Standard Method of Measurement 標準度量方法


 

【雙語園地】標準度量方法

Written by 盧國禮

 

標 準度 量方法

作者:盧國禮

香港測量師學會在《測量師時代》(八月 VOL 26 NO.08)刊登以上的文章,該文引起了我的關注。無疑,這是建築業關鍵之事。有關專業人士皆需要履行其標準度量方法,與時代並進,符合技術及建造方法的改進。現行之標準是 2005 年修訂的,需要再修訂,以致合符國際專業標準。此舉會在未來年日繼續進行的。

過去廿載,科技進步,我們可直接得到許多媒體的各類資訊,而負面的影響,就是在道德標準上妥協。在所謂 “平民主義” 的民主制度下,立法機構能將不道德之行為成為合法化,使最為大聲疾呼的人群,得到決定性的發言權。這就是所謂的政治正確!

因此,以道德標準上的妥協,來迎合更多後現代社會的潮流。如有機會,當靜坐反思,我們會問世上有沒有一個標準度量方法,歷久常新,不需修正或改變。

“是的”﹐在我的信仰裡有一答案。耶穌基督說:”我來了,是要叫羊〔或作人〕得生命,並且得的更豐盛。"(約翰福音10:10b) 聖潔的標準度量方法,貫穿在整本聖經裏。我們需要聖靈的恩惠,祂就是能幫助我們明白聖經中每一個真理的鑰匙。

Ray C. Stedman 說得對:

聖經純粹超越所有人類的文憲,更比人類一切所做的高超。雖然聖經作者不同,在不同環境,不同時間寫成,此書(聖經)只有一個訊息,一個故事,聚焦一點,指導我們注意一個人身上(基督)。隨意編集文學著作為一書,而其中有關連性的論題是不可能的。惟一可能的,如果編集在多位作者中間有超越的作者同在……(STEDMAN, Adventure Through The Bible, P15).

保羅給提摩太解釋

聖經都是神所默示的,〔或作凡神所默示的聖經〕於教訓、督責、使人歸正、教導人學義,都是有益的,叫屬神的人得以完全,預備行各樣的善事。(提摩太後書3:16-17)

耶穌安慰祂的門徒說:

你們心裡不要憂愁,你們信神,也當信我……﹐我去原是為你們預備地方去(我父的家) (約翰福音14:1-2)。

多馬對他說,主阿,我們不知道你往哪裡去,怎麼知道那條路呢?”

耶穌說,我就是道路、真理、生命﹐若不藉著我,沒有人能到父那裡去。(約翰福音14:5-6)

耶穌基督就是道路、真理、生命,這就是標準度量方法,永不改變。

[基督]所賜的有使徒,有先知,有傳福音的,有牧師和教師,為要成全聖徒,各盡其職,建立基督的身體。直等到我們眾人在真道上同歸於一,認識神的兒子,得以長大成人,滿有基督長成的身量;使我們不再作小孩子,中了人的詭計,和欺騙的法術,被一切異教之風搖動,飄來飄去,就隨從各樣的異端。惟用愛心說誠實話,凡事長進,連於元首基督,全身都靠他聯絡得合式,百節各按各職,照著各體的功用,彼此相助,便叫身體漸漸增長,在愛中建立自己。(以弗所書4:11-16) [阿們!]

Standard Method of Measurement
Written by Francis Loo

The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors published in Surveyors Times (August 2017 VOL.26 NO.08) the subject article, which draws my attention. Undoubtedly, this is the important concern of the construction industry. All related professionals would like to ensure the practice of up-keeping the current Standard Method of Measurement in line with advancement of changes in technical and construction methods. The current Standard revised since the year 2005 needs to be reviewed for another up-date to world professional standard once more. This practice is continual in the years to come.

While reflecting on scientific advancement and changes in the past two decades, we seem to have the privilege of direct and easy access to all sorts of information through multi-media—the flip side is moral attitudes being compromised. Within the so called “democracy”, the legislature can legalize immorality for those who shouted the loudest used to get the final say. Political correct!

As a result, morality could be modified to suit the desire of society all the more conforming to the urge of the post-modern world standard. When and if we chance to sit back to ponder in solitude, we may ask if there is any Standard Method of Measurement that is ever up-to-date—no revision or changes required in time.

“Yea”—in my faith I believe we have the answer. Jesus Christ says, “I have come that they [humanity] may have life, and have it to the full (John10:10b). The holy Standard Method of Measurement is set in the entire Bible. To study and correctly interpreting or understanding the Scripture we need the grace of the Holy Spirit, which is the key, which aids us to open every door to the Scripture.

Ray C. Stedman states it well:

The Bible clearly transcends all human documents; it is greater than anything human beings could produce. Despite the tremendous diversity of human authorship and the vast span of time over which it was written, this Book [the Bible] has one message, tells one storey, moves to one point, and directs our attention to one Person [Jesus Christ]. It would simply be impossible to take at random any collection of books from literature, put them together under one cover, and have any remotely related theme develop. Such a collection is possible only if behind its many human authors there is one transcendent author. . . .” (STEDMAN, Adventure Through The Bible, P15).

Paul wrote to Timothy explaining:

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

Jesus comforted the disciples and said: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. . . I am going there [my Father’s home) to prepare a place for you. . . .” (John 14:1-2). Then Thomas said to Jesus: “Lord, we don’t know where you are goings so how can we know the way?”

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John: 14 5-6).

Jesus Christ is the way, and the truth and the life that is the Standard Method of Measurement. It never changes.

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work (Ephesians 4:11-16). [Amen.]

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About Francis Loo

I'm a retired landed property professional since 2005 with 57 years working experience, 41 of which related to landed property in Valuation, Property Management, Lease Negotiation etc., in Hong Kong, Toronto and Vancouver. A Guide to Effective Property Management in Hong Kong published in 1991 and translated in 1998 for Chun San University external training courses. Have been contributing biblical articles to Truth Monthly after retirement.
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