China . . . known to the Chinese people as: "神州- The Land of The Most High Creator" since the beginning of its recorded history raises a very interesting question: How did the Chinese people lose their belief and their tradition of worship in their Most High ShangDi over the last five thousand years of endless and painful Chinese history?
The film is based on Mr.Yuan Zhi Ming's book, " Land of the Most High-CHINA's Confessions" exploring the history of this five thousand years of Chinese beliefs, and searches for the missing Most High ShangDi against the backdrop of China's history. (With English Subtitle.)
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第一集 寻根： 展现了失落已久的神州前两千五百年敬虔道统和奇妙传说。
第二集 背叛： 展现了春秋时代令人难以置信的历史演变。
第三集 大沉沦： 展现了神州后两千五百年自残自虐的坎坷命运。
第四集 道光： 展现了中国人自省自救的暗昧和天道之光的辉煌。
第五集 西天： 展现了中国与西方最宝贵的初次接触和心灵深处的对话。
第六集 火凤凰： 展现了鸦片战争以来中国人的困惑、挣扎和痛苦寻索。
第七集 蔚蓝色： 展现了短短五十年来的惨痛教训、今日深藏的危机和出路。
完整版《神州》 2000年出版发行 七集（约210分钟）
China is mentioned in Isaiah 49 v12 (about 700BC): Surely these shall come from afar;.. these from the land of Sinim. (which pronounce as Qin, referring to Ancient China). Isaiah thus prophesied that one day Israel's exiles would return from China back to their own land. It appears that the Chinese believed in YHWH the Almighty (ShangDi) without an organized religion for more than four thousand years.
From the writings of Confucius(551-479) and Mozi (408-382 BC), we discover that the ancient Chinese were originally monotheists who worshiped a Creator-G-d whom they called 'Heaven' or 'ShangDi'. In fact, Han (202 BC-8AD) scholar Zheng Xuan also confirms 'ShangDi' as an alternative name for 'Heaven' The ancient Chinese, unlike their modern counterparts, did not believe in the theory of Evolution, which is a Western atheistic philosophy. The following quotes from the writings of Confucius have left behind a clear record of ancient China's original religious beliefs:'Emperor Sun sacrificed to ShangDi (2255 BC)'. The Book of History 'The Border Sacrifice ceremony is how men serve ShangDi' ；'Erect an altar of earth on Mt. Tai and offer a burnt offering to Heaven'. Sz Ma Qian:'There has never been any Emperor of China who has not performed the sacrifices to Heaven', From the above quotes we can deduce that the Aloahiym of ancient China was worshiped in a ceremony involving animal sacrifices, with the chief participant being the Emperor. Even Huang Di (Emperor), from the so-called 'Legendary Period', is reported to have sacrificed to Heaven (ShangDi). In the 15th century AD the 'Border Sacrifice' site was moved to the Altar of Heaven in Beijing and continued there until 1911 AD when the last Emperor of China was deposed. Thus in China we have a religious belief system and sacrificial ceremony of more than 4000 years continuous observance! Worship of Heaven (ShangDi) at the Altar of Heaven in Beijing. The Altar of Heaven complex, which is today an important tourist site, on the northern most structure, a tablet inscribed with the following characters: 'Heavenly Sovereign ShangDi' These characters clearly indicate that ShangDi (Heaven) was the Almighty worshiped at the 'Border Sacrifice'. This sacrifice took place every year at the winter solstice and by reviewing some of the prayers and songs used in the ceremony it becomes obvious how the Chinese revered their Supreme Almighty: "When Di (ShangDi), the Sovereign, had so decreed, He called into existence heaven, Earth, and man. The Statutes of the Ming Dynasty" If we compare this with the Hebrew text of the Bible it becomes clear that the Creator-Almighty of the Chinese and Hebrews is one and the same: By the word of YHWH the heavens were made... Psalm 33v6,9. Heaven (ShangDi) simply spoke everything into being by His commands. In addition, the religious ceremony of the ancient Chinese appears to be identical to that of the Hebrews as recorded in the Bible: Then Almighty (Yahuwah) said to Moses... 