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我们快乐,上帝就快乐?  

2011-03-06 21:39:00|  分类: 神学教义 |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

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[诚之按:这篇文章谈到基督徒真正的快乐来自遵行上帝的旨意。这是以神为中心,而不是以自己为中心的世界观--与现在教会的许多教导相悖。英文部分很简单,可以练习看。中文部分是 google translate 翻译的,错误很多。我只修改了标题。盼望翻译软体可以继续进步。如果有人愿意尝试翻译,我可以修改。]

Is God Happy When We're Happy?


from Ligonier Ministries Blog by R.C. Sproul, Jr.

Is it true, as some say, that “God is happy when we are happy?”

Of course. God, however, is also happy when we are sad. He’s happy when we are frightened, when we are disappointed, when we are hungry and when our foot falls asleep. God is always happy, ultimately speaking. The God we serve is the ever blessed God. While it would be a mistake to equate happiness and blessedness, such is so because blessedness is more than happiness, not less. God is God and as such is not dependent upon any or all of us for His joy. He has no “needs” that we can meet. He is altogether satisfied by Himself and in Himself.

God is happy, for instance, to manifest His just wrath against the sins of men. Perhaps never more so than on those who would seek to justify their sin by suggesting that it serves God’s happiness. That is, those who use this little nugget of “wisdom” to justify their sins may likely find themselves judged of God. The man who breaks his marriage vows, leaving his wife and children because he thinks God will be happy only if he is happy is deluded and headed for destruction. Were we a touch more honest we might translate this ditty this way, “God wants me to do whatever I want to do.” That is sheer nonsense. What God wants, no, what He commands, is that we would obey all that He commands.

And that is what makes us happy, which is how we can again affirm our aphorism. That is, God is happy when we are happy because we are only happy when we obey all that He commands. Indeed His law commands that we be happy, or at least joyful. Rejoice, Paul says. And in case you weren’t listening “Again I say, ‘Rejoice.’” Our calling is to joy. Sadly too many Christians, especially we who are Reformed, think that crankiness is next to godliness. We of all people ought to be the most joyous.

First, we know the depths from which we have been rescued. We have, by the power of the gospel, by the work of the Spirit, been saved from the uttermost, to the uttermost. That is cause for rejoicing. No matter what hardships we may be going through, they cannot be compared to the eternal weight of glory. Second, we know that even the hardships we endure are sent by the same sovereign God that redeemed us. And we know why they were sent, that we might be made more like Jesus. The unbeliever cannot be truly happy for he knows he is under the wrath of God. The believer who hasn’t yet come to understand the sovereignty of God is robbed of the confidence of His salvation, and can’t see the tender hand of His loving Father in his suffering.

The whole story ends, as all stories ought, “And they all lived happily ever after.” This is what our Lord is bringing to pass. We will dance with the Lord of the Dance on into eternity. His face will shine upon us, and we will laugh for the joy of it.

当我们快乐時,上帝也快乐?


R.C. Sproul, Jr.

难道真的如某些人说,“当我们快乐時,上帝也快乐?”

当然可以。上帝,但是,我们也开心的时候是悲伤。他很乐意当我们害怕,当我们感到失望,当我们饿了,当我们的脚下睡着了。上帝总是很高兴,最终发言。我们服务的上帝是永远可称颂的神。虽然这将是一个错误的快乐和幸福等同起来,这就是如此,因为幸福比的幸福,而少花钱多办事。上帝是神,因此是不以任何或他的喜悦,我们所有依赖。他有没有“需要”,我们可以见面。他是完全由他自己满意的自己。

上帝是快乐的,例如,为了体现他对人类的罪过只是愤怒。也许从来没有这么多谁比那些将寻求辩护,这表明它服务于上帝的幸福的罪恶。也就是说,那些谁使用这种“智慧”的小金块来证明自己的罪过最终可能会发现自己的上帝来判断。该名男子是谁击破他的婚姻誓言,让他的妻子和孩子,因为他认为只有上帝会很高兴,如果他高兴的是迷惑和销毁领导。如果我们更诚实的触摸我们可以把这种小曲这样,“上帝要我做我想做的事。”这是无稽之谈。神要什么,没有什么他的命令,就是我们会服从他所有的命令。

这是什么使我们快乐,这是我们如何能够再次肯定我们的格言。这就是说,上帝是开心的时候,我们很高兴,因为我们只是当我们遵守所有的快乐,他的命令。事实上,他的法律命令,我们是幸福的,或者至少快乐。飘柔,保罗说。而如果你不听“我再说,'飘柔'。”我们的使命是为喜。可悲的是太多的基督徒,特别是我们谁进行改革,认为偏执是仅次于圣洁。所有的人,我们应该是最快乐的。

首先,我们知道,从我们一直在深处救出。我们已通过福音的力量,通过圣灵的工作被保存在最远处,到了极处。这是值得高兴的原因。无论什么困难,我们可能经历的痛苦,他们无法相比的永远的荣耀的重量。第二,我们知道,即使我们忍受的艰辛是由同一主权上帝救赎我们发送。而且我们知道他们为什么被发送,我们可能会更像耶稣。不信不能真正的快乐,因为他知道他在神的忿怒。信徒谁还未认识到神的主权是剥夺了他的得救的信心,并不能看到他痛苦的父亲,他的慈爱温柔的手。

整个故事的结局,应该为所有的故事“,他们都一直过得很幸福。”这就是我们的主提请通过。我们会跳舞的舞王在成永恒。他的脸会照耀在我们身上,我们会笑它的喜悦。
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