Editor of BELIEVE編者相信

People sometimes ask about me, out of concern for some potential hidden agenda I might have.有時候人們問我,是出於關心,為一些潛在的隱藏的議程,我可能會。 This is probably a healthy attitude, considering how deceptive much of the world has become these days!這可能是一個健康的態度,考慮如何欺騙性,在世界許多地方已成為這些天! An editor could exert influence on his readers by his selection of articles to include in a compilation like BELIEVE.一名編輯,可以發揮影響力對他的讀者,他選擇的文章,包括在彙編一樣相信。 People don't seem to ever do anything for anyone else without expecting something in return.人們似乎並不比以往做任何事情,任何人,否則沒有期待有所回報。 How sad!何其可悲! Imagine what Jesus would have to say about that!試想耶穌會講!

There are things we should sometimes do where there is no direct benefit to ourselves.有一些事情我們應該做的,有時不存在直接有利於自己。 I feel my efforts at assembling BELIEVE fall in that category.我覺得我的努力,在裝配相信屬於這一類。 I feel it is irrelevant whether I would somehow personally benefit from the existence of BELIEVE.我覺得這是不相干的,我是否會在某種程度上親自受益的存在相信。 It was never inspired by personal quests for wealth or fame or leadership power.這是從來沒有的啟發個人爭取財富或名利,或領導層的權力。 Or, even, toward "scoring points" with God.或者,甚至走向"得分點"與上帝。 It is just something that I believe is necessary and important and RIGHT!這只是一些我認為是必要的和重要的權利!

In a number of modern Christian books, there is a lead statement, sometimes on the book cover, such as the following:在一些現代基督教書籍,有一個帶頭發言,有時對書本封面,如下列:
"How Could Everybody Be So Wrong About Biblical Prophecy?" Doesn't that seem amazingly arrogant a statement for anyone to make, about almost any subject? "怎麼可能每個人都這樣的想法是錯誤的聖經預言? " ,不說,似乎是令人驚訝的傲慢一份聲明中,任何人的意見,對幾乎任何一個議題? And is that specific author actually so infinitely insightful and knowledgeable to totally understand the very same Bible that countless thousands of scholars and Theologians have studied for many centuries?並表示,具體的作者其實,讓無限見地和知識化,以完全理解非常相同聖經無數成千上萬的學者和神學家研究過多少世紀? I suppose it IS possible that somebody could actually be a thousand times smarter than anyone else who has ever lived, but I have serious doubts about that!我想可能是有人可能實際上是一個幾千倍,更聰明,比任何其他人都住了,但我非常懷疑! Doesn't it seem far more likely that all of the hundreds of authors who make such incredible claims could not possibly truly know all they claim to know and understand?不,它似乎更容易,所有的數百名作者的人做出這種令人難以置信的債權,也不可能真正知道的一切,他們宣稱要了解和理解呢? (Have you noticed that virtually none of the authors who make such statements are actually Theologians or who have general respect in the Christian intellectual community regarding their scholarly abilities or capabilities? What does THAT say about them?) (It seems also very noticeable that they all are very aggressive at PROMOTING their new book, maybe not so much so that the readers might gain some brilliant insights but possibly because each book sold adds another $30 to their personal wealth? I always hope I am wrong about such cynicism, but often it seems in question.) (你有沒有注意到,幾乎沒有任何作者的人做出這種聲明實際上是神學家或曾普遍尊重,在基督教社會智力就其學術能力或能力?這是什麼要說的嗎? ) (似乎也很顯著,他們大家都非常積極的在推動其新著,也許不是那麼多,使讀者有可能得到一些精彩的見解,但可能是因為每一本書賣出了另一個30元,他們的個人財富呢?我一直希望我是錯的這種犬儒主義,但它往往看來,在此省略) 。

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I had come to that conclusion some years back, that no one person (including me, by the way!) can possibly know ALL the answers regarding religion and Christianity. However, if the combined insights of more than 1,000 scholars who have each dedicated their entire lives to their specialty subject, were all collected together, maybe we'd have something that had collective value. Well, after around sixteen years of more than fulltime effort, the current BELIEVE Project is my attempt to accomplish that end.我得出的結論是多年前吧,沒有一個人(包括我自己在內,由前進! )都不可能知道所有的答案就在宗教和基督教的,但如果合併後的真知灼見的1000多學者都每個獻身整個生命,以自己的專業學科,都收集到一起,也許會增添一些曾集體價值,那麼 ,經過大約16年以上的全職工作,目前相信項目是我的企圖,以實現這一目的。 In subjects where there are possible interpretations or conclusions which are somewhat subjective, such as regarding the specific method of Baptism, rather than "announcing" a method that we prefer, BELIEVE instead attempts to present an assortment of articles (in this case, at least 18 separate articles) that describe each of the many approaches.科目時,有可能的解釋或結論,其中有些是主觀的,如關於具體方法的洗禮,而不是"公佈"的方法,我們寧願相信,而不是試圖以目前的一個品類的文章(在這種情況下,至少18個單獨的文章)是用來描述每次的許多辦法。 The theory here is that each reader might read the assorted articles and then contemplate the positives and negatives of each, and then with the Bible in hand, personally assess which method seems "correct".理論,在這裡,是每一個讀者可能看過各式物品,然後沉思了肯定與否定的每一個,然後與聖經在手,親自評估哪一種方法似乎是"正確" 。 The next reader of those same articles might easily come to some different conclusion, as each person is Guided by his or her Indwelling Holy Spirit in such studies.未來的讀者,同樣是這些文章也許不難得出一些不同的結論,因為每個人的引導下,由他或她留置聖靈在此類研究。


Our Church happens to be Non-Denominational.我們的教會剛好是非宗教組織。 That does NOT mean that we do not believe basic Christian things, but rather we ONLY believe and Teach CORE Christian concepts.這並不意味著我們不相信基督教的基本的東西,而是我們只有相信和教導基督教的核心概念。 As a result, our Church and Sermons NEVER discuss things like tattoos or abortion or gender- or race-related subjects.因此,我們的教會和說教從來沒有討論的東西,喜歡紋身或流產或性別或種族有關的科目。 Only subject that the Bible actually either discussed or clearly implied.只有課題聖經其實無論是討論或明確暗示。 We chose this form of Non-Denomonational or Trans-Denominational Church in order to more purely and completely focus on the actual Core Teachings of the Lord.我們選擇這種形式的非denomonational或跨宗派的教會,以更純粹的,完全著眼於實際核心教義的上帝。 As Protestants, we follow Sola Scriptura , meaning that we exclusively consider the Bible to be the source of all of guidance regarding all religious, moral and ethical questions.作為基督徒,我們跟唯獨聖經 ,意思是說,我們只考慮聖經必須從源頭上所有的指導,所有的宗教,道德和倫理的問題。 All other sources, such as the personal opinions of Church leaders, are considered, but if the Bible makes a clear position on an issue, there is rarely any question left.所有其他來源,如個人意見教會領袖,被認為是的,但如果聖經作出了明確的立場,對一個問題,因此很少有任何遺留問題。

Our Church is mystified by most of other modern Protestant Churches on several points!我們的教會是大惑不解大多數其他現代基督教幾點! They seem to not only tolerate but enthusiastically endorse and welcome homosexual people.他們似乎不只是要容忍,但熱烈擁護和歡迎同性戀人士。 It is hard to see where in the Bible they got that attitude, because Leviticus 20:13 seems to be really clear to me:這是難以看到在聖經中所得到的這種態度,因為利未記20時13分 ,似乎是真的,我很清楚:
If a man also shall lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.如果一個男人也應在於人類,因為他lieth與一名女子,她們都已經犯下了憎惡:他們一定被處決,他們的血[應]他們。 [KJAV] [ kjav ]

Where does anyone see any lack of clarity in that Bible Verse?那裡有沒有人看不出有什麼缺乏明確表示,經文?

If an entire Commandment of God is dedicated to that subject, doesn't that seem pretty compelling of an argument?如果整個誡命的,神是致力於這一主題,不說,似乎是相當令人信服的說法呢?

How do such Protestant Churches ignore such Scriptures and dream up some non-existent Scriptures to welcome homosexuals?如何做這樣的新教教會不理會這樣的經文和夢想了一些不存在的經文,歡迎同性戀者? I realize that it is now "politically correct" to avoid discriminating against racial groups and gender differences and all sorts of other things.我知道現在是"政治正確" ,以避免歧視種族團體間的性別差異以及各種其他的東西。 And I have great compassion for all such groups of people.和我有很大的同情心,為所有這類群體的人。 But I just don't see where Churches that claim to be Sola Scriptura can be so enthusiastic about homosexuals!但我只是不明白的地方教會聲稱可唯獨聖經可以那麼熱衷同性戀! And the American Episcopalian Church seems to have decided to even intimately get them involved as Priests and more.和美國聖公會教堂似乎已經決定,甚至關係密切,讓他們參與牧師等。 It just seems amazing to me!它只是似乎驚人,以我!

