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Did it really come from the west
Some questions for Christians to ask Chinese.
Many times Chinese tell me they are not interested in learning about Christianity because it comes from the west. If they say that to you, here are some interesting facts you might want to share with them.
The Chinese have a legend that God put the white man in the west, the black man in the south and the yellow man in the east. Didn’t Ham go to Africa, Japheth was a sea people first to Greece, then along the shore to settle along Europe and Shem go east, eventually to China? Look up Genesis 10 Isn’t there a record in every culture about the flood?
What colour is in between white and black? Could it be cream, which is close to what Chinese are? Could that be the original colour of Adam and Eve?
As God predicted a saving son, wouldn’t all the sons of Noah share that story with their children and have it passed on through the generations?
Isn’t there a symbol in Chinese that relates to handing down that represents mouth, eight and water? Could this indicate the eight people in the flood? Didn’t all Chinese worship the high god, supreme god, as Shang-Ti? The symbol for covet/ desire is a combination of tree and woman. Could that represent Eve eating of the fruit?
To offend is one person, to doubly offend is two people, plus the symbol of knife punish is to . Could this represent Adam and Eve offending God and the knife is the sword of the angel to prevent them from going back into the Garden of Eden.
The symbol of righteousness is hand plus knife means me. It means by my own hand. Then add the symbol for sheep. Doesn’t this represent a sacrifice for me? Isn’t that what Noah did after leaving the ark. Wouldn’t the sons pass on that a righteous man would come to be sacrificed for us? Wouldn’t it make sense that those sons would come to worship Christ’s birth. Does it say what country the wise men came from in the Bible?
Please feel free to search these resources for more information. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magi (In Chinese sources) http://www.benbest.com/history/xmas. http://www.answersingenesis.org/media#/video/p/18 and Chinese, language of God.
Wasn’t there a figurine found in the Emperor Chou’s temple with the cross from the 1st century AD.?
Wasn’t Jesus a Nazarene, therefore a Jew? Weren’t all His disciples Jews?
Then how could the Chinese say that Christianity comes from the west when there is so much in their history and the history of the world that claims otherwise?
Prayer: Abba (Father) in Heaven, please help me to accept that we all come from one family, no matter the colour or country. Please provide me with the appropriate tool to help others from different cultures understand this. I ask in the name of our beloved big brother, Jesus Christ.Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.