THE CHERUBIM AND SERAPHIM UNIFICATION CHURCH OF NIGERIA: ITS HISTORY, BELIEFS AND ORGANISATION
Asian Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Studies, Volume 4, Issue 1,
This is a historical study of the religious imagination of an African Instituted Church (AIC) concerning the concept of unity in the Cherubim and Seraphim (C&S). Barely some years into its establishment in 1925, division broke out between the two founders (Moses Orimolade and Christiana Emanuel nee Akinsowon). Ever since this division, numerous divisions have also taken place that have further divided this church into different factional bodies. After many failed attempts to bring the different factional bodies together, there began to be a glimpse of hope as some groups of persons began to gather together as a unification body for the hitherto divided church in the 1980s. Thus, this study traced the historical emergence of the Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, linking it to the need for a unified Cherubim and Seraphim (C&S) Church. It also examined the different beliefs and organisation of the church.