基督的靈-第二篇-聖靈的浸-第07段

論到聖靈的浸,有些問題可能是我們不容易答覆的,而且眾多解經家的答案也不盡相同。常見的問題例如:「五旬節那日新生的召會領受了聖靈澆灌,是否就是靈浸應許的完整應驗,它是否是一次賜給所有信徒的唯一靈浸?還是使徒行傳其餘部分記載的三次聖靈降臨事件,如發生在八章撒瑪利亞的信徒、十章哥尼流家中的外邦人、以及十九章以弗所的十二個門徒身上的聖靈降臨,也該被算為『祂要將你們浸在聖靈裏』之應許的分次應驗?」另一相關的問題又如:「神給每一個重生之信徒蓋上聖靈的印記,是否算是他個別的靈浸?或者該如某些人所說,這只是對那一次完成之福分的後來領受?靈浸到底是一次賜給全體信徒的福分,或者是能夠重覆賜給不同信徒、並且能夠更新賜給已受聖靈者的福分?」面對上述這類難以答覆的問題,我們應當能透過本書一系列的查讀,從神的話中找到亮光,幫助我們得到答案。然而,非常重要的是,我們不該一開始就讓自己被這些次要的問題所佔據,此刻我們應當全心專注於神要我們學習的重大屬靈課題,也就是在「聖靈的浸」的傳講中,下述兩個特別重要的課題。

In regard to this baptism of the Spirit there are questions that we may not find it easy to answer, and to which all will not give the same answer. Was the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost the complete fulfillment of the promise, and is that the only baptism of the Spirit, given once for all to the newborn Church? Or is not the coming of the Holy Spirit on the disciples in the fourth of Acts, on the Samaritans (Acts 8), on the heathen in the house of Cornelius (Acts 10.), and on the twelve disciples at Ephesus (Acts 19), also to be regarded as separate fulfillments of the words, ‘He shall baptize with the Holy Ghost’? Is the sealing of the Spirit given to each believer in regeneration to be counted by him as his baptism of the Spirit? Or is it, as some say, a distinct, definite blessing to be received later on? Is it a blessing given only once, or can it be repeated and renewed? -In the course of our study we shall find light in God’s word that may help us to a solution of difficulties like these. But it is of great consequence that at the outset we should not allow ourselves to be occupied with points as these, which are after all of minor importance, but fix our whole hearts on the great spiritual lessons that God would have us learn from the preaching of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. These are specially two.



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