In 2006 or less than two years since Owuor launched out, he was teaching that without water baptism by immersion, one could never receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit and this in turn would disqualify them for Rapture.
Owuor was in as many words saying that the infilling of the Holy Spirit was predicated on some work.
Owuor teaches some form of works + Grace soteriology where he then, as a smart cultist, defines these works for you.
Calling Owuor by his name may damn you.
Skipping fasting is damning, slack in building him a house, plaiting your hair, wearing anything but a white shirt, wearing lab coat suits similar to his…ad nauseum.
Why is this teaching wrong?
Simple; we have a very notable record(s) of Baptism of Holy Spirit without or BEFORE water baptism.
So clearly, as important water baptism is, it’s not a prerequisite for Baptism of Holy Spirit.
You don’t need lots of exegeses to arrive at this. Look
Acts 10:44-48 (KJV)
44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.
45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,
47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord.
Peter preached to Gentiles for the first time in the house of Cornelius and within minutes the Gentiles were bubbling in tongues.
Water Baptism FOLLOWED LATER. This portion is enough to destroy Owuor’s strange baptism doctrine.
If you read that excerpt from the magazine, Owuor has gone a step further and attempted to link water Baptism with his pet subject; rapture.
Owuor styles himself as the one preparing the church for Rapture and he insists on water Baptism as a necessity.
100 meetings, 100 Baptisms
In Owuorism, water Baptism is conducted before his meetings which are dubbed as ‘meeting of the Lord’ as part of preparation.
Owuor has been hyping his meetings by alleging that Rapture happens DURING one of them.
To ‘prepare’ members for the rapture, they get baptized right before the meeting.
Many past members admit to receiving multiple baptisms with the zealous ones having as many as ten baptisms.
Reports of their pre-meeting baptisms are reported on radio with the numbers celebrated as some form of achievement.
Owuor also appears to subscribe to water Baptism washing away sins.
Questions his adherents ought to ask themselves:
1. Have you ever seen Owuor baptized?
2. Have you ever seen Senior Bishop Lilly Macharia baptized?
3. Have you ever read of repeat baptisms in the Bible?
4. Why was House Cornelius Spirit baptized before water Baptism?
5. If Baptism washes away sins, why was a sinless Jesus baptized?
6. What saves a sinner, water or the blood of Jesus Christ?
7. Supposing Baptism washes your sins, where do Owuor’s “I bless you eternally with eternity” incantations come in?
At times one can dispense with doctrine by examining its logical conclusion.
The implication for this doctrine is faith in Christ does not save UNTIL there is baptism.
Does that mean that those who receive Christ without anyone to baptize them or without water would perish?
Will there always be water near newborns waiting to bury them?
Finally, this teaching makes believers believe they are ineligible for the baptism of the Holy Spirit even after they have learnt about it.
But recall that baptism/Anointing of the Holy Spirit or not, Owuorians are not expected to manifest spiritual gifts.
The gifts are reserved for Owuor.
Owuorians are baptized as often as they can imagine. Baptism in Owuoristan is meant to wash your sins which are so stubborn that they recur almost immediately.
To avoid ‘wasting’ baptism, that is to avoid relapsing into sins between baptism and the meeting where rapture may and can only happen, they push the baptism to right before the meeting.
Owuorians worship Owuor but they always deny it.
They believe water washes away dirt and their sins as well but you will hear them denying it.
Ask them to explain to you how exactly how bathing in water prepares them to appear before God.
Ask them too whether the moronic continual bleating about repenting they keep doing day after day is in vain as only water washes their sins.
Are there some sins that can only be washed by cattle dips and others by continual bleating from their kennels?
How often have you seen Owuor’s harem dipping themselves? How about Archbishop and deputy archbishops?
More sensibly, where do you read of multiple baptisms in the scriptures?
Who told you baptism washes sins?