CHRIST Embassy Church founder Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has called on Africans to stop referring to themselves as black people because the colour signifies the absence of direction and stands for evil.
In a controversial response to the ongoing Black Lives Matter campaign, Pastor Oyakhilome said the agitation should stop, as Africans are not black. Certain to create a backlash, his comments which were made during a telecast to the members of his church, appear to associate black with Lucifer and what Christianity considers the forces of darkness.
Pastor Oyakhilome said: “Maybe I should tell you something, those of you that say black lives matter, I feel sorry for you. Do you really believe you have a black life? Do you want me to read to you the meaning of black
“Who called you black? Shouldn’t you have rejected that from the beginning? You refused negro and nigga but that’s what black is. You took the English version.
“Negro means black. Do you know what black means? Have you ever seen black? Black means the absence of colour, absence of good, absence of light and absence of direction. These are the meaning of black. Black is not a colour but the absence of colour, like you are sick. Don’t you understand it?”
“It’s about time Africans say to themselves we are not black and stop all this black lives matter. Let no one call you black because you are not black… The definition of black is not good and they are using it to destroy you.
“When you keep calling yourself black, you mean light is absent, colour is absent and you will never come to a place of light. When God gives you a Prophetic instruction, it is important that you follow into the latter.”