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In fact, before the Flood Noah had brought on the Ark with him some animals which were specifically meant to be offered in sacrifice, in addition to all the other animals that were on the Ark.
So, the religion of Noah, which he had received from his forefather Adam, included the sacrifice of animals.
The Great Flood occurred, according to the Biblical reckoning, in approximately 2348 B. It was a global Flood which wiped out the entire earth and all human beings except for Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives (8 people in all).
The Bible says that, when Noah got off the Ark after the Flood, the first thing he did was to offer sacrifice to God, just as his forefather Adam had once done.
It is probable that most of the people living in China today have descended from this original group.
Many Christians who have looked into this question have suggested that, in the Genesis table of nations chronicling the language groups migrating from Babel, the Sinite people (Genesis 10: 17) could refer to the group that became the Asian peoples.
As the ceremony concludes, Shangdi is praised for His loving kindness: Thy sovereign goodness is infinite. These last two recitations, taken together, bear the same simile as found in the Prophecy of Isaiah in the Bible: But now, O Lord, Thou art our Father; we are the clay, and Thou our Potter and we all are the work of Thy hand (Isaiah 64: 8).
In general, reading the text of the Border Sacrifice reminds one strongly of the prayers of the ancient Hebrews as found in the Old Testament: the same reverent awe before God, the same selfabasement, humility and gratitude before His greatness. Adam and Eve, as we know from the book of Genesis, were cast out of Paradise, and Cherubim with flaming swords guarded the East Gate of Eden so that Adam and Eve could not return to it.
The original people of China were undoubtedly a group of people (of unknown number) who traveled to China from Babel.
This recitation praising Shangdi as Creator of heaven and earth sounds surprisingly like the first chapter of Genesis: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep (Genesis 1: 1- 2).
The Chinese have been called one of the most history-conscious and tradition-conscious peoples of the world. Perhaps it is seen most of all in this very Border Sacrifice which the Emperor performed twice a year. It is the exact text of the ceremony that was performed in A. 1538, which was based on the existing ancient records of the original rituals.
Let us look at portions of the recitation script that the Emperor used The Emperor, as the high priest, was the only one to participate in the service.