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Monday, 5 January 2009

REACTION TO PASTOR STEPHEN SENFUMA’S BOOK, ‘’THE LAW AND GRACE’’

…..contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints(Jude1:3).


Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels(Mark 8:36).


Towards the close of last year I attended some of the sessions of Pastor Senfuma’s Inner man Conference at Old Kampala Secondary School, from 26-31st December 2008. I had heard a lot about Pastor Senfuma and I have read his first publication titled.’ The inner man’’(a very wonderful book). I wanted to find out what exactly goes on at the inner man conferences and I wanted to buy Pastor Senfuma’s publications. I also wanted to find out whether the inner man family has discerned the problems of the prosperity gospel particularly in Uganda.

Who is Pastor Stephen Senfuma?

http://www.uccug.org/About%20Us.htm

I was amazed by Pastor Senfuma’s passion for the Scriptures. It is amazing that a person who stopped in Primary six, could articulate the scriptures like he did. Despite the onslaught of the rotten prosperity movement in Uganda, we still have’’ gems in the trash’’. Unlike the Prosperity pastors in Uganda who are focusing on the outer man, Pastor Senfuma ‘consistently’ argues that it is the INNER man that matters. No wonder God has given him many wonderful revelations.

Pastor Stephen Senfuma’s book titled ’’The Law and Grace

In December, 2008 at the inner man conference Pastor Stephen Senfuma launched his book titled ’’The Law and Grace’’. I was amazed by the fact that this issue has started to be discussed in Uganda. Despite my criticisms about this book, this is a good beginning. I hope God will open Pastor Senfuma’s spiritual eyes deeper into this issue. In this book, pastor Senfuma attacks the Seventh day Adventists as regards the misconception of the Sabbath. He uses Ezekiel 20:20, and Leviticus 23 to bring to fore the argument that the bible talks about different Sabbaths i.e atonement Sabbath, Sabbath of the sheaves etc . Many Seventh day Adventists know of one Sabbaths-the Saturday one . They therefore have a big problem, i.e why keep the Saturday Sabbath and ignore the rest. Remember James 2:10 says that who ever shall keep the whole law and offend in one in guilty of breaking the entire law. This is a terrible dilemma for the seventh day Adventists. Let us examine the previous verses.

And hallow MY SABBATHS; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God(Ezekiel 20:20)

1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.
3Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.
4These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.
5In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD's passover.
6And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.
7In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
8But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
9And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
10Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:
11And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.
12And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD.
13And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto the LORD for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin.
14And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
15And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:
16Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.
17Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals; they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD.
18And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto the LORD, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the LORD.
19Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.
20And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before the LORD, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the LORD for the priest.
21And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.
22And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your God.
23And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
24Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.
25Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
26And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
27Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
28And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God.
29For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.
30And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.
31Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
32It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.
33And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
34Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD.
35On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
36Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.
37These are the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:
38Beside the sabbaths of the LORD, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the LORD.
39Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.
40And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.
41And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
42Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:
43That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
44And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD. (Leviticus 23)


MUST READ FOR ALL ADVENTISITS:ELLEN WHITE EXPOSED

http://www.ellenwhiteexposed.com


SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS EXPOSED

http://www.biblebelievers.com/FalseDoctrine.html


Contradiction: Pastor Stephen Senfuma is in Favour of Tithing

Despite the good expositions in Pastor Stephen Senfuma’s book, LAW AND GRACE, he is in favour of tithing in this new testament period of grace. According to him:

Real and generational wealth has its roots in the spiritual. As we pray, tithe and give, the Lord’s favour: Grace, is added unto us and we continue in prosperity(Stephen Senfuma, Law and Grace, Inner man Ministries, Kampala, p.76-77

Tithing proponents lack New Testament scriptural evidence to support their doctrine. They usually quote Mathew 23:23 and apply it to Christians today . However a close examination of the context of this scripture, reveals that Jesus was addressing the Pharisees here and not Christians today. Of course the Pharisees ought to have tithed because they believed in the mosaic law. In addition the new testament period of grace had not yet come because the Lord Jesus Christ had not yet shed his blood for us on the cross.

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone(Matthew 23:23).


Tithing proponents also use Hebrews 7 to justify their fraud arguments. They do not want you to know Hebrews 7:12 which categorically states that:

For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

It is amazing that the book of Acts lacks a single mention of the word tithing. It is amazing that Apostle Paul never told Christians to tithe but to give:

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7)

Therefore Pastor Senfuma is wrong on tithing. Christians today are not supposed to tithe but to GIVE. Tithing traps born again Christians back into the curse of the law. So like the Seventh day Adventists Pastor Sefuma is guilty of trapping the saints of the Lord into the curse of the law. Check out these resources on tithing:

"TITHING" IS NOT FOR CHRISTIANS
http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~revival/lie-4.html


Are Christians to Tithe or Give?


