Gospel in China’s Pictorial Language

Biblical stories are embedded into Chinese characters.  Written Chinese arises from the beginning of Chinese civilization, which dates back about 4200 years. This means that the Chinese script was developed about 700 years before Moses edited the book of Genesis (ca 1500 BC). We can recognize Chinese calligraphy when we see

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Tree of Life

Veneration of the Tree of Life

This fresco known as the Veneration of the Tree of Life was discovered in the early 20th century in a cave in Turpan, Xinjiang, China.  According to the teachings, there is a tree of life growing in the Kingdoms of Light.  In the center it has three trunks which symbolize

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Confucianism – Analects 12.2

仲弓问仁子曰出门如见大宾使民如承大祭己所不欲勿施于人在邦无怨在家无怨仲弓曰雍虽不敏请事斯语矣 Original Source: Analects 12.2 Translations: Zhonggong asked about Goodness.  The Master said, “ ‘When in public, comport yourself as if you were receiving an important guest, and in your management of the common people, behave as if you were overseeing a great sacrifice.’ Do not impose upon others what you

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Tribe of


Previous Next In front of a Japanese shrine, there are two statues of lions known as “komainu” that sit on both sides of the approach. They are not idols but guards for the shrine. This was also a custom of ancient Israel. In God’s temple in Israel and in the

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