I think the church is like any other quick fix, one-stop drugstore.
“If you do this and that, your life will be better”
“If you marry a wife outside the church, you will be miserable”.
These are few points I could get from part of Pastor Adeboye’s recent sermons:
– Never marry outside RCCG
– Some girls can sing but they are fallen angels.
– Marry a girl that can pray for more than 1hour.
– She must be a good cook.
Okay I must say here that I have seen “religious” horrible families, they followed all the rules, took marriage counselling sessions. Yet failed and are failing miserably at life.
I really don’t know how to ascertain how many hours people pray, in fact I doubt if God actually values all the shouting and screaming we do. I don’t know if there is a device that checks who is a fallen angel. I am aware that God is supposed to direct my path to that ideal mate, I don’t recall anywhere the Bible said it must be in the same “denomination”. Finally, the idea that women’s culinary skills is a judge of home-keeping skill is totally out of it…. Most of our mothers hired maids, had grandma stay over or took in younger relatives who did a lot of the cooking.
In my family,we grew up sharing responsibilities such that no one could really say “mummy is our cook”. It is not a woman’s duty from heaven to cook food for anyone, cooking food is for everyone’s survival and everyone should ordinarily want to be involved in preventing starvation and eventual death, right???
I just got back from work and I have been seeing this post about the Pastor’s message. I think church should be a place where real problems are solved, people are taught to respect each other, bear each other’s burden, understand equality, and so on. We spend a lot of productive hours in religious centres, can’t we at least feed people’s mind with less bigotry and more of valid life skills??