BELIEVER: Dr. Revd Horace Wright
EASTER IS one of the most important Christian festivals celebrated around the world in honour of Jesus Christ's resurrection three days after his crucifixion.
At a time when many will be reflecting on the son of God, questions will arise over whether the images we see of Jesus paint a true picture of who he really was. Helping to demystify this well-documented debate, Reverend Dr Horace Wright, pastor of The Holy Qubtic Church in east London, speaks exclusively to The Voice about whether there is enough evidence to suggest Jesus was, in fact, an African.
Why do you believe Jesus was black?
If you were to research the region where they say Ya-Shu-a (Jesus) was born, grew and lived, you will find the indigenous people were of Nubian stock. I have always known this. As a child, I often questioned the pastor of my church. However, he always failed to make this connection, just like countless other so-called religious scholars.
Where in the bible can people find references to Christ’s ethnicity?
There are many accounts. The main three are as follows. In Revelations 1:13-15 there’s a description of “one like the son of man”, referring to Ya-Shu-A, having hair like lamb’s wool and feet like burnt brass. These two points alone give the descrip- tion of a Nubian man. In Acts 13:1 - Ya-Shu-a’s brother
Barnabas and Simeon (Simon) were called Niger. The word translates to mean ‘black’. And, in Matthew 13:55, they speak of Ya-Shu-A’s mother and his brothers of which Simeon is mentioned again. All of the above references prove to me that Ya-Shu-A was a black man.
Why does the concept of a black Christ cause such con- troversy especially within the black community?
Over the years, we – the black race – have been taught to hate ourselves through slavery, colonisation and latter day non-African religious ideologies. Ironically, however, scientists have proven that the origin of man came from Africa, which ties in with the concept that God made man in His own image and likeness. Nevertheless, we Nubians cannot accept this fact because this would mean that we were on earth first and are the chosen people of God.
Why has the truth been hidden?
The truth is hidden so those in power can control the world’s resources, economy and reli- gion thus humanity as a whole (Ephesians 6:12). Those in power cannot allow the true chosen seed and inheritors to regain their true religious iden- tity because this would mean bringing to an end their rule and recreating a balance for human- ity by way of truth, justice, peace, freedom, love, joy, unity and success.
Why does the ethnicity of Jesus Christ matter?
If the Most High thought this didn’t matter it would not have been explained in Revelations
1:13-15. The Most High and the Heavenly Host knew that in this day and time His children would be persecuted and in order to put the world back in order, His chosen seed would need to be uplifted by recognising their greatness. The first step of recognition would be to start with a self-reflected image and none can be greater than being in the image of The Most High Heavenly Father and his Beloved son.
What would you say to others who differ on this point?
Everyone is entitled to have their own view and opinions and is granted freewill to make choices they are happy with. If someone is at peace with what they believe, why should any- one disturb their peace? Each to their own, as they say!
How does The Holy Qubtic Church differ from other Christian churches across the world?
The Holy Qubtic church is taken from the original Atonist doctrine, hence our name Qubtic, where the root word is: Qubt - meaning apex, centre or origin. Many believed that our ancestors didn’t have a reli- gious doctrine but latter-day monotheistic religions all take their concepts from the Tamarean (Ancient African precepts). Our church adheres to the laws, commandments, precepts and rites as prescribed to our ancient ancestors through the covenants of Nu-akh and Ab- Re-Kham down through the will- ing Son Ya-Shu-a Karast (Matthew 5:17).
How will you celebrate Easter this year and do you acknowledge other Christian holidays and festivals?
We acknowledge most religious holy days because we have an overstanding of the origins of these dates and similar- ities between them and other religions because they all came out of ancient Tama-Re (Ancient Africa). The Holy Qubtic Church acknowledges the Easter cele- bration as these tie in with the Vernal Equinox and beginning of spring and renewal of life (Resurrection). Our Children will be given eggs just like any other child celebrating Easter because this symbolises life. We will also have an Easter egg hunt, sermons and supplica- tions based around the truth of Easter, which everyone is wel- come to come along.
For more information regarding The Holy Qubtic Church visit their website: www.the- holyqubticchurch.org