Tuesday, May 24, 2016
OBA OF BENIN IS FOR BINIS, JESUS IS FOR THE JEWS - ESOGBAN
"Jesus Christ belongs to the Jewish race, he was born a Jew and they have a way of paying respect to their kings. When Jesus Christ was doing what he was doing in the Middle East, there was a complete different civilization down here, where the only figure we recognize is the Oba.
So if it is the belief of Christians that only Jesus is Lord, I agree because I am a Christian, but that is not to say that our own ethnic Lord is not. You know that this is the era of Christianity, nevertheless in the next 1000 years; nobody knows what will be in place, but our own tradition has been there. Even when the Roman Empire was the only empire in the whole world, the Benin Empire was already thriving here. So we do not dispute what the Christians are saying, we do not dispute what the Muslims are saying regarding Mohammed as their spiritual father. We are saying that the Oba of Benin is the spiritual leader of the Benin race." - Chief David Edebiri, The Esogban Odionwere of Benin Kingdom, Nigeria.