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Friday, 21 November 2008

CAN YOU IMAGINE!!!: PASTOR ROBERT KAYANJA IS BRINGING BACK BENNY HINN(SIN) TO UGANDA IN June 2009

These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the midst of darkness is reserved for ever.(2 Peter 2:17)

For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the fresh… .(2 Peter 2:18)

Clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; raging waves of the sea, foaming out of their own shame; wandering stars to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever..(Titus 12-13)

They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them( I John 4:5)




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

BENNY HINN THE CATHOLIC MYSTIC

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

NEW AGE FAITH IS BEING TAUGHT AS BIBLE FAITH

http://www.combineharvesting.com/new%20age%20faith%20%A0is%20being%20taught%20as%20bible%20faith.htm

GOD’S PLAN OF SALVATION HAS BEEN CORRUPTED

http://www.combineharvesting.com/god_s_plan_of_salvation_has_been_corrupted.xml.htm


Despite the warnings from the Lord Jesus Christ about associating with apostate Benny Hinn, Pastor Kayanja still has the guts to bring back this servant of the antichrist. Well, the love of money is the roots of all evil( I Tim 6:10). The God of Prosperity parrots like Robert Kayanja is POWER, MONEY AND PRESITIGE. Imagine, individuals are supposed to pay 50$(US dollars)(over 80,000 Uganda shillings) to attend this so-called ‘holy spirit outpouring’. What about the poor who can not even raise 1$ for transport? This is not Jesus, this is satan from the pit of hell, this is Mammon, this is Lucifer to say the least. PASTOR ROBERT KAYANJA IS A 'SMART'BUSINESS MAN, HE KNOWS THAT IF 20,000 PEOPLE REGISTER FOR THE SO CALLED HOLY SPIRIT OUT POURING, HE WILL MAKE 2 MILLION US DOLLARS. SMART GUY$$$. THIS WILL SUSTAIN HIS LUXURIOUS LIFE STYLE JUST LIKE BENNY HINN.

BENNY HINN OR BENNY SIN

I URGE YOU TO WATCH BENNY HINN CONFUSING WORLD VIDEO-1 TO 8 ON THIS LINK

http://jesus-is-savior.com/Wolves/benny_sin.htm


Pastor Kayanja in Sodomy and Kidnap Debacle

http://www.yesumulungi.com/index.php/apostasy-watch/316-pastor-kayanja-in-sodomy-and-kidnap-debacle.html

Hypocrisy: Girl Power Ministries, a non-denominational Christian organization??? founded by Pastor Jessica Kayanja recently organized the African Heritage celebrations. Many Cultural leaders attended this so called unity exhibition. Dear pastor Jessica, why are you silent about the Satanism and sorcery behind these kingdoms??? Pastor Jessica is afraid of persecution because she knows that standing for the truth will cost her money, fame and perhaps life.

http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/13/664817

http://www.girlpowerministries.org

http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1907&Itemid=59


Uganda False Teaching Cult Awareness Report 2009

http://www.yesumulungi.com/index.php/apostasy-watch/301-uganda-false-teaching-cult-awareness-report-2009.html

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2009/03/uganda-false-teaching-cult-awareness.html


Police criticised over Kayanja offer

http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/13/678328


Kayanja akwasizza abapoliisi ennyumba

http://www.bukedde.co.ug/index.php/amawulire/amawulire/4622-kayanja-akwasiz%20za-abapoliisi-ennyumba.html


Dear Pastor Kayanja, go a head and bring back Benny Hinn, you are going to see what will happen. The more you associate with these American Apostates, the more your nudeness will be exposed. Remember, since the likes of Benny Hinn and Creflo $$$ came to Uganda in 2007, you have not experienced prosperity but SHAME. You will not only get money from American apostates but aslo SIN

Pastor Benny Hinn’s Fire Conference at Pastor Kayanja’s Kampala Miracle Centre Cathedral June 5-6, 2009

http://kayanja.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=99&Itemid=112

DO NOT BELIEVE PASTOR KAYANJA’S 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

http://www.tithingdebate.com

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


How can you associate with a person who visits graveyards to get anointing? How can you associate with the TBN crouches who are selling Roman catholic books.

PASTOR ROBERT KAYANJA AND THE MARK OF THE BEAST

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2008/11/mark-of-beast.html

TBN WOLVES

http://www.apostasywatch.com

APOSTASY WATCH SITES

http://apostasy.cephasministry.com

I warn all truly born Christian saints IN Uganda to disassociate themselves from ALL MIRACLE CENTRE CHURCHES IN UGANDA. These churches have indeed become synagogues Satan, despite their deceptive material glamour.

WHO IS BENNY HINN?

http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/main_miracles.html


Pastor Justin Peter’s experience of Benny Hinn Ministries

http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/justin.pdf
http://www.justinpeters.org/support.htm

BENNY HINN: THE GREATEST HERETIC OF OUR TIME

http://www.christianresearchservice.com/Benny_Hinn.htm

RESEARCH ON LEADING PROSPERITY PREACHERS

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

Africa's Worship of Benny Hinn the "Little Messiah"

http://www.yesumulungi.com/Apologetics/Appologs25.htm
http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2007/05/ugandan-apostates-endorse-benny-hinn.html


Benny Hinn: Quotes, False Teachings, False Prophecies
http://www.yesumulungi.com/Apologetics/Appologs26.htm


BENNY HINN EXPOSED

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


Benny Hinn, the catholic Necromancer

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2007/05/benny-hinn-catholic-necromancer.html


EVEN NON BELIEVERS CAN SEE THAT PASTOR ROBERT KAYANJA'S JESUS IS INDEED ANOTHER JESUS

http://www.monitor.co.ug/artman/publish/OConnor/Is_Pastor_Robert_Kayanja_s_Christianity_Christian.shtml

Demons or the Holy Spirit ?

http://www.sundayvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=7&newsCategoryId=525&newsId=567230

TBN Boss Arrives in Uganda

http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/13/460748/Robert%20Kayanja


Open Letter to Pastor Robert Kayanja about TBN Promotion

http://www.yesumulungi.com/Apologetics/Appologs51.htm

An American Missionary's Letter to Pastor Robert Kayanja

http://www.yesumulungi.com/Apologetics/Appologs52.htm

Letter to Ugandan Kampala City Pastors

http://www.yesumulungi.com/Apologetics/Appologs56.htm


Was the 'crippled' man really healed?

