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 神是我們看不見的,但是我們能夠從聖經中認識祂, 因為聖經是神的書。聖經告訴我們所有我們需要知道有關於神的事情,它告訴我們:
  • Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." (KJV)
  • 創世記 1:1 「起初神創造天地。」
and that He IS the ONE and only GOD whom we should worship! 又說,祂是那位我們應當敬拜獨一的神。
  • 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)
  • 申命記 6:4-6 「以色列阿,你要聽。耶和華我們神是獨一的主。你要盡心,盡性,盡力,愛耶和華你的神。我今日所吩咐你的話, 都要記在心上。」
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,聖經也告訴我們這 一位神 是由三個位格所形成:父、子(祂的名字是耶穌)和聖靈。
  • 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)
  • 約翰福音 1:14 「道成了肉身,住在我們中間,充充滿滿的有恩典有真理。我們也見過他的榮光,正是父獨生子的榮光。」
  • 約翰福音 3:16 「神愛世人,甚至將他的獨生子賜給他們,叫一切信他的,不至滅亡,反得永生。」
  • 約翰福音 3:18 「信他的人,不被定罪。不信的人,罪已經定了,因為他不信神獨生子的名。」
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. 黃色的冠冕提醒我們神是最終的 統治者 、王和全宇宙的創造者。因為祂是王,祂有權柄定規則,並要求人遵守。
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 聖潔 和絕無可能犯錯誤的。有時候我們用「公義」這個詞,意思是祂是完全的正確 ... 總是正確。
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. 黑色的槌子是審判的象徵。白色的天秤表明當神作 審判 ,祂是完全公平正直,因為祂是憑祂所定那完全和全備的規則,並且祂完全知道所發生過的一切事情。
The Bible repeatedly claims to be total TRUTH, which history has affirmed in every case. 聖經重覆的自稱全部是真理 ,這在每一宗事上都被歷史所確定。