Day 4

Posted On July 25, 2007

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CHINESE RELIGION
The Chinese Religion is a mix of Taoism, Confucianism and Mahayana Buddhism. The belief is predominantly expressions of cultural characteristics, ethic and philosophy observed over many generations.
Taoism combines old animistic harmony with the universe. Confucianism takes care of the political and moral aspects of life, while Buddhism takes care of the afterlife. The practice of ancestor worship is rooted in the Confucian concept of filial piety.
The Encyclopedia of Malaysia traces the early history of the Chinese religions back to a 15th century small settlement established in Melaka by Hokkien traders.
However, the building of shrines and cemeteries was attributed to the mass migration of Chinese in the 19th century during the tin and gold mining days. Temples, practices and religious rituals served as important links to migrants’ hometowns.
Leaders of the Chinese communities were called Kapitan. Some of them became the patron saints worshipped by the Chinese. For example, the leader of the Sarawak Hakka gold miners, who died during the anticolonial uprising in 1857, was declared Dai Pak Gong for establishing Kuching as the capital of Sarawak. A statue of him was placed in a temple, worshipped by the local Chinese.
The Malaysian Chinese Religion also integrated the local value and belief system producing some local deities such as the Na Tuk Kong and Tua Pek Kong.
The Cheng Hoon Teng temple in Melaka is the oldest temple in the country, built in 1645.

PRAY

1. Praise God for
a. His love for the people who have yet to believe in Him.
b. The harmonious relationship among all religious groups in the country.
c. The flourishing of the Chinese-speaking churches throughout Malaysia.
2. Cultural barriers, superstitions and traditions that may prevent the people from being receptive to the Gospel to be broken down.
3. Against the spiritual forces behind all spiritual deceptions (Eph 6:12)
4. Hearts and minds to be enlightened to see the TRUTH.

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One Response to “Day 4”

  1. black charcoal

    “For example, the leader of the Sarawak Hakka gold miners, who died during the anticolonial uprising in 1857, was declared Dai Pak Gong for establishing Kuching as the capital of Sarawak. A statue of him was placed in a temple, worshipped by the local Chinese.
    The Malaysian Chinese Religion also integrated the local value and belief system producing some local deities such as the Na Tuk Kong and Tua Pek Kong.”

    Please, do some research before you write.

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