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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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More MPs Back Lwanga’s Proposal To Have Tithe Deducted Directly From Salaries

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Dr Cyprian Lwanga, the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese

Busia Municipality legislator Hon. Geoffrey Machon and Kalungu West legislator Joseph Gonzaga Ssewungu have backed the idea by Dr Cyprian Lwanga, the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese of deducting tithe directly from Christian’s salaries.

“Tithe is very important in church that is why every year we come together and head to Namugongo, that is why you see churches and mosques being constructed every day,” Macho said.

Kalungu West MP Sewungu, a staunch catholic said that it’s within the Catholic doctrine to abide by all orders from the Holy See.

“In some of those churches in the village, it is hard to raise Shs20,000 in those offertory baskets, and when the Pope says something, no one argues with it, so if they say they are going to deduct from the salary, I can’t respond to that,” Hon. Sewungu said.

The legislator added that Dr. Lwanga isn’t the first man of God to find himself in the eye of the storm over tithe remarks. Sewungu said that in February 2018, Pastor Robert Kayanja of Rubaga Miracle Center Cathedral asked President Yoweri Museveni to consider allocating 10% of government’s annual budget to the Church as a tithe offering to God adding that this act would be critical in putting an end to the country’s perennial dependence on other countries and world bodies for development.

Kayanja at that time requested the president to give 10% of the National Budget to the Church given that he (Museveni) is a believer who was entrusted by God to carry out the biblical duties in the country.

While addressing congregants over the weekend at Rubaga Cathedral, Lwanga expressed concerns over the failure by many Catholics, who have been found of ‘cheating’ God by abdicating their religious role to pay tithe, saying this has slowed the pace at which the Church carries out its work.

 

By Remmy Atugonza

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I’ve Personally Seen Three People Raised From The Dead, Including My Own Son: American Preacher Wommack Coming To Kampala For Two-Day Conference

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American Bible teacher Andrew Wommack is coming to Uganda for a two-day conference dubbed; the Gospel Truth Seminar this week.

The free event is scheduled for Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October at the Hockey Grounds, Lugogo Sports Complex. It will start from 6pm to 9.30pm each day but gates will be open from 2pm.

Wommack, who is passionate about God’s unconditional love and Grace, is the founder of Andrew Wommack Ministries and Charis Bible College which he started in 1978 and 1994, respectively.

“I’ve personally seen three people raised from the dead, including my own son. He had been dead for almost five hours, and had already turned black. His toe was tagged and he was lying on a slab in the hospital morgue,” Wommack once testified.

He has been described as one of the finest teachers of the Word whose preaching has blessed many people by Rubaga Miracle Centre preacher Pastor Robert Kayanja.

During his meetings, people get healed of several illnesses, including cancers, visual impairments, the lame get out of wheelchairs and demons are cast out.

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A Child Of Three Years Can’t Be Taught Sex– Pastor Sserwadda Warns On New Education Framework

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Born Again pastor Dr. Joseph Sserwadda

The leader of Born Again Faith in Uganda (BAFU) Apostle Dr. Joseph Sserwadda has said that they will not allow sex to be taught in schools.

Sserwadda said that the government through the ministry of Education has been misusing the words in the framework and lying to Ugandans that they are planning to teach sexuality yet they want to teach sex to the young children .

Sserwadda says that they have disagreed with the officials from the ministry of Education and unless they change the wording of some of the topics. He said that a child should be taught discipline but not sex and the parents should be directly involved because they spend much time with their children.

Speaking after a meeting held at the Born Again Faith headquarters at Najjanankumbi with officials from the ministry of Education, Sserwadda lashed out at the education system in Uganda for trying  to take over the culture and religious norms of Ugandans, he warned that they will not allow this to happen and called for a review of the frame work .

Members of Born Again Faith in Uganda with Ministry of Education officials

“The ministries of Ethics and integrity, gender and health should be so much concerned with the child, a child at three years can’t be taught sex ,we are not allowing this and we shall fight tooth and nail to make a change, I used to have showers with my sisters and nothing could happen, now tell a child of this generation to do so, we shall not allow this to be taught in our schools ,” Sserwadda said.

The man of God assured the acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education Aggrey Andrew Kibenge that they will use the thirty days given to them to draft a document after today’s discussion about the National Sexuality Education framework 2018 and see what they remove and leave in the frame work before it starts to be used in schools.

However, Kibenge said that no one has the capacity to change the curriculum without consulting and that’s why they have done so. He added that because of the situation of the program, they have to consult all the stake holders to see what they think about the curriculum.

Aggrey said that they found out that the number of girls dropping out of schools has increased that is why they think that the program will help curb down the number of dropouts.

“Look at the situation in the country, children are always on television and social media which has spoilt them, we need to tell our children the truth before it’s too late,” Kibenge added.

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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