http://www.yesumulungi.com/Commentary/Comment46.htm


A Few Financial Questions For Ugandan Pastors Today

http://www.yesumulungi.com/Apologetics/Appologs41.htm


DO NOT BELIEVE THE TITHING LIE: UNDER THE NEW COVENANT CHRISTIANS ARE SUPPOSED TO GIVE AND NOT TITHE. PRECISELY THE TITHING LAW IS OBSOLETE AND DEFUNCT.. AMEN

http://tekoapublishing.com/books/tithing/index.html


You will be Cursed if you do not Tithe: OH! REALLY

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2008/02/you-are-wrong-on-tithing-pastor-peter.html


Pastor Stephen Senfuma’s book is silent about the pathetic Generation curse teaching in Uganda Pentecostal Churches

Many Pastors in Uganda are telling Christians to break generation curses and covenants because they are hindering their material prosperity. There are Christians in church who have been breaking curses for over ten years. This man centered theology is a mockery of the blood of Jesus and his finished work on the cross. It is surprising that Pastor Senfuma’s book is silent about this heresy. I have written extensively about this issue in the articles below.

BREAKING GENERATION CURSES:VENOM FROM HELL

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2008/12/breaking-of-covenants-and-generation.html

SHOULD BORN AGAIN CHRISTIANS CHANGE NAMES

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2008/12/should-born-again-christians-change-our.html

PROSPERITY GOSPEL HALL OF SHAME

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2008/12/prosperity-gosple-hall-of-shame-why.html

Spiritual fornication at the inner man conference

Many other wonderful summons were preached at the inner man conference 2008. Pastor Kyazze preached on the serpent spirit in the church(spirit of Anaconda)basing on acts 16:16.He told the participants that homosexuality in here with us and so we need to stand together. He told the participants that homosexuals have been sending him calls ridiculing him that his efforts will come to nothing after all the loud critics of homosexuality in Uganda are three i.e. Pastor Kyazze, Pastor Male and Pastor Sempa.


He talked about a man of god(he did not give his name) who sodomised a Moslem boy. He told the participants that he was shocked by the deliverance service that was conducted at his church by Pastor Lwere. During this deliverance service many people in the church manifested demons including ushers. Pastor Kyazze wondered whether this was the church Jesus was coming back for. Pastor Mulinde Preached on the 10 virgins in Matthew 25 and the need for a new anointing to read God’s word, the fast, pray without ceasing. He criticized the greed in the church that according to him is responsible for sins that are being committed in church. I’m glad to hear that some Pastors have come to the realization that there is indeed a problem in the church.

Who is Pastor John Mulinde???

http://www.unitedcaribbean.com/johnmulinde.html

Imagine: Pastor John Mulinde joins hands with Sentinel group and Otis Jr. to spread lies about God centered revival in Uganda

http://worldtrumpetmission.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2&Itemid=27
Transformations II, Political Christianity and False African
Revivals


http://www.yesumulungi.com/Commentary/Comment37.htm

George Otis and his Fallacious Teachings

http://www.discernment-ministries.org/GeorgeOtisFallaciousTeachings.htm


‘Born again’ Politicians such as Dr.Nsaba Butulo and Dr Suruma also attended the inner man conference. I couldn’t help laughing when Dr.Suruma, the minister of finance was given the platform. He told the congregation that the state and church should work together for the betterment of the human person. He said that he does not agree with the people who are in favour of the separation of the church and state. He does not seem to understand what separation of church and state means. As he talked many people started asking questions such as, Is he saved??? I think the memories of the Temangalo saga were still fresh in people’s minds.

Uganda: How Amama, Suruma Survived NSSF Saga

http://www.zibb.com/article/4247857/Sack+Suruma+Mbabazi+Says+Report
http://allafrica.com/stories/200811100923.html

Buturo to name sex workers and their clients

http://www.monitor.co.ug/artman/publish/news/Buturo_to_name_sex_workers_and_their_clients_71764.shtml


Materials by TBN apostates at the inner man conference

As I entered the conference venue, I was amazed by the fact that there was a big poster above the stand where books of TBN apostates such as Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer, Jakes, Houston, Rich Warren(purpose driven life) etc. There were frequent adverts alerting people to go and buy materials from the so called international preachers. Pastor after pastor was rebuking the people for not wanting to read. Unfortunately, most of the pastors in Uganda have never read the books of TBN apostates. They do not know the heresies of these pastors and even those who ‘know’ like Pastor Serwadda and Kayanja decide to keep quite or else loose big money$$$$. Many people were eager to purchase Rick Warren’s book titled, Purpose driven life. Within no time all the copies were gone. Many people do not know the purpose driven lies behind Rick warren’ book.

