In a counter reaction concerning the stand of Venerable Most Senior Evangelist Ephraim Osazuwa on polygamy topic as posted on #cno, another intelligent son of the church, Brother Temitope Gbolahan Jaiyeola said the submission of VMSE Osazuwa is not substantiated enough and shouldn’t be used as yardstick for our shepherds to indulge in the act of polygamy.
He said, “Job had just one wife despite how rich he was. He disciplined himself (Job 31:1), hence was able manage his heart desires. Even after his travails, he still stocked to that woman. David had wives and concubines, but failed to discipline his heart in the Bathsheba case. When Joseph was still single, he disciplined himself in the case of the wife of Potiphar. And when he married, he married just one woman.
Marriage was instituted by God and not man (Europeans or Africans or Asian) and going by God’s institution of marriage in Gen 2:24, it is very clear, what God had in mind. The various perversions of marriage (polygamy, polyandry, same sex marriage, bestiality-marriage to animals etc) all came into the human race (in different dimensions, relative to tribe and culture) based on the fall of man in the Garden Eden.
But now that Christ Jesus has come to restore man back to perfection in God, God’s original mindset should prevail. Marriage goes beyond having sex with woman or just procreating. It demands responsibility (physical, spiritual and psychological), faithfulness, trust and dedication and other elements of love.
Marriage is not a solution to lust or fornication or adultery or any order forms of sexual immorality. Salvation is the solution to them. A man can have 100 wives and still mess around! If a man’s heart yells for 2,3,4,5…women, then, such needs salvation and heart discipline. Some clergy men have one wife while others have two or more wives and both categories still sleep around with their church members. Both have the same problem.
Accumulation of women is not a solution to sexual immorality! Men in CCC (both clergy and laity) should learn discipline in the Lord.”
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