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Pastor Chris Ojigbani (left) and Apostle Johnson Suleman

Founder and Senior Pastor of Covenant Singles and Married Ministries Pastor Chris Ojigbani has reacted to a sermon by Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) Worldwide where the latter permitted his members to leave a marriage if their spouse had lied about their fertility.

Ojigbani, who posted a 10-minute video on YouTube on the issue said: “I am here to correct an error made by one Pastor Suleman Johnson. I watched one of the videos where he spoke on divorce. He actually encouraged divorce and I cried in my heart.”

Suleman had said:

You entered marriage with somebody who you discovered told you a destiny lie; a lady had no womb, she hid it from you, a man was impotent, he hid it from you. Now you are married you found out he’s impotent.

I’m not saying he told you before marriage and both of you decided to pray about it, that’s understandable. But he lied! And he’s impotent. She lied! And she has no womb. And you already enter. Get out!

You say ‘Apostle, are you saying divorce?’ It’s not divorce because before the sight of God, that is no marriage, that is deception. It’s not divorce, it;s dissolve.

In the law court, that is not marriage, that man can be sued and can be arrested.

Reacting, Ojigbani said:

I was so shocked when I watched the video. The most annoying part of it is the fact that he used the law court to support his teaching. In Christianity, it is very wrong to use the law as your basis of teaching. In Christianity, we use the Holy Bible as our basis of authority. So let us go to the Bible and correct the wrong teaching.

What has the Bible got to say concerning divorce? The first thing I would like you to know about marriage is that marriage is a covenant, a covenant between a man and his wife, and God confirms it.

What I have just said now, can it be found in the Bible? Yes! In the book of Malachi 2:14, the Bible says that marriage is a covenant between you and the wife of your youth. And the Bible also says in that verse that the God is a witness in the covenant. In other words, when a man gets married, he has entered into a covenant with his wife and in that covenant, God is a witness. God confirms the covenant.

The next question is: Can a lie before a marriage dissolve the marriage covenant? The answer is no. The moment a person enters into a covenant, nothing can dissolve it. A covenant simply means an agreement. Once you enter into an agreement with someone and another person signs as a witness, then nothing can dissolve that covenant. So what I have just said, can it be found in the Bible? Yes!
Watch Suleman and Ojigbani’s video below:

Continuation of Ojigbani’s speech:

In the book of Galatians 3:15, the Bible says, though it be but a man’s covenant yet if it be entered into and is confirmed, it can no longer be disannulled. The moment you enter into a covenant, it can no longer be dissolved. That is the simple truth.

The next question I would like to answer is this: is there any one that was deceived into marriage in the Bible? Let’s find out if someone like that exists and let’s find out whether the marriage was dissolved after the deceit or the marriage stayed. Somebody like that exists and  his name was Jacob. Jacob was deceived into marrying Leah. He didn’t want to marry Leah. He hated Leah. He loved Rachael. He thought he was getting married to Rachael. He did not know it was Leah because Leah’s face was covered.

In the morning, he realized it was Leah he got married to and there was nothing he could do about it because he was already married. He had already entered into the covenant, so he couldn’t do anything about it and the marriage stayed. It is very clear. In Christianity, we do not support people to divorce because the woman does not have a womb or because the man is impotent.

That is very wrong. Rather than teaching them to divorce, it is better you pray for them. You should pray for the woman to have a new womb. You should pray for the impotent man to impregnate his wife. God is still in the business of performing miracles. He has not stopped performing miracles.

Rather than asking people to divorce, pray for them and they will have their desired miracles. That is what Christianity is all about, especially if you are a man of God.  You should pray for people to have their desired miracles rather than teaching them to divorce.

Do you know the extent of damage this wrong teaching has done to the kingdom, in the Christian community?  Do you know how many people are planning to divorce now because of this wrong teaching?

I would like to state here that this is not a personal spite against Pastor Suleman Johnson. No! It is not at all. I don’t even know him personally. All I am doing is to correct the wrong teaching so that people are not led astray.

So why am I correcting it? Because it is a mandate from God. The next question is: Is this mandate in the Bible? Yes! It can be found in Book of 2Timothy 4:2. In that scripture, the Bible says rebuke and correct wrong doctrines and that is exactly what I am doing.

I also want to use this opportunity to sound a note of warning to others. Make sure you don’t teach wrong doctrines, especially in the area of marriage. Because if I hear any wrong doctrine that is being taught, I will correct it. And I will not correct it in the secret. I will correct it in the openly just as the Bible prescribes.

Enough is enough! We are tired of wrong teachings. They are too many. The marriage institution has been destroyed today because of wrong teachings. Enough is enough! Let’s make sure that every message we teach is correct before teaching. If you are not sure it’s correct, please don’t teach it.

