Pastor Bugingo has made a declaration that the phrase ’till death do us part’ is not biblical, and that it is from Satan! In so doing, the pastor attacks the Roman Catholic, Anglican and Pentecostal Churches, associating them with what he calls a practice from Satan Rt. Rev. Johnson Twinomujuni is quoted in a statement.
He goes forth throwing light on the theology analysis of Pastor Bujingo’s marriage statements quoting verses
Rom. 7:2-3; Mal. 2:13-16; Heb. 13:4; Mat. 5:32; 19:4-9; plus 1 Cor. 7:2-40, and especially verse 10 which says, “To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord), the wife should not separate from her husband.” Verse 11b also states clearly, “and let not the husband put away his wife.”
Again does the Bible Bugingo has read contain Gen. 2:18; Eph. 5:33; Luke 16:18, and 1 Cor. 7:39 which says, “A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives.
According to another statement released on the Church of Uganda website Chaplain of St. Francis Chapel, Makerere University shows his sincere uncomfort in the theological teachings of the senior pastor of House of Prayer ministries stating that he has on several occassion attempted to rewrite the plain teaching of Scripture about marriage.
The Bible’s understanding of marriage is a core teaching of Scripture. It is grounded in creation (Gen 2.24; Mt 19.6; Eph 5.31); renewed after the fall (Mt 19.1-9; 1 Cor 7); and proclaimed through the rich Biblical teaching that marriage points to the mystery of the union between Christ and the Church (Rev 19.6-10; Rev 21.1-4; Eph 5.21-33).
Reverand Onesimus adds on that God’s covenants include promises or vows. Since marriage is also a covenant, it includes vows – solemn vows to be faithful to one another in hard times as well as good times “until death do us part.” The vows are taken in the presence of witnesses, including a pastor or priest, and most importantly, in the presence of God. That’s why in our marriage service we say, “The vows you are about to make are to be made in the name of God, who is judge of all and who knows all the secrets of our hearts.”
The statements released by Pastor Bugingo about the marriage institution have seen quite a number of prominent and informed religouse leaders coming forth to advise the entire public and church goers on this kind of theology among these have been Pastor Robert Kayanja of Rubaga Miracle Cathedrow who advised to avoid blaspheming the Holy Spirit , Bishop Isiaih Mbuga of Christ Heart’s Ministry who as well precautioned the church about weakening the church institution due to too much compromise
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