http://www.christianresearchservice.com/BHinn35.htm


A MUST READ: Hank Hanegraaff, Christianity in Crisis with Study Guide, Harvest House Publishers (June 2, 1997) (ISBN-10: 1565076966, ISBN-13: 978-1565076969)

A MUST READ: Hank Hanegraaff, Counterfeit Revival, Thomas Nelson (July 30, 2001)

D. R. McConnell, A Different Gospel: Biblical and Historical Insights into the Word of Faith Movement ,Hendrickson Publishers; Upd Sub edition (February 1, 1995)


Tele-Evangelist Lifestyles
http://www.inplainsite.org/html/tele-evangelist_lifestyles.html#TBN%20Salari


A MUST WATCH: END TIME REVIVALS UNMASKED

http://www.cuttingedge.org/videoroom.html


A MUST WATCH: THE GREAT GLOBAL APOSTATE CHURCH

http://www.cuttingedge.org/videoroom.html


A MUST WATCH :NEW VINE OR BABYLONIAN VINE

http://www.christianreality.com/videos/vs-vid474.htm

Experience-Based Christianity

http://www.novalisbooks.com/cgi-bin/nov455/007689.html

THE CONFUSING WORLD OF BENNY HINN

http://www.erwm.com/BennyHinn.htm


FULL ADVERT OF BENNY HINN’S FIRE CONFERENCE AT ROBERT KAYANJA’A MIRACLE CENTRE CATHEDRAL

http://kayanja.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=99&Itemid=112

Pastor Benny Hinn will hold a Fire Conference at the Miracle Centre Cathedral, Kampala, Uganda, June 5-6, 2009.
This life-changing conference features a powerful move of the Holy Spirit, in-depth teaching from the Word of God and a personal touch for each person in attendance. Doors open approximately 1 1/2 hours prior to service time.
Session Schedule:
Friday: 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Registration Fee:
$50 USD/82275 UGX

World Healing Fellowship Members who pre-register for this event will receive special reserved seating.

* Please Note: All children must be registered for this event. No child care will be provided and all children must sit with accompanying adult and be respectful of service environment.
Special Notice:
Benny Hinn Ministries strictly follows security and privacy guidelines, as well as auditorium/coliseum policies, to allow each service to be enjoyed by all who attend. Back packs, coolers, food brought from outside the venue, and/or video cameras are expressly prohibited during all services.
Cancellations:
You must cancel 21 days prior to the event. You will need to send a written confirmation for the cancellation and the full registration will be refunded.
For any more information Please feel free to contact us
Miracle Centre Cathedral, Pastor Robert Kayanja
Off Nabunya Road
PO Box 1680, Rubaga, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256-772-435-162

Friday, 14 November 2008

MARK OF THE BEAST: TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT! MANY CHRISTIANS HAVE ALREADY TAKEN THE MARK

There is a lot of confusion about the Mark of the beast. Many people think that it will be a bio-chip, other people think that taking the mark of the beast means taking one of HIS(satan) numerous names or the number of HIS(satan)name.


WHAT IS THE MARK OF THE BEAST??

http://www.markbeast.com/mark/what-is-mark-beast.htm

Some other Christians beat around the bush by arguing that the mark of the beast means worshiping the devil.

IS THE BIO CHIP THE MARK OF THE BEAST ???

http://www.av1611.org/666/biochip.html


The Seventh Day Adventists believe that the mark of the beast means abolition of Sabbath(Saturday) in favour of Sunday worship.

http://www.666mark-of-the-beast.org/666markofthebeast.html

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS CULT

http://www.biblebelievers.com/Caldwell1.html

MUST READ FOR ALL ADVENTISITS:ELLEN WHITE EXPOSED

http://www.ellenwhiteexposed.com


Precisely, there are a number of versions about the mark of the beast

http://www.av1611.org/666/opinion.html


TRUTH: MOST CHRSITANS HAVE ALREADY TAKEN THE MARK

Man by nature has the mark in his/her body. The worship of the flesh, the love of the world, the gospel of the flesh(Material prosperity gospel), the love of the world, the lust of the fresh, the glorification of sin, the gospel of greed are all evidence that man has succumbed to his beast nature and therefore has yielded to the mark.

The sodomy and paedophilia in the church, dressing like world are all evidence that man’s inner being has been corrupted and has acquired the mark of the beast.

THE TWO MARKS: MARK OF GOD AND MARK OF THE BEAST

The book of revelation talks about ‘TWO MARKS’ that will be IN THE FOREHEADS of human persons. The first is the mark (seal) of God(9:4)(7:4) and the second is the mark of the beast( (Devil)(Lucifer)(13:16, 15:2, 16:2). The mark of the God represents A GOOD EYE,an EYE THAT is singly focused on Christ, an EYE that does not lust after the things of the world, an EYE that does not enslave man to his/her Beast (animalish) nature. The mark of the beast on the other hand represents an EVIL EYE that is partly in the world and partly in Christ, an EYE that corrupts man’s inner being and enslaves man to the love of the world and his/her beast (animalish) nature.

Many Christians think that they can eat their cake and have it. They think they can love God and the world at the same time. They think they can dress sensually, seductively and obscenely like the world and still go to heaven. They think they can enjoy the movies of the world, the pornography of the world and still go to heaven. Well, nothing can be further from the truth. Whoever, takes the mark of God will enjoy eternal life (Rev.21: 4) and whoever takes the mark of the beast will suffer eternal damnation (Rev.14:9-10).

Dear ‘born again saints’, continue to go to church while at the same time you sell porn videos, watch porn, occult movies, continue to love, wear and sell obscene clothing, continue to live a greedy life style, continue to love and attend rock concerts, continue to smoke and get drunk, continue to romance the lord Lord Jesus Christ, continue to shake you booties for the HOLY SPIRIT, continue to show and advertise world channels, on your so called Christian TV, continue to enjoy channels that glorify your sin, continue to enjoy the prosperity gospel that empowers your fresh and beast nature, continue to hate truth.

Continue to hate and persecute the ministers of righteousness, continue to pretend to love God while you hate reading and studying God’s word(remember Jesus is the word), continue to love and glorify preachers that allure through the lusts of the fresh, continue to keep silent about the oppression of the poor, continue to love political Christianity , continue to love favours and bread from the tables of politicians that compromise you, but remember no heaven for you. Take it or leave it, you have already taken the mark of the beast.

MIKE DESARION GOSPEL TRACTS

http://www.standingthegap.org/tracts.html


READ MIKE’S EXPOSITION OF THE DECEPTION BEHIND THE MARK OF THE BEAST.


