11 May 2021

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不洁的东西,从来没有进过我的口
Nothing impure has ever entered my mouth

Acts 11:7-10

7我也听见有声音对我说:彼得,起来,宰了吃!8我说:主啊,千万不可,因为俗物或不洁的东西,从来没有进过我的口。9第二次又有声音从天上回答:上帝所洁净的,你不可当作俗物。10这样一连三次之后,所有的东西都拉回天上去了。

Then I heard a voice telling me, ‘Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.’ “I replied, ‘Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’ “The voice spoke from heaven a second time, ‘Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.’ 10 This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again.

重点学习

我们通常不会意识到当初基督教几乎变成了另一种犹太教。所有第一代信徒都是犹太人,而整个犹太教的传统与世界观足以让他们把这基督新发现据为己有,并认为上帝绝对无意把基督传给外邦人。路加认为彼得看见异象是初期教会摸索何谓将基督传遍世界的过程中的一个重要里程碑。

Lessons Learn

We usually do not realize how near Christianity was to become only another kind of Judaism. All the first Christians were Jews, and the whole tradition and outlook of Judaism would have moved them to keep this new wonder to themselves and to believe that God could not possibly have meant it for the Gentiles. Luke sees this incident as a notable milestone on the road along which the Church was feeling its way to the idea of a world for Christ.