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CHANCE 运气


If life is an accident, it cannot conceivably have any purpose, for accident and 
purpose are mutually exclusive.
如果生命只是意外的产物,那就不可能有甚么目标,因为意外发生与目标根本是毫不相干的。

The doctrine of chances is the bible of the fools.
光凭运气的信仰是愚人的圣经。

There is no such thing as chance or accident; the words merely signify our 
ignorance of some real and immediate cause.
Adam Clarke

根本没有「运气」或「意外」的事,使用这样的字眼,只是想忽略真实、切身的原因。

I cannot believe that God plays dice with the World.
Albert Einstein

我不相信上帝在跟这世界玩掷骰子的游戏。

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.
H. Jackson Brown, JR.

机会只与在舞池的人跳舞。

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Tom Peters

机会之窗一现,切莫拉下窗帘。

Take a chance!  All life is a chance.  The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Dale Carnegie

冒冒风险吧!整个人生原是一场冒险。最有成就的通常是愿意去干而且勇于冒险的人。

  
CHARACTER 人格


Circumstances never create character; they merely reveal it.
环境从未塑造一个人的人格,环境只是让人格显示出来而已。

Everything in life is a test of character.
生命中的一切事物均是一个人人格的试金石。

A man's character is accurately measured by his reaction to life's inequities.
一个人的人格借着他面对生活不公之处的反应,就可以十分准确的测量出来。

No amount of riches can atone for poverty of character.
万贯家财亦难弥补人格之贫乏。

Reputation is precious, but character is priceless.
名誉弥足珍贵,人格却是无价。

Reputation is what men think you are; character is what God knows you are.
名誉是他人认为的你,人格是上帝认识的你。

What thou art in the sight of God, that thou truly art.
Thomas a Kempis

在神眼中的你,方为真正的你。

Happiness is not the end of life; character is.
Henry Ward Beecher

幸福不是生活的目标;人格才是。

The fruit of the Spirit is not excitement or orthodoxy; it is character.
G. B. Duncan

圣灵的果实既非灵恩兴奋亦非宝相庄严;而是人格。

The finest test of character is seen in the amount and the power of gratitude we 
have.
Milo H. Gates

想试试你的人格如何吗?很简单,只要看看你感恩的态度是否真诚以及次数多寡就得了。

The Lord knows them that are his by name, but we must know them by their character.
Matthew Henry

上帝凭着名字认识他的百姓,我们则是借着人格辨识上帝的百姓。

Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
Elbert Hubbard

很多人的名誉和他的人格在街道相逢却是不相识。

Material abundance without character is the surest way to destruction.
Thomas Jefferson

没有人格的丰富物质正是通往毁灭的道路。

Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow.  The shadow is what we think of 
it; the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln

人格像棵树,名誉则是树荫。我们以为树荫就是那个人,哪知道树才是真正的那人。

Character is what a man is in the dark.
D. L. Moody

人格是一个人在黑暗中的真我。

CHARITY see also: Generosity; Giving; Kindness 善行


Charity gives itself rich; covetousness hoards itself poor.
善行施舍使人富足,贪婪收藏却是贫穷。

The word 'alms' has no singular, as if to teach us that a solitary act of charity 
scarcely deserves the name.
「救济」这个字没有单数,这正教导我们偶而为之的一次善行根本不配冠以「救济」二字。

Charity is the very livery of Christ.
Hugh Latimer

「善行」正是基督仆人最合身的制服。

The greatest charity in the world is the communication of divine truth to the 
ignorant.
Alexander Maclaren

人间最大善行乃向无知者传扬神圣真道。

The brightest blaze of intelligence is of incalculably less value than the smallest 
spark of charity.
William Nevins

智慧燃放的灿烂焰火由逊善行点燃的微弱火花。

Charity is the best way to plenty; he gets most that gives most.
George Swinnock

「善行」是通往富足的最佳途径,得的最多,给的最多。

True charity is the desire to be useful to others without thought of recompense.
真正的慈善,便是但愿有益于人,而不念其回报。

A man that only translates shell never be a poet; nor a painter that only copies, 
nor a swimmer that swims always with bladders; so people that trust wholly to 
others charity, and without industry of their own, will always be poor.
只会翻译成不了诗人,善临摹南成为丹青大师,老带着游泳圈便不成泳将,因此,完全寄托在
别人的施舍上,而本身不勤劳以赴的人,会永远是一个穷光蛋。

