Author: Da Yong

Going Native

“Let us in everything not sinful, become like the Chinese, that by all means we may save some.” – Hudson Taylor Hudson Taylor was beyond most of the missionaries of his day.  It was common for missionaries to build themselves a little compound surrounded by walls and to invite locals in and adopt English ways.  In the colonial days of Shanghai and Hong Kong the practice of adopting local dress was outrageous and hilarious to Westerns.  But, full Chinese dress was a rule that Taylor held fast and hard to with those that join China Inland Mission.  The Western appearance of...

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God in the Chinese Written Characters, Part 2

December 16, 2010 | Da Yong – In the first article we examined five Chinese characters, their makeup and their meaning. We concluded that it is not coincidence that these five Chinese characters match-up with the historical accounts that we read about in Genesis. It is fascinating and exciting to see that even in a communist country God is visible not only through creation, but, also in the written language of the Chinese. Let us examine more of these Chinese characters and how they show and declare the historical accounts of the Bible. The Chinese character for boat is...

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God In The Chinese Written Characters, Part 1

December 7, 2010 | Da Yong — God is present even in countries that officially deny His existence. Through nature God reveals Himself to us all, Romans 1, Ps. 19. He often reveals Himself in other ways as well. The written language of China is one of the oldest continually used systems the world has. Characters dating back not just hundreds but thousands of years. Characters that clearly show us that in ancient China people knew God. I want to share with you a few Chinese characters that will really get your attention. If you have Chinese friends who...

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Little-Known Facts About Missions and China

November 29, 2010 | Da Yong — Many of us have a lot of misunderstandings about missions work in China let alone China itself.  We probably all think of Hudson Taylor when we hear China and Missions.  But, what about these facts, do you know that… The first recorded missionary to China was a man named Olepen (Alopen) a Nestorian Christian and a heretic.  He arrived in Chang ‘an, present day Xi’an, in the year 635.  He was welcomed by the emperor and Christianity grew until two centuries later Emperor Wu Tsung persecuted Christians and the church. John of...

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The Trials of the Third Church of China

November 4, 2010 | Da Yong – Little to no knowledge of the Bible The growth explosion in the Third Church of China is causing a great deal of stress and trials.  Even though the TC is made up of intellectuals there is a great void in solid biblical teaching.  Remember that China has been essentially a spiritual vacuum for over 60 years.  China is officially atheistic to it’s core even though there is a State run church.  From schools to home Chinese learn from day one that there is no God.  There is no understanding of basic Bible stories let alone deep theological...

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