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笔记:为何要相信预定论

为何要相信预定论?Poster

由「福音文化中心」于明晚3月3日(周六) 晚7点半假PJ信义楼举办神学讲座︰《为何要相信预定论》,刚刚听完,真是很好。这也是我第一次用Evernote做笔记,因为有Galaxy Nexus Ice Cream Sandwich的multitasking,让一切变得非常容易。想到上载我的笔记及录音,让没有机会到现场的弟兄姐妹们能受益。

预定论是圣经所教导其中一个非常重要,但却难用理性完全理解,更是难以清楚讲解的教义。但,了解预定论给予信徒在苦难中存盼望的心、在面对信仰的生活考验时,不至灰心丧胆,对救恩有把握,并却在多灾多难的时代中,因深信神在掌权,以致遇难不惊。

李健安博士在此讲座中,将给这难以讲解、难以理解的「预定论」课题,深入浅出、富生活意义的讲解。

笔记

以下是简短笔记,供配合录音使用。

预定论
罗9

神的主权
人的自由意志

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#世人:宿命论fate
苦难没有价值
消极人生

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#神定论
背后是有位格的神

位格之间的交流

出埃及记 3:7-10 CUNPSS

耶和华说:「我的百姓在埃及所受的困苦,我实在看见了;他们因受督工的辖制所发的哀声,我也听见了。我原知道他们的痛苦, 我下来是要救他们脱离埃及人的手,领他们出了那地,到美好、宽阔、流奶与蜜之地,就是到迦南人、赫人、亚摩利人、比利洗人、希未人、耶布斯人之地。 现在以色列人的哀声达到我耳中,我也看见埃及人怎样欺压他们。 故此,我要打发你去见法老,使你可以将我的百姓以色列人从埃及领出来。」

神是爱
神不是罪恶的源头,一切都是好的

不能用人的眼光来审查好和不好
罗马书 8:28 CUNPSS

我们晓得万事都互相效力,叫爱 神的人得益处,就是按他旨意被召的人。
Romans 8:28 KJV

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

不会把恶加在我们身上
希伯来书
积极人生
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神的主权
没有犯罪-与他道德属性作为他外在的限制
灵恩派:圣灵不受限制?神愿意受自己限制eg-道成肉身-受时空约束
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#自由
自由是相对的
别人的自由是你的自由的外在界限

自由内在的反合性
当你正在用自由时你就没有自由了

inter limiting nature

不自由才是自由
example 交通灯

罗马书 6:20 CUNPSS

因为你们作罪之奴仆的时候,就不被义约束了。

真理必叫你们得真自由
人的主权降服在神的主权里

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亚米念
人的主权更大
不相信犯罪后人还有真自由
信心出于人—-问题:人会变
就恩是神人合作

信心是善行?
以弗所书 2:8-10 CUNPSS

你们得救是本乎恩,也因着信;这并不是出于自己,乃是 神所赐的; 也不是出于行为,免得有人自夸。 我们原是他的工作,在基督耶稣里造成的,为要叫我们行善,就是 神所预备叫我们行的。

信心是神所赐的
不可能成救恩失落
救恩的确据
神的意愿和能力没有距离
神全然智慧,不会做错决定

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预定论圣经根据
以弗所 1:4-11
etc rf book
罗马书9
罗马书 9:11-24 CUNPSS

双子还没有生下来,善恶还没有做出来,只因要显明 神拣选人的旨意,不在乎人的行为,乃在乎召人的主。)  神就对利百加说:「将来,大的要服事小的。」 正如经上所记:雅各是我所爱的;以扫是我所恶的。

这样,我们可说什么呢?难道 神有什么不公平吗?断乎没有! 因他对摩西说:
我要怜悯谁就怜悯谁,
要恩待谁就恩待谁。

据此看来,这不在乎那定意的,也不在乎那奔跑的,只在乎发怜悯的 神。 因为经上有话向法老说:「我将你兴起来,特要在你身上彰显我的权能,并要使我的名传遍天下。」 如此看来, 神要怜悯谁就怜悯谁,要叫谁刚硬就叫谁刚硬。

这样,你必对我说:「他为什么还指责人呢?有谁抗拒他的旨意呢?」 你这个人哪,你是谁,竟敢向 神强嘴呢?受造之物岂能对造他的说:「你为什么这样造我呢?」 窑匠难道没有权柄从一团泥里拿一块做成贵重的器皿,又拿一块做成卑贱的器皿吗? 倘若 神要显明他的忿怒,彰显他的权能,就多多忍耐宽容那可怒、预备遭毁灭的器皿, 又要将他丰盛的荣耀彰显在那蒙怜悯、早预备得荣耀的器皿上。 这器皿就是我们被 神所召的,不但是从犹太人中,也是从外邦人中。这有什么不可呢?

