Gilkey quote 吉爾基

“Religion is not the place where the problem of man’s egotism is automatically solved. Rather, it is there that the ultimate battle between human pride and God’s grace takes place. Human pride may win the battle, and then religion can and does become one more instrument of human sin. But if there the self does meet God and His grace, and so surrenders to something beyond its self-interest, then Christian faith can prove to be the needed and rare release from human self-concern.”  ― Langdon Brown Gilkey

宗教並不是人類自我中心的問題會自動解決的地方,而是個戰場:人類的驕傲自大對決上帝恩典的終極戰場。人類的驕傲有可能得勝,而宗教則淪落為另一個人類用來做惡的工具。但若在宗教裡,人的自我真能認識上帝和祂的恩典,從而降服於比自我利益更偉大的事,那麼,基督教信仰則真是我們需要而又極為罕見的自由:將我們從人類的自私自利中解放出來的自由。 – 藍盾布朗  吉爾基

About R. Lin

依靠主8年。感謝主給我們好老師和好教材,欲將在北美聽到的講道以及課文翻譯成中文與更多朋友分享。提姆凱勒有一句極有趣的話:文是為福音所造。"The ultimate purpose of language is the Gospel." - Tim Keller 福音美兮,願我在這裡的拙文能同大家享受也分享上帝的福音。 現職建築工程業界,禱告順服給上帝使用。 C.S. Lewis Institute Fellow (Chicago Chapter) 魯益師研究院 同仁 Registered Translator in British Columbia (Chinese to English); Translator and interpreter of English to Chinese literature Enthusiast of Christian apologetics, art, culture, history, literature, religion, science, philosophy, design, music, and thoughtful living.
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