Nigerians come for Pastor Adeboye for advising his son to sack his secretary
General overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has taken to social media to preach against married people keeping friends of the opposite gender as that is how infidelity starts.
He narrated how one of his sons became fond of his female secretary and at some point, she had become the reason he went to work. Pastor Adeboye immediately advised him to fire her, in order to protect his home. He wrote:" 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 gender instead of your God-given spouse?" Explaining further, he stated that this was how the devil uses platonic friendship to destroy marriages. According to Adeboye, the devil knows no one sets out to commit adultery, so he makes people think having a platonic relationship with someone of the opposite gender is okay. But a lot of Nigerians were not comfortable with his take on the issue and have taken to their twitter handles to state reasons why what the man of God did was wrong.
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?— PastorEAAdeboye (@PastorEAAdeboye) January 29, 2020
Below are some comments gathered from twitter :
I'm not even surprised people are defending Pastor Adeboye.— Adunni Achebe (@Adunni_Achebe) January 29, 2020
It's the norm.
Nigerians will contort themselves into unbelievable positions b4 they'll admit any fault in their religious leaders.
Let me catch u idiots tweeting about the oppression of the poor again on this app.
I don't blame Pastor Adeboye for that stupid tweet.— William Ukpe (@William_Ukpe) January 29, 2020
Ur spiritual leaders are also disconnected from reality
That's why In a period of mass youth unemployment
Baba thought he could post that rubbish.
I mean when church funds your lifestyle., Why should you care about a youth?
I get what pastor adeboye is trying to teach and all— The Attah of Nigeria 👳🇳🇬 (@akortainment) January 29, 2020
But you see that part were he said "I told my son to fire her " , he's totally wrong!
PS we should stop acting as if our pastors and spiritual leaders can't go off track, he's a pastor but first he's human
Even people that won't let their partners keep besties of the opposite sex are condemning Pastor Adeboye...lol— UG (@UgwunnaEjikem) January 29, 2020
I don't agree with his thread but most of you won't say pim if your partner pulls that move.
Infact you'd even feel "special" talmbout "cut him/her off for me"
My sister if you chase away your help cos you feel she might tempt your hubby then you have no right to blast Pastor Adeboye. Like the only crime your help commited is developing breast and growing into a beautiful woman. Everyone is woke on social media ,hypocrites..— Mercenary (@Ifeatu9) January 29, 2020
Pastor Adeboye asked his son to fire his secretary because he couldn't control the ecstasy of working around her.— Obi Of Onitsha🇨🇦 (@cliqik) January 29, 2020
An innocent woman lost her job for nothing and people are replying, "More grace to Daddy."
I don't understand, grace to fire more innocent people??
"Pastor Adeboye, Crush that Crush is for married people, right? That means the son & secretary are not single, right? That means for your MARRIAGE to work, no room for David & Bathsheba drama, right?— Michel_231 (@231_michel) January 29, 2020
Take the lessons & stop this follow the crowd mentality.
Why are y’all just looking for reasons to be angry this morning?— Edmund 💉 (@EdmundOris) January 29, 2020
Pastor Adeboye has said absolutely nothing wrong in that thread but y’all are picking on the “fire secretary” to wail and cry.
Y’all would be fine.
Daddy GO Pastor Adeboye about to trend because of that tweet lol.— Pastor Clinton😇 (@Pastor_CVB) January 29, 2020
Trust Nigerians to chronically dissect it, misinterpret it and and take it out of context..
Grab your popcorn and coke Ladies and Gentlemen 🍿🍷
pastor adeboye told his son to sack his secretary because of the excitement he get around her— QUDUS (@QdPaper) January 29, 2020
Mathew 5:29 If your right eye causes you to stumble,gouge it out & throw it away
People criticizing adeboye are Christians who don’t read bible
Stop adding civilization into religion.