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洗礼不是做工 Baptism is not a Work
  • 救恩不是来自我们的做工.
  • 耶稣证实了这点,他也明白的告诉了我们.
  • 但是我们该如何回应这救赎的恩赐呢?
  • 我们是否因"做事"被认为是做工的一种表现而停止,无所事事呢?
  • 我们当然要对救恩有回应.
  • 但怎么回应?
  • 有人谈到”决志祷告”,但做”决志祷告”不是在做事吗?
  • 而且,如果这是正确的方法回应救恩,为什么在圣经里找不到?决志祷告的历史还不到200年,但基督教已近2000多年的历史了.
  • 上帝给了我们一个回应他救恩的方法---它不是决志祷告.
  • 我们读下面的经文:
  • 马可福音16:15-16:”他又对他们说:”你们往普天下去,传福音给万民,听,信而受洗的,必然得救,不信的,必被定罪.”
  • 使徒行传2:38-40"彼得说:"你没各人要悔改,奉耶稣基督的名受洗,叫你们的罪得赦,就必领受所赐的圣灵;因为这应许是给你们和你们的儿女,并一切在远方的人,就是主我们神所召来的.”
  • 使徒行传22:16”现在你为什么耽延呢?起来!求告他的名受洗,洗去你的罪.”
  • 罗马书6:3-7”岂不知我们这受洗归入基督耶稣的人,是受洗归入他的死吗?所以我们藉着洗礼归入死,和他一同埋葬,原是叫我们一举一动有新生的样式,像基督藉着父的荣耀从死里复活一样.我们若在他死的形状上与他联合,也要在他复活的形状上与他联合.因为知道我们的旧人和他同钉十字架,使罪身灭绝,叫我们不再作罪的奴仆,因为已死的人是脱离了罪.”
  • 加拉太书3:26-27”所以,你们因信基督耶稣,都是神的儿子.你们受洗归入基督的,都是披戴基督了.”
  • 因为神本性的一切的丰盛,都有形有体地居住在基督里面,你们在他里面也得了丰盛.他是各样执政掌权者的元首.你们在他里面,也受了不是人手所行的割礼,乃是基督使你们脱去肉体情欲的割礼.你们既受洗与他一同埋葬,也就在此与他一同复活,都因那叫他从死里复活神的功用.歌罗西书2:9-14   当你在自己的罪中和未受割礼的肉体性欲中死去时,神就使你在基督里复活了.他宽恕了我们一切的罪,他涂抹了那些隔离我们和神的法规,把它们钉在了十字架上.,
  • 因基督也曾一次为罪受苦,就是义的代替不义的,为要引我们到神面前.按着肉体说,他被治死;按着灵性说,他复活了.他藉这灵曾去传道给那些在监狱里的灵听,就是那从前在挪亚预备方舟,神容忍等待的时候,不信从的人.当时进入方舟,藉着水得救的不多,只有八个人.这水所表明的洗礼,现在藉着耶稣基督复活,也拯救你们;这洗礼本不在乎除掉肉体的污秽,只求在神面前有无亏的良心.耶稣已经进入天堂,在神的右边,众天使和有权柄的,并有能力的,都服从了他. 彼得前书3:18-22
  • 上帝的诫命是洗礼
  • 洗礼不能被称为做工,因为你不能为自己施洗.
  • 有人是在为神”做工”.
  • 你只要简单的顺服上帝的诫命.
  • 不需要再做其他的什么来挣取救赎.
  • 悔改,认罪可以被称为做工,因为你确实在”做事情”.
  • 但洗礼不同于此,在洗礼里你是把自己呈交给耶稣,归入他的死,同埋,然后在他里面复活. (罗马书6:3-7)
  • 上帝要求我们要相信,悔改并受洗. (马可福音16:15,16;使徒行传2:38)
  • 我们期望你能按照上帝的道路而行。
  • 你受洗了吗?

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有人说圣经中有讲到“决志祷告”。事实上圣经里没有教导这些。如果有,那么就和上面的经文相互矛盾了。下面是有关“决志祷告”的经文:
 罗马书10章的背景是,犹太人拒绝耶稣,他们相信可以因守律法而得救。保罗这里强调救恩只有在耶稣基督里;救恩是和律法分离的。保罗在罗马书6:4-6解释新生命只有在洗礼里和基督联合后才开始的。
启示录3:20“然而,有一件事我要责备你,就是你容让那自称是先知的妇人耶洗别教导我的仆人,引诱她们行奸淫,吃祭偶像之物。”耶稣在对那些曾是基督徒的人讲话,他们需要重新回转来到基督的面前。耶稣不是讲给那些还不基督徒的人。

by 德明, translated by Cathleen

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Baptism is not a Work

  • We cannot be saved by works.
  • This is absolutely true. Jesus and Jesus alone saves.
  • But how do we respond to the gift of salvation?
  • Should we do absolutely nothing because “doing something” would be considered a work?
  • Surely we should respond.
  • How?
  • Some say the sinner’s prayer. But then aren’t you “doing” something?
  • Furthermore, if this is the correct way to respond, why is it not found in the Bible?* The sinner’s prayer is less than 200 years old! Christianity is nearly 2,000 years old.
  • God gives us a way to respond to His gift of salvation – and it is not the sinner’s prayer.

Please read:

  • “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mark 16:15,16.)
  • “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call” (Acts 2:38-40.)
  • “And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name” (Acts 22:15.)
  • “Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?  We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin—because anyone who has died has been freed from sin” (Romans 6:3-7.)
  • “You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ (Galatians 3:26,27.)
  • For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross (Colossians 2:9-14.)
  • For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit, through whom also he went and preached to the spirits in prison who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand—with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him (1 Peter 3:18-22.)
  • God commands baptism.
  • Baptism cannot be called a work because you cannot baptize yourself.
  • Someone else baptizes you.
  • Someone else does the “work.”
  • You simply submit.
  • You don’t do anything.
  • Repenting, confessing could be called works because you are “doing something.”
  • Not so with baptism. In baptism you have surrendered to Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection (Romans 6:3-7.)
  • God commands the we believe, repent and be baptized (Mark 16:15,16; Acts 2:38.)
  • We beg you to do things God’s way.
  • Have you been baptized?

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* Some say the Bible teaches a “sinner’s prayer.” It does not. If it did, it would be in contradiction with the above baptism verses. Here are the supposed “sinner’s prayer” verses:

  • Romans 10’s context is Jews who rejected Jesus and wanted to be saved by law. Paul is emphasizing salvation in Jesus alone; salvation apart from the Law. Paul is not teaching a “sinner’s prayer. Furthermore, in the same book – Romans – Paul explains that the new life only begins after one has been united with Jesus in baptism (Romans 6:4-6.)
  • In Revelation 3:20, Jesus is speaking to those who already are Christians, and needed to turn back to Him. Jesus is not speaking to non-Christians.

by 德明

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