Removed Heads or Renewed Hearts

In the incident recorded in John 8:1-11, whereby a woman caught in adultery was brought before Jesus by the Jewish religious leaders, the issue was not about the fact of the sin. Both groups, Jesus and the men, were perfectly in agreement that adultery was wrong. Jesus was not repudiating the ten commandments. The difference…

The Meaning of Easter

Easter is more than a commemoration; it is a celebration of victory. Death no longer has the final word, for it was defeated centuries ago. Each year, Christians celebrate Easter, which marks the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Jesus was a Jewish religious teacher…

Nigeria is not Jerusalem

I often hear Christian individuals and preachers read scriptural prophecies about Israel or the Church (e.g. Isaiah 62) and apply them to Nigeria, as though Nigeria is God’s covenant people. This is a misapplication of scripture and it obscures its message. While it is proper to pray for our country, it is mistaken to assume…

Your Kingdom Come

When Jesus was on earth, he taught us to pray for the development of His kingdom in the following words: “Your kingdom come Your will be done on earth as it is done in heaven.” But what exactly does God’s kingdom look like? How do we even know our prayer is being answered when we…

What is Covenant Theology?

This excellent article gives a brief description of Covenant Theology. it was written by J. Ligon Duncan, a Presbyterian minister, and was published in RPM Magazine, an online publication of Third Millennium Ministries. Covenant theology is the Gospel set in the context of God’s eternal plan of communion with his people, and its historical outworking…

A Call for Courage

These are challenging times. The advocates of unbelief and immorality keep waxing louder and louder. Popular songs and movies venerate sex, violence, and materialism. Intellectuals seek a social reconstruction that would destroy the institutions of marriage and the family. In spite of the onward march of democracy, the human lust for power keeps springing up…

Nigeria and the way out

The problems of Nigeria are deep moral problems. They can only be solved by a moral transformation which only the truth can effect. What is the truth? It is that: God exists. He is a holy God – of sound moral character. Because such a holy God exists, absolute values (love, justice, honesty) exist –…