In the Beginning, GOD

起初,神





God is someone we cannot see, but we can learn about him because the Bible, which is God's book, tells us everything we need to know about God! The Bible tells us 神是我们看不见的,但是我们能够从圣经中认识他,因为圣经是神的书。圣经告诉我们所有我们需要知道有关於神的事情,它告诉我们∶
  • Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." (KJV)
  • 创世记 1:1 「起初神创造天地。」
and that He IS the ONE and only GOD whom we should worship! 又说,他是那位我们应当敬拜的独一的神。
  • Deuteronomy 6:4-6 "And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart." (KJV)
  • 申命记 6:4-6 「以色列阿,你要听。耶和华我们神是独一的主。你要尽心,尽性,尽力,爱耶和华你的神。我今日所吩咐你的话,都要记在心上。」
However, the Bible also tells us that the ONE GOD is made up of three persons: the Father, the Son whose name is Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. 但是,圣经也告诉我们这一位神 是由三个位格所形成∶父、子(他的名字是耶稣)和圣灵。
  • John 1:14 "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (KJV)
  • John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (KJV)
  • John 3:18 "He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." (KJV)
  • 约翰福音 1:14 「道成了肉身,住在我们中间,充充满满的有恩典有真理。我们也见过他的荣光,正是父独生子的荣光。」
  • 约翰福音 3:16 「神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,不至灭亡,反得永生。」
  • 约翰福音 3:18 「信他的人,不被定罪。不信的人,罪已经定了,因为他不信神独生子的名。」
The yellow crown reminds us that God is the ultimate RULER, king and creator of all the universe. Because he is King, he has the right to make the rules and to expect man to obey. 黄色的冠冕提醒我们神是最终的 统治者 、王和全宇宙的创造者。因为他是王,他有权柄定规则,并要求人遵守。
God is also perfectly HOLY and totally incapable of doing anything wrong. Sometimes we use the word, "righteous", which means that he is perfectly right...Always. 神也是完全 圣洁 和绝不可能犯错误的。有时候我们用「公义」这个词,意思是他是完全正确的 ... 总是正确的。
The black gavel is the symbol of judgement and the white scales show us that when God JUDGES he will be perfectly fair and just, because he will judge based on perfect and complete knowledge of the rules he has made, and perfect knowledge of everything that has happened. 黑色的槌子是审判的象徵。白色的天秤表明当神作 审判 ,他是完全公平正直,因为他是凭他所定那完善和全备的规则,并且他洞察一切所发生的事情。
The Bible repeatedly claims to be total TRUTH, which history has affirmed in every case. 圣经反覆宣称全部是真理 ,这在每一宗事上都被历史所确定。