2022/04/18『Which is Easier? 哪一樣容易呢?』

2022/04/18『Which is Easier? 哪一樣容易呢?』






The international fellowship has been going through The Alpha Course, a set of videos designed to provide basic instruction and spark discussion about core topics in Christian faith.

Students have evidently found the material inspiring, because they have had endless questions and comments from the somewhat simple to the profoundly difficult.

Some questions are hard to answer. I know that answers exist in various forms and flavors, but I’m not always sure what my answer is.

But that doesn’t bother me.

It can be hard to accept uncertainty about important questions. But given the nature of who we believe God is, it is inevitable that there are answers we won’t find or couldn’t understand even if we found them.

When that happens, what can we do? Well, we must learn to trust in what we don’t know because of the things we do know. I may not know all the answers, but I know who I believe in. Jesus uses the same idea when he healed a paralytic in the face of complaints from a group of religious teachers:


”9 Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk’? 10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the paralytic— 11 “I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home.” 12 And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”


Which is easier? Where my sight fails — for I cannot see sins forgiven — I must walk by faith. And where I walk by faith, I walk not in my own power but because he who promised is faithful.

國際學生團契這學期持續地使用Alpha 課程,這是一系列關於基督教信仰核心主題的影片,主要目的是提供基本引導並引發討論。




我們可能很難接受重要問題之中的不確定性。 但考慮到我們相信上帝的本質,不可避免的是,我們可能無法找到答案,或者即使我們找到了答案,我們也無法理解。

當這種情況發生時,我們能做什麼? 好的,我們必須在所知道的有限內容之上,學會去相信我們不知道的東西。 我可能不知道所有的答案,但我知道我相信的是誰。



9對癱子說‘你的罪赦了’,或說‘起來,拿著你的褥子走’,哪一樣容易呢?10然而為了要你們知道人子在地上有赦罪的權柄,他就對癱子說:11我吩咐你,起來,拿起你的褥子,回家去吧。”12那人就起來,立刻拿著褥子,當眾出去了。眾人都非常驚奇,頌讚 神,說:“我們從來沒有見過這樣的事。


哪一樣容易呢?在我看不見的地方——我看不見罪已被赦免——我必須憑信心而前行。 並且在我憑信心前行之處,我不是倚靠自己的力量,而是因為那位應許人的 神是信實的。

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