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86. Forbidden Knowledge of the Tower of Babel, the Chinese Temple of Heaven and Noah's Ark

The Tower of Babel and the Chinese Temple of Heaven

 

People lived in many parts of the earth during the pre-flood world time lines of Noah's ark and the Great Flood carbon dating. There is evidence that people lived in China then, but disappeared either thousands of years before or during the flood. After the Flood about 2348 BC, with the scattering of the nations from the Tower of Babel about 2247 BC, before the first Chinese dynastic rule beginning forty-two years later with the Hsia (or Xia) dynasty in c. 2205-7 BC until 1911 AD, resulted in an ancient Chinese art carving of Noah's Ark model replica and annually sacrificed unblemished bullocks to their god ShangDi, a name that in Mandarin sounds like the Hebrew 'Shaddai', meaning God Almighty. About 118 years after the flood in 2230 BC, the first Chinese ruler of the Hsia dynasty built a three-tiered Temple of Heaven to the triune God that still exists in splendor today, although the Chinese do not remember the purpose of it, for many centuries the emperors recited a prayer very much like the first chapter of Genesis. The Chinese writing in its English translation goes something like this:

 

"Of old in the beginning there was great chaos without form and dark. The five 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, Oh Spiritual Sovereign, came forth in Your presidency, and first divided the grosser parts from the purer. You made the heavens and the earth. You made man. All things with their reproductive power came into being."

 

The earliest account of the Chinese Emperor Shun's worship of the triune God ShangDi in 2230 BC is recorded in SHU CHING, the BOOK OF HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS and the oldest Chinese historical record. On this structure, the ritual known as the "Border Sacrifice" was performed. Its location is described by ancient authors as being in the eastern Tai mountains, but it was later moved to Beijing. It is more likely the simple but huge three-tiered tower found in front of the Temple of Heaven in Beijing.

 

 

 

 

 

The three-tiered Temple of Heaven in Beijing (above and in the far background below) was built in 1420 AD. Covering an area of 2,730,000 square meters, it was the site on which the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties annually offered sacrifices to God. The three-tiered Altar of Heaven in the foreground below may be one of the oldest structures in the world today, built immediately after the Flood of Noah and the scattering of the people from the Tower of Babel. The three levels represent the triune God. The prayers offered were very similar to the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis.

 

Many of the Chinese words are Chinese symbols that describe the events in Genesis. For example, the Chinese symbols for 'gate' is similar to two cherubim guarding the entrance to the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:24).

Noah's Ark

Genesis 7:11-13 tells us "In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up and the windows of heaven were opened.

"And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.

"On the very same day Noah and Noah's sons, Shem, Ham and Japeth, and Noah's wife and the three wives of the sons with them entered the ark (NKJV)."

The Chinese carve a boat of stone carrying "The Eight Immortals". They say these eight immortals sailed from heaven and founded the Chinese race. Noah and his wife, his three sons and their wives lived six hundred to nine hundred and fifty years, while those born after Noah and the flood lived about seventy to one hundred and seventy-five years. So the people after the flood believed that Noah and his family were immortal. The Chinese writing symbols for 'boat' is made up of three words, vessel, eight, and 'mouth' . . . or person (meaning eight persons on a boat) 42.

 

 

This Ancient Chinese art stone carving of the eight immortals represents Noah's Ark with Noah, his three sons and their wives sitting on a boat that sailed from heaven and founded the Chinese nation. I bought this carving in 'Snake Alley' in Taipei, Taiwan, a lively bazaar where souvenirs and other goods are sold. The name given the market is because live snakes are bled and locals drink vials of their blood, supposedly to increase their virility.

 

The Chinese symbols are pictographs made up of stick drawings, mostly of things that happened in Genesis and the Chinese history.  It appears that Noah may have carried the Genesis record of creation on the ark with him. Lamech was alive when Adam and Eve were alive. Genesis 5 tells us that Noah's father, Lamech, lived 56 years while Adam was still alive. 43 So Adam and Eve and all Adam and Eve's descendants down to Lamech in all probability told Lamech the entire Genesis story. Lamech then lived 595 years after Noah was born, and obviously told Noah. Noah lived three hundred and fifty years after the flood (Genesis 9:28), and his son Shem lived five hundred years after the great flood (Genesis 11:11). It is probable that the Chinese got the Genesis account directly from Noah, and that Moses wrote the Pentateuch or Torah, as the Jews call it, the first five books of the Bible, as given him not only by God (Exodus 17:14; 24:4, 7; Numbers 33:1 2; Deuteronomy 31:9, 11; John 5:46 47), but also by the descendants of Noah. Section 18, Chapters 83 - 90 give much more proof that the Flood of Noah really occurred.

 

Radioactive decay carbon 14 dating gives the time of the forbidden knowledge of the Tower of Babel, the Beijing Temple of Heaven and ancient Chinese art of Noah's Ark that has been preserved.

 

42. James Legge, THE CHINESE CLASSICS, VOL. III, THE SHOO KING: CANON OF SHEN (Taipei, Southern Materials Center, Inc., 1932 pp.34, 35; Jacques Gernet, 1972. Le Monde Chinois, Libairie Armand Colin, Paris; Nelson, Ethel R. and R.E. Broadberry, 1994. GENESIS AND THE MYSTERY THAT CONFUCIUS COULDN'T SOLVE, Concordia Publishing House, Missouri..

 

43. Genesis 5:32; 7:6; 9:29; 11:10, 11.5

 

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