The Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh has charged Christians not to be deceived or carried away by the theories being propagated about same-sex marriage, saying man and woman are different and created by God to complement each other.
He gave this charge at the solemnisation of holy matrimony between the daughter of the newly consecrated Anglican Bishop of Oke-Osun Diocese, Rt. Revd. Foluso and Mrs. Henrietta Taiwo, who gave their daughter, Titilopemi Taiwo out in marriage to Adedayo Adewale at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Life Camp, Abuja.
Admonishing the couple, Okoh said: “Let no one deceive you that this is a modern life; because there is no modern God. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Human life has changed in so many ways, but a woman’s desire to be a wife remains the same.”
The cleric said God had the power to create another man to fellowship with Adam if that was what was lacking. But He created a woman and man became complete.
Quoting profusely from the scriptures, Okoh explained that there is no excuse for separation in marriage; adding that love assumes a higher meaning, when it comes to marriage because it takes on responsibility, pain and even sorrow.
While admonishing the couple on mutual submission in marriage, the Primate said in the case, where the wife has a superior opinion, the husband should not feel too proud to accept it.
He urged them to make their marriage ever fresh and live in obedience to God’s laws so that their prayers would be answered.
By Ngozi Adighibe