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Christians told to stop shelving their bibles

By Betty Amamukirori

Added 2nd June 2017 04:04 PM

He stated that people need to change and start reading their bibles, doing daily devotions and make use of resources put under their stewardship by God for the betterment of society.

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General Secretary of Bible Society of Uganda Simon Peter Mukhama and Programme Coordinator at Summer Institute of Linguistics Uganda Gift Asiku hand over Luganda version Bible to Can. Lt. Col Ssekidde Robert during corporate prayer breakfast at Hotel Africa on June 1, 2017. Photo by Mary Kansiime

He stated that people need to change and start reading their bibles, doing daily devotions and make use of resources put under their stewardship by God for the betterment of society.

 

The proprietor of Seroma Christian Schools, Can. Robert Ssekidde has decried the rate at which many Christians are becoming detached from their bibles and can hardly memorise a scripture from the holy book.

“We have are not doing our work as Christians. We have bibles kept in our shelves but very few of us have a scripture that they use to meditate during the day. We need to change because there is accountability which God will ask us one day,” he said.

He warned them against shelving the holy book and start reading them because time is coming when they will be asked to account for what they did with the book and the words therein.

eneral ecretary of ible ociety of ganda imon eter ukhama and rogramme oordinator at ummer nstitute of inguistics ganda ift siku during corporate prayer breakfast at otel frica on une 1 2017General Secretary of Bible Society of Uganda Simon Peter Mukhama and Programme Coordinator at Summer Institute of Linguistics Uganda Gift Asiku during corporate prayer breakfast at Hotel Africa on June 1, 2017.

 
Speaking at the corporate prayer breakfast organized by the Bible Society of Uganda, the proprietor of Seroma Christian Schools, Robert Ssekidde said that though 80% of Ugandans are Christians, very few read their bibles and of the few a handful can memorise a verse in the holy book.

Ssekidde who is also a retired army officer was preaching under the theme ‘accountability for God’s word in our time’. He said that the laxity to read the bible has led to parents raising a morally degenerated generation of children.

“It makes no sense when we have bibles in all local languages and people continue with business as usual. It has even become worse that these days instead of people accounting for their actions, they push the blame to another,” he said.

He stated that people need to change and start reading their bibles, doing daily devotions and make use of resources put under their stewardship by God for the betterment of society.

Ssekidde urged Christians to stop running away from being accountable for their actions, stating that accountability helps one maintain a good relationship with others.

 eneral ecretary of ible ociety of ganda imon eter ukhama discussing about the uganda version ible  General Secretary of Bible Society of Uganda Simon Peter Mukhama discussing about the Luganda version Bible

 
He also asked them to be good to fellow people and do well through supporting one another in a way that answers to God’s call.

Corporate prayer breakfast is an annual event that was designed to provide Christians believers from different denominations opportunity for fellowship, praise, worship and prayer. It is a model for creative partnerships, with individuals, groups, government, business organisations, foundations and the church.

According to Simon Peter Mukhama, the Chief executive Officer BSU, to be a corporate member, one needs to pay sh500, 000 as membership fee and its paid annually, so far they have 21 corporate members.

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