Five Solas


Keller, Counterfeit Gods, p.xviii (廣橋訳『偽りの神々』pp.17-18)

Keller, Counterfeit Gods, p.xviii (廣橋訳『偽りの神々』pp.17-18)

序章 偶像工場

Timothy Keller (廣橋 麻子訳)

Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters, New York: Dutton, 2009, pp.ix-xxiv
(『偽りの神々――かなわない夢と唯一の希望』東京: いのちのことば社, 2013年, pp.7-25)

序章 偶像工場
第1章 あなたがほしいものすべて
第2章 愛こそすべて?
第3章 金銭はすべてを変える
第4章 成功への誘惑
第5章 権力と栄光
第6章 日常に隠された偶像
第7章 偽りの神々の終焉
終章 偶像交換


 A counterfeit god is anything so central and essential to your life that, should you lose it, your life would feel hardly worth living. An idol has such a controlling position in your heart that you can spend most of your passion and energy, your emotional and financial resources, on it without a second thought. It can be family and children, or career and making money, or achievement and critical acclaim, or saving “face” and social standing. It can be a romantic relationship, peer approval, competence and skill, secure and comfortable circumstances, your beauty or your brains, a great political or social cause, your morality and virtue, or even success in the Christian ministry. When your meaning in life is to fix someone else’s life, we may call it “codependency” but it is really idolatry. An idol is whatever you look at and say, in your heart of hearts, “If I have that, then I’ll feel my life has meaning, then I’ll know I have value, then I’ll feel significant and secure.” There are many ways to describe that kind of relationship to something, but perhaps the best one is worship. (p.xviii)