Do you remember how when growing up and maybe up until now, we believed and still probably believe that all characters in the bible are ‘white’? Have you ever taken notice that most times a portion of the bible is adapted into a movie, the actors used to portray characters like Jesus, Moses, David, Mary and so on were always white? Oh! Except Simon of Cyrene who helped Jesus carry his cross to Golgotha. I mean, it seemed logical to at least use a ‘black’ person to portray that character in movies since Cyrene was an ancient Greek city on the North African Coast near present day Shahhat, a town located in North Eastern Libya. How did that always make you feel as a ‘black’ person?
Well, personally i have thought about it and this makes me feel not represented. It is like reading the bible through an unconscious deep rooted white supremacy if you get what i mean. So what that meant for me was that each time i read the bible, the characters are automatically white in my imagination.
I was so happy when i came across one of Onleilove Alston’s blog posts. As i read more of her articles, i was like, whoa! wait! I should have her on this podcast to share more on uncovering black biblical destiny with you because i can’t just be the only person being transformed by the truth she knows and shares with her online and offline community.
Short Biography of Onleilove Alston
Onleilove Chika Alston is a faith based community organiser, minister and author of Prophetic Whirlwind: Uncovering The Black Biblical Destiny. She is also the founder of HerWisdom Consulting which focuses on diversity, inclusion and gender equality. She serves as the Faith based coordinator of The Global African Business Association. A lover of travel she has been to Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Morocco, Israel, The US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and The Bahamas. Dedicated to spreading the great news of Reconciliation of Yahweh through Yashua The Messiah and restoration of her peoples’ biblical destiny, Onleilove is passionate about justice and compassionate towards people. She lives in Harlem, New York and worships at Beth El, the house of Yahweh in the South Bronx and comes from a large family whom she loves very much. Her website is www.propheticwhirlwind.com
Onleiloeve Alston points you to the truth that most biblical characters were black through research and archaeological findings.
Some of the questions i asked during our conversation were:
⦁ Is Jesus a black man? If yes, what bible evidences show that.
⦁ What is the biblical response to colorism? and
⦁ Is it true some or most of the lost tribes of Israel are in Africa?
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