Uganda: Born-again churches to probe cult reports

Born-Again churches have set up a special committee to probe allegations of two pastors involved in false teachings and cultism.

The probe was prompted by reports from the public that there are two prominent pastors in the city engaged in false teachings.

The Rev. Geoffrey Byarugaba of the African Evangelistic Enterprise heads the committee which brings together Deliverance, Pentecostal and National Fellowship of Born Again churches.

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Addressing a press conference at Pearl Restaurant, Nakasero on Monday, Byarugaba said if the allegations are found to be true, the churches and the pastors will be banned.

He said, “As churches remember the Kanungu Kibwetere Cult massacre this week, the committee has set up a strategy to decampaign and open war on false prophets and churches that indulge in cultism.

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“The Kanungu saga ought to have awakened the country. Tough laws are needed to control cult churches.”

Byarugaba said the week would create awareness among churches and pastors about the need to heed to Bible teachings about false teaching.

Church of Uganda assistant bishop Kampala Diocese the Rt. Rev. David Zac Niringye, said, “the issue is not the number of mushrooming churches but false teaching. In fact we need more churches. The point is, are these churches leading the flock to a life that is honourable and abundant?”

They said false teachings included openly dishonouring the word of God.

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The New Vision, Uganda
Mar. 18, 2006
Patrick Jaramogi
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