'An altar of earth you shall make for Me, and you shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings. Exodus 20v24, This is confirmed by further Chinese prayers and songs used at the 'Border Sacrifice':" All the numerous tribes of animated beings are indebted to Thy favour for their beginnings. Men and things are all emparadised in Thy love, O Di(ShangDi). All living things are indebted to your goodness, but who knows from whom his blessings come to him? You alone, O The Sovereign One, are the true parent of all things. The Statutes of the Ming Dynasty." From the above quote of MoTz we learn that the ancient Chinese believed that their Aloahiym was The Almighty ( G-d) of love. One final recitation from the 'Border Sacrifice' is of note: "Of old in the beginning, there was the great chaos without form and dark. The five elements had not begun to revolve, nor the sun and moon to shine. You, O Spiritual Sovereign, first divided the grosser parts from the purer. You made heaven. You made earth. You made man. All things with their reproducing power got their being. The Statutes of the Ming Dynasty" The above quote can be compared with the Biblical record: "In the beginning Aloahiym created the heavens and the earth. 'Let there be light'; and there was light.'...Then Aloahiym said let Us make man in Our image...Genesis chapter 1, In conclusion, the original religion of China is similar to that of the Hebrew people as recorded in the Bible. From ancient times right up until 1911 AD it had been the Emperor of China's responsibility to obey the 'Mandate of Heaven' i.e.YHWH Aloahiym's will. This included the 'Border Sacrifice'.本視頻源自：牧师康希（新加坡城市丰收教会）的講道信息下集。上集 (For Part 1): http://youtu.be/tqPLVAV5jfs http://www.yaharise.com & http://www.man-child.com
Video Source:by Rev. (Pastor) Kong Hee (City Harvest Church, Singapore).
ShangDi – The Almighty Creator of the Chinese People for 4500 yearsChina is the oldest, continuous civilization on the earth. Ancient records date back to about 2500 B.C. and coincides with the Biblical timeline, which shows that the great flood took place around 2344 B.C. Source: Bible Study – Flood
Ancient Chinese myth has their first king, Fu-hi or Fohi (Chinese Noah) making his appearance on the Mountain of Chin surrounded by a rainbow after the world had been covered with water. Myth says this Chinese Noah also sacrificed animals to the Almighty Aloahiym.
The Miao tribe of Southwest China has a similar myth. According to the Miao, the Supreme Almighty destroyed the world by flood because of the wickedness of man. The myth also says Nuah (Noah) had three sons: Lo Han (Ham), Lo Shen (Shem), and Jah-hu (Japheth). Source: Silvia Videler
“ShangDi, the Creator-the Almighty (G-d) of the Chinese, surely appears to be one and the same as the Creator-the Almighty Aloahiym of the Hebrews.” Source: Answer in Genesis
“One of the earliest accounts of the Border Sacrifice is found in the Shu Jing (Book of History), compiled by Confucius (551 to 479 B.C.), where it is recorded that Emperor Shun (2256 to 2205 B.C.) sacrificed to ShangDi.” Source: Answer in Genesis
ShangDi is the Supreme Almighty of the ancient Chinese. He was worshiped as the Creator Aloahiym for thousands of years. ShangDi was known as the Heavenly Ruler and the Chinese emperors were known as the Sons of Heaven. No other Mighty One was higher or more powerful.
Evidence says that the ancient Chinese understood the nature of Aloahiym as the ancient Hebrews did after Abraham (1812 B.C. to 1637 B.C.), who is considered the father of the Jews (about 3,000 years old), Christians (about 2,000 years old) and Muslims (about 1,400 years old).
While the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans worshiped many gods, the Chinese worshiped one Almighty Aloahiym above all others, ShangDi. If true, that would mean the Chinese might have believed in the Almighty Aloahiym longer than the Jews in Judahiam, Christians or Muslims.
In fact, it appears that the Chinese believed in YHWH the Almighty (ShangDi) without an organized religion for more than four thousand years.
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從「漢字的構成」透看中國人傳統信仰 From the constitution of the "Chinese Writing characters" to uncover the Original Chinese belief found in the Bible
從「北京天壇」透看中國人傳統信仰 From "Beijing Tiantan" (The Most Ancient Temple）to uncover the original Chinese belief found in the Scripture
就是《聖經》的獨一創造主── 耶和華 神！
以Isa 49:12 看哪，這些從遠方來；這些從北方、從西方來；這些從秦（原文作秦吶Sinae）國來。
Standing at the magnificent and historic Great Wall of China (built by the emperor Qin Shi Huang during the Qin dynasty 260 BC-210 BC), this video reveals the divine mission of this most important information regarding the Lost Tribes of Israel pursuant to their travel along the Silk Route through ancient Persia, modern day Afghanistan and India, integrating into the Chinese culture and population approximately 800 years before the birth of the Messiah Yahushua. Traces of some ancient Jewish rituals have been observed in some places.
