聖經360: 聖賢教育(360 Bible Verses: Teachings of the Saints and Sages)
This historian Rodin once said: “The western civilization was founded upon the Christian faith,it was the Christian faith that brought us the barbarians to the state of civilization; should we deny the Christian faith, then we, though once were civilized ones will be thrown back to the status of barbarity.”
The core of the Christian faith is in the Bible, and the core of the Bible is the compassion and love for humanity. When practiced in daily life, they are called ethical relations, morality, and the education of causality. The Bible has been handed down to the Jewish people through the generations as the precious Canon for self-development, family harmony, and ruling of the nations. It has been the lifeline that holds the Jewish and their faith together.
The truth testified by the stories of the ancient saints and sages in the Old Testament is the education of moral, ethical relationships, and the law of cause and effect. In the New Testament,Jesus and his disciples re-enacted such truth through themselves. The material civilisation and the advanced science and technology in today’s western society are the fruition of the Bible’s teachings and transformations.
We have now neglected the Christian faith and are blindly pursuing material comforts and high technology. This is the cause for our impetuous and insecure minds, and for the turbulence and the
lack of tranquillity in today’s world.
The survival of humanity is now at stake. The British historian and philosopher Arnold J. Toynbee once said: “
How can we restore world order so that everyone can live in God’s peace and joy? We must take our faith seriously and regain our understanding of the Bible.
In the busy and fast-paced modern society, it is almost impossible to ask anyone to read the entire Bible. In order to facilitate the study of the Bible, three hundred and sixty verses has been excerpted, which are concise, easy to read, and can be said as
a condensed version of the essence of the Bible. Spending a few minutes everyday reading one passage (for 360 days) has the same effect of reading the entire Bible in a year.
Not only is it important to be familiar with the verses but one should also memorise and remember the teaching of the verses by heart. We should implement the new verse learnt each day in our life, in our work and interactions with others, and should abide by such standards of conduct. The teachings should be followed and reverently practiced. We should endeavour to end all evil, cultivate goodness and correct mistakes from the past. So let us put aside our old selves and put on our new selves. (Romans 8:5—6) “Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.”
Transformation of one single person can change a family, transformation of a family can change a community or a society, and the transformation of a society can drive the whole world to change and ultimately bring forth a new age. God loves the common people, so how does He love them? Those of us who entrust faith in Him ought to live out His love. We should love this world as He would and become His ambassadors. In this way, God will be amongst us.
Love should be equal, regardless of one’s race, culture, political affiliation, religion, or whether one is poor or rich, noble or common. Such love is the true Catholicism. All religions, ethnicities and countries should treat each other with equality, co-exist in harmony and mutual love, and always help one
The education of religions can resolve global conflicts and adversities; thereby bring true and lasting happiness to humanity and offer this world everlasting peace and prosperity. Let us inherit, advocate and continue Jesus’ undertakings of salvation. May the gospel return and the love of the God remain in this world!. So please, let us work together to achieve this goal.
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