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Several years ago, missionaries had difficulty in communicating the good news of Jesus Christ to the Chinese people. But one day, there was a breakthrough.

A missionary was studying a particular Chinese ideograph, the one which means "righteous." He noticed that it contained an upper and lower part. The upper part was simply the Chinese symbol for "lamb." Directly under was simply a second symbol, the first person pronoun, "I" or "me."

"Suddenly, the missionary discerned an amazingly well-coded message hidden within the ideograph: "I under the lamb am righteous!"

"This startled the Chinese people. They never noticed it, but once the missionary pointed this out, they saw it clearly. They then asked the missionary,...

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