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.
“I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time for every matter and for every work.” Ecclesiastes 3:17
In the last week of college we were discussing Ecclesiastes and chapter 3 had a profound impact on the students. There is a time for everything under the sun – a time for birth and death, peace and war, to be single and for marriage, work and retirement, and for everything else. Within the same week, bringing home the reality of the frustration of life under the sun, this was expressed by the reality of death. One of the students went to bed and passed away. A female student was so shocked that she called her mum to inform her that she had lost the motivation to work or do anything since everything ultimately is summed up in death, so she intended to ‘just live and wait for death’. She was helped to find real meaning in living functionally, working hard in light of eternity!
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