Police call for submission to leaders

Kampala.
The head of Joint Security at Entebbe International Airport has told Christians to submit to authority because leaders are chosen by God.

During a service at St Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe yesterday, Mr Paul Mugabi, said leadership is “a godly thing and it should be respected.” “Jesus wants us to be submissive to the authority,” Mr Mugabi said in his sermon.

He preached under the theme: “Submission to authority” focused on readings from Romans 13: 1-7.
Several senior police officers, dressed in their uniform were part of the congregation and participated in the praise and worship sessions.

Police’s participation in the church service was part of their thanksgiving for the centenary celebrations and dedication of the Force’s keeping of law and order programmes to God so that they are executed professionally in the next 100 years.

“Roman Chapter 13: 1-2 states, ‘Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.
The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves,” Mr Mugabi preached.

Ms Grace Akullo, the director criminal investigations and intelligence Directorate, said the church should be at the forefront of ensuring that crime is reduced in the country. “If you see something that isn’t good please tell us.

Many crimes are committed in the homes. Children are defiled. The church should preach against crime,” Ms Akullo said.

Mr Mugabi, however, said leaders should not abuse their authority as was the case with David in the Bible who took a wife of another man while he was on the battle front.

The word
“Roman 13: 1-2 states, ‘Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.”

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SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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