Genesis of Chinese Characters


Chinese characters are pictograms that tell the story of Creation and other accounts from the book of Genesis. Many of the radicals used in China today can be dissected to find the stories of the Genesis accounts. Today’s characters are descendants from ancient forms found on pieces of Oracle Bones or Bronzeware.

As examples of how these pictograms work: The ancient Chinese characters show the Creation story with Adam, Eve, the Garden of Eden, and the two trees. One character, for example, has a sheep, representing the lamb of God, drawn over the symbol for “me” or “I.” A hand in the “me” symbol is holding a weapon. This character means righteousness. It’s written differently now, but the meanings are still the same. If there were just one or two such radicals one could just dismiss it as “coincidence.” However, there are hundreds of these characters showing this connection.

The most ancient forms of radicals tell many things about the God of the Universe, ShangDi. Not only did the early scribes depict these stories in the writings, but in various recitations one can see how ShangDi was a creator God who spoke things into existence.

With the passage of time, the Chinese forgot these roots, and other worship forms crept in beginning with ancestor worship. Buddhism swept in from India, and an indigenous religion, Taoism, developed. Many people don’t realize it, but Confucius was a believer in ShangDi. His followers, however, began to worship him instead. The people of China today have largely forgotten their original beliefs, the beliefs of their “legendary rulers.” Many Chinese consider Christianity a foreigners’ religion, but within their characters is the story of a God and a culture based on the early stories of Genesis. These Chinese characters can be used as a bridge to understand the Bible and Christianity.


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