God did not call us to impurity but in holiness/فاللهُ مَا دعَانَا إِلى النَّجاسَة، بَلْ إِلى القَدَاسَة

222

فاللهُ مَا دعَانَا إِلى النَّجاسَة، بَلْ إِلى القَدَاسَة
“رسالة القدّيس بولس الأولى إلى أهل تسالونيقي04/من01حتى09/:” يا إخوَتِي، لَقَدْ تَعَلَّمْتُم مِنَّا كَيفَ يَجِبُ أَنْ تَسْلُكُوا وتُرْضُوا اللهَ، وهكَذا أَنْتُم سَالِكُون، لِذلِكَ نَسْأَلُكُم ونُنَاشِدُكُم في الرَّبِّ يَسُوعَ أَنْ تَسْتَزِيدُوا أَكْثَرَ فأَكْثَر. فإِنَّكُم تَعْلَمُونَ أَيَّ وَصَايَا ٱسْتَودَعْنَكُم بِالرَّبِّ يَسُوع. إِنَّ مشيئَةَ اللهِ هِيَ تَقْدِيسُكُم، أَيْ أَنْ تَمْتَنِعُوا عَنِ الفُجُور؛ وأَنْ يَعْرِفَ كُلُّ واحِدٍ مِنْكُم كَيْفَ يَصُونُ جَسَدَهُ في القَدَاسَةِ والكَرَامَة، لا في أَهْوَاءِ الشَّهْوَة، كَمَا يَفْعَلُ الأُمَمُ الَّذِينَ لا يَعْرِفُونَ الله؛ وأَلاَّ يتَعَدَّى أَحَدٌ عَلى أَخِيهِ ويَسْتَغِلَّهُ في هذَا الأَمْر، لأَنَّ الرَّبَّ يُعَاقِبُ عَلى كُلِّ هذِهِ الأُمُور، كَمَا سَبَقَ فَقُلْنَا لَكُم وَأَنْذَرْنَاكُم. فاللهُ مَا دعَانَا إِلى النَّجاسَة، بَلْ إِلى القَدَاسَة.
إِذًا فَمَنْ يَحْتَقِرُ أَخَاهُ لا يَحْتَقِرُ إِنْسَانًا، بَلْ يَحْتَقِرُ اللهَ الَّذي يَمْنَحُكُم رُوحَهُ القُدُّوس. أَمَّا المَحَبَّةُ الأَخَوِيَّةُ فلا حَاجَةَ بِكُم إِلى أَنْ نَكْتُبَ إِلَيْكُم في شَأْنِهَا، فأَنْتُم أَنْفُسُكُم تَعَلَّمْتُم مِنَ اللهِ أَنْ تُحِبُّوا بِعْضُكُم بَعْضًا.”

God did not call us to impurity but in holiness.
“First Letter to the Thessalonians 04/01-09: “Finally, brothers and sisters, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus that, as you learned from us how you ought to live and to please God (as, in fact, you are doing), you should do so more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from fornication; that each one of you knows how to control your own body in holiness and honour, not with lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one wrongs or exploits a brother or sister in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, just as we have already told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. For God did not call us to impurity but in holiness. Therefore whoever rejects this rejects not human authority but God, who also gives his Holy Spirit to you. Now concerning love of the brothers and sisters, you do not need to have anyone write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another;”

