Nubian King Silko
“Endow the king with your justice, O Yahweh, the royal son with your righteousness.”
-Psalm 72: 1
King Silko converted to Christianity and made Nubia (Sudan) one of the first countries to accept Christianity at the state level. In the Bible Nubians are known as Kushites and these people played a key role in the Bible. Ancient Nubia was reached by Coptic Christianity by the 2nd century. The Byzantine Emperor Justinian I made Nubia a stronghold of Christianity during the Middle Ages. By 580 AD Christianity had become the official religion of the northern Sudan, centered around the Faras cathedral. Long before many European countries were “Christian” Nubia was a Christian kingdom. Today many of Sudan’s indigenous Africans live in slavery, fear and persecution in South Sudan; but yet they still hold on to the faith once delivered to the saints.
|Onleilove Chika Alston, is a faith based organizer, minister, writer and founder of Prophetic Whirlwind: Uncovering the Black Biblical Destiny a ministry dedicated to teaching about the African roots of the scriptures and Biblical womanhood, uniting and reconciling Africans on the continent and the diaspora and praying for our communities. Her forthcoming book Prophetic Whirlwind: Uncovering the Black Biblical Destiny will be available in February 2019. She is also the owner of Chika’s Closet a African clothing brand where African women of faith utilize their fashion gifts to bring Afro glamour to the diaspora. A native New Yorker she travels to Africa often for ministry and learning. Her passion is inspiring others to develop a personal relationship with The Most High God.|