Sola Scriptura and Its Impact on Christian Prophetic Making in Nigeria: Its Ambivalence

Patrick Enoch Nmah


The objective of this paper is to critically study the problems posed by the doctrine of sola scriptura and its impact on Christian prophetic making in Nigeria. It is discovered that the application of the sola scriptura as part of Christian beliefs and practices galvanized the emergence of new religious movements in Nigeria. The major implication of the doctrine of sola scriptura resides mainly in the fact that the human interpretation and application of the scriptures do not hold the same authority as the scriptures themselves. This study adopted historical and descriptive approaches of interpretation in respect of sola scriptura. It employed also the use of primary and secondary sources.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n2s1p104

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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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