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第一因,第二因
神的主权
人的自由意志

自由意志是伦理道德的基础

法老王十灾
1-5 法老心刚硬
6-10 神使法老心刚硬

人灭亡责任不在神身上
人灭亡是因为罪(车祸&救护车的例子)

神使慈爱,为什么有人灭亡?
强调神慈爱,忘记神的公义
神是公义,每个人都要死
最重要:恩典
工作,一千银子的例子。
不配得而得的是恩典
人不配得,全是恩典

神爱世人
pic
解释:不是每一个人,是每一类人

不愿一人沉沦
put in context
彼得后书 3:1-4, 8-9 CUNPSS

亲爱的弟兄啊,我现在写给你们的是第二封信。这两封都是提醒你们,激发你们诚实的心, 叫你们记念圣先知预先所说的话和主救主的命令,就是使徒所传给你们的。 第一要紧的,该知道在末世必有好讥诮的人随从自己的私欲出来讥诮说: 「主要降临的应许在哪里呢?因为从列祖睡了以来,万物与起初创造的时候仍是一样。」 亲爱的弟兄啊,有一件事你们不可忘记,就是主看一日如千年,千年如一日。 主所应许的尚未成就,有人以为他是耽延,其实不是耽延,乃是宽容你们,不愿有一人沉沦,乃愿人人都悔改。

解释:愿每个预定的人都的就。若神提前来,后面神的就没机会悔改。

预订,为什么传福音?

罗马书 10:9-15 CUNPSS

你若口里认耶稣为主,心里信 神叫他从死里复活,就必得救。 因为,人心里相信就可以称义,口里承认就可以得救。 经上说:「凡信他的人必不至于羞愧。」 犹太人和希腊人并没有分别,因为众人同有一位主;他也厚待一切求告他的人。 因为「凡求告主名的就必得救」。

然而,人未曾信他,怎能求他呢?未曾听见他,怎能信他呢?没有传道的,怎能听见呢? 若没有奉差遣,怎能传道呢?如经上所记:「报福音、传喜信的人,他们的脚踪何等佳美!」

信道是从听道来的
神愿意用我们传福音,给我们机会
五饼二鱼

约翰福音 6:5-6 CUNPSS

耶稣举目看见许多人来,就对腓力说:「我们从哪里买饼叫这些人吃呢?」(他说这话是要试验腓力;他自己原知道要怎样行。)

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Rare Earth, Lynas & What are We Expecting (Updated)

UPDATE: Added new infographic. who doesnt love infographic?

What is Rare Earth?

To understand rare earth, here is a great awesome easy to understand video by Hank Green in SciShow.

Useful infographic about the Lynas case.

Save Malaysia Stop Lynas Infographic visual.ly joshuatly.com
Click for large picture

When I first know about Malaysia is having a rare earth refining facility in Kuantan, I thought OH Malaysia have rare earth, and this will make Malaysia pretty rich, but it happened to not to be true.
Lynas
, Australian rare earths mining company is the one who is processing the rare earth in Kuantan… well, that is NOT good. This will only make those few 1% of the people behind this very rich and causing a big problem to the rest of us.

I hope that our voice to stop Lynas to process rare earth in Malaysia will be heard, and they will get out of our country.
STOP LYNAS!

joshuatly2012

Source for infographic: Visual.ly

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WHAT? NO MONEY!?!

I seems to rant too much on my blog, but whatever, its my blog. I didnt actually expect anyone to read them, but i’ve made it public just to earn some ad money LOL. But apparently quite a lot of people did read my last super long rant post, and respond to them, personally and through comments. they are really useful. Especially my family members, they had been really supportive and helpful to me. Well, i just need a place to rant and express myself. I know what is best for me, or if i dont know, i know God do. So i have no much worries about my future, I know He will lead my way.