By Mike Desario

http://standingthegap.org/The%20Mark%20of%20the%20Beast.htm

"And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads." Rev13:16
What is this Mark spoken of in the Book of Revelation and how will it be implemented upon mankind? Will a charismatic world leader suddenly come to power in the Middle East, solve the geo-political problems between the Western and Arab nations, then proclaim himself the new savior of mankind? Will the World at large then receive his ‘mark’ implanted through some high-tech electronic device under the skin of their forehead or hand? Or perhaps all this is just some movie plot designed to sell you an interesting story line with religious overtones about the end of the world?
This subject however is no joking matter to millions of professing Christians in the US and world who are eagerly awaiting for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to ‘Snatch’ them away from any ‘tribulation’ that may occur in their lifetimes as a result of an anti-Christ figure rising to power over the nations.

They fear anything related to the Number 666 and entertain numerous conspiracy theories concerning the Governments ability to inflict just such a system upon its people to enslave them. But given the present condition of the professing church, somewhere between lukewarm, corrupt and dead spiritually, much of the hype concerning the ‘end times’ is just another means to keep the focus off the Truth.


Ask yourself, if Satan is behind all the evil that exists in the world and the plot to overthrow the Kingdoms of the earth, would anything he put into action be done in an ‘obvious’ manner? Would he not work his schemes on mankind with much stealth, cunning and massive deception? The Bible says that he can actually appear as an angel of light and minister of righteousness when spreading his lies and deceit. (2Cor11:13-14) MOST professing Christians are deeply deceived already by his lies that promise them liberty in Christ while they remain slaves to their own inner corruption. Is it any wonder then that this ‘mark’, that they think will be so obvious as a chip under the skin, is just another in a long list of STONG delusions brought about by professing Christianity’s LACK of Love for the Truth?


The Apostle, who wrote the Book of Revelation, said this, 1John2:15-17,
"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away and the lust of it, but he who does the will of God abides forever."

Jesus said, concerning the lust of the eyes, Matt5:28-29 ,
"But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. And if your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. For it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell."

Jesus also said this concerning the eye, Matt6:22-23,
"The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is single, your whole body is full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!"
Scripture teaches unquestionably that the ‘evil eye’ (Mark7:22) is the single most source of Lust and Corruption of man’s inner being. The remedy is a radical removal of this source and a singleness of devotion to the True Light giver, Jesus Christ. But from WHERE does this ‘evil eye’ ignite these deadly passions within and henceforth cause the whole body to be cast into hell!?

Revelation 13:18, says that 666 is the ‘Number of a man!’ Is this merely the ‘number’ of his name as many have been lead to believe through present day teaching. Howbeit when our decimal numbering system was not invented until around 800AD? Who translated the original notation by John and what ‘system’ did he use to distinguish the weight of these numbers? In ancient Greek the letters of the Greek alphabet contained numerical value, each corresponding with a certain value weighted against Roman numerals. This translates into our 666, the number contained in our English Bibles and feared by millions of professing Christians as some mysterious individual yet to be revealed who will number the people of earth as his servants.

However NOTHING could be further from the truth. Unknown to the Apostle John at the time, the number of man is indeed 666. The Carbon Atom consists of 6 protons, 6 neutrons, and 6 electrons, the Atomic number of Carbon is 6. The human body consists of 18% carbon (a multiple of 3x6) & over 60% oxygen! The Number of man is indeed 666! Our own flesh contains this ‘mark’ by the every fact that we exist as human beings.

But what does it mean to ‘receive’ the mark on the forehead or hand? Will the Beast and False Prophet force you to take this mark as a form of worship or will you escape their clutches in the nick of time because you ‘believe’ in Jesus? The Truth may surprise you!

Strange translations.

The word translated ‘forehead’ in Rev13:16 and elsewhere in Revelation is NOT used anywhere else in the New Testament. The Greek Word is ‘Metopon’, a combination of two Greek expressions, meaning simply, ‘With an eye.’ (Ops….an eye, Meta…with) The ‘hand’ in the ancient world denoted a place of honor where some sort of designation as to your status in life would be displayed. This 666 is NOT the number of an individual man, but as the word in verse 18 translates, ‘anthropos’ or MANKIND.

The MARK then represents the Lustful eye of man, attached to the things of this world, ‘receiving’ from his own ‘animal’ like nature, the pride of life.
The image of the Beast John beheld was the VERY image of unregenerate man, professing to a form of godliness but denying its Power to destroy the sin nature inside! Beast is translated as a ‘savage, ferocious animal’ Is this NOT a perfect description given of man in his godless state of rebellion?

"Lovers of themselves, lovers of money, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanders, without self-control, brutal, despises of good, traitors, headstrong, proud, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness, but denying its power!" 2Tim3:2-5

Jesus said you must CUT off the offending member or risk being throw whole into hell, Matt5:27-30. You are told NOT to present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but to God as being alive from the dead! Rom6:13. Eph5:30 says we are members of His body of His flesh of His bones! Therefore put to death your members which are on earth, lust, uncleanness, passion, evil desires, covetousness and idolatry. Col3:5 James says that its LUST that is at war with our members, James4:1.

Everything goes back to the ‘eye’ and man’s attempt to serve TWO Masters. When only Singleness of eye will put to death (or cut off the offending members, metaphor) the deeds of the body in order that he may live. WHO is it that dispenses this ‘Mark’, look again at Rev13:16, WHO causes man to ‘receive’ this mark….THE FALSE PROPHET! Again, Scripture DOES NOT teach that this is an individual person rising up out of the masses, but a SYSTEM at work from the beginning enslaving men in their own lusts.

"For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work!" 2Thess2:7
"But there were false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you!" 2Pet2:1
"MANY false prophets have gone out into the world." 1John4:1
"Even now MANY anti-Christs have come." 1John2:18
WHO is causing professing Christians to ‘receive’ this mark? THOSE who preach the Grace of God as License for immorality! Such teaching is rampant in the present day church. The False Prophet is proclaiming a FALSE Gospel! That’s the deception, the STRONG DELUSION spoken of in 2Thess2:11. The PERFECT LIE! Everyone is looking for an outward sign of End time Prophecy when it’s in their OWN Flesh they are held captive. "For to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that ones slave whom you Obey!" Rom6:16.