RESEARCH ON THE WORD FAITH "PROSPERITY GOSPEL" MOVEMENT

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Wolves/word_faith_movement.htm

http://www.cephasministry.com/evangelists_2.html

CAN YOU IMAGINE PASTOR KAYANJA IS BRINGING BACK BENNY HINN IN JUNE 2009

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2008/11/can-you-imagine-pastor-robert-kayanja.html

The Harlot Church And Spiritual Fornication

http://www.yesumulungi.com/Commentary/Comment75.htm

RICK WARREN’S PURPOSE DRIVEN LIES EXPOSED

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2008/04/spiritual-politician-rick-warren-takes.html

There is a deception within the born again fraternity in Uganda that the problems in the Ugandan born again church are internal. Websites such as www.yesumulungi.com have created panic in the born again fraternity in Uganda. Take it or leave it the truth has finally come out and there is a possibility of an eminent split between the outer man preachers(material prosperity-earthly vanities) and the inner man preachers( eternal prosperity-eternal verities). So the prosperity pastors and musicians are spreading the unity gospel(let us stand together). There is a lie spreading in the Ugandan born again fraternity that some pastors were called by God to preach material prosperity, others eternal prosperity.


When you question the likes of Pastor Manjeri who claim to have gone to heaven, yet they preach earthly vanities, some pastors are quick to tell you that she is standing in her calling???? They can never give a bible verse to substantiate their claim. Because of this deception the inner man family is in bed with the outer man family. It appears Pastor Senfuma and many inner man members are still comfortable with likes of Pastor Serwadda, Senyonga, Manjeri and Namutebi. On 31st December every year, these pastors keep moving to each others’ venue(Namboole, Nakivubo, Old Kampala) to show solidarity.

At the inner man conference 2008, Pastor Joseph Kiganda was also in attendance. Pastor Kiganda argues that the attack of the material prosperity gospel is from the devil. According to him when Jesus said, he had come to preach the gospel to the poor, he meant that he had come to lift the poor out of material poverty. Pastor Kiganda believes that Jesus was primarily concerned with material poverty. SIN was secondary(see Matt.1:21). Can you imagine???


THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL AND THE CAINIC REBELLIOUS SPIRIT

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2008/08/prosperity-gospel-and-cainic-rebellious.html


Ecumenical bibles at the inner man conference

Whenever I attend gatherings of born again Christians, I take a look at the bibles these Christians are reading. According to my research I have discovered that many Christians are reading THE GOOD NEWS CATHOLIC BIBLE. When you read John 1:42 in this bible, you will discover that it categorically says that PETER IS THE ROCK OF THE CHURCH. Can a genuine Christian believe that Peter is the rock of the church? The Lord Jesus Christ can not build his church on a human person because it is written cursed is he who trusts in man (Jer.17:5).


History of Roman Catholicism, heresies and scandals of Rome

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2006/12/history-of-papacy-heresies-of-rome.html
http://www.yesumulungi.com/Apologetics/Appologs22.htm

Pastor Kayanja and catholic Promotion

http://www.yesumulungi.com/Apologetics/Appologs51.htm
http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2008/06/open-letter-to-pastor-robert-kayanja.html


THE CORRUPT FRUIT OF ECUMENICISM

http://www.apprising.org/archives/2006/10/the_corrupt_fru.html

http://www.apprising.org/archives/2007/05/the_roman_catho_1.html


THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF OUR DAY IS ACTUALLY FAR MORE UNSCRIPTURAL THAN IT WAS IN LUTHER’S DAY.

http://www.wayoflife.org/fbns/popesstrange.htm


ROMAN CATHOLICISM: THE DECEIVERS

http://www.apprising.org/archives/2007/02/the_deceivers.html


RICK WARREN PROMOTES ROMAN CATHOLICISM

http://www.apprising.org/archives/2007/05/southern_baptis_7.html

The born again Christians in Uganda are using an Anglican Luganda bible. This bible contains many errors but many pastors are ignorant of this fact. Many pastors do not know that the Catholics are controlling the bible society in Uganda. Many Catholics say these balokole(born again Christians, mainly referring to Pentecostals) do not have a bible. Many Catholics are sure that it is a matter of time before these born agains go back to Rome.

Do you know that most of the pastors in the born again movement have no problem with Catholicism? Many of them think Catholics are Christians. Many are the pope’s boys. Did you know that some of the powerful pastors and Christian radios and TV in Uganda have catholic forces behind them. If the POPE ever visits Uganda one of these days, you will be shocked. I urge you to educate your self about the bible controversy . Check out these links.

http://www.chick.com/reading/books/157/157cont.asp -UNDERSTANDING THE HISTORY OF THE BIBLE

http://www.av1611.org/kjv/counterfeit.html HOW TO SPOT A COUNTERFEIT BIBLE


http://www.audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html KING JAMES VERSION on line

http://www.av1611.org/kjv/handbok.html GUIDELINES TO STUDYING THE BIBLE

http://www.av1611.org/kjv/fight.html KJV FIGHTING BACK

http://www.bible.ca/cath-bible-origin.htm - DID THE CATHOLICS GIVE US THE BIBLE

IS THE NKJV A FRAUD??

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2007/01/new-king-james-version-nkjv-devils.html

WHO IS CHANGING THE BIBLE?

http://takeheedafrica.blogspot.com/2008/03/changing-bible.html

HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2009

God bless you
Kizito Michael