The motivation for my becoming an indie author is embedded in the first Press Release issued by Cross of Calvary Foundation of Nigerian Incorporated and it is to avert further bloodshed in the Middle East, especially between the Israelis and Palestinians in the perennial wars. Specifically, it was necessitated by a program the most respected Pastor John Hagee of the United States of America beamed to the peoples of the entire world on the CNN Cable Satellite. The Man of God informed the peoples of the world that he had concluded plans to rally round the six geo-political zones of the US to appoint coordinators to drum up support for Israel in the series of wars with the Palestinians. The internationally respected Pastor stated he hinges his plans on the provisions of the Abrahamic covenant and the Law of Moses, which stipulates those who bless Israel are blessed and those who curse them are cursed. He again quotes another subsection of the Law that states through the blessing of Israel all nations of the world will be blessed.
Accordingly, it suddenly dawn on me that the above situate arises because of the admixture of Judaism, Roman paganism practices into the tenet of the Christianity that is expected to adhere to the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ that are embedded in the Beatitude or Sermon on the Mount that is responsible for the logjam and or quagmire. Read about the Beatitude in Matthew Chapters 5; 6; 7 and especially verses 24-27 that states, “So, then, anyone who hears these words of mine and obeys them is like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain poured down, the rivers overflowed, and the wind blew hard against the house (like this very moment). But it did not fall, because it was built on rock. But anyone who hears these words of mine and does not obey them is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain poured down, the rivers overflowed, the wind blew hard against that house and it fell. And what a terrible fall that was!”
On the introduction of the Judaism and Roman paganism practices into the tenet of the New Covenant of Grace the Lord Jesus Christ commands his adherers to follow, it is most unfortunate that the then Emperor of the Roman Empire got the Judaic-Practitioners and Christians where he needed them most. That is, to keep them docile and to be used as cheap labor for the continuous develop of Rome and Rome being the Superpower nation of the then world. To support the assertion and in one of the volumes, we posit, “... Without gainsaying the fact that it is the coercive power Rome exercised over the Papacy at the very formative years of the Christian development that ushered into the Christendom “The Awful Horror” the Lord Jesus Christ referred in Matthew 24: 15 – 28, we found written in one of our secondary data as follows, “The legalization of Christianity by Constantine 1 provided the opportunity for increased activities by the church authority, but the power of Rome did not take immediate advantage of this potentiality. Even as Constantine was acting, the church faced what it saw as a major crisis in the teachings of Arius; a priest from Alexandria … Constantine therefore conveyed a meeting of church leaders in the city of Nicaea in AD 325.” The Encyclopedia of the Great Popes through History.
Expressly, I recall a slightly edited Letter issued by Foundation, addressed to the US President that was copied to the Unite Nations Organization’s Secretary-General. In the letter christened, The Middle East Crisis: Christians Unite for Israel (CUFI) dated June 28, 2006, I write, “Dearly Beloved President, I, Paul Omo Umane, on behalf of the Board of Trustees of Cross of Calvary Foundation (CFFN) Inc., write to bring you Calvary Greetings in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am writing in respect of the issue of the Middle East vis-à-vis the Christians Unite for Israel Rally slated for about July 17, 2006, by the highly respected man of God, Pastor John Hagee and the ally Christian group and to align myself with the very laudable project. Mr. President, Sir, while praising the effort of the aforementioned group to sensitize and mobilize the Christian Body in the United States of America to support Israel in quest for peace, I wish to call for caution in handling the on-going project so that it will not backfire. ...”
