A Nigerian pastor identified as Mekaowulu Izuchukwu, has sparked up a lot of reactions on social media after he said that,pastors who divorce their wives can’t continue to do the work of God.
He made this statement in a Facebook post he shared on the platform.
In his words, “Any pastor that divorced his wife and marries another person has no business on the pulpit of God, pastoral work begins at home”.
According to Izuchuckwu men of God who cannot keep their homes, can’t handle the business of God.
He added that, a man of God has to wait for his estranged wife to return to him even if she is the one that walked out of their marriage.
Izuchuckwu’s statement has stirred up a debate as many Facebook users took to the comment section, to state their stance on the topic.
A Facebook user,Alexander Ibrahim Nuhu said he disagreed with the pastors statement and quoted a bible passage to back up is claims.
In his words,
“I disagree with u in some instance, by the way, look at the bible
1 Corinthians 7:15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace”.
Another user, Pan Andrews said that,
“I agree. But what if a pastor whose wife leaves him and refuses to reconcile? I saw this happen to a minister I knew…?
The clergyman responded by saying, a pastor has to endure whatever marital challenge is thrown at him, adding that its part of his temptation.
In his words,
“its part of his trials and temptations he has to endure, it happened to Benny Hinn, but after many years his wife came back, so he should be patient and by God’s grace, he would overcome, let him never consider remarrying”.
See screenshot of his post and reactions below,
Read people’s comments and reactions below;
Peter Ekpenyoung: Sir,Wait until you walk on the shoes of a divorced Pastor.
Life’s gives us good reasons to judge others when the going is good for us until we becomes victim of what we reprimanded others on.
Ebele Okonkwo: Pastor ALL have sinned and come short of His glory including you.. your righteousness is like a filthy rag in the sight of Jehovah so just shut up and allow God to be the judge..on last day nothing like husband and wife.. everyone will stand alone
Sunmola Olushola: I once watched a programme where d pastor talked about his divorce journey, how he lost himself in d course of what will he preached in d pulpit after divorce but it take d glory of God,A pastor from another church come to preach to him and gave him d message that God didn’t take ur wife away from u, but rather he only remove what does not belong to u, he promised to replace her with d bone of ur bone who will move d ministry forward with u . The pastor has not remarry though but he was able to bounce back to his call
Faith James: Nothing but the Truth love conquers all.you can’t marry Angel and even she is a devil use the Grace upon you to cast out that demon.Pastor quitting and getting married to another na wash
Mgbada Ugochukwu: i dont whether those pastors have a separate bible they read that is different from ours
Joy Ugbong: It,s true o.till death do u part ! You can be separated for a while to rediscover yourselves in terms of crisis anyway!
Prince Ikemba: Any man of God who married a non virgin has notin to do on the pulpit.
Its in the Bible.
Pre Cious: Plain truth but not to only pastor alone also the members who are Christians.
Oludamola Idowu: Yeyenatu! Thank God for those that are still, thank God for some divorced! Who prays for divorce! Ideal is you shouldnt divorce, reality is we have witnessed some divorces with varied reasons! This pastors judgement is biased, infact, wicked! Teni to de la ri, eni to kan lo mo!
May God help and keep our homes!
Chiggy Madukwe: Has no business with the word of God not pulpit, pulpit is built with hands God is not there. But i have come to also understand that God can chose to have mercy on anyone.
Godswill Similakru: No matter where you’ve been, what you’ve done, how deep in sin you think you’ve been, you don’t have to run from God. He said in Isaiah 1:18, though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool hallelujah,