Marriage is under threat in the contemporary world because it is fast losing its sanctity as a divine institution, the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has stated.
Speaking to ministers and officers of Techiman Area during the Area’s 2019 Apostolisation retreat on Saturday, February 16, at the Dwomor Central Church auditorium, the Chairman stressed that marriage is a good thing despite the negative picture being painted about holy matrimony in the contemporary world.
In his sermon titled “Marriage and Family Life,” Apostle Eric Nyamekye said that marriage is a good thing because it was instituted by God Himself for humankind. He, however, emphasized that the success of every marriage largely depends on the couple in the marital union.
Reading from Malachi 2:10-16 and Matthew 16:1-8, the Chairman noted that, God’s original intent of instituting marriage was to ensure that couples raise godly offspring to fill the earth.
“When two believers are joined in holy matrimony there is great joy in heaven because they would be able to raise godly offspring,” he said.
The Chairman, however, said that marriage is under threat in the modern age partly due to the increasing spate of bad marriages many of which have resulted in divorce or even death.
He said that it behoves Christian couples to lead successful married and family lives to safeguard the sanctity of marriage, lest it becomes extinct.
Apostle Nyamekye observed that the negative picture being painted about marriage is causing most millennials to have little or no interest in settling down.
“Today, most of the youth have no regard for marriage. They want to fulfil their sexual desires but do not want the responsibility of a wife or a husband, they want to have children, but do not want to be married, “he bemoaned.
He, therefore, urged Christian couples to uphold the sanctity of marriage by going back to the Word of God to find out God’s original purpose for marriage. He cautioned that marriage is a covenant not only between the husband and wife, but also God, and for that reason, they must endeavour to make their marriages work at all cost because God hates divorce.
Concluding his message, the Chairman advised Christians to endeavour to build Christian homes in order to produce godly children for the nations.
To achieve this, Apostle Eric Nyamekye said Christians must regard marriage as a divine call, and the family as a seminary or a mini Church, where the Husband is the “Pastor”, Wife is the “Assistant Pastor” and all other members of the household are the “members.”