Eldoret church denies reports of devil worshipping

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Eldoret-Kenya District President Dominic Kogo during an interview with the Nation in his office in Eldoret on Friday, February 12, 2016. Mr Kogo denied allegations that the church was conducting devil worshipping and night worship as well. PHOTO | DENNIS LUBANGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP.

What you need to know:

  • On Friday, the church conducted an open house of its newly completed meeting house located off Iten Road behind Alphax College in Eldoret.
  • The church’s top leadership said there is no truth in claims that it is conducting devil worshipping, adding that the allegations are not founded on any biblical or theological teachings.
  • Mr Kogo who presides over nine branches of the church under the Eldoret-Kenya district said that the district has 1800 members.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has denied claims that the church condones acts of devil worship.
The church’s top leadership said there is no truth in claims that it is conducting devil worshipping, adding that the allegations are not founded on any biblical or theological teachings.
In an interview with the Nation, the Eldoret- Kenya District President Dominic Kogo said the church does not entertain any form of sin and that the leadership takes action against any individual deemed to be going against Christian living.
“Just like other Christians, we believe in a sovereign God who is true; that is, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We denounce all forms of sin, homosexuality and devil worshipping included. As the district president I will take stern action against anyone found engaging in acts that are against Biblical teachings,” said Mr Kogo.
On Friday, the church conducted an open house of its newly completed meeting house located off Iten Road behind Alphax College in Eldoret.
Invited guests who included journalists got an opportunity to be explained to about what happens in each room by local members of the church during the tour.
Mr Kogo called upon those who perceive the church to be conducting devil worshipping to visit the premises any time of the day.
“We have heard what people out there think of us. Some say we are devil worshippers maybe because of our modern structures but all we are saying is that we don’t mind much what other people think about us, they can always feel at liberty to visit us so that we can explain everything to them and take them around our church,” explained Mr Kogo.
NO GOODIES
He said that the church leadership does not entice members of the public with goodies to join.
“At The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we are open to everyone and we recruit anyone who wants to join us just like Jesus Christ called upon everyone to come to Him,” said Kogo.
According to Mr Kogo, the church does not conduct any night meetings.
“We don’t have any church meetings at night as it is perceived out there. Our meetings start from 10 am to 6pm. We believe that those who conduct worship in darkness are not with God and we condemn that,” he said.
Mr Kogo who presides over nine branches of the church under the Eldoret-Kenya district said that the district has 1800 members.
He said that the church was established in Eldoret in 1995 by missionaries.

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