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勿陷入一场敌我混淆的“文化争战”中!(陈鸽回王永信的公开信)  

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Don’t be bogged down in a “culture war” in which friends and foes are confused!

以下是王永信(大使命中心)与几位牧者联名发出的一封“号召主内肢体签名的公开信”:

王永信、潘士端、譚克誠、曾子燦、劉彤、陳惠文、朱珍妮、田識恩,

致:各位愛主同工同道

主题:Manhattan Declaration 曼哈頓宣言(11月30日, 2009) http://www.manhattandeclaration.org/

主內親愛同工及弟兄姊妹平安,感謝主的引導, 現有125 位主所重用的僕人們 (Charles Colson, Tony Perkins, Jim Daly, Robert George 等) 最近簽署並發佈了「曼哈頓宣言」(Manhattan Declaration), 目的是喚起今日"基督徒的良心" 勇於面對目前社會及教會的黑暗面。尤其是所謂 「死亡文化」(如毀滅胎兒(abortion), 助理自殺(assisted suicide), 安樂死 (euthanasia), 同性婚姻 (same-sex marriage)等。) 願主赦免我們的罪, 賜下悔改的心, 使美國轉回到神面前.謹附上「曼哈頓宣言」summary, 極盼閱後在最後一頁簽名並發出, (過去幾日中, 簽名的基督徒已達二十萬人)。該書委員會盼能收到一百萬簽名, 作為他們這場屬靈爭戰的支持與根據。謹請速予惠閱並寄出為感, 我們感謝神的引領 (祂是我們的主帥), 謝謝你的支持, 也謝謝各位起草人的努力! 願主看顧。 

大使命中心:美國歸回真神禱告運動    同啟  

     

以下是陈鸽的回应:

The following is Larry Pan’s Response

敬爱的主内弟兄,神给我们的「大使命」是传福音给万民听(可16:15;太28:18-20),包括传给支持堕胎的、同性恋的、安乐死的与犯罪的世人。他们都是我们要爱的、要赢得的、要传福音的对象,而不是我们要战争的“仇敌”;我们真正的仇敌是撒旦与他的差役(林后11:13-15;犹3-4),即传天主教、东正教、与异端邪说的“假师傅、假先知、假弟兄”(加2:4-5;弗6:12)。

但如今亲爱的弟兄,你们联合了属灵的“仇敌”(天主教、东正教、等等)去敌对我们当赢得的“罪人” (路19:10),这实在是模糊阵线,化敌为友,与空气斗拳,徒然奔跑了(参:林前9:26)!

当然,同性恋、堕胎、安乐死、等等在神眼里都是罪(约一3:4;罗1:24-27);罪人的确需要悔改。然而,唯有福音可以拯救罪人,唯有基督能够赦免罪孽(约一2:1-2)。我们从神领受的「大使命」是传扬这赦罪的福音。当罪人因信称义,从里面、在基督里成了新造的人,这个堕落的社会才能渐渐改变(罗1 :16;林后5:17),而不是靠你们推行的“文化战争”。这一场劳民伤财、误人子弟的“糊涂仗”。求主怜悯我们!也愿主内肢体儆醒,不要卷入这场无谓之争。让我们全力以赴,传扬圣道,为真道打那美好的仗(太28:20;提前6:12)!

后语:唯有这纯正的福音,才能从里面改变人心,如此,这堕落的社会才能有更新的曙光(太5:13-16)。历史也显明,紧跟着教会复兴,便是社会改革。当然,社会改革不是我们的目标,因这社会已经无可救药。我们是天国的子民(腓3:20-21),我们的盼望不在地上(西3:1-4),乃在将来的新天新地(彼后3:13)。然而,当人重生得救、悔改信主时,社会改革也是必然的副产品。

是的,基督徒应该为社会的罪孽而痛心(彼后2:6-9),也应该尽世界公民的本份,关怀社会的公益,反对世上的不义,但不是藉着签署“曼哈顿宣言”的方式,因与传异端者(福音的仇敌)联手本身就是不虔不义了(林后6:14)。错误的方法不能达到美好的目的(The end doesn't justify the means)。神给我们的、正确的方法是传扬纯正的福音,这是场灵界的争战,不能用属血气的兵器来打(提前2:1-5;林后10:4-5;弗6:12;徒6:4)。