This blog post will probably end up as another rant post, where i rant about myself, again. hehe. and you, leave or read. its my blog, i can do whatever i want. wahaha

Well, its not new to me that im not good at managing my own time and self control. I seems to do a lot of things i like to do, but many of those thing are not what i need to do. One good way to control myself is deadline. If i set no deadline for one event, that project will probably never get finish.

But recently, i found out i have another problem, which is i seems to have problem managing my own money. I seems to spend quite a lot of money and i dont aware of that. I found out since i start using Paypal and debit card, i seems to spend a lot than i should be. I think im doing good on spending cash, since when I spend cast, i “feel” the pain of doing so, but not though online transaction.
I found myself had been spending probably a bit too much on Steam games, buying VPS and domains, and digital goods. Well, some of that is needed but some of them are not.
I’ve come to realize this because i keep track of part of my purchases on a Google Docs spreadsheet, and i can see the total amount is…. quite shocking. And my bank account seems to always empty.

I GOT TO do something about this. Spending money on the internet had been too easy and seems to be a problem to me. So before it got anymore worse, MUST FIX THIS!
Things to do to fix this:
1. Put my money into fixed deposit, so i cant spend them that easily. haha
2. Track all my spending. Will try to track all my daily spending using this app on android starting tomorrow. Probably this will give me a clear idea where i spent too much on.
3. Cut cost. Yea cut cost. I’ve been paying a bit too much on my internet connection (well, most of the time my dad pay the bill…), i have 4mbps internet at home, mobile internet (digi postpaid), and sometimes Yes4G. All of these can add up to RM250++ for my internet connection along. OMG, thats a lot.
So, i switch to umobile 28 now, with the hope of reducing my mobile internet connection, and not to use Yes4G that a lot.
4. Wait longer before buy something. Impulse buy is one of the reason that i spent too much. THINK before spend on something, is that what you need or what you want.
On big gadget spending, i do plan my spending, and most of the time, i’ve figured out that is something i want, not something i need and ended up not buying it. But for the small small amount like few USD, i’ll need to think twice before spending those few USD. because few USD + few USD become a lot MYR already. No wonder my bank account bleed.
5. write more blog post, or do some more freelance job to earn some mooneh! (this one is tricky since i had to learn manage my time better, between working and studying… and of cos playing)

Something on my to-buy list where its still under consideration is that what i need or what i want:
1. iPod Touch – I just want to try out why is the iOS ecosystem so success, since i never own an ios device. Well, see if i get one under the christmas tree…
2. Tablet – I’ve wanted to buy an android tablet for a while, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 seems to be my choice, but still, i cant find a good reason to own it. Wait till i’ve sold my netbook. Speaking of that, im selling my HP Mini netbook. If you are interested, let me know!
3. New phone? Galaxy Nexus is my wanted gadget… ice cream sandwich os… well, i think my current phone (desire z) is getting a bit slow, and dont think will even get ICS anytime soon (or will run it smoothly). Wait till samsung bring it to malaysia.

I just bought my NAS, 2 bay NAS 2tb x2 + D-Link DNS-320 (second hand used 1 week from Felix), cost me a bit less than RM900. There goes all my adsense money of the year… Well, i needed it so much, my hdd is full, and its hard to find cheap hdd now thanks to the thailand flood. Glad im still manage to get some littlebit overpriced but not ridiculous 2x priced old stock hdd. (RM330 for 2tb seagate green, not bad right?) If i dont buy now, i wont be able to get it for another 8 months before the price of hdd goes down…
My original plan is to get a 4 bay NAS with 2tb x4 or 3tb x4, but thanks to the flood… zzzzzz

Oh, i still need to buy a pair of earphone, mine spoilt weeks ago, and now using my home earphone… haiz…

Yup, conclusion, need to control my spending. Hopefully my tricks do work lah.

About managing time, anyone have any good app that “gamify” your to do list? Or i will use Google Calendar lah. I think there are a few on iOS. Any recommendation? I hate deadline, but without it, i cant get anything done. I think this is one thing that i’ve learnt from my college life. Hahaha

So fast december come d… end of the year, and soon i’ll have my exam, and one month plus break before my next semester start.
Had to start planning on what to do on that break. Got some projects that i got to finish during that period. And planning to go travel somewhere for a few days… where leh? any suggestion? Anywhere in malaysia…

Thats all for now, hopefully next time wont be ranting anymore, and write something more “useful”. But still, this is my blog. 😛

joshuatly2011

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