President of Uganda Repents to Christ and Calls for National Repentance.

 

The Ugandan newssite New Vision reports President Yoweri Museveni celebrated Uganda’s 50th anniversary of independence from Britain at the National Jubilee Prayers event by publicly repenting of his personal sin and the sins of the nation.

“I stand here today to close the evil past, and especially in the last 50 years of our national leadership history and at the threshold of a new dispensation in the life of this nation. I stand here on my own behalf and on behalf of my predecessors to repent. We ask for your forgiveness,” Museveni prayed.

“We confess these sins, which have greatly hampered our national cohesion and delayed our political, social and economic transformation. We confess sins of idolatry and witchcraft which are rampant in our land. We confess sins of shedding innocent blood, sins of political hypocrisy, dishonesty, intrigue and betrayal,” Museveni said.

“Forgive us of sins of pride, tribalism and sectarianism; sins of laziness, indifference and irresponsibility; sins of corruption and bribery that have eroded our national resources; sins of sexual immorality, drunkenness and debauchery; sins of unforgiveness, bitterness, hatred and revenge; sins of injustice, oppression and exploitation; sins of rebellion, insubordination, strife and conflict,” Museveni prayed.

Next, the president dedicated Uganda to God.

“We want to dedicate this nation to you so that you will be our God and guide. We want Uganda to be known as a nation that fears God and as a nation whose foundations are firmly rooted in righteousness and justice to fulfill what the Bible says in Psalm 33:12: Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. A people you have chosen as your own,” Museveni prayed.

Uganda won its independence from Britain Oct. 8, 1962. Resistance leader Milton Obote was the country’s first prime minister.

Massachusetts pastor and activist Rev. Scott Lively believes Museveni is a model for other national leaders.

“The Museveni prayer is a model for all Christian leaders in the world. The leaders of the West have declined in proportion to their degree of rejection of God,” Lively said.

Lively also believes Uganda will rise as a major African power as America continues to decline. He uses Britain as an example.

“Britain was at its height as a world power when it honored God as the Ugandan president has just done. America’s greatness has similarly diminished as we have shifted from a Christian to a secular-humanist country. But watch now for Uganda to be blessed by God for their desire to be His,” Lively said.

Lively added that Museveni is definitely drawing a contrast between Uganda and the West.

“This incident is also important as a contrast to the picture being painted of Uganda by the godless left of a backwards, violent and savage culture intent on murdering homosexuals,” Lively said.

“On the contrary, Museveni is calmly and confidently setting the course of his nation by the guidance of the Bible, in a way that also shows great courage and resolve,” Lively said.

Homosexual activist groups have criticized the government of Uganda and Museveni for passing laws criminalizing homosexual behavior. A current bill before the Ugandan Parliament increases the jail sentences for homosexual acts and includes criminal penalties for those who encourage or promote homosexuality.

The bill had included the death penalty for those who commit multiple acts of homosexual behavior, but the provision has been removed, BBC News reports.

The government of Uganda could not be reached for comment on this story.

Lively said he didn’t agree with the death penalty provision but supports the nation’s strong stance against homosexual behavior.

While Museveni is being held as a model for Christian leaders, Dave Daubenmire, PT Salt Ministries’ president and founder and social commentator, said the problem for Western nations goes deeper than the political leaders.

The problem in the United States, he said, is the pastors.

“Sadly, I think our lack of repentance is the fault of the pulpit. Individual Christians are so awash in sin that they think politicians are merely better at sin than they are,” Daubenmire said.

“There is no fear of the Lord and we are getting essentially a two-kingdom message. We hear that the devil is the god of this world and that Jesus will even the score later,” Daubenmire said. “The problem is that most Christians are convinced that this world is in control of Satan and therefore are not interested in applying the kingdom principles for which Christ died.”

Daubenmire quoted Matthew 28:18, in which Jesus said, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”

Christians, Daubenmire said, are exhorted later in the same chapter to go and make disciples of all nations.

“We are to teach them and baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,” he said. “All power in heaven and in earth belongs to Jesus. Unfortunately, most Christians don’t have the foggiest idea that He rules and reigns here and now, and that the kingdom principles that He taught us bring victory over evil wherever they are applied.”

He added that Christians too often play with sin.

“Since we do not hate sin anymore, we don’t demand repentance,” Daubenmire said.

He quoted British 17th century statesman Edmund Burke, who said, “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”

Daubenmire said that in America, “good men have yielded power to evil men.”

“Evil rules when evil men make the rules,” he said.

6 thoughts on “President of Uganda Repents to Christ and Calls for National Repentance.

  1. I am in shock that a president from a second world country has greater view of Christ than our first world president. Truly the first shall be last and the last shall be first.

  2. He has dedicated his nation to God before…and the result was a drastic decline in HIV at the time. If only He can stay the course!! Thank God for this revelation…again.

  3. What kind of dedication to God is that one? what a joke!!! Museveni is a “serial killer: a genocider” and a real “dictator”. Do you know his involvement in the untold Congo genocide where more than 7 million have been killed. Museveni is one of the supporter of Tutsi invaders of the sovereign country of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The M23 which is a Tutsi militia backed, supported, trained and equipped by the USA elite officers, this militai is raping and killing Congolese people and plundering COngolese mineral resources. Uganda and Rwanda are the Uk and USA governments for the balkanization of the Congo. Rwanda and Uganda are sending HIV/AIDS infected soldiers to rape Congolese women. This is a simple propaganda.

  4. This is from the country that would pass hate legislation making it legal to kill Gay people! If he really was a man of God, he would speak out against this!!