                                                                                                   主内,陈鸽 12-3-09

 

The following is a public appeal made by Rev. Thomas Wang, together with several other pastors, to Christians to sign the Manhattan Declaration. http://www.manhattandeclaration.org/

From:    Thomas Wang, Luke Poon, Bill Tam, Tony Tseng, Tong Liu, Sharon Chan, Jenny Quey, Joseph Tian

To:                        Dear Comrades in Christ

Subject:                   Manhattan Declaration

Dear Colleagues and brothers and sisters in Christ,

We have just received the Manhattan Declaration written by 125 prominent servants of God (such as Chuck Colson, Tony Perkins, Jim Daly, Robert George etc.). The purpose of the Declaration is to awaken the “Christian conscience” to stand up to the dark side of both our society and some of our churches today, especially to the so-called “Culture of Death” ( killing of the unborn, assisted suicide, euthanasia, same-sex marriage etc.)  May God forgive our sins, grant us a heart of repentance, that America will come back to Him.

Enclosing to you a summary copy of the Manhattan Declaration. Please read it over, sign and send out the last page. During the past few days the Declaration Committee have already received about 200,000 signatures. They wish to receive one million signatures to support this very important spiritual battle.

After reading, please sign and send the last page at once.

We thank God for His guidance; thank you for your support; and thank the 125 initiators for their vision and labor. May God’s will be done.

Yours for a Spiritual Renewal of America,

Great Commission Center International

America  Return To God Prayer Movement

 

The following is Larry Pan’s Response

Dear brothers in Christ,

God’s “Great Commission” to us is to preach the Gospel to every creature (Mk 16:15; Mat 28:18-20), which includes the supporters of abortion, same-sex marriage, euthanasia and every other kind of “sinners” in the world. They are not our “opponents in a war”; rather the objects of our love and target audience of the Gospel message. Our true enemies are the Devil and his emissaries (2Cor 11:13-15; Jude 3-4) which include those who propagate Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox Religion and false cults (Gal 2:4-5; Eph 6:12).

But now, dear brothers, you are joining hands with our spiritual “enemies” (Orthodox and Catholic “Christians”) to oppose the “sinners” whom we should have sought to win (Luke 19:10). I’m sorry to say that you are confusing friends and foes and fighting like a man beating the air (ref: 1Cor 9:26).

No doubt abortion, homosexuality, euthanasia, etc are all sins in God’s sight (1Jn 3:4; Rom 1:24-27) and sinners do have to repent. However, the Gospel alone can save sinners; Christ alone can forgive sins (1Jn 2:1-2). Our divine Commission is to declare this Good News of Christ’s forgiveness of sins. Only when sinners are justified by faith and transformed by grace from inside by becoming a new creature in Christ, can this depraved world really be “bettered” (Rom 1:16; 2Cor 5:17). It’s not by the “culture war” that you are promoting, which is but an unprofitable skirmish that diverts our attention from our primary task (1Cor 2:2).

May the Lord have mercy upon us! May we be on the alert so that we won’t get bogged down in a meaningless combat! And may we focus on preaching the Word and fighting the good fight of faith (Mat 28:20; 1Tim 6:12; 2Tim 3:16-16). 

 P.S. The true Gospel alone is able to change human hearts. Only when hearts are transformed from within can the fallen world see the ray of hope (Mat 5:13-16). History has shown that social reforms often followed after spiritual revival. Of course, social reformation is not our mission, for this world is beyond cure. We are the citizens of heaven (Phil 3:20-21); our hope is not fixed on this earth (Col 3:1-3) but on that new heaven and new earth in the coming Day (2Pet 3:13). Nonetheless, whenever sinners are born anew through faith and repentance, social transformation would ensue as an inevitable by-product.

Yes, as Christians, we should grieve over social ills (2Pet 2:6-9) and fulfill our earthly obligations to promote social welfare and protest against worldly sins, but we would never employ “Manhattan Declaration” as a means because joining hands with the purveyors of another gospel itself is a grievous sin (2Cor 6:14). The right end doesn’t justify the wrong means. The correct and God-given means is to preach the unadulterated Gospel of Christ. Since we are engaged in a spiritual warfare, we cannot employ carnal means (1Tim 2:1-5; 2Cor 10:4-5; Eph 6:12; Acts 6:4).