Peter and Jude spoke plainly of these men and how to recognize them. They will teach destructive heresies, exploit you with deceptive words and cause the way of truth to be blasphemed, 2Pet2:1-3. They will walk according to their own ‘lusts, self willed and presumptuous, 2Pet2:10. They have ‘eyes’ full of adultery that cannot cease from sin, beguiling unstable souls and they love the wages of unrighteousness, 2Pet2:14. Like natural brute ‘Beasts’ made to be caught and destroyed, 2Pet2:12.
Jude added, ‘They are spots in your love feasts, clouds without water, trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots!’ Jude12. ‘They are sensual persons who cause divisions, not having the Spirit’ Jude19.

Scripture often refers to corrupted man as a ‘dog’ returning to its own vomit or a ‘sow’ wallowing in the mire, 2Pet2:22. Christ calls false teachers ‘Savage Wolves’ who are known by their fruits, Matt7:15. Outside the Great Kingdom will be the ‘dogs’, immoral, murderers and idolaters who love and practice a lie, Rev22:15. At the end no one is magically transformed into a holy and upright Saint, pure and chaste for the Lord, Rev22:11 States,
"He who is unjust, let him be unjust still, he who is filthy, let him be filthy still, he who is righteous, let him be righteous still, he who is holy, let him be holy still."


If the Nature of the Beast remains in you and your flesh is in control, you have ALREADY received the ‘mark’ spoken of by John. If you are double-minded, impure and friends with the world you need to ‘cut off’ the offending members, humble yourself and draw near to God. (James4:7-10.) The False Prophet is teaching you a gospel of sin! Although it appeals to your flesh now, it will indeed exclude from the Kingdom at the Great Judgment.

Why ‘pluck out’ an eye to enter into life? To what purpose would removing this important member of the body serve, if the remaining eye remains corrupt and full of darkness? The simple answer of course, is NONE whatsoever! ONLY if the remaining eye is fixed in Singleness of purpose and devotion on Christ and the Narrow Way to the Kingdom, would it be sound and FULL of Light. That’s why Jesus said you CANNOT Serve Two Masters, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit, Matt6:24, 7:18. Those who attempt to serve God in this manner are ‘double-minded’ and unstable in every way. Unfit for the Kingdom!

The Beast John saw rising up out of the sea in Revelation 13, with all its horns, crowns and heads represents mankind in all his regalia. He draws his power and authority from the great Dragon (Satan, the Prince and power of the air & god of this age, Eph2:2, 2Cor4:4, 1Jh5:19) Through man, this dragon makes war against everything decent and holy, despises the Saints of God and works his most devious schemes and deceptions against them. Men delight imitating this animal nature, taking on its attributes, mimicking its savage instincts. They fight and war, kill and destroy, dog eating dog in a world perishing in its own corruption.

Those who attempt to ‘buy and sell’ in this world without the ‘mark’, meet with a constant source of frustration. The ‘Sound’ eye is SINGLE, full of honest, sincerity and serves its Master in just such manner with ‘singleness’ or sincerity of heart, Col3:22. Redeemed by a ‘Purchased Price’ (1Cor7:23) the Saints of the Most High God triumph over the ‘mark’! Although they may be severely persecuted, stripped of earthly goods and put to death, they will OVERCOME the Beast by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony! (Rev12:11)

In Mystery Babylon the fallen worship the Beast and his image. They bow at the shine of vain amusement and heap unto themselves teachers to tickle their ears and turn them away from the truth. They walk as enemies of the Cross of Christ, whose god is their belly and whose glory is in their shame, their mind set on earthly things. The Great system of wealth and fortune, adorned in the finery of modern convenience will become their smoldering ruin. And all who have ‘received’ the ‘mark’ will perish in torment, the smoke of which will ascend forever and ever.

While the professing church waits for the ‘rapture’ they serve the Beast and the False Prophet, having received his mark through the corruption of their own eye. Lusting after the things of the world and calling it ‘Christian’ they have tested the depths of Satan and toy with immorality. A bed of affliction awaits them and great tribulation unless they repent and return to their first love. Rather than strengthening the little that remains of godliness in there midst, they rely on dead works to substitute for true holiness. Many have already had their names blotted OUT of the Book of Life and are completely unaware! The remainder sleep the deadly slumber of death, not hot, or cold, but ‘lukewarm’ (wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked!) primed to be spewed out of the Master’s mouth. Rich and increased with goods, the modern church is gathering in the Tares for the final burning and refusing to heed the WORDS of warning contained in Scripture before it’s too late. (Rev2:1-11, 18-27, 3:1-6, 14-22)

There are many mysterious symbols and strange illustrations contained in the Apocalypse that have confused readers for generations. What did John see in this fantastic Cosmic Vision of end time events? Was it the close of an age, the final Judgment of mankind or the ravings of a lunatic? Whatever is your understanding of this Book looking back or forward through time, one thing is certain, it’s the Corruption of the FLESH that Christ came to destroy, so that man would no longer have to serve his own ‘beast’ like nature. The ENTIRE focus of Christ’s message is aimed at saving man from the corruption that is in the world through LUST! (2Pet1:3-11)

All things that pertain to life and godliness, the exceeding great and precious promises, the Divine Nature of Christ, each one is a vital element in man’s eternal redemption. Through these he can add to his faith, make his calling and election sure, never stumble or fall away, and NOT lose sight of the fact that he was Cleansed of his former sins to live a life worthy of the high calling in Christ Jesus. By which he will have an entrance into the everlasting Kingdom supplied to him abundantly IF he endures to end in Christ.

Those who insist on the more theatrical view of prophecy have probably already fallen prey to the false prophet (or risk the danger of strong delusion) and his wiles. FEW today are circumspect concerning their faith, redeeming the time wisely, realizing that the days are evil. FEW Guard their hearts, Test the spirits and know the difference between truth and error. The prevailing winds of false doctrine are at Gail force in our time and NO ONE is sounding the alarm!

So sleep on church, enjoy the party, raise your voices to heaven and shout for Joy! Perhaps you can drown out the cries of the damned and the shrieks of millions of souls falling daily into hell fire while you stuff your face full of food and satisfy your belly with worldly pleasures! You have sown to the wind and will reap the whirlwind.

You have plowed wickedness and reaped iniquity! Sow for yourself righteousness and reap in mercy! Break up your fallow ground and seek the Lord while He may yet be found! The Day of the Lord will be darkness and not light, a Day of vengeance and flaming fire from above, to punish those who will not OBEY the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Those who have received the ‘mark’ …..the evil eye of the flesh they have REFUSED to pluck out and cast from them….will be removed from His presence forever, but His Saints will reign with Him in eternity.

