Date of Award
Doctor of Ministry
Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
Doctor of Ministry DMin
Bruce L. Bauer
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Africa in general, and the West-Central Africa Division in particular, has been facing the issue of dual allegiance or “split level Christianity.”
The Bible, Spirit of Prophecy, and other related books and articles concerning the issue of dual allegiance were studied, then theological and religious-cultural data were analyzed, a strategy was put in place by using a Logframe Matrix and a Gantt Chart so as to address and deal with the issue from a biblical point of view.
A spirit of dedication and commitment started manifesting itself among pastors, administrators, and church members which led to a successful satellite evangelistic campaign (February 28 to March 14, 2009), and the leadership of unions and institutions having understood this initiative decided to embark on it by holding two weeks of prayer r and fasting programs (April 2009, May 2-9, 2009) according to the Word of God.
When issues are talked about and biblical principles applied in the management of the church of God, God’s people become more Bible oriented. They are set free for the truth sets people free (John 8:32). They get more power and authority to proclaim the Gospel “with boldness” (Acts 4:31). There is no.room for dual allegiance, rather, single allegiance or “undivided allegiance” or “supreme allegiance” to the Lord Jesus as the r Pharisees saw it with the disciples, and “they marveled” (Acts 4:13).
West-Central Africa Division of Seventh-day Adventists; Seventh-day Adventists--Africa, West; Seventh-day Adventists--Africa, Central; Allegiance--Africa; Conflict management--Religious aspects--Seventh-day Adventists
Wari, Gilbert, "Dual Allegiance And the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Africa: How to Address the Issue in an Open Dialogue in the West Central Africa Division" (2010). Dissertation Projects DMin. 530.
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