A bone to the dog is not charity.  Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when 
you are just as hungry as the dog.
Jack London

给狗一根骨头不是仁慈。人狗一样饿而还能和狗分享这根骨头,那才是仁慈。

            
CHASTENING see also: Trials 磨练


God always warns before he wounds.
上帝让人受伤之前,必会给予警告。

When God takes away correction, damnation enters the doors.
Thomas Adams

当上帝不再修剪,惩罚随之进门。

God would not rub so hard, were it not to fetch out the dirt and spots that be in 
his people.
Thomas Brooks

若非上帝子民的污垢、斑点多且厚,上帝勿需如此用力擦拭。

God never strikes except for motives of love, and never takes away but in order to 
give.
Francois Fenelon

若非为爱,上帝不会轻易击打,若非为给予,上帝不会挪去。

There is comfort to be found even in God's condemnations.
Francois Fenelon

纵在上帝责难之中,亦能寻得慰藉。

God kills thy comforts from no other design but to kill thy corruption's; wants are 
ordained to kill wantonness; poverty is appointed to kill pride; reproaches are 
permitted to destroy ambition.
John Flavel

上帝杀死我们的安适,只为让我们免于腐朽;按立「缺乏」好杀死我们放荡不拘;安排「贫穷
」好杀死骄傲;使用「责难」毁灭我们的野心。

God's wounds cure; sin's kisses kill
William Gurnall

上帝所加伤痕带来医治;罪恶甜蜜亲吻致人于死。

The bitterest cup with Christ is better than the sweetest cup without him.
Ian MacPherson

基督同在最苦的苦杯尤胜过没有基督的最甜的杯。

The heavenly Father has no spoiled children.
Fred Mitchell

天父上帝不会溺爱孩子。

The sword of justice no longer threatens us, but the rod of parental correction is 
still is use.
C. H. Spurgen

我们虽然不再受公义宝剑的威胁,但是父母管教的家法仍需使用。

The painful pruning knife is in safe hands.
John E. W. Sttot

带来痛楚的花剪握在令人心安的手中。

God parts that and us which would part us and him.
Ralph Venning

上帝挪去我们生命中会使我们与他隔绝的阻碍。

God punishes most when he does not punish.
Thomas Watson

当上帝不再惩罚就是最严厉的惩罚。

CHRISTIAN see also:Christianity 基督徒


A Christian is not a person who has made a new start in life, but a person who has 
received a new life to start with.
基督徒不是在生命中找到一个新起点的人,而是一个得着新生命、展开新生活的人。

Christ's sheep are marked in the ear and the foot; they hear his voice and they 
follow him.
属于基督的羊在耳上、脚上都有记号;他们听他的声音,跟随他的脚踪。

The best Christians we have among us are only Christians in the making.  They are 
by no means finished products.
在我们中间,最好的基督徒是还在建造的基督徒。基督徒是没有最后成品的。

The Christian is called upon to live a supernatural life, and he has been given the 
power to live that life.
Donald Grey Barnhouse

基督徒被呼召过超然的生活,他也被赐予能力能活出这样的生命。

No true Christian is his own man.
John Calvin

在人性之中没有真的基督徒。

The Christian family is entered by calling and evidenced by character.
Herbert W. Cragg

借着呼召得以进入基督徒家庭,而借着人格证明我们在基督徒家庭。

If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to 
convict you?
David Otis Fuller

如果你遭逮捕是因为你是个基督徒,难道这还不够定你的罪吗?

