The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has come under fire from Twitter users for ordering his son to sack his secretary in order for his son to avoid falling into the sin of adultery.
Adeboye said this in a series of tweets in his official Twitter handle on Wednesday.
The cleric said in a message titled, “Crush that crush” that it was important for married couples to keep their bodies holy like the temple of God.
The RCCG overseer asked married couples to spend more time together and exchange compliments.
He said the reason many people have crushes outside their marriage is mostly due to a distance between the couple.
Today, I will be focusing on the married. It is sad that many married people are still having crushes with persons apart from their spouses.
If there is any fellow aside from your spouse you are admiring unduly, you must see such a person as the devil and get rid of them immediately.One of my sons once told me that he was always excited to resume in the office every Monday because he would get to see his secretary again. I told him to fire her immediately. Nothing and no one is worth your marriage.What is a married woman doing on the phone with another man for countless minutes? Why would a married man be spending so much time with another man’s wife? Why would you prefer to discuss intimate issues with your “friend” of the opposite sex instead of your God-given spouse?Oh, you may say “I am not doing anything with the fellow; we are just friend.” That is exactly where it starts from. The devil knows you are a Christian and would not fall for someone just like that.So, he makes you become good friends with the fellow and before you know it, you would have fallen. May you not fall for any strategy of the devil in the mighty name of Jesus. If you have any friend that you talk to more than your spouse, break that friendship now.Proverbs 5:18 has this to say:“Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.”Spend more time with your spouse and make him/her your confidant. Exchange compliments. The reason many people have crushes outside their marriage is mostly due to a distance between the couple.They no longer communicate as they used to. When they talk, it is only on serious issues about the children or other family needs, instead of talking/gisting about just anything as they used to in the early days of their marriage.They no longer go out to fun places or take walks together except they are going for family functions. If there is no distance between yourself and your spouse, no crush can come between you.No one should be closer to you or know more about you than your spouse.
Some feminists on social media, however, faulted Adeboye’s approach to tackling adultery.
They argued that an innocent woman ought not to be fired because her boss was developing sexual feelings for her.
“Pastor Adeboye you told your Son to fire a Lady that is innocently working to make ends meet, she should be rendered Jobless for no reason.”
@IamAbioduAa also tweeted,
“Before you start supporting Pastor Adeboye on this matter, remember this, that lady might be the bread winner of one family, sacking her for the inability of his son to hold himself is a selfish and wrong decision.”
Klaus 🇳🇬 🇺🇸 @Nick_k1aus wrote,
A lady gets a job, does her job well, goes about her business in a Godly way only to receive a sack letter because a young man cannot keep his manhood in check and discipline himself. How is that right..
No, everything about the post is fine except the firing someone that probably doesn’t know they make you happy maybe because they make your work so easy part. You can change her office/post or put in a good word for her at a friend’s office. Anything to ease her life not fire
But @Edmundoris supported the cleric, saying,
“If you’re a Christain and you have issues with what Pastor Adeboye said concerning sacking the secretary, then something is wrong somewhere to be honest. You need to go back and actually read your bible again.”
Some other feminists wondered if Adebayo would have asked his son to resign if he had said he was developing sexual feelings for his female boss.