E-mail from Hiwot: 8/23/2008:
|Could you please tell me the Bible lines which
state about Ethiopia along with the chapter and number?
Please find the Bible lines that state about Ethiopia
along with the chapter and number quotations listed hereunder
from King James Version, in accordance with your request.
1. Genesis 2:13
And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that
compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
Genesis 2:12-14 (in Context) Genesis 2 (Whole Chapter)
2. Numbers 12:1
And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian
woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.
Numbers 12:1-3 (in Context) Numbers 12 (Whole Chapter)
3. 2 Kings 19:9
And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he
is come out to fight against thee: he sent messengers again unto
2 Kings 19:8-10 (in Context) 2 Kings 19 (Whole Chapter)
4. 2 Chronicles 12:3
With twelve hundred chariots, and threescore thousand horsemen:
and the people were without number that came with him out of Egypt;
the Lubims, the Sukkiims, and the Ethiopians.
2 Chronicles 12:2-4 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 12 (Whole Chapter)
5. 2 Chronicles 14:9
And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an host
of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots; and came unto
2 Chronicles 14:8-10 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 14 (Whole Chapter)
6. 2 Chronicles 14:12
So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah;
and the Ethiopians fled.
2 Chronicles 14:11-13 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 14 (Whole Chapter)
7. 2 Chronicles 14:13
And Asa and the people that were with him pursued them unto Gerar:
and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not recover
themselves; for they were destroyed before the LORD, and before
his host; and they carried away very much spoil.
2 Chronicles 14:12-14 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 14 (Whole Chapter)
8. 2 Chronicles 16:8
Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very
many chariots and horsemen? yet, because thou didst rely on the
LORD, he delivered them into thine hand.
2 Chronicles 16:7-9 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 16 (Whole Chapter)
9. 2 Chronicles 21:16
Moreover the LORD stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the
Philistines, and of the Arabians, that were near the Ethiopians:
2 Chronicles 21:15-17 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 21 (Whole Chapter)
10. Esther 1:1
Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus
which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over an hundred
and seven and twenty provinces:)
Esther 1:1-3 (in Context) Esther 1 (Whole Chapter)
11. Esther 8:9
Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third
month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day
thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded
unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers
of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred
twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the
writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and
to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their
Esther 8:8-10 (in Context) Esther 8 (Whole Chapter)
12. Job 28:19
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be
valued with pure gold.
Job 28:18-20 (in Context) Job 28 (Whole Chapter)
13. Psalm 68:31
Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out
her hands unto God.
Psalm 68:30-32 (in Context) Psalm 68 (Whole Chapter)
14. Psalm 87:4
I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me:
behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.
Psalm 87:3-5 (in Context) Psalm 87 (Whole Chapter)
15. Isaiah 18:1
Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers
Isaiah 18:1-3 (in Context) Isaiah 18 (Whole Chapter)
16. Isaiah 20:3
And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked
and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and
Isaiah 20:2-4 (in Context) Isaiah 20 (Whole Chapter)
17. Isaiah 20:4
So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners,
and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot,
even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
Isaiah 20:3-5 (in Context) Isaiah 20 (Whole Chapter)
18. Isaiah 20:5
And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation,
and of Egypt their glory.
Isaiah 20:4-6 (in Context) Isaiah 20 (Whole Chapter)
19. Isaiah 37:9
And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come
forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers
to Hezekiah, saying,
Isaiah 37:8-10 (in Context) Isaiah 37 (Whole Chapter)
20. Isaiah 43:3
For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour:
I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
Isaiah 43:2-4 (in Context) Isaiah 43 (Whole Chapter)
21. Isaiah 45:14
Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia
and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee,
and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains
they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they
shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee;
and there is none else, there is no God.
Isaiah 45:13-15 (in Context) Isaiah 45 (Whole Chapter)
22. Jeremiah 13:23
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then
may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
Jeremiah 13:22-24 (in Context) Jeremiah 13 (Whole Chapter)
23. Jeremiah 38:7
Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which was
in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon;
the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin;
Jeremiah 38:6-8 (in Context) Jeremiah 38 (Whole Chapter)
24. Jeremiah 38:10
Then the king commanded Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Take
from hence thirty men with thee, and take up Jeremiah the prophet
out of the dungeon, before he die.
Jeremiah 38:9-11 (in Context) Jeremiah 38 (Whole Chapter)
25. Jeremiah 38:12
And Ebedmelech the Ethiopian said unto Jeremiah, Put now these
old cast clouts and rotten rags under thine armholes under the
cords. And Jeremiah did so.
Jeremiah 38:11-13 (in Context) Jeremiah 38 (Whole Chapter)
26. Jeremiah 39:16
Go and speak to Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus saith the
LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring my words
upon this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be accomplished
in that day before thee.
Jeremiah 39:15-17 (in Context) Jeremiah 39 (Whole Chapter)
27. Jeremiah 46:9
Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots; and let the mighty
men come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle the
shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.
Jeremiah 46:8-10 (in Context) Jeremiah 46 (Whole Chapter)
28. Ezekiel 29:10
Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and
I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from
the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia.
Ezekiel 29:9-11 (in Context) Ezekiel 29 (Whole Chapter)
29. Ezekiel 30:4
And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and great pain shall be in
Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Egypt, and they shall take
away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down.