More than two thousand years ago from today, and due to subjugation especially from Syria, a very large number of the 10 Tribes from the Northern Kingdom of Israel, eventually settled in the Central Plains of China, assimilating and flourishing into the Chinese culture, becoming one of them. For example: During the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), a Ming emperor conferred seven surnames upon the Jews, by which they are identifiable today: Ai (艾), Shi (石), Gao (高), Jin (金), Li (李), Zhang (張), and Zhao (趙); significance of the original seven Jewish clan's family names: Ezra, Shimon, Cohen, Gilbert, Levy, Y'hoshua, and Yonathan, respectively
In short, portions of the Chinese people of today and the Jews (Yahudim of Israel) are actually connected through their bloodline as lost brothers dating back over this period of thousands of years, as well as by the Ruach [Galatians 3:18, 29]. Hence, all have the same promise of YAHUWAH as the seed of Abraham.
However, through the course of events over this same time, these tribal members and their offspring lost sight of the truth and significance of their lineage as brothers in YAHUWAH. Here, we are referring to the mysterious "disappearance of the ten tribes of Israel," those who have been found to have resettled in China.
The location of these lost 10 Tribes has long been held as an enigma in Israel’s history. In the case of China, according to archeological records found inscribed on a large stone tablet, by the decedents of these people in the City of Kaifeng, China, their ancestors’ footsteps in China can be traced as early as the Shang Zhou Dynasty prior to 1000 BC However, this may not refer to the migration of Jews necessarily, but simply that there is a relationship dating to this time period.
In reference to the Qin Dynasty, the Scriptures reference such: Isa 49:12: "Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim."
(Scholars associated Sin with China, the root word of Sinim, Sinae resembling the Latinization of Qin, after the Qin (state), founded 778 BC and Qin dynasty, founded in 221 BC by Qin Shi Huang-Di. At the time of the prophecy there was no one China, but many small states.)
Throughout the history of China, wars, insurrections, and civil unrest were common and destroyed much of the historical evidence, especially under the emperor Qin Shi Huang, a totalitarian despotic ruler who was the first emperor of the Chin Dynasty. To protect his position and power base, he confiscated and burned most or all books that could have shed some light of this period of Chinese civilization, murdering huge segments of society that were both educated and regarded as scholars of their day. Given the carnage of this period, many witnesses to this account destroyed any evidence of their link to their heritage or anything that would bring to themselves immediate death to themselves , their families, and their clan. After Qin, there were other emperors that served to employ the same method of terrorism against their opposition, costing a further expenditure of many innocent lives. In modern Chinese history, the Cultural Revolution under Mao Zedong regime is a prime example, destroying a huge segment of valuable historical documents, books, and other information.
So unexpectedly, referring to the historical event of the “burning of books” during the Qin Dynasty, the recorded evidence of the connection between the two countries of Israel and China was destroyed or lost. However, hints of this unique heritage and connection in history still remain, waiting to be uncovered through more research.
Therefore, let the ashes and the cries of the ground speak forth. Listen (Shema). YAHUWAH is calling His lost sheep back to the Covenant of the House of Israel [Matt 10:6; 15:24; Luke 15:4, 6].
神秘的「以色列十支派消失案，」一直被喻為歷史上的不解之謎. 今天，謎題解開了, 卻意想不到地，跟中國秦朝的「焚書坑儒」有關:
「兄弟為患難而生」─ 箴言。倘是一天，患難甫現了, 兄弟，又可以如何呢？
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千玉 (Yahn El)
新加坡籍旅美華人/ "世界華文作家協會"會員 / 曾任"新加坡作家協會"理事 / "新加坡21工程傳播企業公司"業務董事 / 新加坡"關懷中心"社會服務機構創辦人之一 / 新加坡國立大學社會科學院第一屆畢業生 / 1982-1994年先後出版主編四份雜誌，著作有: 散文集:【我不怕生命冷場】【相信人生】情思筆記:【我愛，為何哭】