Apostle Sserwadda: Pastor Bugingo is either mad or his academic training is very low

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Senior pastors in Uganda have come out to condemn Pastor Aloysius Bugingo, of House of Prayer Ministries International action to burn all Bibles with a text ‘‘HOLY GHOST’’
According to Pastor Michael David Kyazze of Omega Healing Centre, the controversial pastor recently launched a campaign to burn all Bible’s with text Holy Ghost preferring to call them as witchcraft.



When this information landed on Apostle Dr. Joseph Sserwada, the Spiritual father to Pastor Bugingo, he wrote a worded letter to Bugingo.
In the letter, Apostle Sserwadda notes: ….. What is left is to ask whoever has a differing opinion to put their academic and Bible Training credentials on the table. Short of this, you are dealing with and taking orders from a mad man. Read full statement below.
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Dear friends,
I hear someone among Uganda’s unread pastors has ordered the burning of Bibles which have HOLY GHOST IN THEIR TEXT. The big irony is that he uses a tribal dialect Bible to minister. However, the Big question: “Is there difference between the Holy Spirit and Holy Ghost?”



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Of the modern English translations of the Bible, it is only the King James Version( KJV) of the Bible which uses the term “Holy Ghost.” It occurs 90 times in the KJV. The term “Holy Spirit” occurs 7 times in the KJV.

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The exact same Greek and Hebrew words are translated “ghost” and “spirit” in the KJV in different occurrences of the words. By “ghost,” the KJV translators did not intend to communicate the idea of “the spirit of a deceased person.” In 1611, when the KJV was originally translated, the word “ghost” primarily referred to “an immaterial being.”
With recent Scripture translations, “Spirit” has replaced “Ghost” in most instances. Some of this came about because words don’t always hold their meanings.

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In the days of Shakespeare or King James, ghost meant the living essence of a person. Looking back, we see that “breath” or “soul” were often used as synonyms of “ghost.”


During these times, spirit normally meant the essence of a departed person or a demonic or paranormal apparition. As language evolved, people started saying “ghost” when speaking of the vision of a dead person while “spirit” became the standard term for life or living essence, often also for “soul.” With slight exceptions, “ghost” and “spirit” changed places over some 300 years.

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The real issue is that both “Holy Ghost” and “Holy Spirit” refer to the Third Person of the Trinity, coequal and consubstantial with the Father and the Son (Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3,4; 28:25,26; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6). He is the gift of the Father to His people on earth to initiate and complete the building of the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13).



He is also the agency by which the world is convicted of sin, the Lord Jesus is glorified, and believers are transformed into His image (John 16:7-9; Acts 1:5, 2:4; Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 2:22). Whichever term we use, we remember that this Holy Ghost is God’s active breath, blowing where He wishes, creating faith through water and Word.

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What seems to be the reason is the many changes that have occurred in the English language. These changes come about in reference, meaning, inference or even intent. For one to drastically change this, their command of the English language is of the essence.

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What is left is to ask whoever has a differing opinion to put their academic and Bible Training credentials on the table. Short of this, you are dealing with and taking orders from a mad man.
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Apostle Dr. Joseph Serwadda

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54 COMMENTS

  1. This is the reason to why the Catholic church trains her priests for over 8 years to avoid such misunderstanding resulting from ignorance! Pastors require a lot of training both on philosophy and theology!

    • Brother you will know the truth and truth will set you free,u will know the difference btn servants of GOD and those who are not,so philosophy is again contrary to the will of GOD

  2. It’s appaling!! A leader of a big congregation as Pastor Bugingo’s to demonstrate a very limited understanding of the language in the Bible, misleading God’s flock and commiting a felony by burning the WORD. His preaching to me is now empty and irrelavant.

