Skip to main content

Replies sorted oldest to newest

Orunmila was the chosen prophet of IFA by Oludumare (God), Therefore, the message of Orunmila carries the full weight of Olodumare. Orunmila was allowed by Olodumare to witness creation, hence his title of Eleri Ipin or "Witness to Destiny in its Creation". He also bears witness every time one of us goes to the feet of Olodumare to choose the destiny that we will follow on earth.

Like Buddha, Jesus and Mohammed, Orunmila set out on spiritual expeditions - all over Africa - to better his ability to relate to man. He was accepted by some and cast out by others. There are many fables or patakís which tell the story of Orunmila's journey.

Koitalel Arap Samoei
A Nandi leader and an orkoiyot, a diviner(prophet). He detested the invasion of the British into the Nandi territory while building the Kenya-Uganda Railway. He prophesied that a black snake would tear through Nandiland and it would be spitting fire and would make its way into peoples' life. The construction of the railway saw this as a fulfilment of this prophecy.

He led the Nandi people into a fight against the builders of the Railway line for ten years. The British were determined to build the railway line and they tricked the orkoiyot into a meeting for an agreement, where a British commander shot Samoei and killed him during the conference. Without a leader, the Nandi were finally defeated in 1905 and the construction of the railway line continued without resistance

Prophet Simon Kimbangu(Congo) was the most important of the prophet founders in the independent church movement. The Church of Jesus Christ on Earth by the Prophet Simon Kimbangu is one of the largest of such communities and was the first both to establish a theological school and to be admitted to the World Council of Churches.

If you have a list of others it would be much appreciated. These were the only names I could remember off of the top of my head. The term "prophet" is also interesting because diviners in general can be viewed as prophets so there are thousands, if not millions of "African prophets"...
From The Dictionary of African Christian Biography

Zäkaryas (Newayä Krestos) (c. 1845-1920)
Due to visions converted from Islam. Lead the greatest movement of Muslims to Christianity in the modern history of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

William Wadé Harris (c. 1865 to 1929)
Episcopal priest who became one founders of the African independent church movement in Liberia, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast.

Godwin Ikwuasum Okeriakac (c. 1857 to 1994)
The entry reads in part "Godwin Ikwuasum Okeriaka was both a statesman and a prophet among his people. Called the Onye Uka (churchman), he refused the title of Okpara Uku, the highest honour in any Ukwuani clan."
quote:
Originally posted by Oshun Auset:
Orunmila was the chosen prophet of IFA by Oludumare (God), Therefore, the message of Orunmila carries the full weight of Olodumare. Orunmila was allowed by Olodumare to witness creation, hence his title of Eleri Ipin or "Witness to Destiny in its Creation". He also bears witness every time one of us goes to the feet of Olodumare to choose the destiny that we will follow on earth.

Like Buddha, Jesus and Mohammed, Orunmila set out on spiritual expeditions - all over Africa - to better his ability to relate to man. He was accepted by some and cast out by others. There are many fables or patakís which tell the story of Orunmila's journey.

Koitalel Arap Samoei
A Nandi leader and an orkoiyot, a diviner(prophet). He detested the invasion of the British into the Nandi territory while building the Kenya-Uganda Railway. He prophesied that a black snake would tear through Nandiland and it would be spitting fire and would make its way into peoples' life. The construction of the railway saw this as a fulfilment of this prophecy.

He led the Nandi people into a fight against the builders of the Railway line for ten years. The British were determined to build the railway line and they tricked the orkoiyot into a meeting for an agreement, where a British commander shot Samoei and killed him during the conference. Without a leader, the Nandi were finally defeated in 1905 and the construction of the railway line continued without resistance

Prophet Simon Kimbangu(Congo) was the most important of the prophet founders in the independent church movement. The Church of Jesus Christ on Earth by the Prophet Simon Kimbangu is one of the largest of such communities and was the first both to establish a theological school and to be admitted to the World Council of Churches.

If you have a list of others it would be much appreciated. These were the only names I could remember off of the top of my head. The term "prophet" is also interesting because diviners in general can be viewed as prophets so there are thousands, if not millions of "African prophets"...


You are making me miss you Smile
quote:
Originally posted by kresge:
From The Dictionary of African Christian Biography

Zäkaryas (Newayä Krestos) (c. 1845-1920)
Due to visions converted from Islam. Lead the greatest movement of Muslims to Christianity in the modern history of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

William Wadé Harris (c. 1865 to 1929)
Episcopal priest who became one founders of the African independent church movement in Liberia, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast.