Ezekiel 30:3-5 (in Context) Ezekiel 30 (Whole Chapter)
30. Ezekiel 30:5
Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people, and
Chub, and the men of the land that is in league, shall fall with
them by the sword.
Ezekiel 30:4-6 (in Context) Ezekiel 30 (Whole Chapter)
31. Ezekiel 30:9
In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships to make
the careless Ethiopians afraid, and great pain shall come upon
them, as in the day of Egypt: for, lo, it cometh.
Ezekiel 30:8-10 (in Context) Ezekiel 30 (Whole Chapter)
32. Ezekiel 38:5
Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield
Ezekiel 38:4-6 (in Context) Ezekiel 38 (Whole Chapter)
33. Daniel 11:43
But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver,
and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and
the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
Daniel 11:42-44 (in Context) Daniel 11 (Whole Chapter)
34. Amos 9:7
Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of
Israel? saith the LORD. Have not I brought up Israel out of the
land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians
Amos 9:6-8 (in Context) Amos 9 (Whole Chapter)
35. Nahum 3:9
Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put
and Lubim were thy helpers.
Nahum 3:8-10 (in Context) Nahum 3 (Whole Chapter)
36. Zephaniah 2:12
Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be slain by my sword.
Zephaniah 2:11-13 (in Context) Zephaniah 2 (Whole Chapter)
37. Zephaniah 3:10
From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter
of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.
Zephaniah 3:9-11 (in Context) Zephaniah 3 (Whole Chapter)
38. Acts 8:27
And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch
of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who
had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem
for to worship,
Acts 8:26-28 (in Context) Acts 8 (Whole Chapter)
E-mail from Gladwell: 8/18/2008
Just want to know more about Ethiopia religion?
The religion of Ethiopia: The kingdom of God is
best outlined concisely and in details in all the published books
and printed materials posted on the Home page and various forums
of our web site, particularly in the sections of "FAITH"
and "Q & A".
Please peruse those items thoroughly. By then, we are certain
that you will be quite knowledgeable on the subject you needed.
If not, you may contact us, and we will communicate with you further.
E-mail from Abiy Mulissa: 8/5/2008
Please, does our Church (Orto-dox) has a printed
books about giving name related birth and death details &
procedures? For example, why do we need Christian name? Is it
true if someone died we can't call his name, but his Christian
name only? Why?
I want to buy one copy of each from all different books. I don't
know how much discount you have. Please, let me know, including
"Dersane Mutan". Thank you for your time.
To answer your questions put forward in your email:
1) As far as we know, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church do not have
"printed books about giving name related to birth and death
detailed procedures" except what is provided for in Her Canon
Law book called "F'tha Negest" that was compiled and
introduced by the Coptic (Egyptian) Orthodox Church. You may inquire
for positive answer to this question by writing directly to the
Church or by approaching anyone of the members of Her clergy you
may come across.
2) The following reason explains why we need to give a Christian
Name to an individual member of Ethiopia: The Kingdom of God,
within which the Church, designated as "the House of the
Priesthood" is an integral part. This procedure is conducted
at the time of the initiation of the individual, attained through
the Sacrament of Baptism.
At that Sacred Ceremony, a Christian Name is given to the infant
or to the person to be baptized who is instantly declared that
the latter, as full-fledged Child of God, becomes an Amhara (meaning
"Liberated Person among the Free Society Under God"),
or a Christian and/or an Ethiopian. Such name could be suggested
by parents or by the God Parents of the latter, or by the officiating
priest. There is no restriction as far as the selection of the
name is concerned; however, the prior prerogative to do so is
granted to the parents or the guardians of the infant or the person
to be baptized. In all cases, the officiating priest has the overruling
power to make sure that the name is appropriate and acceptable
religiously, and that it includes one of the Names or the Designations
of God, or of The virgin Mary, or of one of the Angels or of Saints
as prefix or suffix.
It is well known that the ordinary or normal name, referred to
as "Worldly Name" signifies the birth in the flesh from
the human parents, the father and mother. The same applies in
the case of the "Christian Name", but viewed from the
spiritual aspect. Referred to as such, the Christian Name signifies
"the Birth in the Holy Spirit from the Divine Parents, this
time the Holy Father being God and the Holy Mother being The Virgin
This is the Name, i.e., the Christian Name, that remains everlasting
as it is given to commemorate and immortalize the consecration
of the whole person of that baptized individual whose Second Birth
that was accomplished through the Holy Spirit proves to be Divine
3) You can, of course, call, anytime and anywhere, the "worldly
name" or the "Christian Name" of anyone who is
deceased. This is your right. But whenever you pray or engaged
in commemorative prayer for the deceased, you need to invoke only
his/her Christian Name for the reasons specified above. While,
his/her Living Soul is separated from the dead flesh, i.e., from
the physical body that remains behind with its worldly name to
fade away in corruption here on Earth, the Soul continues to dwell
in its spiritual body in the Everlasting Life up in the Heavenly
It is, therefore, fitting to recognize the Divine Truth that only
the Christian Name that affirms such Spiritual Birthright to live
in the Heavens ought to be used in the spiritual and prayerful
communications between the believers on the earth and those in
4) With regard to purchasing our books, the cost depends where
you are located. To find out the difference, if you live in Ethiopia,
please contact our office in Addis Abeba, tel. no. 011-4-161885,
or our mailing address: P. O. Box 812. Otherwise, if you live
abroad, you may order each book according to the procedure set
down in the section entitled "Books" on our web site.
