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The Bible is a circle of events.  It begins with one man and one woman on this Earth, and it ends with millions of men and women on the New Earth.圣经是首尾相接的。它从地球上的一个男人和一个女人开始,以在一个全新的地球上数百万的男人和女人为结尾。

Below is a summary of the progressive revelation of God for man’s redemption from sin.
以下是神如何把人从罪中一步步解救出来的总结。

Creation of Earth and Man

地球和人类的产生

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
1:1 太初 神创造诸天和地。

Gen 1:27 God created humankind in his own image,in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them.

1:27  神就照着自己的形像造人,照着自己的形像他造了人,他造了男和女。

God’s one commandment and the death penalty

神设立一条如果违反就致死罪的戒命

Gen 2:15 The Lord God took the man and placed him in the orchard in Eden to care for it and to maintain it. 2:16 Then the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat fruit from every tree of the orchard, 2:17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will surely die.”
2:15 耶和华神将那人安置在伊甸园,使他照顾维护。 2:16 耶和华 神吩咐他说:「园中各样树上的果子,你可以随意吃; 2:17 只是分辨善恶树上的果子,你绝不可吃,因为当你吃了你必定死。」

Disobedience and sin entered the world

因不服从而使罪进入世界

Gen 3:6 When the woman saw that the tree produced fruit that was good for food, was attractive to the eye, and was desirable for making one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some of it to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. 3:7 Then the eyes of both of them opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
3:6 女人见那棵树的果子好作食物,也吸引人的眼目,而且渴想它能使人得智慧,就摘下果子来吃了;又给她丈夫,她丈夫也吃了。 3:7 他们二人的眼睛就打开了,才知道自己是赤裸的,便拿无花果树的叶子,编缝以蔽体。

Adam cursed with death and the Earth also cursed

亚当受到死的诅咒而且整个地球人类受到诅咒

Gen 3:17 But to Adam he saidBecause you obeyed your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ cursed is the ground thanks to you;  in painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life3:18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, but you will eat the grain of the field.  3:19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat food until you return to the groundfor out of it you were takenfor you are dust, and to dust you will return.”

3:17 但对亚当说:「你既听从妻子的话,吃了我所吩咐你不可吃的那树上的果子,地必因你受咒诅:你必终身劳苦,才能从地里得吃的。3:18 地必给你长出荆棘和蒺藜来,但你必吃到田间的谷物。3:19 你必汗流满面,才得糊口,直到你归了土,因为你是从土而出的;你本是尘土,仍要归于尘土。」

 Then Adam and Eve had children born in this fallen-sinful condition

亚当和夏娃在这种罪恶的情况下生下他们的孩子

Romans 5:12 So then, just as sin entered the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all people  because all sinned
5:12 这就如罪是从一人入了世界,死又是从罪来的,于是死就临到众人,因为众人都犯了罪。

Animal Sacrificial System for sin is revealed to individuals by the One True God

唯一真神向人类揭示为罪宰杀动物作为祭

Gen 3:21 The Lord God made garments from skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them (after they had disobeyed).
3:21 耶和华 神为亚当和他妻子用皮作衣服给他们穿。

Job 1:5 When the days of their (his children) feasting were finished, Job would send for them and sanctify them; he would get up early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job thought, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s customary practice.
1:5 筵宴的日子过了,约伯会叫他们来洁净他们。他清早起来,按着他们众人的数目献燔祭。因为他说:「也许我儿子犯了罪,心中咒诅 神。」约伯常常这样行。

Animal Sacrificial System is revealed to Moses for the Nation of Israel

神为以色列国向摩西揭示宰杀动物献祭

Lev 16:15 “He must then slaughter the sin offering goat which is for the people. He is to bring its blood inside the veil-canopy, and he is to do with its blood just as he did to the blood of the bull: He is to sprinkle it on the atonement plate and in front of the atonement plate. 16:16 So he is to make atonement for the holy place from the impurities of the Israelites and from their transgressions with regard to all their sins, and thus he is to do for the Meeting Tent which resides with them in the midst of their impurities. 16:17 Nobody is to be in the Meeting Tent when he enters to make atonement in the holy place until he goes out, and he has made atonement on his behalf, on behalf of his household, and on behalf of the whole assembly of Israel.
16:15 随后他要宰那为百姓作赎罪祭的公山羊。把羊的血带入幔子内,弹在赎罪盖的上面和前面,好像弹公牛的血一样。 16:16 他因以色列人諸般的污秽和他们一切的罪愆,当这样为在他们中间的会幕赎罪。16:17 他进圣所赎罪的时候,会幕里不可有人,直等到他为自己和本家,并以色列全会众,赎了罪出來。

