Genesis 2

Genesis 2 – 22 Sep 2013

To help us understand Genesis 2, we shall ask 3 questions as follows:

让我们用三道问题来了解创世纪2章。

– Question 1: “What’s so special about the 7th day of the world?”- verses 1-3

安息日有什么特别?

– Question 2: “What was Adam called to do in the Garden of Eden?” – verses 4-19

神要亚当在伊甸园里做什么?

– Question 3: “How did God create Adam & Eve?” – verses 20-25

神使怎样创造亚当和夏娃?

Question 1 “What’s so special about the 7th day of the world?”

安息日有什么特别?

Firstly, God rested & all of creation was at rest in Him.

神歇了下来,创造物都在神里得到安息。

What does it mean that God rested on the 7th day?

神在第7天安息了—这是什么意思?

If I were to ask reverently, why did God need to rest?

我们应该虔诚的问:神需要休息吗?

Did it mean that God was tired?

这代表神累了吗?

Certainly not!

的确不是。

How do we know?

我们怎么知道?

Isa 40:28 tells us that “He (that is God) faints not, neither is weary”.

“创造地极的主宰不会疲乏也不会困倦”

And Psalm 121:4 says that “…God doesn’t slumber nor sleep..”

“保护以色列的不打盹(dun3)也不睡觉”

God needs no replenishing the way we need to be replenished.

神不像人一样需要补充精神

So what does it mean that “God rested on the 7th day”?

神在第7天安息了—这是什么意思?

The hint is in verse 3 which says that “God blessed the 7th day and sanctified it…”

上帝赐福给第七天,将其定为圣日

It was a day where He was distinctly no longer doing the work of creation.

那天,神停止了创世的工作

Instead, He was ENJOYING all the good of His Creation!

他反而在欣赏自己的创造

If you trace the 6 days of creation recorded in Gen 1, you will find a clearly recorded distinct end to every single day.

在前六天,每当一天结束,圣经都会明确的说明。

But for the 7th day, there is no record of its duration or length.

但在第7天,圣经没有明确说明那天几时结束。

It was just a continuous period of delightful heavenly order.

这种神奇美妙的规律似乎一直持续。

There was no unhappiness; there was no sickness; there was no sin.

那段时间没有伤心,没有病痛,也没有罪。

Best of all, man was walking in constant communion with God – the Father, Son & Holy Spirit.

人一直和天父,耶稣,圣灵有亲密的交通。

It was just an indescribable state of peace & rest.

我们无法完全的描述着种和平与安息

And I want you to notice that there was not even a command given in Gen 2 to worship God on the 7th day.

创世纪2章也没有吩咐我们要在安息日崇拜神。

The command came only in the book of Exodus through Moses.

只有在出埃及记,摩西吩咐以色列人在安息日敬拜神。

Why? Because in Gen 2, there was no need for such a command.

为什么?因为在创世纪2章的时代里,没必要有这种吩咐。

Man was having the constant presence of God.

神一直与人同在。

God rested & man was also at rest in God on the 7th day.

在创世的第七天,神写了下来,人也在神里得到安息。

What’s so special about the 7th day – secondly, God used the law of the Sabbath to teach us what we’ve lost

安息日有什么特别?神用安息日指出我们到底失去了什么。

I want you to realise that we’ve lost this rest in God since man fell into sin.

当人堕入罪恶之后,我们失去了在神里的安息。

And the whole work of our Lord Jesus Christ is focused on bringing us back to that state of rest described in Gen 2.

耶稣的工作就是要把我们带回创世记2章的安息。

You see, most of us don’t even know or care about what we have lost.

我们许多人不知道自己失去了什么。

Why is that the case?

为什么会这样?

Let me try to illustrate this:

让我说个比喻。

Supposing, I am a chain cigarette smoker.

假设我是烟鬼

Whenever you get near me, you smell the horrible smell of smoke & you hate it.

