|About the Book|
What follows is my testimony. It is not an academicdissertation or thesis. Therefore, I have not carefullyconsidered rules of grammar or what English literaturecurriculum dictates. Repetitious scenes, statements,sentiments, invocations,MoreWhat follows is my testimony. It is not an academicdissertation or thesis. Therefore, I have not carefullyconsidered rules of grammar or what English literaturecurriculum dictates. Repetitious scenes, statements,sentiments, invocations, scriptures are all part and parcelof the testimony.It took me 53 years to receive salvation, 30 of whichinvolved serious searching for the truth and fulfi llment.I read the entire Bible twice and abandoned it on thethird round, after realizing that I was wasting my timeon Jewish legendary or mythological stories about their‘unscientifi c’ God and salvation.But the search had exposed me to the Gospel, marketedby many capable agents, especially, Esther Kafuniza andFoibe Biteete [Rugumayo] whom I greatly appreciate.Before and after them, were many others whom I alsoappreciate.Although the concept of God and the promissory notesof the salvation gospel, somewhat, appealed to me, Ineeded scientifi c evidence which no religious Institutionor literature provided. The more I searched for happiness,fulfi llment, enlightenment, professional empowerment,peace and security, the greater became the void inme, fear, anxiety, restlessness, blind ambitions andcompetitive spirit that intensifi ed – almost plunging meinto indescribable confusion.Meanwhile, the insistent, persistent and constant voicesof Esther and Foibe gently pounded me-reminding meabout God, salvation or the hell option and all its eternalconsequences.xixThe Hour of Reckning by Robert K. RutaagiWhen all failed and yet the clock of life was ticking onand on and, after realizing that I may die anytime, Iconsciously decided to pray to this ‘unscientifi c’ God togive me His ‘unscientifi c’ salvation if only to escape theprobability of the eternal fi re in the lake of fi re.The Hour of Reckoning came on Tuesday, the 06 ofJuly, 1999, at 6:43pm, while alone, in my Offi ce, onJinja Road, Kampala- plot 17/19 [then, Uganda ExportPromotion Board and, now, NEMA House], when theLORD of the Universe, Himself, revealed Himself tome and supernaturally spoke to me and gave me thesalvation that had eluded me for many years.The book you are now reading is my salvation journey– before salvation, my turning point and how salvationhas wonderfully transformed my entire life. You, too,can be transformed. I wish you a blessed reading andtransformation. God bless you.Robert K. Rutaagi.Author.