At the core of Christianity is a detailed account of how God wants every person on the earth to be reconciled to Him through His son, Jesus Christ.
He alone, according to Christian teachings, can provide the only way to eternal salvation and entry into the Kingdom of God.
Social media went wild in Uganda last Tuesday when one pioneer Christian rapper took to social media and said, “I see no difference between my father Prophet Elvis Mbonye and Jesus.”
His comment received mixed reactions – insults and exaltation – from Christians and non Christians alike, some of who wrote “this is blasphemy in the highest regard.”
Others, quoting various verses to support him, noted that the rapper was simply misunderstood by readers.
Days later he pulled down the post, however, returned again and made clarity this week on Friday saying;
“The post I made on Prophet’s birthday was abit vague, so I’ll clarify. Prophet Elvis Mbonye IS Jesus, made visible. He is the Holy Spirit, made audible. And He is God himself made accessible. He is the highest if not only voice of authority empowered by God on this ENTIRE planet, and his is the only God and the only Jesus i ascribe to. I boldly and gladly dispute the existence or authenticity of any other,”
Many Christians have while responding to the rapper’s fresh post, asked Prophet Mbonye to clarify the claims.
Meanwhile, the above remarks prompted this reporter to refer to Prophet Elvis Mbonye Ministries statement of faith available on the internet site; www.prophetelvis.com
“We believe in Jesus Christ,” Prophet Elvis Mbonye Ministries statement of faith reads, “God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.”
“We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, literal miracles and teachings, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and His personal, visible return to earth
“We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and the Son in righteousness and judgment to convict the world of sin, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ.
“We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit.
“We believe that all people are born sinners and therefore are under condemnation; that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit those who repent and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; and that Jesus Christ baptizes the regenerated believer with the Holy Spirit, empowering them for service,” the statement reads.
It is still unclear to some Christians whether the rapper, Ruyonda Edwin is solidly saying Prophet Elvis Mbonye is “our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Son of God,” or the post has some hidden “revelation” they haven’t understood.
“Truth is whether you like it or not, Ruyonga is speaking from a place of depth that requires understanding not just knowledge alone – Ruyonga is not comparing Prophet to God but Simply saying what Prophet is doing has been Empowered by God and to him this empowerment is the highest voice of authority he knows. Well to me I would also say that My Spiritual Father’s is the highest Voice of Authority from God because it’s majorly from his Word that I get the growth that I need,” one Christian remarked.
Fellow raper, JC Muyonjo while commenting on Ruyonga’s post said he might be contradicting what the Ministry believes.
Bishop Kiza said in part, “Just because some one sees your past and predicts the future and gives you hope, doesn’t make him Jesus or have the authority like that of Jesus. I am petrified!”