If you cannot afford to pay the required amount, please let us
know the sum you are in a position to pay, and we will consider
the possibility to meet your situation.
As to the publication of "Dersane Mutan", you may directly
buy at, or order from any Ethiopian Orthodox Church bookstore
in Addis Abeba or elsewhere.
E-mail from Sis Benjamin: 8/1/2008
Do you know that Emperor Haile selassie I is
Christ's righteous branch that sit upon David Throne?
Jeremiah 23 Vs 5 reads: "Behold the days come saith the Lord
that I will raise unto David a righteous branch and a king shall
rain and prosper and shall execute judgment and justice in the
earth; in his days, Judah shall be saved and Israel shall dwell
safely; and this is the name whereby he shall be called the Lord
our Righteousness. Behold the days come saith the Lord that that
they shall no more say the Lord liveth who brought up and let
the children of Israel from the land of Egypt. But the Lord liveth
who let the seed of the house of Israel from the north country
and all countries where I have driven them and they shall dwell
in their own land."
The code for this Scripture I found for myself is King S in shall,
E in execute, L in Israel, A in name, SS in rightousness, I in
Children, E in seed and I have driven them.
It seems that you are attempting to attribute
erroneously the Word of God pronounced by one of His Prophets
(Jer. Chapter 23, verses 5-8) to Atsie Haile-Sellassie I.
Please, be advised and be reminded, as the case may be, in the
inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit, that the above quotation,
along with all Scriptural Prophecies, was foretold about and was
fulfilled 2000 years ago by the Advent and Atonement of the Incarnate
God born of the Ethiopian Blessed Virgin Mary. Those Prophetic
Divine Words are, therefore, ascribed only and uniquely to Our
Eternal Priestly King, The Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah,
Jesus Christ, and to no one else among heavenly or earthly creatures.
For details on this subject, we suggest to you to read particularly
our published book entitled, Ethiopia: The Classic Case, posted
on our web site, if you had not done so until now.
E-mail from Getinet Bezabih:
Christians have different doctrines about their
religion, like Catholic, Jova, Protestant, Orthodox etc--but their
origin is God. Why does this difference exists between them?
The answer to your question as to why Christians
have different doctrines for their religion, and call themselves
in different names like Catholics, Orthodox, Protestant, etc.,
while their origin is God is provided with the following brief
All these differences are simply man-made, and not Divine creations.
The nature of human beings is such that they are inclined to make
up their individual and/or collective perceptions about God Himself
as well as their own interpretations of His Word. While God is
One and His Truth is One and One only, it is the perverted propensity
of the mind of human beings that tend to abuse the power of the
Soul that is inherent in its nature constituting the Image of
God to distort, under the influence of the Evil, the True Image
of that Same One God and that Same One Truth of Him. Interestingly,
the same power of the Soul, if it so wills and chooses, could
be similarly applied to rectify the distortion through the Inspiration
of the Holy Spirit, thus to reinstate the Divine Truth.
Anyway, as long as human beings believe and worship in One True
God Who is the Creator of the whole Universe, including the Heavenly
One, and Provider to the same, religious and/or doctrinal diversities
in human communities was found, not adversely to affect the Faith
in God, but rather to enhance it.
Let us underline here, an extraordinary and significant fact with
respect to this issue: True Ethiopians should rejoice for the
special Divine Privilege that we are endowed with by the Grace
of God as a result of our positive choice for and adherence to
the Faith of the Holy Covenant. Yes, this jubilation is not without
cause: The Doctrine of the Religion of Ethiopia: The Kingdom of
God is the original and the authentic, the unique and the unbroken
one that was founded, at the beginning of Creation of the Universe
and of Adam and Eve, by God Himself, upon the Holy Covenant that
comprises the Seven Sacred Covenants that God Made with Humans,
and whose age spans the last seven millenniums and a half years.
Now, notwithstanding the foregoing statement, the bad news is
that there should have been no any other religions among human
beings or different doctrines among Christians other than the
One referred above, viz. the religion and doctrine of Ethiopia:
The Kingdom of God. The Good News, however, is that, all the aforementioned
adversaries will, on the Final Day of The Divine Judgment that
is forthcoming, will rise up in unison, discarding their differences
and accepting the One Faith and the one Doctrine of the One Religion
of Ethiopia: The Kingdom of God.
E-mail from Amrach G/Sellassie: 7/30/2008
So, this organization does not know Ethiopian
Orthodox Tewahido Church, I was confused before you sent me a
respond about the expression above. I have a comment with that:
Don't you have words to express that initiate people to visit
those sites? I am really grateful for the reply... Is there anything
that I can share with your expenses that support to translate
the text into Amharic?
I am a government employee working at D. University. A lot of
foreign friends I have who are very interested to know much about
our church. So, please, don't hesitate to respond to my question.
Yes, I have been reading some of your books as am working at library,
but I didn't realize who wrote them. Now I will try to find the
others, We have no access here in D. Hope will find sometimes
May God follow in all your activity ... I believe that you are
already blessed by God. Ye Egziabher Cherintu Ye Embetachin Kidist
Dingil Mariam Amalaginet Kehulachin gar yihun, lezelealemu, Amen!
We are glad to hear from you of your continuous
interest and effort to enlighten yourself with the knowledge of
the Divine Truth about the entity of Ethiopia and the identity
of Ethiopians by reading our books and materials posted on our
web site. We hope and pray that you will prevail in your present
endeavour expressed in your email.