    To: General Linda Bond
    The Salvation Army

    Dear General Bond,

    As you’re no doubt aware, Uganda will vote any day now on a bill that calls for the execution or life imprisonment of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people. Though the details of the bill are shrouded in mystery, it seems likely that it will also mandate imprisonment of those who “harbor” LGB people by refusing to turn them over to the authorities for imprisonment or execution.

    In response to this appalling legislation, the usual religious and secular activists have mobilized, the usual petitions have circulated and the usual condemnations have been issued. The more strident and extremist voices of right-wing religious activism have publicly praised the bill, and, as usual, some Christian leaders have remained silent — leaders like you.

    Your silence is particularly disturbing given your organization’s global influence. You’ve had a presence in Uganda since 1931. Your words have weight there; it’s time you used them. In fact, it’s time for you to clearly and publicly condemn the “kill the gays” bill in Uganda.

    It may seem to you that there’s no reason to get involved in a matter that might be controversial within your organization. Why invite a lot of debate about biblical authority, the role of religion in government and the role of outside religious leaders in discussing other countries’ laws? But if you take the time to look closely at this issue, you’ll find that condemning this bill is an important opportunity to take a public position of social relevance, theological clarity and moral leadership.

    Social Relevance

    Your organization has recently suffered from criticism that its policies and practices are unfair to LGBT people. There are are stories of local offices refusing to help LGBT individuals. Your organization threatened to leave New York over an ordinance offering benefits to same-sex partners of city employees. Your Major General Andrew Craibe of Austraila has stated that LGBT people “deserve to die.” These controversies, among others, have resulted in a swarm of Internet memes and videos urging LGBT people and their friends to stop giving to the Salvation Army.

    The memes and boycotts are clearly having an impact. This week the Salvation Army’s Major George Hood told Current TV, “[W]e want to dispel the notion that we do discriminate when the fact is we’re working very hard not discriminating and it is a part of our mission. … Many of those things start fueling through blog sites and postings on the Internet, and it’s really really tough to shut them down when they get out there.”

    Hood is not alone. Many evangelical or fundamentalist Christians feel that they are unfairly vilified by the blogosphere and the media as inhumane, hateful and wishing to impose their interpretation of biblical law as the law of the land. Now you have an opportunity to show that evangelical leaders are capable of compassion, humanity and humility. Show that you favor the separation of church and state. Show that your position on LGBT issues is one of loving concern, not murderous fear. At the very least, show your understanding that the project of saving “lost” gay souls requires that those souls stay alive long enough to be saved. Condemn this bill.

    Theological Clarity

    In order to support something as drastic as the “kill the gays” bill, one must not only believe that scripture clearly, undeniably and forever condemns all same-gender sex (though Exodus states that the “sin of Sodom” was greed, the words of Paul may have been about temple prostitution, and many biblical prohibitions, in both the Old and New Testaments, are no longer applied today, even by your organization) but that the condemnation is mortal, and that it should be a matter of secular law. Does your organization really believe this? In a written apology for Craibe’s statements, your organization has stated that it “does not believe … that homosexuality should result in any form of physical punishment,” and that same-gender sex is simply another sin, all of which result in “spiritual death.” In the apology the Salvation Army urges its members to “act with acceptance, love and respect to all people.” It’s time to put those beliefs into action. Lives hang in the balance. It is no longer possible, no longer morally excusable, for an organization to put a friendly public face on fundamentalist views while privately condoning their excesses. Unless you actually support this bill, condemn it.

    Moral Leadership

    Religious leaders all over the world have already done condemned this bill, including Dr. Rowan Williams of the Anglican church, and even Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, Catholic Archibishop of Kampala, but you are positioned to provide unique leadership on this issue. Your organization worked tirelessly in Uganda to help internally displaced persons during the recent humanitarian crisis. Your shield logo is a trusted symbol of help and safety across Africa. Won’t you use your influence to help shield people from execution in Jesus’ name? Because of your organization’s stature, you can’t avoid a position; your silence is, in itself, a position of tacit approval, suggesting that you agree with the project of legally enforcing a certain deadly interpretation of biblical law, just as Sharia law is enforced in certain unenviable Muslim countries.

    Your church has a history of guiding social agendas all over the world. You cannot now abdicate that responsibility under the guise of letting Ugandans decide for themselves. And you cannot claim that you’re simply a vessel for God’s unchanging word, given that over the years there’s been room for new revelation throughout the fundamentalist movement on everything from dancing to race relations to women’s hair and clothing. It’s time to accept a new revelation today.

    Maybe you’re not ready to accept that the Bible’s supposed “condemnation” of loving same-sex relationships is a matter of interpretation, like many other interpretations used in the past to condemn people (interracial couples, slaves, the mentally ill, the disabled) but which are now readily ignored by most evangelical Christians. If you can’t accept that new revelation, at least accept this old one: “Judge not, lest ye be judged.” Legalizing the murder of consenting adults to enforce a religious doctrine is the ultimate act of judgment and, thus, the ultimate act of disobedience. You know this to be true. Tell the Ugandans. Condemn this bill.

    Respectfully,
    Wayne Self

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  5. homosexuality is a sin in the sight of God..plain and simple whether you simplify or modify it ,it remains a sin……leaders are appointed by God though we are vessels used to implement his law…whether good or bad..his prayer is powerful and if its from sincere heart God will honor it and please countries have there own systems,,,,if the western power think whatever they legalize we shall legalize then you check your educational systems and change your system and about the m23 please study the history of Congo and conclude….we can’t say that all people neighboring Rwanda are Rwandan.lastly God does not use people because they are holy but because he wants his people to be saved…..study Romans 1 and 2 if u are a christian,,,if not still do it will transform you

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