Ugandan president repents of personal, national sins
Don’t worry atheists, liberals or others, this will not become a global trend and Obama or no U.S. President will every genuinely lead America in a prayer of repentance and seek to turn the nation back to honoring Nature’s God. Oh yes, Obama and other liberals will repent in our name to the world of America’s sins against liberalism, Marxism and Communism, you know an apology tour. Also, I will not minimize the facts the Uganda will make many mistakes trying the road of repentance and spiritual restoration.
However, the Bible and history tell us that those nations that honor God will be blessed and made strong. When both Britain and America were in turn the wealthiest and strongest nations on earth, is when they honored God, when they were a Christian people. So, I would expect Uganda, if the people there follow Museveni’s humility before God, could be a shining beacon among nations.
While the rest of the world, including America revels in its godless socialism and pursues every sin known to man, making sexual deviancy a right; one man, it seems, assuming the genuineness of his prayer, stands out as a testimony against the world. I hope he was sincere, I hope the country embraces his message and that God blesses them mightily and that other world leaders will see their folly before it is too late.
Note: in standing with God against homosexuality Uganda has approved the death penalty for multiple acts of homosexuality, which is not in keeping with the love of Christ; but, as I said they will make mistakes in their zeal t serve God and hopefully correct them.
The Ugandan newssite New Vision reports President Yoweri Museveni celebrated Uganda’s 50th anniversary of independence from Britain at the National Jubilee Prayers event by publicly repenting of his personal sin and the sins of the nation.
“I stand here today to close the evil past, and especially in the last 50 years of our national leadership history and at the threshold of a new dispensation in the life of this nation. I stand here on my own behalf and on behalf of my predecessors to repent. We ask for your forgiveness,” Museveni prayed.
“We confess these sins, which have greatly hampered our national cohesion and delayed our political, social and economic transformation. We confess sins of idolatry and witchcraft which are rampant in our land. We confess sins of shedding innocent blood, sins of political hypocrisy, dishonesty, intrigue and betrayal,” Museveni said.
“Forgive us of sins of pride, tribalism and sectarianism; sins of laziness, indifference and irresponsibility; sins of corruption and bribery that have eroded our national resources; sins of sexual immorality, drunkenness and debauchery; sins of unforgiveness, bitterness, hatred and revenge; sins of injustice, oppression and exploitation; sins of rebellion, insubordination, strife and conflict,” Museveni prayed.
Next, the president dedicated Uganda to God.
“We want to dedicate this nation to you so that you will be our God and guide. We want Uganda to be known as a nation that fears God and as a nation whose foundations are firmly rooted in righteousness and justice to fulfill what the Bible says in Psalm 33:12: Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. A people you have chosen as your own,” Museveni prayed.
“Britain was at its height as a world power when it honored God as the Ugandan president has just done. America’s greatness has similarly diminished as we have shifted from a Christian to a secular-humanist country. But watch now for Uganda to be blessed by God for their desire to be His,” Lively said.
“This incident is also important as a contrast to the picture being painted of Uganda by the godless left of a backwards, violent and savage culture intent on murdering homosexuals,” Lively said.
“On the contrary, Museveni is calmly and confidently setting the course of his nation by the guidance of the Bible, in a way that also shows great courage and resolve,” Lively said.
Homosexual activist groups have criticized the government of Uganda and Museveni for passing laws criminalizing homosexual behavior. A current bill before the Ugandan Parliament increases the jail sentences for homosexual acts and includes criminal penalties for those who encourage or promote homosexuality.