If you are a Christian, you are not a citizen of this world trying to get to 
heaven; you are a citizen of heaven making your way through this world.
Vance Havner

如果你是基督徒,你可不是这世界的百姓,尝试能够到达天堂;你反而是天国百姓,要在这个
世界活出天国样式。

A Christian's life is a state of holy desire.
Jerome

基督徒的生活是渴望圣洁的状态。

Christians are made, not born.
Jerome

基督徒是造成的,不是生成的。

A Christ not in us is a Christ not ours.
William Law

若一位基督不在我们之内,那位基督就不是我们的。

They lose nothing who gain Christ.
Samuel Rutherford

得着基督,万物无损。

A Christian is a strange person.  He is both dead and alive, he is miserable and 
glorious...He grows downwards and upwards at the same time; for as he dies in sin 
and misery, and natural death approaching, so he lives the life of grace, and grows 
more and more till he end in glory.
Richard Sibbes

基督徒是何等怪异的人。他同时是死亦生,既是悲惨又是荣耀,既往下长又向上攀升,他在罪
恶及悲惨中死亡,自然的死亡又渐渐逼近,在这时候,他却在恩典生命中日日成长直到进入永
恒荣耀之中。

To a man who lives unto God nothing is secular, everything is sacred.
C. H. Spurgeon

对于活在上帝之中的人,没有一件是属世的,万物都是神圣的。

The Christian has been transplanted into a new soil and a new climate, and both 
soil and climate are Christ.
James S. Stewart

基督徒被移植到新的土壤及气候之中,这新的土壤及气候就是基督。

The saints are the walking pictures of God.
Thomas Watson

圣徒是上帝的活画像。

CHRISTIANITY - Characteristics 基督教 - 特征


If your Christianity is comfortable, it is compromised.
如果你的信仰生活很舒服,那你一定是妥协了。

There is no such thing as an easy Christianity.  If it is easy, it is not 
Christianity; if it is Christianity, it is not easy.
天底下可没有容易的基督教这回事。如果容易,那就不是基督教;如果是基督教,那就是不容
易。

There is no Christianity without the practice of it.
John R. De Witt

天底下可没有不需要身体力行的基督教。

The proper temperature of Christianity is red-hot.
Alexander Duff

基督教正常的温度应该是炙热非凡。

Christianity is not true because it works.  It works because it is true.
Os Guinness

如果只因为有效而接受基督教,那基督教就不是真的信仰,却是因为它是真正的信仰而有功效

Authentic Christianity is not sophisticated but simple.
R. T. Kendall

真正的基督教信仰不是高深莫测,而是简单易懂。

Christianity begins with the doctrine of sin.
Soren Kierkegaard

基督教始于罪的教义。

Nobody has understood Christianity who does not understand...the word 'justified'.
John R. W. Stott

如果不明白「称义」这两个字,就无法明白基督教信仰。

Justification is the very hinge and pillar of Christianity.
Thomas Watson

称义是基督教的枢纽及栋梁。

Christianity is not merely a programme of conduct; it is the power of a new life.
Benjamin B. Warfield

基督教并非只是一串与众不同的行为模式;而是新生命的力量表现。

Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance.  
the one thing it cnnot be is moderately important.
C. S. Lewis

如果基督教是假的,那它就没甚么重要,若基督教是真的,就无比重要,而没有所谓中等重要
的基督教。

CHRISTIANITY - Definition 基督教 - 定义


Christianity is obedience.
基督教就是顺服。

Christianity is the way of cross...and your blood and sweat may mingle with 
Christ's before your life is finished.
Lionel Fletcher

基督教是十字架的道路...走在其上,你的血汗与基督的血汗交织,直到生命尽头。

Christ plus Christians equals Christianity.
Geoffrey King

基督加上基督徒等于基督教。

'Crucified' is the only definitive adjective by which to describe the Christian 
life.
J. Furman Morris

「钉死十字架」是用来描述基督徒生活的唯一形容词。

Christianity is not a system of doctrine but a new creature.
John Newton

基督教不是一个教条体系,而是一个新人。

Christianity is very much greater than Christian doctrine....Theology can never 
take the place of faith.
Theodore Robinson

基督教远超过信仰教条....神学永远无法信心的地位。

Christianity is the total commitment of all I know of me to all I know of Jesus 
Christ.
William Temple

基督教就是我所知道的全部的我完全委身于我所知道的全部的耶稣基督。

Christianity can be condensed into four words: admit, submit, commit and transmit.
Samuel Wilberforce

基督教可以浓缩成四个字:承认、顺服、委身、传扬。

CHRISTIANITY - Uniqueness 基督教 - 独特性


The distinction between Christianity and all other systems of religion consists 
largely in this, that in these others men are found seeking after God, while 
Christianity is God seeking after men.
Thomas Arnold

