每日灵修 5/21/2019  “天上地下所有的权柄都交给我了”

十一个门徒赶到 加利利 ,到了耶稣和他们约定的山上, 看到耶稣就敬拜祂,但有些人仍然心存疑惑。 耶稣上前对门徒说: “天上地下所有的权柄都交给我了。” 马太福音 28:16-18

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”  Matthew 28:16-18

世界上的精神导师和宗教领袖会说, “我找到了人生的真理和道路。 你们要遵循我发现和指引给你们的真理和道路“ 但是, 没有人像耶稣那样说, “我就是道路, 真理和生命”

世界上的帝王要想要臣民相信“君权神授“(天帝/神明赐给君王统治一国一方的权力) 但是, 人类历史上没有一个帝王能像耶稣这样说,  “天上地下所有的权柄都交给我了“

耶稣还说过一些把祂和天父上帝等同起来的话: “我和父原为一”(约翰福音 10:30)  “人看见了我,就是看见了父;。。。我在父里面,父在我里面“ (约翰福音 14:9-10)

我们怎么看待耶稣的这些话? 耶稣真的是上帝的儿子 ( 三位一体上帝的第二个位格, 也就是上帝 )吗? 英国著名学者和基督徒作家 C S 路易斯 (C S Lewis) 说:

“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him [that is, Christ]: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic–on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg–or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse…. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.” C S Lewis: Mere Christianity)

“在此,我想努力阻止人们说一些蠢话,而那正是我们常常对他(耶稣)所发的见解:“作为一名伟大的道德导师,我可以接受耶稣,但他声称自己就是上帝,我可不接受。”这话我们无论如何也不能说。一个人,如果仅仅作为人类【凡人】,说了耶稣所说的话,那他绝不是一个伟大的道德导师。他要么是精神错乱——就像某人说自己是荷包蛋一样荒唐——要么就是地狱的恶魔。你必须做出选择。要么这个人曾是,也正是上帝的儿子:要么他就是个疯子,或者比这更糟。你可以把他当疯子关起来,可以像对恶魔那样向他啐一口唾沫,并杀死他;你还可以拜倒在他的脚下,称他作你的主,你的上帝。但是让我们抛弃那些屈尊俯就,将他贬称为伟大人类导师的傲慢看法。关于他的身份问题,他从未给我们留下任何臆想的余地。他从未有此打算。“ (C.S.路易斯. 聆听智者:与C.S.路易斯相伴365日(修订版)  译者 何可人, 汪咏梅)

任何一个以严谨客观的态度来阅读新约四福音的人都不会看到任何蛛丝马迹来表明耶稣可能是一个精神错乱的疯子, 或者是欺世盗名狡猾阴险的恶魔。 只有一种可能: 祂就是掌管天地万有的主, 祂就是上帝的儿子。 如果这是真的,那么, 我们一生所能面对的最为重要的问题就是耶稣问祂的门徒的这个问题, “你们说我是谁?“ (马太福音16:15)

祷告: 主耶稣,祢的门徒多马先怀疑后相信祢。 祂最后承认祢就是“我的主, 我的上帝”。 愿祢的圣灵开启我们心灵的眼睛, 让我们也能像多马一样对祢说, “我的主, 我的上帝“  阿门。

 

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