Countless millions of (American) Protestants have amazingly vicious attitudes toward the very word abortion, much less the actual concept or its procedure.無數以百萬計的(美國)新教徒有令人驚異的惡性態度非常字墮胎,更遑論實際的概念或程序。 Churches and extremely aggressive Christians have frightened many Doctors out of that field, and even killed some of them, and there are several whole States that now do not have ANY facilities where that procedure could even be done. I am certainly NOT a supporter of the modern attitudes of using abortion to deal with mistakes made during indiscriminate sex activities.教堂和十分積極的基督徒都害怕許多醫生出於這一領域,甚至殺死他們中的一些人,並有幾個整個國家,現在也沒有任何設施,而該程序的,甚至可能需要做的, 我相信一定有不支持的現代的態度,用人工流產來處理失誤,在不分青紅皂白地色情活動。

However, all such people certainly insist that they are acting and thinking based DIRECTLY on the Bible.然而,所有這些人當然堅持認為他們的行為和思維直接根據聖經。 When I ask such people to Cite the Scriptures that they believe state what they believe, none yet ever have been able to.當我問這些人引用聖經,他們認為,國家是什麼,他們相信,沒有人,但以往都可以。 For good reason!有充分理由的! The Bible does NOT actually even mention the subject!聖經沒有,其實甚至提及此事!

So, even though I basically agree with the attitude they have on that subject, it is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG to claim that the Bible says things that it does not say.所以,儘管我基本上同意的態度,他們在這個問題上,這是錯誤的,錯了,錯了,聲稱聖經上說的東西,它不說。

This seems to me to be a frightening example of where Churches that are supposedly Sola Scriptura, have some leaders who choose to ADD IN their own many assumptions and extreme interpretations, to arrive at all sorts of "absolute facts"!這在我看來是一個可怕的例子,那裡的教堂,都是唯獨聖經,有一些領導者可選擇加入自己的很多假設和極端的解釋,以達成各種各樣的"絕對事實" ! Except they are not FACTS at all, but merely some people USING the Bible to advance social attitudes that they personally believe.除非他們是不是事實,在所有的,而僅僅是一些人用聖經,以促進社會的態度,他們個人認為。

Again, I actually generally AGREE with those attitudes, that the modern unlimited access to abortion tends to encourage young people to act irresponsibly, and that something should be done to try to control that problem.再次,我其實也都普遍認同與態度,即現代不受限制地接觸流產傾向,以鼓勵青少年人的行為不負責任,並表示,一些應該做的事,設法控制這個問題。 But I am not sure it is the right thing to do to TWIST the words of the Bible so that they seem to support some personal attitudes as to how to do it.但是,我不知道這是正確的做法扭曲了的話,聖經,使他們似乎支持了一些個人的態度,至於如何做到這一點。

For the record, the Bible includes the Ten Commandments, and one of them as presented in Exodus 20:13 is "Thou shalt not kill" in the English translation in the King James Bible. People might be surprised to learn that that Commandment was actually just a single word in the Original Ancient Hebrew, the word ratsach. That word has the correct translated meaning of murderer or to murder. The concept of kill is not necessarily even implied!為記錄在案,包括聖經十誡,其中一人,由於在逃亡20時13分 ,是"你不可殺人" ,在英文翻譯中,國王詹姆斯聖經的人可能會驚訝地得知,這誡命,實際上是只是片言只字,在原古希伯來文,字ratsach 。這個詞具有正確翻譯的意思殺人犯或謀殺罪。概念殺死不一定甚至暗示! Even the many English translations all involve some assumptions in making that single word into a full sentence!甚至許多英語翻譯都牽涉到一些假設,在作出這一一字一句成為一個能提供全面一句! Even the concept of NOT is not actually in the Bible, but it is obviously strongly implied!甚至概念不是其實不是在聖經中,但它顯然是強烈暗示!

Bible Scriptures such as that have been stretched to encourage some Denominations to be against war, although only the English translation actually could imply that, as the Original Ancient Hebrew specifically only refers to the act of murder. Other Denominations have stretched that single Original word to be the basis for their Church's Teaching that no one is even permitted to take a life in defending one's own life or family, which is clearly NOT what the Original word meant! 聖經經文,如已繃鼓勵一些面額予以反對戰爭,雖然只有英文翻譯,實際上可能意味著,原來古代希伯來專門只指以謀殺行為,其他面額的都繃單身原來的那個字,以可依據其教會的教學,沒有人,甚至允許採取一種生活在捍衛自己的生活或家庭,這種做法顯然不是原來的那個字的意思! And then there are nearly all modern Protestant Churches that, without actually knowing why, have stretched that single Original word to somehow apply to pre-humans!再有,幾乎所有現代新教教會說,沒有實際知道為什麼,有伸展單身原來的那個字,以某種適用於前人類! I don't really have any real problem with their intended purpose, but just that their methods are horribly intentionally misleading, and, therefore, as I see it, un-Christian.我真的不產生任何真正的問題,與他們的預期目的,而只是說,他們的方法是給那些故意誤導之嫌,而且,因此,我認為,聯合國的基督徒。

To CLAIM that the Bible Teaches something, when it actually does not, is simply deceptive! 聲稱聖經教導的東西時,它其實並不只是騙人的! How dare Christian Churches do such things? 怎麼敢基督教會做這種事情嗎?

Our Church certainly tries to encourage young people to act and think responsibly.我們教會一定要鼓勵青年人採取行動,並認為以負責任的。 But we choose to try to do that within the bounds of what the Bible actually says!但是,我們選擇嘗試這樣做一道關口是什麼聖經其實說! NOT what we might WANT it to say!沒有什麼,我們可能希望它說!

There is a very troubling secondary effect of this.還有一個非常令人不安的中學此舉的效果。 One would hope that the Members of such Churches would READ THEIR BIBLES to find the Scriptures that are behind any such strong positions.人們希望的成員,如教堂,將宣讀他們的聖經,找到聖經裡是背後有如此強大的陣地。 But if they do, they certainly cannot really find anything to support such severe attitudes against abortions and abortion clinics.不過,如果他們這樣做,他們當然不能真的找不到任何支持這種嚴厲的態度,反對墮胎及墮胎診所。 Therefore, the obvious conclusion is that Members of Churches simply have absolute trust in their Ministers.因此,顯而易見的結論是,成員教會根本有絕對的信任,在他們的部長。 That is wonderful in many ways. But if and when any Minister goes astray, the Congregation should really not just continue to totally trust him, but rather should have a healthy skepticism regarding free and open discussions. So the frightening aspect of this to me is where millions of Fundamentalist Conservative Christians never even consider questioning the slightest part of what they are Taught, as somehow being sinful in challenging the perfection of understanding of their Minister!這實在是太好了,在許多方面, 但如果當任何部長的誤區,會眾應真的不只是繼續完全信任他,而應該是有一個健康的懷疑主義關於自由和公開的討論,因此,可怕的一面,這對我是凡以百萬計的原教旨主義保守的基督教徒甚至從來沒有考慮問話絲毫的一部分,他們所教授的,因為在某種程度上被罪孽深重,在具有挑戰性的完善了解他們的部長! And so all those 1,300,000 Ministers (in the USA) (possibly even including us in our own Church) essentially have no reason for any restraint at all!等等,所有這些130萬部長(在美國) , (甚至包括我們在我們自己的教會)基本上已沒有任何理由為任何克制! No one can ever question them or anything they say or Teach!沒有人可以永遠的問題,他們或者什麼,他們說,還是教導! I can see why egos might get involved and Ministers could start teaching what THEY want to believe, and not necessarily what is actually in the Bible.我可以明白為什麼自負可能拖下水,部長們也可能開始教他們不願相信的,而不必是什麼,其實在聖經中。 It certainly seems to happen a lot, especially in some giant Churches and in some tele-Evangelists.可以肯定的,似乎發生了很多,特別是在一些大的教堂和一些遠程傳道士。


