明日4/18/2014星期五是主耶稣基督受死的日子, 星期日祂要从死里复活. 有基督信仰的人, 如 Rusty Wright (頼若思先生) 以历史的观点著作 “Jesus’ Resurrection: Fact or Fiction?” 今帖出共同欣赏. 其文简洁有力的述说耶稣基督复活的证据. 译者为美国达拉斯恩友堂刘陈筱瑶姐妹. 译文流利, 极少带英文的中文语气, 对国人极具可读性. 对主耶稣基督的复活带给信徒的盼望, 充满字里行间. 今以中英文并列对照帖出, 对英语语法的学习和增强翻译的能力都有帮助.
Jesus' Resurrection: Fact or Fiction? 主的复活
Written by Rusty Wright 作者頼若思 刘陈筱瑶译
At Easter, some might wonder what all the 在复活节，有些人或许会大
fuss is about. Who cares? What difference 惊小怪的这是那门子的事
does it make if Jesus rose from the dead? 谁在乎呢？如果耶稣真的
It makes all the difference in the world. 主的复活使世界震惊
If Christ did not rise, then thousands of 没有复活那幺成千上万殉道的
believers have died as martyrs for a hoax. 信徒都是为了一场骗局死的。
If he did rise, then he is still alive and can 如果祂真的复活升天
offer peace to troubled, hurting lives. 着且能为伤心痛苦的人提供宁静。
Countless scholars--among them the 无以数计的学者
apostle Paul, Augustine, Sir Isaac Newton 古斯丁，科学家以撒
and C.S. Lewis--believed in the resurrection. 国文学界巨擘鲁益士等人
We need not fear committing intellectual 信主的复活. 所以也如此相
suicide by believing it also. Where do the 信就不要害怕会显出我们
facts lead? 的愚昧与反智.那幺证据在那里
Paul, a first-century skeptic-turned believer, 使徒保罗曾经是第一世纪著名的怀
wrote that "Christ died for our sins...he was 疑论者在他因相信而成为基督信徒
buried...he was raised on the third day...he 之后写道：“
appeared to Peter, and then to the 又埋葬了三天复活了
Twelve (Disciples). After that, he appeared 经向彼得显现,然后向十二使徒显现.
to more than five hundred...at the same tim 以后,又有一次向个兄弟显现.
most of whom are still living." 他们中间大多数到现今还在.”
Consider four pieces of evidence: 现在让我们来看一看这些证据：
1. The explosive growth of 1.
the Christian movement.
Within a few weeks after Jesus was
by the later admission of its enemies,
"upset the world." What happened 决后这幺短的时间内发生了
to ignite this movement shortly 什幺事因而点燃了这
after its leader had been executed? 场运动的热火？
The guard was too powerful, the stone