A Critical Analysis of the Interpretation of the Doctrine of «Justification by Faith Alone» by the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria, Gongola Diocese
1. General Introduction and Background of Study
1. By doctrine I mean teachings or religious beliefs upheld and expressed by the adherents of that religion or particular religious tradition. In this study the term is used in the context of the Lutheran tradition in connection to justification by faith alone as expressed by adherents of this tradition.
2. LCCN is the abbreviation for the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria. In this research, from time to time, I will be using it interchangeably with the full rendering.
3. LCCN Constitution and By-Laws, as amended in 1995, Numan: The Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria, 1995, p. 79.
4. The Constitution, 1995, p. 102.
5. LCCN General Church Council Minutes of November 1970, Ref. 36/70, Yola: LCCN Archives.
6. LCCN General Church Council Minutes of November 1973, Ref. 65/73, Yola: LCCN
7. David L. Windibiziri, Bishop’s Speech to the LCCN General Church Council sitting in Numan, December 1991. See also Andrew Kalang, A Brief description of the development concerning the creation of Diocese in LCCN, Numan, 1996, pp. 1–2.
8. Executive Council Minutes of February 1992 Ref. 18/92 and General Church Council Minutes of May 1982, Ref. 8/92, Numan: LCCN Archives
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