神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16)

​【双语灵修】葛培理:​捍卫婚姻(2018-4-10)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2018年04月10日 09:04

捍卫婚姻 IS MARRIAGE OBSOLETE?

“因此,人要离开父母,与妻子连合,二人成为一体。”  创世记 2:24

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.  Genesis 2:24

成千上万的人都在未婚同居。纽约时报说未婚同居的人数十年内增长了九倍。好像全世界都在反对正常的婚姻。人们不仅仅接受未婚同居,还为他们辩解,拍电影,做宣传。连一些教会领袖都在为他们说话。我们的文化,甚至认为同性结婚也是正常的。但是,神的真理和神的律法从来没有改变。这不是因为神的绝对权威,我们都必须要顺服。而是因为神知道什么对我们是最好的,在肉体上和灵魂上什么运行方式对我们是最好的。毕竟我们都是神造的,他对自己的产品最清楚。所有的产品都有使用手册,告诉我们如何组装、如何使用。神的产品手册就是圣经。

神说,婚姻是圣洁的、神圣的,不可以当儿戏。神憎恶离婚,因为离婚破坏了神的合一和工作。现在社会暴露的各种各样的问题告诉我们,不可能得罪了神又不付出代价。以基督作为你生命的中心、婚姻的中心,让神保守你们的婚姻,让你们彼此之间以及与神之间的关系牢不可破、坚不可摧。

Tens of thousands of couples today are living together outside of marriage. The New York Times reports there are nine times as many such couples now as there were ten years ago.There seems to be a growing rebellion against marriage throughout the world. Living together without marriage is not only accepted, explained away, filmed, and glamorized, but even some church leaders are diluting the scriptural guidelines and rules for marriage in an attempt to soften the problem. There is great pressure in our culture, too, to establish same-sex “marriages” as normal.But God’s truth and God’s laws never change. This is not because God is some rigid tyrant, demanding total obedience from subjects weaker than He is. It is because He knows what is best for us and how we best function, physically and spiritually. After all, one who manufactures a product knows far more about it than anyone else. That is why a manual comes with most products that tell us how to assemble the item and how to keep it functioning properly.

God’s “manual” is the Bible.

God says marriage is holy and sacred and is not to be entered into lightly. God also hates divorce because it is something that man has invented to undermine what God has joined together.Can there be any question that the social diseases which now sweep our land as perhaps never before are an indication that man cannot flaunt the laws of God without paying some kind of penalty for his rebellion?But put Christ first in your life and then first in your marriage and you will have a bond between yourself, your mate, and the Lord that no one can break.


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