Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Choice One

Twenty eight reasons why the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church is special

1- Its foundation is not from those seeking real-estate and natural recourses, nor is it from preachers and enforcers, but directly from the Holy Spirit [Acts 8:20]. As the Ethiopian Eunuch himself requested baptism so did the kings of Ethiopia Abraha and Atsbaha request for church service and sent for the See of Saint Mark.

2- Ethiopia is the only nation on earth that was Jewish that transitioned to Christianity by official government decree. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church consecrated the decree and carried out the transition.  

3- Ethiopia is the only country on earth that proclaimed Jesus Christ King of Kings over it by official promulgation. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church performed the service to establish it.


4. Unlike any other who claim to be “Christians” going about vilifying others saying, “their Christianity is wrong, Jesus is here with us, come and find him”, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church had never in history transgressed to other territories to engage in dismantling other associations that claim to be Christian.  It had never infiltrated any and never entered any house through the window [John 10: 1-2]

5- By prayer and supplication the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church defeated the Government of Italy which came to colonize Ethiopia, to inherit its treasure and to dismantle its faith.

6- When Western powers conspired with Italy to give up Ethiopia to colonization breaking their own League of Nations covenant, the prayer and supplication of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church was heard and the Lord sent a colonizer to those who devised the same vice to Ethiopia and He punished them by giving them up to a world war. Western Europe was destroyed by the war and the Europeans became poor as a result.  Their poverty ended colonialism for all Africans as well as for Asians.

7- Our Lord Jesus Christ said the Queen of the South will rise up in the last days and will judge the wicked [Matt 12:42]. He described the Queen of Saba as Queen of the South. Why? Except Kenya, Ethiopia is the only country on the world map south of Jerusalem and Kenya was part of Ethiopia.  Evidently the Lord’s is using the Queen as a parable for the place she came from particularly for the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church that will sacrifice to him uninterruptedly for a long time.

8- She heard of the wisdom of King Solomon and the Queen of Saba sought to test him.  She saw that his wisdom was from God. King Solomon wrote that “… there are sixty queens, eighty concubines and virgins without number, but my dove, my undefiled is but one” [Songs 6:8]. He prophesied so in the image of the Queen of the South particularly for the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church.

9- King David the prophet prophesied Ethiopia will stretch out her hands to God [Psalm 68::10] referring to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church.  King David framed his prophecy with unmistakable reference so those deceivers who come in the last of days will not be able to dispute or to claim it.  He started his prophecy by benchmarking princes coming out of Egypt.

10- Again, King David the prophet implored the Lord for the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church saying, “You have brought a vine from Egypt: you have cast out the heathen, and planted it. You prepared room before it, and did cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land. The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars. She sent out her boughs to the sea, and her branches to the river. Why have you then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her? The boar out of the wood does waste it, and the wild beast of the field does devour it. Return, we beseech you, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine and the vineyard which your right hand has planted, and the branch that you made strong for yourself. It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of your countenance … O LORD God of hosts, cause your face to shine; and we shall be saved.” [Psalm 79:8]

11- As it is written, “She rises also while it is yet night, and gives meat to her household…her candle goes not out by night” the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church serves the Lord while it is yet night, its candle never goes out.
12- It was written, “The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old” the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewhdo Church preserved the New Testament as she did the Old and the complete book of the bible is with her alone.

13- It was written, “She is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bore her” and of all the many that vie, the Lord chose the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church to be the repository of the Ark of the Covenant.

14- Ethiopia is the only nation in Africa that produced its own musical notational system. There are only very few nations in the world that produced their own. The Ethiopian musical notation was brought about by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewhado Church. The Church exclusively received the Angelic Songs of the Lord by explicit Devine Revelation.    

Social and material development

15- It takes special work of art to paint portraits of nature, animals, birds, plants, trees, soil, rocks etc. in their exact natural color.  In Africa, only Ethiopia produced the art of advanced painting. By the Grace of the Lord, it is the Ethiopian Orthodox Church that crafted the art of painting using blends of flowers, leaves and earthen material.

16- By the Grace of the Lord, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church produced literature, the art of composing literature, the art of record keeping, the art of documenting history, the art of document preservation, poetry,  metaphorical poetry the world had ever known,

17- By the Grace of the Lord, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church produced the Ethiopian Constitution and is the first on earth to establish the formula for maintaining Christian morality in society through time.   
   
18- By the Garce of the Lord, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church produced the Ethiopia legal civil code

19- The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church cultivated Ethiopians with good manners and morality since childhood which, even after generational and geographic gaps helped the Ethiopians to project reputable images around the world even after Ethiopia was tarnished by the image of infliction by severe calamities.

20- By the Grace of the Lord, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church produced works of architecture and engineering of the highest order whose magnificence, even centuries later, leave the entire world awe struck.  

21- By the Grace of the Lord, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church produced the distinct dressing by which Ethiopians are identified.

22- For very long time the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church created job opportunities for millions of Ethiopians and provided the means of survival for many millions more.

23- For a long time the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church educated Ethiopians in reading, writing, literature, craftsmanship, morality, thanksgiving and hymns.

24- The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church maintained productivity with green pastures even to this day when the destructive modern world destroyed the earth’s forests, grasslands, rivers, lakes, oceans, animals, fishes and birds.

