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从陈冠希“绝处逢生”思恩典

任不寐

从陈冠希“绝处逢生”思恩典

(感谢朋友荐稿)

得知阿希信耶稣了,我是又惊又喜。我惊,不是因为阿希曾是娱乐名人,是“艳照门”的主角,而是被上帝的大能震惊,使我不能不从心底里发出赞美:上帝 啊,你真伟大!我喜,一是为阿希能“绝处逢生”而喜,更重要的我喜,是因为上帝的心因一个罪人的悔改得到满足。天使为此歌唱,我当然也要欢喜加入天使诗班 了。

“艳照门”之后,阿希无论是演艺的路,还是人生的路,可谓是走到了绝境。新闻象猫捉老鼠一样,从香港到北美追踪他从人间“蒸发”的踪迹。娱乐八卦更 是不放过人人喊打的机会,不遗余力地挖他的过去,臭他的将来。还有,像我这种从来不是阿希粉丝的人,茶余饭后也时不时嘟囔一句“这种人真该下地狱”,以示 和他不同类。

但是,阿希却在绝处逢生了。竟然,有一个外表看着就欠揍,名叫马正远的人会为阿希“心碎”(My heart broke for this young man when I heard the news)。他为阿希祷告,祈求阿希能“找到上帝的爱”,“得到上帝的饶恕”(find the love of God and forgiveness that is offered through Jesus Christ)。最后,不但阿希接受了耶稣,而且他的家人和他周围的朋友都认识了耶稣。读着马牧师的PRAY FOR EDISON CHEN,ME,AND THE WORLD 我哭了。我为自己的冷酷悔恨,我为上帝无限的怜悯和恩典感恩。

也许,生活在物质世界的人永远也无法明白“被饶恕”的价值,永远也想不明白“恩典”对一个罪人的永恒意义。但是,这正是耶稣给阿希“绝处逢生”的礼物。在耶稣里,阿希被“重建”(restore),在耶稣里,阿希回到原来上帝心意里的“我”。

尽管,马牧师说阿希的心是“真诚”(His heart was genuine)的,他是“真的悔改”(his repentance was true)。遗憾的是,很多人,特别是一些基督徒还是要问“他是真信吗”?“还要看有没有行动”,“XXX也曾宣称是基督徒,其实根本不是”,云云。但 是,我要说:耶稣的救恩不但是真的,而且是有能力的。上帝的恩典不但是真的,而且充满怜悯和爱。

阿希信耶稣也让我想起尼克松总统的特别顾问寇尔森(Chuck Colson)讲过的一个故事。寇尔森曾被邀请参观一所巴西的监狱。那所监狱里有数百名犯人,却只有两名全职狱卒,其他管理人员由犯人选举承担。寇尔森 说:“每间狱室窗明几净,墙上挂着囚犯们自己设计的圣经金句,如诗篇,箴言等。走廊上每个囚犯都面带微笑。那位带我参观的领班自我介绍是位杀人犯”。参观 到最后,那位杀人犯要领寇尔森去参观监狱的“刑讯室”,那位犯人告诉他,这间“刑讯室”已经很久没有用了,现在那里只关了一名犯人。

就在他们走近“刑讯室”的时候,那个犯人突然问寇尔森“你真要看吗?”, 曾参观过上千所监狱,见识过无数形形色色的刑讯室的寇尔森回答:“当然,为什麽不看?”。 那个犯人打开刑讯室的门,寇尔森看见,一个囚犯们亲手雕刻的巨大十字架,和挂在上面的死刑犯耶稣。“他,在替我们所有的罪犯受刑”,那个犯人哽咽地说。 寇尔森说,“从监狱出来,我有了答案:对每一位罪犯来说,今后的一生,都在乎一个神圣的选择”。

这就是上帝的恩典,不在乎人的善和义,而在乎爱罪人,怜悯罪人的耶稣。

Dear Bros and Sis in Christ,

I have a very urgent and special prayer request. For nearly 2 months now I have not announced publicly, even to my prayer team to protect the confidentiality of the fragile situation I am about to tell you. In February the Holy Spirit led me supernaturally to a special young man named “Edison Chen.” He is a famous pop star in Hong Kong and China who recently this year was involved in a internet sex scandal that received worldwide attention. My heart broke for this young man when I heard the news. I prayed for him to find the love of God and the forgiveness that is offered through Jesus Christ. I also prayed that God would use this situation for greater good, somehow to redeem and bless the youth and families of Asia. Through a series of divine circumstances in February God brought me to Edison, I shared the Gospel and God’s personal prophetic word to him and Edison gave his life to Christ. His heart was genuine, his repentance was true, and I was so happy to see a new brother find God’s forgiveness, mercy and grace. God truly loves Edison. The days after, many others in his family and circle of friends came to know Christ. It was a supernatural experience, that only God could orchestrate.

