Friday, July 5, 2013

Untying the Judging Knot ( Part II )

  Untying the Judging Knot
                                                   Luke 6:36-38
                                                                 Copyright © 2004 Jeremy Myers

“Judge not lest you be judged.
不論斷人,免得你們被論斷。” ~ Part II

          Scripture is full of instructions about the duty we have as Christians to judge others. We are to judge between truth and error, right and wrong. We are to carry out a judging and restoration process when another Christian falls into sin. Scripture is very clear. We must judge. Biblical, the one thing we must not do is not judge.

          What then are we to make of Christ's statement in Luke 6:37 about not judging others? He says, "Judge not, and you shall not be judged." The world loves to quote this verse. Even Christians love to quote this verse to one another in the name of love and tolerance. But could it be that in light of what the rest of the Bible says, the world, and even many Christians, have a terribly incorrect view of what Christ is actually teaching? This must be the case. Either that, or Jesus contradicts the Bible. We all know that the Bible never contradicts itself, and Jesus, being God, never contradicts the Bible either.


          那麼什麼是我們不判斷他人在路加福音6:37基督的聲明嗎?他說,“裁判不,你不能判斷。” 世界愛引用這節經文。即使基督徒喜歡引用這節經文彼此的愛和寬容的名義。但可能是在其餘的 “聖經” 說什麼,這個世界,甚至許多基督徒,有一個可怕的錯誤基督實際上是教導?這必須是這種情況。要么,是或耶穌違背了聖經。我們都知道,“聖經” 是不矛盾的本身,耶穌,上帝,從來沒有違背 “聖經” 的。

           So how are we to understand Christ's words in Luke 6:37? Jesus says, "Don't judge." The rest of the Bible says, "Do judge." How can we make sense of this? One of the keys is to remember the context of Christ's words. Nobody likes to be quoted out of context, but it probably happens to Jesus more than anybody else in all of history. To understand what Jesus is saying, we must look at the context of his words.
           那麼,我們是如何理解基督的話在路加福音6:37?耶穌說:“你們不要論斷人。”其餘的 “聖經” 說;“
必須判斷。”  我們怎樣才能使道理呢?其關鍵之一是要記住的背景下,基督的話。沒有人喜歡被斷章取義,但它可能發生在耶穌比其他人多在所有的歷史。至明白耶穌說,我們必須正視的背景下,祂的話語。

            Luke 6:37 is found in the middle of his discipleship manual. If you think you are a follower of Jesus Christ, Jesus lays out for you here in Luke 6 (and in Matthew 5-7 in much more detail) exactly what you should be doing. Christian churches around the world are full of Christians, but few who act like Christians. There are lots of believers, but few disciples. If you think you are a follower of Christ, you had better take note of what Christ says in Luke 6.  This sermon in Luke 6 is all about our attitude. Verses 20-26 concern out attitude in our circumstances. We are to trust God in all of our circumstances. Verses 27-38, the section we are concluding here, is all about our attitude toward others. The true disciple of Jesus Christ loves others. Christ gave us three exhortations to loving others, three examples on how to love others, and then he closes with three standards of love. There is the human standard and the divine standard in verses 31-36, and then the judgment standard in verses 36-38. It is this third standard of love, judging others, that is found in these verses.

            路加福音6:37被發現在其中部,有門徒訓練手冊。如果你認為你是一個耶穌基督的追隨者,耶穌規定了在這裡為你在路加福音6(馬修5-7更詳細)正是你應該做的事情。基督教世界各地的教會是基督徒,但幾個像基督徒。有很多的信徒,但幾個徒弟。如果你認為你是基督的追隨者,你可要留意基督說什麼在路加福音6。這在路加福音6講道是所有關於我們的態度。 20-26節出在我們的情況下的態度的關注。我們相信神在所有我們的情況。第27-38節,節中,我們在這裡總結,是所有關於我們對待他人的態度。真正耶穌基督的門徒,愛他人。基督給了我們三個囑託,愛他人,如何去愛別人的三個例子,然後他關閉與3個標準的愛情。有人類的標準和神聖的標準在31-36節,然後在36-38節的評判標準。正是這種愛,第三個標準評判他人,被發現在這些經文。

To be cont'd in Part III.

No comments:

Post a Comment