아래 글은 1948년 UN 인권 선언문 초안을 작성했다는 레바논 출신 철학자
Charles Malik 이 Wheaton College 에서 1980년 있었던 Billy Graham Center 헌정식 연설에 앞서 드린 개인적인 신앙고백문입니다. 그의 고백과 같이 우리도 순간순간 주님의 재림을 학수고대하며 살아가는, 착하고 충성된 종이라고 칭찬 듣는, 주님의 제자들 되기를 소원합니다.
I speak to you as a Christian.
Jesus Christ is my Lord and God and Savior and Song day and night.
I can live without food, without drink, without sleep, without air -
but I cannot live without Jesus.
Without Him I would have perished long ago.
Without Him and His church reconciling man to God
the world would have perished long ago.
I live in and on the Bible for long hours every day.
The Bible is the source of every good thought and impulse I have.
In the Bible God Himself, the Creator of everything from nothing, speaks to me
and to the world directly - about Himself, about ourselves, and about His will
for the course of events and for the consummation of history.
And believe me: Not a day passes without my crying out from the bottom of my heart,
"Come, Lord Jesus!"
I know He is coming with Glory to judge the living and the dead,
but in my impatience I sometimes cannot wait, and I find myself
in my infirmity crying with David, "How long, Lord?"
And I know His Kingdom shall have no end.
--- Charles Malik, the President of the United Nations in 1958 ---
THE TWO TASKS_Charles Malik.pdf