By Emmanuel Udom
CITIZENS COMPASS —Jesus Christ is the founder of the Christian religion. Born of a Virgin Mary, over 2000 years ago, Jesus, the beloved son of God, came down to earth from heaven on a mission of liberating humanity from sin.
More than 2000 years after he returned to heaven, writers, journalists, scholars, researchers and other interested persons, have continued to speculate on whether our savior was a white or black man.
Go to Google to read some of the expository and insightful articles and books on the complexion and mission of Jesus Christ on earth, which later gave birth to the Christian religion.
Recall that before Christianity came with its imported Bible to Africa, our fore-fathers have been worshipping all sorts of deities, idols and other lesser gods. This is by the way.
However, recently, Evangelist T. C. Wanyanwu, an author, a teacher and preacher, came out with an e-book: Jesus Is A black Man: An Inconvenient Truth
It is noted that the book is distributed free, but one is free to partner with the author in order to assist one way or the other in spreading his message.
However, the 8+eight chapters e-book shows a painstaking research and deep insight by the author, who is also a member of Assemblies of God Church. .
No wonder his book, which is selling fast on Amazon Books, has continued to generate mixed reactions globally, as it has exposed historical, empirical and scientific facts, pictures and statistics as back-ups to the effects that Jesus was a black man. .
The author told this writer in a private facebook message that his mission is to unveil the truth and keep the record straight on the complexion of our savior Jesus Christ. “
As expected, my book is bound to generate mixed reactions from readers all over the world, which is welcome, he said.
However, Google books wrote on Wanyanwu’s book that more than 2000 years ago, Jesus in the ancient times, it was no secret that Jesus (Yeshua) was a Black man from the tribe of Judah.
According to Google, the early Jews, Romans, Greeks, and others of his time, and long afterwards, knew that the messiah was a Black man.
Yet lies, deception, and conspiracy theories robbed Jesus of his true identity with false European images. This has been proven biblically, scientifically, forensically, historically and iconographically.
After reading the book, I came out with the impression that since there is nothing really new under the sun; Wanyanwu in his book seems to give fresh angles to the place and date of birth, country, lineage, mission and death of Jesus. These are some of the issues raised by Google in its comments.
But, I am going to plead with you to pause from your daily activities and take a second, critical look at the picture of Jesus Christ.
You will agree with me that the picture is that of an Englishman. It is known as Oyinbo in our local parlance.
For centuries, this has generated controversies and may still continue to do so. That is whether or not Jesus was a white or black man.
This is one question the estimated 7 billion people from various religions have been contemplating for centuries, even as the book seems to be selling fast on Amazon Books.
Here are some of the reactions. A United States based Michael Carlos in his review of the book June 22, 2019 said: “This book is a Must Read for anyone desiring the TRUTH! Awesome book, I have read 5 times already”
Maxwell B, another book commentator from Nigeria in November 18, 2020
Throughout this wonderful book you will not see any painting of a black Jesus because Images dishonored God, they obscure His Glory, it is idol worshipping which is a heinous crime before God – Thanks to the author for this masterpiece”
“A theological, historical, scientific and socio-cultural research, based purely on empirical studies. A must read” says Dr. Akaninwo Victor from Nigeria, December 30, 2021.
“It’s time to wake up Yahweh’s Children! This book is Wonderful with plenty of information” ~ Paul Smith (Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2019) “I love reading this wonderful book! the writer is telling it like it is!! Whether anyone cares or not!! I’m so happy I got this book! it was worth it!! I’m sick and tired of the white washed and racist lies about Jesus!
He is not white-or European with straight hair and blue eyes!! and all these fake and false images of Jesus is not only a sin!!
But it’s blasphemy too! That’s wrong!! and that is the truth-and that does matter!! it’s not right to lie about anything!! no matter what it is! or who! it’s still wrong! especially about the lord!
So those who care about the truth-should read this book-those who don’t that’s your problem-not mine! the truth has set me free! I’m glad it did!!” ~ Mimi Ross (Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2018)
After reading this wonderful book! Now I know the truth. I am very impressed with the author’s ability to convey his message in simple terms and easy to read. Here’s one book I must recommend to all Christian faithful and lovers of Jesus Christ. It’s a brilliant work of God’s anointed Evangelist” ~ Jessica Hall (Reviewed in the United States on March 07, 2021)
“This book goes beyond just emphasizing on its title, it gives deep Scriptural insight of WHO JESUS TRULY IS. Irrespective of tribe or race, one should really see the need of attracting the person of the Holy Spirit who will reveal this hidden truth to you according to the Author because the Holy Spirit is TRUTH. I sincerely commend the Author for this book because it will bring souls to the right mind set in other to attain SALVATION”. ~ Wobo Deborah N. (Reviewed in Nigeria on January 8, 2021).
This book truly unravels the mystery of the true colour of YESHUA (JESUS CHRIST). The author Evangelist T. C. Wanyanwu, in this eye-opening book has carefully revealed the hidden secrets of the ancient world with the aim of establishing men according to the gospel and preaching of Jesus Christ to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints. It is the truth that Jesus is a black man. This is a must read book for making a perfect man in knowledge of the TRUTH and salvation of the spirit-man from bondage and deception of Satan and his agents”. ~ Nitika Sharma (Reviewed in India on March 9, 2021).
Udom, a freelance journalist could be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org, or 2347066695349