Violence threatens next month's elections in Nigeria.
Already, political violence has been disruptive to church activities. Police have warned church goers that places of worship are targets, and they have made note of several attacks on believers within the last week.
On March 20, three would-be attackers in Jos were killed in a failed attempt to bomb the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) and the nearby Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN). The same day, a bomb planted at the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Church failed to detonate....
I have spent sometime considering this issue after years of first hand experience with the situation. The is gospel preached in Africa to a people already ahead of us in 'family' relationships by culture, either by poor influenced indigenous men or outsiders of various gospels. They are only behind us in the West in the experience of a post Christian culture. I suggest they might do well to consider why political dissent is wise. I grant that I'd prefer a Christian to a Muslim leader any day. Now define Christian. You'll not find a true Christian willing to deny Christ in their Constitution by default or neglect. If it is a democratic/deist/republican Constitution then it is man-centered and if man centered it is not Christocentric.