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Friday, 9 January 2015

Merchandising saints: Bishop Kiganda’s 5, 000 shillings entrance fee criticized : Stop charging fees for prayers

 

 

Stop charging fees for prayers




 
By Noah Sendawula

Posted  Friday, January 9  2015 at  02:00
In Summary
This is not a bad thing, however, the manner in which the pastors approached it, shows that some born-again churches are business entities in cutthroat competition for customers.

 

As the year 2014 was winding up, a lot of things and excitement were building. However, in the midst of all this, something unique and worth noting took place in the born-again Christian sector.
A number of churches ran persuasive advertisements on several radio and televisions stations asking Christians to attend prayers on December 31 to usher in the New Year at specified venues.
This is not a bad thing, however, the manner in which the pastors approached it, shows that some born-again churches are business entities in cutthroat competition for customers.
 
This trend makes one question the real motive of some pastors today. It is easy to believe that some of them take advantage of their flock and exploit them financially in the name of the gospel.
Pastors in Uganda today are part of the conspicuous consumers, buying expensive vehicles, customising them and acquiring personal property using resources obtained from their flock who give in the name of sowing seeds of faith!
 
The absence of an effective regulatory mechanism, has made it possible for some pastors to charge entry fees to their respective venues of worship as it was at Nakivubo on December 31 where Christians were charged Shs5ooo entrance fees for overnight prayers! Is this morally correct? That people pay to attend prayer sessions?
 
On one of the radio stations, one of the pastors boasted that he had come up with a good initiative of a fee arguing that it helped him to keep away thieves and other unserious individuals as these would not easily sacrifice Shs5,000 to access venue for prayers. This in my view is wrong because Jesus came primarily for such sinners.
 
Some pastors should be restrained from carrying out certain actions as they are slowly but surely damaging the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Noah Sendawula,
Wakiso District


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