An Old Cure for an Old Illness

We're a number of days into 2021, and it seems as though nothing has changed. Truth be told, nothing changed. Nothing ever changed with a transition to any new year. But the usual enthusiasm that accompanies the coming of a new year seems to be lacking in this new year. I will blame this on... Continue Reading →

Is It Right Because It Works?

  I recently wrote an article about my experience with the prosperity gospel. While writing that article, several thoughts came to my mind. Is it okay to condemn a movement simply because it didn't work for me? Would I embrace an idea because I have seen it work for others? Are results the only litmus... Continue Reading →

The Gospel I Knew

The prosperity gospel has reshaped Christianity in Nigeria. It rode off the back of Pentecostalism and was introduced largely through the ministry of the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa, who many (rightly) describe as the father of the prosperity gospel in Africa. Idahosa laid the framework for what Conrad Mbewe calls the "Nigerian religious junk" that... Continue Reading →

Joseph and Household Enemies

Very few doctrines bother me like those that have been developed in or are peculiar to the African church. While I agree with Conrad Mbewe who affirms that there is no such thing as African Christianity, I must confess that I often see the gospel twisted and remixed to suit the way that Africans have... Continue Reading →

My Journeying to Being Reformed

For Christians, truth is important. And with many in our day opting for theories that suit their feelings and emotions, the idea of objective truth is easily rejected, even among professing believers. "Because it works for me" becomes a better reason to accept different forms of the gospel, rather than it being true. But truth... Continue Reading →

The Results Captivity of the Church

R.C. Sproul, in one of his numerous teaching series at Ligonier, taught a lecture which he titled The Pelagian Captivity of the Church. Pelagius was a fifth-century monk who was born in Europe. He was a highly pious and moral man. Pelagius is best known today for his heretical teaching now known as Pelagianism.Pelagius rejected... Continue Reading →

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