- Founder of Living Faith church, Bishop Oyedepo, has torn apart age-long marital vows
- According to reports, the revered man of God stated that 'for better or worse' is unscriptural and a curse
- The cleric's alleged statement has sparked a heated debate on social media
Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith (Winner's Chapel) church, has reportedly condemned an age-long marital vow exchanged by most Christian couples on the altar.
In a post shared on Facebook by Church Gist, the revered man of God reportedly stated in one his church teachings that 'for better or worse' is unscriptural and a curse. His stance on the marital vow which is exchanged by millions of Christians around the world is that it is not in the bible and its meaning reflects a curse that couples unknowingly place on themselves as they walk the marriage path.
Many have found the statement interesting and it has sparked a heated debate on social media. While some agree with the teaching, some have said that life is a plain ground and such statement is not a curse as the bishop has stated.
His position seems understandable given that in saying for better or worse, it is assumed that the couple is anticipating a bad situation in their marriage in which they intend to prove their commitment by sticking together.
However, it also stands as an agreement between two people who understand the journey of life is not a smooth one and are mentally preparing themselves to fight against any obstacle that might present itself in the future.
It is easy to determine that like most things in life, it is all about perception. The statement can be both positive and negative. Below are some reactions:
God never planned "for worse" for marriages.
Bishop's statement could lead some Christians astray.
Ngegba does not agree with Bishop Oyedepo on this.
Meanwhile, a Nigerian comedian who is based in the UK took to his Twitter page to call out David Oyedepo regarding a particular issue.
A post was shared on the mini-blogging site by the ministry of the Winners Chapel founder. The post was more or less a prayer point which decreed that people will not spend their money on hospital bills in the year 2019.
Wale Gates, the UK-based comedian in question, cashed in on this evangelical tweet and wrote a reply of his own. He practically questioned the statement by making reference to the fact that the church organisation has hospitals of its own.
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