UGANDA: Archbishop Warns of Gospel of Prosperity

TORORO AUGUST 9, 2016(CISA) – Archbishop Emmanuel Obbo of the Catholic Archdiocese of Tororo has warned against the teaching of wealth creation in the Church noting that it derails Christians from understanding God’s gospel.

Archbishop Obbo said although the church is interested in having a congregation that is wealthier, the teaching on wealth creation should not be at the expense of God’s word. “You have been ordained to preach the gospel of God, not prosperity.

Therefore, you should not be seen serving two masters at a go. Preach the word of God, truth and not your own words or speculations,” Uganda’s Daily Monitor quoted Archbishop Obbo as saying.

He was speaking during the ordination of three priests and eight deacons at Uganda Martyrs Cathedral Nyangole in Tororo District August 6. He asked the newly ordained priests to reflect on principles of true Christianity and follow God’s will, adding that the position they have been elevated is a gift from God.

“We have often seen people who downplay priesthood and the church has not tolerated them, the offenders have been shown the exit,” the Archbishop said.

He called on parents to encourage their children join seminaries to address the existing shortage of priests, saying in Africa adding that one priest serves more than 12,000 faithful.

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