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:​十架大能(2018-4-15)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2018年04月15日 10:26

十架大能 THE POWER OF THE CROSS

“因为十字架的道理,在那灭亡的人为愚拙;在我们得救的人,却为 神的大能。”  哥林多前书 1:18

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God.  1 Corinthians 1:18

直到我们在十字架上看到因为人类的罪,神的儿子被钉死,我们才明白人类的罪多么可怕、多么严重。战争的摧毁、自杀的悲剧、贫穷的根源、社会的拒绝、世代的仇恨、恐怖主义、烧杀抢掠,没完没了,每一宗都令人发指。但是,任何这些罪,都比不上把耶稣送上十字架的罪大。世世代代的人们向神提问:他是谁?他为什么要死?回答是:这是我的独生子,他的死不仅仅因为你,也是为了全世界。对你来说,罪可能是小事,但对圣洁的神来说,罪是一个很大很严肃的事。这是世界上第二件最大的事,仅次于神的爱。

当我们理解神为人所付出的巨大代价时,我们也开始看见人类的巨大错误。我们需要一个救主,否则就没有出路。罪让神几乎付出所有。天使们见证神的计划,他们都掩脸、沉默、不忍直视。他们感同身受,主耶稣为了代替人类赎罪而要承受痛苦。但是,天使们很快又显现,重新开始赞美神。在那一天,在各各他,曙光再现。十字架的荣耀和大能让救赎的恩光刺透恐怖和黑暗。魔鬼撒旦的计划被打败,他们不能再用黑暗捆绑人类。

We can never plumb the depths of sin, or sense how terrible human sin is, until we go to the Cross and see that it was “sin” that caused the Son of God to be crucified. The ravages of war, the tragedy of suicides, the agony of the poverty-stricken, the pain and suffering of the rejected of our society, the blood of the accident victim, the terror or rape and mugging victims of our generation-these all speak as with a single voice of the degradation that besets the human race at this hour. But no sin has been committed in the world today that can compare with the full cup of the universe’s sin that brought Jesus to the cross. The question hurled toward heaven throughout the ages has been, “Who is He and why does He die?” The answer comes back, “This is My only begotten Son, dying not only for your sins but for the sins of the whole world.” To you sin may be a small thing; to God it is a great and awful thing. It is the second largest thing in the world; only the love of God is greater.

When we comprehend the great price God was willing to pay for the redemption of man, we only then begin to see that something is horribly wrong with the human race. It must have a Savior, or it is doomed! Sin cost God His very best. Is it any wonder that the angels veiled their faces, that they were silent in their consternation as they witnessed the outworking of God’s plan? How inconceivable it must have seemed to them when they considered the fearful depravity of sin, that Jesus should shoulder it all. But they were soon to unveil their faces and offer their praises again. A light was kindled that day at Calvary. The cross blazed with the glory of God as the most terrible darkness was shattered by the light of salvation. Satan’s depraved legions were defeated, and they could no longer keep all men in darkness and defeat.


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