基督教和其它宗教的主要差别在于,其它宗教是人在寻找神,而基督教则是神寻找人。

All other religions are oblique: the founder stands aside and introduces another 
speaker...Christianity alone is direct speech.
Soren Kierkegaard

其它的宗教都是间接的:它们的创始者站在一旁介绍另一位讲员...只有基督教是直接的讲述。

Christianity is essentially a religion of resurrection.
James S. Stewart

基督教就基本而言就是传扬复活的宗教。

Christianity ...is the revelation of God, not the research of man.
James S. Stewart

基督教是上帝的启示,而不是人的研究结果。

So Christianity is old, and is getting old every year.  Yet it is also new, new 
every morning.
John R. W. Stott

基督教的确很老,而且年复一年变老。可是基督教又是如此崭新,而且日新又新。

CHRISTLIKENESS see also:Godliness; Holiness 像基督一样


If you are in Christ, and Christ is in you, then the world should see nothing else.
若你在基督里面,基督亦在你里面,除此之外,世人不见他物。

The most deeply felt obligation on earth is that which the Christian feels to 
imitate the Redeemer.
Albert Barnes

世间最深的感动就是基督徒深觉需要效法救赎者。

A Christian's life should be nothing but a visible representation of Christ.
Thomas Brooks

基督徒的生活别无其它,就是成为基督可见的代表。

None can know their election but by their conformity to Christ; for all that are 
chosen to sanctification.
Matthew Henry

除了借着效法基督以外,没有人能知道自己是蒙拣选的;因为基督徒蒙拣选就是为过圣洁生活

The Christian's task is to make the Lord Jesus visible, intelligible and desirable.
Leon Jones

基督徒的任务就是要让主耶稣基督成为世人看得见的、能够了解的,也是愿意追求的。

It is not great talents that God blesses, so much as great likeness to Jesus.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne

没有任何伟大才干能比更像基督来得蒙上帝赐福。

Conformity to the world can be overcome by nothing but conformity to Jesus.
Andrew Murray

唯一能够使人不再效法世界的方法就是效法耶稣。

You and I were created to tell the truth about God by reflecting his likeness.  
That is normality.  How many lies have you told about God today?
Ian Thomas

你我受造原是为了藉反映上帝形象来告诉世人关于上帝的真理。这是无庸质疑的事。只是,你
今天到底说了几个关于上帝的谎言?(意思是,你的行为有多少是与上帝的属性不符合的。)

Our lives should be as many sermons upon Christ's life.
John Trapp

我们的生活当像述说基督生命的千万讲章。

CHURCH - Attendance and Membership 教会 - 参加聚会


Don't stay away from church because there are so many hypocrites.  There's always 
room for one more.
A. R. Adams

切勿离开教会,外头的异端邪说实在太多了,而且还不断的加增。

He cannot have God for his Father who refuses to have the church for his mother.
Augustine

拒绝接受教会为母亲的人,上帝无法成为他的天父。

A person who says he believes in God but never goes to church is like one who says 
he believes in education but never goes to school.
Franklin Clark Fry

一个人说自己相信上帝却从未去过教会,正如同一个人说他相信教育的功能却从不到学校接受
教育。

An avoidable absence from church is an infallible evidence of spiritual decay.
Frances Ridley Havergal

不必要的缺席教会聚会绝对是灵命衰败的证据。

I believe in loyalty to the local church.  I don't believe in that view of the 
invisible church that makes you invisible at church!
Vance Havner

我的信念是忠诚的参加当地教会。我不相信那所谓看不见的教会,还让你成为一个教会见不到
的人。

Those that would enjoy the dignities and privileges of Christ's family must submit 
to the discipline of it.
Matthew Henry

那些享受基督家庭的尊严及特权的人必须同时顺服教会的训练。

A church membership does not make a Christian any more than owning a piano makes a 
musician.
Douglas Meador

光有教会会籍无法让你成为基督徒,就像光拥有一架钢琴无法变成音乐家一样。

We don't go to church; we are the church.
Ernest Southcott

我们不是「去」教会;我们「就是」教会。

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes 
you an automobile.
Billy Sunday

光是去教会无法让你成为基督徒,就像进入车库无法让你变成汽车一样。

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