Did Apostles Go to China?
Evidence suggests Christianity reached China in the first century.
By Ted Olsen | posted 10/21/2002
That Christianity reached China by the end of the first century has
long been dismissed as a myth. Now, says the Chinese People's Daily,
evidence suggests it really happened. Wang Weifan from Jinling
Seminary says tombstone carvings from about a.d. 86 depict Bible
stories and Christian designs. "Somebody certainly was taking the
Great Commission rather seriously," says Ralph Covell, senior
professor of world Christianity at Denver Seminary. Though this
discovery may reset the date of Christianity's arrival by 550 years,
Covell notes that the a.d. 635 meeting between Nestorian Christian
Alopen and Chinese emperor T'ang T'ai Tsung had much greater influence
For more information and to see a picture of the tombstone carvings,
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