I am filled with immense joy from the calls I had from three of the readers who got in touch with me last week with exceptional commendatory remarks and prayers for my articles on Yoruba/Benin ancestry dispute and my reaction to Professor Douglas Anele’s vituperative and vitriolic comments in his column in the Sunday Vanguard on New Testament Books, Jesus Christ, Christianity, Christmas and Easter, which they found invaluable and inestimable as they provided them with the information they had never heard or read of about on the issues.
One of them, a long-time reader of this column from Anambra State, who lives in Somolu in Lagos and phoned me through 080-3346-7663, said he is always thrilled reading my write-ups, especially the spiritual ones as they are very enlightening. The other two, who are also resident in Lagos and who called me through GSM numbers 080-2965-7003 from Iponri and 081-7665-1171 from Ajegunle, after their complimentary words, advised me to turn my articles on the two issues, and the others I had written since the column started eight-and-a-quarter years ago, into books as they believe they would be best-sellers that would also sell-out.
When I informed them that I already had a book with the title of Nigeria set aside by God for greatness and the untold story of June 12 annulment, published in 2004 on the orders of the Lord, which dealt with some of the spiritual issues they had raised during our discussion, they asked where to get it to buy. One of them purchased three copies on Saturday. Another reader, a Reverenced in Ebonyi State, who last week sent a text that he would like me to email to him the spiritual articles I had written on Nigeria, on learning about the book on Thursday promised to send someone in Lagos soon to get him a copy.
Here is part of the text message sent penultimate Monday, April 18, from Port Harcourt by Dr, Lucky Eleanga, a magazine publisher and author (081-5362-4147) who bought three copies on April 7 when he was in Lagos “I just finished reading the book. It is highly informative and illuminating. I thank Almighty God for using you to settle and deepen human understanding on so many hidden truths about the Bible, Christianity, Judaism, Koran and Islam as well as their clerics.” I thank Dr. Eleanga and the others for appreciating my column and their interest in my book and pray that the Heavenly Father will continue to bless and protect them and all the members of their families.
My not believing in Almighty God before He on His own opened communication with me in 1999, is one of the issues in my book published twelve years ago. Along with the Sovereign Lord and Supreme Being telling me on Monday, December 20, 1993 that there is a book for each person in heaven, as stated in Psalm 56:8 and Revelation 13:8, where the major good things and the grave wrongdoings of every individual while on earth are recorded for trial on the inevitable Day of Judgment. See the Books of Joel Chapter 3 verses 1 & 2 and Malachi 3:1-5.
I am here drawing attention to the fact that these issues are in my book so that Professor Anele and other antichrist people like him and the atheists and agnostics in general, would not think that I have just fabricated the story of my not believing in God before 1969 in order to give the impression that the Lord too can change them as he did with me 47 years ago. And that I am writing about the Book of life to cajole or get them to accept Christ.
But these are not my motives. Rather, I am writing to make them know from my firsthand experience that contrary to their opinion that God and Jesus are abstract beings that they are in fact real people as evident in the Holy Bible and Koran. My other reason for writing is to make Anele and his fraternity know that In the hereafter both believers and unbelievers will stand trial on the Day of Judgment. Because God created all human beings and His laws apply to everyone in the world including those who choose not to believe or obey Him. In other words, whether they believe it or not, they will stand God’s trial on the Day of Judgment.
Continues next Wednesday.
Yoruba/Benin ancestry dispute (7)
To continue where I ended two weeks ago when the issue last featured, the Oba of Benin, His Majesty Erediauwa, in his autobiography made the executioner to have spared the life of Prince Ekhaladeran who he said changed his name to Oduduwa in Ile-Ife, to provide him the opportunity of coming up with a story that would look credible that the progenitor of the Yorubas was from the Benin royal family.
This was why it took him about 23 years after the late Ooni of Ife, His Majesty Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II, in 1981 said the Oba of Benin was a descendant of Oduduwa before he could come up with his story in 2004. I also believe that it was because Oba Erediauwa invented the story and did not have much to say or write about it, that made him to have it as a chapter in his autobiography, instead of publishing a whole book about it. Which is what should have been the case if his story was genuine as he would have had a lot to write about what was supposed to be the origin of the Yorubas from Benin ancestry.
To be continued next week Wednesday