For most people, the Messiah prophesised about in the Old Testament is yet to come but this is all set to change with the emergence of Osomafo Yaw, Founder of the ‘Religion of Peace, Praises Worship (Asomdwoe Ntontom Som in Twi), believed to be the third greatest prophet in the world after Jesus Christ and the Prophet Mohammed.
Osomafo Yaw who believes he is the Messiah prophesised about in both the Bible and the Qur’an many years ago has said, he existed before Jesus Christ and Mohammed therefore the world will come to an end after him.
The new Ghanaian indigenous religion which is gradually gaining grounds in the country, particularly at Ankamu-Apam in the Central Region is non-denominational as it brings Christians, Muslims and Traditionalists alike under one umbrella to worship the “Pillar of God” known as “RABBI”. To them, “RABBI” is the “Supreme Being” and the “Master of Judgement” of the ‘Religion of Peace and Praises.
The religion, which started about three years ago, has rapidly grown with about 12,000 active members, with over 8,000 persons baptised so far and has hosted visitors from countries across the Africa Continent. It is led by Onyame Somafo Yaw, believed to be the ‘Promised Messiah’ who traces his Akan lineage to ancient Israel.
Just as followers of Christ and Mohammed go on pilgrimage to Israel and Mecca respectively, followers of Onyame Somafo Yaw also go on a pilgrimage of some sort at their “Holy Grounds” to observe a seven-day ‘RABBI Programme’. The one week non-denominational event held every four months, has participants going round the pillar situated at an area of about 100 metres square, nine times every night praying for forgiveness of their sins, prosperity, long life and development among other things whilst clothed from head to toe in white garments .
On ATV News’ visit to the area, scores of pilgrims from all walks of life had converged at the grounds at Apam for this year’s ”Rabbi Programme” where no one is allowed to put on footwear when entering. Men, women and children come neatly dressed with the women covering their heads with a veil.
The spiritual leader of “Asomdwoe Ntontom Som” who was born a Muslim told the news team that the purpose of the pilgrimage which is the third of its kind after Israel and Mecca, is to allow followers of his religion go round the RABBI for seven days nine times in a day “to enable Ghanaians to come out from the “satanic bondage.”
Onyame Somafo Yaw who speaks only the Akan-Fante language as prescribed by his religion, argues that Ghanaians have since ancient times being living in spiritual bondage and that the situation has not changed, especially, as he says some so-called Ghanaian Christian and Muslim clerics continue to visit countries like India and China for “evil powers.”
Onyame Somafo Yaw, born at Ekumfi Dunkwa, a small town near Mankessim in the Central Region on February 28, 1952, prides himself as the founder of the first-ever African indigenous religion that has the power to bring Muslims, Christians and Traditionalists under one roof to worship “God”.
He spoke of plans to propagate the “Asomdwoe Ntontom Som” faith to other parts of the country, Africa and the world at large; assuring that the religion would continue to live on even when he’s departed from the world of the living, adding that, the “Asomdwoe Ntontom Son” will be greater than Christianity and Islam.
For most people, the Messiah prophesised about in the Old Testament is yet to come but this is all set to change with the emergence of Osomafo Yaw, Founder of the ‘Religion of Peace, Praises Worship (Asomdwoe Ntontom Som in Twi), believed to be the third greatest prophet in the world after Jesus Christ and the Prophet Mohammed. Religion Christianity Focus Centre Church Kisenyi
Posted by ATV GH "Amansan Television" on Thursday, April 19, 2018