Popular Nigerian lawyer and author, Reno Omokri has declared why he believes that church weddings or white weddings as some call it are not really necessary.
In a lengthy post on social media, he explained that the only people needed to ensure the biblical validation of a marriage are the parents of the couple and not any church.
He wrote, “Someone said church wedding is necessary because pastors are God’s representatives on Earth. To that man, my question is this: What are your parents? Devil’s representative? No blessing on Earth is greater than the parent’s blessing. After God, parents. Read Christ’s parables regarding marriage-Luke 14:8-10. It does not involve a priest or pastor”.
My dear people, these European ideas about church wedding are doctrines of men, there is nothing divine or holy about it. Holy matrimony only involves the couple and their parents. That is why the only commandment amongst the Ten Commandments with a blessing attached to it is “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you”-Exodus 20:12″