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Ekklesia

Essays under this submenu are themed on civics and politics as it concerns the interest of the church. Right from Ancient Israel to our contemporary Spiritual Israel, Yahweh has been and is still interested in the politics of his chosen and called out people. The word “Ekklesia” emanates from Classical Athens political jargon that described people with the privileged status of citizenship and senatorial ratifying powers. Christians, when rightly informed and motivated, can change the character of political debate. They bring the moral standards of God’s kingdom into the civic realm and thereby become agents of God’s common grace. Although God’s kingdom is not of this world, the church has a role in the community or nation where God places it.

It is by faith we understand that the whole world was made by God’s command. This means that what we see was made by something that cannot be seen — Hebrew 11:3, International Children’s Bible The first thing that faith in Christ Jesus does for you is to understand the things of God. By that …

The church is encouraged to participate in politics. Kindly refer to my earlier articles on this platform – The Church and Her Franchise and Should Christians Participate in Politics? Elections will always present voters with an opportunity to make choices; whether it is a local government race that will affect your immediate community or a …

I first came across this phrase from Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj, a great prophet of God. It was also used as the theme for the prophetic conference held at Ghana Police Church, Accra, Ghana, with Sadhu Selvaraj being the speaker (jesusministries.org) This phrase is an apt description for the end time army of the Lord, which …

The word “Woe,” as used in the title scripture, refers to a judgement. It signifies an impending doom, a great sorrow or distress. In the above scriptures, Jesus pronounced seven woes on the Scribes and Pharisees. It is amazing that the Lord called out the teachers of the law of his time. Those who were …

One of the enemy’s master strategy is counterfeiting. Anywhere you have an original, someone out there tries to duplicate it. An example is when a designer makes an original piece, and within a short while, you see copies of the same piece littered everywhere. The original article is the authentic piece, while others are just …

Hebrews 7:24-25New International Version (NIV) 24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. 25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Introduction The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a priest as “one authorised to perform the sacred rites of a religion especially …

I hate politics and the belief in politics because it makes men arrogant, doctrinaire, obstinate, and inhuman – Thomas Mann.  Politics is a blood sport – Aneurin Beran.  A politician is the devil’s quilted anvil- He fashions all sins on him and the blows. Are never heard – John Webster. I believe that the average Nigerian …

What are pressure groups? Pressure groups are organised groups of people who share common goals and try to influence government policies and community leadership. Pressure groups are occasionally referred to as special-interest groups. Just as an individual has a personal interest to protect, every group in society has its interest to protect too. The essence …

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a pastor as “… a spiritual overseer; especially:  a clergyman serving a local church or parish.” The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia describes a pastor literally, as “ … a helper, or feeder of the sheep.” For many centuries, people viewed the job description of a pastor as a servant caregiver who …

What roles does the Nigerian Constitution assign the President? The roles that the 1999 Constitution (hereinafter referred to as “the Constitution”) clearly assigns the president are those of the chief administrator of the nation and the commander in chief of its armed forces (See Section 130(2) of the Constitution). But court decisions, customs, laws, and …