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This collection of articles includes an enormous amount of information.這收集的文章包括了大量的信息。 It will probably always be a work - in - progress, continually being refined and upgraded.它可能永遠是一個工作-在-進步,不斷完善和升級。 At the time this entry is being written, about 4500 hours have been spent on it (over 2 man - years), with more to do! It currently includes over 600,000 words, nearly the size of the Bible!當時這個項目目前正在撰寫,約四五○○小時被用於它(超過200人-年) ,與更多的工作要做!目前,它包含了6 00000字,幾乎大小的聖經! With all this background information on the various religious terms, concepts, subjects and denominations, it is hoped that you might learn some things about words and concepts that always seemed confusing, about subjects that intrigue you, and about your own church and its history and beliefs.隨著這一切的背景資料,各種宗教術語,概念,主題和面值,希望您可以學到一些東西的話和概念,似乎總是困惑,對主題的陰謀你,和你自己的教堂,其歷史和信仰。 You are likely to find that some of YOUR beliefs are based on the Apostles' Creed or the Thirty - Nine Articles or Arminianism or the many other primary sources of our modern religious beliefs.您可能會發現,您的一些信仰是基於使徒信經或30 -九條或亞米紐斯主義或其他許多主要來源我們現代的宗教信仰。 It's quite fascinating and informative.這很有趣,內容翔實。

Since it is interactive, you only need to spend time on the subject or subjects that are important to you, bypassing the huge database about all other subjects.因為它是互動的,你只需要花費時間的主題或議題,是很重要的你,繞過巨大的數據庫,對所有其他科目。

In researching other belief systems, you may discover a new way of explaining to believers of them In Terms They Would Understand, why your method of praising the Lord is superior.在研究其他信仰體系,您可能會發現一種新的方式解釋他們的信徒而言,他們會理解,為什麼你的方法,讚美上帝優越。 This could help your efforts in spreading the Word .這可以幫助你的努力傳播的Word When a Christian testifies to a non - believer or a believer in some other belief - system, the likelihood of getting that person to open up their mind to new beliefs is greatly dependent on your credibility.當一個基督徒證明,一個非-信徒或信徒在其他一些信仰-系統的可能性越來越此人開放其到新的信仰有極大的依賴性在您的信譽。 If you have a reasonable understanding of what they currently believe and why, your presentation will come across better.如果你有一個合理的了解,他們目前認為,為什麼您的簡報會碰到更好的。 You will gain their respect, and be able to discuss their current beliefs from a position of knowledge, developing a foundation for presenting your beliefs.您將獲得他們的尊重,並能夠討論他們目前的信仰從一個位置的知識,發展的基礎,提出您的信仰。

In this regard, I have seen many Christians effectively witnessing to someone up until they make a statement such as " . . . but you believe that. . ."在這方面,我看到許多基督徒有效地目睹的人,直到他們發表一份聲明,如“ 。 。 。但你相信這一點。 。 。 ” Often the Christian is not fully knowledgeable in the other person's belief - system, and unintentionally makes a statement that is seen as biased, condescending or outright stupid!基督教往往不完全了解其他人的信仰-系統,並無意作出了聲明,被看作是有偏見的,居高臨下或完全愚蠢! The possible recipient's mind slams shut at that moment.可能收件人的抨擊關閉銘記在那一刻。 He or she concludes that you don't actually understand the value he sees in his current beliefs, and that you are therefore not in any position to help him find a better path.他或她的結論是,你沒有真正理解的價值,他認為他目前的信念,您是不是因此,在任何位置,以幫助他找到一個更好的道路。 By starting out with ". . . I understand why you believe such - and - such . ." a much better bridge can be built to help that person come to understand your side.開始了“ 。 。 。我理解你為什麼要相信這樣的-和-例如。。 ”好得多橋樑才能建立,以幫助該人來了解您的一方。 This information base is meant to help you prepare for such encounters.這個資料庫的目的是幫助您準備如遇到。