"He who has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches."

Also see

UNVEILING THE LIE

http://www.standingthegap.org/

Mike Desario’s tracts

http://www.matthew548.com/Mikes.html

ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED NOSENSE
http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2007/05/once-saved-always-saved-nosense-exposed.html

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Sserulanda/ Ssessamirembe cult exposed

The strange Baranda of Masaka

http://www.monitor.co.ug/artman/publish/sunday_life/the_strange_baranda_of_masaka_71098.shtml


SERURANDA CULT EXPOSED

http://africacfar.blogspot.com/2008/11/weekly-round-up-sserulanda-special.html

Cult Invasion
http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2007/03/cult-invasion-preacher-calls-himself.html

Religious Sect Stores Dead Bodies
http://www.zibb.com/article/4144940/Religious+Sect+Stores+Dead+Bodies

A RELIGIOUS sect that preserves dead bodies is seeking to build a multi-million dollar autonomous city in Rakai district.

The Sserulanda Spiritual Foundation hopes to turn 200 square miles adjacent to Lake Victoria into a free trade zone, dubbed Ssessamirembe Spiritual City. The area covers the sub-counties of Kabira, Kakuuto and parts of Kooki.

The group, suspected to be a cult, allows its members to choose whether to be buried or have their bodies preserved and kept in a common room, when they die.
On Wednesday, Saturday Vision saw three of the former members' bodies in a secluded permanent house in Kabira village, about 20 minutes' drive off the Masaka-Rakai highway.

While two of the bodies lay in coffins, another - belonging to a woman - was on a cradle neatly covered with white linen. Beside the bodies were lit candles. An elderly woman clad in gloves and a lesu was treating the bodies. The members strictly prohibit visitors from taking pictures inside the room.
"We can even preserve your smile if you asked to have it preserved," a member told this reporter.

Saturday Vision also saw three grave yards, implying that the majority of the group's members are buried. Some graves were bigger than others.
"Each grave is given a different value, depending on whether the person was an initiate (has spiritual power)," explains the group's general administrator, Sseewabwewi Kyalisiima.

Contrary to common practice where graves are dug, here they are built up to waist level so that the body lies at ground level. This is allegedly to imitate the legendary Egyptian Pyramids.

Sserulanda's members include high-profile personalities such as Gertrude Njuba, a presidential advisor on land matters. It is headed by His Imperishable Glory Ssaabayimiransibo Bambi Baaba Baabuwe, a Ugandan who has been living in the US for the last 15 years.

God in human form

Baaba is said to wield immense power over his followers, who consider him as a "god in human form." He is said to have got a vision as early as three years of age to build a city and eradicate poverty. His real name was Jozzewafe Mugonza, and he grew up as a herbalist, diviner and healer, operating in Kyotera and Kalisizo in Rakai district. He reportedly later linked up with some Indian businessmen in Kyotera who sponsored him to travel to India in 1969.

There he went through what his followers call the "12 stages of initiation" and became a "disciple of a divine living Master of Ancient Wisdom". By the late 1970's, he reportedly started buying land from individual households in Rakai, until he was able to secure a vast expanse of land.

When visiting the place, Saturday Vision found a huge plot which has shrubs and scattered shacks. A dusty murram road winds its way through the grass and anthills to a huge shrine, curved out of a rock. The man-made cave has a purple curtain hanging at the entrance. No one enters with shoes. Inside, a fire place is surrounded by dry grass that is carefully spread out for visitors to sit on. The fire burns day and night. In one corner is a portrait of the spiritual leader, Baaba.


Members are strictly forbidden from eating meat or any animal product, and drinking alcohol. This is allegedly in line with the teachings of Baaba, who combines Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and traditional Bachwezi practices in his religion.
Other practices include common ownership of some assets for the "common good" like land, kitchen, cattle kraal, reference library and burial grounds. Though members are allowed to own some personal private property like houses, cars, radios or television sets, they are all required to contribute to the common good.
Anyone who fails to contribute, risks having their membership cancelled or be denied access to communally owned resources.

The group has a charter which specifies how they will govern themselves in the autonomous city, according to information posted on their website www.sseesamirembe.com. They will have powers to enact their own laws, ordinances, by-laws and procedures, as well as provide and maintain a security force for the protection of the inhabitants of the city. Their judicial system will be led by a "High Chancellor" and only permanent residents of the zone will be eligible to hold the office of a "Governing Chancellor". They will provide their own social services and infrastructure, independent of the central Government.

Key projects already planned by the group include an international airport, an airport city, hotels, international schools, shopping malls, business centres and cultural villages. It is planned to accommodate about 500,000 people.

Chinese investor

To build the city, the group plans to strike agreements with investors. Already, they have signed a deal with a Chinese company, Paradise International Investment, to invest $1.5b (sh2.6trillion) in setting up infrastructure. The investment, set to kick off in December 2008, is said to become the single largest Chinese private investment in East Africa.

However, some people regard the proposed project as a dream. "This is a fairly tale," says an LC official of Kabira sub-county, who requested anonymity. "They have been talking about it since the 1980s but we have not seen anything."
Some people also fear that this is likely to be another cult like Joseph Kibwetere's Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments, which forced its members to live in an isolated community in the hills of Kanungu, western Uganda. Thousands of them were burnt to death in the church on March 17, 2000.

But the group's leaders say they are being witch-hunted. "When people like Karim (Hirji) or Sudhir (Ruparelia) are investing, do you first ask whether they are Hindu?" asks Beenunula Eyeenunula, who has been appointed governor of the proposed eco-city.

Eyeenunula also insists that the aim is to attract investments to benefit rural people. "Our spiritual group is a foundation, just like Centenary Bank was founded by the Catholic Church and anybody can access it. Likewise, this city will become a free trade zone, like Dubai."

The trade zone is being aggressively promoted by Kagera Eco-Cities, an organisation owned by Eyeenunula and Njuba.

Commission of inquiry

The group is, however, under fire for its controversial practices. Earlier this year, President Yoweri Museveni set up a commission of inquiry into the activities of the Sserulanda group. There had been reports that the group was making ARVs. The commission was therefore asked to investigate "allegations of divine healing energy and capacity to cure incurable diseases".

