The General overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adeboye is presently trending on twitter for his teachings on fidelity.
In a series of tweets this morning, the cleric had admonished Christians to take their marriage seriously, challenging them to cut off whatever could make them contemplate adultery.
Pastor Adeboye said, “Today, I will be focusing on the married. It is sad that many married people are still having crushes on 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.”
However, in one of the tweets, he charged his “son” to sack a lady he’s admiring at work and that got many Nigerians angry.
He said: “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.”
Many Nigerians who responded to the tweet opposed the charge, stressing that the RCCG General Overseer’s “son” may end up committing another sin by trying to stop one.
Here are some of the comments:
This is apt. But the only reservation I have is “the sack.” So far the secretary is not harassing the man, sacking her to me is wicked and inconsiderate. That is taking food off her table with no fault of her own. — KAY-GREY ? (@Kayloaded1) J
Woman: Why was I fired? Man: It’s not you, it’s me — JAGS (@EtniesJags)
You asked your son to render his secretary jobless over a possible non-issue that is not her fault, when you can simply just tell your son to behave himself and honour his own marriage if you suspect that there’s more to the excitement? E wildddddddddd gaan Sir! ? — Uncle Demola (@OmoGbajaBiamila)
Sir, the “Fire her” aspect will surely be misquoted and taken out of context. The Accuser of brethren will capitalise on it. I suggest it should be rephrased to fit into the context of recognising avenues of potential causes of Infidelity in marriage. — Fidelis T. Ibe (@FidelisTI)
Pastor, what part of employment law is this? Will this hold in an employment tribunal? In a place where there are laws, ‘your son’ will be paying out loads. Finally, Why should an innocent woman lose their job cos ‘your son’ couldn’t control himself? — Wale Gates ???? (@walegates)
To fire her for no reason than tame his lustfulness? Isn’t that unfair? ?♂️?♂️ — Larry Oba (@whales1212)
So, you made someone lose their job because of your son’s affinity to infidelity? Wow, what a devout Christian. Jesus would be so proud of you. — Nimisire (@Nimisire)
Calvary greeting Daddy G O. But who needs to be fired, the innocent secretary who probably didn’t even know that your “lustful son” is getting excited about seeing her? Shouldn’t you have subjected your son to some kind of deliverance from lust? — Mr Zeal (@zealOhafia1)
I understand what you’re trying to say, but sacking her was not it. He, your son would have resigned since he couldn’t control his lustfulness because sacking her was useless if another secretary comes he will still do the same. A HE GOAT will always be A HE GOAT always sniffing asses — blunt..?? (@Allisonixx1)
Why not check his home Daddy GO? Serious attention needs to be paid to his house, if another woman could make him diligent at work; making her jobless wasn’t the best reaction, in my own opinion sir. — Alive Azeez (@AliveAzeez).
Some Nigerians insisted the GO change his position on such fragile and sensitive statement, seeing it had an undertone of mysogynism, which could paint a tainted picture for the women folk in general.