China and Japan
Sin and Heth are most likely ancestors of the Oriental people, the former (Sinites) specifically of the Chinese.
The following quotes have been taken from The Prophetic Significance of the Rise of China as a World Power:
“A revised constitution and expanding military could see a more powerful Japan [currently ranked 9th in the world] in the Asia-Pacific region by the end of the decade.”
CHINA AND THE BIBLE
As Dr. John Walvoord, considered the dean of prophecy scholars living today, writes of this expression:
There has been some tendency to take the expression “the kings of the east” literally, “the kings of the sunrise” – as referring specifically to Japan where the rising sun is a symbol of its political power. However, it is more natural to consider the term, “rising sun” as a synonym for East. …
There is little doubt that those earliest settlers carried with them after the great flood the stories of creation and the one true God. One of the things early missionaries to China pointed out is the truth of God in the Chinese pictographic language. My brother-in-law was a missionary to Taiwan for over twenty years and shared with me that the Chinese name for God is “ShangT,” which is made up of two pictographic symbols, “above” (or heavenly) and “emperor”. The Chinese name for God is Heavenly Emperor. In a country that worships many gods it is interesting that the earliest of Chinese characters (going back as some suggest, 4,500 years ago) means they recognized one that is above all emperors, or gods, as the Heavenly Emperor.
Chuck Missler writes:
Another example is the word “boat” made up of three Chinese characters: vessel, eight, and mouth – which could be a carry over from the eight mouths on the ark. The word “beginning” (of sin) combines the pictographs for “woman, secretly, and mouth.” The Chinese word for devil combines four words: motion; garden; man; and privately. Even more obvious is the word for “desire or covet.” It is made up of two trees and the symbol for woman. …
Another interesting factor students of China find is that the most ancient Chinese calendars are seven-day calendars. Given their pagan background one can only speculate that too is a carry over from Genesis. …
It is evident to Bible scholars that Judaism and Christianity had an enormous impact on the world west of the Euphrates River, but very little influence on the east. …
There is little doubt that the early settlers of Asia carried with them the account of the one true God and his early acts of creation, the Garden of Eden, the fall, and the world-wide flood in the days of Noah. Unfortunately, the devil, the deceiver of the minds and souls of mankind made the orient his chief capital for the religions of Babylon. In Rome you have Babylonian mysticism mixed with Christianity. In China you have the pure religion of Babylon –Polytheism – the worship of many gods.
Joseph Lam … believes the national symbol of China, which is a dragon, is the true symbol of the God of China. In the book of Revelation our Lord called him a “liar and deceiver”. The Apostle John calls Satan a dragon and predicts that when he is cast out of heaven he will deceive billions of people into taking the mark of the beast and worshipping his image (Revelation 13). During the Tribulation that old serpent the devil lead billions to reject Christ and worship himself.
Dr. Henry Morris writes of the Chinese:
For ages they have been dominated by religions (Buddhism, confuscianism, Hinduism and others) which are fundamentally evolutionary religions. That is, they all envision an eternal universe, with no concept of a transcendent, omnipotent, personal God who created all things. Their emphasis is solely on present behaviour. To them history consists mostly of interminable cycles, without beginning or end.
Associated with these pantheistic systems was (and is) always the worship of spirits. Whether these are understood as spirits of ancestors or as the spirits of trees and other natural objects, such worship is in reality worship of demons, or fallen angels. Such religions are also commonly associated with idolatry. This eastern religion — whatever specific form it may assume in a particular time or place — is essentially the same old worship of idols which God’s prophets continually condemned. Comprising a monstrous complex of evolutionary, pantheistic, polytheistic, idolatrous, astrological, animistic humanism, it is merely a variant of the primeval religion introduced by Nimrod at Babel and promulgated through the world by the confusion of tongues and subsequent worldwide dispersion from Babel; by its very nature lends itself to control of its devotees by demonic influence.”
Joseph Lam writes:
The Himalayan Mountains of Tibet and Nepal gave Lucifer the high ground he adores (Isaiah 14:13-14). He dwells in high places like the sacred mountains of Taishan in Shandong province. All his false temples are amazingly similar-reaching upward to heaven. Be it at the Tower of Babel, the pyramids of Egypt, the Inca copies of ancient Ziggurats in Mexico, Egypt, or the stoops of Burma, all exalt the concept of man and demons reaching upward. It is no surprise that so many forms of animism, demon worship, Hinduism, and Buddhism have been born in the Himalayan mountains.
It is not difficult to see how the master deceiver of the souls of men can easily deceive “the kings of the east” and their followers into making the long trek west to the Meggido Valley to do battle with the King of Kings. Already steeped in humanistic religions for centuries and currently controlled by humanistic communists with an obsession for world conquest, their vision of spreading their might and culture over the entire wold will make them easy targets for one last gigantic deception – Armageddon.
China is Global Firepower’s 3rd most powerful country. “The Chinese military-industrial complex continues to promote its technological gains while increasing its military strength through show-of-force initiatives.”
“China is the world’s most populous country with a fast-growing economy that has led it to be the largest energy consumer and producer in the world. Rapidly increasing energy demand, especially for petroleum and other liquids, has made China influential in world energy markets.”