Ethiopianness / Ethiopiawinnet: When Myth Becomes Reality
Also, can some of our Ethiopian Orthodox posters please comment on this?
I do hope brothers HaileAmanuel and Hiywot can help us out here.
I have visited the website and learnt that this organization teaches that:
Ethiopianism/Ethiopianhood is a religion
EOTC is not a correct name and there cannot be any Church in Ethiopia, other than The “Church of Ethiopia” led by this organization
We need a modified creed
The word orthodox is not Ethiopian and does not apply to the faith of Ethiopia or her people
Our church dates back to Adam and Eve 7500 years ago
Ethiopia is the Kingdom of Heaven
Coptic Church is not the Mother Church of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church
Ethiopia: The Kingdom of God, is of, by and from God. But, we are neither "Orthodox", nor "Coptic"
We don't need to confess to a priest, because all of the priests are apostates
The Virgin Mary Holy Mother of God is "Ethiopia", and as such, of Her Son The Incarnate God Jesus Christ is an "Ethiopian"
The Tewahido doctrine is based on and originated from the prehistoric religious faith of Adam and Eve
These are not the teachings of the EOTC. Therefore, I am of the idea that any discussion or debate should not confuse the teachings of this organization to that of the EOTC.
Ask: Could Ethiopia serve as the birthplace of a new theological age? The location where
the physical and spiritual meet? The mystical beliefs of Ethiopiawinnet (Ethiopian Identity),
described as Ethiopianness by non-Ethiopians, are widely unheard of and misunderstood.
Now revived through science, this evolving legend could change the way hundreds of
millions of people perceive this ancient African country and revive their faith in God. Ethiopia: The Garden of Eden
Ethiopia is mentioned as being near or surrounding the Garden of Eden in Genesis 2:13
And the name of the second river is Gihon, the same [is] it that compasseth the whole
land of Ethiopia. Since 1974 Paleontologists have excavated six million years of life and
conclude that Ethiopia is the scientific location of human origin, true Garden of Eden. Ethiopia: Sanctuary to Moses
The Bible asserts in Exodus 2:16-22 and Numbers 12:1, and Hebrew legend suggests that
Moses first fled to Ethiopia where he found his Ethiopian wife. Moses would free the
Israelites from slavery but would never go onto Canaan because of a disagreement between
him and the high priests with regard to his becoming an Ethiopian and remaining on the
African continent. Ethiopia: The purest Jews of All
Ethiopians, from the beginning of their existence, worshipped the Biblical God. Then,
consistent with the Divine Will and Plan, they adapted and practiced Judaism easily and
conveniently after the advent of the Ark of the Covenant
into their land for their custody.
As such, they continued to identify themselves as Bete-Israel or the True Israelites. They
confirmed their stature when the majority of the population accepted Christianity, as
related in Acts 8:26-39. The minority who chose to remain attached to Judaism came to be
known as "Felashas", referred to by the West as "Black Jews of Ethiopia".
Isolated from the rest of the community, this faction turned out to be the most unique of
all the world's Jewry. They avoided slavery and, around the tenth century A.D., surprisingly
and violently usurped power and ruled the country -the second largest Jewish empire
outside of Jerusalem- for a period of 40 years headed by a queen known popularly in
Ethiopia by the name of "Gudith". Because they retained practices other world Jewry
abandoned, it is compelling to give merit to the claim that they may be the purest of all
Jews. Ethiopia: Location of the Ten Commandments
According to Ethiopian tradition, Menelik, son of King Solomon and Queen Makeda
(Queen of Sheba) together with the first-born sons and daughters of the Israelites, under
the will and guidance of God, brought the Ark of the Covenant containing the Ten
Commandments to Ethiopia where it rested and worshipped, initially on an island of Lake
Tana, the source of the Gihon (Blue Nile) and finally in Axum. Ethiopia: The Solomonic Dynasty
Although some foreigners dispute, it is only in Ethiopia where its kings and queens
officially and historically trace their origin to the Old Testament through the courtship of
King Solomon and Queen Makkeda (Queen of Sheba), shifting the Zion from Canaan to
Ethiopia, and continuing the seed of King David until the birth of Jesus Christ from the
This was the crucial turning point in the Divine Plan. For, the entitlement and legitimacy
of succession for the eligible Ethiopian to be anointed for the Throne of David as Elect of
God switched from the dynastic line of physical birth to that of the spiritual birth from
God through the Christian Sacrament of Baptism, as clearly stipulated in John 1:12-13. Ethiopia: Christianity
Ethiopian Christianity is considered the oldest in the world, observing many Jewish
practices other Christians abandoned, and embracing a deep belief in animist spiritualism,
regarded by some as the most authentic form of Christianity to exist. Ethiopia: Refuge of the Muslims
The earliest Muslims escaped persecution in Arabia coming to Ethiopia where the Axumite
Christian Atsie (Elect of God to lead the people, the state and Church)
provided them with
sanctuary to practice their Islamic beliefs. Mohammad hailed the Ethiopians as the most
tolerant, and warned his followers never to bring harm against these people.
Many pre-Islamic practices of the Muslims are believed to have actually come out of
Ethiopia through the Sabeans (Yemenites and tribes inhabiting the coastal region of the
Arabian peninsula on the Red Sea side). Ethiopia: Divinely protected
Located in one of the most hostile regions in human history, Ethiopia maintains an
honourable record repelling Egyptian, Persian, Roman, Arabian, Turkish and European
invasions and colonizations in its legendary 7502
years of history. Ethiopians believe
Ethiopia is divinely protected. Ethiopia: The curse against those who intend to bring harm upon her
The Jewish prophet Moses and that of the Muslims Mohammad warned people against
bringing harm upon the Ethiopians. When Moses' sister condemned Moses for marrying
an Ethiopian wife, she was struck with leprosy. Bad luck has fallen on many of Ethiopia's
past invaders. Ethiopia: Judges of Humanity
Jesus Christ said in Matthew 12:24 and Luke 11:31 that it would be Queen of Sheba and
her Lambs, the representatives of Ethiopia, that would judge humanity. In Revelations 5:1-
6 it describes that non-Ethiopians, would overlook the true nation, the Lion of Judah, and
its people, the great descendents of David, who would be worthy and became the Lambs.
But it details that when those non-Ethiopians finally see this truth, this nation would
appear “half dead,” brought on by the sin of man. Are the peoples of the world witnessing
this in today's Ethiopia? Ethiopia: The Truth Presents itself?
The Day is near when the World Powers and the International Community would say: In
the name of Ethiopianness or Ethiopiawinnet, let us today embrace Ethiopia as the true
Garden of Eden, location of the Tree of Life, where original sin occurred, and where we
must go to seek redemption for our sins and those of our ancestors. Let us unite all nations
of the Earth and defeat the demonic forces plaguing the Garden and guarantee our names
in the Book of Life by fighting against the criminality and corruption in Ethiopia and
restore the reign of the Kingdom of God to these humble people.
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