If you’re tired of all the debate over whether China’s headed to be the Next Great Superpower, fret no more! We found the answer, and we found in a place some of us (and probably most Chinese) never though to look: the Bible.
According to the Philadelphia Trumpet, the Bible tells us without a doubt that China will rise to great heights, but will ultimately be defeated by European superpowers in the struggle for world dominance! Then Christ arrives to kick ass, take names, and establish His holy government for 1,000 years of peace.
But what’s even more interesting are the purported historical links between the Bible and China. Not only do they cover (in exhausting detail) alleged references to China found throughout the Old Testament, they actually propose (after citing various guys with Dr. in front of their names) that the first emperor of China was the great-grandson of Noah!
Dont believe me? Maybe if you knew more about the Trumpet. From their website: “The Trumpet uses a single overarching criterion that sets it apart from other news sources and keeps it focused like a laser beam on what truly is important. That criterion is prophetic significance.” Lasers. Need I say more??
To save you the trouble of wading through it yourself, below is a boiled down version of their conclusions. Disclaimer: I’m only repeating what they say in the article, not proposing that any of this is historically factual.
They cover China’s biblical roots by ethnicity, beginning with the ethnic minorities.
- Noah has a son named Japheth who marries a woman “of the yellow race.” Japheth has seven sons, one of which is Magog. Magog moves into northern Eurasia. Magog = Mongol.
- Japheth has another son named Javan. Javan kicks it by the Mediterranean instead of moving east, but his son Kittim heads to Asia. Kittam = Khitan, the group that appears in China in the 4th c. AD and rules northern China around the 10th century AD.
- What about the Han and China’s first emperors? Well, Emperor Shun is no other than Nimrod, great grandson of Noah. He’s the guy who ticks off God by gathering everybody to the Tower of Babel. Once God rains down the fury and dispels the masses, Emperor Yu takes over and moves his peeps back to Asia, going on to found the Xia dynasty.
So there you have it. The prophetic conclusions about the China v. Europe battle come from mention that “kings of the east” will gather an army that numbers 200 million soldiers. After Europe (“kings of the north”) defeats Iran (“kings of the south”) and Israel, only China stands in their way. Then they duke it out until Jesus arrives.
One last thing: the “northern” power in the battle for world dominance is, in some circles, interpreted as the Antichrist himself. Could that mean that, come the apocalypse, China will be our last hope?