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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】葛培理布道团:荣耀的盼望(2018.10.17)

作者: 葛培理 来源:万博体育注册_新万博体育手机客户端_万博体育ios下载_【唯一授权官网】2018年10月17日 10:14

“神愿意叫他们知道,这奥秘在外邦人中有何等丰盛的荣耀,就是基督在你们心里成了有荣耀的盼望。”歌罗西书 1:27

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27, NIV

作为基督徒的特别恩典之一,就是我们在基督里有荣耀的盼望,这盼望超越我们的死亡和坟墓。圣经从悲剧开始、喜剧结尾。创世记中看到很多罪和死亡,到启示录我们就看见荣耀的得胜。“从今以后,在主里面而死的人有福了!”圣灵说:“是的,他们息了自己的劳苦,做工的果效也随着他们。”(启14:13) 

然而,什么是基督徒永生的盼望?我们的盼望是否只是一个美好的愿望和空想?我们如何能够确信死后的新生?如何确信基督徒死后与基督同在?当然!我们有确信:耶稣基督的复活!他是肉体的复活,给我们信心和盼望。因为基督死里复活,所以我们坚信死不是一个结束,只是往永生国度的过渡。永远记得,基督复活是人类历史的中心。“基督若没有复活,你们的信便是徒然,你们仍在罪里。 就是在基督里睡了的人也灭亡了。 我们若靠基督只在今生有指望,就算比众人更可怜。 但基督已经从死里复活,成为睡了之人初熟的果子。”(林前15:17-20) 基督的复活太重要了!他的复活也证明了他的身份和使命。他是神的儿子,来世界救赎我们,又回到父的身边。

Once of the bonuses of being a Christian is the glorious hope that extends out beyond the grave into the glory of God’s tomorrow.The Bible opens with a tragedy and ends in a triumph.In Genesis we see the devastation of sin and death, but in the Revelation we glimpse God’s glorious victory over sin and death. Revalation 14:13 (NIV) says, “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ‘Yes, ‘says the Spirit, ‘they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”

But what is the basis of the Christian’s hope of eternal life? Is our hope of life after death merely wishful thinking or blind optimism? Can we have any certainty that there is life after death and that someday those who know Christ will go to be with Him throughout eternity?Yes! There is one great fact which gives the Christian assurance in the face of death: the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the physical, bodily resurrection of Christ that gives us confidence and hope. Because Christ rose from the dead, we know beyond doubt that death is not the end, but is merely the transition to eternal life.Never forget that the resurrection of Christ is in many ways the central event of all history. Paul said, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men. But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead” (1 Corinthians 15:17-20, NIV). The resurrection of Christ makes all the difference! Because He rose from the dead, we know that He was in fact the Son of God who came to save us through His death on the cross, as He claimed.


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