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The Lust For Vengeance

It is human to want to take back a pound of flesh from someone who has knowingly wronged one. The desire for vengeance becomes overpowering particularly, when one believes one is on the side of righteousness on the issues concerned. Even when we know that in Romans 12:19; it written: …

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Who Is Actually Esu ???

Samuel Ajayi Crowther was captured by Muslim Fulani during the Fulani/Oyo wars and he was sold with his mother and toddler brother to Portuguese slave buyers. However, the ship was intercepted by British Royal Navy and the slaves were released by taking them to Sierra Leone. This was where the …

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The History Of Ogboni Fraternity

The Yoruba Occult Group The History of Aborigine Ogboni, could be traced to that era of primordial civilization of ‘MAN’ sometimes around 4500BC in Ife-Oodaye. That period of antiquity and a geological era, very long ever before the arrival of the legendary Oduduwa himself to lle-ife around 4th – 5th …

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Late Pa Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi Gone, But Not Forgotten

…34 Years after Baba Died on a Sunday, November 2 1980. Pa Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi was the founder and first general overseer of what is today known as the Redeemed Christian Church of God. The church, today acclaimed as the fastest growing Pentecostal church in the world, started in 1947 as …

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Superstitions and Misconceptions In Yoruba Culture

Superstitions and misconceptions are found in every nook and cranny of every society around the world, in the culture, customs, religion- be it traditional or modern day religions and Yoruba society is not an exception.   The word superstition originates from Latin word ‘Superstition’ meaning ‘standing beyond, outliving’. From the …

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Are The Yoruba The Number One In Religious Tolerance?

When it comes to religion, are the Yoruba people of Nigeria the most tolerant race [tribe] in the whole world? It may not be wise to say yes because of the absence of any endorsement of such a position by a global body like the United Nations. But having travelled …

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The Features Of Yoruba Religion.

Like many West African natives, Yoruba practiced the traditional religion, before the introduction of Christianity and Islam. Each community has individual deity (or deities) peculiar to its devotional needs, for instance: Ifẹ worship Ọlọjọ, Ọyọ worship Ṣango, Ibadan worship Oke, Ijẹbu has Agẹmọ, Ẹgba worship Alalẹ, Ondo worship Ogun. Despite …

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Our Culture and Language Must Not Be Mistaken

A contemporary Yoruba Muslim or Christian is wary of saying ASE because it is common amongst the traditionalists. And some do not want to say OLODUMARE because they think it is the name of a deity. Others do not want to say AJE AWA (a statement that is common among …

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Christian Faith And Cultures Historical Background

The practice of taking the Good News to different cultures has taken place throughout the entire history of the Church. We need only think of Saint Paul’s missionary work in relation to the Greco-Roman communities of his time to understand that the “tradition” of the gospel in different cultural contexts …

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