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Did it really come from the west

Updated on May 12, 2013

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.

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    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      5 years ago

      Good morning beautiful sisters.

      Yes Faith Reaper the Chinese churches are always packed. Thank you for your gracious comments.

      Yes it is quite daunting always exploring to sift through the many different interpitations of the Bible.

      May you be blessed with a deeper understanding and love for our Fahter through His many names.

      Thank you for the tip shofarcall.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Very interesting, Teacher Joe. Never knew about the Chinese perspective on Christianity from the west. You state some very good come backs. Bless you too.

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      We all serve one God, some have a different name but that's ok as long as we believe. It is interesting to me, the many beliefs so many different bibles. I am sure we will understand it all better someday. Your topic is interesting indeed. Thank you...

    • shofarcall profile image

      shofarcall 

      5 years ago

      Hello teacherjoe,

      I also thank you for this very interesting read. And I second what my sister has written above, concerning the House church movement who are known as "Back to Jerusalem" by us in the West (and I am sure there too) and have been experiencing revival and utter commitment to the Lord for many a year. The Lord has given me a burden for them and I have been praying for them for the last few years. Their vision, received from the Lord in 1920's is astonishing. there is a book called "Back to Jerusalem" written by Paul Hattaway. The website to read about it is www.asiaharvest.org - you need to click on Evangelism box (3rd along) 'back to Jerusalem' which will take you to the page where you can scroll down to read about it. The book itself, actually covers what you have written about in this hub. So interesting. God Bless.

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Good evening dearest brother teacherjoe,

      Wow, how very interesting! You have done great research here.

      There is a great underground Christian movement in China, I mean big time. It is funny that they are more on fire it seems than we are here in the US today for our Lord.

      Thank you for such an interesting write here. He did come to save the whole world!

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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