It is a prophetic book with a revolutionary perspective. It is prophetic in that it points to the direction the Black Church must take to effectively address the spiritual needs of the Black community. It is revolutionary because it challenges the Church and believers to establish a new paradigm, an African Spiritual frame of reference. The Black Church must transform itself and take on a new view of the scriptures, doctrines and dogmas of Christendom.
This book documents the fact that what Blacks have been given as Christianity is in reality stolen African mythology, cosmology and history that has been corrupted by Roman and Greek priest, philosophers and emperors. It is one of the most powerful challenges to Orthodox Christianity to date. The Truth will liberate you from their strong delusions.
While there is indeed some positive and beneficial aspects to Church membership it is time for the Black Church to make its exodus from the Western religious way of faith in God to the African spiritual way of knowledge of God.
Black Pastors and religious leaders must begin to teach that which will bring about the manifestation of the fullness of Christ. This is the charge given to all church leadership by the Bible they teach from. And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelist, some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, to be a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13. There are far too many Babes in Christ in the Church. It is not the fault of the believers but a reflection of corrupted doctrines and false dogmas. In addition the unity of the Black Church must become a priority. Not one church or believer can say they have no need of the rest of the Body of Christ in good conscience. Yet unity in the Black Church is more a rhetorical than an actual reality. Imagine what could be done if the wealth of the Church was combined to establish a super fund. Unity must be at the top of the agenda for the Black Church and for the Black community.
Lastly, though we have the proverbial church on every corner there is an undeniable spiritual crisis in the Black community. The Liberation of the African Mind: The Key to Black Salvation makes the Spiritual Resurrection of the Black man a valid goal and priority. It will challenge many long held beliefs and dogmas, however Christendom must be examined and that which is not of God must be abandoned. Not since Marcus Garvey, Fredrick Douglas and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad have Blacks questioned the validity or efficacy of Christianity. Mr. Muhammad made an attempt to make Blacks aware that Christianity was the religion of the people who had enslaved them. Every race worships God in a way that is peculiar to their culture. Since the days of captivity Blacks have worshiped the god of their conquerors and oppressors. Worshipping a White man as God is not only a form of idolatry but extremely detrimental to the Black Psyche.
Adisa is a native Detroiter. At the University of Detroit he majored in Psychology with a minor in Social Work. He says that he wanted to understand what was wrong with the mind of man and then go to work to make a difference. Thirty five years later and he is still on the same mission. He became a Baptist preacher in Detroit in 1983. He has had over fifteen years of ministerial experience in Orthodox Christian Churches, including time served as an Assistant Pastor. He also served as Director of Education for a Ministers Alliance in the Lansing area. Though he no longer considers himself a preacher he says he will always be a minister of God.
He is a dynamic speaker and teacher. He has researched for over twenty years in preparation for writing this book. This is his first book and the first of a three volume series. This first book is historical, the second one is doctrinal and the third is personal or self-help. The second book will be released in the near future.
He is a veteran Social Activist. He has worked with several organizations throughout the years. He founded A.S.S.A. the African Society of Spiritual Abolitionist. He believes God’s sons and daughters must be reconciled to God in Spirit and in Truth. This book is part of the author’s effort to make that reconciliation a reality. In Adisa we see a combination of visionary, missionary and teacher.
His vision: A united, spiritually renewed and powerful Black Church. The goal: To pool the resources of the Church to build new institutions that will address the spiritual depravity of a race and empower Black families and communities throughout the Diaspora for generations to come. The method: Adopt an African Spiritual frame of reference by embracing the wisdom of the ancestors.
In his words, “For Blacks Christianity is a badge of dishonor. It is the religion of the conquerors. By confessing to be Christians, African Americans dishonor their ancestors and demonstrate to the world that they willingly accept the position of servant assigned to them by the framers of Christian dogma and doctrines.”
“Only a united Black Church will enable us to stand in these dark days. The Church must become mission minded; the mission, first on the agenda is unity, (2) the liberation of African minds from the delusions and deceptions of Christendom, (3) the building of new institutions of education to replace the racist, sexist and materialistic institutions of today and (4) the economic empowerment of African Americans.”
Adisa can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org