God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ/اللهَ لَمْ يَجْعَلْنَا لِلغَضَب، بَلْ لإِحْرَازِ الخَلاصِ بَرَبِّنَا يَسُوعَ المَسِيح

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فإِنَّ اللهَ لَمْ يَجْعَلْنَا لِلغَضَب، بَلْ لإِحْرَازِ الخَلاصِ بَرَبِّنَا يَسُوعَ المَسِيح، الَّذي مَاتَ مِنْ أَجْلِنَا، لِنَحْيَا مَعَهُ سَاهِرِينَ كُنَّا أَمْ نِائِمِين. فَلِذلِكَ شَجِّعُوا بَعضُكُم بَعْضًا، وَلْيَبْنِ الوَاحِدُ الآخَر، كَمَا أَنْتُم فَاعِلُون.”مثال لَعَازَرُ المسكين والغني الذي يلبس الإرجوان والكتان
إنجيل القدّيس لوقا16/من19حتى31/:”قالَ الربُّ يَسوع: «كَانَ رَجُلٌ غَنِيٌّ يَلْبَسُ الأُرْجُوانَ وَالكَتَّانَ النَّاعِم، وَيَتَنَعَّمُ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ بِأَفْخَرِ الوَلائِم. وكانَ رَجُلٌ مِسْكِينٌ ٱسْمُهُ لَعَازَرُ مَطْرُوحًا عِنْدَ بَابِهِ، تَكْسُوهُ القُرُوح. وكانَ يَشْتَهِي أَنْ يَشْبَعَ مِنَ الفُتَاتِ المُتَسَاقِطِ مِنْ مَائِدَةِ الغَنِيّ، غَيْرَ أَنَّ الكِلابَ كَانَتْ تَأْتِي فَتَلْحَسُ قُرُوحَهُ. وَمَاتَ المِسْكينُ فَحَمَلَتْهُ ٱلمَلائِكَةُ إِلى حِضْنِ إِبْرَاهِيم. ثُمَّ مَاتَ الغَنِيُّ وَدُفِن. وَرَفَعَ الغَنِيُّ عيْنَيْه، وَهُوَ في الجَحِيمِ يُقَاسِي العَذَاب، فَرَأَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ مِنْ بَعِيد، وَلَعَازَرَ في حِضْنِهِ. فَنَادَى وقَال: يا أَبَتِ إِبْرَاهِيم، إِرْحَمْنِي وَأَرْسِلْ لَعَازَرَ لِيَبُلَّ طَرَفَ إِصْبَعِهِ بِمَاءٍ وَيُبرِّدَ لِسَانِي، لأَنِّي مُتَوَجِّعٌ في هذَا اللَّهِيب. فَقالَ إِبْرَاهِيم: يا ٱبْنِي، تَذَكَّرْ أَنَّكَ نِلْتَ خَيْراتِكَ في حَيَاتِكَ، وَلَعَازَرُ نَالَ البَلايَا. والآنَ هُوَ يَتَعَزَّى هُنَا، وأَنْتَ تَتَوَجَّع. وَمَعَ هذَا كُلِّهِ، فَإِنَّ بَيْنَنا وَبَيْنَكُم هُوَّةً عَظِيمَةً ثَابِتَة، حَتَّى إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُرِيدُونَ أَنْ يَجْتَازُوا مِنْ هُنا إِلَيْكُم لا يَسْتَطْيعُون، ولا مِنْ هُناكَ أَنْ يَعْبُرُوا إِلَيْنا. فَقَالَ الغَنِيّ: أَسْأَلُكَ إِذًا، يا أَبَتِ، أَنْ تُرْسِلَ لَعَازَرَ إِلَى بَيْتِ أَبي، فإنَّ لي خَمْسَةَ إِخْوة، لِيَشْهَدَ لَهُم، كَي لا يَأْتُوا هُمْ أَيْضًا إِلى مَكَانِ العَذَابِ هذَا. فقَالَ إِبْرَاهِيم: عِنْدَهُم مُوسَى وَالأَنْبِياء، فَلْيَسْمَعُوا لَهُم. فَقال: لا، يَا أَبَتِ إِبْرَاهِيم، ولكِنْ إِذَا مَضَى إِلَيْهِم وَاحِدٌ مِنَ الأَمْوَاتِ يَتُوبُون. فقالَ لَهُ إِبْرَاهِيم: إِنْ كانُوا لا يَسْمَعُونَ لِمُوسَى وَالأَنْبِيَاء، فَإِنَّهُم، وَلَو قَامَ وَاحِدٌ مِنَ الأَمْوَات، لَنْ يَقْتَنِعُوا!».


اللهَ لَمْ يَجْعَلْنَا لِلغَضَب، بَلْ لإِحْرَازِ الخَلاصِ بَرَبِّنَا يَسُوعَ المَسِيح، الَّذي مَاتَ مِنْ أَجْلِنَا، لِنَحْيَا مَعَهُ سَاهِرِينَ كُنَّا أَمْ نِائِمِين
رسالة القدّيس بولس الأولى إلى أهل تسالونيقي05/من01حتى11/:”يا إخوَتِي، أَمَّا الأَزْمِنَةُ والأَوقَات، أَيُّهَا الإِخْوَة، فلا حَاجَةَ بِكُم أَنْ يُكْتَبَ إِلَيْكُم في شَأْنِهَا؛ لأَنَّكُم تَعْلَمُونَ جَيِّدًا أَنَّ يَوْمَ الرَّبِّ يأْتي كَالسَّارِقِ لَيْلاً. فحِينَ يَقُولُون: سَلامٌ وأَمْنٌ! حِينَئِذٍ يَدْهَمُهُمُ الهَلاكُ دَهْمَ الْمَخَاضِ لِلحُبْلى، ولا يُفْلِتُون. أَمَّا أَنْتُم، أَيُّها الإِخْوَة، فَلَسْتُم في ظُلْمَةٍ لِيُفَاجِئَكُم ذلِكَ اليَومُ كالسَّارِق. فأَنْتُم كُلُّكُم أَبْنَاءُ النُّور، وأَبْنَاءُ النَّهَار؛ ولَسْنَا أَبْنَاءَ اللَّيلِ ولا أَبْنَاءَ الظُّلْمَة. إِذًا فلا نَنَمْ كَسَائِر النَّاس، بَلْ لِنَسْهَرْ وَنَصْحُ؛ لأَنَّ الَّذِينَ يَنَامُونَ فَفي اللَّيلِ يَنَامُون، والَّذِينَ يَسْكَرُونَ فَفي اللَّيلِ يَسْكَرُون. أَمَّا نَحْنُ أَبْنَاءَ النَّهَار، فَلْنَصْحُ لابِسِينَ دِرْعَ الإِيْمَانِ والمَحَبَّة، ووَاضِعِينَ خُوذَةَ رَجَاءِ الخَلاص.

 

Parable Of Lazarus The Poor Man, & The Rich Man Who Was dressed In Purple & Fine Linen
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 16/19-31/:”‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side. He called out, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.” But Abraham said, “Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony. Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.” He said, “Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father’s house for I have five brothers that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.” Abraham replied, “They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.” He said, “No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.” He said to him, “If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” ’

 

God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we may live with him
First Letter to the Thessalonians 05/01-11/:”Concerning the times and the seasons, brothers and sisters, you do not need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. When they say, ‘There is peace and security’, then sudden destruction will come upon them, as labour pains come upon a pregnant woman, and there will be no escape! But you, beloved, are not in darkness, for that day to surprise you like a thief; for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness. So then, let us not fall asleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober; for those who sleep sleep at night, and those who are drunk get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. For God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we may live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.”