Naming Ceremony without Marital Evidence
It is happening like the spread of wildfire occurrence of naming ceremony but no marital evidence.
This is why the index of naming ceremonies are more than marriage in the church.
It is often shameful that in the church quest to expand we tolerate such miniature ceremonies
Which are out of standard
What are the factors that cause it
* No or Poor Counselling ; Apart from the regular prophet counselling where one comes to enquire about spouse or whom to marry
There is no adequate institutions of marital counselling, advisory bodies in the church for the singles and married.
This had caused many patchy marriage due to pregnancy.
Teenage naming ceremonies that are shameful and unheard of
Indiscipline and tolerance of adultery;
The high rate of indiscipline in the church among the youths especially would give room for occurrence of such naming ceremony.
The authorities(from the top to parish level)have a lackluster attitude to adultery in the church because they are also found at the helm of it.
How does a Shepherd want to correct his member from adultery when it also commits in the church
The rate of adultery among the youth is entirely out of hand.
Adultery flows like passing a baton around.
No action is often taken against adultery and formication cases in the church.
For instance, a Shepherd impregnates a teenage girl in the church.
He is summoned, at the end of the matter, he is left alone.
Inaction against many wrongs has made the church what it is today
There are only few examples of elders and youths that have gone through the proper process of marriage before naming ceremony.
Over an average of church elders are polygamous
Whom will the youths look up to or model.
Which one of them practise monogamy if not only a few.
Which one of them went through the proper step of marriage in the church
No orientation or scriptural knowledge;
The teachings on fornication and adultery are not deeply touched or taught a stone might hit the Shepherd or the chairman who is committing one.
Too much emphasis on irrelevants and tenets have sidelined true teaching of holiness, purity and marriage.
Marital seminars and symposiums are rarely organized.
The female wing of the church is rendered idle on this aspect
Illiteracy is largely a factor that causes naming ceremony with no marital evidence.
The uncivil attitude of fornicating and covering it up with naming ceremony is found among the illiterates.
Where there is lack of knowledge or exposure, my people perish says the scriptures
Lying on the holy spirit
There are many lies and abuse against the spirit in the church.
Many have covered their lust and fornication with the holy spirit.
How can the holy spirit contradict the scriptures, when it kicks against fornication and says marriage is honorable
The Use of the name of the founder
Many have propagated fornicative acts under the name of the founder, saying he married many wives, as such they also have the privilege and grace to do such hereby abusing the sanctity of the church.
All you keep seeing is naming ceremony with no marital evidence.
The propaganda supporting polygamy ensures many just impregnate women and bring them to the church to be accepted and incorporated.
Many of our young girls and females are brainwashed and deceived into accepting the pregnancy without marriage making them substandard products and resultantly cheap.
Prophets, Shepherds and sweet mouthed carnal youth have lured them in accepting contraband instead of standard.
They dont have a voice that says marriage before naming because they are in desperate search of a spouse
The youths of the church need to open their eyes and have a different mindset towards marriage in the church, embracing it as God’s gift propagating God’s purpose of marriage, procreation, fruitfulness in the right way.
By Tola Adele