Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri, author and activist has shared his thoughts as regards the concept of church wedding; saying it is not biblical.

In series of posts shared on his Facebook page,

Reno said the concept of church weddings is not backed up by the scriptures. According to Reno who was a former media aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Jesus in the bible attended a wedding held at home and not a church.

Reno said, all that is needed for a wedding ceremony to take place are: the groom, the bride and their family members, not a church, pastor or priest. He added that God simplified marriage, but Africans in copying the whites have complicated it.

He wrote :

”Someone said church wedding is necessary because pastors are God’s representatives on earth. To that man, my question is this: What are your parents? Devil’s representative? No blessing on Earth is greater than parent’s blessing.”

”After God, parents. Read Christ’s parables regarding marriage-Luke 14:8-10. It does not involve a priest or pastor. My dear people, these European ideas about church wedding are doctrines of men, there is nothing divine or holy about it.

Holy matrimony only involves the couple and their parents. That is why the only commandment amongst the Ten Commandments with a blessing attached to it is “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you”-Exodus 20:12”