We appreciate your comment with regard to using words that would
motivate people to visit our web site. Please be informed that
the whole Divine Setup and network of our Services is founded
on, and guided and helped by the unwavering inspiration of the
Holy Spirit only. Based on this premise, we have been doing so
far, are still engaged in, and will keep on exerting all we can.
As a result, we are certain to sustain our purpose and achieve
our goal. We will, therefore, notify to you as well as to the
rest of our audience when the time comes for the need of your
contribution to be effected and utilized for the objective proposed
in your email.
Until then, we thank you again for your expressed willingness
to participate in the expenses of our projected enterprise of
translating the English texts of our items, particularly in the
Q & A Forum, of our web site, and wish you and your friends
all the best wherever you are and pray for your success.
E-mail from Getinet: 7/30/2008
I WANT the e-mail address of missionaries,
charity of sisters, MC, in order to get financial aid for my graduation
at GONDAR UNIVERSITY. I was learning at high school when they
sponsored so that I want to communicate with them by using their
We do not have the information you requested us
regarding the email addresses of missionaries and charity of sisters
that would help you financially in your graduation at Gondar University,
for this field is not our concern. So, we regret for not being
able to provide you with the aforementioned details.
We wish you all the best and pray for your success.
Servant of Ethiopia: The kingdom of God
E-mail from Gebre Mariam: 7/29/2008
Greetings in the Name of the Triune God, Abba
I would ask you two questions about the Ethiopian
1) What are the Ten Commandments for the Ethiopian Faith? I want
to know the right way to count and divide them, because there
are many differences between the churches.
2) I know that God has a perfect human image. But this figure
is male or female? We know that Cristos is the perfect image of
God, so I would think Amlack has a male image. But we know that
human being was made male and female in the image of God. Can
you help me to understand?
Please refer to me as N'bure-Id or Qess Ermias,
but not as Abba Ermias. This is because I am a married Ethiopian
priest with children. You may know that "Abba" is traditionally
used only for monks, or celibates - unmarried priests. Even so,
we should always account for Our Lord's Teaching in this regard
that admonishes us to refrain from using this term, Abba. (Matt.
Now, in order to address your two questions, here
follows the first answer: The sum and listing of the Ten Commandments
of our Ethiopian Faith, in accord with the title of the same,
is exactly TEN. Here is their written order and composition for
First: I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the
land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Second: Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not
make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing
that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that
is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself
to them, nor serve them: For I the LORD thy God am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the
third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and showing
mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Third: Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain;
for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name
Fourth: Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt
thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath
of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor
thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant,
nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For
in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that
in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed
the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Fifth: Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be
long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Sixth: Thou shalt not kill.
Seventh: Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Eight: Thou shalt not steal.
Ninth: Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Tenth: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt
not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant,
nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
(Exodus 20: 2-17 [King James Version])
The second answer to your two questions is as follows: It is based
on the verses of Scriptures quoted hereunder:
"And God said, 'Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness:
and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over
the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth,
and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So
God created man in His own image, in the image of God created
He him; male and female created he them. ...And the LORD God formed
man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils
the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And the LORD
God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man
whom he had formed. ...And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to
fall upon Adam, and he slept: and He took one of his ribs, and
closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the LORD
God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto
the man. And Adam said, 'This is now bone of my bones, and flesh
of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken
out of Man.' Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother,
and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And
they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed."
(Genesis 1: 26-27; 2: 7-8, 21-25 [King James Version])
When the Bible says that God made Man, or the Human Being, "in
His Image, and as Male and Female", it certainly implies
that the Image of God is not only Male or Female, but Both Male
and Female united in a Divine, unique and mysterious way, thus
rendering them equals when they were revealed in two separate
and distinct physical and spiritual entities of the genders. The
authenticity of this fact is substantiated in the prior single
creation of the being of the First and the Progenitor Adam, considered
as Male in whom Eve, considered as Female, was already inherently
incorporated within that single being of Adam. Again, this resultant
and corroborative Truth is demonstrated by the consequential creation
of Eve's being as an integral part of that one entity of Adam
when She was made up of the rib of the latter by the Divine Wisdom
and Hands, as described in the Words of God quoted above.
Look what happened in the Eschatological Days of the Incarnation
of God that took place in the Womb of the Virgin Mary. At that
crossroads came to pass exactly the reverse of the primary episode
of the First Adam and the First Eve: The Son of God, became the
Second and the Ultimate Adam in Jesus Christ as Divine and Human,
not of, by and from the seed of the Male, but by, of and from
the Female, The Virgin Mary.
As such, and just as He is The Perfect Divine and The Perfect
Human, united in the mystery of Tewah'do, The Incarnate God is
also a Unique Being: neither Male nor Female, but an entity described
best in the G'iz designation of "Iguwale-Imme-H'yaw"
which means, "Son of the Mother of the Living" in whose
Being, like the first Adam, the reverse phenomenal and Divine
process was executed. This time the authenticity of this reality
is substantiated in the prior single and unaffected willpower
of the Second and Ultimate Being of Eve, i.e., The Virgin Mary,
considered as Female, in whom the Second and Ultimate Adam, The
Incarnate God Jesus Christ, considered as Male, was already inherently
incorporated within that single Being of the Former who made Herself
pristine by Her own resolute and impeccable True Love of and Choice
Again, this resultant and corroborative Truth is demonstrated
by the consequential Birth of the Being of the Incarnate God Jesus
Christ from the Womb of The Virgin Mary as an integral part of
that one entity of the Second and Ultimate Eve, thus rendering
the Former neither Male nor Female, but a Unique Entity constituting
an embodiment of Both Genders, just in the Original Image of the
First Adam: Yes, in the Eternal Image of God in Whose Image Man,
as Male and Female, was originally created.
