The Message of the Chinese Characters
(...) I would briefly like to explain this by using the example of the Chinese writing system. This system does not consist of 26 letters. The Chinese system of writing is based on 214 signs, or “roots”. These 214 roots are joined together to produce between 30,000 and 50,000 characters. Many missionaries who wanted to or who had to learn the Chinese language have moaned and groaned about this rooted system of writing. However, one day one of the missionaries stopped complaining about it. He looked at a Chinese character which meant "righteous", and noticed that it was made up of two parts. The upper part was simply the Chinese sign for lamb, directly underneath the lamb was a second sign, the pronoun I. All of a sudden this missionary had discovered an excellently coded message in this character: I am righteous under the lamb!
This was nothing less than the centrepiece, the heart of the Gospel. It was the reason why he had crossed the ocean. This was the message he wanted to preach in China! The Chinese were baffled when he drew their attention to this hidden message. They had never noticed this before, but when he showed it to them, they saw it very clearly. When he asked them, "Under which lamb do we have to stand to be just?" They did not have an answer. With deep joy he told them about "the Lamb which is slain", the same "Lamb of God which takes away the sins of the world".
He shared his discovery with other missionaries, and soon they decoded more spiritual messages in these characters which are 4,000 years old! The study of the Chinese language suddenly turned into an exciting adventure for them.
The root sign for "man" is in a form similar to an upside down "Y". The meaning of the sign tree is a cross with the symbol of a man lying across the top of it! And the sign for "to come" consists of two root signs for "man", which stands on either side of the sign for "tree", above which is the bigger sign for man. Some experts of Chinese writing think that the two smaller human figures have the general meaning of "mankind". If this is the case, then the coded meaning of the sign "to come" is:
"Mankind, come to the man at the tree!"
Truths from Genesis and the nucleus of God's revelation are obviously hidden in the old Chinese characters. Moreover, we are reminded here of the story about the building of the tower of Babel in GENESIS 11. This report starts with the significant statement:
"And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech." Following this, the people wanted to build,
"...a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven." (verse 4). It probably was an observatory.
In Mesopotamia, idol worship was taken to the extreme. The notion to build such a tower was blasphemous and an expression of the astrologically orientated, occult activities of these people. According to the Bible, the Almighty God punished the people by confusing the language of the people, because they knew God, but did not give honour to Him.
|Another example: The Chinese sign for "ship" is made up of the root "boat" with the root sign "person" and "eight". Eight people? Noah's ark had eight people on board.||GENESIS 2:7 says:
"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."
|The sign for "boat"||The sing for "create"|
|consists of||consists of|
|vessel,||dust or mud,|
|number 8,||movement or life,|
|mouth or person||ability to "walk",|
|mouth or person|
Source: 'Factum' special edition