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在宽恕中模仿上帝

所以你们要完全。就像你在天堂的父亲是完美的一样”(马太福音5:48)。

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我们能在宽恕中模仿上帝吗?

行为的完全标准是神自己,福音劝勉所有人都要完全,因为神是完全的。这意味着,无论怎样,人都可以模仿神,这样做。“所以你们要效法神,为心爱的孩子”(以弗所书5:1)我们会的,因此,当涉及到宽恕时,要好好模仿上帝。

上帝在宽恕上附加条件是有必要的,因为上帝不会宽恕一些人,though God desires to forgive all (2 Peter 3:9).  Peter says explicitly to Simon the Sorcerer,“所以你要悔改你的恶行,祈祷上帝,如果你心里的想法能被原谅的话”(使徒行传8:22)彼得的话很清楚:如果西门想要宽恕,he must meet the condition of prayer to God for the same.  Some,然而,不会被原谅的。那些亵渎圣灵的人,拒绝他关于他们生命的话语,will not be forgiven (Matthew 12:32).  God refuses to forgive the individual who does not practice forgiveness himself (Matthew 6:15).  God does not forgive everyone and Christians cannot run beyond God in forgiving such individuals.  Pride and  arrogance alone cause us to think that we can accomplish what God cannot.  However,上帝宽恕和宽恕的地方,我们要有强烈的责任感,模仿他的宽恕,在他宽恕的方式中,以及3)他为什么会原谅。

Who does God forgive?  God forgives all men potentially and the penitent actually.  Jesus spoke about potential forgiveness in Mark 3:28 "All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men,亵渎,无论在哪里,他们都要亵渎。然而,当一个人悔改归向神(马可福音4:12)的时候,神就赦免他私下承认的私罪(约翰福音1:9)。神,通过基督,当保罗在哥林多写信给教会,公开承认他们的罪过,就可以赦免他们。“你原谅了谁,我也原谅:如果我原谅了什么,我原谅了谁,为了你的缘故,我以基督的名义宽恕了你。(2 Corinthians 2:10).  Christ considers those sins that are confessed before the church forgiven and if Christ so considers them forgiven,they are truly forgiven.  No individual person or congregation has the right to withhold forgiveness under such circumstances.

How does God forgive?  God forgives generously.  One of the greatest statements in the Bible concerning God's forgiveness occurs in Psalm 103:10-14.“他没有按我们的罪待我们;也不照我们的罪孽报应我们。因为天高过地,所以great is his mercy toward them that fear him.  As far as the east is from the west,所以他将我们的过犯从我们身上除掉,好像父亲怜悯他的儿女一样。所以耶和华怜恤敬畏他的人,因为他知道我们的面貌。他记得我们是尘土。”基督徒有忏悔的心,敬畏上帝,有极大的安慰,知道上帝的愿望和实践不是在我们的罪后对付我们,但要宽恕。在基督里,forgiveness is actual and God refuses to memorialize our sins (Hebrews 10:16-18).  Would to God that our brethren would be so generous!

Why does God forgive?  God forgives because each person has eternal value worth more than the whole world (Matthew 16:26) and He wants them to be saved.  God so valued each person that he offered His only begotten Son as sacrifice.  Romans 5:6-9 "For when we were yet without strength,到了适当的时候,基督为不敬虔的人死了。因为义人很少会死,但如果是好人,也会有人敢死。但上帝赞扬他对我们的爱,在这方面,我们还作罪人的时候,基督为我们死了。那时候,更多的是,既因自己的血称义,我们必因他得救脱离忿怒。”每人至少有耶稣宝贵的血一样宝贵(彼得前书1:19)。因为神已经这样赦免众人,所以我们应该有一种宽恕的态度。“你们要彼此和善,温厚的,彼此原谅,就如神在基督里饶恕了你们一样。”(以弗四32)因此穿上,作为上帝的选民,圣洁至爱,怜悯,善良,心胸谦虚,温柔,漫长的等待;彼此忍耐,彼此原谅,若有人与人相争,基督怎样饶恕了你们,你们也一样”(Col.3:1213)。

We would do well to imitate God in forgiveness at each moment.  Such does not entail forgiving those who refuse forgiveness or who do not seek it.  However,因为他是神的儿女,与神有关系,使他的罪得赦免。宽恕的机会是丰富而深刻的。愿我们如此被宽恕和宽恕!

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