Christ was born to save his people as the sacrifice for the whole world

基督降生为救赎他的子民受死

Mat 1:21 She will give birth to a son and you will name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” 1:22 This all happened so that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet would be fulfilled: 1:23 Look! The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and they will call him Emmanuel,” which meansGod with us.”
1:21 她将要生一个儿子,你要给他起名叫耶稣,因他要将自己的百姓从他们的罪恶里救出来。」 1:22 这一切的事成就,是要应验主藉先知所说的话: 1:23 「必有童贞女怀孕生子,人要称他的名为以马内利。」就是「 神与我们同在」的意思。

John 1:29 On the next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
1:29 次日,约翰看见耶稣来到他那里,就说:「看哪, 神的羔羊,那除去世人罪孽的!

Hebrews 10:10 By his will we have been made holy through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
10:10 我们凭这后旨,靠耶稣基督一次性的献上他的身体,就成为圣洁。

Redemption from our sin is by faith in Christ’s life and death on the cross

相信耶稣为我们生和死是唯一得救的途径

Romans 5
1 Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 through whom we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of God’s glory.
5:1 我们既因信称义,就藉着我们的主耶稣基督得与 神相和。 5:2 我们又藉着他,因信得进入现在所站的这恩典中,并且欢欢喜喜盼望 神的荣耀。

Romans 5
6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
7 (For rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person perhaps someone might possibly dare to die.)
8 But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Much more then, because we have now been declared righteous by his blood, we will be saved through him from God’s wrath.
5:6 因我们还是无助的时候,基督就按所定的日期为罪人死。 5:7 (为义人死,是少有的,为好人死,或者有敢作的。) 5:8 惟有基督在我们还作罪人的时候为我们死, 神的爱就在此显明了。 5:9 现在我们既已靠着他的血称义,就更要藉着他免去 神的忿怒。

1 Cor 15:1 Now I want to make clear for you, brothers and sisters, the gospel that I preached to you, that you received and on which you stand, 15:2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message I preached to you unless you believed in vain. 15:3 For I passed on to you as of first importance what I also received – that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, 15:4 and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures
15:1 弟兄姐妹们,我如今把先前所传给你们的福音清楚的告诉你们,这福音你们领受了,也是你们的立场, 15:2 并且你们若不是空泛的相信,紧紧持守我所传给你们的,就必因这福音得救。 15:3 我当日所领受又传给你们的,最重要的,就是基督照圣经所说为我们的罪死了, 15:4 而且埋葬了;又照圣经所说,第三天复活了,

Christ’s physical body was resurrected

耶稣的身体复活

John 20:1 Now very early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been moved away from the entrance. 20:2 So she went running to Simon Peter and the other disciple whom Jesus loved and told them,“They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him! 20:3 Then Peter and the other disciple set out to go to the tomb. 20:4 The two were running together, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and reached the tomb first. 20:5 He bent down and saw the strips of linen cloth lying there, but he did not go in. 20:6 Then Simon Peter, who had been following him, arrived and went right into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen cloth lying there, 20:7 and the face cloth, which had been around Jesushead, not lying with the strips of linen cloth but rolled up in a place by itself. 20:8 Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, came in, and he saw and believed. 20:9 (For they did not yet understand the scripture that Jesus must rise from the dead.)
20:1 七日的第一日清早,天还黑的时候,抹大拉马利亚来到坟墓那里,看见石头从坟墓移开了, 20:2 就跑去见西门 彼得和耶稣所爱的那个门徒,对他们说:「有人把主从坟墓里挪去了,我们不知道放在那里!」 20:3 彼得和那门徒就往坟墓那里去; 20:4 两个人同跑,那门徒比彼得跑得快,先到了坟墓, 20:5 弯腰往里面看,见细麻布条放在那里,只是没有进去。 20:6 西门 彼得随后也到了,直进坟墓里去,就看见细麻布条放在那里, 20:7 又看见耶稣的裹头巾没有和细麻布条放在一起,而是卷着放在别处。 20:8 先到坟墓的那门徒也进去,看见就信了。 20:9 (因为他们还不明白圣经的意思,就是耶稣必要从死里复活。)

