- As Sarumi gives out daughter in marriage
Nigerians were today told that enduring Peace, and happiness that flow like river may continue to elude the Christian homes, until families again identify and accept God’s original idea of marriage.
The Vicar and Archdeacon of Ikoyi, the Ven. Julius Oyetunde Oyediran indicated this in Lagos, while delivering a sermon at the Our Saviour’s Church, Onikan, Lagos, during the Holy wedding ceremony of Bisola, daughter of Ibadan High Chief, Adebayo Babatunde Sarumi and her heartthrob, Edache Ejoga.
“Marriage is God’s idea and not of man! It is initiated by God and must therefore not be toyed with”, Ven Oyediran highlighted, stressing that only matured people willing to obey His will, should go into marriage.
The Preacher stated that God respects vows, and that is the true reason why those going into the holy wedlock, must ensure they avoid treachery, because God will punish treachery, whether it be amongst friends or family.
Quoting Mal. Chapter 2 Verses 14- 16, the Venerable observed that once the God’s people had lamented that God was no longer answering their prayers the response they got was that God was angry because they had dealt treacherously before Him, even as much as they had similarly been treacherous among themselves.
“Our lives are borrowed. God is the Lessor and we are the lessee. Besides, our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit; and when we defile it, we must also be accountable”, he posited, pointing out that every Christian must understand and appreciate being “purchased of the blood”, and who therefore must therefore be careful of what he or she does with the body, where the Spirit dwells.
He advised strongly the newly wedded to perpetually be watchful for “developmental challenges” and be prepared to make the desired sacrifices to make the marriage work..
“God’s concept of marriage is between a husband and wife”, Ven Oyediran said, stressing that God would not be happy with any third party’s interferences; even as he cautioned against allowing canal consideration to derail divine desires and purpose.
Finally, the Venerable alerted Nigerians that bestiality, the love and marrying of animals was on its way, pleading that all must come together to seriously resist it.