President Museveni has commended Robert Kayanja, the founder and Senior Pastor of the Rubaga-based Miracle Cathedral Centre, for not only teaching the gospel but also for teaching the people on how to get out of household poverty and for his urging Christians to always get involved in the uplifting of the welfare of people.
The President was on Saturday evening congratulating Pastor Kayanja and his wife Jessica Kayanja as the couple celebrated their 25th marriage anniversary at their home in Ggaba in Makindye Division.
“You should not only fill the earth but establish dominion over nature because you have been put in charge of these things,” said Museveni.
“If there is drought and you get water from the well to the gardens, that is having dominion over nature but If you Christians are poor in your village, then you are all democratically poor. How are you going to be a good example to other people?” he observed.
The President reminded the youth to endeavor to study and get professions before they start families; adding that producing children in a family is part of the wealth of the family.
“A family here means a man and woman. In other parts of the world, they are trying to say that it is okay to start a family with a man and a man or woman and a woman but that is too advanced. As far as we are concerned, we are stuck in our old traditional ways,” he explained.
Mr Museveni expressed happiness to note that the number of Born Again Christians has gone up to 14 percent of the total population of Uganda.
“When these people were starting their churches, some Pastors of big churches came to me and told me to stop the ‘Balokole’ from deceiving people about performing miracles. They wanted me to use government power but I told them if they were pretending to perform miracles, God was watching and would deal with them. I am very happy that churches have grown which means we made a right decision not to interfere and involve ourselves in the rivalries of faith,” he said.
The President encouraged Christians to always fear God and be hardworking, as opposed to praying hard and working less.
Pastor Robert Kayanja thanked the President for honoring the institution of marriage by being present at their function.
“We have done over 3,000 weddings to help couples get holy matrimony. Once righteousness comes first, the country is blessed,” he said.