Deeper Life Church has reacted to the trending story of a couple whose wedding was reportedly suspended by the Church.
Viral reports say the couple’s wedding was suspended because they ate from same plate before the wedding.
Meanwhile, reacting to the story, the church said the wedding was suspended because the couple engaged in immoral acts.
Read the statement below:
THE CHURCH HAS A MARRIAGE COMMITTEE THAT SUPERVISES MARRIAGE RIGHT FROM KNOWING THE WILL OF GOD, TO OBTAINING PARENTS’ CONSENT, MARRIAGE REGISTRATION TO CHURCH WEDDING.
WHEN THE INTENDING COUPLES WERE TOLD TO GO TO BRASS REGION IN BAYELSA STATE TO OBTAIN THE MAN’S PARENTS’ CONSENT, THEY SPENT SEVERAL DAYS TOGETHER BEFORE COMING BACK TO YENAGOA. THEY SLEPT ON THE SAME BED AND ENGAGED IN MORAL ACTS WHICH AMOUNTED TO SIN AND AGAINST THE MARRIAGE PROCESS OF THE CHURCH. THEY FELT WHAT THEY HAD DONE WAS BAD AND REPORTED THEMSELVES TO THEIR PASTORS.
THEY WERE SUBSEQUENTLY PLACED ON DISCIPLINE BY THE STATE OVERSEER. AFTER SOME PERIOD, REPORTING THAT THEY HAVE REPENTED, THE COURTSHIP WAS ALLOWED TO COMMENCE AGAIN.
AS PREPARATION FOR WEDDING WAS GOING ON, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THEY AGAIN ENGAGED IN ACTS CONTRARY TO THE LAID DOWN PROCEDURE BY THE MARRIAGE COMMITTEE OF THE CHURCH. THIS IS AFTER THEY HAD BEEN DISCIPLINED EARLIER AND WARNED NOT TO ENGAGE IN ACTS THAT WILL IMPACT NEGATIVELY ON THEIR PROPOSED MARRIAGE.
THE SUMMARY IS THAT THEY BEHAVED THEMSELVES UNSEEMINGLY, AND WERE IN HASTE TO ENJOY THE BENEFITS THE CHURCH AND GOD ALLOW ONLY MARRIED COUPLES TO ENJOY.”