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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.

I just finished reading a book titled, “Evangelicals and Politics in Asia, Africa, and Latin America,” by Paul Freston and published by Cambridge University Press in 2001. The treatise is typical of Cambridge Books. In all, I was fascinated by Chapter 10 of this book which focused on Nigeria. Excerpt from the aforesaid chapter (specifically …

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Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. John 12: 24.   The church in Nigeria is now about 172 years old. It is often needful to remember the steep price that was paid …

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