A. 挪亞造方舟 (創6:17-20)

看哪,我要使洪水氾濫在地上,毀滅天下;凡地上有血肉、有氣息的活物,無一不死。我卻要與你立約;你同你的妻、與兒子、兒婦,都要進入方舟。凡有血肉的活物,每樣兩個,一公一母,你要帶進方舟,好在你那裡保全生命。飛鳥各從其類,牲畜各從其類,地上的昆蟲各從其類,每樣兩個,要到你那裡,好保全生命。

I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark-you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.

神在挪亞進方舟前,是單獨與挪亞一人立約的(創6:18),神在挪亞出方舟後,則是與挪亞全家八口和他們的後裔,並從方舟出來的所有活物立約 (創9:9-10)。 若方舟是「教會」的預表,挪亞便是「基督」的預表;神差祂的「獨生」愛子到世上建立教會(弗2:20),如同神與挪亞「獨自」立約並指示他建造方舟。凡在教會裡的人都因「基督」得蒙救贖,如同在方舟裡的人和其他的活物,也都因「挪亞」得蒙救贖。

但是經上的確說:「惟有挪亞在耶和華眼前蒙恩。」(創6:8)而且此處也提到「我要與你立約。」可見除了挪亞以外,其餘的七人和來到方舟的所有活物都是神所「預定」要得救的。反觀除了他們一家八口和來到方舟的所有活物以外,「凡地上有血肉、有氣息的活物」神都已「注定」他們「無一不死」。

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