use it, and whether or not we subject others to the Law’s demands. Among Christians today, for example, the most common use of the Torah is against gay and lesbian believers. And second, if we no longer use the Law for guidance or to measure our success in the Christian life, then we finally have the opportunity to leave the false, misleading guidance of the Law behind in a deep μετανοια. Pope Francis on LGBT Issues Is Out of Sync with Amoris Laetitia’s Overall Message, Say Theologians. Francis Clooney Last week, Bondings 2.0 highlighted young theologians critical of the perceived dismissal of LGBT Catholics by Pope Francis in his latest apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia.

‘Amoris Laetitia’ and gay marriage: a closer look. Cambridge, MA—Like many of you, I have not had time yet to digest "Amoris Laetitia," Pope Francis’ loving and open apostolic exhortation on the family, in response to the Synod on the Family. Like many commentators, and like you who are reading this, I am grateful for his charitable and sensitive tone. I admire his ability to thread the needle, so to speak, engaging complex moral issues for the sake of a global church with great skill. It will take a while for us to digest it, and I look forward to discussions on it in parishes, on campus, etc. Here I would like to comment on the opening sentences in No. 251, on gay marriage—or the impossibility thereof. In discussing the dignity and mission of the family, the Synod Fathers observed that, “as for proposals to place unions between homo­sexual persons on the same level as marriage, there are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or even remotely analogous to God’s plan for mar­riage and family.”

Would Jesus Discriminate? - Israel's Holiness Code. (Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13) The chapters that contain these verses are clearly identified as speaking against practices involved in cultic idol worship. The entire passages are generally accepted as not applying to modern Christian life. Listen to a sermon on this topic: Download Discussion These two verses in Leviticus read as follows in the King James Version: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind; it is an abomination.” Before delving into these two verses, it would be helpful to read How Language is Interpreted, which is part of the discussion of Romans 1.

If we wish to understand the true meaning of these verses, we must look at their context, both textual and historical. You Can’t Quote Leviticus to Prove God Hates Homosexuality. The Mosaic Law: Its Function and Purpose in the New Testament. 16. The Sabbath Controversy in the Gospels. 聖經真的反同性戀??(同志神學懶人包) 《聖經》對同性戀的雙面倫理觀. 《聖經》對同性戀的雙面倫理觀. Being Gay and Coptic: The Coptic View. Luther's Marian theology. Overview[edit] 基督教信徒眼中的瑪利亞. Virgin mary - Why can't Catholicism just drop its Marian devotion? - Christianity Stack Exchange. Virgin mary - Why can't Catholicism just drop its Marian devotion? - Christianity Stack Exchange. 對錯豈分保守派或自由派? Hello,我無返教會喇。 - 信仰百川. MMENTARY: Should Christians Be Looking for Another Jewish Temple? 32 Bible verses about Ransom. Colossians 2:15 Parallel: And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

德日進神父的進化論與神觀. Should I Pray for God to Raise Someone from the Dead?Parchment and Pen Blog. 祈禱,是甚麼? - 信仰百川. Sorry 我不想聽道了 - 信仰百川. The Source of Paul's Gospel. Jesus and Jesuits in Goa. Cinese, Chinese, Chinois, Chino, Chinês, Chinesisch, 天主教教理 (繁體中文) How Many Are Saved? - By Bishop Robert Barron. Feeding the Multitudes, Last Supper, Lord's Supper, Eucharist. What is Sin? The Original Hebrew word for "sin" has been wrongly translated... Its true meaning will pleasantly surprise you! Strong's Greek: 2920. κρίσις (krisis) TOP 10 BIBLE VERSES ABOUT THE FATHER. Was God known as Father in the Old Testament? Ezekiel 11:19; Ezekiel 36:26; Jeremiah 31:33; Hebrews 8:10. THE MESSIANIC BANQUET AND THE ESCHATOLOGY OF MATTHEW’S GOSPEL. 23 Bible verses about Messianic Banquet. ‘What Shall We Do with the Sabbath-Gatherer?’ A Narrative Approach to a ‘Hard Case’ in Biblical Law (Numbers 15:32-36)  »  Brill Online.

Justice - Why did God kill a man for picking up sticks on the Sabbath? - Christianity Stack Exchange. Exodus 31:15 For six days work is to be done, but the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day is to be put to death. 德日進的進化生命觀 @ 清風明月靜觀自得. 從存有化角度看德日進宇宙觀的基督論. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Indulgences. The Catholic Church: A Dysfunctional Family. Is the New Catechism Catholic? Part 1. 對觀福音基督論脈絡-经典教程-天主教沧州(献县)教区网站. A Word About Faith.

Christianity Stack Exchange. 6 Bible Verses for When Life isn’t Fair. How to Use This Study. 弗里德里希·施萊爾馬赫. The Doctrine of Transubstantiation in the Orthodox Church – Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy. Soteriology - Since God provided for the forgiveness of sins in the Old Testament, why do we need Jesus? - Christianity Stack Exchange. Virgin mary - Why can't Catholicism just drop its Marian devotion? - Christianity Stack Exchange. 〈當我由信轉為不信……而返的一日崇拜〉 - 信仰百川. 我們能否用常理來解釋聖經呢? - 信仰百川.