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Nigerians Confused Over Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s Message On Marriage

Nigerians react to pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s stance on marriage.

Pearl Emmanuel

Lead pastor of Believers Love World, popularly known as Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has made some shocking revelations about marriage and Nigerians are reacting, as expected.

In his sermon, the pastor said "God never planned to create woman, because when he created man everything was very good." When he saw that the church members, especially the women, were confused, he decided to explain.

He explained that God only decided to create a woman for the man because he saw that it was important for a man to have a woman in his life.

He also addressed marriage, saying most women are disrespectful to their husbands. According to him, most women think the term “husband” only means the male partner in a marriage. But he further explained that a “husband’ means a “master”, someone in charge.

According to pastor Chris, a man needs a woman who will respect him, because he has a mother and doesn't want a mother. He probably has a sister and doesn't want that kind of relationship.

He further explained that most women begin to have troubles in their marriage because they take decisions by themselves and do not submit to their husbands. According to him, "they dress the way they want to dress, act the way they want to act without seeking the opinion of the husband and the husband begins to see them anyhow."

He concluded by saying men fight those on the same level with them. This, according to him, means if a woman claims to be on the same level with a man (just like feminists believe) then there would be trouble in the marriage.

Nigerians have reacted to this preaching. While some believe his doctrine is quite sound and realistic, others think he doesn't have a right to speak about marriage, seeing as he couldn't utilise the same principle to cement his union with his estranged wife, Anita.

What do you think about Pastor Chris Oyakhilome's teaching on marriage?