基督的靈-第一篇-區別「一個新靈」與「神的靈」-第06段

今日的召會中普遍存在著這種情形:聖靈很少被看作與父並與子同等,很少人知道父和子唯有透過聖靈這一神聖的人位才能被人真正得著並認識,很少人知道召會唯有在聖靈裏面才能得到她的美麗和她的福分。回想16世紀改教時那段令人稱頌的歷程,那時基督的福音得到了辯護證實,脫離了人靠自己義行可以得救的可怕誤解,藉此信徒在神聖恩典中享有的自由才得以維持。到了接下來的世代,召會就受託在這一根基上繼續建造、成長,目的無非是要讓神恩典的豐富,可以藉著耶穌之靈的內住而彰顯在信徒身上。然而,截至今日,召會仍然過度停滯於她所已經領受的,但論到聖靈要臨到信徒,並要引導人、聖別人、加人能力等教訓,在我們福音派的教導和生活中卻未佔據該有的地位。

It is generally admitted in the Church that the Holy Spirit has–not the recognition which becomes Him as being the equal of the Father and the Son, the Divine Person through whom alone the Father and the Son can be truly possessed and known, in whom alone the Church has her beauty and her blessedness. In the Reformation, of blessed memory, the Gospel of Christ had to be vindicated from the terrible misapprehension which makes man’s righteousness the ground of his acceptance, and the freeness of Divine grace had to be maintained. To the ages that followed was committed the trust of building on that foundation, and developing what the riches of grace would do for the believer through the indwelling of the Spirit of Jesus. The Church rested too content in what it had received, and the teaching of all that the Holy Spirit will be to each believer in His guiding, sanctifying, strengthening power, has never yet taken the place it ought to have in our evangelical teaching and living.



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