How well do you know Chinese?

One of the primary characteristics which separates human behavior from animals is the ability to transfer abstract concepts to another human via written language. The Bible teaches that this ability came directly from a creator, God, and states that the vastly different languages of the world are a result of the confusion of one original language during an event known as the tower of Babel. Our English word babble (meaning gibberish, a confusion of noises or voices) has it roots in this event. If this event was a factual, historical happening, there would be clues in ancient writing for such important events such as the creation of man, the fall of man, the existence of a creator (God) and a deceiver (Satan), the world wide flood, and the dispersion of man (at the tower of Babel).

Knowledge of all of these events can be found not just in the Bible but through the ancient writing of people throughout the world. One of the more interesting clues can be found within the very characters of the ancient Chinese letter symbols. China today is dominated by Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism but about 2000 years before the appearance of any of these religious beliefs the ancient Chinese served a single creator god known as "Shang Ti".

Ancient Chinese writing consisted of a series of word pictures or pictographs, which combined simpler features to express an idea or concept.

The symbol for Shang Ti (God) is a combination of the symbol for emperor and the symbol for heaven (or above).

Thus, the original God worshiped by the Chinese was a single heavenly emperor (not a plurality of many gods).

The Bible describes the creation of man as God having formed him from the dust of the ground and breathed into him the breath of life. The Chinese symbol for create is a combination of person (or breath), dust, walking, and alive.

Thus, to create is to bring a person from dust to life and have it walk.

The Bible describes the devil as the great deceiver who first tempted mankind during a private conversation among the trees of the Garden of Eden. The Chinese symbol for Devil is a combination of alive, man, garden, and secret {i.e. something alive tells man a secret in a garden}. Even more revealing is the symbol for tempter. This symbol adds devil to trees and cover.

Thus, the great tempter is a devil telling man a secret under trees.

The Bible describes a world wide flood catastrophe in which all human life with the exception of eight individuals on a floating vessel were destroyed. The Chinese symbol for boat is vessel, eight, and people.

Thus, a boat is eight people onboard of a vessel!

The Bible describes that man was told to spread out over the earth after the worldwide flood yet he rebelled and built a tower to his own glory. God ended this rebellion by confusing man's languages so that they set out and journeyed across the globe in different language groups. Interestingly the Chinese chose to use the identical symbol for confusion and rebellion...a combination of tongue and right leg (or journey).

Thus, to confuse is to set out on a journey with a new tongue (or language).

The Chinese language predates the Hebrew of the Old Testament by 700-1700 years, and yet it contains a true and accurate record of events from the book of Genesis. Isn't God wonderful to preserve such a record for us?

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Christina said...

Thomas, this post rocks !

You are amazing. You must study Chinese?

ThomasCSlater said...

Hehe, thanks Christina! :)

No, I don't know Chinese, but I am very fascinated by the culture. Like the use of alternative medicine with acupuncture and different herbs. Also I am very interested by their martial arts and Kung Fu. I practice Wing Chun and Tai Chi which I find to be a very useful exercise especially for someone like myself with so many health problems. I think everyone should do Tai Chi for exercise and how beneficial it is for people's organs.

Christina said...

Does a person need to go to some kind of studio for this, or can it be learned & practiced at home?

I find the Egyptian culture fascinating, so I know what you a Christian, tho, I worry about myself a li'l, like, why am I draw to the artifacts, jewelry, architecture etc. of a culture that, Biblically, produced enemies of the Lord, etc?!! But I don't look into it too deeply! And, I'm careful and cautious, so...not wearin' any superstitious-type necklaces, etc!

Oh, and thanks for the tag...I appreciate it alot!

ThomasCSlater said...

I guess you could go to a studio, but you could probably buy books on calligraphy (beautiful writing) this site has some neat ideas Calligraphy.
I can't see why this couldn't be done at home if you have the proper books and such.

But the best way to get better at anything is to practice, practice, practice. :)

Christina said...

Sorry, I wasn't clear...I meant the Wing Chun & Tai Chi!

ThomasCSlater said...

Christina, i see, sorry I misunderstood! I got a good friend, Larry Rivera who lives down the street from me, he has been doing Kung Fu for over 20 years and I am blessed to have him living right down the street from me. He helps me with my technique, forms, and sensitivity but like I said before practice makes perfect. Sorry for the misunderstanding.