It was in 1950 that Oswald Spengler, a German philosopher predicted in his book entitled “The decline of the west”, that the next great civilization shall come from Africa, and it shall be a spiritual civilization. This expectation of humanity for this spiritual civilization from Okebulani (Africa) is not a misconception, for was it not Professor J.H. Breasted, a leading American Egyptologist, who in his book entitled “The dawn of conscience”, published in New York in 1933, wrote that the black people of Africa gave the world the first idea of right and wrong, and thus laid the basis for religion and all true culture and civilization. On page 15 of the book, Professor Breasted, talking of the Jewish culture which the Bible enwraps, wrote “The Bible really originated in ancient Egypt where the population, according to Herodotus and Aristotle, was black. There the Jews received almost all of their early culture. The ripe social and moral development of mankind in the Nile valley which was 3,000 years older than that of the Hebrews contributed essentially to the formation of Hebrew literature. Our moral heritage therefore derives from a wider human past enormously older than the Hebrews, and it has come to us rather through the Hebrews, than from them.”
And no time can be more appropriate for that spiritual charge from Africa than now, as the present so called civilization just now has gone bankrupt, morally. Under the banner of Chism (Godianism), we shall, in fulfillment of the prophecy, move out to the world on a civilizing mission to pick from the gutters into which it has been thrown, the Conscience which Africa gave to the world, but which has been lost, and give it back to humanity as the re-emergence of the ancient civilization of spiritual balance, inherent in Chiism.