Yesterday night, I found out that one of the largest secular magazines in Hong Kong/Asia had caught wind of Edison’s conversion and wrote a front page story on our friendship. I was very much in shock to hear about this because I had not spoken about this publicly for nearly 2 months. I was more surprised when my contact in Hong Kong told me the article was 100% positive, shared about my own conversion experience, my personal ministry and how Edison is starting a new life and new path in Christ. Honestly, when I heard this news knowing that millions all over Asia would read this uplifting article and possibly find Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, I wept.

I wept with joy for Edison and all the millions in Asia who have been negatively effected by the sin & immorality that was spread. I knew God was restoring Edison, a prodigal son who had returned to his heavenly Father. I wept, because God spoke to me when I met Edison that He would bring greater good from this scandal than evil. That what Satan meant for evil, God would turn for good. I am thankful to God because I know millions who read this magazine will see that God has forgiven Edison Chen and all the victims, showing them His love and mercy. Therefore, those who read this article after realizing that God has forgiven Edison, will also realize that Jesus can forgive their sins and give them hope for a new life in Christ. Please pray that God uses this testimony to bless the masses with the power of the Gospel. Good News is spreading in Asia, Jesus died on the cross and resurrected on the third day so our sins could be forgiven and anyone who believes in Him will not die, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

Now I ask you for prayer. Edison Chen, the Victims and myself need your prayers more than ever before.

Please pray for Edison Chen and others…

1. Pray for protection from media pressure: There is a lot of pressure with an public article like this to perform as a Christian. Please pray that people realize Edison and others who have become Christian are still a work in progress. As I am a work in progress myself. No one is perfect, we are all human and we all need love and forgiveness. God doesn’t expect us to be perfect, but to trust in His mercy and grace. Pray that God would protect this story and situation against gossip, accusation or deception, but only the truth of Jesus Christ would continually be uplifted in the media.

2. Please pray millions of Christians around the world would pray for Edison, his family, the victims to be strengthened in faith, comforted and restored to be a testimony to society in a positive way. Pray that the many victims of this situation would also find faith and forgiveness in Christ.

3. Pray that many who read this article and story would be saved. Pray that those who read this testimony of Edison’s repentance and faith in Christ, my own personal testimony will realize that God loves them also, that they can be forgiven of their sins and have a new life in Jesus Christ. Pray as they realize God has forgiven Edison, He will also forgive them.

4. Pray that my family and I would be a great testimony for Christ. Please pray that God would protect and help me and my family in America and Hong Kong to be good witnesses for Christ. I am returning to Hong Kong in May for ministry and I need God’s wisdom in how to talk about this story to others so that they see Christ and not me or anyone else. May He keep me, Edison and all others humble, so that we decrease but Christ would increase.

5. Ask God to turn what was meant for evil into good. Pray that through this scandal, that greater good would come out of this than evil. Pray that millions will be inspired, touched and put their faith in Jesus Christ across the world. This scandal was probably one of the biggest news stories in Asia in the last decade, many were adversely affected, but God now can turn the tide and bring hope and healing to all the world and turn tragedy into triumph!

Lastly, I just really want you all to keep this low key and simply “pray” if you read this. Pray for Edison, he is like a brother to me. I love him and he has a good heart. Many people will try to ridicule or doubt what has happened, but it doesn’t matter because I know him and he is not only truly repentant, but he is doing his best to become a better man, change his ways, and live for God. He is a good person. We all make mistakes. I urge the public who reads this, judge not or you will be judged as the Bible says. Forgive Edison, the victims and ask God to forgive your own sins, because none of us are perfect and we all need Jesus forgiveness. Edison is a good man, God loves him, knows his heart is truly sorry and will restore him to be a great role model in society. I know it, I have faith not only for him but for all who are affected by this. Pray for Edison’s spiritual restoration. Because t’s not easy, Edison, his family, his friends and myself are all God’s work in progress and we need prayers, patience, mercy and grace from everyone to not point the finger, gossip or anything else, but to simply pray asking God to make us more like Christ each day and to be a testimony for Him in this generation. May God receive all the glory in this.

Below is the magazine article. God is faithful. Please pray right now for God’s will to be done. Thank you!

Under the mercy,

J MA 任不寐:论“艳照门”的倒掉

http://blog.ifeng.com/article/1396815.html

ZTed from http://blog.ifeng.com/article/1435720.html

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