The retired bishop of Cyangugu Diocese in Rwanda, Geoffrey Rwubusisi, blamed the increasing cases of violence in society to the selfishness of some individuals
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KABALE - The 2018 Brethren Conference of the Diocese of Kigezi on Sunday came to an end with a call on Christians to desist from worldly temptations.
The conference which started on Friday at the Rugarama Convention grounds was organised under the theme, "Do not conform to the standards of this world," derived from Romans 12:2.
While preaching to the masses, the retired bishop of Cyangugu Diocese in Rwanda, Geoffrey Rwubusisi, blamed the increasing cases of violence in society to the selfishness of some individuals.
"When you access the media today, you are shocked to find that it is awash with stories that indicate a violent country. All this is as a result of the selfishness of some people in our communities," said Rwubusisi.
Rwubusisi condemned the last year fights that rocked Parliament during the tabling of the age limit Bill, saying they were a depiction of a barbaric society.
Bishop Rwubusisi addressing Christians
"We could not imagine seeing educated legislators fighting like villagers in Parliament. This shows how the devil has taken control of our families," added Rwubusisi.
The Rev. Joshua Murindabigwe from All Saints Church, Mbarara, urged believers to use peaceful means in resolving domestic problems.
"It is unfortunate to hear that Christians are engaging in domestic fights. We have the Bible as our guide on how to handle some of our challenges," said Murindabigwe.
The Kigezi Diocesan bishop, George Bagamuhunda, said that the conference was organised to prepare Christians and to guide them towards the rightful path in the New Year.
"We usually wish to have our Christians directed by divine power every year. We, therefore, hope that those who took part in this conference will live according to the expectations of this year's theme that discourages them from conforming to earthly standards," said Bagamuhunda.
Ronald Bainomugisha, one of the participants commended the move, saying he was spiritually edified by the messages he received in the conference.
"I feel energised. I am going back home with a heart full of praise and I am ready to fight at all cost," said Bainomugisha.