Should there really be ABSOLUTE, UNIVERSAL and INVIOLABLE rules which are created by a few bureaucrats or scholars and which are then applied to millions of Christians throughout the world?要真的有絕對的,普遍的和不可侵犯的規則,這是通過幾個行政官員或學者,其中,然後應用於數以百萬計的基督徒在整個世界嗎? Is that what Jesus would have done?是什麼耶穌會做什麼? We don't think so.我們不這樣認為。 The Bible presents many examples where Jesus sat down and LISTENED to individual people describe their situation, and then He responded with the Perfect answer or action.聖經中有許多例子顯示耶穌坐下,並聽取了個別人形容他們的情況,然後,他的反應是完美的答案或行動。 Was it ever from legalistically applying absolute rules?它是有史以來由legalistically運用絕對的規則是什麼? No. In fact, He made quite clear that the Jews were very wrong in their severe legalistic attitudes toward applying God's Laws.號,其實他非常清楚地說,猶太人是非常錯誤的,在其嚴重legalistic的態度,運用上帝的法律。

Therefore, we are certain that Jesus would strongly counsel against frivolous sex, BUT we are not absolutely sure what His response would be to a very young girl who approached Him regarding having been raped by a relative or friend and now being pregnant.因此,我們確信,耶穌會強烈律師對無聊的性別,但是,我們並沒有絕對的把握,他有什麼反應,將是一個非常年輕的女孩,她走近他,就被強姦的,由親屬或朋友,現在正在懷孕。 Or being raped and pregnant due to some vicious attacker.或者被強姦懷孕,由於一些惡意攻擊者。 Would Jesus really force her to confront those memories every day of the rest of her life, in raising a child?將耶穌真的迫使她面對這些回憶每一天的休息,她的生活,在提高孩子嗎? Maybe.也許吧。 But we really suspect that Jesus might have had a very few, very specific exceptions, where even He might have felt that an abortion was appropriate FOR A SPECIFIC GIRL and a SPECIFIC set of circumstances. We have no way of actually knowing. But we KNOW that he really had a problem with legalistic enforcement on God's Laws, and we know that He generally showed very PERSONAL ATTENTION to each individual.但是,我們真的懷疑耶穌可能有極少數的,非常具體的例外,即使他可能認為墮胎是適合某一特定的女孩和一名一套特定的情況下, 我們有沒有辦法實際知道,但我們知道他的確是出現了問題,用法律強制執行對上帝的法律,而且我們知道他一般都顯示非常個人的關注每一個個體。 We are tempted to think that Jesus might have devised a UNIQUE response for each person and each situation.我們忍不住想,耶穌有可能設計了一個獨特的反應,每個人的每一種情況。

Doesn't it seem that modern giant Churches (and modern giant government) seem to thrive on establishing absolutely universal, in other words, legalistic, rules and laws?不,它似乎是現代巨型教堂(與現代巨型政府) ,似乎賴以建立完全普及,換言之,法律性,規則和法律? How come no one sees that as being a bad thing?怎麼沒有人看到作為一件壞事嗎?


The home page of BELIEVE really describes my motivation pretty well.網頁相信真的形容我的動機不錯。 If Jesus was physically here with us today, how would He present His Teachings?如果耶穌是身體在這裡,與我們的今天,如何將他目前他的教誨? I do NOT think that He would be evasive or deceptive about ANYTHING!我不認為他會迴避或欺騙性什麼! I believe that He would have full confidence that Christianity can hold its own against any alternative, just by honestly and fully presenting subjects as thoroughly and accurately as possible.我相信,他會滿懷信心地說,基督教能容納自己反對任何替代性,只是老老實實,充分呈現科目為徹底和盡可能準確。 I think He would permit 'alternate' (human) opinions on a number of subjects, and He would therefore want any presentation of such subjects to include 'fair' presentations of each viewpoint.我想他會證'候補' (人類)的意見,對一些科目,因此他希望任何陳述這類科目包括『一般』演示的每個觀點。 In my opinion, such differences of opinion on some matters is not a reflection on the Lord or the Bible, but rather on us Christians!在我看來,這種不同的意見,對有些事情是不能反映對上帝或聖經,而是對我們的基督徒!

We humans tend not to like "vacuums"!我們人類往往不會像"吸塵器" ! Whenever we come across anything where some piece seems to be missing or vague, we have a tendency to try to figure out what belongs in there, and then we sort of "insert" what we think is appropriate!每當我們碰到什麼地方有些作品似乎是遺失或含糊的,我們有一種傾向,試圖分析出哪些是屬於在那裡,然後我們排序的"插入"我們認為什麼是適當的! Since virtually no external information source exists for much of what is in the Bible, it seems human nature to find it necessary to add such things in (assumptions) if we are essentially exclusively to rely on the Bible.因為幾乎沒有任何外部信息的來源存在很大的是什麼在聖經中,它似乎是人之常情,覺得有必要補充這種東西(假設) ,如果我們基本上完全依賴於聖經。 We Protestants follow Martin Luther's lead on this, a concept called Sola Scriptura (by the Bible alone).我們新教徒後續馬丁路德的帶領關於這點,一個概念,所謂唯獨聖經 (聖經單) 。 We Protestants have great skepticism for countless Catholic beliefs that are based on "Tradition".我們新教徒有很大的疑慮,為無數的天主教信仰是基於"傳統" 。 Those many Traditions are NOT Biblically based, but rather the result of early Christian scholars "trying to fill in vacuums".這些很多傳統,是沒有聖經依據,而且是由於早期基督教學者" ,試圖填補真空" 。

Catholics are not alone in this sort of thing!天主教徒並不孤單,在這樣的事情! Protestants seem really good at it too!新教徒似乎總是那麼好,它太! Since the Bible is often somewhat general, and occasionally even vague, on some side issues, early Protestant Church leaders made their own "assumptions" in order to figure out what additional words/ideas need to be added to Biblical texts, to enable broader understanding.自聖經往往是有點一般,有時甚至是模糊的,對一些枝節問題上,早期新教教會領導人作出了自己的"假設" ,以推算出額外的文字/理念需要加以補充,以聖經的文本,以便更廣泛地了解。 Since that process of "assumption" necessarily involves human fallibility, it turned out that various Protestant groups came to different conclusions regarding various matters.因為這一進程的"假設" ,必然涉及人類犯錯的可能,而原來這是許多新教團體得出不同的結論,就各項事宜。 This, in my opinion, is the central cause of the multitude of modern Protestant Denominations.這一點,在我看來,這是中央的事業眾多的現代新教教派。 Along the way, many of these various groups/Churches seem to have forgotten that they are, above all, Christians.一路上,許多這些不同的組/教會似乎已經忘記了,他們是最重要的是,基督徒。 Rather, they tend to infight a lot, each claiming and believing that they alone know the "correct" understanding of the Lord, His Plan and the Bible.相反,他們傾向於infight了很多,每一個自稱,並相信他們僅知道"正確"的了解上帝,他的計劃是與聖經。

I don't claim to be in any position to judge that one or another is more correct or more wrong.我不聲稱可在任何位置來判斷一個國家或另一個更正確或錯誤的。 One reason for assembling the BELIEVE resource was to provide "impartial" presentations of all of the generally accepted opinions / assumptions on areas that seem to cause most controversy.原因之一是裝配相信資源是提供"公正"的講演都普遍接受的意見/假設領域似乎引起最大的爭議。 It is meant to be left to each visitor to BELIEVE, aided by his/her Holy Spirit, to Discern whatever seems most "correct".這樣做是要留給每位訪客相信,借助他/她的聖靈,去發現什麼,似乎最"正確" 。 If BELIEVE has been done adequately, it should NOT provide specific encouragement toward any particular (human) opinion, but only that SOME method of Worshipping and Praising the Lord should be pursued.如果相信已做了充分的,它不應該提供具體的鼓勵,對任何特定的(人)的意見,但只是有些方法的崇拜和讚美上帝,應當加以落實。


As best as I could, I have tried to follow the Lord's lead in this project.作為最好的,因為我可以,我曾嘗試跟隨主的領導這一項目。 If the collection of articles assembled in BELIEVE assists some visitors in better understanding Jesus and our Faith, then it has fulfilled its goal.如果收集的文章集結相信助攻,一些遊客更好地了解耶穌和我們的信仰,那麼,它達到了它的目的。 If it assists anyone in finding compatibilities between various God-centered religions (our many Protestant Denominations, independent Protestant Churches, Catholic, Orthodox, as well as Judaism and Islam, which both also Worship our same God), rather than always arguing about the differences, that would be nice, too.如果它幫助任何人在尋找相容性之間的各種神為中心的宗教(我們的許多新教教派的,獨立的基督教,天主教,東正教,以及猶太教和伊斯蘭教,這兩個公司也崇拜我們同上帝) ,而不是總是糾纏分歧,那會是非常好的事情。

