|Biafra Atonement Day|
Atonement - In Chriatian Theology, atonement describes how human beings can be reconciled to God. Atonement refers to the forgiving or pardoning of sin to enabling the reconciliation between God and His creation.
In the bible book of Leviticus 17:14, Chiukwuabiama (God) said thus- “the life of every creature is in its blood. That is why I have said to the people of Israel, ‘You must never eat or drink blood, for the life of any creature is in the blood. ‘So whoever consumes blood will be cut off from the community.
In the years gone past in Biafraland, our forebears committed all sorts of atrocities which ranges from selling of fellow Biafrans as slaves to the Europeans, spilling the blood of fellow Biafrans, Osu caste system etc. These were among other despicable sins committed and abhorred by our Chiukwu Okike (God the Creator), hence He allowed us to suffer in the ugly hands of Hausa-Fulani feudalists.
Notwithstanding these detour, Chiukwuabiama been so merciful, knowing that His creatures are mere mortals, He set out a remedy (atonement) and commanded His subjects to atone periodically for their sins in order to be worthy to be called His children again and reconciled with Him. In the book of 2 Chronicles 7:14, Chiukwuabiama said, if my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Harnessing from this ample opportunity to reconcile with Chiukwuabiama, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) all over the world in conjunction with Radio Biafra shall atone for her sins on Tuesday 22 September 2015 starting at sunrise till Wednesday 23 September 2015 at sunset as practiced every year. Biafrans both home in Biafraland and in the Diaspora are encouraged to observe this days of atonement, and seize the opportunity to ask for forgiveness of sins but more importantly pray for the restoration of Biafra our beautiful home.