According to a memo trending online, the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG has asked couples who are about to get married to have their genitals examined as part of their pre-marital medical test. This is because the church has observed the recurrence of cases of marital crises resulting from falsehood, especially in the case of undeclared or unconfessed reproductive/genital status.
When I saw this, two songs we used to sing back then in church came to my mind:
He’s a miracle working God; and
Whose report would you believe? We shall believe the report of the Lord.
Oh! Well, so, now the church is relying and believing the Doctor’s report. Shouldn’t religion be based on faith and not science? If you believe faith, prayers and miracles are infallible, why would you then depend on science that is man-made and fallible?
Adeboye that claims he can raise dead people with his handkerchief and drove a car on an empty tank for two hours cannot perform this small miracle. These people are just a confused bunch.
The church should counsel couples who intend to get married on the importance of having such test done. The two consenting adults willing to go into marriage can request such test from each other and make their decisions. The church doesn’t need to see anybody’s medical report. This should be between the couple. The church should remind and advise couples of the risk they face if they do not take the test.
The church making these tests compulsory and relying on the doctors report contradicts its teaching of faith, prayers and miracle from a supposedly God of impossibilities.
Another memo from the the Church has also reportedly asked its church ministers to ensure that intending grooms and their groomsmen do not wear ”Taliban” beards ..
Ehya! No more beard gang for Redeemed grooms and grooms men. Well sha, we know that Abraham, Moses and Jesus (and so many other prophets) all had long beards, from the images we know of them. I guess Redeemed church haven’t read the part of the Bible that says : Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard”…Leviticus 19:27.
I guess they are on track to writing their own bible.