  3. I’m not supporting the burning of bibles but let me mention this one little detail. This response that is ascribed to Pastor Sserwadda is not really his. Everything in his response from “Of the modern English translation…. to-through water and word is a copy and paste of an an article from a website called gotquestions.com and this is the link: https://www.gotquestions.org/Holy-Spirit-Ghost.html. Other wise this is PLAGIARISM. Mutulekemu. Acknowledge the site please.

  4. Comment:It is imparative that all church ministers in the Pentecostal Movement be trained in Bible Schools to curb such embarrassing scenarios. Biblical/Theological training does not render one unspiritual. (Hosea 4:6 )

  5. Ann, thanks a lot for you aptness in regard to Pr. Sswerwadda’s dossier.
    Now, apart from copy & paste from you “purported” man of God Sserwadda, do u have anything else revealed to you divinely, that can discern the difference between the two antagonistic words “Holy Ghost” and “Holy Spirit”??

  6. Comment:don’t only focus on the word holy ghosts, how can a ghost be holy sincerely, now can he also talked of the missing verses in the bibles,you who say your learnt comment

  7. A ghost can never be holy… Pastor bugingo is doing the right thing revealing the truth. verses are missing in the Bible important verses btw… They used to exist but have now been removed.. The devil has attacked the Bible and we are so blinded to release this.. Very soon new verses n words will be added to the Bible n we won’t even notice unless we have such men of God to guide us… God bless you Pastor Bugingo.. This attack will also pass…. His a true servant of God. He had separated himself from all the money hungry useless prosperity preachers we have today… In conclusion a ghost can never be holy even my 4 year old son knows a ghost is bad… How on earth can you paint it holy… The original bibles had holy spirit not Ghost. Mwesomya somya nyiini yet you can interprete such a simple things…. God bless you Pastor Bugingo we love you.

    • If you love your pastor, but you are speaking angrily to those who oppose him, you fail on the great commandment of love. The bible says, for the Kingdom of God is Love, joy and peace, the greatest of them being love.
      Be at peace with all men, without which no one will see God, Hebrews.
      Pastor Bugingo can be right many times, but some times he is wrong. Even when he is outright wrong, the flock just cheers him on. When he corrects other pastors, he is right, but doing it by using abusive language is wrong, but still the flock cheers him on. Let us pray for the entire church to be one, and support each other. When Christ comes back, He will take a church without blemish or wrinkle. If he finds the church divided, non forgiving, non praying for the other, none loving all people, we shall miss out on the rapture.

    • I had not wanted to talk about this. But I am convicted to say something. I do understand Pr. Bujingo’s desire and intentions. We had just discussed the Holy Ghost-Holy Spirit topic at our Church 3 weeks ago before this happened and I am grateful of God that He prepared us for this challenge.

      Words and writing styles in English can expire or be modernized but that does not remove their meaning. Its the meaning that matters most. Anything can be good or bad depending on the meaning which you impart on it. The meaning which you impart on something is what matters and this is what is causing chaos now.

      Our lord Jesus gives us a new commandment, “Love one another”. I wish we can at this time put this in action and stop defending or blaming anybody. Only satan is happy when we get internal misunderstandings. May the Holy spirit guide us in this challenge.

    • It’s interesting the passion with which you defend the man-of-God. Now let me surprise you. There is nothing holy about the word ‘Spirit’ either. Going by your submission of “How can a ghost be holy?” I’d also like to ask you, “How can a Spirit be holy”? because the definition of Spirit is: “The non-physical part of a person manifested as an apparition after their death; a ghost.” Example: ‘a priest performed a rite of exorcism and the wandering spirit was ousted’.
      In Acholi, which is my language, the same word is used for ghost, (tipo) spirit,(tipo) and yes, even Holy Spirit except we add the word ‘naleng’ to make the spirit holy (tipo naleng).
      In lhukonzo, another language in Uganda, the story is the same, a ghost is called “omulimu”, spirt, “omulimu” and Holy Spirit, “Omulimu abuyirire” and evil spirit is “Omulimu mubi” So going by these two Ugandan languages only, the Acholi and the Bakonzo should have been the first to burn the King James Version of the bible. But we did not. Because we understood language and how dynamic it can be.

