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Pastor Adeboye Again Restates Warning Against Finding Marriage Partners On Facebook

 
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The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, warned those who got involved in marriage relationships via the social media without finding out the background of their would-be partners to desist from such acts, recalling how in the past parents inquired about spouses before approving marriages for their children.
This formed part of his sermon at the April 2018 Holy Ghost Service and Vigil of the Church at its prayer ground in Mowe, Ogun, on Kilometre 45 of Lagos – Ibadan Expressway, which ended on Saturday.
The monthly programme was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo, as well as thousands of Christian faithful.
He also warned those who got involved in marriage relationships via the social media without finding out the background of their would-be partners, recalling how in the past parents inquired about spouses before approving marriages for their childr
While warning on marriage through Facebook, Adegboye noted that our elders were uneducated but very rich in knowledge.
“If you marry on facebook, you cannot tell what will come.”
Adeboye had in 2017 warned members of his congregation not to engage in romantic relationship on social media.
He stated that such relationships might lead to broken homes.
“Let me tell you clearly, if you get a wife through the Facebook, you will lose her through the YouTube. You can quote me,” he had warned.
Pastor Adeboye also prayed for the immediate release of all the female students still in Boko Haram captivity, but expressed gladness over release of 105 students of the Federal Government Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe, abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists in February.
“We thank God for the release of the girls and pray that all the girls yet to secure their freedom should be freed,’’ Adeboye prayed.
He also offered special prayers for those afflicted by all sorts of strange ailments and problems, especially for the barren so that by this time next year, they should be attending the Holy Ghost Service with their children.
The cleric said he had pity for the youth whose parents were involved in evil as such evil often affected their spiritual and physical development.
Quoting Bible verses, especially Ezekiel chapter 16, verse 44, and John 8, verse 44, Adeboye reminded the faithful that God visits the crimes of the father on the children.
According to him, if the children are to be blessed something should be done by their parents.
 
“If the parents are of the Lord the Lord will continue to bless them and their children will not beg for food,’’ Adeboye stated
He also warned those who got involved in marriage relationships via the social media without finding out the background of their would-be partners, recalling how in the past parents inquired about spouses before approving marriages for their children.
He noted that our elders were uneducated but very rich in knowledge.
“If you marry on facebook, you cannot tell what will come.”
Adeboye had in 2017 warned members of his congregation not to engage in romantic relationship on social media.
He stated that such relationships might lead to broken homes.
“Let me tell you clearly, if you get a wife through the Facebook, you will lose her through the YouTube. You can quote me,” he had warned
(NAN)
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Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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  1. Eze Priscillia Obianuju

    hmmmm don’t buy the idea though

  2. Uzor Cecilia Ifunanya

    I don’t think is bad to meet someone on social media but not making an effort to know more about the person you want to marry, it’s totally careless and in acceptable.

  3. Irechukwu Ifeoma ( 2015054042 )

    He noted that our elders were uneducated but very rich in
    knowledge.
    “If you marry on facebook, you cannot tell what will come.”
    Exactly may God help our generation

  4. Muotolum Victoria

    can’t tell how factual that write-up is

  5. God help us

  6. Okafor Chidinma Comfort

    Glad we still have such seasoned and knowledge filled elders in the Christiandom. Social media has and is still ruining a lot of people.

  7. Knowing someone online is not bad but not in issues that has to do without marriage.

  8. Igbeli Assumpta Kosiso

    Marriage is a lifelong thing..think about it..how can you be with one person 4 so long n not get bored? It takes the Spirit of God n not Social media love..you can quote me

  9. How can someone be finding a marriage partner on Facebook naa.
    2015054137

  10. marriage partner via Facebook kwa? hmm
    2015054051

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