The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has, in a memo dated May 10, requested its members intending to be joined in holy matrimony to first carry out what it refers to as a “genital test”.
The church explained that this directive was informed by its discovery that recurring cases of marital crises in homes were caused by “falsehood, especially in the case of undeclared or unconfessed reproductive/genital status”.
According to a memo from the Assistant General Overseer (Admin & Personnel), Pastor J. F. Odeola, sent to its parishes but trending online, the General Overseer of RCCG, Enoch Adeboye, ordered the entire mission’s outposts to henceforth include the genital test as part of the pre-marital examination for its members seeking to get married.
RCCG also requested the church’s provinces to register with trusted government hospitals for the medical examinations.
“The Mission Authority has observed the recurrence of cases of marital crises resulting from falsehood, especially in the case of undeclared or unconfessed reproductive/genital status.
“We have the directive of the General Overseer to instruct the entire Mission’s outpost that forthwith, pre-marital medical examination for intending couples should also include genital test.
“Further, Provinces are requested to register with particular (trusted) government approved hospital for the various pre-marital examinations for intending couples.
“Remain blessed in this season of songs and victory in Jesus’ name, amen,” the memo read.
Newsworth recalls that Pastor Adeboye, Daddy G.O as he is fondly called, had earlier counselled the youths of the church on marriage, saying “don’t ever marry outside the church and you have no reason to marry outside RCCG”.
He said further, “Don’t marry a girl simply because she can sing!
“In the choir there are some people that can sing but they are fallen angels! Marry a prayer warrior! If a girl cannot pray for one hour, don’t marry her.
“Don’t marry a girl who is lazy! Don’t marry a girl who cannot cook, she needs to know how to do chores and cook because you cannot afford to be eating out all the time.
“Don’t marry a girl who is worldly! If you do, you have carried what you’ll worship for the rest of your life!”