Christians have been advised to seek knowledge and understanding on life saving principals and stop attributing every death and misfortune to God.
Dr. Steven Watiti a member of the Deliverance Church Uganda was addressing a congregation in Kampala during a fundraising dinner to mark 50 years of the Ministry’s existence in Uganda.
Watiti revealed that he has been able to live with the HIV virus for more than 20 years without being infected with AIDs due to the knowledge that he chose to embrace.
“Why would women still die while giving birth? People should not be dying of AIDs, it is because of knowledge that I am still alive,” Watiti said.
Watiti noted, “In America and Europe, people no longer die of AIDs yet in Africa 1000 die each day; in Sweden women rarely die of child births but in Uganda, 16 women die every day.”
He said that when these deaths occur, people simply attribute the death to God by saying that God has called them.
“Why does God like calling Africans than the whites?”
The Doctor observed that sometime people die due to ignorance; “For the bible says, ‘My people perish due to lack of knowledge. The bible also says that there are secrets that belong to the Lord, but these God has revealed unto us and our children.”
At the function, Deliverance Church Uganda Overseer, Pastor Edward Kiwanuka noted that for the last 50 years, the church has helped to better the lives of many Ugandans through extending both spiritual and physical knowledge.
“We are now 50 years and in these years, we have planted 467 churches in the different parts of this country, started 17 schools and 4 health centers in Ndeeba-Kampala, Mbale, Manafwa and in Buvuma Islands as well as running over 20 children projects across the country,” Kiwanuka said.
Kiwanuka said the fundraising drive was aimed at soliciting for money to complete a multipurpose center in Nsambya.
“The Centre will have a hall and a training wing for all our leaders so that they can serve this country effectively so as to continue impacting various communities.”