BELIEVE can obviously NOT be of a standard that Jesus Himself would do. 相信可以顯然不是一個標準的,耶穌自己會怎樣做。 But that's the 'bar' I have set for BELIEVE. 但那是'酒吧' ,我定相信。 It will therefore always fall short, but it will hopefully always continue to improve. 因此,它將永遠屬於短期的,但它也希望在將來永遠繼續得到改善。


I was saved as a Christian when I was 19.我是拯救作為基督徒的時候,我是19 。 Soon after that I came to realize that my religious Gifts included the Gift of Encouragement and the Gift of Teaching.不久,我了解到我的宗教禮品包括禮品的激勵和禮品的教學。 I then spent much of my adult life operating a successful manufacturing company.當時我花了很多我的成年生活經營一個成功的製造公司。

In recent years (1996), I became a Pastor of a very small non-Denominational Christian Church.近年來( 1996年) ,我成了一名牧師的一個很小的非教派的基督教教堂。 A primary function I now have is in maintenance of BELIEVE and in responding to the many e-mail questions that readers have.一個主要的功能現在,我是在維護相信和回應許多電子郵件的問題,受到讀者。

I think our Church wonderfully presents attitudes I share and try to live and teach.我覺得我們的教會完美呈現的態度,我也同意,並嘗試以生活和教書。 In addition to all the "standard" Christian beliefs, we always try to consider how Jesus would have handled any situation.除了所有的"標準"的基督教信仰,我們總是要考慮如何耶穌會處理任何情況。 For example, would He have written something just to promote His personal fame?舉例來說,他會寫什麼東西,以促進個人的名利? Not a chance!這不是偶然! Would He have ever said or presented something that He knew to be incorrect or inaccurate or incomplete?難道他不曾說過或出示的東西,他知道必須不正確或不準確或不完整? Never!從未! Would He have ever said derogatory things about others or their actions (unless they are directly violating the Will of God)?難道他不曾說過貶義的東西,對他人或自己的行動(除非他們是直接違反了上帝的意志) ? He wouldn't do that.他不會這樣做。 He might find it necessary to admonish or correct someone, but He would do it is some exquisitely classy way!他可能會感到有必要警告或糾正某人,但他會做的是一些精美的經典方法!

Well, this is quite a standard to aspire to!好,這是一個相當標準的渴望! Obviously, as humans, we are certain to always fall far short of His standard!顯然,當人類,我們一定要始終遠遠低於他的標準! But we continue to TRY, and that's central to what our Church teaches and what BELIEVE also attempts to accomplish.但我們繼續努力,並表示,中央給我們教會的教導是什麼,相信也試圖完成的任務。

With this in mind, I try to have a very open mind on most subjects.牢記這一點,我試著有一個很開放的態度,對大部分學科。 Rather than spouting strict dogma to an individual who is in a difficult situation, I try to consider the unique aspects about that person's situation.而不是噴嚴格的教條,以一個單獨的人是在一個困難的情況下,我試著考慮獨特的方面對人的情況。 Rather than being automatically critical of other Denominations and other Faiths, I am usually tempted to think there is some good in nearly all of them, ESPECIALLY if their goal is to Worship God!而不是被自動地批評其他教派和信仰其他宗教的,我通常引誘覺得有一些好,在幾乎所有的人,特別是如果他們的目標是崇拜上帝! (Again, I just try to act and think similar to the way I think that Jesus would have done.) (又是,我只是試圖採取行動,並認為類似的方式,我認為耶穌會做) 。

As a Protestant, I guess I'm supposed to be critical of the Roman Catholic Church.作為一個新教徒,我猜我自己所應該扮演關鍵的羅馬天主教會。 I certainly disagree with them on some important points, but it seems that it would be awfully arrogant of me to believe that I was always absolutely right and 700,000,000 Catholics were totally wrong in their beliefs.當然,我不同意他們對一些重要的問題,但似乎這將是非常傲慢的,我相信,我一直是絕對正確和7.0億天主教徒的人是完全錯誤的,在他們的信仰。 Such an attitude just wouldn't seem to make sense to me!這樣的態度,只是似乎沒有實質意義,我來! I can imagine the look that Jesus would give me if I would ever treat other followers of His disrespectfully!我可以想見的面貌,耶穌會令我,如果我會象對待其他信徒,他的不敬! Somehow, I just see Him appreciating all of our individual various efforts at Worshipping God!在某種程度上,我只看到他明白,我們所有的個人多方面的努力,在崇拜上帝! I don't always understand just how He might be able to do that!我並不總是了解究竟他也許能做到這一點!

As editor of the BELIEVE compilation of religious articles, I have tried to go to extreme effort to ensure and maintain the usefulness of each of the presentations.作為主編的相信彙編宗教用品,我曾嘗試去極端的努力,以確保和維護的有用的每一項演示。 I understand the term "usefulness" as including being informative, understandable, complete, accurate, and with minimal bias on the part of the specific author(s).我的理解而言, "有用性"為包括正在翔實的,可以理解的,完整的,準確的,並以最少的偏壓對部分特定作者( ) 。

In order to achieve both the understandability and completeness parts of that, many of the BELIEVE presentations include at least two separate articles, by different authors, nearly always world-respected scholars.為了達到既可理解性和完整性的部分,有很多的演講,相信至少包括兩個獨立的文章,但作者不同,幾乎總是世界尊重的學者。 The first one is usually a overview article, on a General level.第一種是通常概述文章,對一般水平。 The second is usually a much more technical or comprehensive Advanced presentation.二是通常一個更為技術性或綜合性先進的陳述。 As to accuracy, I have tried to only select articles that were written by world renowned authors in their particular field of interest, especially for the Advanced presentations.至於準確性,我曾嘗試只選擇文章說,寫的,由世界知名的作家,在他們感興趣的領域,特別是對於先進的演示。

Minimizing bias has been the most difficult aspect of the selection process.盡量減少偏見一直是最困難的方面推選過程。 Fortunately, owning a successful manufacturing company gave me a lot of flexibility, so (prior to becoming a Pastor) I was able to take about 2.5 years off to work full time in initially assembling the articles and creating the programs for BELIEVE.幸運的是,擁有一個成功的製造公司給了我很大的彈性,所以(前成為一名牧師) ,我能夠約需2.5年小康全職工作,在最初裝配的文章,並形成了節目相信。 In selecting the 2,000+ articles then in BELIEVE, I also considered over 15,000 others, which seemed (to me) to have distortions of fact or bias.在選擇2000 +文章,然後在相信,我也考慮過超過15000他人,這似乎(我)有歪曲事實或偏見。 Such bias was not always blatant or obvious, so it was sometimes a judgment matter.這種偏見並不總是公然或明顯的,所以人們有時會判斷的事。 (BELIEVE now includes over 10,000 articles in it.) This has been the most common reason why articles have not been included in BELIEVE. (相信現在包含了超過10000條,它) ,這一直是最常見的原因,文章沒有列入相信。 It is natural for an author to have enthusiasm for his or her subject.這是很自然的作家有熱情,為他或她的課題。 No problem there.沒有問題存在。 If that enthusiasm goes beyond certain limits, sometimes an author can exaggerate or distort facts or include their own personal negative biases regarding competing perspectives.如果這種熱情超出了一定限度,有時一個作者可以誇大或歪曲事實,還是包括自己的個人負偏差對於競爭的觀點。 I was concerned that a reader might misunderstand such personal comments.我擔心的是,如果讀者有可能產生誤解,如個人的意見。 Rather than taking the chance of misleading a reader, I have chosen to just not include such articles.而不是採取有機會誤導讀者,我選擇了剛並不包括這類物品。

An additional way of minimizing bias is in now including five or more separate scholarly articles on many important subjects, often from very different viewpoints.另一種方式盡量減少偏見,是在現在,其中包括5名或更多的獨立的學術文章,對許多重要的課題,常常從不同的觀點。 In addition to articles by Protestant scholars, BELIEVE now often also includes articles by Catholic Scholars, Orthodox scholars, and even Jewish and Muslim scholars.除了文章新教的學者認為,現在往往還包括文章,是由天主教學者,正統的學者,甚至是猶太人和穆斯林學者。 By being able to read each very different perspective, a reader might be able to gain broader or deeper insights, and NOT be greatly affected by any possible bias by one or another of the authors.由能夠閱讀每一個非常不同的角度看,讀者也許能得到更廣泛的或更深的洞察力,並沒有受到很大的影響,任何可能的偏向一方或另一方的作者。


It has long seemed to me that many religious organizations jealously covet their own Congregation members (something they're NOT supposed to do!).它長在我看來,許多宗教組織小心翼翼地貪圖自己的會眾成員(他們正在不該那麼做! ) 。 There seem to be aspects of marketing a product involved!似乎有恰當方面的行銷產品來參與! They tend to seldom say positive things about any 'competing' Church or Denomination or belief, but they're often quick to present negatives.他們往往很少說,正面的東西什麼'競爭'教會或教派或信仰,但他們往往很快,目前的底片。 I feel that this promotes an inaccurate, biased view toward other Denominations and beliefs.我覺得這對促進一個不準確的,有偏見的看法,對其他教派和信仰。 I think that is wrong.我認為這是不對的。 Mostly because I believe Jesus would think it wrong.大多是因為我相信耶穌會認為這是錯誤的。 Hey, don't we all claim to be Christian???嘿,不要大家都聲稱自己是基督徒? ? ?