The investigations are still going on, chaired by the dean of Makerere University Medical School, Prof. Nelson Ssewankambo.
"There have been a lot of stories and rumours about the foundation in terms of spiritual healing, and how they handle the dead people. We need to understand the organisation's activities, leadership and membership. This is crucial before the Government gives the go-ahead for a free trade zone," says Ssewankambo.
The commission also comprises the director of the Joint Clinical Research Centre, Dr. Peter Mugyenyi, and Dr. Grace Nambatya, head of research at the Natural Chemotherapeutics Research Laboratories. Other members are Richard Tushemereirwe, a state house official, and Harriet Tukamushaba, a state attorney.

Meeting the probe team on Wednesday, Presidential adviser Njuba wondered how the spiritual matters would be established.
"How will you ascertain the spiritual healing? How will you know each individual's reason for joining the project?"
Reacting to the concerns, the probe chairman Ssewankambo said they would conduct public hearings.

"We will advertise so that people come and tell us what they know about the spiritual foundation. When we reach a point where we don't understand the issues of spiritualism, we will notify the President that we are not able to proceed."
Saturday Vision has learnt that the proposal for an eco-city had already been endorsed by the Government in a memorandum of understanding that was signed by state minister for investments Ssemakula Kiwanuka on January 18, 2006. Kiwanuka was not available for comment by press time yesterday.

The strange Baranda of Masaka

By Nansamba Odiirah
Sunday Life , September 7, 2008

http://www.monitor.co.ug/artman/publish/sunday_life/the_strange_baranda_of_masaka_71098.shtml

I first heard of Baranda group of people when I was in my first year at university. My roommate had relatives who were part of the group. Her cousin, a member of the Baranda group, used to visit her and they would argue for hours about their Baranda way of life.

I could hardly believe what I used to hear them argue about. I could not believe that after all the years Christianity has been in Uganda, there were still some people who didn’t believe in God but in a human being. Three years down the road, I decided to investigate their lifestyle.

On Friday August 26th I went to Kyotera in Rakai district. My former roommate had given me directions to her uncle, Mr. John Baguma, who is a well-known teacher in the village and one of the elders of the Baranda. He is also a father-in-law to Mugonza Bambi Baaba, the founder of the Sseruranda group.

From Kyotera town centre, I took a boda boda to Kakyanga, Bukala Village, where these people live. We rode through small footpaths in between bushes for over nine kilometres, till we reached Mr Baguma’s home. He welcomed us warmly, and treated me like a visitor other than a journalist, especially because I was friends with his niece.

After lunch at 3p.m, he settled in his chair to answer all my questions concerning his “religion”. Baguma became a Muranda in 1982, and his whole family had been part of it until 2003 when he learnt that his first-born had joined the born again Christians. The other children also followed her and quit the Baranda way of life.

According to Baguma, the Baranda used to be a very big group of people, most of whom were refugees from Bulemeezi in Luweero District during the 1979 guerilla war. Mugonza, whose title is Bambi Baaba, had built his empire by then. According to the story that run in The New Vision on January 22 2006, Mugonza was a celebrated herbalist who had worked in Kyotera and Kalisizo in Rakai Districts and Nateete, a Kampala Surburb in the 1960’s.

In 1980, he was helped by Ambrosio Mazinga, a shrewd businessman, and Bjorn Simensen, a skilled steel-processing manager, to form Astral Alanda Steel Products, which took over Camapaignia, an Italian construction company that was closing operations in Kampala. Mugonza persuaded the other directors to move the steel works industry to Sseesamirembe, where his cave was located.

The industry attracted many workers, most of whom ended up as disciples of Bambi Baaba, god to all members of the Seruranda Nsulo YĆ³bulamu Spiritual Foundation.
According to Mr Richard Muhumuza, who was once a Muranda, the life of these people is solely in Mugonza’s hands. They do not decide on anything by themselves.

When a woman gives birth, they ring the bell to let all members know about the good news. They then call their god, Bambi Baaba, to name the child. The kind of names he gives are unique; like Bufinini, Olulimi, Omumilo, Buka, and Sewabwewi. When a young man wants to marry, Mugonza has to approve or else it’s deemed illegal.

After approval, they wait for the number of couples to get to at least six. The brides are then kept in a special room for six months without moving out. On the final day, a grand party is held and the grooms can freely take their respective brides. When a Muranda dies, the relatives have no right to bury the body.

A bell is rung and the body immediately carried to a special house called Baloola. All the members gather outside and wait for Mugonza to decide whether the body should be buried or treated and kept in the Baloola.

Once the body is in the Baloola, none is allowed to see it except the leaders who take care of bodies. I was told that most of the graves contain three to six bodies, buried at once. The names of the people in a single grave are written on top of it.

According to Baguma, the Baranda are very good and fiercely united people, as I proved when I went to meet with the leaders of this spiritual foundation. Baguma asked his son, Mugisha, to take me to the leaders, who would give me more information and confirm what I had gathered from the neighbours and other members of the foundation, on condition that I would give him transport back since the distance was long.

Mugisha, 19 and an S.5 student, was born a Muranda, but broke away while in S.2 when his elder sister preached to him. “I know all their practices, but I’m no longer part of them. Only my parents are still members,” he said.

We sat on a boda boda and headed to the leaders’ office at around 3:30 pm. On our way, we bypassed one of the prayer alters in the middle of the bush. According to Mugisha, they do not sing like other religions and cults do. Their prayer days are Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7p.m to 9p.m.

We then got to the place where I felt like I had almost breathed my last. It was the Baloola, where the unburied bodies are kept, and where the route to the main office is. We parked the motorcycle and walked passed the Baloola to greet an old woman whom I was told looked after Mugonza before he left for USA in 1993.

I heard a bell ring, and Mugisha told me it was an alert to members to draw closer for prayers. However, the young man had misinterpreted the reason for the bell. It was an alert that there was an intruder on the “holy ground”. The next thing, I saw was people surrounding me, each one with a stick and they were panting, meaning they had run really hard!

Before I explained to them what my mission was, a phone, held by one of the leaders identified as Kasiimu, rang. The call was from one of their leaders, a top government politician’s wife. They explained to the caller what was written on my identity card and the caller demanded to talk to me. I was handed the phone, which was on hands-free because they all wanted to hear what I was going to be told.

I was not given a chance to explain anything! I was asked to leave immediately before I was beaten to death. I was given conditions if I was to come back. I was to bring letters from the ministry of information, Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Rakai District, police, and the chairman of the area. As we waited for the motorcycle, which they had hidden already, Mugonza called from USA and was told that a reporter was trying to disturb their peace. Still on hands-free, I was handed the phone and made to stand on some raised ground in “honour” of Bambi Baaba.