We humans seem pre - disposed to finding and emphasizing differences and disagreements in much of our existence.我們人類似乎前-處置找到,並強調差異和分歧,在許多我們的存在。 We seem to overlook and to not pursue the similarities and agreements with others.我們似乎忽視和不追求的相似性和與其他協議。 This aspect of human nature has spawned countless wars, caused innumerable murders and is the source of most social friction between individuals, tribes, nations, sects, and races.這方面的人性引發了無數的戰爭,造成無數的謀殺和來源是大多數社會個人之間的摩擦,部落,民族,教派和種族。 I am convinced that if we would ever make as much effort to 'get along' as we do at riling others up, the world would be a place our Lord could be very proud of. There is an analogy that I have used for several years which suggests this situation:我深信,如果我們都將盡量多的努力,以'相處' ,我們做了riling他人世界將是我們的上帝的地方可以非常自豪。有一個比喻,我用了好幾年這表明這種狀況:

A big, old, red barn sits in a field.大,舊的,紅色的穀倉設在外地。 One man sits in a lawn chair near the side of it.一個人坐在椅子上的草坪附近的這一邊。 Another man sits in another lawn chair near a different side (the end.) (They are 50 feet apart) Neither can see the wall the other can see.另一名男子坐在椅子上另一個草坪附近的另一面(結束。 ) (他們是50英尺外)都可以看到牆上的其他可以看到。 Last year, the owner of the barn (a third man) had replaced the entire end with green metal siding.去年,擁有穀倉(第三人)取代了整個年底與綠色金屬壁板。

As each of the two men comment on the barn, the other is always mystified by what he says, and questions his perception (or sanity!) The 'side' man sees that it is very old, red, wooden and in bad repair.由於每個的兩名男子評論穀倉,另一種是永遠迷惑的是他說,他的問題的看法(或理智! )的'方'的人認為,這是非常古老的,紅色,木質和失修。 The 'end' man sees clearly that it is new, shiny, metal, green, and in fine condition.的'末端'的人清楚地看到,這是新的,光澤,金屬,綠色,罰款和條件。 Imagine how their discussions would go!想像一下他們的討論會吧! Neither would engender any credibility with the other - after all, he can see it with his own eyes!也不會產生任何可信性與其他-畢竟,他可以看到自己的眼睛! Each would soon come to believe that the other is blind or stupid.每個不久將開始相信,另一種是盲目的或愚蠢的。 Each could easily come to believe that the other is trying to deceive him, creating anger and confrontation. Bad results are almost certain.每一個可以很容易地開始相信,另一種是試圖欺騙他,創造的憤怒和對抗。不良的結果幾乎可以肯定。 Each would come to mistrust and eventually ignore the other.每個會來的不信任,並最終忽視了其他。

Now consider this sort of situation regarding a subject that is not solid and observable like a barn, but ethereal like philosophical or spiritual belief.現在考慮這樣的情況,這個問題並不牢固,並觀察到像一個穀倉,但空靈像哲學或精神信仰。 It would be much harder for each man to fully recognize, understand, and describe his own perspective, and even MORE difficult for the other to come to accept it.這將是更難每個人要充分認識,理解,並說明自己的觀點,更難以對其他來接受它。 Again, animosity can (and does) easily develop and grow.同樣,仇恨可以(並)輕鬆地發展和壯大。

In each case, if the two men discussed their subject with open minds and in the spirit of cooperation, better communication would result, and both would develop a more comprehensive view of their subject.在每一種情況下,如果兩個人討論其主題與博大的胸懷和合作的精神,更好地溝通會的結果,都將制定更全面地看待自己的問題。 The 'barn' men may eventually realize that they ARE looking at the same edifice that just looked different from their differing perspectives.的'糧倉'男子可能最終意識到,他們正在尋找在同一大廈,就看不同的各自不同的觀點。 Each could come to have a more complete understanding of the structure of the barn.每一個可能有一個較完整的理解的結構烤房。

They would eventually come to realize that the do not see the SAME vision of the barn, but that their two perspectives may be COMPATIBLE with each other. 他們最終會認識到,沒有看到相同的遠見,穀倉,但他們的兩個角度可以兼容對方。

The same situation (and opportunity) exists with the religious and philosophical discussants.同樣的情況(和機會)存在的宗教和哲學討論。 If BOTH had open minds about trying to understand what the other was saying, they might both grow and improve their perspective and insight. They would not likely ever agree that their views were the SAME! But, hopefully, they would see that their very different views might be COMPATIBLE with each other!如果都開誠佈公嘗試了解其他的話,他們可能都成長和提高他們的觀點和見解。 他們將永遠不會同意他們的看法是一樣的!但是,希望他們會看到,他們非常不同意見可能是符合彼此!

