A video of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy has divided the opinions of Nigerians on social media. In the viral video, the revered clergyman was shown to have said that “husband means master”, and not “the male partner in marriage” which is the view that many have come to adopt today.
He said as well that creation of woman was not the original idea of God.
The Christ Embassy pastor made this declaration as he gave a sermon to his congregation members on marriage.
Pastor Oyakhilome further sounded a warning to wives to desist from opposing their husbands in the public, saying that, that was a sign which shows that they have failed to recognized God’s anointing spirit.
“Do you know the meaning of husband?”, he asked.
“I think some of you don’t know. You think husband means the male partner in a marriage.
The clergyman then went on to make a definition of what the true meaning of a husband was, sending his congregation to a frenzy as they loudly cheered on in approval.
Watch the video below:
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“Husband does not mean the male partner in a marriage. Husband means master. That’s what it means, not the male partner in a marriage”.
The Christ Embassy Pastor then added that failing to acknowledge their husband’s role is “the reason there are problems among Christians in their marriage”.
“Marriage in Christianity for most people is just a flop. Why? Because they don’t agree with God’s definition, they have theirs. They believe they are equal partners”.
He went ahead to then give an instance of how a husband’s position is being disregarded in the present day.
“Listen to two people that have just gotten married. A lot of times, it’s the woman that speaks first”.
Continuing, he revealed the main reason why God had created women.
“If you want to live according to the Bible, according to the scriptures, then understand what the word says. The reason God made woman was because of man.
“He made the woman because of the man, that’s why he made the woman. So, woman was not his original idea”, he said.
Stating the biggest problem that women are facing as regards marriage, Pastor Chris said:
“If most women had their father bold enough to talk to them, they’ll be very successful in their marriage and they’ll be very happy people.
“Most women have never been taught by their parents, their fathers particularly. That’s their biggest problem. They don’t know who a man is.
“They think he’s another woman. You see, in a marriage you have the man who is the head of that union. And because he’s the head of that union, it is important to understand him.
“Now, you think “he’s the one that needs to understand his wife”. That is where you are wrong. He will, but until you know who you have married”.
As the video hit the Internet, the sermon was given wide acclaim by some social media users, however, others had dissented as they labeled his view as archaic, questioning why his own marriage had crashed in a divorce.
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