It’s open season for pastors these days as they seem to talk in more inflammatory terms that one would usually associate with a ‘Man of God’.
Enoch Adeboye, head pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Nigeria, says anyone who lays a finger on his wife would die in their sleep.
The preacher was speaking at a sermon when he made the remarks whilst talking about couples being there for one another.
According to him, whilst he would tolerate any action someone might take against him, anyone who does something against his wife should prepare to die.
“Be ready to lay down your life for your partner if you’re truly in love.” he told his congregation. “My wife doesn’t like me saying this: You can slap me; you can lie against me, you can criticize me, it doesn’t bother me, but touch my wife, I’ll kill you!”
Adeboye clarified that he would not kill you physically, as that could lead to his arrest and imprisonment. Instead, he would spiritually kill you, in your sleep.
“I want the world to hear. They’ll say if I killed, they’ll arrest me, jail me, that is if I killed with cutlass or gun.” he said.
“If you tamper with my wife, I will talk to my Daddy and you’ll sleep and will not wake.” he added.
And there I was thinking one of the ten commandments was ‘thou shalt not kill’.