Godwin Ikwuasum Okeriakac (c. 1857 to 1994)
The entry reads in part "Godwin Ikwuasum Okeriaka was both a statesman and a prophet among his people. Called the Onye Uka (churchman), he refused the title of Okpara Uku, the highest honour in any Ukwuani clan."


I thought you were going to say Howard Thurman Kresge! He is one of my favorites.
quote:
Originally posted by Fagunwa:


I thought you were going to say Howard Thurman Kresge! He is one of my favorites.

You said African born prophets. If you mean prophets of African ancestry, I would have mentioned a quite a few more. I also did not know if you would consider some of the early anchorite Christians in Egypt such as Abba Moses (also known as Moses the Black), or even folks like Augustine, Tertullian,Origen,Cyprian,Perpetua and Felicity, etc.

quote:
Originally posted by Fagunwa:
quote:
Originally posted by Oshun Auset:
Orunmila was the chosen prophet of IFA by Oludumare (God), Therefore, the message of Orunmila carries the full weight of Olodumare. Orunmila was allowed by Olodumare to witness creation, hence his title of Eleri Ipin or "Witness to Destiny in its Creation". He also bears witness every time one of us goes to the feet of Olodumare to choose the destiny that we will follow on earth.

Like Buddha, Jesus and Mohammed, Orunmila set out on spiritual expeditions - all over Africa - to better his ability to relate to man. He was accepted by some and cast out by others. There are many fables or patakís which tell the story of Orunmila's journey.

Koitalel Arap Samoei
A Nandi leader and an orkoiyot, a diviner(prophet). He detested the invasion of the British into the Nandi territory while building the Kenya-Uganda Railway. He prophesied that a black snake would tear through Nandiland and it would be spitting fire and would make its way into peoples' life. The construction of the railway saw this as a fulfilment of this prophecy.

He led the Nandi people into a fight against the builders of the Railway line for ten years. The British were determined to build the railway line and they tricked the orkoiyot into a meeting for an agreement, where a British commander shot Samoei and killed him during the conference. Without a leader, the Nandi were finally defeated in 1905 and the construction of the railway line continued without resistance

Prophet Simon Kimbangu(Congo) was the most important of the prophet founders in the independent church movement. The Church of Jesus Christ on Earth by the Prophet Simon Kimbangu is one of the largest of such communities and was the first both to establish a theological school and to be admitted to the World Council of Churches.

If you have a list of others it would be much appreciated. These were the only names I could remember off of the top of my head. The term "prophet" is also interesting because diviners in general can be viewed as prophets so there are thousands, if not millions of "African prophets"...


You are making me miss you Smile


Big Grin
quote:
Originally posted by kresge:
quote:
Originally posted by Fagunwa:


I thought you were going to say Howard Thurman Kresge! He is one of my favorites.

You said African born prophets. If you mean prophets of African ancestry, I would have mentioned a quite a few more. I also did not know if you would consider some of the early anchorite Christians in Egypt such as Abba Moses (also known as Moses the Black), or even folks like Augustine, Tertullian,Origen,Cyprian,Perpetua and Felicity, etc.



Nice images! tfro
quote:
Originally posted by kresge:
quote:
Originally posted by Fagunwa:


I thought you were going to say Howard Thurman Kresge! He is one of my favorites.

You said African born prophets. If you mean prophets of African ancestry, I would have mentioned a quite a few more. I also did not know if you would consider some of the early anchorite Christians in Egypt such as Abba Moses (also known as Moses the Black), or even folks like Augustine, Tertullian,Origen,Cyprian,Perpetua and Felicity, etc.



You are correct sir. I did say Born on the continent. I think that Xtian revelation qualifies, shoot if you remove the darkpeople from xtianity it really would be dark!
I really love Mr Thurman though and the Brother who proceeded King at the church in Alabama, can't remember his name at the moment. Used to break down his sermons for their homiletical value.
quote:
Originally posted by Fagunwa:
[You are correct sir. I did say Born on the continent. I think that Xtian revelation qualifies, shoot if you remove the dark people from xtianity it really would be dark!
I really love Mr Thurman though and the Brother who proceeded King at the church in Alabama, can't remember his name at the moment. Used to break down his sermons for their homiletical value.

Do you mean Vernon Johns? He was one bad mother. tfro Dexter Ave. Baptist was just across the street from the state capital in Montgomery. Johns was notorious for his provocative sermon titles that he would post on the church sign board out front. Examples include, "Segregation after Death", "Constructive Homicide", "When the Rapist is White," and "It is safe to kill Negroes in Montgomery."

Add Reply

Post
×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×