By Chan Kei Thong & Charlene L. Fu / Zondervan
The origins of ancient China are lost in the mists of time, but Thong and Fu make the case that the language, writings, and actions of the first culture, known as Long Shan, show signs of a belief in one God.
While many consider early Chinese history to be composed of myths, fables, and legends, in Finding God in Ancient China author and scholar Chan Kei Thong believes that the language, stories, and rituals actually occurred during this time period and honored a creator who has since been forgotten in modern Chinese culture. According to Thong, after the division of nations at the Tower of Babel one of the groups journeyed across the Asian continent and settled in what is today the region of China. It was this group of people who established the first Chinese culture known as the Long Shan. And from this culture the first ruling dynasty, the Xia Dynasty, would emerge. Thong claims that the writings, beliefs, actions, and language conventions that were employed by the Xia Dynasty all point to a belief in the one true God; the same God who confused the languages at Babel and is today the God of the Christian faith. ‘Finding God in Ancient China is a remarkable achievement, a profound examination of China’s cultural origins and history as a reflection of a continuous Chinese cultural sense of a connection with the divine. This book is already having a profound mpact in China in a Chinese version. Everyone interested in Christianity in China should read it.’
By: C.H. Kang, Ethel R. Nelson / Concordia Publishing House
This linguistic analysis of the Chinese language suggests the ancient Chinese were well aware of the God of Abraham. Readers will discover the possibility that the Chinese were a remnant of the Tower of Babel dispersion.
“The authors start with the observance of some astonishing points of correspondence between certain characters in the Chinese language and elements of the Genesis account of man’s early beginnings. They go on to analyze dozens of the ideographic pictures that make up words in the Chinese language. The evidence they compile supports the thesis that the ancient picture writing of the Chinese language embodies memories of man’s earliest days. The characters when broken down into component parts, reflect elements of the story of God and man recorded in the early chapters of Genesis. Man and woman, the garden, the institution of marriage, the temptation and fall, death, Noah’s flood, the tower of Babel they are all there in the tiny drawings and strokes that make up the Chinese characters.” (From the foreword by Paul Zimmerman)
By: Ethel R. Nelson, Richard E. Broadberry / Concordia Publishing House
In this unique study, Dr. Ethel R. Nelson and Richard E. Broadberry examine ancient Chinese characters and the mysterious Border Sacrifice and conclude that the inventor of these symbols knew the creation story and the promise of a Savior. ShangTi, who was worshiped at the Border Sacrifice was the Triune God, according to the authors.
Dr. Ethel R. Nelson is a pathologist, and her years of medical research were of help as she undertook this massive research project. She was also a resident of Thailand for many years. Richard E. Broadberry adds expertise as one fluent in the Chinese language and a medical laboratory specialist in Taipei.
He who understands the ceremonies of the sacrifices to Heaven and Earth…would find the government of a kingdom as easy as to look into his palm! -Confucius, The Doctrine of the Mean, xix, 6
By: Kui Shin Voo & Larry Hovee
This PDF document is an essay on the research done by Kui Shin Voo and Larry Hoovee. They have documented the connection between the ancient Chinese language and Jesus Christ.
From the PDF:
“The Chinese invented the ancient Chinese characters nearly 4500 years ago. They
invented the characters independent of the ancient Sumerian and Egyptian writings. The earliest forms of the characters, ‘wen’ ( ), were pictures of objects and symbols. The ancient Chinese combined the ‘wen’ to make up compound characters ( ) in order to express complex ideas. Analysis of these two forms of the ancient Chinese characters that are associated with the sheep suggests that the Chinese recognized the spiritual representation of the sheep as the source of truthfulness, kindness, beauty, righteousness and eternity. These attributes are the same as those of God’s sacrificial Lamb, the Lord Jesus Christ.”