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The modernist movement, which began in the late 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, sparked a rebellion against traditional ways of life by people who felt traditional architecture, literature, religious faith, social organization and daily life had become outdated in the new economic, social and political philosophies of an emerging new world coming on the heels of the industrial revolution. The intellectual foundation of modernism came to light during the Renaissance period when, through the study of the art, poetry, philosophy, and science of ancient Greece and Rome, humanists revived the notion that man, rather than God, is the measure of all things. The enlightenment period did more than giving rise to ‘utopian’ visions of a more perfect society; it also fuelled the fire in which Contemporary Christianity was forged. More often than not, these new-found truths of the Enlightenment flew in the face of conventional beliefs, especially those held by the Church. For example, contrary to what the Church had maintained for centuries, such doctrines as the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, authority of the scriptures and its infallibility have now become questionable to the modern mind. The modernists deny belief in the supernatural for answers and understanding about life. Therefore, it has become entrenched into the belief and culture systems of the western world that faith and scripture alone are the final answers to the questions plaguing the contemporary mind. While the average Christian Church in the Nigerian society is not sunk in the mire of modernism as its American counterpart, we are not totally liberated as recent happenings in the larger Nigerian society have revealed. There has been a sudden clamour for gay marriages, feminism is gradually gaining ground, Church authorities are now more boldly questioned, doctrines are now being seen as obsolete and a host of other religious vices. With these recent developments, one can only think that it is a matter of time before it gets worse. This research is aimed at evaluating the present day ideology of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and to draw attention to the spread of modernist ideas in the Redeemed Christian Church of God if there are any. Being the fastest growing Pentecostal Church in the world and an upward trendsetter in the Nigerian society having spread its tentacles to over 110 nations of the world, it is a likely destination for foreign ideas detrimental to the Christian faith and even within its own congregation, it is in an equally dangerous position.


Title page                                                                                                                                i

Certification                                                                                                                            ii

Dedication                                                                                                                              iii

Abstract                                                                                                                                  iv

Acknowledgement                                                                                                                  v

Table of contents                                                                                                                    vi

1.0       CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION                                                                    1

  1. Introduction                                                                                                                1
    1. 1 Background of the study                                                                                            2
    1. 2 Statement of the problem                                                                                           4
    1. 3 Purpose of study                                                                                                         5
    1. 4 Scope of study                                                                                                                        5
    1. 5 Methodology                                                                                                              6
    1. 6 Limitation of the study                                                                                               6
    1. 7 Significance of the study                                                                                            6
    1. 8 Theoretical framework of the study                                                                           6
    1. 9 Operational definition of terms                                                                                  7

2.0       CHAPTER TWO                                                                                                     8   

2.1 Authority of the Scripture

2.2     Authority of the Scripture and the Church

2.2.1  Biblical Authority: The Problem

2.2.2  The Bible and Biblical Authority

2.2.3  The role of the Bible in Christianity

2.3     The Authority of God

2.3.1  God’s Authority Declared

2.3.2  Evidences of God’s Authority

2.3.3  Nature of God

2.3.4  The Authority of God in Scripture

2.4     The Authority of Scripture in Practice

2.5     Contemporary Christianity

2.5.1  Contemporary Christianity is the Spirit of the Last Days

2.5.2  Where Contemporary Christianity took the wrong turn

2.5.3  What should be the attitude of the true Church to Contemporary Christianity

2.5.4  Solution to the problem of Contemporary Christianity

2.6     Pentecostalism

2.6.1  Some Beliefs of Pentecostal Churches

2.7     Pentecostalism in Nigeria

2.8     Effects of Pentecostalism in Nigeria

2.8.1. Positive impacts of Pentecostalism in Nigerian Christianity

2.8.2.          Negative and Dangerous Impacts of Pentecostalism in Nigerian Christianity

2.9     The Redeemed Christian Church of God in View                                                                            

3.0       CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY                                      53

3.0       Research Processes                                                                                                     53

3.1       Research Design                                                                                                         53

3.2       Population And Sample Size Of The Study                                                               53

3.3       Sample And Sampling Techniques                                                                             53

3.4       Instrumentation                                                                                                           54

3.5       Administration Of Instruments                                                                                  54

4.0       CHAPTER FOUR: EVALUATION OF THE STUDY                                       55

4.1       Discussion of findings                                                                                                55

4.2       Implication of findings                                                                                               69

4.3       Contribution to knowledge                                                                                         70

5.0       SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION                                                                                    71

5.1       Summary                                                                                                                     71

5.2       Conclusion                                                                                                                  72

5.3       Recommendation                                                                                                        72

            REFERENCES                                                                                                        75

            APPENDIX                                                                                                               76



 “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” 2 Tim 3:16. If the aforementioned is anything to go by, then all scripture is given by God and since God is not liable to errors and cannot fail, we then should say that the words that came by His breath are true in every sense and cannot fail to perform intended purposes.

Authority could be applied in these ways; the power or right to enforce obedience, moral or legal supremacy, right to command or give a final decision. Bernard Ramm suggests, “Authority itself means that right or power to command action or compliance, or to determine belief or custom, expecting obedience from those under authority, and in turn giving responsible account for the claim to right or power.”[1]

[1] Bernard Ramm, The Pattern of Religious Authority (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1959)


Esan, O. O. (2012). Authority Of The Scriptures And Contemporary Christianity: The Redeemed Christian Church Of Godregion 2 As A Case Study. A Dissertation Submitted Tothe Redeemed Christian Bible College in Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements for The Award Of Master Of Arts Degree In theology