Christianity has enough hurdles to overcome on its own.基督教有足夠的困難需要克服,對自己的。 It is not helpful for Ministry to give negative impressions for other Denominations.這是不利於財政部給予負面印象,為其他教派。 It can clearly tarnish the image of all of Christianity.它可以清楚地玷污的形象,所有的基督教。 In addition, it is not being fair to individual Congregation members.此外,它並沒有受到公平的,以個人聚集成員。 Certain of them MIGHT benefit more at some other Christian Church, that was more attuned to their personality.某些人可能會得到更多好處,在某些其他基督信仰教會,那是更適合自己的個性。 Why would that be bad?為什麼會是這樣差? Sadly, the only real reason might be because forever after that, the person might be putting money in a different Church's Collection Plate.可悲的是,只有真正的原因可能是因為永遠之後,人可能把錢在一個不同的教會的收集板。 (Sorry for the possibility of cynicism.) If it would ever seem clear that a specific person could become closer with the Lord in some different Church, that seems like a desirable end! (對不起,為的可能性犬儒主義) ,如果這樣做是以往任何時候都似乎表明,一個特定的人能成為更緊密的與主同行,在一些不同的教會,這看起來是一個可取到底! It seems that a Church that realized that has the RESPONSIBILITY to walk the person down to the other Church!看來教會意識到有責任去散步的人下降到了其他教會!

I am convinced that the Lord would prefer that we communicate on a positive basis, rather than quickly looking to find causes to disrespect or insult or even kill the believers of some other group.我深信上帝會寧願我們溝通,在積極的基礎上,而不是盡快尋找找原因,以不尊重或侮辱,甚至殺害的信徒一些其他組。 I am often amazed at the many similarities that exist in groups that hate each other based on a few prominent differences between them.我常常驚訝於許多相似之處,即存在於群體仇恨對方基於幾個突出的分歧。 Imagine if the (Christian) Catholics and (Christian) Protestants in Northern Ireland could calmly and logically discuss their various beliefs.可以想像,如果(基督教)的天主教徒和(基督教)新教徒在北愛爾蘭可以心平氣和地和邏輯上討論他們的各種信仰。 After going down a LONG list of areas of agreement, doesn't it seem that they might see cause to stop killing each other, and possibly even 'get along'?以後逐年下降一個長長的清單達成協議的領域,沒有它,似乎他們可能會看到原因停止互相殘殺,甚至有可能在'相處'嗎? But both sides there tend to be taught only one perspective on many subjects, and they say (often inaccurate) terrible things about the other side and THEIR beliefs.但雙方均存在往往被教導只有一個角度,對很多科目,他們說, (往往是不準確的)可怕的事情,對方和自己的信仰。 If BELIEVE can someday be an Instrument to assist in such future healthy understanding and communication, GREAT!!!如果相信未來能成為一種工具,以協助這些未來健康的了解和溝通,偉大!


In any event, I have long believed that an information source like BELIEVE should exist.在任何情況下,我一直認為,一個信息來源,就像相信應該存在。 I looked long and hard for such a source of fair and accurate religious information.我一看漫長而艱辛的,為這樣一個來源,公正和準確的宗教資料。 I was unable to find one.我是無法找到一個。 But, I DID find many individual articles that seemed fair and accurate.但是,我的確發現很多個別的文章,似乎是公正和準確的。 That's why I took the 2.5 years off work to assemble and program BELIEVE.這就是為什麼我在兩年半下班,以組裝和綱領相信。 (BELIEVE, beginning in 1992, was initially a DOS-based computer floppy diskette, in a unique very compressed format, which I created.) (相信,從1992年開始,最初是一個導致DOS為基礎的電腦軟磁盤,在一個非常獨特的壓縮格式,我創造) 。

After I spent that extended time creating BELIEVE, my hopes were fairly modest. I hoped that a single person might renew his/her Christianity or a person might some day become a Christian, as a result of that effort. Each Soul is independently and individually valuable to the Lord.之後,我花了延長時間創造相信,我的希望相當溫和的, 我希望一個單一的人可能延續他/她的基督教或一個人,可能有一天成為一個基督徒,因此這一努力的,每個靈魂是獨立自主的個體有價值的,向上帝禱告。 My goals are still directed toward the hopes of touching a single person.我的目標依然指向走向希望的感人一個單一的人。 With the current heavy traffic in visitors to BELIEVE every day, I'm hoping the odds are good for this happening!與現行的交通非常繁忙,在旅客,相信每一天,我希望賠率是好的,對於這種情況出現!


I intend for BELIEVE to forever maintain its independence from all the organized Churches and groups.我打算為相信永遠保持其獨立性,從所有有組織的教會和團體。 Some of them have already tried to exert a good amount of pressure.他們中的一些人已試圖施加一個良好的壓力。 I made several early decisions that are meant to ensure the independence of BELIEVE from all the forces that might try to tilt it toward their views.我提出幾個早決定,是為了確保獨立,相信所有的力量,也許會試圖以傾斜,這對他們的意見。 BELIEVE gets a LOT of web traffic, presently at the rate of millions of visitors per month.相信得到了不少Web流量,目前在利率以百萬計的遊客每月。 Apparently, some business people have some way of learning that!顯然,一些商界人士,有一定的學習方式! A LOT of organizations have tried to get BELIEVE to include banner ads that link to their sites (apparently the incentive is supposed to be the money they would pay for hits from those links!) Many other groups request that BELIEVE include links to their sites, as sources of additional information.很多組織曾經嘗試向相信,包括橫幅廣告鏈接到他們的網站(顯然誘因是能得到錢,他們會支付點擊這些鏈接! )許多其他團體的要求,他們認為,包括鏈接到他們的網站,至於消息來源的補充資料。 In many cases, these requests are for admirable intentions, of broadening the information base available to BELIEVE visitors.在許多情況下,這些要求都是令人欽佩的意圖,擴大信息庫可供相信客人。 I have chosen not to ever include any such outside links.我選擇不包括以往任何此類外界的聯繫。 I have attempted to seek a purity of fact in BELIEVE, with as little bias as possible in the included present articles.我曾試圖尋求一個純潔的,其實在相信,在小偏差,因為有可能在包括本條款。 If BELIEVE would ever allow external links, those sites might some day change their content, or might now or later contain distortions of fact that would be beyond the control of BELIEVE's standards.如果相信會容許外部鏈接,這些站點可能有一天改變自己的內容,或有可能,現在還是稍後一些含有歪曲事實,這將是無法控制的,相信的標準。 It is a sad statement about humanity that so many of us bring a soapbox everywhere we go, to publicize our own personal opinions and beliefs, to try to convince others to follow us!這是一個可悲的聲明,對人類,使我們許多人帶來soapbox到處去,以宣傳自己的個人意見和信念,以試圖說服別人跟我們走! My solution is not a good one, but it's the best I can come up with.我的解決方案是不是一個好一個,但它是最好的,我來到這裡了。


