13 May 2021

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上帝允许悔改的心
God has granted repentance

Acts 11:15-18

15我一开始讲话,圣灵就降在他们身上,正像当初降在我们身上一样。16我就想起主所说的话:约翰用水施洗,但你们要受圣灵的洗。17上帝既然把同样的恩赐给他们,像给我们这些信了主耶稣基督的人一样,我是谁,我能够阻止上帝吗?18众人听见这些话,就默然无声,把荣耀归给上帝,说:这样看来,上帝也把悔改的心赐给外族人,使他们得生命。

15 “As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them as he had come on us at the beginning. 16 Then I remembered what the Lord had said: ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with] the Holy Spirit.’  17 So if God gave them the same gift he gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could stand in God’s way?” 18 When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.”

 

 重点学习

如果人们把洗礼看成一出戏,而没有圣灵的恩典在其中,那就大错特错了。

我们不该被这事混淆。我们的心思是属世的,所以倾向于属肉体和属世的思想。但是我们必须学习在基督里寻求救恩,仰望圣灵的大能。

我们也须谨记基督在圣灵里所赐的“恩赐”不只是说方言的恩赐,而是让我们完全更新的恩典。然而这些恩赐显明了基督的大能,因此这句话适用于那些人。

 

Lessons Learn

If people make baptism a mere spectacle, devoid of the grace of the Spirit, they are greatly mistaken.

We must not be confused by this. Our minds are drawn to what is like themselves-mortal and worldly. But we must learn to seek salvation in Christ and look only to the power of the Spirit.

We must also remember that Christ includes under “the Spirit” not only the gift of tongues but the whole grace of our renewing. But these gifts are a good demonstration of Christ’s power, and so this sentence may well be applied to them.