John 20:26 Eight days later the disciples were again together in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said,“Peace be with you! 20:27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and examine my hands. Extend your hand and put it into my side. Do not continue in your unbelief,but believe.” 20:28 Thomas replied to him, “My Lord and my God!20:29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are the people who have not seen and yet have believed.”
20:26 过了八日,门徒又聚集在屋里,多马也和他们在一起。门虽锁上了,耶稣来站在他们当中,说:「愿你们平安!」 20:27 又对多马说:「伸出你的指头来摸摸我的手,伸出你的手来探入我的肋旁。不要不信,总要信。」20:28 多马说:「我的主!我的 神!」 20:29 耶稣对他说:「你因看见了我才信吗?那些没有看见就信的有福了!」

Christ’s resurrection is hope for Man’s bodily resurrection

耶稣的复活带给人复活的希望

John 6:40 For this is the will of my Father – for everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him to have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”
6:40 因为我父的旨意是叫每一个见子而信的人得永生,并且在末日的时候,我要叫他复活。」

Acts 24:15 I have a hope in God (a hope that these men themselves accept too) that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.
24:15 并且靠着 神,盼望复活,义人或不义的人都要复活(就是他们自己也有这个盼望。)

1 Cor 15:20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 15:21 For since death came through a manthe resurrection of the dead also came through a man. 15:22 For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.15:23 But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to him.
15:20 但基督已经从死里复活,成为睡了之人初熟的果子。 15:21 死既是因一人而来,死人复活也是因一人而来。 15:22 亚当里众人都死了;照样,在基督里众人也都要复活。 15:23 但各人是按着自己的次序复活:初熟的果子是基督;以后在他来的时候,是那些属基督的。

Philippians 3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven – and we also await a savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 3:21 who will transform these humble bodies of ours into the likeness of his glorious body by means of that power by which he is able to subject all things to himself.
3:20 我们却是天上的国民,并且等候救主,就是主耶稣基督,从天上降临。 3:21 他要按着那能叫万有归服自己的大能,将我们这卑贱的身体改变形状,与他荣耀的身体相似。

1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
4:16 因为主必亲自从天降临,那时有发令的声音,有天使长的声音,又有 神的号吹响,那些在基督里死了的人必先复活。

The current Heavens and Earth will be burned

现在的天空和地球都会被烧毁

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief; when it comes, the heavens will disappear with a horrific noise, and the celestial bodies will melt away in a blaze, and the earth and every deed done on it will be laid bare. 3:11 Since all these things are to melt away in this manner,  what sort of people must we be, conducting our lives in holiness and godliness, 3:12 while waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God?  Because of this day, the heavens will be burned up and dissolve, and the celestial bodies will melt away in a blaze! 3:13 But, according to his promise, we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness truly resides.
3:10 但主的日子要像贼来到一样,那日天必在大响声中废去,众天体都要被烈火镕化,地和其上的物都要赤露了。 3:11 这一切既然都要如此镕化,我们为人该当怎样圣洁、怎样敬虔度日、 3:12 切切仰望 神的日子来到?因为在那日诸天被火烧就镕化了,众天体都要被烈火镕化。 3:13 但我们照他的应许,等候有义居在其中的新天新地。

The unbelievers will be judged with everlasting fire from the presence of the Lord

不信的人将被火惩罚

2 Thessalonians 1:8 With flaming fire he will mete out punishment on those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 1:9 They will undergo the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his strength,1:10 when he comes to be glorified among his saints and admired on that day among all who have believed – and you did in fact believe our testimony.
1:8 他要以火焰报应那不认识 神和那不听从我主耶稣福音的人。1:9 他们要受的刑罚就是永远沉沦,离开主的同在和他权能的荣光, 1:10 这正是主要降临,在他圣徒中得荣耀,又在一切信的人中得敬仰的那日子。你们已经信了我们作的见证。

Finally, Redeemed Man and the New Earth will be in a similar state as the first Man and the first Earth

最终,信的人和新的地球将在像出始的状态

Revelation 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had ceased to exist, and the sea existed no more. 21:2 And I saw the holy city – the new Jerusalem – descending out of heaven from God, made ready like a bride adorned for her husband. 21:3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: “Look! The residence of God is among human beings. He will live among them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them. 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will not exist any more – or mourning, or crying, or pain, for the former things have ceased to exist.
21:1 然后,我看见一个新天新地,因为第一个天地不再存在了,海也不再有了。 21:2 我又看见圣城新耶路撒冷由 神那里从天而降,预备好了,就如新妇装饰整齐,等候丈夫。 21:3 我听见有一个大声音从宝座出来说:「看哪! 神的居所在人间,他要与人同住。他们要作他的子民, 神要亲自与他们同在。 21:4  神要擦去他们每一滴眼泪,不再有死亡、哀悼、哭号、疼痛,因为以前的事都不存在了。」

 

 

 

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