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God in the Chinese Written Characters, Part 2

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 made up of three characters. The first character represents vessel, the second the number eight and the third person. When these three are combined they form a new character and it represents the character for boat. Do you remember when you were a kid going to Sunday school and hearing about the flood. Noah worked so hard building that Ark and telling everyone that judgment was coming for the evil and wickedness of man. For over 100 years Noah was faithful. In the end only his wife, three sons, the son’s wives and Noah (eight) found “salvation” inside the Ark (Genesis 6 – 9).

The Tower of Babel is another great historical event recorded in the Bible that we all learn about in Sunday school. Remember the images of this great tower being erected into the sky, higher and higher it went. Until, God scattered the inhabitants of the earth by confusing their languages. Therefore, the work on the tower stopped and the construction of the city came to a halt. Have a look at these three Chinese characters.

United together the inhabitants of earth decided to undertake a massive construction project to make a name for themselves. According to a Chinese scholar the Character for weeds here carries the idea of something rotten.

The earth’s inhabitants, united and arrogant endeavored to make a name for themselves. They decide that by constructing a city and a tower that will reach to the heavens they will be exalted and lifted up. It was a rotten idea!

Maybe you are having a hard time seeing the Tower of Babel in this one so have a look at this combination of “to undertake” and clay.

A little easier to see? Hang on I got one more for you.

Tongues were confused and the people separated. They were told to fill the earth (Genesis 9) but they disobeyed God.

Look at the consistency of the meanings and combinations.

Well, even if you think this is stretching it I will leave you with one final Chinese character that will convince you for sure!

Lamb       +               me              =   Righteousness

The Chinese character for righteous is made from two characters. The black character is the character for lamb. The character on the far right is the character for me. When they come together they form the character for righteousness.  Notice their position?  The Lamb over me is righteousness!  This character takes me from Genesis all the way to Revelation.  The LORD is Our Righteousness (Jer. 33:16), we are in need of His righteousness (Rom. 3:23), Christ is the basis of our perfect acceptance with God (2 Cor.5:21),  this righteousness in Christ  is ours when God acquits the believer, based upon the finished all-sufficient death of Christ (Rom.4: 22-25).

Ye sinners, seek his face,
Whose wrath ye cannot bear;
Fly to the shelter of his cross,
And find salvation there.
-Spurgeon

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Da Yong
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God In The Chinese Written Characters, Part 1

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 are not Believers you can use these as a tool to share God and who He is.

Well, here they are; The word for create in Chinese is .  When we break the character down into two parts we discover that the first part means to talk and the second to walk. When God created man He did not create man as an infant but as a completely grown man capable of walking and talking.

Another character that reveals the creation of man in the written Chinese language is the Chinese character for first. This character is made up of three parts, the first stroke to the character means alive, it is added to another character that means dust. This combination is than placed over the character for man and together it becomes the character for the Chinese word first. Sound familiar? If not read Genesis 2:7

Well, you might be thinking maybe this is just coincidence. Keep reading it only gets more convincing!  When God created man and gave man a companion they were placed in the garden and were to enjoy all the blessings of Eden. They were told not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they were forbidden to eat the fruit this tree produced. The Chinese character for forbidden is made up of two characters. Those characters are the character for God and for tree

You might be thinking well we know that most ancient cultures like the Chinese and Egyptians have creation stories. Don’t come to a conclusion just yet. In the garden the devil presented himself secretly to Eve and deceived her. The Chinese character for devil is made up of four characters.

Eve desired or coveted that which she could not have. Is it just by chance that the Chinese character for covet/desire is made up of two trees and a woman?

The truths found in these characters are not coincidental. We have used these characters in China to point Chinese people towards God and to help them understand that He does exist and that He wants to have a right relationship with them. There are many more characters that have biblical meanings, stay tuned for part 2 of God in the Chinese written language!

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