By Rufus Okikiolaolu Olubiyi Ositelu
One of many awesome good points of the replaced demography of worldwide Christianity has been the emergence and progress of the African Instituted church buildings (AICs). This publication is accordingly supplied if you wish to learn the African projects in Christianity. The ebook is meant to function a priceless fabric to lecturers and scholars of African Instituted church buildings. The customs, tradition and traditions of the African or the other peoples of the area are to function attractive compliments to the Christian religion and trust, and never diametrically against it.
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However, on the whole, we are beginning to see on a wide scale a resurgence of God's gift of healing in a manner not seen in the Church since the apostolic times. Healing is not the periphery of Christianity, it is central. "s2 Fallacious and Dangerous Criticism Another striking example of fallacious and intentional misrepresentation of facts can be observed in a book titled "African Indigenous Churches: An Historical Perspective" by Deji Ayegboyin and Ademola Ishola, (Lagos: Greater Heights . Publication, 1997).
Jesus Christ, God the Son (one of the personalities of God - the Holy Trinity), came among men to redeem mankind. He became human, man with culture, took a cultural name, spoke local languages and received cultural education. He did not become an African, an Asian, an Egyptian or a Roman, but a very identifiable Jew. No religion ever before has existed in a cultural vacuum. None of the religions of this world ever existed in a cultural vacuum. According to Dr. Rufus Ositelu: "Every religion has always been practised within the cultural context of the believers.
The language of syncretism does not only confuses issues but it is completely oblivious to how the Church has acted from its very beginnings. The introduction to the Gospel according to John (John 1:1-14), did not invent the word "Logos". Rather, the author borrowed a word, which was very much in use in the books of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato and his adherents (the Platonists), to designate the divine order as the rationality of the universe, the principle of its coherence. Those who labelled the AICs as syncretistic should be reminded that no religion has ever existed in a cultural vacuum and that culture has always been the solvent of religion.
African Instituted Churches: Diversities, Growth, Gifts, Spirituality and Ecumenical Understanding of African Initiated Churches by Rufus Okikiolaolu Olubiyi Ositelu