  8. I was highly touched when I heard that Bibles have been burnt. But I didn’t comment, I wasn’t in position to know why a man of God would burn the same book he’s preaching from.
    I got time , sat and watched salt TV. Only to find that it’s true some Bibles miss important verses, then I asked why were they omitted. Some verses were not complete.
    For sure I asked , won’t they erase most verses with time.
    I think the word of God shouldn’t be tampered with. That’s why Moslems are behind laughing.
    One time a Somali friend asked me, how come you have different holy books and they say different things.
    I replied with a question that really, is that true?
    One day I attended church and a lady close to me said ” your Bible looks nice, let me see if it’s not fake, she checked and latter said, this one is okay. This wasn’t at Bugingos church, but my church.
    This meant to me that may be some Bibles were not well equipped.
    Now holy spirit or holy ghost.
    I see pastor Benny hinn, using the word holy ghost, in his book good morning holy spirit he also calls him holy ghost.
    However question is what was the word originally. Is a spirit a ghost?
    In Buganda some groups of people/clans do “kusamila ” . They get drums , nsansi, and sing songs to demons, it’s like worshiping. So they worship the demons. At times these come on peoples heads and talk.
    They tell which ansestor they were while still living, and at times reveal they they are muwanga, dungu , etc.
    Question. How do you call them?
    Spirits or ghosts?
    Can a spirit be holy, or a ghost be holy.
    Let’s pray to the Lord so that he fills us with the holy spirit so that we may know the deep things of God.
    For the case of holy spirit or holy ghost, I may not be sure. But for missing verses , I would not love seeing people changing the word of God.
    What will my great grand children be reading in the year 3000 or 4000.

    • Youre are making direct translation and where can we get the right ones which you and your paster r having?? better go bk to xul to be attracted by him like aflower

  9. what pastor Bujingo did i think it wasn’t true instead of burning the bibles he would first sit with pastors and then have a discussion on the HOLY GHOST because we don’t have the same understand naye pastor Bunjingo A kajanja ko all the years u stayed with ur spiritual father eyakuja mukyalo would go and ask him i mean all the years u were under him u mean u had not discovered that HOLY GHOST. If HOLY GHOST appeared in one book now why did you burn all the books which didn’t contain that word or else u would keep them in the store as you inquire from other pastors, Pastor Robert Kayanja , Apostle Serwada your spiritual father and Pastor Sekate Joseph naye pastor Bunjingo why did u waste your times in the bible college kyoka seebo may God reward u for all.
    Naye banange even the pagan l mean omukafiri wakwewunyiza nnyo naye gwe sebo the bad thing you donot associate with pastor u think u are so spiritual than them have u ever seen a child wiyhout a father on earth may u think twice and please repent in ur closet because the axe of God etekedwa kukikola to cut every branch see u byeeeeeeeee

    • nyabo u are lyke olangila naye soka wetegereze kubanga neyiyo eyinza okubanga yemu kuzo so Bambi tetwagala obule ….thanks

  10. It’s a shame all around: posturing to be leader of such abig congregation and you commit what amere novice can’t do. Any way that’s away to all pentecostalism. why can’t they be Baptists.

  11. i am so sympathetic with the man of God bugingo.The evil,the one eyed devil has blinded this world.Most pastors here call themselves men of God yet they are in reality men of men.The most foolish generation is this so called learnt generation.i wonder why a person calling himself an appostle can describe his fellow servant of GOD “low
    educated or unlearnt”as if we must get cirtificates of bible study to understand God.may the holy spirit guide you pastor Bugingo

  12. BURNING THE BIBLE ? WAS THAT THE ONLY OPTION?
    REALLY? OH , WHY ?

    I strongly believe that there was too many options of handling this matter ,but Pastor Bugingo made a poor choice of burning the Holy Book .This is frustrating and leads to a conclusion that church leaders ought to follow some guide lines ,or rules that the government need to implement in order to protect the church goers ,or else there is a pontatial risks of abusing members one day .Case in point,KIGWETERE . It s time for the government to have a ministry of religion and culture representative, where every religious organization should be accountable. I believe it s time to the government to step in this matter in order to protect the population which goes or attends the church (eglesia).May the authority consider this matter seriously before it contaminates the whole world .

