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FULL STATEMENT: We Do Not Condone Violence, And The Shedding Of Innocent Blood To Achieve Political Objectives – Phaneroo Refuses To Apologise To Bobi Wine

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Lugogo based Phaneroo ministries have refused to apologise for the innuendo filled attack on Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu by one of their senior pastor Grace Lubega.
In a statement released by their public relations office, phaneroo insist that they do not condone violence, and the shedding of innocent blood to achieve political objectives .
Below is their full statement..
We take this opportunity to write to those we owe an accountability to and those who seek to know the truth pertaining the recent and ongoing attacks, and false accusations on Phaneroo ministries and the person of Apostle Grace Lubega.
The public has been given the impression that the ministry is fighting some political individuals and siding with others.
As a ministry, we owe it to the moral conscience of our nation to clarify on this matter for the purpose of setting the record straight because this deliberate attack is terribly contrary to our convictions, integrity, moral code, ethics and values.
On 6th September 2018 Apostle Grace Lubega, in a Phaneroo sermon on the critical issue of inheritance and the birth right addressed believers on their responsibility to not only pray for their nation but also take up critical offices for the noble purpose of Godly leadership.
It was spoken in a spirit of love, and humility without necessarily finding fault with one or blaming another.
However, like all information, there is no control of what one could make it say or imply, and for such we find ourselves in circumstances of being misunderstood.
In making this statement, we are cognisant of the sensitivity of the issues at hand, the volatile political atmosphere of our nation and the strong undercurrents that are driving the issues in contention.
We deeply respect the inherent human right of freedom of speech of all peoples and that the same ought to be exercised with wisdom, responsibility and a sense of accountability to the conscience of the wider society in which we live.
And thus we state these facts.
1. A video clip of the service was created out of context by propagandists and posted on social media. This short video clip was not prepared or sent by Phaneroo ministries, and neither exists on any of our media platforms.
This was done by some unknown individuals, who for their personal motives intentionally cut out of a full sermon, what worked for their benefit.
The clip has been used to provoke harsh sentiments, propagate misunderstandings and discredit some political individuals and thus the ministry and its Vision Bearer.
2. Secondly, we wish to pronounce that as a ministry we are non-partisan and have no political agenda or interest. We are neither for the present establishment nor for any anti-establishment— we are for and of God.
We do not condone violence, and the shedding of innocent blood to achieve political objectives. Neither do we judge any man for we are not God, and if this was the impression given, we choose to turn the right cheek and apologise for that.
Our gospel is of peace, love, forgiveness and reconciliation.
3. The message was not in any way meant as an attack on any specific individual as was implied, it sought to emphasise the fact that the heart of any leader who pursues any office should seek divine wisdom and purpose, not just ride on emotions.
Getting emotional happens to all men whether for or against any idea, but at the end of the day we hope beyond pain and find answers. Hence, the call by the man of God, for Christians to pray for this land.
We do not in any way undermine the sentiments of those that believe that our nation deserves positive progress, but we are also aware that this can only be by the hand of God.
It is this very deep sense of responsibility that informs the context of the sermon from which the video clip was extracted.
The message of this particular sermon was on the principles by which one builds a legacy; the importance of what you live IN your children over what you live FOR your children (Proverbs 13:22); the infallible truth that Christ, who is called the First Born is our standard and that by Him, Christians have been made partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light (Colossians 1:12).
Ultimately, the very gist of it is that the true and sincere Christian believer has a greater advantage if elevated to any position of responsibility because of God’s grace at work in them.
It is from this very context that Apostle Grace Lubega strongly emphasised the need for any leader to have a genuine personal relationship with God.
Like he vehemently pronounced, “God give us Godly leaders in this nation, Men and women who fear your name. Men and women who bow to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. People who understand their responsibility.”
In a world vying for liberalisations that water down the fundamentals of authentic Christian belief and the principles by which stable cultures ought to exist, it is important that the Church of Christ pledge to prayer, truth and love. History should never judge us for silence in the times when we had the choice to speak, only God will judge our hearts and know we were not against men and that we loved our country.
We commit to continue to preach truth with the great mandate of drawing the lost to Christ with God as our aide and guide.
We choose to forgive those that were quick to judge without asking the right questions, and those who used our ministry to further their personal objectives.
We continue to pray for our land and believe for Godly wisdom and direction.
Our future is in God’s hand and with His mercy, this nation shall soar towards greatness.
God bless Uganda.
Phaneroo Public Relations Office