每当你靠近我的时候,你就闻到又重又臭的烟味。你觉得很反感。

But you know what? A smoker like me can’t understand people like you.

可是你知道吗?像我这样的烟鬼是不会了解你的感受。

I can’t understand why you can’t stand my smell of smoke.

我不明白为什么你受不了我的烟味。

And as a smoker, I hate the laws which ban smoking in certain places.

身为烟鬼,我讨厌禁止吸烟的法律。

You see, when we are in sin, we are all like these smokers.

你们看到了吗?当我们在罪恶之中,我们像烟鬼一样。

The bible says that our “..throat is an open tomb…” – Rom 3:13

我们的喉咙是敞开的坟墓

What does an open tomb smell like?

当坟墓被敞开的时候,味道如何?

If you have smelled dead rats, it’s worse than that – the bible says that’s how foul we are.

那味道比死老鼠还要恶心。圣经说,我们就是因为罪而多么的污秽。

But our eyes are blinded & we can’t see this and we cannot understand why God is against us.

因为我们盲目,我们看不到这一点。我们也不明白神为什么针对我们。

And we don’t even bother that we will end up in hell in this state.

我们也不在乎自己会因此堕入地狱。

But the good news is that God did not leave us in that state.

好消息是神还是在乎我们。

God used types and symbols in the old testament to show us how He will restore us to Himself.

神在旧约圣经里用预像和象征来传达他将怎样拯救我们。

So through Moses, He gave us the 10 commandments.

通过摩西,神赐给我们10戒命

And one of these commandments – the 4th commandment says “remember the Sabbath and keep it holy”

其中的第4条戒命说:“要记住安息日,守为圣日

What’s so special about the 4th commandment?

第4条戒命有什么特别?

It’s a symbolic reminder of the rest we’ve lost in God.

因为它提醒了我们,我们失去了神里的安息

What did the Jews have to do to keep the Sabbath holy?

犹太人该怎么收安息日?

No travelling, no trading, no buying, no cooking & these apply to you, your family, your servants & all your animals!

不许出国,不许做买卖,不许做饭。你,你家人,你仆人,甚至你家里的动物都需要守。

And the true child of God knows that there is no way we can keep the Sabbath holy.

神真正的子民知道他是无法守安息日为生日。

But if you want to get back to that state of rest on the 7th day of the world, you have to keep all 10 commandments!

但是如果我们要回到创世后安息日的状态,我们需要守每条戒命。

And you have to do this in your thoughts and actions every day, every second & forever!

我们需要每时每刻在行为和思想上守每一条戒命。

I don’t know about you, but that is something that I can never do.

我不知道你能不能,可是我肯定做不到。

And guess what? I am not alone.

你知道吗?不是我一个人。

There’s a whole list of men & women mentioned in Heb 11 who also could not keep the 10 commandments.

希伯来书11章所提到的男女都守不了10戒

But yet, the Bible calls them “heroes of the faith”.

可是,圣经还是把他们称为信仰的英雄

Why? Because they learned to look in faith to one Man who kept the 10 commandments.

为什么?因为他们信靠唯一能守完10戒的人

Heb 4:10 says “..he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.”

因为人进入上帝的安息,就是歇了自己的工作,好像上帝歇了祂的工作一样

Jesus has completed His work of salvation for us.

耶稣已经为我们完成拯救的事工

Jesus has kept all the commandments when He was here on earth.

耶稣在世的时候完全守住了每一条戒命。

The Bible says that through faith in Jesus, all that He has accomplished is imputed to us – Rom 4:24.

圣经说:当我们相信耶稣,他所争取的一切都归于我们

So we don’t have to depend on our ability to keep the 10 commandments to be restored back to God.

所以我们不必靠守完10戒来与神和好

Instead, we believe in Jesus as the One who will represent us before God.

反而,我们需要相信耶稣为我们的中保

So, have you given your life to Jesus?

你把生命交给耶稣了吗?

If you have not, you are in danger of ending up in hell & this is no laughing matter.

