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The Biblical Law

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Journal of Arts and Contemporary Society © 2011 Cenresin Publications www.cenresinpub.org

Volume 4, March 2012

THE BIBLICAL LAW: A PANACEA TO REDUCE CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA Ishaya M. Makpu.
Department of Religious Studies Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria E -mail:ishayamakpu@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT Corruption is dishonest, illegal, immoral behaviour. It is a spiritual debasement and deviation from the law and standard of God. It is an aftermath of an action conceived and fathomed in the mind of man and carried out. Nigeria as a nation has a lot of corrupt leaders and need to be rescued from this deadly vice. Our political leaders have destroyed our economics and made many people impoverish. Many of our people have lost their traditional values. Corruption has enslaved us. The question what is the remedy for this ugly situation? This paper examines the meaning and causes of corruption in Nigeria. It will examine biblical law as a model to reduce corruption in Nigeria and gives some recommendations. Keywords: Corruption, Biblical Law, Ten Commandments, Model, Panacea. etc. INTRODUCTION Adegbasan (4) opines that every religion has its own laws, which guide its adherents behaviour and mode of life .For instance Islam has the sharia law, African Traditional Religion has its own laws called “taboo” and Christianity has its own laws that spelt out how the members should conduct themselves in the community in which they called to serve as a light, among those laws are the Old Testament law captioned the Mosaic law, that is the ten commandments and other laws or traditions of the church. Hence every religion has its own injunctions which are expected to be observed by every member of that religion. How ever, some believers of these religions found ways of side-tracking these injunctions stated in their sacred books. For instance Christians are now emphasizing the dispensation of grace. A recent discovery has shown that biblical laws have a concept of human right...

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