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14-5-2018 11:00 AM

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14-5-2018 11:45 AM

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THE UNIQUENESS OF JESUS IN AFRICAN CULTURE:

AN AFRICAN PENTECOSTAL PERSPECTIVE

Emmanuel K. Anim

Abstract

The belief in the Triune God means where God the Father is, Christ the incarnate Son is present and the Holy Spirit abides as a bond of fellowship among them. This understanding implies that a Trinitarian fellowship is essentially available to mankind. Thus, the conversion of people and cultures is an invitation to mankind to reconcile with God through Christ who serves as a bridge that makes Christian fellowship possible. And the Holy Spirit has power that enables the believer to live and act in a manner that is consistent with the opportunity and right to be part of the Godhead family. Contemporary African Christianity in its struggle to make Christ feel at home in the given culture rather prefers to meet him outside of it.

This paper seeks to make the point that, the gospel cannot be brought from outside; the gospel is within. The missionary task of our time therefore, is to discover the presence of Jesus Christ in our culture and what he is already doing with and among the people to continue the process and ensure through the Holy Spirit that Christ is celebrated and honoured in all things.

The empowerment of the Holy Spirit must find expression, not only in our individual and personal lives, but more importantly, in the public space, for this is how, the Father can be glorified and Christ enthroned as Lord and King in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Kwesi Anim is Principal of the Pentecost Theological Seminary at Gomoa Fetteh in Ghana and an Associate Minister of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) in Atomic, Accra. PIWC is a ministry of the Church of Pentecost.

In the last fourteen years, Dr. Anim has been involved in theological education with emphasis on ministerial formation and Christian mission. Dr. Anim has been involved in the work of the Bible Society of Ghana, and the Ghana Institute of Linguistics Literacy and Bible Translation (GILLBT).

Dr. Anim’s research interest is in Pentecostalism and Christian Mission, African Studies and Cultural Anthropology. Dr. Anim is a Visiting Lecturer at the Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture in Ghana, and the All Nations Christian College in the United Kingdom.

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May 14th, 11:00 AM May 14th, 11:45 AM

Study 2: “The Uniqueness of Jesus in African Culture: An African Pentecostal Perspective”

THE UNIQUENESS OF JESUS IN AFRICAN CULTURE:

AN AFRICAN PENTECOSTAL PERSPECTIVE

Emmanuel K. Anim

Abstract

The belief in the Triune God means where God the Father is, Christ the incarnate Son is present and the Holy Spirit abides as a bond of fellowship among them. This understanding implies that a Trinitarian fellowship is essentially available to mankind. Thus, the conversion of people and cultures is an invitation to mankind to reconcile with God through Christ who serves as a bridge that makes Christian fellowship possible. And the Holy Spirit has power that enables the believer to live and act in a manner that is consistent with the opportunity and right to be part of the Godhead family. Contemporary African Christianity in its struggle to make Christ feel at home in the given culture rather prefers to meet him outside of it.

This paper seeks to make the point that, the gospel cannot be brought from outside; the gospel is within. The missionary task of our time therefore, is to discover the presence of Jesus Christ in our culture and what he is already doing with and among the people to continue the process and ensure through the Holy Spirit that Christ is celebrated and honoured in all things.

The empowerment of the Holy Spirit must find expression, not only in our individual and personal lives, but more importantly, in the public space, for this is how, the Father can be glorified and Christ enthroned as Lord and King in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Profile

Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Kwesi Anim is Principal of the Pentecost Theological Seminary at Gomoa Fetteh in Ghana and an Associate Minister of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) in Atomic, Accra. PIWC is a ministry of the Church of Pentecost.

In the last fourteen years, Dr. Anim has been involved in theological education with emphasis on ministerial formation and Christian mission. Dr. Anim has been involved in the work of the Bible Society of Ghana, and the Ghana Institute of Linguistics Literacy and Bible Translation (GILLBT).

Dr. Anim’s research interest is in Pentecostalism and Christian Mission, African Studies and Cultural Anthropology. Dr. Anim is a Visiting Lecturer at the Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture in Ghana, and the All Nations Christian College in the United Kingdom.