  13. now from attacking fellow pastors, he is burning bibles, for they have HOLY GHOST, KJV was written in the year 1611, these other bibles follow, the HOLY SPIRIT, is alive, He moves and He knows, He fights for you, was it not the Spirit of God who anointed the writers and translators of the bible, and you say that source of present translations, is wrong and you burn it they have the HOLY GHOST, are saying that the HOLY SPIRIT made a mistake when anointing the translators and wrote HOLY GHOST. We have no right to judge, Let leave this to the best Judge God,

  14. more than 30 version we have, how many versions has he made analysis to be right because is now fighting 1 what of the rest?

  15. Whether “spirit” or “Ghost” it does not matter. What matters is the faith. Now we can see the necessity of rigorous training of religious leaders.Anybody can never just wake up in the morning and anoints her/himself “Apostle”.You need Philosophy,Theology , training in Social Work, Administration … otherwise we shall next hear of orders to carry out more heinous acts in defence of ” the faith/faithfull”. The other unresolved question is whether “Omulokole” diini or something else. If t is not ” e diini” ( Religion) is it a social / political grouping? Is it not religious?

  16. U can never be more Catholic than the Pope!! If they were omitted, recommend the ryt ones but not order for burning!! Some followers are mentally lazy and need help!! If not write the Good one that u want to sound the way u feel!! How about pipo in areas who have no Bibles even!!!

  17. As it said about the last days we hope to see many strange things to happen God save us from the world of darkness and such false prophets pastors and church leaders .please read and understand let not other people take up your understanding

  18. Who was there when pr bujingo was burning those bibles?all those re kinankan’s&josephs camera tricks bcoz ov de envy they ve on pr bujingo. Long live my dia pr. We love u. Ntege

  19. but we need to read the bible microscopically internalising verse per verse coz if we feeding on wrong scriptures from the faked bibles then they have to be discarded. we thank God that the weapons forged by the enemies against pr bujjingo and hpm at large were yesterday on sunday 23/04/2017 put to shame and were frustrated when he broadly cleared the concocted stories.we thanked God for being on the side of hpm and on his side.please lets continue praying for the man of God coz sitani talokoka. HE is a true servant of God who has been sent by God so that his works and glory can manifest in uganda.

  20. Words and writing styles in English can expire or be modernized but that does not remove their meaning. It’s the meaning that matters most. Anything can be good or bad depending on the meaning which you impart on it. The meaning which you impart on something is what matters and this is what is causing chaos now.

    Our lord Jesus gives us a new commandment, “Love one another”. I wish we can at this time, put aside our differences, put aside our arrogance, our education levels, and ONLY put LOVE in action and stop defending or blaming anybody. Only satan is happy when we get internal misunderstandings. May the Holy spirit guide us in this challenge.

  21. The bible says that my people are lost because of lack of knowledge. The problem ihave come to realise with the pentecostals is lack of maturity. They think that once they are called by God, they know every thing. Lets look at the apostles. Jesus called for the ministry but He not commision them until they were trained by Jesus for three years. Secondly there are some pastors that still living with carnal minds. everything of the word they interprete it literally according their own carnal understanding. Lets go to grammar. The opposite of evil is holy. Thats we have evil spirit and Holy Spirit of which the spirit is the same the ghost. ithink it is the language that is confusing some people who claim to be pastors but in real sense they are not even qualified to carry abible to the pulpit. we are in the last days lets be ware of false spirits claiming to be of God but when actually they are distracting spirits from hell

  22. He claims to be receiving orders from God, did God seal this abomination bcoz 10 bad books you torch whole library. His action is beyond description!

