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Monday, February 4, 2008

Ming Dynasty

From "Faith of our Fathers" (God in Ancient China) by Chan Kei Thong (p 35)

...this knowledge of the creative power of God is expressed in the following song found in The Collected Statutes of the Ming Dynasty:

Of old in the beginning, there was the great chaos, without form and dark. The five planets had not begun to revolve, nor the two lights to shine. In the midst of it there existed neither form nor sound. You, O spiritual Sovereign, came forth in Your sovereignty, and first did separate the impure from the pure. You made heaven; You made earth; You made man. All things came alive with reproducing power.