If you are not yet married, please understand that when you get married, you are not going to divorce. Divorce is not an option. Make sure you have understood it before going into marriage. Don’t just go into marriage if you are not sure. But if you are sure, then go ahead and get married understanding that you are not going to divorce your spouse.

And if you are married, please do not divorce your spouse because your spouse is impotent or because your spouse does not have a womb. God can give your wife a new womb. God can heal your husband if your husband is impotent. There are so many impotent people who have impregnated their wife. There are so many women who do not have womb but today God gave them new womb and they have children. There are so many like that.

Divorce is never the solution. Please don’t divorce your spouse. If Jacob was deceived into marrying Leah and that marriage stayed. The marriage was not dissolved because Jacob had already entered into the covenant. If you are already married, do not divorce your spouse. Look for solution to your problem. God will help you. Our God is a God of miracle. He will intervene and help you in the name of Jesus Christ. Don’t forget what Jesus said. He said for this reason shall a man leave his father and mother and shall cleave unto his wife and they two shall be one flesh. And he said, wherefore they are no longer two but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let no man put asunder?

God bless you

27 Comments

  1. Belinda

    September 16, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Apostle Suleiman is right on this one, so many pastors preaching stay when the foundation is wrong from the onset, this has led so many people to their early graves. annulment is different from divorce. You lied to marry someone and u say the person should stay frustrated, smh evil pastor

    • Israel

      September 16, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      People speak from what they know & what they know may not necessarily be correct. I do not fault Aps Suleman’s submission. But please, you may state your view about the issue without calling any pastor evil.

    • Pastor Peterclaver Nnamdi

      September 16, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      Before you correct anything get the information and the dimension first don’t just come up with predicate and left the subject. Go and research the video

    • Fleur

      September 17, 2017 at 1:37 am

      What if your marriage was an unequal yoke unauthorized by God? In that case divorce is what humans will call a separation. but do know that in the eyes of God, many marriages never happened because they did not meet God’s criteria. Many people walking around as Mr & Mrs are not married as defined biblically

    • Onward Chris

      September 17, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      I wonder how some pastors can not use there time for something important, look at who is correcting an error. I can now you are pastoring confused people. Upon the large number of women you’re pastoring, that means you don’t tell them the truth. pastor suleman preached a clear and simple to understand message even the least person in church who is a lover of truth will get it right. You at your age and position do not understand this message. You better tell yourself the truth and repent.

    • Uberhaute looks

      September 18, 2017 at 8:06 am

      This is also the Catholic teaching. If a marriage is based on pure lie, there wasn’t a marriage in the first place therefore, no divorce but annulment.

  2. jokobaba

    September 16, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Two jobless men. Make una go find work!

    • Bada

      September 16, 2017 at 10:24 am

      In fact you are actually the jobless person. Seek help

    • Israel

      September 16, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      Jobless men???
      Better be this jobless than looting public funds, evansnapping or armedrobbing.

    • Diamond

      September 16, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      No No, Johnson Suleman I know. This other one is just seeking cheap popularity.

  3. Las

    September 16, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Divorce is the solution if you married the wrong person. Please if you are in an abusive marriage or relationship, please save yourself fast!

    Life is too short to be live a miserable life. The fact that someone lied to get into a marriage nullifies the covenant. The bible says what God has joined together, not what a pastor or court official has joined together. How many people can honestly say it was God who joined them together? A lot of people get married without seeking wisdom.

    Also, It was not Leah who perpetrated the deception, although she was party to it, it was her father, so that is not a really good example to use.

    • Diamond

      September 16, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      You did not add that Jacob was allowed to marry both sisters, Leah and Rachel. What gibberish is this one teaching. He doesn’t even know Jesus permitted divorce on the ground of adultery.

    • molarah

      September 17, 2017 at 11:52 am

      You are funny sha. So you know God ordained the marriage, because He wore agbada and was physically present at the church ceremony, abi? We have no biblical justification for divorce, so don’t try to force-fit one based on your ideology. Every culture has its own sets of rites that make up a marriage ceremony, and once it’s done, it’s done. If God sat back and did not allow any unforeseen circumstances to stall your marriage rites, best believe that He’s ordained your marriage. There are many marriages with difficult circumstances on record in the Bible, but with the exception of one (Nadab and Abigail), you never see God intervene to bring about a separation. Rather, He grants them grace, strength and wisdom as required to navigate the situation. People just be looking for excuses to divorce anyhow. At the end its your decision to separate or not, but don’t whip up a doctrine to justify yourself.

  4. chiyoung boy

    September 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    my candid opinion is, though am not trying to correct any of the pastors, but what pastor Suleiman said is right. you expect a man to remain in a marriage were the woman don’t have a womb abi. if na u, u go stay?

