The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II has drawn a comparison between Jesus Christ and a Yoruba diety, Oluorogbo.
The revered monarch, who spoke to newsmen on Saturday at a festival to celebrate the diety, disclosed that both have similarities that were hard to miss.
According to Yoruba mythology, Oluorogbo ascended to heaven after being killed by his mother Moremi, as sacrificial offering to the gods.
Ooni said, “There is no difference between Oluorogbo and Jesus Christ, the son of God that Christians believed in, for they both sacrificed their lives for the salvation of all souls.”
He added that Oluorogbo willingly became a sacrificial lamb for the sake of humanity, to bring peace and unity among other dieties, which was similar to what Jesus did for the world over 2000 years ago.
Ooni disclosed, “Oluorogbo was the son of God who stood for purity and godliness that signified what God stands for.”
He further noted that, “Unlike Jesus Christ who came 2019 years ago, Oluorogbo preceded the creation of the whole universe and as Christians are expecting the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, Oluorogbo will forever remain.”