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Monday, 22 June 2020

Biafra and Religion



By Onoja Christian Obinna | Biafra writers

June 22, 2020.

The quest for Biafra Restoration has gained the highest momentum in truth and honesty as the struggle has been built on. Truth, although bitter at hearing, is so sweet when assimilated. Regardless of what one does to cover it, truth always bears witness to itself.

Religion is said to be a Belief in a spiritual reality (often including at least one deity), accompanied by practices or rituals pertaining to the belief. It can also be said to be any practice to which someone or some group is seriously devoted to. Going by the above definitions, religion can be viewed as the culture of a specific people through which they perform their spiritual exercise.

There are different types of religion but the most popular ones are:

1) Traditional Religion

2) Judaism

3) Christianity

4) Islam

5) Buddhism

6) Hinduism etc.

In this article however, we shall concentrate on the first four (4) because that's predominant in Biafra land.

It is worthy of note that before the advent of Christianity in Africa, Biafrans were known for their traditional beliefs and Judaic practices as enshrined in the commandment and laws of Israel given to Moses by Almighty God.

Christianity in turn took its existence from Judaism through Catholicism and Islam from Catholicism. Pentecostal churches were also birthed, hence commercializing the mode of worshiping God. Biafra Restoration spiritually means restoring the will of God in men from the continent of Africa. Therefore there's need to observe those commandments God had laid out for his own glory.

With the exception of the first two types of religion as outlined above, the others embarked on conquest in other to be instituted. Even till this day, Islamic believers are still pushing harder to force people to fearfully accept their ideology of spiritual worship.

Hence it is of great importance that the people of Biafra open their mind to knowledge with the view of understanding what God actually wants from them so as to live for his own glory in the restored kingdom of Biafra. God spoke through the voice of Prophet Hosea in Hosea 4:6 saying, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”

Biafrans have to pass through all that they are passing through now because they have abandoned the law of their creator and adopted the worship of other gods. However, in His infinite love and grace, just like grace was given to the prodigal son, God knowing that a time shall come when His children will seek him again, spoke through Prophet Ezra in the book of 2nd Chronicles 7:14, saying “if my people, who are called by my name, will 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."

Just as the world has vastly read about the predicaments of the Israelites of old and the their punishment of 40 years in place of a journey of 40 days, so has it been with Biafrans for over 100years in Nigeria. However, God heard the cries and groans of His children and raised Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to sensitise His children on the ways to go. The Promised Land of Biafra is a sacred one and Kanu, like John the Baptist, is preparing the way.

The teachings of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu may seem so harsh and unacceptable to the ordinary mind but it's important that we understand that everything happens for a reason and we should try to give in to learning when the need arises.

Therefore, in conclusion, Biafrans should note that the road to freedom is so rigorous and thorny but when focus is maintained, the destination is certain under the guidance of God. We should therefore shun distractions packaged on religious altars and remain focused. We should be careful not to put God to anger again to avoid our years of suffering being increased.

Edited by Nelson Ofokar Yagazie
PUBLISHER: Offor Princewill A.

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