Meaningful discussions would be possible and might become quite productive.有意義的討論,將有可能和有可能成為相當成效。 Eventually, even war and fighting might eventually disappear.最後,甚至戰爭,戰鬥可能最終消失。 (HEY! It could happen!) (嘿!可能發生! )

In the immediate, this environment of communication and mutual understanding would allow substantive religious conversations. 在近期,這種環境的溝通和相互理解將使實質性的宗教交談。 YOUR best chance of getting someone else to understand and accept your religious beliefs is in this manner. A foundation of knowledge helps make the religious re - birth of your converts more solid and enduring. 您的最佳機會獲得別人理解和接受你的宗教信仰是這種方式。基礎知識可以使宗教轉口-你的出生轉換更加堅實和持久的。

In the ultimate, hopefully world peace may benefit from such communication.在最終的,希望世界和平可能會受益於這種溝通。 It has long mystified me that Protestants, Catholics, Jews and Moslems generally seem to hate each other and look for opportunities to hurt or kill each other, in the name of the Lord, whom they all believe in! The SAME Lord!它長期以來一直困惑我,新教徒,天主教徒,猶太人和穆斯林一般似乎對方的恨,並尋找機會,傷害或殺死對方的名字主,他們都相信! 的同上帝!

I know that my Lord is a lot smarter than any of us.我知道我的上帝是一個聰明比我們任何人都。 Maybe He has allowed us to each see only certain perspectives regarding Him, and that we really ARE worshipping the SAME Lord.也許他已經讓我們每一只看到一些關於他的觀點,我們真的崇拜相同的主。 (The Babel phenomenon?) Maybe he wants us to some day study together to see the mutual compatibilities of these apparently disparate world religions, so that we have an opportunity to learn to get along with each other. Maybe someday, He will let us in on a bigger perspective that clarifies what we now consider insurmountable differences between our various beliefs. (在通天塔現象? ) 也許他希望我們有一天一起研究看看的相互兼容性這些顯然是完全不同的世界宗教,使我們有機會學習如何相處。也許有一天,他將讓我們在就更大的角度,闡明我們現在考慮不可逾越的差異我們的各種信仰。 If that is ever to happen, we must each have substantial understanding of as many of the available perspectives as possible, in order to get the bigger picture.如果是以往任何時候都發生,我們必須每一個有相當的了解,因為許多現有的觀點可能,以取得更大的圖片。 This information source is meant to help in that regard.此信息來源是為了幫助在這方面的工作。

For Pastors, Ministers, Priests and others對於牧師,部長,牧師和其他

As a reference source, you should be able to confirm facts about a broad variety of subjects in developing your messages. In addition, you can broaden your understanding of your own or other denominations in order to present the most effective message to your congregation about such subjects.作為參考源,你應該能夠確認的事實各種各樣的科目在發展中國家您的郵件。此外,您還可以擴大您的理解自己或其他面額,以目前最有效的郵件到您的教徒對這種科目。 Many of the subject presentations include sophisticated aspects that you don't normally find in books for general readership.許多演講的主題包括複雜的問題,你通常不會在書本上找到的一般讀者。 We can include such material here because the interactive nature of this format allows the user to 'bail out' of a subject if it gets too complicated or un - interesting.我們可以包括這種材料,因為這裡的互動性這一格式使用戶能夠'保釋'一個主題,如果得到太複雜或取消-有趣。 Most imortant subject presentations include a general discussion first, followed by a deeper presentation.大多數imortant主題演講包括了一般性討論第一,其次是更深入的介紹。

Additionally, extensive bibliographical references are given for most subject presentations so that you can delve even further into those subjects.此外,廣泛的參考書目,給出了最主題演講,讓您可以更深入到這些議題。 We all want accurate messages to be spread about our Lord and hopefully this will aid you in your efforts in that regard.我們都希望準確的信息傳播對我們的上帝,希望這將有助於你在這方面的努力。