                                                                                                                                                                       By Larry Pan (12-3-2009)

 参考经文 Bible References:

 可 16:15 他又对他们说:「你们往普天下去,传福音给万民听……。」

Mar 16:15  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

 太 28:18-20 耶稣进前来,对他们说:「天上地下所有的权柄都赐给我了。所以,你们要去,使万民作我的门徒,奉父、子、圣灵的名给他们施洗(或作:给他们施洗,归於父、子、圣灵的名)。凡我所吩咐你们的,都教训他们遵守,我就常与你们同在,直到世界的末了。」

Mat 28:18-20  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  20  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 林后 11:13-15 那等人是假使徒,行事诡诈,装作基督使徒的模样。这也不足为怪,因为连撒但也装作光明的天使。所以他的差役,若装作仁义的差役,也不算希奇。他们的结局必然照著他们的行为。

2Co 11:13-15  For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.  14  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.  15  Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

 犹 1:3-4 亲爱的弟兄啊,我想尽心写信给你们,论我们同得救恩的时候,就不得不写信劝你们,要为从前一次交付圣徒的真道竭力的争辩。因为有些人偷著进来,就是自古被定受刑罚的,是不虔诚的,将我们神的恩变作放纵情欲的机会,并且不认独一的主宰我们(或作和我们)主耶稣基督。

Jud 1:3-4  Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.  4  For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

 加 2:4-5 因为有偷著引进来的假弟兄,私下窥探我们在基督耶稣里的自由,要叫我们作奴仆。我们就是一刻的工夫也没有容让顺服他们,为要叫福音的真理仍存在你们中间。

Gal 2:4-5  And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:  5  To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.

 弗 6:12 因我们并不是与属血气的争战(原文作摔跤;下同),乃是与那些执政的、掌权的、管辖这幽暗世界的,以及天空属灵气的恶魔争战。

Eph 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

 路 19:10 人子来,为要寻找,拯救失丧的人。

Luk 19:10  For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

 林前 9:26 所以,我奔跑不像无定向的;我斗拳不像打空气的。

1Co 9:26  I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

 约一 3:4 凡犯罪的,就是违背律法;违背律法就是罪。

1Jn 3:4  Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

 罗 1:24-27 所以,神任凭他们逞著心里的情欲行污秽的事,以致彼此玷辱自己的身体。他们将神的真实变为虚谎,去敬拜事奉受造之物,不敬奉那造物的主;主乃是可称颂的,直到永远。阿们!因此,神任凭他们放纵可羞耻的情欲。他们的女人把顺性的用处变为逆性的用处;男人也是如此,弃了女人顺性的用处,欲火攻心,彼此贪恋,男和男行可羞耻的事,就在自己身上受这妄为当得的报应。

Rom 1:24-27  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:  25  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.  26  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:  27  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

 约一 2:1-2 我小子们哪,我将这些话写给你们,是要叫你们不犯罪。若有人犯罪,在父那里我们有一位中保,就是那义者耶稣基督。他为我们的罪作了挽回祭,不是单为我们的罪,也是为普天下人的罪。

1Jn 2:1-2  My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:  2  And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

 罗 1:16 我不以福音为耻;这福音本是神的大能,要救一切相信的,先是犹太人,後是希利尼人。

Rom 1:16  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

 林后 5:17 若有人在基督里,他就是新造的人,旧事已过,都变成新的了。

2Co 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

 林前 2:2 因为我曾定了主意,在你们中间不知道别的,只知道耶稣基督并他钉十字架。

1Co 2:2  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

 提前 6:12 你要为真道打那美好的仗,持定永生。你为此被召,也在许多见证人面前,已经作了那美好的见证

1Ti 6:12  Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

 提后 3:16-17   圣经都是神所默示的(或作:凡神所默示的圣经),於教训、督责、使人归正、教导人学义都是有益的,叫属神的人得以完全,预备行各样的善事。

2Ti 3:16-17  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  17  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

 

参考:十字架的大能 http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=1124091335413

 假师傅与真信徒:http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=915091456350

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