Truth about Creation from China

Chinese people can boast over a 4000-year-old, unbroken history of their civilization. The_Discovery_of_GenesisIf we go back to the most ancient times of the recorded history of China, we will discover that before the first century B.C. when Buddism was introduced and before the 5th century B.C. when Taoism and Confucianism simultaneously appeared, the Chinese served only one God. They had neither myths nor idols, and kept a strict moral code. They called their God Shang Ti – The Heavenly Emperor. The earliest account of religious worship in China is found in the Shu Ching – the Book of History, compiled by Confucius. It records of Emperor Shun in 2230 B.C. that: He sacrificed to Shang Ti. The ceremony was known as the border sacrifices because at the summer solstice the Emperor of China offered a sacrifice to earth on the northern border of his country, while at the winter solstice he offered a sacrifice to heaven on the southern border. Let us take a look at a part of the script which was recited during those ceremonies by the earliest emperors who, as high priests, alone participated in them:

Of old in the beginning, there was the great chaos, without form and dark.
The five elements [planets] had not begun to revolve, nor the sun and the moon to shine. In the midst thereof there existed neither forms nor sound.
Thou, O spiritual Sovereign camest forth in thy presidency, and first didst divide the grosser parts from the purer.
Thou madest heaven; thou madest earth; Thou madest man. All things with their reproductive power got their being.
(C. H. Kang and Ethel R. Nelson, The Discovery of Genesis, p. 15)

This fragment proves that the first emperors of China extolled God the Creator of heaven and earth and all living things.Their praise is very similar to the biblical account of creation:

IN the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. (Genesis 1:1-5)

The emperors of China thus continued their praise:

Thou hast vouchsafed, O Ti, to hear us, for Thou regardest us as a Father.
I, Thy child, dull and unenlightened, am unable to show forth my dutiful feelings.
(C. H. Kang and Ethel R. Nelson, The Discovery of Genesis, p. 15)

And then concluded their exaltation with the following words:

Thy sovereign goodness is infinite. As a potter, Thou hast made all living things.
Thy sovereign goodness is infinite. Great and small are sheltered [by Thy love].
As engraven on the heart of Thy poor servant is the sense of Thy goodness, so that my feeling cannot be fully displayed.
With great kindness Thou dost bear with us, and not withstanding our demerits, dost grant us life and prosperity.
(C. H. Kang and Ethel R. Nelson, The Discovery of Genesis, p. 16)

The end of the recited prayer sounds like Judeo-Christian prayer:

But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. (Isaiah 64:8)

In the beginning the Chinese had monotheistic religion with the worship of a heavenly God the Creator. It is amazing that they worshipped the same God as the Hebrews did and that the Chinese knew the truth about creation centuries before the Book of Genesis was written by Moses. With the introduction of Taoist and Buddist concepts, their original faith in God the Creator was slowly replaced by the expansion of false, mystical ideas, innumerable spirit deities and pagan forms of worship.