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<捍衛真道. 責無旁貸>7/15-7/21/13

「此時你若閉口不言,猶大人必從別處得解脫蒙拯救,你和你父家必致滅亡。焉知你得了王后的位分,不是為現今的機會嗎?」(以斯帖記四:14)

“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

默想禱告:七月十六日下午,一群代表芝加哥眾教會及基督徒福音機構的弟兄弟姐妹,與「伊州家庭協會」(Illinois Family Institute)同工們一起舉行首次重要會議,商討策劃十月二十三日在首府「春田」(Springfield)舉辦「反同性婚姻合法化」大型遊行抗議行動,估計接近萬人参加。搞同性婚姻合法化的始作俑者, 現時正是氣焰囂張, 藉不久前最高法院否定加州「維護傳統婚姻修正案」(Proposition 8) 中之重點條款後,想趁此强勢繼續在各州煽風點火,謀求達成全美五十州均懾服其篡改〝婚姻一男一女制度〞的淫威之下。伊州(Illinois)是極具戰略性的一州,去年僅差幾位州議員的投票就通過同性婚姻法案。未能通過的主要原因是由於不分族裔的教會牧師領袖群, 積極帶動信徒以請願、遊行等方式, 向各區議員們發出强烈抗議, 堅守聖經立場,使惡者不能得逞。今年十月是關鍵性時刻,基督徒更加要奮身護道,齊心協力,以防惡者有捲土重來的機會。開會討論中,華人教會願意参與並配合IFI所組織的遊行抗議活動,並將由芝加哥基督教教會聯會(UCCC)釐訂「芝加哥區華人基督徒/教會婚姻宣言」(Chinese Christian Marriage Statement of Metropolitan Chicago), 申明全體華人教會對維護一男一女婚姻制度的聖經立場。感謝主, 越來越多基督徒和非信徒的有識之士漸漸洞悉同性婚姻對社會整體帶來災難性的破壞而開始覺醒。同性婚姻合法,不僅是改寫人類文明歷史, 在現實環境中, 個人家庭每個生活層面亦將被嚴重殃及, 甚至禍延子孫。若基督徒再漠不關心, 或默認妥協, 相信不出十年, 畸型怪異的家庭結構使美國社會變得面目全非,不再是人皆嚮往的移民樂土!「焉 知你得了王后的位分,不是為現今的機會嗎?」我深感北美華人基督徒蒙神大大祝福,身份、地位、學問、財富平均比一般美國人高出一截。所謂「不是猛龍不過 江」,縱然並非每個人都有王后般的尊貴位份,但基督徒在各行業中脫穎而出,博士專家醫生律師一大堆滿街跑,已經是不爭的事實,連美國人也羨煞咱们高收入高 消費高學歷的成就。可嘆的是,一旦面對社會公益事務,或要挺身守護關乎國家民族命運,扭轉危機,堵住林林總總的「道德破口」時,信徒又迅速縮回自家充滿泡 沫舒墊的小被窩, 呼呼大睡, 恍若進入 視而不見,聽而不聞的冬眠狀態。求主速速把我們從「美國夢」中喚醒,響應「末底改」迫切的呼籲,免得我們沉睡在甜蜜美夢中頃刻卻滑入另一場没有終結的噩夢!奉主耶穌聖名祈求,阿們。(陳熾弟兄分享)附圖包括以下教會及福音機構代表:

ï       芝加哥華人基督教聯會代表: 趙約翰牧師

ï       鹽光團契代表: 張紀德博士

ï       生命季刊同工代表: 陳鴻樑

ï       神傳播協會總幹事: 陳熾、黄秋紅

 

Meditation & Prayer: A Christian group of 5 people, consisting of a pastor, laymen leaders and Christian Organization representatives, met with IFI (Illinois Family Institute) President and co-worker team on July 16th to discuss the strategies and action plan to prepare for the upcoming legislative battle against same sex marriage in Illinois. This is the first concerted effort made by the Chicago Chinese Christian Community to show solidarity with our American spiritual body to counteract the influx of sewer-like social pollution in our society. Together with African-American, Hispanic Christian and other ethnic groups, we hope to raise public awareness, and to draw a State-wide attention to the destructive effects inflicted upon our society once same sex marriage law is passed. Our plan includes a rally in Springfield, inside and outside of the Capitol rotunda, with the support of estimated 6 or more thousand protesters on October 23rd. The United Chinese Christian Churches of Chicago (UCCC) is in the process of promulgating adeclaration “Chinese Christian Marriage Statement of Metropolitan Chicago” to affirm our position against same sex marriage and commit ourselves to fight for this cause. Chinese Christians are so blessed by the Lord in this country in every sector of living. But when it comes to defending our faith or getting involved in exercising social justice based on biblical principles, we tend to retreat into our own comfort zone. Like Mordecai said to Esther: “who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Our position is indeed “royal” in a spiritual sense. If we don’t fight”, chances are, we are going to tuck tail and flight”.I sincerely buy in IFI’s call to “Generate a Sense of Urgency and Obligation that will lead conservatives to Overcome their Fears in order to Protect both individuals and society” I pray that we Chinese Christians will tie hands together to form a United front to rally behind this movement, in Jesus holy name I pray, amen. (Brother Mike Chan sharing)

王倚真、楊靜姝、陈炽 神传播協會

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