E-mail from Dr. Matyas: 7/28/2008
Greetings Hon. N'bure-Id, I wrote you time
ago, and I received all the informations I needed for my theological
studies. Now, I need your help to understand an important aspect
of Ethiopian faith. I have to know more about female circumcision
and cross tattoos. I know that these two practices were ordered
by Zara Yacob. But are not they in conflict with Bible teachings?
What is the position of your church on these matters? I hope you
will find the time to give me the spiritual aid to see the truth.
Thanks for your Blessed Work.
I am glad to hear from you again after relatively
long while, and to know that the information you received so far
from us contributed positively to your theological studies.
The following statements are provided as an answer to your present
question. I hope you will benefit from them as usual:
1) Indeed, it is worth for you to note and understand all of the
important aspects of the Ethiopian Faith with regard to circumcision
including that of the female one. Circumcision is, for us Ethiopians,
an integral part of our Faith of the Holy Covenant -the fourth
one in the series of the Seven Covenants- even before the time
of Abraham. Here, do not forget that the Spiritual Circumcision
of the Heart that was maintained as more significant by the Ethiopians
up until the time of their ancestor, the First Melckezedeq, preceded
that of the physical one that was inaugurated on the person of
Abraham, who was then a Gentile, after the latter was enlightened
by the former on the belief and worship of God.
The practice of the physical female circumcision in our case is
not like the one that is conducted by and on pagans or gentiles,
including Muslims, even to this day: To the extent of excising
the main parts of the female organ, such as the clitoris. Ours
is simply administered by removing the foreskin or prepuce within
the labia just as it is carried out on that of the male organ.
In the Ethiopian context, the reason why the rite is performed
on both the male and the female organ is based on the Divine Truth
that the Ethiopians of the Holy Covenant, right from the time
of Adam and Eve to that of The Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ, never
made any kind of discrimination between the two genders. They
consider both genders as equals created in the same Image of God
with the identical status and prerogatives of the Divine Blessings
bestowed upon both. They do not distinctively exclude or degrade
the females from the males in the numerous varieties of social
instances as the Jews, Muslims and other religious communities
do. Such state of affairs of Ethiopians remains invariably the
same all through the ages from antiquity to the present that continues
2) As to the Cross Tattoo, the practice is not part and parcel
of the precepts of the Holy Covenant as Circumcision is. It is
neither obligatory nor conventional; it is optional, and sometimes
considered even to be cosmetic. As such, it is for the individual
to choose and decide whether or not to be tattooed. It is simply
executed either on ones forehead or on any of the parts and limbs
of the body to serve that individual as a sign of identifying
himself or herself as a Christian among intermingled population
that constitutes other religions and cultures of all sorts.
The Cross Tattoo serves such purposes just like other similar
customs do: Few samples could be sited here as examples, such
as tying around one's neck a single or triple coloured intertwined
thread of green, gold and red signifying the symbol of the rainbow,
Noah's Covenant with God, or putting on a handcrafted metal Cross
with a necklace or band, or knitting the symbol of the Cross on
clothes and dresses as embroidery.
Even in such application of the sign of the Cross, it is not the
physical aspect of its manifestation that greatly matters to Ethiopians
of the Holy Covenant, but the spiritual one that is enshrined
in the individual's heart and mind.
I am certain that Atsie Zer'a Ya'iqob ordered such practices to
be exercised by the believers on the perception of the foregoing
premises. Such notion of the subject matter and the ensuing practices
do not in any way contradict the relevant Biblical Teachings,
but rather enhance them to the contrary.
We admire your pursuit for the Divine Truth about the Ethiopian
Faith of the Holy Covenant, and pray for your achievement of the
N'bure-Id Ermias K. Wolde-Yesus
Servant of Ethiopia: The Kingdom of God
E-mail from Seyfe Michael: 7/28/2008:
My friends and me were discussing Bible after
Sunday Church Services.
Here are the questions we have regarding Henock chapter 2 # 2.
We are kind of confused, because it's mentioned for all the problem
it's caused for humanity; it has angels roles. Can we get some
According to our references, the verse in Henock
(Enoch) chapter 2 #2 relates the account based on the premises
of that of Genesis chapter 6 #1-7. What the former quotation describes
that community as "Deqiqe-Isset" (Children of Seth)
who dwells in "Debr-Q'ddus" (Mount Holy), the latter
designates the same community as "ye'Igziabher L'joch"
(Children of God) in contrast to those human beings identified
as "yeSew L'joch" or "yeQa'el L'joch" (Children
of humans or of the Evil) in both verses and cases.
While a minority of only one family of Noh (Noah) that comprised
eight individuals, personifies the 'Children of God" that
was saved from extinction by the Flood as a result of its adherence
to its Faith in God, the great majority of multitudes of families
representing the rest of humanity typifies the "Children
of Humans" that perished in the Devastation of the Curse
as a result of its lack of Faith in God. Here, it should be noted
that the deciding factor for the fates of both groups was and
is and always remains for ever the same: acceptance or rejection
of Faith in God.
