JESUS CHRIST IS NOT A EUROPEAN GOD (19 Jul 2020)

(1) Chinese Spiritual Barrier
The most common reason for Chinese to reject the Gospel is the mistaken belief that Jesus is a European God. To help them overcome this barrier we need to explain who Jesus really is, that Chinese civilization started with Christianity and that Shang Di, the Chinese God is actually the same Creator God revealed in the Bible.

I have written a gospel tract for this purpose and offer it for your use. Give hope to your family members and friends. If you do not receive it through one of the WhatsApp groups in BC you may WhatsApp your request to me.

(2) Chinese Words
Especially useful is analyzing the following most important words which are far older than the same words in the Bible. They relate to the worship of SHANG DI in ways similar to the worship of God described in the Bible:-
(a) 犧 ( 牺 ) ( Xī ) Sacrifice
犧 = 牜(Calf) + 𦍌 (Lamb) + 秀 (Without blemish) + 戈 (Spear).

Animal sacrifices were for various purposes, including the covering (forgiveness) of people’s sins with the blood of the innocent animals. According to God’s spiritual laws, there is no forgiveness of sins without the shedding of blood.

Bible Verse – Leviticus 9:3 …“Take a male goat for a sin offering, and a calf and a lamb, both a year old without blemish (without spots or defect), for a burnt offering, 4 and an ox and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before the Lord,
(b) 羔 羊 (Gāoyáng) Lamb
羔 = 𦍌 (Lamb) + 灬 (Fire).
Lambs were sacrificed as burnt offerings to Shang Di and to the Creator God.

Bible Verse – John 1:19 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

(c) 義 ( 义 ) ( Yì ) Righteousness
義 = 𦍌 (Lamb) + 我 (手 Hand + 戈 Spear). (LAMB covers ME). Short-form writing = 义 (Drop of BLOOD on a CROSS).

Jesus the sacrificial Lamb of God died on a cross and paid for the punishment of sins on behalf of mankind. The LAMB gives ME Righteousness in God’s eyes. ME becomes free from the guilt of sins and escape God’s punishment for sins.

Bible Verse – Romans 3:25 God presented Him (Jesus) as an atoning sacrifice in His blood, received through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness because in His restraint God passed over the sins previously committed.

Glory to Shang Di.

 

Brother Richard Chng