There are an estimated 59 million Christians in Nigeria but few receive consistent and reliable bible teaching. Because scripture is often taken out of context and taught with little clarity, Christians in Nigeria are vulnerable to false teaching and in some areas receive a confused message that combines true Christianity with traditional African beliefs. Islam also continues to be a great threat to Christians in Nigeria.
Abuja Bible College (ABC) was established to train pastors to teach their congregations faithfully. It resources young evangelists who are passionate about God’s word but need help to proclaim the gospel accurately. The true gospel, taught clearly, will equip Nigerian Christians to hold firmly to Christ and hold out the gospel to those around them.
ABC is headed up by Ezechi Iwuagwu. Previously, Ezechi was a staff worker for the Nigeria Fellowship of Evangelical Students (NIFES). Prior to this, Ezechi studied on the Proclamation Trust’s Cornhill Training Course in London for one year (2007/8). At ABC, Ezechi hopes to provide indigenous bible training programmes, drawing from the Cornhill Training Course model, to equip church leaders and lay preachers for a lifetime of faithful gospel ministry.
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In 2015, the college relocated to Kagoro.
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We put no stumbling block in anyone's path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses . . . 2 Corinthians 6:3-10
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The subject of Paul’s writing in 2 Corinthians 6:3-10 has engaged my reflection for a while now. It is about what the Paul and the apostolic band were willing to endure in order to hold up and hold out the pure and sincere gospel to the watching world, Christian and non-Christian. This resolve of theirs stems from the recognition of their status as “servants” of God, who are accountable to God and must please Him. To please Him means that to ensure that the ministry of the word of God must not be discredited on account of them. This meant a commitment to a high level of integrity: commending themselves to other people’s consciences, not their own. They make themselves accountable to others, including their haters, to judge whether they were false or genuine. Why were they doing this? So that no one would reject the gospel or malign the gospel on account of their character or their lifestyles! This is mind-blowing, humbling and challenging!
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