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In Christianity evangelization entails bringing the Good News of Jesus
Christ into all the strata of humanity from within and making it new.
Evangelization efforts in Nigeria have been going on for more than a century.
Indeed it has made a noticeable inroad of growth. The evidence is seen.
Thunderous sounds are heard from all corners of villages and cities, of
Christian church activities; series of strategies are explored by multitude of
Christian denominations aimed at “packaging and selling out” one’s denomination
to attract more adherents; imposing and well architectural-designed
structures of Christian places of worship are seen in many cities. Yet in the
same society, all forms of atrocities and abominations of man’s inhumanity to
man, lack of basic Christian virtues of honesty, justice, and respect for
sacredness of human life are witnessed. In the light of the foregoing, this
paper seeks both to presume the general shallowness of Christian faith in
Nigeria and to blame it to flaw in the understanding of the Bible as a
Christian text. It critically analyzes the three Christian concepts: Bible
interpretation, evangelization and faith, exposing their interrelatedness and
the challenges posed by such reality to an authentic Christian living.