你是世界的光

黄昏时分,一个蜡烛具有非常小的值;它是在午夜,当蜡烛是最有效的。这是因为这个原因,基督徒需要退出绝望的我们的文化的fallenness。现在,当我们的社会在道德黑暗吞没时,我们作为灯的世界,能够对神的国我们的影响最大(太5:16)!

如果我们能保持从不道德和不公正,我们看到绝望,相反,看到了机遇我们周围,我们就不会被打败,但通电用的可能性!

我可以提供以下建议,将在邪恶的黑暗之中绽放出耀眼的光芒?

  1. 拉力周围,保卫,对于说话,和怜悯那些谁是骚扰和虐待(马太福音9:26)。
  2. 冠军众人的价值(彼得后书3:9)。
  3. 遭受(哥林多前书9:19-2为了和平3).
  4. Overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21).
  5. Reject “selective outrage.” Don’t just oppose error and crime when those outside of your race or political party commit it, but be just as outraged when committed within your race and political party (Romans 2:1).

也许最重要的,免得你失去了你的道德发言权和影响力保持平衡。我曾经认识一个牧师而不会弹出教会纪律的教条谁无法说话十分钟,如何它已被许多教会忽略。他是对的,但他却成了痴迷的私人谈话和公众宣讲这个单一的问题。这种单一的学说成了他的“试金石”忠诚的,因此,他从一个教堂相继发射,而不是因为他教会了错误,而是因为他缺乏平衡,失去了他的影响。

同样在今天,也有在我们的文化得道多是非。教会必须站起来,对他们说话,但在同一时间,保持了平衡。无论是教会纪律,种族主义,同性恋,堕胎,离婚等。如果我们得到平衡了,我们将失去我们的道德声音,不再是灯的世界。

耶稣过着非常不公正,不道德的政府之下,但没有与咒骂黑暗,而他自己的平衡不公正的谴责与是光世界缠住;这照亮一个天国中爱,和平,正义总是在公民中普遍存在的路上的光。

愿上帝帮助我们平衡,并在这段时间的黑暗,是给世界的(腓2:15)灯。愿我们用这个幽暗为契机,教会是教会,以照明将天上的公民,其中正义,爱与和平的统治的道路!

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  • Thanks Steve for the positive and excellent advise for these trying and scrambled times of unrest and moral question abundant, can this be shared on facebook, thanks again, God bless!

  • Hey Steve, I like the balanced approach to being a light.What you made me think, though, is that preachers must allow their congregations to dictate which sermons they are accepting of.Surely, the issue of church discipline is tough in contemporary America, as is the subject of New Testament offering of money.I hate to think that the anonymous preacher you referenced here was rejected for giving a lesson his congregation really needed to hear and obey.Perhaps a different route of thought than you intended, but one you, too, might appreciate hearing.Great post, anyway.God bless!

  • Hello there, thanks for you reply.I am not sure I understand what you’re trying to say, but let me offer a couple thoughts, and if I am missing your point, you can respond and help me better understand.First, I would not agree that a preacher must allow the congregation to dictate his sermon selection (if that is what you were actually saying).A preacher’s sermons are dictated by God, and he must give care to present the whole counsel of God, and leave nothing unsaid that is profitable to the congregation’s salvation.Secondly, the preacher I mentioned by way of illustration was not fired from any congregation for preaching on the topic of discipline.He was fired for his lack of balance.Hope that helps.As I said, I may have misunderstood the point you were making, and if I did, please feel free to reply.

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