Michael Onyedikachi Akpa

Michael Onyedikachi Akpa
Babcock University · Department of Religious Studies

PhD

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The concept of prosperity generally evokes a state of physical and economic success and overall well-being. On the average, however, prosperity in contemporary Christianity is measured especially in economic and material terms. This has given rise to the high wave of “prosperity gospel” among some churches, teaching that God wants His people to pro...
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Mobile parenting involves deploying digital devices, applications and features by parents or other responsible adults to keep track of children, where they are, what they are doing and who are they with, especially in today's digital world. In spite of the availability of devices and apps that can assist parents in monitoring their children, it is...
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Mobile parenting involves deploying digital devices, applications and features by parents or other responsible adults to keep track of children, where they are, what they are doing and who are they with, especially in today's digital world. In spite of the availability of devices and apps that can assist parents in monitoring their children, it is...
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God is holy because He is morally pure and free from defilement and sin. This raises the question as to why the book of Revelation would describe human beings and places with the same attribute of holiness which is used to describe God. Utilizing intertextual approach, this study attempted to clarify why holiness as an attribute would be assigned t...
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This study attempted to ascertain the needs of the upper class youth in private universities in Nigeria, using undergraduate students at Babcock University as samples. A self-structured questionnaire, consisting of simple and direct questions, was administered to 400 randomly selected students. The students were asked to rank some general youth nee...
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Contagious diseases such as cholera, malaria, typhoid, measles, smallpox, chickenpox, gastroenteritis, leprosy and HIV/AIDS are prevalent in Nigeria. Consequently, thousands of Nigerians die yearly of these diseases whose widespread nature are generally attributed to poor personal and community hygiene, poor education, economic poverty, and inadequ...
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The articles discusses death in John and 11 and draws contextual implications
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The teaching of Jesus in Matt 5:38-42, especially prohibiting retaliation and vengeance, has been understood in various ways by many interpreters at various times. While some perceive the teaching as promoting absolute pacifism, others contend that such a teaching should not be taken at its face value, especially in the contemporary society where v...
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The writings of Apostle Paul provide Christian missionaries and pastors with readily available tools for spreading the Gospel of the kingdom of Christ and nurturing new believers in Christ all over the world. This is traceable to the fact that Paul is the author of most of the extant New Testament documents. It is obvious that Paul’s letters were a...
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Angelology of the Intertestamental period was more elaborate than that of the OT and NT. However, the shift in the first century AD from multiple archangels to a single archangel in Jewish literature identified Michael as the only archangel, a thought that is also present in the NT. In the light of the above, this study seeks to ascertain the ident...
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The Michael Figure in Rev 12 continues to intrigue biblical scholars, with special reference to his identity and role in the narrative of the war in heaven. This work is a contribution to the on-going scholarly discussion, especially from the exegetical perspective. The background study on the drakon-combat motif reveals that the drakon in Rev 12 m...
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The Michael Figure in Rev 12 continues to intrigue biblical scholars, with special reference to his identity and role in the narrative of the war in heaven. This work is a contribution to the on-going scholarly discussion, especially from the exegetical perspective. The background study on the drakon-combat motif reveals that the drakon in Rev 12 m...
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The person and activities of Nimrod are highly debated among biblical scholars. On the one hand, there is no consensus regarding his identity. Consequently, Nimrod has been identified as a Mesopotamian god, a legendary Mesopotamian hero or eponym, a historical Mesopotamian or Egyptian king, or simply a historic person. On the other hand, some schol...
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The original source and authenticity of the story of the woman caught in adultery in John 7:53-8:11 are largely debated among Biblical scholars. The debate centres extensively on the Johannine origin of the story, whether or not the pericope actually belongs to Johns autograph of his Gospel. In the light of the historical, theological, doctrinal, a...

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