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How christianity started in Nigeria.

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Nigeria or perhaps africa in general has always been a better place till the advant of christianity though I still stand to be corrected on this one. No man is an iceland of knowledge and at such if one feels I need to be corrected he or she should not hesitate to do that. Prior to the coming of the white the people in Nigeria and africa in general practicised traditional mode of worship,and my grandfather told me that as the time they were involved in this traditional mode of worship or traditional religion evil and bad doing was not as bad as it is today with the advent of christianity.

Traditional method of worship: this mode of worship involved the practice of worshiping God through ones ancestors and ancestry beings,and equally the worship of God through deities. In those days before the whitemen brought there religion my grandfather would always tell me how effective the traditional method of worship was. He boasted that people were so afraid of commiting evil or perpetuating evil die to the dire consequences that were waiting incase if the evil was done or perpetuated. It continued like this,in the morning they would rise and go to their respective shrines or places of worship and pour hot drinks and bitter kola inorder to get the attention of their gods so as to communicate to it how they feel they want their day to be like,their was was much love for brothers and sisters devoid of envy,greed and hatred,their was hardly a scenario where somebody was rumored to be killed by poison or evil means as all had a deity they worshipped,so it was easy to find who did or committed the evil and being the fact that it was the religion on ground people were not shy to go and seek for solution In the house of a native herbalist or native doctor,it was done in the broad day light with the knowledge of all and sundry who cared to ask or to find out what was happening.it continued like this until the later 2000 when christianity came into full force.old men were given sign when they were to go and join their ancestors,I remembered how my great-grandfather died,that week a giant tree in his compound fell down and he sighed saying it was time to go home though I didn't understand what he meant by that but people who were with him did understand,before the exact month he said that came to an end he died,and people used to live very long then unlike what is obtainable nowadays. Though it was the south south,south east and south west that embraced it whole heatedly. Even in the books of the greatest Nigerian author by name Chinua Achebe he often used the worship of deities to pass his message as he knew it was the original african culture. In his books things fall apart and the arrow of God he made use of such scenario as it passed his message very well. Now fast forward to the year 2000 when christianity gained much ground in Nigeria.

Christian method of worship:Ajayi crowder,mary salessor and thompson were some of the notable people who brought in this religion into Nigeria but prior to this,their were those who brought it in and some died due to malaria as it was the number killer sickness africa had then due to dirtiness and filtnes scattered across the country,so as a result some were buried there and some who were seriously ill were called back to the land after seeing the could die as a result of that sickness. Christianity gained a massive fellowship in Nigeria as a result of the three persons I mentioned earlier and from then other penticostal churches started sprouting out. They first churches that started includes the holy roman catholic church, the anglican communion,seventh day adventist and holy cherubim and saraphim know populary as the white garment church. These churches and their founders all have roots in the churches I mentioned earlier.south east belongs soley to the holy roman catholic church while the south south is anglican and then the west are almost if not all belong to white garment church. Today evil has taken over the land people no longer live as how they used to live during the days of our fore fathers. Do we go back to our formal religion?.

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That's great too hear from Africa and I wonder if you guys are religious 🙏

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