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VIDEO: Pastor Yiga ‘Rises’ From The Dead Hours After His Own TV Pronounced Him Dead

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Revival Christian Centre (RCC) Pastor cum Prophet Augustine Yiga has ‘risen’ from the dead after being pronounced dead by his own TV Facebook page.

In a video released yesterday, Yiga, who has lost tons of weight and has put on a dark skin complexion has told his flock to ignore all rumours regarding his health and assured them that he will be back in the country on 8th February for a mega service at his church where he will give his congregants magical rings that will deliver them from poverty, sickness, witchcraft et al.

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No One Attacks The Church And Wins -Pastor Bugembe Warns Ugandans Attacking Him Over ‘Engule’ Song

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Musician turned man of God Pastor Wilson Bugembe of the worship house in Nansana has warned a group of Ugandan youths who have launched a campaign on social media bashing him, to stop attacking the church.
Speaking in a press conference held at Mestil hotel in Kampala yesterday, where he unveiled the coming of international gospel artiste Don Moen, who is set to perform at the first ever Kampala Praise Fest to be held at Kololo independence grounds, the youthful pastor told journalists that no one can attack the church and be successful. He advised those attacking the church to instead target the individuals who are in the wrong.
“Young man ,you can attack me left ,right and any other way but leave the church. Never tell any pastor or any man of God to close the churches because they don’t own them ,you may think that you are attacking Bugembe but in actual sense you are attacking a number of people because today Bugembe is here tomorrow he won’t be around but the church will always be here. No man in history has attacked the church and won,” Bugembe told one of the journalist.
Concerning his involvement in ‘Tuliyambale engule’ song, Bugembe said that he never regrets being part of the song. He added that he took part in the song as a mediator in the current political situation in the country and being that Bobi wine is his good friend, there was no reason why he could miss out in the video.
Bugembe appealed to all Ugandans who misunderstood him to know that he is not against the government because the NRM government has done many good things for the born-again faith in the country.

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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Richest Man In Singapore Reveals His Secret To The Younger Generation—Jesus

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Singapore richest man Phillip Ng

“There is more to life than wealth,” the richest man in Singapore Philip Ng has revealed

The Grapevine has learnt that Philip Ng is considered to be Singapore’s richest man. He has a net worth of  $11.9 Billion and he is not only financially rich but also a certified follower of Jesus. Ng revealed that what made him truly wealthy was not his large amount of money, but his relationship with Jesus Christ.

One of Philip Ng’s mentees Matthew Yao, asked what advice he would give to the younger generation. “Your heart will melt the moment you hear his wonderful answer,” he stated. According to Mr. Ng, he discovered that we are all broken and the only one that can fill the missing piece in our hearts is God – through His son Jesus Christ.

“People try to find that missing piece through the pursuit of money, popularity, alcohol, drugs, sex, achievements, and even in romantic relationships.  However, there is more to this life.  People are searching for better lives and better things, but life will never be better without Jesus.  For He is the only one that can satisfy us.  Real wealth is only found in Jesus,” Mr. Ng said

Mr. Ng chose to share Jesus with the young people instead of sharing about success and business matters.  We have to look deeper inside our hearts. God’s love is more valuable than any riches in this world.  Choose Him and you will discover real wealth just like that which Mr Philip Ng experienced.

By Remmy Atugonza

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