Research Papers/Topics in Theology

BRIEF SYNTHETIC STUDY OF OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY

The word “Theology” is derived from two Greek words, theos and logos which in English mean “the study or discourse of God” and implies that those who undertake to study God will learn a great deal about God’s nature, actions and attitudes. House argues that from learning about God, the student would in turn discover how God relates to the created world, including the human race and that all analyses begin with God and flow to other vital subjects. So, the Old Testament Theology can ...

Theodicy and Traditional Views of Problem of Evil

Theodicy has to do with the justification of God in the midst of human suffering. At the heart of theodicy is the problem of evil. It is a problem because of the issues that the prevalence of evil raises for anyone that wants to account for divine attributes of sovereignty, control, love and goodness of God. In Christian theological circles, as Louw (2000) puts it, “the problem is whether or not one can hold simultaneously that God is omnipotent, omni-benevolent and evil is real, without co...

FEMALE EMPOWERMENT AND CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING IN CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’S PURPLE HIBISCUS AND HALF OF A YELLOW SUN

ABSTRACTThis project work focuses on consciousness raising and female empowerment as major avenues of women’s liberation. It examines the rights of the sexes and highlights some perspectives of feminism. The work also explores the gap between women and men engendered by cultural constructions, which perpetually put women in disadvantaged positions as portrayed in Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun. The author shows that for women to rise above these traditional constructs, especially ...

The Letter of Jude

The Epistle of Jude is a letter that was written addressing issues of their day as if it was today. This is a demonstration of how the body of Christ has been going through the same cycle of challenges over and over that requires that believers know and stand on the Word of God. Take a look at these important issues the church is universally dealing with today because they affect you too. Open your eyes and see.THE TABLE OF CONTENTS:The Background Matters of the EpistleThe Outline of the Epis...

Defence of Baptism (Historio-Theological Approach)

One of the major sacraments of Christianity is baptism. The major controversies that revolve around this sacrament of baptism bother on who should be baptized? How should it be done? And what it means to be baptized? More generally the debate within the arena of baptism has to do with whether it is legitimate to baptize infants, and if so, what theological justification may be provided for the practice. This paper critically examines the various propositions for and against infant baptism and...

POST-MODERNITY AND ITS NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF ON THEOLOGY AND CHRISTIAN WITNESS

Several factors have an influence on how the Christian message is received by non-Christian hearers and how the Christian theology is being received by people generally. One such ideology that developed in the mid to late twentieth-century, which has become prominent in the modernized societies, is “Postmodernism.” This broad movement expresses itself in a variety of subjects including art, architecture, history, literature, medicine, and religion. As the movement gained ground, postmoder...

The Messainic Prophecies of Isaiah and Ezekiel

Abstract The messianic prophecies in the Old Testament start with a promise of hope and a virgin birth in the Garden of Eden after the fall of humanity in Genesis 3:15. The theme of the Messiah is woven into each book of the Old Testament as a part of Israel’s salvation history specifically as follows: the seed of the woman in Genesis, the Passover lamb in Exodus, the high priest in Leviticus, the pillar of cloud by day and pillar of fire by night in Numbers, the prophet like Moses in Deute...

Old Testament Prophetism and Biblical Paradigm of the Schools of the Prophets

This paper discusses the prophetic ministry and the order of training employed at the time of the Old Testament. Worthy of note is that, the name given to bands of prophets or “sons of prophets” living together for instruction and worship under Samuel, Elijah, and Elisha. Little is known about these schools, but they seem to have been important religious institutions in Israel and references to them are frequent. Not all the “sons of the prophets” claimed to have a supernatural gift; ...

The Challenges of Ministerial Integrity in 1 Samuel 12:1-5 to Pastors in the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria

Abstract The research “The Challenges of Ministerial Integrity in 1 Samuel 12:1-5 to Pastors in the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria” addressed the scaring acceleration of characters that depicts lack of integrity among some pastors in the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria.  Thus, the research is targeted towards investigating the possible causes, effects of and solutions to lack of pastoral integrity among some pastors in the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria and highlighting what should be the...

EXEGETICAL STUDY OF MATTHEW 16:17-19 AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE “PETROS”, “PETRA” ARGUMENTS

The Gospel according to Matthew is one of the Synoptic Gospels. It was written by Matthew who was believed to be an eyewitness of many of the events he recorded. He was a tax collector before he was called by Jesus and had scribal skills and knowledge of Judaism. He was a competent witness of what he has recorded. He emphasized Jesus’ Jewish heritage and demonstrated how Jesus fulfils the Old Testament prophecies (Kapolyo 1105). Matthew’s gospel is a teaching gospel containing five blocks...

MARTIN LUTHER AND HIS THEOLOGICAL VIEWS

Martin Luther was born on November 10, 1483 to Hans Luder and Margareth Lindemann in Eisleben, Germany, which was part of the Holy Roman Empire. Martin Luther was a German priest, a professor of theology, and an iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation. Breezy Aaron explained that when he was younger, he dedicated himself to a monastic life, fasted, prayed a lot, and always confessed to keep himself clean from sin. Later on in his life, one of his superiors by the name of Johann von Staupi...

Encouraging Unity in Diversity in the Church in the Light of 1 Corinthians 12:12-26

Introduction In our world today, our differences are often used as a means to create distance between us, even among Christians in the Church. Christians’ lives would not just be interesting without variety to spice them up. Just as the body consists of various parts all working together to achieve different things, Christians are of various races, groupings and undertakings need to unite to achieve the tasks that God has set for them. God created all human as a diverse people and He wants ...

Ephesians 5:3-7: A Biblical Stand on Sexuality and Sensuality and Its Implications to Believers Today

Introduction Today, there is a problem of morality. There are professing Christians that argue that the Bible permits committed, loving homosexual relationships. Some other Christians justify going to R-rated movies by saying, “I need to understand where our culture is at. Also, some argue that genuine Christians may fall into habitual immorality or greed and that the consequence is, they lose their rewards, not eternal life. And these spring up the question of ‘Where is the balance betwe...

Political Restructuring of Nigeria in the Light of Acts 6

Introduction The church in Jerusalem represented in Acts 6 verses 1–4 was promptly challenged by the problem of inequity and lack of fair play among the various stakeholders and such disaffection reached a situation of murmur and open agitation. This challenge to the apostles was a threat to the consolidation of the already established Christian community in Jerusalem and its spread to the whole world. Something must be done to arrest the situation or the Church runs the risk of disintegrat...

Influence Of Christians’ Spirituality On Fostering Cohesion Among Ethnic Communities In Nakuru County, Kenya

Christians’ spirituality (CS) usually plays a key role in the development and practice of shared values, equal opportunities based on trust, hope, good relations and reciprocity among communities. However, Christians’ spirituality seems not to have achieved these objectives in Kenya and Nakuru County in particular. This is evident in the lack of cohesion and frequency of conflicts among ethnic communities since 1992. This study investigated the influence of Christians’ spirituality...


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