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
How has Smashwords contributed to mine success? Simply put: it is indescribable and to add Smashwords, I am immensely and eternally grateful to you and God bless!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy for writing is that by the Grace of my Heavenly Father, the Almighty God, I am able to fulfil my Divine mission on the planet earth. A divine mission on the planet to bring to an end the highly perverted New Covenant of Grace the Apostle James started, which was legalized by the enactment of the Muratorian Fragment or Canon List in AD 800 by the then Great Roman Empire in order to enthrone the New Covenant of Grace, which the Lord Jesus establishes, lived for and died, as exemplified in the subtitle bellow: HOPE FOR THE HUMANITY? YEA! I dare say there is Great Hope for the entire humanity to be reconciled to our Creator, the Almighty God, because the Word of God declares when one knows the truth, and the truth will set one free! As a Joint-Heir with the Christ being a born-again Christian, I joyfully declare the entire humanity free. We are now free to avail ourselves with the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ, my Lord and Personal Savior. Why do I say so stated: you may ask? It is because by dint of the publication of my Five-Volume-Serial-Report/Book, the boast of the Roman Emperor who having thought he had no more human or gods and even God to conquer recorded in the Book of Revelation 13: 1-18 has been neutralized. The era my Heavenly Father, the Almighty God, granted the Beast to make proud claims, which were insulting to the Almighty God has graciously come to an end. Again, the permit my Father had granted the beast to have authority for forty-two months has expired. Most importantly and most heart warningly, too, the curse or insult the beast had hitherto heaped on God, his name, the place where he lives, and all those who live in heaven has turned out to be a blessing and great gain in disguise! My fellow-humanity, greatly rejoice because like the other permits God granted the beast, the one granted him to fight against God’s people and to defeat them, the authority granted him over every tribe, nation, language, and race has come to a sudden end. Accordingly, the records in the Book of Revelation that all the peoples living on the planet earth will worship the beast, except those whose names were written in the book of the living, which belongs to the Lamb, the Lord Jesus Christ who was killed before the creation of the world have been fulfilled! For that reason, I call on my fellow-humanity, especially the hierarchy of the Church or Christendom to note that the Roman Official Policy about “The Awful Horror,” which the Apostle James fostered on her and with immediate effect has come to an end. Praise the Living God! Hallelujah!!
What do your fans mean to you?
Wow! What do my fans mean to me? Well, my highly esteemed fans mean more than life to me. My inestimable fans mean more than life to me because without them my research project that spans more than ten years to complete would have been in vain. Secondly, I would have greatly disappointed my Heavenly Father who through his Son Lord Jesus Christ on whose mandate I am executing this (humanly speaking) highly risky but spiritually greatly rewarding assignment.
What are you working on next?
The next assignment is how best to market the products but never mind, LinkedIn,Google+ and FaceBook and others are already putting me through and by the special Grace of my Father: I have made it!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The question of what inspires me to get out of bed each day is a very special one. Since you have asked me and if you must know: it is simply the GRACE of my Father the Almighty, solidly backed-up by the power of the Holy Spirit and of course, my Lord and Personal Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ on whose divine Grace I am who I am today. I am a Joint-Heir with the Christ and or the Son of God, which would have been impossible to achieve in the dispensation of the Old Covenant of Promise even if I had become a Proselyte-Jew.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
On the question of how I spent my time when I am not writing, first and foremost, as a man who grew up through the thick and thin in the society and or as a double orphan at the age of 13; having lost my dad at the tender age of 10 and mum at 13 but who it has Graciously pleased my Heavenly Father to bless with a very loving wife and charming four children who are now all graduates, I consciously create time to relate with them as the Word of God enjoins believers to train up our children the way they should go and when they grow-up, they will not depart from it. Secondly and by the Grace of God and as the Founder/President/Coordinator-General of Cross of Calvary Foundation of Nigeria Inc., I create time to network with other sister NGOs to bring succor to the vulnerable children, especially orphans and widows
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I came in contact with eBooks I read through interaction with friends and colleagues
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I do but it was not published. However, I have since written and published three other books before this very eBooks in question.
How do you approach cover design?
Truthfully speaking, I know very little or nothing about cover design except to state I have a very capable hand (well, that is by my calculation and I may be wrong but if I am wrong, please pardon me) who assisted me to do the formatting and uploading. Let me also cease this opportunity to immensely thank the Smashwords Team that from time-to-time chipped in a word on how best to do the formatting and uploading in order to achieve a better result. Once again, I sincerely wish to say thanks and thank you very much and may the Almighty God bless you in Jesus name. Amen. Best Wishes Paul Omo Umane
What are your five favorite books, and why?
As for my five favorite books, they are the ones CreateSpace.com USA formally had on Pint-On-Demand but for marketability reason, I have terminated the contract. The titles are,The Godhead and Humanity (The Heart of Unregenerate Man is Desperately Wicked), volumes 1 & 2, which researches into the Old Testament Bible. While the others have the titles, The Godhead and Humanity (Total Freedom from Spiritual Enslavement), volumes 1; 2 & 3, which researches into the New Testament Bible, respectively. Well, hopefully, I do hope I shall be able to have them once again published by a traditional publisher or published on Print-On-Demand once again, soonest.
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