Suppose we assume that it is imperative to read the Holy Scriptures such as the Christian Bible as a mandate for connecting to God, and the book is the word of God (we use the word God to reflect the Christian name for the creator). The question one must ponder is whether the Bible transposed in English and considered the true WORD of God, reflects God’s intention to leave races of people who speak in different tongues in the dark from “His” word? Does it mean that the truth is purposely kept from those who can neither read or are unsighted? How do you assure that everyone on earth hears, reads and sees the “word” of God if it would mean a reliance on somebody else? Is it feasible that all humanity can abandon their system of supplication in favor of Christianity?
We know that this is not feasible and if not what will the fate of the “non-knowing” (as opposed to “non believers”) be? Is it truly God’s desire to burn them in the “devil’s” eternal hell? This also creates an image of a non benevolent God who creates confusion and then takes it out on the humanity “he” created, and worse, works in consort with the devil to create a supply chain of human sacrifice. As horrendous and gasp inspiring as this may sound, an alternative explanation (proven that is) is welcome. Chiists adjust to truth.
Certainly there is truth that can be gleaned from the scriptures and from other spiritual texts. Many altruistic and conscientious people of faith are guided by the principles in their holy texts. However, if we are to believe that God loves everyone equally, it stands to reason that an individual’s relationship with the creator from within the natural essence of their being is an acceptable process.
The concept of Chineke(without gender specification…Holy Spirit and Creator) is an awareness that most people already have within, so the notion that only through the written texts can one communicate with the Creator is actually a result of doctrinal messaging rather than a symptom of factual experience. To insist that there must be a direct link to Chineke through a book requires one to assess what the consequences may be when one is in trouble and has no access to any holy book for spiritual guidance. Only individuals who accept and hallow a book written by God would not be able to consciously understand the conflict between inner knowing and coerced ideological reverence.
Chiism realizes that the Holy Nkomii(Deep thinking), is the pragmatic compilation of processes that have been used by our ancestors and the living whose lives were and are exemplary and whose processes can be used by humanity to address personal challenges, and obstacles to foster personal development and triumph. The Nkomi can safely be said to have been inspired by Chineke but not Chineke’s WORD and a required mandate for achieving Chineke’s blessings. Chiism is a proponent of direct communication with Chineke. Our written texts are simply mumps upon this communication process and not the prerequisite for it.