如果你还没有,你有可能堕入地狱。这不是可笑的事。

Jesus told a parable about a rich man in Luke 16.

耶稣曾在路加福音说了财主的比喻

The rich man ended up in hell and he regretted not repenting when he was alive.

这财主堕入地狱之后,非常后悔自己在世上的时候没有悔改。

And it was a regret that he could never recover from because in hell there is no second chance.

他也只能永远的后悔因为一旦在地狱里,他再也不会有机会悔改。

You are all smart people; you know how to get the best sales & offers in town.

你们都是聪明人。你们知道哪里大减价,哪里买的东西超值。

There is still a chance for you to repent and turn to Jesus.

你还有机会悔改,还有机会转向耶稣

Don’t miss out on this great offer of salvation!

不要错过耶稣的邀请

What’s so special about the 7th day of the world? We celebrate the salvation of God through Jesus Christ.

安息日有什么特别?我们用安息日来庆祝耶稣为我们的来的拯救

Remember the analogy of the smoker I gave you earlier?

记得我刚才所提到的烟鬼吗?

The man who has given up smoking will love clean air.

烟鬼一旦戒了烟,就会非常喜欢新鲜的空气

He loves the laws that forbid the sale of cigarettes because he knows they were meant for his good.

他会非常的感谢并且爱惜禁止售卖香烟的法律因为他名白这是为了自己的好

In the same way, the Christian will love the laws of God.

同样的,基督徒一定爱惜神的律法

The Psalmist says in Psalm 1:2 “…his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day & night”.

“只喜爱耶和华的律法,昼夜默诵”

The Christian doesn’t keep the laws to get to heaven.

可是基督徒守律法不是为了进天国

But he loves the laws because Jesus says “..if you love Me, you will do what I command you” – John 15:14

你们如果照我的吩咐去做,就是我的朋友

And so the Christian keeps the laws of God because he loves Jesus.

所以,基督徒守神的律法因为他爱耶稣

Now, the 4th Commandment is special because it reminds us of the rest in God that we had lost.

第4条戒命是特别的,因为它提醒我们,我们失去了在主内的安息

But, we don’t keep the Jewish Sabbath (which is on a Saturday) to earn salvation.

犹太人把星期六守为安息日。和我们并不同

In fact, Col 2:16 says “..let no one judge you in food or in drink, or a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths.”

所以,不可让人在饮食、节期、朔(shuo4)日[a]或安息日的事上批评你们

But we celebrate the Lord’s Day – the first day of the week, the day that Jesus rose from the dead.

我们把周里的第一天守为安息日 – 因为耶稣是周里的第一天死里复活。

Why do we do this?

我们为什么这样做?

Because the new testament Church gathered on the 1st day of the week.

因为新约的教会也是在周里的第一天聚会

You will read this in Acts 20, 1 Cor 16 & Rev 1.

That’s the day that we should set aside to enjoy the presence of God together with His people.

所以我们选择那一天来和神的子民一起享有神的同在

That’s the day that we celebrate the restoration of the rest spoken of in Gen 2.

所以我们选择那一天庆祝创世记安息的恢复

That’s the day that we celebrate our salvation out of love for what Christ has done for us.

所以我们选择那一天庆祝基督为我们争取的拯救。

And so, on Sunday, we will do anything that glorifies God & help us remember the work of Jesus Christ.

所以,每逢主日我们会尽量的荣耀神,也尽量的提醒自己耶稣所完成的工

Instead of asking what we shouldn’t do on Sunday, we should be asking “What does my love for Christ ask me to do?”

我们不应该问我们在主日不能做什么?我们应该问:因为我爱基督,我该做什么?

This should be the day of all days in which we find our greatest delight.

这应该是我们一周里最开心的一天

If you don’t enjoy the Lord’s Day, it may be that you don’t appreciate the glory of your salvation.

如果你在主日里找不到喜乐,那是因为你不珍惜你的拯救。

So let us examine how we are spending the Lord’s Day for the glory of God & the good of our souls.

