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About Nuwamanya Mategyero

Nuwamanya Mategyero is a Christian blogger and bible teacher. He completed his Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Psychology) degree from Makerere University in 2014. He thinks that theology is of vital importance to Christians if they are to know what they believe and why they believe it. His heroes are Martin Luther and Festo Kivengere.

Mategyero formally served as an Anglican Youth Pastor for more than six years. Currently, he contributes to Scripture Union’s daily devotional, The Daily Guide. In addition to this, he is a book reviewer for both Crossway and Baker Books; and also teaches and leads a weekly bible study fellowship, The Fellowship.

About The Vertical Life

What the Protestant Reformer, Martin Luther, discovered in his day was that the gospel preached had taken on a new form. Since the Apostolic times, the Gospel had been known primarily as ‘the forgiveness of sins.’ It was never about what people could become or do but about a God who came down in flesh to die for the sins of many.

This blog exists as a new voice speaking an old message in a new world. We hope that there will be such a time when the Gospel will not be about social issues but the forgiveness of sins (Mark 1:4; Acts 13:38).

The Vertical Life is a megaphone for Sola Gratia. We believe that the heart of the Gospel is the grace of God to sinners and sufferers. We also hold that God single-handedly saves sinners by sheer grace, through faith (Romans 3:20-26; 4:5; Galatians 2:15-16; 3:11) . From then on, this very grace grows the believer into fruit bearing (Romans 5:2).

You may ask, “What about my good works, don’t they count for something?” We hold that good works are not necessary for salvation but they are a fruit of it (John 15:4-5; Gal 5:1; James 1:18). Like Martin Luther, we hold that “God does not need your good works, but your neighbour does.”

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