05 Apr 2021

我们信仰的焦点是什么?
What are we focusing in our faith?

Acts 8:14-17

14在耶路撒冷的使徒,听见撒玛利亚居民领受了上帝的道,就差派彼得和约翰到他们那里去。15二人到了,就为大家祷告,要让他们接受圣灵。16因为圣灵还没有降在他们任何一个身上,他们只是受了洗归入主耶稣的名下。17于是使徒为他们按手,他们就受了圣灵。

14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria. 15 When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16 because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

 

 

重点学习

在犹太人的习俗里,按手是很常见的。他们相信通过按手可以将一个人的某些特质转移到另一个人身上。但是,我们不应该用唯物主义的观点来看待通过按手赐下圣灵这件事,而是将重点放在那执行按手礼的人的性格。

上帝通过按手的方式,让大家亲眼见证祂将圣灵的诸般恩赐赐给了上帝的子民。如果教会没有圣灵的丰盛恩典,那么按手礼只不过是一种空洞的仪式。

 

 

Lessons Learn

In Jewish practice, the laying on of hands was very common. With it, there was held to be a transference of certain qualities from one person to another. It is not to be thought that this represents an entirely materialistic view of the transference of the Spirit. The dominating factor was the character of the one who performed the laying on of hands.

The laying on of hands was God’s instrument when he gave the visible graces of the Spirit to his people; when the church is deprived of such riches, it is only an empty form.