The Influence Of Myth And Traditions In Ancient China

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Ancient Chinese symbolism, myths and traditions promoted a distinct culture in China as is evidenced by creating a unique architecture, reflecting a spiritual aesthetic in art and literature, and prompting the observance of ancient customs. The Ancient Chinese left an indelible mark on China’s culture. The first Chinese communities that settled the Yellow River basin and spread their belief set in motion a worldview that influenced the Chinese people and caused a dominate culture to emerge. Each generation was accustomed to accepting the stories that had been passed down by previous generation. Since the symbols, myths and traditions were popular and deeply embedded into society the customs were easy to maintain.
Since each person’s worldview
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Throughout their history the Ancient Chinese had been influenced by the worldview that evolved many years ago. Instead of relying upon a powerful creator they relied upon powerless symbols, myths and traditions. The creation should point people to God, but if they reject Him then the rejection leads to worship of the creation instead of the creator. As Romans 1:25 states, “Because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever!” (ESV). We are only to hold to traditions that are based upon oral and written biblical truths. Paul said to the Thessalonians, “Hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter” (2 Thess. 2:15). Additionally, stated in I Timothy 4:7, we are not to have anything to do with “irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness.” Our faith does not need to rely upon dragons or gargoyles, upward turned roofs or worshiping of ancestors. As Christians we must remember that the, the wisdoms of the world are contradicting, but the absolute truth of God never changes (Coghlan). Hebrews 15:8 states, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” There is one truth. The one truth does not change, is not confusing, and God’s truth is the same in all
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