The General Overseer of TheÂ Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), who was called out for advising male members of his church not to marry outside their church, or marry a girl who is lazy and cannot cook or a man who has no job, has pleaded with youths of the church to stop uploading his videos or quoting him on social media.
The popular pastor received torrents of backlash from millions of social media users, after a video of him criticizing ladies, and those who are not members of his church was leaked on YouTube.
Therefore, while speaking during the churchâ€™s youth program plenary session themed â€˜Vessels unto Honourâ€™ some days ago, Daddy G.O, as Adeboye is fondly called, pleaded with the participants to spare him the problem of social media by not uploading the programâ€™s video on YouTube.
He simply said â€œSpare me the problem. Iâ€™m not talking to you so that you can put me on YouTube.â€
Pastor Adeboye had said in the controversial video that â€œMarry a prayer warrior! Any girl who cannot pray for one hour non-stop, donâ€™t marry her. Donâ€™t marry a girl who is lazy! You pay her family a surprise visit, and you see how she is doingâ€¦ If she is lazy when she is single, what would happen if she is married?
â€œDonâ€™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. Donâ€™t marry a girl, who is worldly, if you do, you have carried what you will worship for the rest of your life.
â€œDonâ€™t forget what I am telling you. Itâ€™s very important. There are those who I have advised before but ignored my advice. They later came back to me and said: â€˜You warned usâ€™. I am warning you now.â€
He went further that â€œDonâ€™t ever marry outside the church and you have no reason to marry outside RCCG. The reason is that if you are both from the same church even when trouble comes it is easier for the pastors to handle it.
â€œI donâ€™t want to see any of my pastors looking like fellows from the training camps of Al Qaeda. Any elderly person who cannot show the noble journey for the youth in terms of dressing is not worthy to be described as an elder.
â€œThe youths are young and they donâ€™t know where they are going, but if you watch closely you will find that they donâ€™t know where they are going. They often look up to their fathers for direction but if a father himself does not know what he is doing then there something wrong.
â€œThe youth donâ€™t respect an elder that looks like them. You are supposed to be their guiding light after they have fooled around. Pastors should be clean shaven at all times and must not in any way grow beards that will portray them as persons of different persuasion.
â€œMy beloved daughters; donâ€™t marry a man who has no job. Before God gave Adam Eve, he gave him a job. He said â€˜this is the garden, keep itâ€™. Ask any man who comes to seek for your hand in marriage what job he is into.
â€œIf he tells you he is a contractor, ask him to show you evidence of all the contracts he has done. Because the contract heâ€™s talking about is you! He wants to live off you! Donâ€™t be a fool! If he has no steady income, if he has no job, donâ€™t marry him!
â€œA 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.â€