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Insights on head covering

on Jul 2, 2016 in 2016, Highlight, Marriage | 0 comments

Insights on head covering (1Corinthians 11) By Ivan Ho    First written 19 Feb 2016 Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you. But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved. For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered. For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. For man is not from woman, but woman from man. Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man. For...

The weaker vessel

on May 11, 2020 in 2020, Marriage | 0 comments

The weaker vessel by Ivan Ho   11 May 2020   Mother’s day should be celebrated together with Father’s day but that’s the world. Some people who grow up in single parenthood unfortunately usually can only feel the love and care of their moms but lack the guidance and discipline of their fathers . In I Timothy 2:11-14, 2 Timothy 3:6, I Peter 3:7, women are said to be weak and people think it is discrimination against women, but we must rightly divide the word. In my observation, many women are weak because of one thing: they lack bonding with their fathers either because their fathers being too busy with work or due to separation of their parents. God never intends to create woman to be strong on her own. Unfortunately due to the predominant spirit in our society, many women try to fight for equality and want to be strong on their own. They don’t understand...

Confession is key to salvation

on May 8, 2020 in Marriage, Word | 0 comments

Confession is key to salvation by Ivan Ho   8 May 2020   Are you saved just because Jesus died on the cross for the world? The answer is No. It is like in marriage, just because one party says he/ she loves you and wants to marry you does not mean you are married. God knows He loves you and accepts you unconditionally and that’s why He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for your sins ( John 3:16). But does He know that you love Him and accept Him as well? You might say “God knows my heart” and that’s true but unless you verbalise what’s in your heart, you are not born again in Christ yet. Just like in marriage, not until you say “I do” directly to your spouse, you are not yet married. Confession is key to your relationship with God. The only way God knows that you want to commit your life to Him and follow Him is if you tell Him so. You must...

Sound view on marriage 3

on Nov 3, 2019 in 2019, Marriage | 0 comments

Sound view on marriage 3 by Ivan Ho  14 Oct 2019   But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’ ; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”Mark 10:6‭-‬9   The above words of Jesus were similar to what Adam said when he first saw his wife Eve, as recorded in the book of Genesis: Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.Genesis 2:22‭-‬24   What Adam said was...

戒奶後的正確婚姻觀 3

on Oct 13, 2019 in 2019, Marriage | 0 comments

戒奶後的正確婚姻觀 3 作者: Ivan Ho 2019年10月13日   「但從起初創造的時候,神造人是造男造女。 因此,人要離開父母,與妻子連合,二人成為一體。 既然如此,夫妻不再是兩個人,乃是一體的了。 所以,神配合的,人不可分開。」馬可福音 10:6-‬9 耶穌説以上這句話,是引用創世記亞當第一次見到夏娃時的説話: 耶和華神就用那人身上所取的肋骨造成一個女人,領她到那人跟前。 那人說: 這是我骨中的骨, 肉中的肉, 可以稱她為「女人」, 因為她是從「男人」身上取出來的。 因此,人要離開父母,與妻子連合,二人成為一體。創世記 2:22‭-‬24 要知道,亞當所説的,是神啓示他的真理,藉著亞當預言神訂下的婚姻原則,亞當是神創造的第一個人,並沒有父母,但當他第一眼見到夏娃時,神已把男人和女人結合成為夫妻的真理啓示給他,亞當口中講出的真理,不是出於自己經驗,而是神啓示給他的。   人要離開父母,與妻子連合 這句神的話語帶出一些很重要的道理。 首先,神賜給我們父母,是家庭的核心,組成一個完美的家庭。不論是親生父母,或是養父養母,每個人都需要父母的良好照顧,教育及愛。這個責任,最根本不是屬於政府的,也不是屬於學校的,也不是屬於傭人,保母,或主日學導師,而是屬於父母的責任。很可惜,今天因為人的軟弱,加上撒旦的攻擊,或環境的因素,導致不少人成長的時候,缺乏了完整家庭父母的愛,照顧及教導。 最近看到一個記錄片,當中受訪的一個十一歲香港女孩,自小香港的父親離開了她及中國內地的母親,而住在內地的母親只可以不斷申請雙程証往返兩地才能與女兒間中見面,導致女孩經常獨自留在家中。這個真實故事可説是源於人不遵從神最初在婚姻上的教導而引致的不幸情況: * 夫妻不要分開 * 孩子需要父母一起的愛 這些類似不完整的家庭情況多的是,都不是神最初創造人的最美好心意。 最初神創造人,是安排人在父母的照顧下成長,直到長大後離開父母,與妻子或丈夫結合。...

女權主義如何破壞傳統家庭

on Sep 22, 2019 in External links, Marriage | 0 comments

女權主義如何破壞傳統家庭   【節錄】第七章 家庭篇:魔鬼在毀掉我們的家庭(下)   5. 共產主義如何摧毀西方家庭 2)鼓吹女權,唾棄傳統家庭 (2)女權運動後果:破壞家庭、敗壞人倫、混淆性別角色   今天,女權主義觀念已經深深植入社會的方方面面。根據2016年春季哈佛公共政治觀點項目的調查,現在大約有59%的女性支持女權主義觀點。當代女權主義的一個突出觀點是,男人和女人之間除了生殖器官生理差別之外,沒有其它生理和心理的差別。因此,男女在行為和性格上的差別完全是因為社會、文化原因造成的,從而男女在所有社會、生活領域裡應該完全平等,任何男女之間「不平等」的現象,都來自於社會和文化對女性的「歧視」和「壓迫」。 比如,大企業高管、頂尖大學的高級別學術職位、高級政治官員等職位中男性人數遠遠高於女性。女權主義就認為這主要是性別歧視造成的。事實上,公平的比較,是在工作能力、工作時間、工作態度等等完全相同的情況下比較性別差別。比如不能忽略的因素是,這樣的高階職位往往要求長期高強度超時工作,犧牲週末甚至晚間的休息,正吃著飯接到一個電話就得馬上召開緊急會議,經常出差離家等等;而女性通常在生育期要中斷職業生涯,而且更傾向於多花時間照顧家庭和孩子,不願意在這方面犧牲;另外升到這些職位的人往往具有比較剛毅強勢的性格,這也和多數女性溫柔的性格特點相左等等,這些因素都可能導致只有少數女性能攀升到高位。女權主義就認為都是社會強加給女人的觀念造成的這種「不平等」:反對女人應當性格溫婉,應當花時間照顧自己的孩子、家庭等觀念;認為政府應當提供嬰幼兒撫養教育的公共服務等等。 同時,當代女權主義也不能容忍用男女天生的生理心理差別來解釋男女「不平等」現象,即只有把過錯都歸結到社會原因、傳統道德觀念上才是「唯一真理」,才算「政治正確」。2005年哈佛大學校長勞倫斯‧薩摩斯(Lawrence...

Sound view on marriage 2

on Sep 14, 2019 in Marriage | 0 comments

Sound view on marriage 2 Author: Ivan Ho 14 Sept 2019   Sound view on marriage after weaning 1   ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’ ; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”Mark 10:7‭-‬9 Jesus tells us that, right from the beginning when God created Adam and Eve, He has already laid down the principles of marriage which transcend space, time and cultures. The established truth on marriage is still valid today as it was before man fell into sin. Before I go on to discuss in more details my understanding of divine pattern for marriage, some of you may ask: “How about those who have been divorced or remarried? Would they still be accepted by God? Would they be given another chance in God’s plans?” The answer,...