Five Solas


Keller, Counterfeit Gods, pp.xxiii-xxiv (廣橋訳『偽りの神々』pp.23-24)

Keller, Counterfeit Gods, pp.xxiii-xxiv (廣橋訳『偽りの神々』pp.23-24)

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


The Opportunity of Disenchantment

 As we have seen, there is a big difference between sorrow and despair, since despair is unbearable sorrow. In most cases, the difference between the two is idolatry. A Korean businessman killed himself after losing most of a $370 million investment. “When the nation’s stock market index fell below 1,000, he stopped eating and went on a drinking binge for days and finally decided to kill himself,” his wife told police.16 In the midst of the great financial crisis of 2008–2009 I heard a man named Bill recount that three years before he had become a Christian and his ultimate security had shifted from money to his relationship with God through Christ.17 “If this economic meltdown had happened more than three years ago, well, I don’t know how I could have faced it, how I would have even kept going. Today, I can tell you honestly, I’ve never been happier in my life.” (pp.xxiii-xxiv)