The previous paragraph opens the door to a subject which is NOT included in BELIEVE!前一段中開啟了一扇大門,以一個主題,是不包括在相信! Money.錢。 Have you noticed that EVERY Church web-site seems to be chock-full of display advertising for all kinds of things?你有沒有注意到每一個教會網站,似乎是通篇充斥著廣告展示各類型的東西呢? There is only ONE reason why they choose to have such advertising in their web-sites, money.是不是只有一個原因,他們選擇這樣的廣告在他們的網站,金錢。 In my personal opinion, they have sold out on the Lord and on what Christianity is supposed to be and to stand for.在我個人看來,他們已銷售出對上帝和基督宗教到底是能得到和主張。 All for some cash income.一切為了一些現金收入。 It is really a VERY sad statement!這的確是一項非常可悲的聲明! I recently became aware of some specific details which will help explain why they see the money as so attractive that they are willing to abandon things that all Christian organizations should hold dear.最近,我才知道一些具體的細節,這將有助於解釋為什麼他們看不到錢,所以有吸引力,他們願意放棄的東西,所有的基督教組織應當珍惜。 In the Summer of 2007, a woman was interviewed on National News, because, as a stay-at-home-mother, she started her own web-site (not Christian) where she gives advice to other women.在2007年夏天,一名女子被採訪國內新聞,因為,作為一個留守在居家母親,她開始了自己的網址(不是基督徒) ,她給人的意見,以其他婦女。 She must be pretty good at giving information, because she mentioned that she averaged 2,800 visitors to her site each day.她就要不錯的,在給予資料,因為她提到,她平均每2800名旅客,以她的網站每一天。 Because many advertisers were attracted to that amount of potentiaol customer traffic, she loaded up her site with display advertising, and those advertisers were paying her $4,000 each month (total of all the advertisers) just to be allowed to have their ads visible in her site.因為許多廣告商被吸引到這個數額的potentiaol客流量,她裝上了她的網站顯示廣告,以及廣告商所繳付的,她四千元每個月(共所有廣告商) ,只是為了讓他們的廣告可見,在她的網站。 So, as a stay-at-home-mom, she is receiving around $48,000 per year!所以,作為一個留-在-家-媽媽,她正在接受周圍48000美元每年! Apparently Christian Churches find this sort of thing irresistably attractive!顯然基督教教會找到這種事勢不可擋的吸引力! They therefore want to aggressively build up traffic, to receive the big bucks.因此,他們要積極建立交通,接待賺大錢。 They must see it as attractive that they do not actually seem to have to do anything to receive that money!他們必須把它看作有吸引力的,他們實際上並不似乎已經做任何事情,以收到錢! Is THAT what the Lord expects them to be doing?這是否就是那些勳爵期待他們做的事情呢?

By the way, BELIEVE currently gets more than 25 times as many visitors as that woman's site.由途徑,相信目前獲得超過25倍,許多旅客因為那個女人的地盤。 I suppose that means that if we would have loaded up BELIEVE chock-full of display advertising, we could be receiving over $100,000 each month, or over a million dollars each year!我想這也就是說,如果我們將滿載相信,通篇充斥著廣告展示,我們可以得到超過十萬元每個月,或超過100萬美元,每年! Impressive, but irrelevant here!令人印象深刻的,但無關緊要這裡! Is THAT what we should be focusing the activities of BELIEVE about?是什麼,我們應該將焦點放在活動相信嗎? I hope not!我希望不會! We FAR prefer the fact that BELIEVE has NEVER had any advertising, and we cannot imagine any circumstances where we would ever permit it.到目前為止,我們寧願事實,即認為從未有過任何廣告宣傳的,我們不能想像任何情況下,我們都不允許的。 I guess it might be handy to have an extra million dollars available each year, but as I see it, the cost to BELIEVE and the Lord would be too great.我猜想這可能是得心應手,有一個額外億美元,每年可供的,但我看到的,所花費用相信和主會太大。

It might seem amusing to learn that in the 16 years between 1992 and 2007, BELIEVE (intentionally) received not a dime of income!它可能看起來風趣地獲悉,在16年間, 1992年和2007年,相信(故意) ,沒有收到一毛錢的收入! Many wonderful people have offered, as you might expect, but we have always asked them to take the prospective Donation to a local Soup Kitchen or some local Church to give it there.許多漂亮的人提供了,因為你可能期望,但我們一直要求他們採取準捐贈給當地湯廚房或一些地方教會給它。 Where others might be lusting over that million dollar plus per year income, we are at the other end of the spectrum, being very pleased that BELIEVE has not yet received a dime!別人可能則Lusting超過百萬美元加每年收入,我們正處於另一端的頻譜,正在非常高興的是,認為至今並沒有收到一分錢!


I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to be an Instrument of the Lord's Work! However, I feel it is important that knowledge and the Word be the center of BELIEVE. 我覺得好幸運,有機會向一個工具的主的工作!不過,我覺得這是非常重要的知識和字,成為中心的相信。 Other than these brief paragraphs, I prefer to remain in the background to that.除了這些簡短的段落,我寧願留在後台。 For several early years, BELIEVE existed without ANY reference to me!幾最初幾年,相信存在,沒有提到我! The fact that some people had enquired about the motivation behind BELIEVE is the only reason that I added these comments regarding myself.事實上,有些人提出詢問,背後的動機,認為這是唯一的原因,我說:這些意見對於自己了。


If you are interested in knowing specifically what I believe, I'd suggest that you visit the page where our Church presents its Statement of Faith .如果你有興趣想知道具體是什麼,我相信,我會建議你瀏覽頁面,我們的教會將其聲明的信念 Similar to the format of BELIEVE, there is a brief presentation, and then an extremely thorough version, with hundreds of Scriptural references (which are actually even included) to show the Biblical support for those things we believe, for every individual statement.類似的格式相信,有一個簡短的介紹,然後一個非常徹底的版本,與數以百計的聖經參考(其實甚至還包括了) ,以顯示聖經的支持,這些事情我們相信,每一個人的發言。

We think our Statement of Faith is thorough and comprehensive and extremely Bible-based.我們認為我們的聲明中的信仰是徹底和全面和極為聖經為基礎的。 We hope that such beliefs always keep us on a proper Christian path, and that we avoid the worldly distractions that unfortunately seem to pollute the efforts of some Churches.我們希望,這樣的信念始終我們保持一個適當的基督教道路,我們才能避免世俗分心不幸似乎是污染的努力,一些教堂。 They all do wonderful things for the Lord, but we wonder if they might be able to do even more!他們都做美好的事物為上帝,但我們不知他們或許還可以做得更多! Hey!嘿! We aim high!我們的目標是高! Imagine what standards Jesus would set for a Church that He Taught in!試想標準耶穌會集一堂說,他教!

We actually hope that ALL Churches some day present their own Statements of Faith in such a clear and descriptive manner, and we have offered to give ANY Church the web-site source code programming so that they might put their own Statement of Faith into such a precise and informative form.事實上,我們希望所有的教堂,有一天,目前他們自己的報表的信仰在這樣一個明確的信息和描述的方式進行,我們願意提供任何教會網站的源代碼編程,使他們有可能把自己的聲明,信仰到如此準確和翔實的形式。 (NOT OUR Statement of Faith, THEIRS, but presented in that clear and informative manner.) (不是我們的聲明信仰,他們的,但在明確而翔實地) 。


I attempt to have a broad and tolerant perspective toward all groups that worship God.我嘗試有一個最廣泛的和寬容的角度來對待所有群體的敬拜。 I applaud and honor the Work of ALL of God's Churches, including all Protestant Churches, of course, but also including Catholic and Orthodox.我十分讚賞和榮譽的一切工作都是神的教會,其中包括所有的新教教會,當然,但也包括天主教和東正教。

I even see cause to feel warmth for many Jewish and Islamic religious organizations.我什至看事業感受到溫暖,為許多猶太和伊斯蘭宗教組織。 In the process of reading and studying the many thousands of articles I considered for inclusion into BELIEVE, I learned many new things.在這個過程中的閱讀和研究了數以千計的文章,我認為應納入相信,我學到了許多新的東西。 For example, I had never before realized that Islam's Holy Book, the Koran, talks about Moses and Abraham and Jesus and Adam and a multitude of others I am familiar with as a Christian.舉例來說,我以前從未意識到伊斯蘭教的聖書可蘭經,會談約摩西和亞伯拉罕,耶穌與亞當和多種其他我熟悉身為基督徒。 I was surprised to see a generalized presentation of what I call the Ten Commandments in the Koran!我很驚訝地看到一個廣義介紹了我所說的十大戒律在古蘭經! (The general story of Moses and the Tablets is around the middle of Sura 7, al-Aaraf.) Further research has now absolutely convinced me (and most scholars) that Islam's Allah is one-and-the-same as who I call the Father. (一般的故事,摩西和牌位,是靠近中間的蘇拉7 ,基地aaraf )進一步研究,現在絕對相信我(和大多數學者)表示,伊斯蘭教的真主,是一個與全相同的人,我稱之為父親。 I have long known that the God of the Jews is also the one I call the Father.我早就知道了上帝的猶太人,也是一個我稱之為父親。 Each of our three religions describes the Lord as being the One True God of Abraham, where Abraham was the first true believer in Him.我們每三個宗教描述主被稱為是一個真正的亞伯拉罕的神,而亞伯拉罕是第一個真正的信徒,在他的。 Fascinating!迷人! (I included a small part of the Koran in BELIEVE and I have highlighted text that seems especially interesting to Christians.) (包括一小部分,可蘭經中相信,我已經強調文本顯得尤為有趣的基督徒) 。

