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WCF 5.5 — Pastoral Comments

5.5  The most wise, righteous, and gracious God doth oftentimes leave, for a season, His own children to manifold temptations, and the corruption of their own hearts, to chastise them for their former sins, or […]

《西敏信条教牧简释 5.3》

5.3 上帝在祂通常的护理中使用各种工具1,但祂也可自由而行,照祂所喜悦的,不用工具2,超乎工具3,反乎工具4 。

WCF 5.3 — Pastoral Comments

5.3   God, in His ordinary providence, maketh use of means,1 yet is free to work without,2 above,3 and against them,4 at His pleasure.

《西敏信条教牧简释 5.2》

5.2 虽然,就上帝(祂是始因)的预知和预旨而言,万事万物都毫不变更、绝无错谬的发生1 ,但是祂用同一护理,统管它们,根据诸次因的特征,使它们或是必然地,或是自由地,或是偶发地发 生2。

WCF 5.2 — Pastoral Comments

5.2   Although, in relation to the foreknowledge and decree of God, the first Cause, all things come to pass immutably, and infallibly;1 yet, by the same providence, He ordereth them to fall out, according to […]

WCF 5.1 — Pastoral Comments

5.1 God the great Creator of all things doth uphold,1 direct, dispose, and govern all creatures, actions, and things,2 from the greatest even to the least,3 by His most wise and holy providence,4 according to His infallible foreknowledge,5 and the […]

《西敏信条教牧简释 4.2》

4.2   上帝在造了其它一切受造物之后,就造人,有男有女1,有理性和不灭的灵魂2,按祂自己的形像赋予知识、公义和真圣洁3,并把上帝的律法写在他们心里4,使他们有能力遵行上帝的律法5;但是,上帝让他们有自由按自己的意志行事,而这意志又是可变的,因此便有干犯律法的可能性6。除这写在他们心里的律法以外,他们还领受了不可吃分别善恶树上的果子的禁令;他们遵守这命令时,就与上帝相交,以此为乐7,又对万物拥有治理的权柄8。

WCF 4.2 — Pastoral Comments

4.2  After God had made all other creatures, He created man, male and female,1 with reasonable and immortal souls,2 endued with knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness, after His own image;3 having the law of God written in their […]

WCF 4.1 — Pastoral Comments

4.1  It pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,1 for the manifestation of the glory of His eternal power, wisdom, and goodness,2 in the beginning, to create, or make of nothing, the world, and all things […]

WCF 3.8 — Pastoral Comments

3.8  The doctrine of this high mystery of predestination is to be handled with special prudence and care,1 that men, attending the will of God revealed in His Word, and yielding obedience thereunto, may, from the […]

《西敏信条教牧简释3.8》

3.8  预定论是一崇高的奥秘,因此,对于这一教义我们要特别谨慎,并留心处理1,好叫那些听从上帝在圣经中所启示的旨意的人,可以从他们有效蒙召的确实性,得以确信自己在永世中蒙了拣选2。如此,这教义就为那些真心顺服福音的人,提供了赞美、敬畏和爱慕上帝3,谦卑自己、殷勤做工的根据,并使他们得着丰富的慰籍4。