103 第三課    『救贖次序』面面觀:救贖的施行(續)

Lecture 3         Perspectives on the Order of Salvation: The Application of Redemption

(The Ordo Salutis, or Order of Salvation) – continued

 

 

I.        五旬節﹕救贖歷史媟s的一章的開始

 Pentecost Marks the Advent of a New Era in Redemptive History

 

《使徒行傳》敍述了一個新的開始。

Acts 2 portrays a new beginning. 

聖靈的同在與以前不同。聖靈在舊約也工作,可是不突出,像在新約一般。

The Holy Spirit is present now in a way he was not previously present. 

The Holy Spirit was present and active in the Old Testament, but was not in the foreground as He is in the New Testament.

 

            1:2

            地是空虛混沌. 淵面黑暗。上帝的靈運行在水面上。

Gen. 1:2

The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.

 

五旬節發生了特殊事件嗎?有,不過不是說﹕以前聖靈不在,現在祂與我們同在。  乃是說﹕一個轉變﹕以前是暫時的,現在祂永與我們同在。 

Did anything distinctive happen at Pentecost?  Yes, but not the Holy Spirit’s absence vs. presence. Transition: the temporary falls away->that which is abiding.

 

            4:6

你們既為兒子, 上帝就差祂兒子的靈, 進入你們(原文作我們) 的心,呼叫阿爸, 父。

Gal. 4:6

Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”

-- 從像奴隸一樣的兒子身分,到成熟的兒子身分。

--From a sonship which can hardly be differentiated from being a bondslave status, to mature sonship. 

 

            1:17

            律法本是藉著摩西傳的, 恩典和真理, 都是由耶穌基督來的。

John 1:17

For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.

 

 

II.     耶穌基督的教會,是五旬節的教會

The Church of Jesus Christ is a Pentecostal Church 

 

教會的事工 = 靠聖靈的能力而作 (大使命)。

The ministry of the church = in the power of the Spirit (Great Commission). 

人接受上帝的話 = 靠聖靈的能力(回轉,歸主)。

The reception of the word = in the power of the Spirit (conversion).

人的回轉,只是教導(大使命)的開始。

Teaching (Great Commission) only begins at conversion.

聖靈在基督堭郋氻H們。基督藉著用聖靈充滿的人,來管教信徒。

The Holy Spirit teaches men in Christ.

Christ administers His discipline through Spirit-filled men.  E.g.:

 

A.     5:1-11 – 亞拿尼亞,撒非喇欺哄聖靈。

11 節﹕全教會,和聽見這事的人,都甚懼怕。

Acts 5:1-11 – Ananias and  Sapphira lied to the Holy Spirit.

Verse 11: And great fear came over the whole church, and over all who heard of these things.

- 聖靈親自管教教會。The Holy Spirit disciplines the church.

 

B.  林前5:1-8

3 我身子雖不在你們那裡,心卻在你們那裡,好像我親自與你們同在已經判斷

   了行這事的人,

4 就是你們聚會的時候,我的心也同在,奉我們主耶穌的名,並用我主耶穌的

   權能,

5 要把這樣的人交給撒但,敗壞他的肉體,使他的靈魂在主耶穌的日可以得救.

6 你們這自誇是不好的.豈不知一點麵酵能使全團發起來麼?

7 你們既是無酵的麵,應當把舊酵除淨,好使你們成為新團因為我們逾越節的

   (羔羊)基督已經被殺獻祭了。

I Cor. 5:1-8

3 For I, on my part, though absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged him who has so committed this, as though I were present.

4 In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are assembled, and I with you in spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus,

5 {I have decided} to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

6 Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump {of dough?}

7 Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are {in fact} unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed.

- 奉基督的名管教教會,就是說﹕以基督的權柄和能力。

- Discipline is in the name of Christ, i.e., in the power and authority of Christ.

- 開除會藉﹕聖靈甚至治死人。

            Excommunication – Spirit putting men to death. 

 

           C.  15:28

            因為聖靈和我們, 定意不將別的重擔放在你們身上. 惟有幾件事是不可少的。

Acts 15:28

“For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these essentials: …”

- 治理性的管教。Administrative discipline. 

- 五旬節的教會充滿著非超自然性的聖靈恩賜。

- Pentecostal church = abundant with ordinary gifts (not extraordinary gifts).

 

 

閱讀:

磐石之上》,第一章:『知』道為要『行』道。

磐石之上》,第二章:神形象的虧損。

《磐石之上》,第三章:永恆的救贖計劃。

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