Therefore, I have come to have respect for Muslims and Jews, because there is no doubt that they actually worship the same God I call the Father.因此,我得出的尊重穆斯林和猶太教徒,因為這是毫無疑問的,他們其實,神緣相通,我的父親。 I don't necessarily agree with their specific beliefs or procedures, but, as long as they are attempting to teach others to Praise and Honor God, I feel that they are doing Good.我不一定同意他們的具體信仰或程序,而且,只要他們是企圖以教導別人的讚揚和榮譽上帝,我覺得自己是做好事。 Of course, I personally greatly prefer Churches that recognize that Jesus is our Savior, but I am tempted to think that lack of that belief is more a result of incomplete religious presentation rather than improper religion.當然,我個人寧願大大教會承認耶穌是我們的救世主,但我很想向認為缺乏這種信念,更是一個結果,不完整的宗教陳述,而不是不正當的宗教。

Actually, I have a personal 'theory'!其實,我有一個個人的'兩國論' ! In studying Muhammad, I found that as a child, he was regularly exposed to Christian ideas since an older relative of his was a Devout Christian.在學習穆罕默德,我發現,作為一個孩子,他經常接觸到基督教的想法,因為老年人相對的,他是一個虔誠的基督徒。 However, at that time (around 600 AD), the Christian Church had many internal arguments about the validity of the Trinity and regarding the Nature of Jesus (Divine/mortal/combination).但是,在那個時間(約600年) ,基督教教會有許多內部爭論的有效性三位一體和性質方面的耶穌(神/凡人/組合) 。 What if Muhammad had become very knowledgeable on Christian and Jewish beliefs, and most specifically, the First Commandment (One God)?如果穆罕默德已變得十分熟悉的關於基督教和猶太教的信仰,以及最具體而言,第一戒律: (一神) ? What if he also did not understand the subtleties of the Trinity?如果他也說不明白的奧妙三位一體? He might easily have concluded that Jesus (who was treated by Christians as if He was God) was a challenge to the One God Commandment. With that conclusion, Jesus could have seemed to Muhammad to be blasphemous in confronting the First Commandment! As a first consequence, he instituted Islam's First Pillar, of very regularly stating that "there is One God", (Sura 1) which every Muslim today says many times every day.他可能會很容易得出結論認為,耶穌(當時治療的基督徒,因為如果他是上帝) ,是一個挑戰,將其中的天主誡命有了這個結論,耶穌可能似乎穆罕默德被褻瀆了,在面對第一誡!作為第一個後果是,他建立了伊斯蘭教的第一支柱,非常定期報告稱, "就是上帝" , (蘇拉1 ) ,其中每一個穆斯林今天說了很多次,每一天。 As a second consequence, Jesus was/is perceived as a "false God", something even we Christians would violently rebel against!作為第二個後果是,耶穌/認為是一個"假神" ,一些連我們基督徒會激烈反抗! I find it amazing and wonderful that virtually ALL of the remainder of Islam and Christianity match up remarkably well!我覺得是了不起的和美好的,幾乎所有剩餘的伊斯蘭教和基督教匹配了相當顯著! Disregarding the violent extremists, Islam generally Teaches Peacefulness, and the vast majority of the billion of modern Muslims seem really good at behaving properly.無視暴力極端分子,回教,一般任教安寧,和廣大的10億的現代穆斯林似乎真的善的表現。 Wouldn't that be interesting, that if Muhammad had had a more thorough understanding of the Trinity concept, he might have realized / recognized that Jesus WAS God (Allah), and so the Allah he worshipped had actually spent 30 years walking the Earth!不會說,更有意思,更說,如果穆罕默德進行了更深入的了解三位一體的概念,他可能已經意識到/承認耶穌是上帝(真主) ,所以阿拉他崇拜實際上已用了30年,步行地球! My premise is that, had Muhammad fully understood the Trinity concept, Islam might today just be a version of Christianity!我的前提是,如果當時穆罕默德充分了解三一的概念,伊斯蘭教可能今天只是一個版本的基督教! (Keep in mind that Christian scholars at the time were arguing over exactly what the Trinity meant!) (請記住,基督教學者,在當時的爭論,恰恰是三位一體的意思! )

I am convinced that calm, informed dialogue might help individuals and cultures grow. 我深信,平靜,但知情的對話,或許有助於個人和文化的發展。 Hopefully, rather than looking for reasons to kill each other, we might some day recognize the many parallels that exist in our various beliefs. BELIEVE is meant to try to plant some seeds in this regard. 我們希望,而不是尋找理由相互殘殺,我們可能有一天認識到許多相似之處存在我們的各種信仰。認為,是為了嘗試一些植物種子,在這方面的工作。

As a child, I was taught that Islam was foreign, and therefore automatically bad.作為一個孩子,我被教導說回教是外國的,並因此自動壞。 When I eventually came to understand that they believe in the very same God that I do (my Father is their Allah), I was amazed.當我終於明白,他們相信,在同一個神,讓我這樣做(我的父親是他們的真主)的時候,我感到十分詫異。 When I much later found that they revere Abraham and Moses and many others of my beliefs, I thought this is too much to just be a coincidence!當我後來發現,他們尊崇和亞伯拉罕,摩西和其他許多我的信念,我以為這是太多了,只是一個巧合! Even Archangel Gabriel is Jibril to them, but one and the same.甚至的Archangel加布里埃爾是賈布里勒對他們來說,不過是同一個。 Even if these are just astounding coincidences, they are still interesting subjects to contemplate!即使這些只是令人驚嘆的巧合,他們仍然是有趣的課題,而不願去!

My Church and I are NOT affiliated with any specific Denomination.我的教堂和我不附屬於任何特定的面額。 I feel it important that BELIEVE forever maintain this independent attitude.我覺得現在重要的是,相信永遠保持這個獨立的態度。

Even though BELIEVE will not ever include links to external religious sites, we think BELIEVE could grow from information they have.即使相信日後不會包括鏈接到外部的宗教場所,我們認為,相信仍可由信息他們。 If a group or organization wishes to offer some text (NOT a link!) for inclusion within BELIEVE, GREAT!!!如果一個團體或組織,希望提供一些文本(而不是一個鏈接! )列入相信,偉大! If we approve it as adding to the clarity of a subject, without substantial bias, we would then add that text to BELIEVE (with proper authorship credit).如果我們認同它作為加入到清晰的一個主題,沒有實質的偏見,我們才補充說,案文認為(與適當的著作權信貸) 。 Since the resultant text would then be within BELIEVE, we would be able to know that no one could later alter any of it without our knowledge.因為由此產生的文本,然後以內相信,我們將能夠知道,沒有人可以稍後改變任何的,它沒有我們的知識。

You can probably see that our goal is to be like Consumers' Reports for religion, with as impartial a position as possible, and without any financial dependence on "advertisers" as such or major contributors that might expect some favors in return.你大概可以看出,我們的目標是成為像消費者報告的宗教,作為公正的立場,為可能的,並且沒有任何財務上的依賴, "廣告主"這樣的或重大貢獻者可預期一些人情回報。


I have written several Christian and religious articles of my own.我已經寫了幾個基督教和宗教用品的,我自己的。 I do not feel that my words are of a level to deserve to be in the company of the scholar-authors that are included in BELIEVE, so I put my efforts in a different location.我不覺得我的話是一個層面應該受到該公司的文人作家都列入相信,所以我把我的努力,在不同的位置。

My Essays ( /public/otherrel.html ) 我的散文 ( /public/otherrel.html )

I hope each of them has some value.我希望他們每個人有一定的價值。 Specifically, I hope that two of them, Compatibility of Christianity and Science (Parallelism) and the Meaning of Life, might have significant value, They are each fairly long, and would print out to about 15 pages each.具體而言,我希望他們兩個,相容性的基督教與科學(排比)和生命的意義,可能有重要的價值,它們是彼此相當長的,並會打印出約15頁。 It is not that they have any new information, but rather suggest some new perspectives on information that has been long-known.這並不是說他們有任何新的信息,而是提出了一些新觀點,對資料已久人所共知的。

