Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. With his wife's full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles' feet. Then Peter said, "Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? Didn't it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn't the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God." When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.

- Act 5:1-5


即使是在信仰上獻出大筆的金錢,虛偽與不誠實的心態,仍然導致奉獻者遭到聖靈當場的擊殺。這是使徒行傳五章Ananias故事給予信徒的警訊。在經學的閱讀與解釋上,同樣必須保持誠實心去面對。總是有這樣的信徒,喜歡從文字表面上去解釋彼得前書四章八節的意思。縱容自己叛神的言行,甚至將縱容的心態合理化、神聖化。

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

- 1 Peter 4:8


當神的愛與寬容被高舉推崇之時,有多少人還記得認罪與悔改才是神對人類悲憫的真正內涵。因為信徒是從對誡命的誠服,去領略認罪悔改後的寬容之愛。當信徒不斷地重複強調”饒恕才是信仰之愛時”。莫忘了必須先承認罪行存在的事實,進而在過程中有回轉的實質,最後才有愛心的寬容。否則在耶穌的心目中,那些不循認罪悔改的人,即使被丟入大海,也強如留之作惡。

Jesus said to his disciples: "Things that cause people to sin are bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come. It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. So watch yourselves. "If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, 'I repent,' forgive him."

- Luke 17:1-4


魔鬼與撒旦之所以需要提防,是因為他們也為自己貼上屬靈的標籤,有著敬虔的外貌,卻背棄了敬虔的實意。

Treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God — having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.

- 2 Timothy 3:4-5


因此從經文上曲解信仰之愛,希冀免責於認罪與悔改。就如同Pharisees假冒偽善,操持聖經解釋。以個人的需求為基礎,尋求經文文字形而上的庇護。成為這個時代與Pharisees相類之人,忘卻耶穌對這類人的批判是嚴厲的。

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: "The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy loads and put them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. "Everything they do is done for men to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues;

- Matthew 23:1-6


"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Therefore you will be punished more severely. "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.

- Matthew 23:13-15


"Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone. "Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the most important seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.

- Luke 11:42-43


何謂信仰之愛,這在經文中有很清楚的說明。將其和世俗人與人之愛混淆,等同是對神誡命的一種背離。

"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."

- Matthew 22:36-40


Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome.

- 1 John 5:1-3


至於濫殺與霸佔神的產業會有何種的下場。神之國,將只賜與能結果的子民。

"Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and went away on a journey. When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit. "The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed another, and stoned a third. Then he sent other servants to them, more than the first time, and the tenants treated them the same way. Last of all, he sent his son to them. 'They will respect my son,' he said. "But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him and take his inheritance.' So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. "Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?"

"He will bring those wretches to a wretched end," they replied, "and he will rent the vineyard to other tenants, who will give him his share of the crop at harvest time."

Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures:" 'The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?
"Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed."

- Matthew 21:33-44


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