– Reno Omokri Says Church Wedding Is Unnecessary & Un-biblical
Former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, author and lawyer, Reno Omokri says church wedding is not biblical and very unnecessary.
Reno Omokri, who has always been known not to be reserved in airing his opinion on controversial issues, believes the concept of church weddings isn’t backed up by the scriptures while also stating that White wedding has a pagan origin and people should free themselves from religious slavery.
According to Reno, Jesus in the bible attended a wedding held at home and not a church. Reno said all that is needed for a wedding ceremony to take place, is a man, his wife and their family members, not a church, pastor or priest. He added that God simplified marriage, but Africans in copying the whites have complicated it.
”Someone said church wedding is necessary because pastors are God’s representatives on Earth,” Reno said. “To that man, my question is this: What are your parents? Devil’s representative? No blessing on Earth is greater than parent’s blessing.
“If you did a traditional African wedding and a White Wedding, what you actually had is 2 traditional weddings. You had an African traditional wedding and a European traditional wedding. None of them is Christian. Both are traditional! There is no Christian wedding, because, according to Scripture, the church is not meant to be involved in weddings. Christ did not attend a Christian wedding.
“He attended a Jewish traditional wedding in John 2. A European won’t have an African traditional wedding. So, why will Africans have a European wedding? That is what you do when you have a white wedding! How long would Africans keep on practicing European traditions and calling it Christianity?
“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
“The power a priest or pastor has to say ‘I now pronounce you man and wife’, comes from man, not God. There is no Scriptural authority for that. God Himself pronounces you married once your parents consent to your union! This is how God defines marriage-“a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one”-Genesis 2:24.
“I have read Scripture from cover to cover in multiple languages. Scripture has no instance of a wedding being done in a church, temple, or synagogue. Isaac married at home (Gen 24:67). Christ attended a wedding at a HOME (John 2:2-10). Isaiah was a prophet. When he wanted to marry a fellow prophetess, all he did was invite 2 witnesses. And immediately the woman moved into his home (Isaiah 8:2-3).
“No ceremony at all. Are you holier than Isaiah? Hosea’s marriage was captured in only 1 verse-Hosea 1:3. God made marriage EASY. It is humans who made it complicated. Church has no business with wedding
The ONLY people involved are
* A man
* A woman
No pastor or church is involved! It is a family affair” He concluded