This time, I was not only abused, he threatened that I would die if I dared to write any story about them and publish any picture of the house with dead bodies.
“You will be bitten by snakes, run mad, be hit by a car, develop a bad odour, and suffer until you die! I’m a very bad man whom you should never joke with,” he threatened. “I’m a holy man who has never died and I will never die like your so-called Jesus! Where were you when they were crucifying him?” he continued, threatening me in Luganda with mixed Runyankole.

After long hours of abuse and threats, I was saved by a plainclothes policeman from Kabira Police Station, who had come to visit one of the leaders, and was told about the intruder in the land. He demanded to take me to the police station to make a statement after about an hour of talking to the god.

At the police station, I was released. “These people do let anyone know about their private life. If you need information, you need enough time to befriend them and then get it slowly by slowly. You were lucky they did not harm you,” the policeman, whose name I did not even have the strength to get, told me.

By the time we went back to Kyotera, it was 8p.m and I boarded the bus to Kampala, fully terrorised.



Cult being investigated

Being headed by spiritual leader Bambi Baaba who lives in the US, in this belief, followers remove shoes before they enter an all-time fire lit cave from where they worship the picture of their believed to be god, known to them as Serulanda.

It is alleged that when a follower of the sect dies, his or her body is either reserved in special room in the shrine cave, or buried in a high built grave believed to be above the earth. However this spiritual group for the last years of has not yet received direct attack from either the Anglican, catholic or muslim community

Last month, administrators of Rakai headed by district chairperson Herman Sentongo expressed their support for the sect when he presented the group as an economically productive community to the district.

The group intends to set up a free trade zone, an airport among other developments in a bid to promote trade in Rakai however, these proposals have not officially reached the Uganda investment authoriy.

Being chaired by Professor Sewankambo, this commission was appointed by president Yoweri Museveni to preside over the Serulanda matters. (http://www.ntvuganda.co.ug/news.php?task=news&§ionid=15&&id=1492&&opt=bo)

SERURANDA GROUP IS A DANGEROUS CULT

http://www.monitor.co.ug/artman/publish/news/Seruranda_group_is_a_dangerous_cult_says_pastor_74610.shtml


Serulanda went against original

http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/13/659209

Wednesday, 12th November, 2008


By Raymond Baguma and Darious Magara

THE Serulanda Spiritual Foundation in Rakai should be deregistered because it has contravened the objective for which it was registered and become a profit-making enterprise, a senior official from the lands ministry has said.

The sect was registered under the Trustees Incorporation Act, which specifies that bodies registered under this law should not engage in commercial activities.

The principal registrar of titles, Edward Karibwende, said the Serulanda Nsulo Y’Obulamu (Spring of Life) Spiritual Foundation was on May 26, 1987 registered with the lands ministry under this law, as a voluntary, charitable, spiritual organisation.

Other bodies that have been registered under this law include the Ramgharia Sikh Society and the Church of Uganda, which are registered as trusts.

Prof. Nelson Sewankambo, the chairperson of the commission probing the Serulanda activities, yesterday questioned the legal status of the organisation. He wondered whether the organisation’s intent to establish a Free Trade Zone in Rakai as a commercial undertaking, would not be a breach of the law under which the organisation was registered.

Karibwende said: “As a trust, the source of funding must not be from income-generating activities. If you are making profits, you cease to be a trust. It should be registered under the Companies Act.”

Karibwende said the sect should register under another law which allows them to carry out business.

“They should stop being a trust and cease to be candidates of this law. The minister can recall the registration and in my view, the registration (of Serulanda) qualifies to be recalled,” he said.

Pius Lubega, a former staff of the sect, said its leader, Bambibaaba, was obsessed with money.

Rakai leaders back Serulanda sect

http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/13/656120


Born again churches denounce pastor Muwanguzi

http://www.ugpulse.com/articles/daily/news.asp?ID=5654


BE WARE OF THESE CULTS

CULT DATA BASE

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

YES: THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IS A CULT

http://www.wayoflife.org/fbns/fbns/fbns46.html

http://www.rapidnet.com/%7Ejbeard/bdm/Cults/Catholicism/isitcult.htm

Catholicism... Christian or Cult?

http://www.inplainsite.org/html/catholicism.html


Legio Maria

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legio_Maria

Movement for the restoration of the Ten Commandments

http://www.yesumulungi.com/Commentary/Comment65.htm

Jehovah's Witnesses

http://www.carm.org/witnesses.htm

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6861723185926041712&q=Jehovah%27s+Witnesses&hl=en -video

http://www.johnankerberg.com/TV/ankjasrm-jehovahs-witnesses-wmv.html -video

Heresies of the witnesses

http://www.towertotruth.net/JW/jw_main.htm

Mac gregor Ministires, a ministrty for those involved in cult

http://www.macgregorministries.org/jehovahs_witnesses/jehovah_witness_index.html

Former witnesses

http://www.towertotruth.net

http://www.kevinquick.com/kkministries/books/reasoning/earth.html

FALSE DOCTRINES OF JEHOVAH WITNESSES

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

MORMONISM

http://www.carm.org/mormon.htm

http://www.whatismormonism.com

http://www.carm.org/search/search.pl?Terms=MORMONS

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2788963316682201540&q=MORMONs&hl=en -video

Mormons have a diffrent Jusus
http://www.towertotruth.net/Mormon/mormon_main.htm


Witnessing to Mormons

http://www.whatismormonism.com/WitnessingToMormonsWithLove.pdf


SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS EXPOSED

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


MUST READ FOR ALL ADVENTISITS:ELLEN WHITE EXPOSED

http://www.ellenwhiteexposed.com

NEW AGE MOVEMENT
http://www.carm.org/newage.htm

GOD'S WHORES CULT
http://www.thefamily.org/ourfounder/tribute/trib_21.htm

http://www.xfamily.org/index.php/David_Berg

http://www.rickross.com/groups/family.html

http://www.rickross.com/reference/family/family45.html

http://www.thefamily.org/ourfounder/tribute/tribute.htm

Flirty Fishing

http://www.xfamily.org/index.php/Flirty_Fishing

Cult Information centre

http://www.cultinformation.org.uk/links.html


Religious sect stores dead bodies

http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/12/653999

Friday, 10th October, 2008

By Carol Natukunda

A RELIGIOUS sect that preserves dead bodies is seeking to build a multi-million dollar autonomous city in Rakai district.

The Sserulanda Spiritual Foundation hopes to turn 200 square miles adjacent to Lake Victoria into a free trade zone, dubbed Ssessamirembe Spiritual City.