为了神的荣耀,为了我们灵魂的健康,让我们都检讨自己的主日是怎么过

Now, I have a piece of homework for you.

我现在要给大家一项功课

Have you noticed that our current calendar system is based on a 7-days week?

我们现在的日历用7天来组成一周。

This is what you call the ISO 8601 standard (ISO stands for International Standards Organisation)

这是国际性的一种标准

I want you to find out why our calendars are organised in weeks of 7 days.

我要大家会去研究为什么日历一定要用6天组成一周。

Why isn’t our weeks organised in multiples of 5 or 10 days?

一个星期为什么不能有5天或10天呢?

Wouldn’t that be easier to sum up to 365 days in a year?

如果用5天或10天组成一周,一年365天不是比较容易算吗?

I encourage to do some research on this.

请大家会去研究研究

And you will discover truths that will confirm one of the creation ordinances of 6 days work & 1 day rest recorded in Gen 2.

你就会明白神为什么立了6天工作1天休息。

And that brings me to our 2nd question for today.

我们来到今天早上的第二道问题

Question 2: What was Adam called to do in the garden of Eden? – v4-19

神要亚当在伊甸园里做什么?

1) Firstly, Adam was called to tend the Garden planted by God – v15

耶和华上帝把那人安置在伊甸的园子里,让他在那里耕种、看管园子

Where was this Garden of Eden that God planted?

神所创造的伊甸园在哪里呢?

V10-14 tell us that it is somewhere in the locality of modern day Iraq.

10-14节告诉我们这可能在我们现代的伊拉克里

But the location is not the focus of this passage, so I’m not going to spend much time on it.

可是这不是重点。我不会花更多的时间。

Instead, we want to understand Adam’s job in managing this garden.

我要大家明白亚当在伊甸园里的工作。

When the youths in our midst were young & in Sunday school, some of them will tell me “I want to be a truck driver”, “I want to be a fireman”, “I want to be a policeman”.

我们当中的年轻人小的时候,他们在主日学李曾经告诉过我,他们长大后要当司机,消防员或警察。

But no one said “I want to be a gardener”.

可是没有人会说他要做一名园丁。

So, I figured most of you will not think highly of Adam’s job.

我就从那里知道你们不重视亚当的工作

But what exactly was Adam to do in tending this garden?

亚当在伊甸园里的工作到底是什么?

Well, amongst the things he was to do, he had the privilege of naming all the animals.

他其中的任务就是要为各种的动物起名字。

In the Jewish culture, names convey the meaning of one’s true nature.

在有太传统里,名字代表个性

For example, the name “Immanuel” means “God with us” – which in effect is exactly who our Lord Jesus is.

例如:以马内利的意思是神与我们同在。这的确是耶稣的本性。

So, Adam was not just going through the motion of naming the animals out of fancy – cow, donkey, elephant, etc.

所以,亚当不能随意的乱给动物起名。

Implied in this task is the effort of understanding the true nature of each of the animals.

他需要真正的去了解不同动物的本性

So Adam was a true scientist.

所以说:亚当是名真正的科学家

He studied the animals’ characteristics & how they can be employed to support the work in the garden.

他研究了动物的特征,也设法用动物来帮忙栽培院子

And Adam was to discover all that was in God’s garden.

神园里的不同植物也等着亚当去研究。

In this way, he was fulfilling the calling of having dominion over all the earth.

这就是神给亚当的任务,就是要管理地球上一切的生物

At the same time, his job was not about demonstrating how great a scientist he was.

可是科学不是亚当真正的工作。

Instead, it was about discovering how great the creation of God was and to give Him the due glory.

反而,亚当真正的任务是要了解神的创造无多么的奇妙,并且把荣耀归给神。

Dear students in our midst, I know you are stressed about the exams you are in the midst of taking.

亲爱的学生,我知道你们正因为考试而感到非常压力

I want to tell you that I was very poor in my studies until I became a Christian.