  5. Le coco

    September 16, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    i am laughing at this pastors facial expressions.. the way he speaks is HILARIOUS….

    that being said i hope this apostle suleiman is this vocal about abusive marriages

  6. Florence

    September 16, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Absolute crap, Chris Ojigbani. If your daughter is deceived, tell her to stay by all means. You preach grace yet, you encourage people to die in marriages. I repeat, marriage is not do or die. If your sanity is at stake, your life is at stake, leave!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Fabian C. Nwezay

    September 17, 2017 at 4:56 am

    My candid submission as far as this issue is concerned is that marriage is a mystery and cannot be understood without the help of God who is the Author of it. With respect to this issue, I humbly want to make my contribution and observation as relates to Malachi 2:14, concerning the wife of your youth:
    The book of Deuteronomy 22: 18-29, explains the Bible position about the wife of your you according to Malachi 2:14 admonition, whom you should not divorce no matter what may be the case
    Folks, I am convinced that this state of wholeness is hard to be found among our present day women. Before getting into any marital relationship truth should be the bedrock. If you cannot tell t each other the truth at this time of the relationship you are playing with a time bomb.
    Tell your would be life partner the truth before “I do.” Don’t wait until after this, before you open the cankerworm, this could be detrimental to the relationship. Tell each other the truth from the on set and leave no stone unturned because it could become a thorn in the flesh at the long run. Marriage is not a do or die affair. A broken engagement is better than a broken marriage. Wiseup!!!!!!!!

  8. justsaying

    September 17, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Suleman a useless fake end Time pastor with a bunch of stupid dumb blind followers

    You guys are so freaking blind. Your lazy ass who want quick miracle should read Bible for yourself and ask holy spirit to help you understand.

    Dumb idiots

    • Elle

      September 17, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      So I guess it’s the same mouth you use to ask the Holy Spirit for understanding that you use to call your fellow humans dumb idiots. Clap for yourself.

    • Nicholas

      September 17, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      Repent , turn away from your sin, wickedness and accept Jesus as Lord and saviour

  9. Pst. Festus

    September 17, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    My dear brothers & sisters, there are some info that are ok but not good on public platform. pls let us apply wisdom on what to tell 1 or 2 persons during counselling & what to tell the public so we don’t steer damages where there is none. biko.

  10. Ewuosa Des

    September 19, 2017 at 4:01 am

    what do u call yourself PST chris, u r really jabber confused. Apst Suleman is right by that saying ok. how will you feel your wife to be is lying to u (unknown to u) before u wed her then after the wedding u discover she was lying to u, what will u do man of God?…. question.

  11. Israel J.A

    September 22, 2017 at 5:01 am

    Pst Chris Ojigbani is correct in his teaching. Marriage is a covenant, entrance into it should be carefully done with the leading of the Holy Spirit. Preaching from the pulpit reasons why we should divorce and remarry will bring a lot of confusion to the Christian family. Next time people may be encouraged to divorce if they discover that their spouse lied about his bank account or her educational qualifications.

  12. Rev Dr Monday Aluola

    September 22, 2017 at 9:54 am

    We are in the era of being led by the Spirit and whatever He asks us to do, we should do it! If you are a child of God, you do what you are led to do by the Spirit. It is between you and God!

    However, I am not comfortable with this kind of correction. It looks self-seeking type! Correction should be done in a way that it will not generate further issues.

    Thanks!

  13. George

    September 27, 2017 at 9:32 am

    The works may change but God’s word remains. God himself will not change. The Bible says in latter times, men will not endure sound doctrine but give heed to seducing spirits and will appoint themselves preachers who will say what they want to hear. Unsaved souls giving their opinion from outside what the word of God says. God bless you Ajingbadi Chris for coming out bold to correct heresy. May God increase you from everyside, pray you wunt join the bandwagon of preachers in Jesus name Amen

  14. Nwaokoro Celestine

    September 28, 2017 at 10:40 am

    True men of God though given different gifts, visions, abilities, callings…….. but by the God and the same Holy Spirit, does not contradict each other. They should stop twisting the scriptures devoid of revelations (logos/rhema) Jesu and John had different ministerial dispensation, but the same vision, same spirit, and they knew their boundaries. No priest is mandated to prove his calling but God that confirms his word, let everyone hold on to his congregation as none that can protect them, but God alone

  15. princevinco

    December 8, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Pastor Chris is trying to correct what he lack adequate knowledge of. Please for emphasis, Apostle Suleiman was not talking about divorcing ut dissolving a marriage that was entered in error of falsehood.. It is Pastor Chris Ojigbani who is wrong and not Apostle Suleiman

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