The area covers the sub-counties of Kabira, Kakuuto and parts of Kooki.
The group, suspected to be a cult, allows its members to choose whether to be buried or have their bodies preserved and kept in a common room, when they die.

On Wednesday, Saturday Vision saw three of the former members’ bodies in a secluded permanent house in Kabira village, about 20 minutes’ drive off the Masaka-Rakai highway.

While two of the bodies lay in coffins, another – belonging to a woman - was on a cradle neatly covered with white linen. Beside the bodies were lit candles. An elderly woman clad in gloves and a lesu was treating the bodies. The members strictly prohibit visitors from taking pictures inside the room.
“We can even preserve your smile if you asked to have it preserved,” a member told this reporter.

Saturday Vision also saw three grave yards, implying that the majority of the group’s members are buried. Some graves were bigger than others.
“Each grave is given a different value, depending on whether the person was an initiate (has spiritual power),” explains the group’s general administrator, Sseewabwewi Kyalisiima.
Contrary to common practice where graves are dug, here they are built up to waist level so that the body lies at ground level. This is allegedly to imitate the legendary Egyptian Pyramids.

Sserulanda’s members include high-profile personalities such as Gertrude Njuba, a presidential advisor on land matters. It is headed by His Imperishable Glory Ssaabayimiransibo Bambi Baaba Baabuwe, a Ugandan who has been living in the US for the last 15 years.

God in human form
Baaba is said to wield immense power over his followers, who consider him as a “god in human form.” He is said to have got a vision as early as three years of age to build a city and eradicate poverty. His real name was Jozzewafe Mugonza, and he grew up as a herbalist, diviner and healer, operating in Kyotera and Kalisizo in Rakai district. He reportedly later linked up with some Indian businessmen in Kyotera who sponsored him to travel to India in 1969. There he went through what his followers call the “12 stages of initiation” and became a “disciple of a divine living Master of Ancient Wisdom”. By the late 1970’s, he reportedly started buying land from individual households in Rakai, until he was able to secure a vast expanse of land.
When visiting the place, Saturday Vision found a huge plot which has shrubs and scattered shacks. A dusty murram road winds its way through the grass and anthills to a huge shrine, curved out of a rock. The man-made cave has a purple curtain hanging at the entrance. No one enters with shoes. Inside, a fire place is surrounded by dry grass that is carefully spread out for visitors to sit on. The fire burns day and night. In one corner is a portrait of the spiritual leader, Baaba.

Members are strictly forbidden from eating meat or any animal product, and drinking alcohol. This is allegedly in line with the teachings of Baaba, who combines Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and traditional Bachwezi practices in his religion.
Other practices include common ownership of some assets for the “common good” like land, kitchen, cattle kraal, reference library and burial grounds. Though members are allowed to own some personal private property like houses, cars, radios or television sets, they are all required to contribute to the common good.
Anyone who fails to contribute, risks having their membership cancelled or be denied access to communally owned resources.

The group has a charter which specifies how they will govern themselves in the autonomous city, according to information posted on their website www.sseesamirembe.com. They will have powers to enact their own laws, ordinances, by-laws and procedures, as well as provide and maintain a security force for the protection of the inhabitants of the city. Their judicial system will be led by a “High Chancellor” and only permanent residents of the zone will be eligible to hold the office of a “Governing Chancellor”. They will provide their own social services and infrastructure, independent of the central Government.
Key projects already planned by the group include an international airport, an airport city, hotels, international schools, shopping malls, business centres and cultural villages. It is planned to accommodate about 500,000 people.

Chinese investor
To build the city, the group plans to strike agreements with investors. Already, they have signed a deal with a Chinese company, Paradise International Investment, to invest $1.5b (sh2.6trillion) in setting up infrastructure. The investment, set to kick off in December 2008, is said to become the single largest Chinese private investment in East Africa.

However, some people regard the proposed project as a dream. “This is a fairly tale,” says an LC official of Kabira sub-county, who requested anonymity. “They have been talking about it since the 1980s but we have not seen anything.”

Some people also fear that this is likely to be another cult like Joseph Kibwetere’s Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments, which forced its members to live in an isolated community in the hills of Kanungu, western Uganda. Thousands of them were burnt to death in the church on March 17, 2000.

But the group’s leaders say they are being witch-hunted. “When people like Karim (Hirji) or Sudhir (Ruparelia) are investing, do you first ask whether they are Hindu?” asks Beenunula Eyeenunula, who has been appointed governor of the proposed eco-city.

Eyeenunula also insists that the aim is to attract investments to benefit rural people. “Our spiritual group is a foundation, just like Centenary Bank was founded by the Catholic Church and anybody can access it. Likewise, this city will become a free trade zone, like Dubai.”

The trade zone is being aggressively promoted by Kagera Eco-Cities, an organisation owned by Eyeenunula and Njuba.

Commission of inquiry
The group is, however, under fire for its controversial practices. Earlier this year, President Yoweri Museveni set up a commission of inquiry into the activities of the Sserulanda group. There had been reports that the group was making ARVs. The commission was therefore asked to investigate “allegations of divine healing energy and capacity to cure incurable diseases”.

The investigations are still going on, chaired by the dean of Makerere University Medical School, Prof. Nelson Ssewankambo.

“There have been a lot of stories and rumours about the foundation in terms of spiritual healing, and how they handle the dead people. We need to understand the organisation’s activities, leadership and membership. This is crucial before the Government gives the go-ahead for a free trade zone,” says Ssewankambo.

The commission also comprises the director of the Joint Clinical Research Centre, Dr. Peter Mugyenyi, and Dr. Grace Nambatya, head of research at the Natural Chemotherapeutics Research Laboratories. Other members are Richard Tushemereirwe, a state house official, and Harriet Tukamushaba, a state attorney.
Meeting the probe team on Wednesday, Presidential adviser Njuba wondered how the spiritual matters would be established.

“How will you ascertain the spiritual healing? How will you know each individual’s reason for joining the project?”
Reacting to the concerns, the probe chairman Ssewankambo said they would conduct public hearings.

“We will advertise so that people come and tell us what they know about the spiritual foundation. When we reach a point where we don’t understand the issues of spiritualism, we will notify the President that we are not able to proceed.”
Saturday Vision has learnt that the proposal for an eco-city had already been endorsed by the Government in a memorandum of understanding that was signed by state minister for investments Ssemakula Kiwanuka on January 18, 2006. Kiwanuka was not available for comment by press time yesterday.