见证基督的复活: 成为使徒的先决条件 The witness of Christ Resurrection: Apostle's pre-requisite

Acts 1:21-22

21 22所以,从约翰施洗起,直到主离开我们被接上升的那天为止,当他在我们中间来往的时候,那些跟我们常在一起的人中,应该有一个人出来与我们一同作耶稣复活的见证人。

21 Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us, 22 beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.”

 

重点学习

我们简要地看一下信徒们是如何选择新使徒来取代犹大在使徒中的位置。或许我们会觉得抽签是个很奇怪的方式,但对于犹太人,这是自然的事情,因为圣殿里所有的职务和事奉都是这样决定的。

候选人的名字会刻在石头上。这些石头会被放进罐子里,然后罐子被摇动,直到一块石头掉了出来,那块石头上注明的人就会被选上。

 

Lessons Learn

We look briefly at the method of choosing someone to take Judas’ place among the apostles. It may seem strange to us that the method was that of casting lots. But among the Jews it was the natural thing to do, because all the offices and duties in the Temple were settled that way.

The names of the candidates were written on stones; the stones were put into a jar, and the jar was shaken until one stone fell out; and the one whose name was on that stone was elected to office.