我还没信主之前,我成绩很差劲

When my eyes were open, I was simply hungry to discover more & more about this great world that God created.

可是当我信主之后,我眼睛被打开了。我很想知道也很想学到神使怎么创造我们的世界。

It was not just about science; it was also about the systems & models on which societies were built.

这不只关系到科学,也关系到历史,政治,经济等等

And I was no longer trying to memorise text books but trying to discover & understand this great world of God.

我不再死背课本。反而我天天想了解的就是神所创造的伟大世界

And I found myself praising God as I realised how my subjects of study were linked in this whole world.

当我领悟到自己的学业跟着世界息息相关的时候,我赞美神。

And that should be the whole purpose of your education.

这应该是你教育的目标

Not just to ensure that you are employable in the future.

教育的目标不单单是为了让你以后能够找到一份好工作

But to help you realise that God’s creation is good & that you should give Him all glory as the Creator.

教育也应该让你明白神的创造多么美妙。你是应该把荣耀归给神。

My desire for you is not just that you will do well in your exams – I assure the Church has been praying for you in this aspect.

教会里许多人都在为你祷告。可是你不但要考好。

My desire for you is that you will discover God even as you study because you are studying His creation.

你也要在学业上了解神和他的创造物。这是我的心愿。

2) What was Adam called to do in the Garden of Eden? Secondly, Adam was called to continuously abide in God.

神要亚当在伊甸园里做什么?亚当要顺从神,并且常在神里面。

God told Adam in v17 that he should not eat of the “tree of the knowledge of good & evil”.

神在17节里吩咐亚当不可吃那棵分别善恶树的果子

Was there anything magical about this tree?

这棵树有什么神奇?

Was this an apple tree that Adam eventually ate from, resulting in the Adam’s apple in a man’s throat?

亚当就是因为吃了这果子才让男人生了喉结吗?

No, there’s nothing magical about the tree.

这书没什么神奇的

And there is nothing in the bible that says it was an apple tree.

圣经也没说这是一颗苹果树。

This is how I would interpret this “tree of knowledge of good & evil”.

我个人是这样理解分别善恶树的果子

What is “good”? – Not to eat of the tree – that’s good!

善是什么?不吃树上的果子就是善。

What is “evil”? – To Eat of the tree – that’s evil!

恶是什么?吃了树上的果子就是恶。

This tree was simply a reflection of Adam’s obedience to the revealed will of God.

这棵树反映了亚当到底有没有遵守神明确的旨意。

And Adam did not have to work his way towards obedience or perfection.

亚当不必行善,让自己成圣。

He just needed to continue in his current rest in God.

他只需要持续他在神里的安息。

That’s all he was to do.

就是那么简单

And if he did not do that, “he will surely die” – v17.

如果他不留在神安息里,他必死。

And unfortunately, in Gen 3, we were told that indeed he died spiritually & physical death also came into the world.

创世纪3章告诉我们他的确在属灵上死了。肉体的死亡也进入了世界。

He lost that rest and presence of God described in Gen 2.

他失去了了创世纪2章的安息,也失去了神的同在

But I want to tell you that Jesus, the 2nd Adam continued in total obedience to God.

可是耶稣,也就是第二个亚当完全的顺服神。

And because of that, Jesus lives.

也因为这样,耶稣一直活着

And because He lives, we who believe in Him will also live because His obedience is imputed to us.

因为耶稣还活着,凡是相信耶稣的人也会永远活着,因为他的顺从归给了我们

We no longer die like Adam did; we have eternal life in Jesus Christ!

我们不会像亚当那样的死。我们会在耶稣基督里有永生

That’s the good news of the gospel!

这就是福音的好消息

Adam was called to continuously abide in God.

亚当在伊甸园里的任务就是要顺从神,常在神里面。

Are you abiding in Him through Jesus Christ? Let us examine ourselves.

你正通过耶稣在神里面吗?让我们自我检讨。

Question 3 – How did God make Adam & Eve? (v20-25)

神使怎样创造亚当和夏娃?