أيُّها الفَرِّيسِيُّون، تُطَهِّرُونَ خَارِجَ الكَأْسِ وَالوِعَاء، ودَاخِلُكُم مَمْلُوءٌ نَهْبًا وَشَرًّا
“إنجيل القدّيس لوقا11/من37حتى48/:”فيمَا يَسُوعُ يَتَكَلَّم، سَأَلَهُ فَرِّيسيٌّ أَنْ يَتَغَدَّى عِنْدَهُ. فَدَخَلَ وَٱتَّكأ. وَرَأَى الفَرِّيسِيُّ أَنَّ يَسُوعَ لَمْ يَغْتَسِلْ قَبْلَ الغَدَاء، فَتَعَجَّب. فَقَالَ لَهُ الرَّبّ: «أَنْتُمُ الآن، أيُّها الفَرِّيسِيُّون، تُطَهِّرُونَ خَارِجَ الكَأْسِ وَالوِعَاء، ودَاخِلُكُم مَمْلُوءٌ نَهْبًا وَشَرًّا. أَيُّها الجُهَّال، أَلَيْسَ الَّذي صَنَعَ الخَارِجَ قَدْ صَنَعَ الدَّاخِلَ أَيْضًا؟ أَلا تَصَدَّقُوا بِمَا في دَاخِلِ الكَأْسِ وَالوِعَاء، فَيَكُونَ لَكُم كُلُّ شَيءٍ طَاهِرًا. لَكِنِ ٱلوَيْلُ لَكُم، أَيُّها الفَرِّيسِيُّون! لأَنَّكُم تُؤَدُّونَ عُشُورَ النَّعْنَعِ وَالسَّذَابِ وَكُلِّ البُقُول، وَتُهْمِلُونَ العَدْلَ وَمَحَبَّةَ ٱلله. وَكانَ عَلَيْكُم أَنْ تَعْمَلُوا بِهذِهِ وَلا تُهْمِلُوا تِلْكَ. أَلوَيْلُ لَكُم، أَيُّهَا الفَرِّيسِيُّون! يَا مَنْ تُحِبُّونَ صُدُورَ المَجَالِسِ في المَجَامِع، وَالتَّحِيَّاتِ في السَّاحَات. أَلوَيْلُ لَكُم، لأَنَّكُم مِثْلُ القُبُورِ المَخْفِيَّة، وَالنَّاسُ يَمْشُونَ عَلَيْها وَلا يَعْلَمُون». فَأَجَابَ وَاحِدٌ مِنْ عُلَمَاءِ التَّوْرَاةِ وَقَالَ لَهُ: «يا مُعَلِّم، بِقَوْلِكَ هذَا، تَشْتُمُنا نَحْنُ أَيْضًا». فَقَال: «أَلوَيْلُ لَكُم، أَنْتُم أَيْضًا، يا عُلَمَاءَ التَّوْرَاة! لأَنَّكُم تُحَمِّلُونَ النَّاسَ أَحْمَالاً مُرهِقَة، وَأَنْتُم لا تَمَسُّونَ هذِهِ الأَحْمَالَ بِإِحْدَى أَصَابِعِكُم. أَلوَيْلُ لَكُم! لأَنَّكُم تَبْنُونَ قُبُورَ الأَنْبِيَاء، وَآبَاؤُكُم هُمُ الَّذِينَ قَتَلُوهُم. فَأَنْتُم إِذًا شُهُود! وَتُوَافِقُونَ عَلَى أَعْمَالِ آبَائِكُم، لأَنَّهُم هُمْ قَتَلُوهُم وَأَنْتُم تَبْنُونَ قُبُورَهُم.”

You Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness
“Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 11/37-48:”While he was speaking, a Pharisee invited him to dine with him; so he went in and took his place at the table. The Pharisee was amazed to see that he did not first wash before dinner. Then the Lord said to him, ‘Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. You fools! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also? So give for alms those things that are within; and see, everything will be clean for you. ‘But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and herbs of all kinds, and neglect justice and the love of God; it is these you ought to have practised, without neglecting the others. Woe to you Pharisees! For you love to have the seat of honour in the synagogues and to be greeted with respect in the market-places. Woe to you! For you are like unmarked graves, and people walk over them without realizing it.’ One of the lawyers answered him, ‘Teacher, when you say these things, you insult us too.’And he said, ‘Woe also to you lawyers! For you load people with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not lift a finger to ease them. Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets whom your ancestors killed. So you are witnesses and approve of the deeds of your ancestors; for they killed them, and you build their tombs.”