2014.05.16【英译中】来自上帝的信函(五)

发表于:2014-05-16 19:02 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

A 30-DAY GUIDE FOR NEW BELIEVERS
by JOHN D. BECKETT
新信徒30天导航

INTRODUCTION

简介
In the late 1960s, I had an experience that changed my life. The family business I had recently joined encountered some major problems -- the sudden death of my father, who had founded the company, and shortly after that, a fire that did incredible damage to our manufacturing facility. Before these traumatic events, I thought I could handle even the toughest challenges without help -- including God's help. But this young, self-assured MIT engineering graduate was now not so confident. I didn't have answers to these crushing setbacks ... just lots of questions. That's when I became a committed follower of Jesus Christ. Later I discovered He had actually made me for companionship with Himself. I was simply "coming home" to One who deeply loved and cared for me.

That decision, when I yielded my life to Jesus, transformed me in ways I could not possibly have imagined. If I'm not mistaken, you have taken a similar step -- indicating a decision to follow Christ as a result of visiting one of several Internet websites that tell the message of God's love and present the way toward personal transformation.

在二十世纪60年代末,我经历人生转变。我刚加入的家族企业面临大麻烦。----我父亲,公司的创立者,突然去世,不久后,我们制造工厂起火,造成难以置信的损失。在这些挫折前,我认为我在不需要帮助的情况下可以处理最棘手的问题----包括不求助于上帝。但是,这个年轻的,自信的麻省理工学院(MIT)毕业生此时不再充满自信。面对这些挫折,我措手无策,一堆问题。就在那时,我开始成为耶稣的追随者。后来,我发现他让我以他为伴。我轻而易举地回到爱我,关怀我的“大家庭”。

我信仰基督教的决定,以我不能想象的方式改变了我的人生。如果我没有弄错的话,你已经实施了类似的一步---在浏览讲述上帝的仁爱和介绍人生转变方式的网站后决定信仰基督教。

You're not alone. In fact, in a remarkable and recent development, tens of thousands of people are becoming believers in much the same way. One site in particular,  tells my story. People have visited this site from all over the world, with over one in eight indicating a desire to follow Christ.

 你不再孤单,实际上,最近发展很快,数以万计的人们以几乎相同的方式成为基督教信徒。一个特别的网站讲述我的故事。世界各国的人浏览该网页,超过八分之一的人表示要信仰基督教。
Now, it's my great desire to help you from lessons I've learned to take the next steps. So surprise! This little guide for the next 30 days is called Next Steps, and it's designed for your personal use. Unless you indicate otherwise, we'll be sending you one installment each day for the next month. Toward the conclusion you will be given links to other material should you desire further study.

现在,我希望基于我学到的帮助你实施下列步骤。如此神奇!后续30天的导航是所谓的“后续步骤”。是为你量身订做的。如果你没有异议,我们将在下个月每天给你一期。最后,如果你想继续学习,你要链接到其他材料。

I've observed this: While the Christian faith is being challenged from many directions, the search for reality and hunger for truth grow. You want to know the meaning of life. You want to understand who God is. You need hope. You're not content with "religion," but want to find a personal and fulfilling relationship -- an intimate bond with Jesus Christ Himself. So incredible is our Lord and the transformed life He offers that it is estimated there are more believers alive today than in all previous periods of human history combined! So welcome to a growing family!

我已经观察到这些:基督教信仰面临其他的挑战,追溯现实,渴求真理。你想知道生命的意义。你想知道谁是上帝。你需要希望。你不满足于宗教,但是寻求个人和充实的关系---跟耶稣亲密接触。估计今天信徒比以往人类历史信徒总和还要多,真难以置信,我们的上帝给予他的子民人生转变。因此,欢迎加入不断壮大的“大家庭”。

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