In a recent sermon, the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Adeboye gave a long advice to his church members on important topics including matters of the heart.
The sermon became controversial and started trending after more people outside the church heard it. As transcribed by Vanguard, Pastor Adeboye talked about the new age fashion, tribalism, criteria for marriage and more. The 74-year-old preacher advised men, with regards to finding a spouse, to stay clear off ladies who can neither cook nor pray for one hour. Read excerpts from the sermon.
“Don’t marry a girl simply because she can sing! In the choir, there are some people who can sing but they are fallen angels! Marry a prayer warrior! If a girl cannot pray for one hour, don’t marry her.
“Don’t marry a girl who is lazy! Don’t marry a girl who cannot cook, she needs to know how to do chores and cook because you cannot afford to be eating out all the time.
“Don’t marry a girl who is worldly! If you do, you have carried what you’ll worship for the rest of your life!”
“My beloved daughters, don’t marry a man who has no job,” he advised single women on getting married. “Before God gave Adam Eve, he gave him a job. He said ‘this is the garden, keep it. Ask any man who comes to seek for your hand in marriage what job he is into.”
“If he tells you he is a contractor, ask him to show you evidence of all the contracts he has done. Because the contract he’s talking about is you! He wants to live off you! Don’t be a fool! If he has no steady income, if he has no job, don’t marry him!
“A man is to provide for the house not the other way round. If he has no income, he should not marry. Those who will not work should not eat.
He also advised his pastors to keep a clean shave and set an example for youths through their dressing, demeanor and looks. “I don’t want to see any of my pastors looking like fellows from the training camps of Al-Qaeda,” he said.
He also added that no pastor has the church’s blessing to impose Yoruba songs as part of the church service in other parts of the country. He also emphasised that pastors in other parts of the country should encourage the locals to sing and rejoice in their local dialects and not necessarily in Yoruba because the church was found by a Yoruba pastor.
Meanwhile, Nigerians are not buying the advice of not marrying a girl who can not pray for an hour-long as most single ladies of these days can not boast of that quality.