God’s Answers To Man’s Excuses by Charles Leiter
“I tried calling on God, but He didn’t answer.” Isaiah 59:1-2 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not so short that it cannot save; neither is His ear so dull that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, so that He does not hear.
箴言 30：12 有一宗人，自以为清洁，却没有洗去自己的污秽。
“I don’t see anything wrong with the way I’m living.”Proverbs 30:12
There is a kind who is pure in his own eyes, yet is not washed from his
出埃及 23:2 不可随众行恶……
“Everybody else is doing it.” Exodus 23:2 You shall not follow a multitude in doing evil.
约伯 34:14-15 他若专心为己，将灵和气收归自己，凡有血气的就必一同死亡；世人必仍归尘土。
“I don’t need God.” Job 34:14-15 If He should determine to do so, if He should gather to Himself His spirit and His breath, all flsh would perish together, and man would return to dust.
马可福音 8:36-37 人就是赚得全世界，赔上自己的生命，有什麽益处呢？人还能拿什麽换生命呢？
“I would have to give up too much if I became a Christian.” Mark 8:36-37
What does it profi a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? For
what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
罗马书 14:12 这样看来，我们各人必要将自己的事在神面前说明。
“There are too many hypocrites in the church.”Romans 14:12 So then each one of us shall give account of himself to God.
箴言 29:1 人屡次受责罚，仍然硬著颈项；他必顷刻败坏，无法可治。
“I’ll repent later.” Proverbs 29:1 A man who hardens his neck after much reproof will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.
“I’m just neutral about Jesus.” Matthew 12:30 He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
“I’m a good person.” Luke 18:19 No one is good except God alone.
罗马书 3:10-12 就如经上所记：没有义人，连一个也没有。没有明白的；没有寻求神的；都是偏离正路，一同变为无用。没有行善的，连一个也没有。
“I’ve always tried to live a good life.” Romans 3:10-12 There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands; there is none who seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become useless; there is none who does good; there is not even one.
箴言 14:12 有一条路，人以为正，至终成为死亡之路。
“It doesn’t matter which religion you follow, as long as you are sincere.”
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.
彼得后书 1:21 因为预言从来没有出於人意的，乃是人被圣灵感动，说出神的话来。
“Men wrote the Bible.” 2 Peter 1:21 No prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
箴言 14:6 亵慢人寻智慧，却寻不著；聪明人易得知识。
“The Bible has lots of contradictions.” Proverbs 14:6 A scoffer seeks wisdom, and fids none, but knowledge is easy to him who has understanding.
“Everybody will be saved in the end.” Matthew 7:13-14 Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.
雅各书 2:19 你信神只有一位，你信的不错；鬼魔也信，却是战惊。
“I believe in God.” James 2:19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.
约翰福音 3:3，6-7 耶稣回答说：「我实实在在的告诉你，人若不重生，就不能见神的国。」……从肉身生的就是肉身；从灵生的就是灵。我说：『你们必须重生』，你不要以为希奇。
“I’ve been a Christian all my life.” John 3:3, 6-7
Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born
again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flsh is flsh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, “You must be born again.”’
约翰一书 2:4 人若说我认识他，却不遵守他的诫命，便是说谎话的，真理也不在他心里了。
“Christ is my Savior, but not my Lord.” I John 2:4 The one who says, ‘I have come to know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
路加福音 12:20 神却对他说：『无知的人哪，今夜必要你的灵魂；你所预备的要归谁呢？』
“I have plenty of time to get right with God.” Luke 12:20 But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you.’
哥林多前书 1:18 因为十字架的道理，在那灭亡的人为愚拙；在我们得救的人，却为神的大能。
“The idea of Christ dying for my sins makes no sense to me.” 1 Corinthians 1:18 For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
“God could never forgive me for what I’ve done.” Mark 3:28 Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter.
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P．S．Luke 5:31-32 And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”
Romans 5:6-8 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person
one would dare even to die — but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.