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)

葛培理迎99岁生日:这位伟大布道家一生中十句信仰名言,不容错过!

作者: 李静柔 来源:基督时报2017年11月10日 11:50

11月7日,美国历史上最知名的布道家之一葛培理欢庆99岁寿辰。

葛培理生日之际发布视频,表示他一直在为“属灵觉醒”祷告,但这只有个人“将自己的生命交给耶稣基督”时才有可能。

他鼓励人们尽力做“能让我们跟随耶稣脚步的事”,即过“彼此相爱,彼此互助”并跟从耶稣基督教导的生活。圣灵能够帮助人们活出“仁爱、温柔和忍耐”的“深刻生活方式”。

这位布道家提醒人们不要忘记读经和祷告。他呼吁人们每天阅读圣经,建议他们从新约中的路加福音开始;至于旧约,则可以从创世记第一节开始。他说:“跪下祷告,直到你和神成为亲密的朋友。”这种关系会带来难以言表的“喜乐和平安”。

葛培理曾走遍全球布道,并撰写专栏与书籍,为世界贡献了巨大的属灵智慧。值此寿辰,本站特盘点这位布道家的励志名言,共同回顾曾经震撼过无数心灵的真知灼见。



1.神在十字架上证明了他的爱。当基督被挂、流血并死去时,那是神在对世界说:“我爱你。”

God proved his love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, "I love you."



2.现在世界事件非常快速地推进。我一手拿圣经,一手拿报纸。我读报纸的时候,几乎看到和圣经上一样的话。这每天都在我们周围获得印证。

World events are moving very rapidly now. I pick up the Bible in one hand, and I pick up the newspaper in the other. And I read almost the same words in the newspaper as I read in the Bible. It's being fulfilled every day round about us.



3.圣经中充满了神所使用的男男女女的榜样,他们常有伟大的影响力。他们大都是平凡的男女,却拥有不平凡的信仰。

Scripture is filled with examples of men and women whom God used late in life, often with great impact. For the most part they were ordinary men and women, but individuals who possessed extraordinary faith.



4.痛苦是人类社会的一部分,这会临到我们所有人。关键是我们如何回应,或者在愤怒和痛苦中远离神,或者在依靠和信任中更靠近他。

Suffering is part of the human condition, and it comes to us all. The key is how we react to it, either turning away from God in anger and bitterness or growing closer to Him in trust and confidence.



5.我现在成了老人,我在世界各地布道,我越年老,就越会紧握盼望,这是我许多年前就开始紧握的,也曾以许多种语言向世界多处宣布出来。

I've become an old man now. And I've preached all over the world. And the older I get, the more I cling to that hope that I started with many years ago, and proclaimed it in many languages to many parts of the world.



6.故事并不是在十字架上结束,复活节让我们超越了十字架的悲剧,指向了空坟墓。这告诉我们有永生的盼望,基督得胜了邪恶、死亡与地狱。是的,这里有盼望。

The story does not end with the Cross, for Easter points us beyond the tragedy of the Cross to the empty tomb. It tells us that there is hope for eternal life, for Christ has conquered evil and death and Hell. Yes, there is hope.



7.我们国家亟需属灵觉醒。有很多次,我从这个城市走到那个城市时流泪,我看到人们已经偏离神已经如此遥远了。

Our country's in great need of a spiritual awakening. There have been times that I've wept as I've gone from city to city and I've seen how far people have wandered from God.



8.这是所有布道家彻底披露财务状况的时刻。世界在看着我们如何做,如何说。我们必须拥有道德、伦理与诚信的最高准则,如果我们继续拥有影响力的话。

The time has come for all evangelists to practice full financial disclosure. The world is watching how we walk and how we talk. We must have the highest standards of morality, ethics and integrity if we are to continue to have influence.


9.我期待天堂,我期待与 以前已故的亲朋好友 团聚,我期待天堂里没有悲伤与痛苦,我也期待以从未想象的方式侍奉神,因为圣经清楚地说明,天堂不是闲散的地方。

I look forward to Heaven. I look forward to the reunion with friends and loved ones who have gone on before. I look forward to Heaven's freedom from sorrow and pain. I also look forward to serving God in ways we can't begin to imagine, for the Bible makes it clear that Heaven is not a place of idleness.

10.我读完了圣经最后一页,这证明毫无谬误。

I've read the last page of the Bible, it's all going to turn out all right.

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