基督教 Christianity

 

‘I give you a new commandment,
that you love one another.
Just as I have loved you,
you also should love one another.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.’

– John 13:34‐35

 

 

Christianity

Christianity is the world’s largest religion, taking many different forms. An ‘Abrahamic’ faith, which grew out of Judaism, it shares the longing for, and active commitment to, God’s ‘kingdom’ of ‘shalom’ (love, peace and justice for all).

Centred on the historical person of Jesus of Nazareth and the continued significance of his life, teaching, death, and resurrection, it has 3 main bodies: Catholic (the largest group), Orthodox & Protestant/Reformed. Its holy scripture is known as ‘the Bible’ (66 books of teaching, history, law, prophecy and spirituality, variously interpreted by different Christians).

Key beliefs are:

◎ ‘love God (with all that you are) and love your neighbour as yourself’ (‘the two great commandments’)

◎ One God who is Creator of all, but best known as the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit)

◎ in Jesus, God is fully revealed in human form, fulfilling Hebrew prophecies and offering ‘the Way’ to the ‘fullness’ of life, truth & love

◎ through Jesus Christ the powers of sin and evil are overcome by God’s love, offering forgiveness and salvation for all of creation

◎ by sharing in the community of Jesus Christ, human beings can grow like Jesus and share in his transformed life, here & after death

 

基督教

基督教是世界上最大的宗教之一,其亦採取許多不同的形式。 來自信仰猶太教 的亞伯拉罕,它藉由分享渴望,積極承諾,渴望神的「沙龍」的國度,即是(愛、和平與正義總體)。藉由以耶穌,拿撒勒人。他的教導,死亡和復活的史蹟為中心,和他生命持續的教義。

基督教它有三個主體:天主教(最大群體),東正教和新教/改革。它的聖經被稱為「聖經」(六十六本教學書籍,歷史,法律,預言和靈性,不同基督徒的有不同的解釋)。

其關鍵信念是:
◎愛上帝(與你同在)和愛你的鄰居就像你自己一樣(兩大誡命)。
◎神是惟一的創造者,最好的被稱為三位一體(父、子和聖靈)。
◎在耶穌裡,在希伯來的預言裡承現神以人的形式充分顯露出來,為生命的“豐滿”提供“道路”真相與愛。
◎通過耶穌基督所創造的寬恕和救恩,邪惡、罪惡和權力將被上帝的愛所克服。
◎通過分享耶穌基督的社區,人類可以像耶穌一樣成長並分享他死後重生的生命。