Consequently, it is The Holy Spirit that inspires and guides,
and the Angeles of God that protect the "Children of God"
in every and all vicissitudes of their lives. And it is the Evil
Spirit of the Devil with the aid of his messengers and henchmen
that incites, encourages and backs up the "Children of Humans"
to do evil and bring about their own destruction in death.
We urge you to continue your Scriptural discussions
and search for the Divine Truth about your Identity and Faith
of the Holy Covenant to which we Ethiopians are deeply attached.
E-mail from Amrach G/Sellassie, UK:
This is not actually to ask a question. I just
wanted to have a good relationship to strength my faith and know
more about Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido and the belief of the other
world. Hope you will help my poor faith.
Dear Amrach G/Sellassie
We are happy to initiate "a good relationship"
between you and us in order to strengthen your faith, in the knowledge
of which you admitted to be poor, and, of course, if you are a
believer of the Ethiopian Tewah'do Faith within Ethiopia: The
Kingdom of God.
However, to be committed, on our part, to such relationship, we
have a precondition for you to comply with on your part. That
precondition is: You need to read all the books that are posted
on our web site as well as all the materials that are published
therein, specifically in the Q & A Forum, prior to the initial
stage of that prospective relationship envisaged and proposed
by you. Such imperative prerequisite is necessitated because almost
all your questions you will put forward and the knowledge you
are required to attain are all contained in those books and materials.
This measure will certainly result in saving the valuable time
that you and we both would be required to spend to attain the
mutual goal that you suggested in your email
Once you accomplished this commitment, which will enable you,
among many other reasons, why we do not use the term "Orthodox"
and identify our Ethiopian Faith with the same, we will be ready
to embark upon the undertaking of our "good relationship"
with you, as soon as we are informed of such accomplishment on
E-mail from Tenager Bekalu: :
In the Name of Trinity One God Amen!!
Dear Ethiopia: The Kingdom of God Services servants:
Peace be unto you!
My name is Tenager Bekalu. I am living in Finland. I would like
to buy some of the books which are written by Nibure Id Ermiyas
Kebede. I have bought and read one of his books entitled: "Ethiopia
Ena Ethiopiyawenet" and I found it to be very strange and
inspiring that digs for The Truth about my identity and my Ethiopian
Therefore, I would like you to choose me the best book which would
help me to get to know about The Service and History of The ministry,
and The people of Ethiopia. Moreover, I would like to know how
I can do the purchase online here.
At last, I would like to know if there is some means to get Nibure
Id Ermias Kebede for some questions. I hope you will answer me
Dear Ato Tenager Beqalu:
We are glad that you were able to get and read
one of the three volumes of the book by N'bure-Id Ermias Kebbede
Weldeyesus and published under a title of "ItioPia inna ItioPiawinnet",
even though we do not know which one of these volumes you have
As a concerned and serious Ethiopian, you will find all the information
that relates to Ethiopia, the Ethiopians and Ethiopiawinnet, in
the books posted on our web site. We, therefore, recommend to
you and urge you to read all those books aforementioned in order
for you to be well versed in the Ethiopian Knowledge of the Divine
Here are three alternative ways for you to order, purchase and
receive the books:
1) By clicking online the "Books" button on the Home
Page of our web site and following the instructions of submitting
the required information therein including the method of payment
managed through PayPal. If you do not prefer to utilize that process
of the transaction, the other options are:
1. 2) By mailing to our postal address, shown hereunder, your
personal check payable to: Ethiopia: The Kingdom of God Services,
signed, with full payment that covers both the cost of the book
(books) as well as that of the shipping & handling, posted
on the "Book" section of our web site. Please attach
with your check a note specifying the title and number of the
book (books) you desire to order. You may need to email to us
for any additional information or clarification on related matters
such as the amount of the charge for shipping & handling to
the country you are residing, to which we will respond to you
by return email. Our mailing address for this purpose is: Ethiopia:
The Kingdom of God, P. O. Box 43262, Washington, DC, 20010-9262,
3) By calling at our Telephone numbers of USA (301) 587-8074);
or of Ethiopia: 011-4-161885.
Finally, we would like you to know that you can communicate with
N'bure-Id Ermias Kebbede WeldeYesus, by means of our current email
address of our web site, or through our Ethiopian postal address
of Ethiopia: The Kingdom of God Services, P. O. Box 812, Addis
Abeba, ETHIOPIA, or by calling Tel. No. 011-4-161885.
E-mail from Surafel Ejigu.:
When will God come?
Dear Ato Surafel Ejjigu:
Our positive reply to your question is: God had
already come to this world long ago. He is Omnipresent ever since
and will remain as such for ever.
His perceptible advents were done in three stages, other than
the manifestation of the Creation of the whole Universe:
The first was when He created the progenitors of human beings,
i.e., Adam and Eve, in His Image;
The second was when He was born from Our Holy Mother The Virgin
Mary with the Divine Name of Jesus Christ, The Incarnate God;
The third and the final one was when He descended from Heavens
and filled the whole Universe as The Holy Spirit.
Such Divine Revelations in the aforementioned Three Ways is currently
a reality and is evident in the person of yourself: God is within
As to His Coming at the end of the world for the Last Judgment,
we are told that it is always at hand, whose exact day and hour,
however, is unknown except the admonition given to us by the Word
of God, and the need for every human person to be ready all the
time physically, mentally and spiritually.
