By Olusegun Obisanya
The General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi has said that same sex marriage completely contradicts God’s standard of marriage institution and teachings of Jesus Christ.
He noted that the marriage God approves of and instituted is between a man and a woman.
The expository Bible teacher spoke on the heels of recent pronouncement by Pope Francis who granted permission for priests to bestow blessings upon same-sex marriage couples.
The Deeper Life leader spoke on Wednesday at the Deeper Life International Conference Centre (DLICC) during the opening ceremony of the twin events in one: the monthly December edition of Global Crusade with Kumuyi (GCK) and the annual December Retreat themed ‘Emmanuel’.
The programme which attracts mammoth crowd commenced on Thursday, December 21 through to Tuesday, December 26, 2023 at the church’s campground, DLICC, located along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Mowe, Ogun State.
Kumuyi said, “The Lord Jesus Christ told us before he left that we should go to the world, teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. He even says heaven and earth shall pass away but his words will not pass away.”
“We stand in obedience to Christ and submissive to him and we carry on the works of Christ that said a man and a woman should be joined together in marriage until death do us part,” Kumuyi declared.
On palliative to underprivileged Nigerians, the cleric advised the government to be practical in the area of palliatives by making the citizens feel the effect.
Kumuyi also tasked Church leaders to help needy members of the church at this trying times and not to just focus on evangelism and other programmes of the Church.
“It is good we evangelise, but Pastors and leaders should equally look into the problems of their members and see whatever the Church can do to help them. The Church should exert its efforts and spend some of her resources in the Church to help their needy members,” he added.
Passionate about youth empowerment, the general superintendent called on youth in the country to take advantage of the coming Impact programme on Tuesday, December 26, saying that it will revolutionalise their lives, give them direction, hope and new beginning.