25- The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church produced the only script in Africa that redeems Africans from vilifying Western contempt.      

26- The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church provided the calendar wisdom for crop cycling which the world now sees in awe.

27- All the civilization that the Arabs claim from Yemen was actually taken from the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church by the Arabs when they took away Yemen from the Ethiopians in the seventh century.  It includes arts of food making, building, measurement etc.

28- By the Grace of the Lord, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church impressed upon the Ethiopians that the love of country is better served by the love of God and helped maintain the integrity of Ethiopia for a long time.
 
All who claim civilization on earth did it for the glory of man. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church did all the above and more for the Glory of God.   

2 comments:

  1. ውድ አንድ አድርገን በርግጥ ይህን ያህል ደግሞ ሊያስፈራን የሚችል ነገር መሆን የለበትም ብዬ ነው ያማምነው፥ ምክንያንቱም እኛ ኦርቶዶክሳዊያን እስከ ዛሬ ድረድ የተለያዩ የውስጥ ካድሬዎች በሚነግሩን ተቀብለን ነው እየሄድን ያለንው ለዚህም ይመስለኛል እምነታችን በእጅጉ እየተሸረሸረች ያለችው።
    ውድ አንድ አድርገን፡-
    እውነት አንተ እንዳልከው ከሆነ በዘመናችን ሰማዕታት የሚባሉትን ልናገኝ ቀርቶ ገድላቸውንም ልንሰማ እንደማንችል ነው፡ የቀደሙት አባቶቻችን ከአላውያን መንግሥታት ጋር፣ እምነት ከሌላቸው መሳፍንት ጋር ደማቸውን አፍስሰው አጥንታቸውን ከስክሰው ይህቺን ተዋሕዶ ሃይማኖታችንን ለእኛ በምንም ለእኛ እንዳላስረከቡን ትረዳላችሁ ብዬ እገምታለው፣ አባቶቻን ማራራ የሞትን ጽዋ የተጎነጩት ስለእምነታቸው ነው ስለ ሃይማኖታቸው ነው ነገር ግን ግድ የለም የዛሬን እናሳልፈው ቢሉ ኖሮ ዛሬ እኔና አንተ አንገታችንን ቀና አድርገን የምናምናትን ተዋሕዶ ሃይማኖት ባልኖረች ነበር። ስለዚህ ስለሃይማኖቴ ስለምን አልቆምም ምናልባት ማኅበሩ የራሱ ለዘብተኛ አካሄድ ሊኖረው ይችላል ነገር ግን ዛሬ ስለማኅበሩ ብቻ ሳይሆን በአጠቃላይ በኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ሃይማኖት ላይ እየተደረገ ያለውን ግፍና አፈና በምንም ይሁን በምን የምንገልጽበት መድረክ መኖሩ በእጅጉ ተፈላጊ ነው። ትላንት እኮ በርካታ ካህናቶች ዓይናቸውን ተስረው ወደ ገደል ተወርውረዋል፣ ቤተክርስቲያን ምዕመናኗን በውስጧ እንደያዘች ተቃጥላለች፣ ገዳማት ተመዝብረዋል፣ ገዳማውያን ቆባቸውን በማውለቅ ተደብድበዋል ተገርፈዋል፣ ሊቃነ ጳጳሳት ከቤታቸው ተሰብሮ ተደብድበዋል ለሞትም ተዳርገዋል ታዲያ እኛ ምኑን እምነት አማኞች ነን?
    ፖሊ ካርፐስ የሚባል የመጥምቁ ዮሐንስ ደቀ መዝሙር ነበር ስለ ክርስቶስ ፍቅር ብሞት የጽድቅ አክሊል አገኛለው በማለት በድፍረት ዓላውያን በሰለጠኑበት ዘመን ስለ እግዚአብሔር አምላክነት ይመሰክር ነበር። አንድ ቀን ግን የሮማ ወታደሮች ይሄንን ሰው አምጥታችሁ ስቀሉት ተብለው ተላኩ፣ እርሱ ጋር ሲደርሱ ተዘጋጅቻለው የጽድቅ አክሊል ወደምቀዳጅበት ወሰዱኝ በማለት እጁን ሰጣቸው ነገር ግን የእርሱ ተከታዮች "አባታችን እኛ እናውቅሃለን የእግዚአብሔር አገልጋይ እንደሆንክ" " ለዛሬ እግዚአብሔር የለም በል እና ከሞት ትረፍልን" ብለውት ነበር ነገር ግን ፖሊ ካርፐስ ይሄን ያህል ዘመን ስኖር አንድ ቀንም ክዶኝ የማያውቀኝን አምላኬን እንዴት ላንድ ቀን ብዬ እክደዋለሁ ይልቁንም ወደ እርሱ ለመሄድ ናፍቂያለሁ እና እባካችሁ ይቅርታ አድርጉልኝ አምላኬን መቼም ቢሆን አልከዳውም ብሎ ነበር በክብር መራራውን የሞት ጽዋ የጠጣው።
    እኛስ ዛሬን እናሳልፋት ምክንያቱን አሳሪዎች እና ገዳዮች ስላሉ . . .

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