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台灣基督長老教會對中國的使命

 

 

2013-01-18

◎張德謙

在2013年開始的契機,長老教會總會於元月7~9日在新竹聖經學院召開「台灣基督長老教會的宣教──對中國的政策」研討會。事實上,這個議題是很緊迫而廣泛,並且有彈性的空間,惟有從屬靈的角度才能開啟對中國的使命,來完成上帝的宣教。

台灣近年來面對中國各方面的統戰,特別在執政當局親中路線的驅使下,中國從「92共識」要邁入「兩岸一中」的進程。經濟以商圍政,更藉由海峽兩岸經濟合作架構協議(ECFA)來主導。中國國台辦官員甚至深入原住民部落及中南部綠營大票倉,處處皆可看到其統戰的脈絡。

對於台灣基督宗教的統戰,中國過去至今也積極地從國際和國內展開。為此,長老教會藉由這次研討會提供一個深度的平台,認識和了解中國對基督教統戰的真相,並且研討回應的政策、意義與目的。

1.宣教的政策:台灣必須要正確扎根在耶穌基督真理的磐石上,堅持我們所持守的信仰立場,來重新整頓建造對信仰的認知。聖經申命記有記載,生、死、禍、福排列在我們面前,主耶穌也指示我們一條新的活路,就是除了耶和華上帝以外沒有別的拯救,唯一宣教的政策只有倚靠上帝的智慧與能力。

2.宣教的意義:就是將上帝國落實在黑暗中,受到威脅、逼迫、欺壓的人權綑綁因而得到釋放與拯救,就像在地上如同在天上。

3.宣教的目的:基督教信仰是自由的,是在真理中得到自由,並不是什麼神明宗教都信。全宇宙都是屬於上帝的,所以上帝所愛的是人類做祂的子民,祂也要做我們的上帝,因為我們都是屬於上帝的百姓。宣教的目的就是要使人類認識耶穌基督,而敬拜上帝的國家才能得到福氣與旺盛。台灣若要安定,只有選擇敬畏上帝才是智慧的政策。基督教信仰的宣教就是一場屬靈的爭戰,希望大家都成為基督精兵為主爭戰,榮耀給上帝。

今日我們就是要以上述對中國宣教的政策、意義和目的來作為台灣基督教會面對中國對台灣基督教會統戰的依據,最後進一步來與中國真誠敬畏耶和華上帝的教會一起攜手建立上帝的國度,一切榮耀歸於上帝。

(作者為台灣基督長老教會總會總幹事)

 

「台灣基督長老教會的宣教──對中國的政策」研討會新聞稿
2013-01-18

【本報訊】台灣基督長老教會於1月7~9日假聖經學院舉行「台灣基督長老教會的宣教──對中國的政策」研討會。會中以6個專講來做為基礎理解,內容包括長老教會過去在普世教協(WCC)與中國基督教協會的交往經驗、認識普世合一運動的倫理,及對中國的中國基督教協會╱三自愛國運動委員會(兩會)與家庭教會的認識等。之後由全體與會者分組討論在宣教上對中國應有的策略,期盼可以凝聚基本共識,做為將來與中國教會交流的原則。

與會者認為,台灣基督長老教會的宣教理念為上帝的宣教,乃在普世教會脈絡中的整全宣教。面對中國教會應該以對等及相互尊重的宣教倫理為基礎,承認並尊重所有既存的在地教會。因此,台灣基督長老教會在理解中國教會時,除了面對同為普世教協會員教會的中國基督教協會外,也不能漠視家庭教會的存在事實。此外,也了解被稱為中國基督教兩會的中國基督教協會與三自愛國運動委員會乃「接受共產黨領導,熱愛社會主義祖國」,是「愛國愛教的團體」;而家庭教會則有不同的屬性。因此,與會者呼籲:

一、對台灣基督長老教會

1.應責成研究中國教會之單位,了解中國教會的歷史與現況,並撰寫相關教材及對應態度。

2.在中、區會與地方教會辦研討會,讓牧長、信徒了解對中國教會的基本態度及注意事項。

二、對台灣眾教會的信徒

(一)面對中國基督教兩會時

1.在普世合一運動中尊重同為普世教協會員教會的中國基督教協會,並清楚表明我教會之信仰立場。 

2.中國基督教兩會目前仍具有濃厚的統戰意識,除普世教協外之場合,目前並不適宜私自與之接觸。

3.若非得必要與其接觸時,應注意不可自失信仰及台灣主體立場,提防其各種統戰的手段。

(二)面對中國家庭教會時

1.以適當方式深入了解家庭教會為信仰受苦的實況,尋求適當的時機給予聲援。

2.協同第三國家的教會團體,了解家庭教會的需要,在能力許可範圍內給予協助。

與會者深知,這只是台灣基督長老教會在宣教上面對中國教會的初步想法。台灣基督長老教會必須更謹慎面對與中國教會相關的議題,好讓上主的名得榮耀,讓台灣與中國的人民得祝福。

 

 

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