If you are a serious and concerned Ethiopian Believer, you need
to be knowledgeable about such and all other minor and major issues
pertaining to Ethiopia, the Ethiopians and Ethiopianity. To achieve
this goal, you have to read those books and publications publicized
on our web site, including the Q & A Section.
By fulfilling this Ethiopian commitment, you will, not only benefit
from the acquirement of the priceless information on the Divine
Truth about Ethiopia, the Ethiopians and Ethiopianity, but you
will also save the valuable time and energy that we, on both sides,
would unnecessarily spend in our exchange of emails.
So, we urge you to do that before you try to send us any more
questions on any item that relates to the above subject matters.
Wherever you are, this is the way to bring yourself, as an Ethiopian
Believer, to the attainment of the True Life of Tranquility in
Ethiopia: The Kingdom of God.
E-mail from Ehinoma Erahibor, Nigeria:
Dear Friends in Christ,
I greet you out there in Jesus Lovely name. "I
am the way, the truth and the
life, no man cometh to the Father but by me." John 14:6.
Jesus Christ is our salvation!
I was searching for a study material when I came across your email
and convinced you are a Christian. Please do not be angry at this
letter and undermine me because I am reaching you through the
internet. God led me to your email and I know I'm blessed having
to know you. I am a member of Grace Bible Church in Benin
City, Nigeria. By His grace I'm a believer born again and blood
blood of Jesus). I am married with four children and six grand
have a great passion doing the work of the master especially now
I work on
my own having not to be disturbed like when I was working 10 hours
clerk office work.. I am not rich in this worldly riches but rich
spiritually in Christ. I came to know Christ in 1986 and since
Him with commitment. I live in an area where there is much hunger
crisis but the Lord keeps us from them all. Our church is a small
with about twenty people. I am the assistant pastor to pastor
Kalu who is
a very committed man of God. As you can see I can speak and understand
English well as we are British colonized country. I have access
internet through a relative who works in an office with internet
so I can
check and receive my email here.
I am writing you because I need your help for bibles. Bibles are
here and many Christians do not have bibles. Most get theirs from
in other countries when they can reach to other Christians there.
friends name Furi told me to go internet where I can get some
to help and
I know God has directed me to you. Please kindly send to us 7
giant print, King James Version. I am using one while the six
for six mothers and fathers in our church who cannot buy the bibles
because they are costly. The giant print Bibles are the ones we
because they come in large letters words good for those who are
having reading problem. Please kindly help us and sow this seed
lives here. Where a seed is sown, harvest will surely come and
come to you. Please send bibles to me through post office insured
postal address shall be given below.
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
these things shall be added unto you" Matthew 6:33. The Lord
blesses you richly as you continue to walk in his ways.
Please write me back.
Your friend and brother in Jesus,
P.O. BOX 3384,
BENIN CITY, EDO STATE, NIGERIA
In the Names of Our Covenantal God, Jesus Christ
and His Holy Mother, The Virgin Mary!
Dear Assistant Pastor Ehinoma Erahibor:
We received your email of 6/30/2008 in which you
expressed your inspiration to the extent of stating that God led
you to our email and He directed you to write us. We appreciate
that statement with the same feeling.
As the contents of your email is specifically concerned with a
donation of seven King James Bibles in large print, and as our
Service does not include that project, we apologize for not being
able to meet your need.
However, we have something else to offer you that we feel seem
to be more worthy than the printed Bible. We will be happy to
make that donation as a token of our appreciation and sympathy
for the noble task you are engaged in.
We have sent you, free of charge and by separate mail to your
postal address you had provided us with in your email, a copy
of our book that was published some years ago and is in current
circulation around the world under a title: Ethiopia: The Classic
Case. In this book you will find "SOMETHING ELSE MORE WORTTHY
THAN THE PRINTED BIBLE." It is written in the section of
the book, sub-titled THE DIVINE TRUTH about ETHIOPIA, THE ETHIOPIAN
and ETHIOPIANISM. We have quoted part of it for your immediate
attention and explanation as follows:
According to the long and living Ethiopian Tradition, there are
Seven Covenants, as enshrined in the Scriptures, that God made
with humanity ever since Creation.
The first of these Covenants is signified and eternalized by the
Matrimony of Adam and Eve (Gen. 2/21-25; Mt. 19/ 4-6); the second,
by the Rainbow of Noah (Gen. 9/ 8-17); the third, by the Bread
and Wine Offering of Melchizedek (Gen. 14/ 18-20); the fourth,
by the Circumcision of Abraham (Gen. 17/ 1-14); the fifth, by
the Ark of Moses (Dt. 5); the sixth, by the Throne of David (2Sam.
7/ 8-16); the seventh and the last, by the Crucified Body and
Blood of Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary (Mt. 26/ 26-29).
The Covenants as described above and each symbolized by real signs
are personified by humble individuals who pleased God with their
true love for Him.
These persons became unique and parties of their respective Covenants
with God following their singular triumphs over great trials of
various physical and spiritual dimensions. And these trials were
meant to test the truthfulness of their love for God before each
one of them actually won His favour to be chosen as a representative
party for the specific Divine Covenant.
These Seven Holy Covenants constitute ETHIOPIA or THE ETHIOPIAN.
In other words, Ethiopia or the Ethiopian is these Seven Covenants,
and these Seven Covenants are Ethiopia or the Ethiopian. Devoid
of them, or outside the context and realm of these Seven Covenants,
there is neither Ethiopia nor the Ethiopian.