1) Firstly, how did God make Adam? Adam was made from the dust of the ground – verse 7

神怎么创造了亚当?耶和华上帝用地上的尘土造了人

In a sense, man is like the animals because the animals were also made from the ground – v19.

从这个角度,人和动物一样,因为动物也是从地上的尘土所造

But the absolute difference between man & animals is the fact that man has a soul.

可是人有灵魂,动物没有

And this soul is eternal.

着灵魂是永恒的

And this soul will either spend eternity in heaven or in hell.

这灵魂会永远的在天堂或低于

But the same cannot be said of the animals.

动物就不一样

Because they are not made in the image of the living God.

因为他们不是按照神的形象而造

And they do not have the breath of God in them.

他们没有神生命的气息

And because of this, there were no animals who could be a comparable helper to Adam – v18

所以,动物当中,没有一直能够做亚当相配的帮手

I want you to note that v18 does not say, “Adam needs children, let’s get him a wife”.

我们要注意,18节没有说到:亚当需要孩子,我们为他找一个妻子

Instead, it said “it is not good that man should be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

反而,神说:那人独自一人不好,我要为他造一个相配的帮手

So the glory of man is that the woman was made for him.

所以,女人是男人的荣耀,因为女人是为男人而造

The humility of man is that he is incomplete without the woman.

男人需要谦卑,因为没有女人,男人就一直不完整。

The glory of woman is that only she can complete a man.

只有女人才能让男人完全,这是女人的荣耀

The humility of woman is that she was made for man.

女人要谦卑因为她是为男人而造

And this is the glorious balance that God put in place in His creation order.

这就是神在创世的规律里的伟大平衡。

2) Secondly, how did God make Eve? Eve was created from a rib in Adam

神怎么创造夏娃?夏娃是由亚当的肋骨而造的

Here in the Garden of Eden, the first surgical operation was conducted.

历史上第一个手术就是在伊甸园开的

Adam was given “natural” anaesthesia & he slept while God took one of his ribs & closed the flesh – v21.

耶和华上帝使那人沉睡,然后从他身上取出一根肋骨,再把肉合起来

And out of that rib, God made a woman.

神就是这样用肋骨造了女人

Those studying biology – let me tell you that this is why you will find only the “y” chromosomes in the cells of a woman.

凡是读生物学的,这就是为什么我们在女人的细胞里只能找到Y染色体

But if you examine the cells of a man, you will find both the “x” & “y” chromosomes.

但男人的细胞里有Y 和 X 的染色体

Because from a man, you have everything that is necessary to make a woman.

因为女人是从男人而造的

But you can never make a man from a woman.

你不能用女人造男人。

Matthew Henry put it this way:

亨利马太

“The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam;

女人是从男人的肋骨中产生的

Not made out of his head to rule over him,

不是用他的頭骨來成為他的頂頭上司

Nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him,

不是用他的腳骨來被他踩

But from under his arm to be protected by him,

而是他的胳(ge1)臂下被他保護

And near his heart to be loved by him and be a help to him.”

靠近他的心臟(zang4)被他愛

And this is the marriage union that God instituted at the beginning – one man & one woman.

这就是神自古以来立下的神圣婚姻。一男一女。

Whenever this order is violated, problems will surface.

当着持续被违规的时候,许多问题就开始出现

So young men & women in our midst, there is nothing to be shy about to desire marriage when you are mature enough.

当中的年轻那女,当你成熟后,不要因为盼望结婚而感到害羞

But take note of this: it was God who instituted marriage.

可是我们要记得神立了婚姻

Therefore, God should be at the apex of the marriage relationship.

所以神要做你们婚姻的头

The man & woman can only grow closer to each other when each of them grow closer to God.

只有靠近神,南方和女方才能更靠近彼此

If you want a happy marriage, you must have a spouse whose one desire is to grow closer to God.

