Christian Life Church lead Pastor, Jackson Ssenyonga, has again expressed strong disapproval of the continued falsehoods advanced with impunity by criminals disguising as Born Again pastors in Uganda, saying his next line of action is to help victims of their fraud and false prophecy find justice from the authorities.
He made the remarks during an engagement with other pastors and false prophets who gathered at the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) offices in Kampala.
UCC is a government agency responsible for regulating the Communications sector, which includes Telecommunications, Broadcasting, radio communication, postal communications, data communication and infrastructure.
UCC called for the meeting of top pastors who own media stations in the country to engage them on the alleged misuse of their houses through trading insults against each other.
Apart from Pastor Ssenyonga, the other Pastor who attended the meeting is Joseph Sserwanda of Victory Church Ndeeba. Some of the individuals who claim to be pastors who took part in the engagement include Aloysius Bujjingo, Deo Ssemakula, Mondo Mugisha and Ronie Makabayi.
In the meeting which was out of access for the press, UCC started by reminding the men of God and the false prophets about the minimum broadcast standards, clearly stressing that insulting each other using the airwaves violates the stipulated standards and thus, asking them to refrain from it.
When asked for their submission, Pastor Ssenyonga who has for long been at the forefront in preaching against false prophets who intentionally misread the scripture with an intention of misleading the followers to defraud and mislead them so as to suit their ill personal agenda, used most of the time and said he will not relent on exposing the criminals hiding in the church to commit crimes.
He says, he has an obligation of protecting the innocent children of God who are genuinely seeking the grace of God, from exploitation and fraud by the greedy ‘pastors’.
It should be remembered that Bujjingo recently dumped his wife Teddy Bujjingo for a worker at his media station, a one Suzan Makula, whom he has since impregnated. Bujjingo has publicly stated that dumping one’s wife or divorce is acceptable. He says married vows and ring are not biblical since according to him, nobody made the same vows in the Bible.
The false prophet a year ago used the pulpit to order his followers to burn some Bibles he deemed fake. These and other false teachings are what Pastor Ssenyonga continues to fight against.
According to Ssenyonga, false prophets like Kakande, Ssemakula and others use disgruntled individuals to forge testimonies and miracles in their ‘worshiping’ places as well as satanic powers to lead the followers into darkness. The man of God told President Yoweri Museveni last year that he (Ssenyonga) has evidence of some of these false prophets with mass graves and asked police to intervene and apprehend the criminals.
”The meeting has resolved that we should not mention the names of these false prophets on air and that we should always reach out to each other in case of learning on their false teachings. UCC said they have no control over what and how we preach the word of God in the Church noting that their concern is what goes on air. They said we are free to call someone anything within the church as long as it is not broadcast, which means as Ssenyonya, I am at liberty to refer to anyone as a false prophet in the Church as long as I find him to be so,” said Pastor Ssenyonga.
”I tipped UCC on how these people defraud the flock including bringing people in taxi vans to give false testimony and tramped up miracles. I can’t keep quiet about such. I am fighting for the Church and the children of God,”
He however noted that he told UCC that the fraud and misleading messages are aired on radio and television, saying as long as the communications regulator leaves such messages to continue being broadcast in the media, they will always attract people’s attention including him who will not hesitate to respond.
”Most of these things are done on air and I told UCC that when such misleading information is relayed, it calls for our reaction. So if UCC remains tight-lipped for three months on a false preaching by Bujjingo that the ring and marriage vows are satanic, without reining-in on him to an extent that it took the intervention of parliament and the Ethics minister, we are forced to come in if nothing is done”
”If someone is using the air to relay falsehoods, we must also use the air to correct him and the followers he has misled. I told UCC to level the ground on which we play. This false prophet has lied for the whole two months, yet for us, we have spoken for only two weeks to undo his lies and you want to silence us. What I am doing is to a react, I react to his (Bujjingo) lies, things he says that I don’t believe in. Let the regulation work for all of us,” added Pastor Ssenyonga.
He said he can not let someone disguising as a pastor to abuse the institution of marriage and he remains shut. He vowed to continue referring to the false teachings by these individuals to tell the public the true scripture.
”I am fighting for the children of God who are killed, their money stolen as well as giving them in to their spirits and evil masters”.
The Pastor further explained that false prophets have taken it upon themselves to commit crimes and bribe the authorities to cover them up. He explained that when he brought this to the attention of the regulator, he was told that they (UCC) has no jurisdiction to investigate crime, and so he was referred to police and other authorities.
”If UCC says that the falsehoods and exploitative lies they hear on air is not enough evidence to reign-in on these false prophets, then what did they base on to ban witch-doctors from the airwaves and closing down stations that hosted them n rural areas? Which criteria did you (UCC) use, I presume you relied on what you heard and separated lies from the truth. I also have evidence and it is this evidence that I want to give you so you know the truth about these false prophets,” reiterated pastor Ssenyonga.
”I tipped UCC on how these people defraud the flock including bringing people in taxi vans to give false testimony and tramped up miracles. I can’t keep quiet about such. I am fighting for the Church and the children of God,” he added.
Pastor Ssenyonga concluded by emphasizing to UCC that he will only stop talking if Bujjingo and his likes stop disrespecting and preaching against the institution of marriage as well as fighting the church. He applauded the communication regulator for admitting that they lack the jurisdiction to handle crime by these ‘pastors’. He says that his next course of action is to send all the victims of fraud to police and other authorities and help them get justice.
Meanwhile Bujjingo used the meeting to apologize for using his media to abuse and insult pastors in the country