Why Did He Do It? – Bilingual

Ephesians 2:1-10New International Version (NIV)

Made Alive in Christ

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

以弗所书 2:1-10Chinese Contemporary Bible (CCB)

靠恩典、凭信心

你们从前死在过犯和罪恶之中。 那时,你们随从今世的风俗,顺服在空中掌权的魔鬼,就是如今在一切叛逆上帝之人心中运行的邪灵。 我们以前也在他们当中随从罪恶的本性[a],放纵肉体和心中的私欲,与其他人一样本是惹上帝发怒的人。

然而上帝有丰富的怜悯,祂深爱我们, 尽管我们死在过犯之中,祂仍然使我们和基督一同活了过来。你们得救是因为上帝的恩典。 在基督耶稣里,上帝使我们与基督一同复活,一同坐在天上, 好借着祂在基督耶稣里向我们所施的恩慈,向后世显明祂无可比拟的丰富恩典。 你们得救是靠恩典,凭信心。这不是出于你们自己,而是上帝的礼物; 也不是由于你们的行为,以免有人自夸。 10 我们是上帝的杰作,是在基督耶稣里创造的,为要叫我们做祂预先安排给我们的美善之事。

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