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Global Flood: Evidence We Should Expect
Such a catastrophic event as a global flood should result in significant evidence that it happened. In addition to the geological evidence (we've already talked about that here, here, and here) we should see cultural evidence. People would pass on the story about the flood for generations. And we do see that type of evidence. For example, the creator God of the Bible, and the flood, were such a big part of the lives of the original Chinese people that they incorporated them into their written language.
Pictures are used for written Chinese. However, that does not mean each "word" is a unique character. Many of the characters are composed of other characters. The above video looks at the Chinese word for large boat (or ship). It is composed of three characters: the characters for boat, eight, and mouth (living, breathing people). That's Noah's ark! Noah's ark was large, and was a boat with just eight people on it. We see the global flood and Noah's ark captured in ancient Chinese characters, providing cultural proof the flood was real.
The second word we'll look at is the Chinese character for "garden" (or park). Here we see a picture of the Garden of Eden. It includes an enclosure, and inside that enclosure is dust, breath (life), and two people. So we see the creation of humanity in the Garden of Eden in this character.
The character for "mouth" has several shades of meaning. Here it refers to breath... God took dust and breathed life into it. This character can also represents a living person, as it does with the character for a ship (above). One mouth means one person. But there there is another symbol for a person, and that symbol is there twice, indicating two people... and one person is coming out of the side of the other. You can see this better in the contemporary character that has the same meaning. Draw a vertical line down the middle of this character and you can see you basically have the same character back-to-back.
More information on Chinese characters, that are related to the Bible, can be seen in some of the articles linked below.
More About Chinese Characters
Chinese Characters and Genesis (CMI)
CMI Misrepresents Ancient Chinese Language? (CMI)
The Chinese Language and the Creative Hands of God (ICR)
Image Credit (cruise ship):
Jorge in Brazil - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Allure_of_the_Seas_(ship,_2009)_001_(cropped).jpg
I NEVER KNEW YOU
Many people, when they die, will stand before Jesus and say:
Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles? - Matthew 7:22
And Jesus will say to them:
I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness. - Matthew 7:23
Get your Bible out and read Matthew 7:21-23. These are some of the most frightening verses in the Bible.
They describe people who believe with all their heart that they are saved. They have no doubt that they know Jesus and they've done many great things that prove this is true. Put Jesus says, 'Depart from me...' He doesn't know them.
Are you truly trusting Jesus? Scripture says to examine yourself to see if you are in the faith (2 Corinthians 13:5). Have you done that?
Do you read your Bible regularly? Do you fear false teaching? Are you growing in your obedience to God? Are you growing in your understanding of what God wants? Do you regularly share the good news about Jesus with others?