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December 2016 Vol.4 No.12

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Merit Research Journal of Education and Review (ISSN: 2350-2282) Vol. 4(11) pp. 168-174, December, 2016

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Original Research Article

Causes for the Backsliding of the New Converts from among the Seventh Day Adventists church at Nyamira County- Kenya


Dr. Tom Mong’are Nyagwoka


Social Science Education Department, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, P. O. Box 1749 Kakamega.
C/o Kaimosi University, a Constituency University of Masinde Muliro Universiy, P. O. Box 385 – 50309, Kaomosi Kenya

E-mail: nyagwoka@rediffmail.com
Mobile No.0725948978

Accepted December 05, 2016




The prerequisite of this paper was to examine reasons that were responsible for the lapsing of the novel adherents who come into the church, soon shortly after they were oriented into the life of the church. The paper’s study area was Borabu Sub-County County- Kenya. The main objective of this paper was to disclose the underlying causes responsible for perpetual existence of the problem of backsliding. Mixed design approaches of both descriptive and analytical were appropriate. Interviews, likert scale of five key scoring points’ methods and observation instrument were considered applicable. The implication of this paper in the first place will unearth the various causes for church dropouts which form the basis for designing relevant methods of reclaiming them back into the church life. Furthermore, the paper shall be beneficial in the provision of knowledge in the field of academics and to other researchers. Results and findings exposed that some churches experience the problem of backsliding at a proportion that is destabilizing the importance of improvements.

Keywords: Acculturation, Anthropology, Backslidings, Etymology, Lapsed, and Ethnocentrism








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