Hence, the Biblical or the Old and the New Testamental Truth endorses
and identifies Ethiopia conclusively as the True Israel, and the
Ethiopians as the True Israelites, as spelled out below in greater
The existence of Ethiopia and the life of the Ethiopian are both
based on and intertwined by these Seven Covenants. Not only do
the religious, the cultural and the social fabrics of the Ethiopians'
lives, but also their educational, economic and political principles
emanate from these Covenants. This is ETHIOPIANISM.
The Ethiopians preserved these series of Covenants from the beginning
to the end, i.e., from the time of Adam to the advent of Jesus
Christ with unreserved and selfless sacrifices.
Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary who is the personification of Ethiopia,
became the perfect embodiment of these Covenants, the ultimate
fulfillment of God's Prophecies and the eschatological culmination
of the Divine Plan for His creation.
The characterization of the Ethiopian Tradition as a living one,
as stated above, bears special importance. It underlines the fact
that this Covenantal Heritage is preserved and transmitted not
simply by means of the human work of inscriptions on objects of
inorganic nature, but exclusively through the Divine medium of
the living person of THE ETHIOPIAN.
And the person of the Ethiopian, finally rejuvenated by the New
Covenant, served God for the past seven millennia and a half,
i.e., from the time of Adam and Eve to the present, as the Divine
depository of these Seven Covenants.
AS SUCH AND AS ANY TRUE CHRISTIAN IS MEANT TO BE, THE ETHIOPIAN
IS THE BIBLE INCARNATE, COMPRISING THE OLD AND THE NEW TESTAMENTS.
Yes, the Ethiopian is the Living Testimony of God's Covenants
with Man, as witnessed in the lives of True Ethiopians even to
This phenomenon is the fulfillment of the following God's prophecy
proclaimed long ago by Jeremiah:
"Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will
make a New Covenant with the House of Israel and the House of
Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers when
I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt,
my covenant which they broke, though I was their husband, says
"This is the New Covenant I will make with the House of Israel
after that time,' declared the Lord. 'I will put my law in their
minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they
will be my people.
"No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother,
saying, 'know the Lord,' because they will all know me from the
least of them to the greatest; for I will forgive their iniquity,
and I will remember their sin no more.'" (Jer. 31/31-34)
These Words were referred to by Jesus Himself, and quoted by the
writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews. (Jn. 6/ 45; Heb. 8/ 8-12)
With these simple and straightforward Words, God made it perfectly
clear how, when and where His Kingdom, which is founded and built
on the Seven Covenants, comes to be revealed and function.
He ruled out the need for the sophistication of the social, educational,
organizational and financial intricacies of human systems and
technologies with all their misconceptions and miscalculations,
failures and self-destroying incentives.
No public policy or legislation, no funding or estate, no trained
personnel or teaching device, no infrastructure or bureaucratic
establishment, and no power of enforcement were required for His
eternal program of showing people the Way to the Truth and Life,
now in this materialistic world and finally in the ideal world
What the Omnipotent Holy Spirit of God needed for establishing
and the running of His Kingdom on Earth was only one thing, which
is the simple, faithful and humble human heart.
He searched for that Heart from the beginning of time in the persons
of Adam and Eve and in those of their progenies; and found it
exclusively in Noah, Melchizedek, Abraham, Jethro, Moses, David,
Solomon and Makeda, and ultimately in the True Adam and Eve -Jesus
and Mary, through whom and from whom the present Ethiopian received
and maintained the Trusteeship of the Holy Covenants.
On that living and eternal foundation rock of the Ethiopian heart,
enhanced by successive Old Covenants, God established His Eternal
Kingdom under the constitution of the New Covenant and under the
Priestly Kingship of Jesus Christ and the Queenship of the Virgin
This infinite Grace of God to Humanity, maintained and preserved
by the Ethiopians, is shared by all true Christians all over the
world. (Ethiopia: The Classic Case, 1997, by N'bure-Id Ermias
K. Wolde-Yesus, Chapter One, pp. 15-26)
These excerpts, from the book referred above, simply
convey the Message of the Divine Truth that never ceased to proclaim
to all humanity in general and to every individual in particular.
Here, the Message of the Divine Truth is nothing but the assertion
that each human-being created in the Image of God, including you,
is the Living Incarnate Bible. Such religious stance remains true
only when that person believes in those Seven Holy Covenants and
is faithful to The God of the same Holy Covenants, thus signifying
and rendering the need and use of a written Bible redundant. Why?
It is because that person himself/herself becomes the Living Bible
Incarnate. That was the Divine Reality that had been constantly
revealed and taught by God Himself from the beginning to the present
and to the everlasting end.
We have published the full text of your email in
the Q & A Forum of our web site with the additional aim to
inform readers and visitors of our web site who may be responsive
to your appeal for donation of the seven Bibles of King James
Version in large print, willing to donate the same, and/or interested
to contact you.
If you need more copies of our book after you perused
the one that we had already sent you as a complimentary gift,
you may order from our web site which we encourage and urge you
and your members to visit. The address of our web site is www.ethkogserv.org
and our email address of the same is email@example.com.
Glory to Our God Jesus Christ! Let the Blessings
of the Holy Spirit and the Tender Motherly Visitation of The Virgin
Mary be upon all of us!
Servant of Ethiopia: The Kingdom of God.
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