  23. He claims to be receiving orders from God, did God seal this abomination bcoz of 10 bad books you torch whole library. His action is beyond description!

  24. Bujjingo’s problem is that he thinks he knows everything – Holy Ghost is mainly used in Protestant ministries and really, even English-wise (semantically) it means the same as Spirit. Its been around for ages!!
    Bujjingo should really know that the bible has undergone numerous translations over the years but that the critical think is for one to be able to return all the glory and honor to God!
    As such, there are several Christian denominations – Balokole (Pentecostals), Catholic, Anglican, Methodist, etc, but ultimately no one can lay claim to the Lord for themselves as long as one keeps returning all the glory and honor to God!!!

  25. Problems of believing in what people do not understand. Does the so called pastor Buingingo Know the evolution or origin of religions?

  26. The Inter-religious council leader is very right in saying that all pastors, apostles (religious leaders) should present their credentials of Bible colleges attended, otherwise people are being taken advantage of by illiterate so called men of God. Any believer in Christ can be used to perform a miracle because they have Christ in them. So does it mean any Christian should go ahead and lead God’s people. Absolutely No. One should have a thorough teaching and understanding of the word of God, its origin, and evolution from age to age. Different things and languages were used depending on the time, the kind people the messages were intended for and so on. For example If a current day Youth wrote an article intended for fellow Youth of the same time, and old person would not understand much due to the language used. Let’s go back to the basics and seat under bible teaching or else we shall fall in the ditch together with those whose plans are to drop us there. Don’t follow ‘men of God’ BUT follow Christ who is the word of God itself.

  27. The Inter-religious council leader is very right in saying that all pastors, apostles (religious leaders) should present their credentials of Bible colleges attended, otherwise people are being taken advantage of by illiterate so called men of God. Any believer in Christ can be used to perform a miracle because they have Christ in them. So does it mean any Christian should go ahead and lead God’s people. Absolutely No. One should have a thorough teaching and understanding of the word of God, its origin, and evolution from age to age. Different things and languages were used depending on the time, the kind people the messages were intended for and so on. For example If a current day Youth wrote an article intended for fellow Youths of the same time, an old person would not understand much in that article due to the language used. Let’s go back to the basics and seat under bible teaching or else we shall fall in the ditch together with those whose plans are to drop us there. Don’t follow ‘men of God’ BUT follow Christ who is the word of God itself.

  28. Very true. I doubt whether Bugingo has ever heard of or researched on the origin of the Bible. Many such pastors are coming up to lead flock, yet they have different agendas/motives other than promoting the kingdom of God almighty. Be ware of wolves in sheep clothing leading real sheep. Also take precaution by reading and studying the word of God yourselves because God speaks to you more through His word not prophets.

  29. The truth I know about God is that He has no class of People He has chosen to serve. And those credentials your talking about will ever talk any one to Heaven. Bujjingo has never burnt any bible But all this is propaganda from Bujjingo’s enemies. If even Jesus Christ the only son of God was liked and many didn’t believe in Him::: Then what about Bujjingo whobis a mere human being like some of us? I believe God has something better for Bujjingo.May the good Lord who searches people’s heart not their credentials always stand up for Bujjingo and add on him more annointing That God’s people May not get lost. Long live God the father, God the son and God the holy spirit..Long live pastor Bujjingo. We love u and we are always behind u.And may rise a standard amidst these storms against U( pr. BUJJINGO

  30. God does not choose the qualified instead He qualifies the chosen. If people continue talking about credentials, then it means that they shall start questioning the credentials of Jesus Christ, the way the Pharisees did.

  31. If there are bibles with missing scriptures why not be one to support this man? l had also two bibles one given to me had those missing verses so i have burnt it though i love it. i believe let the massage spray all over the world. nange wano e Tanzania natandise obagamba bazikebere twakowa ebiwani.

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