如果你要有幸福的婚姻,你需要一位寻求更亲近神的伴侣。

I’ve seen many miserable people whose lives are ruined because their marriage was unequally yoked.

我已经看过太多次,基督徒的生命被毁因为他们的伴侣不信主。

When I was working in Korea, I had a secretary who was from a Presbyterian Church.

当我在韩国出差的时候,有一位秘书来自长老派教会

One day, she was looking very downcasted, so I asked her what’s wrong.

有一天,他看起来非常沮丧。 我问他发生什么事。

She said her boy friend was too engrossed with his family business and did not want to join her in Church.

他回答说她的男朋友太专注自己的家庭企业,也不要他加入教会

I found out that he was not a Christian & I said to her “I don’t think it is wise for you to continue with him.”

当我明白他不是基督徒的时候,我告诉她:你不应该跟他继续来往

And guess what – she actually took my advise and left him.

他听了我的劝告,离开了这个男人

But she was visibly happier after that.

过后他就开心多了

Some time later, she got attached to another young man from her Church & the 2 of them were happily serving in the choir together.

过了不久,他和教会里的另一个男子在一起了。他们两在教会的诗班一起侍奉

3 years ago, she sent me her wedding invitation card.

三年前,我收到婚礼的邀请

And this was what she wrote to me: I will always remember your advise to think “long term”. Thank you.

里头她写了:我一定会记得你的劝告:那就是要为长远的将来着想。谢谢

I was really happy for her.

我为他感到非常高兴

The fact is, that’s not my advise; it’s just what the bible says.

事实上,这不是我的劝告。这是圣经的劝告

“Be not unequally yoked…..” 2 Cor 7; Prov 4:14-15 “Enter not into the path of the wicked…avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it….”.

不要和非信徒同负一轭 2 Cor 6:14, 不要涉足恶人的道,不要行走坏人的路; 要避开,不可踏足,要绕道而行

My advise for those of you who are not yet attached – don’t even start any relationship with an unbeliever.

凡是还没找到男朋友女朋友的,我劝你们不要和飞信徒有感情

It will save you alot of heartaches; it will gain you alot of blessings.

这回让你省了很多心痛,争取许多多祝福

For the sake of a promising future ahead, I exhort each of you to adhere to what God instituted in Gen 2.

为了充满希望的未来,我鼓励你守创世纪2章的教导

Please do not be afraid to seek help from either uncle Paul or myself in this important aspect of your life.

若你在这重要的人生方面需要帮助,请问我或牧师

It is absolutely crucial that you get this right.

你在这方面一定要做得对

Finally, let me tell you what I read very clearly in Gen 2.

最后,让我告诉大家我在创世纪2章读到什么

A human being is either a man or a woman.

人一定是男的或女的

There is no in-between called a gay or a lesbian.

没有在中间的,也没有同性恋

Therefore, a man must behave as a man and a woman as a woman.

所以,男人就要做男人,女人做女人

It is a terrible sin to blur this distinction because this is NOT how God created us.

这不是神怎么创造我们的。若要把他们混乱就要是深深的违背神

So in our respective spheres of influence, we must stand firm against the movements that go against this order of God.

在我们不同的生活圈子里,我们需要同志运动的进展,因为这位被了神的规律。

I want to tell you that the gay moment is trying to take root in Singapore disguised in the name of “human rights”.

同志运动正想要以人权的假名在新加坡扎根

Countries like the United States may use membership into the WTO to pressurise a small nation like ours to change our laws.

美国可能用世贸组织的会员权利给我国压力更改关于同志法律

If they succeed, they would have struck at the heart of the fundamental building block of our society – the family.

若他们成功的话,他们就成功地打击了社会的基石那就是我们的家庭

For the sake of the glory of God, I ask all of you to stand firm against this movement and pray that God will have mercy upon our children and children’s children.

为了神的荣耀,我要求大家抵挡这种同志运动。一起求神怜悯我们的孩子和咨询。

Let us close by singing hymn ___ “The Church’s One Foundation”.

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