We don’t choose to come into the world, but we have the power to choose where we’ll spend eternity.


Why is there such a savage hatred against an institution that is apparently like all the others?

It is common for people to dislike, annoy and even anger each other.

But it is not common to have such a fatal hatred against an institution.

After all, what harm has the Universal Church done to people?

How can anyone explain this hatred?

From my point of view, this hatred is not against the institution, but against its leader.

They simply hate me.

There is no reason for them to hate me.

They hate me because I am not of this world.

If I were of this world, they would certainly support me.

Jesus said:

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” John 15.18-19


Here are some examples:

Good morning, Bishop!

I went through a similar situation.

My father did not like that I went to Church. One day, there was a youth group vigil, and I wanted to ask him to go.

The answer was “NO!”

So I asked him: “If I were going to a party, I’d understand if you said ‘no’, but I want to go to Church and serve God!”

So he replied: “I’d prefer that you were a prostitute than have you go to that Church!”

Yes, those words hurt. But I prayed for him for about 13 years. A while back, he started coming to church with me, while he was here in Japan.

It may take some time, but God does not fail!!

Paloma Yagui (Japan)



Her story is like mine. My husband did the same thing.

When I first went to the Universal Church, I was full of demons. My husband went with me. Within a year, I was baptized in water, learned how to use my faith, was delivered and received the Holy Spirit.

He did not want to continue going. He said, “they ask for too much money“. He went to the Assembly of God church. Every time he went, he would come home feeling more stressed because his goal was for me to go with him, but I didn’t.

I told him that if I had an encounter with the Lord Jesus at the Universal Church, that is where I was going to stay!

He came home one day and suggested that I left the Church, and even though I did not want to go with him to the Assembly of God church, we would go to any other church. Otherwise, he was going to get a divorce.

He tormented me for 1 month, nonstop, and I continued to say ‘no’. He left, went to court and scheduled a date to sign the divorce papers.

I made it very clear to him: “I do not want to get a divorce, but if you think this is reason enough for us to separate, then, so be it”.

This happened two years ago.

I remain firm with my Lord, and he is in the world. After all, my life is in God’s hands, and I would not trade anything for God.

Sonia Soares Bastos



Hi, bishop!

Like Andreza, my ex-husband did the same thing: either I chose him or the UNIVERSAL Church.

I was married for 25 years, and I have now been separated for 1 year and 8 months. It was the best choice I made to be married to Jesus. Every day I discover how good it feels to be a new woman of God.




Bishop, this happened to me too. I had an 8-year-old daughter and my situation was precarious. I ended a marriage with a man that I loved more than myself, but not more than the LORD JESUS. This is why I chose him and I don’t regret it one bit. I am with Him, and He is with me until the end.

Delma – BH



I suffer with those who suffer because of their faith, but I am comforted by the words of my Lord, “He who hates Me hates My Father also.” John 15.23

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  • charmaine

    A similar cases, were I was beaten and hold with the knife ON MY NECK {by my own aunt}; just because of my faith…..BUT I hold strong and still serve God up until today, Charmaine/Namibia

  • Moses Lusaaka Sabuni

    Dear Bishop.

    I came to UCKG in 1996. I had already heard alot of negative against it, but when I came, I received many miracles. I was healed, delivered from addictions, suidal thoughts and God gave a blessed career. However, my family refused to recognise the transformations. When the church was closed down in 1998, for accusations of satanism and sacrifcing people, thye made a family gathering and ordered me to chose between the family and the church. That was very painful seeing my entire family in that blind situation, but I chose the LORD Jesus. I was abandoned from that day by them, but Jesus never abandoned me. Today, I have a family more wonderful, blessed and precious.most of my family still use alcohol, drugs, go to witchdoctors and all the vile, but they reject my transformation as a work of deceit. I know from the verse used above, why. If I was still doing all those evil with them, they would like like, but my miraculous transformation seem to expose their evil, and so hate me for it.

  • Siphokazi Nobula

    Dear Bishop. I also chose God when my ex husband asked me before he divorsed me. I am a woman of God today, serving God whole heartedly, and I love Him so much more than anything in my life. He is my Priority.

  • Nancia

    Hi Bishop . Thank you for this message.
    Unfortunately this happens alot. I was told by my grandmother whom I lived with, that she would rather see me going to the clubs and partying like I used before instead me of going to the church. I was even kicked out because of choosing the path of life that I chose ,which was to serve God where I found and got to know Him personally at the UCKG. May all who go through such persecution keep strong in the Lord. Always choose Him…
    May God continue to Bless the work of your hands..


    Yea,though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear NO evil.For you are with me ,Your rod and your staff comfort me.You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me, all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of my Lord Forever. Psalm 23:4-6

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