I like to think that my intentions and contributions always intend to add information or perspective to a reader.我喜歡認為我的意圖和貢獻一直打算再說資料或角度,以一個讀者。 It is virtually NEVER my intention to try to cause anyone to stop believing something they presently believe.它實際上是絕非我的本意,試圖造成任何人,不要再相信他們目前相信。 (The exceptions are subjects like satanism, etc.) I believe that often the actual Truth involves a larger perspective which INCLUDES our current beliefs AND some new ideas, possibly even including apparently contradictory ideas. (例外的是科目satanism等) ,我相信很多的實際真相牽涉到一個更大的角度來看,其中包括我們目前的信仰和一些新的思路,甚至可能包括看似矛盾的想法。 I also believe that each reader has the intelligence to determine for themselves what that Truth is, given enough accurate background information.我也相信,每一個讀者有情報,以確定自己是什麼真理就是,有足夠準確的背景資料。 The Holy Spirit is always available to help in such Discernment.聖靈總是隨時提供協助,在這種鑑別力。


BELIEVE includes the following links to efforts of mine.相信包括以下環節努力的礦井。 I believe most of them each to be totally informational, without any contained opinion:我相信他們大部分是各完全信息,沒有任何內容的意見:
My one other contribution to BELIEVE is that I have chosen to sometimes highlight specific text, particularly in very long articles. When there is a point that I thought particularly significant, I have highlighted it, even though the original author did not. In my own experience of reading thousands of VERY long articles, I have discovered that sometimes I have accidentally glossed over something important.我的另外一個貢獻,相信的是,我選擇,有時突出的具體文本中,特別是在很長的文章時,有一點,我認為特別重要的意義,我已經強調,即使原來的作者沒有,在我自己體驗閱讀數以千計的很長的文章,我發現,有時我不小心輕輕帶過某些重要的東西。 An example is the subject of the Childhood of Jesus.一個例子是,課題的童年耶穌。 It is a truly interesting work from the late 1800s that is THOUSANDS of pages long!這是一個真正有趣的工作,從1800年代末期,這就是好幾千頁長! Even the excerpt I have included in BELIEVE would print out to around a hundred pages!連節錄我已列入相信,會打印出約一百個頁面! My efforts in highlighting some text is NOT meant to alter the intent of the text, but to help clarify it.我的努力,突出了一些文字,不是為了改變原意的文字,而是為了幫助澄清一下。 Serious students should ignore such highlighting.嚴重的學生應迴避這樣強調。


On a personal level, I am generally soft-spoken.就個人層面而言,我一般說話溫柔。 I have quite a sense of humor.我有相當的幽默感。 I respect the intelligence of people (until proven otherwise!), so that I seldom think it necessary or appropriate to aggressively try to cause anyone to come to a specific opinion.我尊重智慧的人(直到證明否則! ) ,讓我很少認為有必要或適當的積極嘗試,以引起任何人到了一個具體的意見。 I believe that if any person is given sufficient accurate information, that person is capable of coming to the proper conclusions on his/her own.我相信,如果任何人獲得足夠準確的信息,這個人是有能力來正確的結論,對他/她自己。 In this regard, BELIEVE is just a natural extension of me!在這方面,相信只是一個自然延伸了我!

Along the theme of our small Church, I try to LIVE a Christian life and not just be spouting impressive words on Sundays!沿著這個主題我們的小教堂,我嘗試過的基督徒的生活,而不只是被噴令人印象深刻的話,星期日! As an example, it took me nearly a year to build up enough confidence to first do the following.作為一個例子,我花了將近一年,以建立足夠的信心,首先要做到以下幾點。 I finally did in June, 2001, when I was in the checkout line at K-Mart.我終於在2001年6月,當我在結帳線凱瑪特。 The man behind me in line seemed really nice, and he was clearly very tired for having just gotten off his shift at a factory.該名男子在我後面,在網上似乎真的很好,而他顯然很疲憊,因為剛剛起步,他轉向在一間工廠。 He was buying work boots, for around $35.他的工作,買靴子,大約為35元。 I asked him if it would offend him if I offered to buy them for him.我問他,如果這樣做得罪他,如果我願意買他。 He and several cashiers and other customers seemed to just STOP!他和幾個收銀員和其他客戶似乎只是阻擋的! No one seemed to understand!沒有人似乎明白! So I explained to him that I felt the Lord had been very, very good to me in my life, and I believe that the Lord expects each of us to treat our neighbors far better than we commonly do.因此,我向他解釋,我覺得上帝已經很,對我都很好,在我的生活,而我相信,上帝期望我們每個人都必須善待鄰邦,遠勝於我們共同做的。 My gesture along that line is to make such an offer.我的姿態沿著這條路線,是使這種要約。 It is not as though a Pastor of a tiny Church is loaded with cash!這不是因為雖然牧師和一個小教堂是裝有現金! But where on Sundays, we Ministry are always mouthing off to people regarding how to be Christians, THIS is meant to be a personal demonstration of what that might look like!但如果在星期日,我們教育部經常唱衰小康,以人對於如何成為基督徒,這是一個個人證明了什麼可能樣子!

The man was hesitant but then agreed.該男子猶豫,但隨後表示同意。 Once I had paid for his boots, and I handed him the receipt for them, he suddenly hugged me briefly!有一次,我曾出錢讓他的靴子,我把他交給了收據,他突然擁抱我簡略! The experience, of behaving like a Christian is supposed to, made ME feel great!經驗後,對行為就像是一個基督教假定,使我感到很大! The man said he could not wait to go to work the next day to tell the other workers about this event!該男子說,他不能等待到第二天的工作告訴其他工人了解這個事件! And even the cashier seemed really happy about what had happened!甚至收銀員似乎真的開心,發生了什麼事!

Since then, I have made similar offers in grocery stores around 80 times in the following 7 years.從那時起,我也提出了類似的優惠,在雜貨店約為80倍,在隨後的7年。 Roughly half of those people have allowed me to do that.大約有一半的那些人,讓我這樣做。 A couple have gotten offended, one even telling me that he could pay for his own groceries!一對夫婦走上得罪了,有人甚至告訴我說,他可以付出自己的雜貨! Others have declined simply because they saw it as just too weird!有的乾脆拒絕,因為他們認為這實在太怪異了! It is sad that when someone tries to demonstrate good Christian behavior, that people sometimes find that cause for suspicion.這是很可悲的,當有人試圖表現出善意基督教行為,人們有時會發現令人懷疑。 Some clearly would think I would have gotten a soapbox out and started Preaching to them!一些顯然會認為我得到了非常soapbox出來,並開始鼓吹他們! Others clearly were sure that I was somehow intending to trick them and that I MUST only be doing that in order to get something back for myself.其他人顯然被肯定我是有點有意欺騙他們,我只是必須這樣做,為了拿東西回自己了。

I have a couple guidelines before making such an offer.我有一對夫婦的指引,才作出這樣的優惠。 There cannot be any cigarettes or alcohol in the groceries.不能有任何香煙或酒精在食品雜貨。 The total bill needs to be in the $20 to $50 range.總法案必須在20元至50元之間。 The person needs to seem either pleasant or where the attitude might be brightened from darkness by such a gesture.人的需要似乎不是愉快的,或在態度可能點亮了從黑暗走向以這樣的姿態。 And basically food items being bought and not frivolous things like charcoal or dogfood!基本食品項目正收購不會無聊的東西,像木炭或dogfood !

I have made the same offer at a Subway Sandwich shop, maybe 150 times so far, and nearly all have allowed me to do my Good Deed!我已作出了同樣的優惠,在地鐵三明治店,也許150倍,到目前為止,幾乎所有的都讓我做我的好事! Only an Illinois State Cop seemed to get offended!不僅是一個伊利諾伊州扶貧似乎動怒!

In several grocery stores and several Subways, the cashiers gradually got to know me and that I might make such an offer.在一些雜貨店和幾個隧道,收銀員逐漸讓人認識我,我可能會做出這樣的提議。 So often when the person might show some immediate fear or confusion, the cashier now tends to reassure the person with something like "Oh, he does this sometimes!"所以往往當這個人,可能會出現一些切身恐懼或混亂,出納,現在往往為了安撫人的東西一樣, "哦,他這是否有時" !

Personally, I suspect that such an event might accomplish far more Christian Teaching than even some of my very best Sermons!我個人來說,我猜想,這樣的活動可能會在更多的基督教教義甚至比我的一些最好的說教! A number of the people have told me that they would some day do the same for someone else!一些群眾告訴我,他們將有一天做同樣的,為別人! Wow!哇! Can it get any better than that?能得到任何比這個更好? Of getting people to PLAN some future Christian behavior toward some other stranger?讓人民來計劃將來某基督教行為,對其他一些陌生人?


Pastor Carl Johnson牧師卡爾約翰遜
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