For New Seekers對於新的求職者

Many people nowadays feel an 'emptiness' in their lives. Often, this is associated with their not having close personal relationships with their Lord.現在許多人感到'空虛'在他們的生活。通常,這是與他們沒有密切的個人關係,他們的上帝。

So they seek. 因此,他們尋求的。

However, finding an environment for one's personal spiritual growth is often easier said than done.然而,找到一個環境,一個人的個人心靈成長往往是說起來容易做起來難。

If you're lucky, a friend suggests a Church.如果幸運的話,一個朋友提出了教會。 This probably means that that Church is beneficial For HIM, but it may not be for YOU. So then what??這可能意味著,該教會是對他有利的,但它可能不是你。那麼什麼? ? Where do you go to explore a relationship with God?在哪裡你去探索與上帝的關係?

The subtle (and not so subtle) differences in beliefs or procedures or environments between denominations are often not known until you've attended for several months.微妙的(和不那麼微妙的)分歧信仰或程序或教派之間的環境往往不知道,直到您已經參加了好幾個月。

This process can be slow and frustrating.這個過程可能是緩慢的和令人沮喪的。

This information source is intended to help you pre-screen denominations to find a productive, compatible environment FOR YOU.此信息來源是旨在幫助您預先篩選面額找到一種生產力,兼容的環境適合您。 You should be able to identify religions or denominations which are most likely to benefit YOU.您應該能夠確定宗教或教派,最有可能獲益。

Hopefully, this can help you bypass some ineffectual efforts and quickly zero in on the right Church for you.希望這可以幫助你繞過一些徒勞無益的努力,並迅速在零的權利教會你。

How to Help Us如何幫助我們

Christians often want to tithe or send money when they receive something of spiritual value.基督徒常常要仂或寄錢時,他們得到的東西的精神價值。 That's wonderful.這太好了。 If you feel motivated in this way, we ask that you do something a little different.如果您覺得出於這種方式,我們要求您做一些稍有不同。 Rather than sending US any money, why not go to your local computer supply store and buy some blank diskettes. Then use the Housekeeping - Copy Diskette entry (in the down-loadable program) to make duplicates of this information base on diskettes. Give them out to anyone you believe might benefit from the diskette's contents.而不是向美國的任何錢,為什麼不能去您的本地計算機儲存和供應購買一些空白的軟盤。然後使用管家-複製軟盤進入(在下降加載程序) ,使重複這一信息庫軟盤。給他們以任何您認為可能會受益於軟盤的內容。

If you really have to give some money, please give it to a local Church (of your choice).如果你真的有給一些錢,請給它一個地方教會(您選擇的) 。

The final way you can help us is by feedback.最後的方式可以幫助我們的反饋。 If you find any typographical errors, let us know.如果您發現任何排印錯誤,讓我們知道。 If we have neglected some subject that you feel should be included, or included some subject that you think should be left out, please let us know.如果我們忽視了一些問題,你覺得應該包括,或包含一些問題,你認為應該排除在外,請讓我們知道。

We have tried very hard to eliminate serious biases from all the subject presentations.我們非常努力,以消除嚴重的偏見,所有的主題發言。 We think that clearly slanted articles have been avoided.我們認為,明確傾斜的條款本來是可以避免的。 We want to include only honest, accurate information.我們希望只包括誠實,準確的信息。

As you explore the various articles, if you sense a serious bias, we'd like to know about it.正如你探索的各項條款,如果你感覺一個嚴重的偏見,我們想知道。 Obviously, most authors are highly interested in their subjects, and therefore prone to have a positive attitude about it.顯然,作者最感興趣的是高度的主體,因此容易產生積極的態度的。 Such enthusiasm is understandable and acceptable.這種熱情是可以理解和接受。 Hype is not.宣傳並非如此。 Nor is strongly putting down some opposing belief system.也不是堅決放下一些反對信仰體系。 We would appreciate your feedback on such matters.我們要感謝您的反饋意見等事項。


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