Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), says his recent comments about Foluke, his wife, were only for “his children.”
The respected clergyman had taken to his social media page last Monday to celebrate his wife on the occasion of her 72nd birthday.
He had also used the occasion to highlight his wife’s amazing virtues, particularly her submissiveness despite being a powerful woman.
In a flurry of tweets, Adeboye added that no matter how successful a woman is, she must still submit to the man because, according to the Bible, the man is still the head of the house.
His posts, however, drew the ire of several Nigerians with some claiming such comments “promote patriarchy in the society.”
But in a virtual sermon on Sunday, Adeboye wondered why many people are infuriated with his posts when he was only addressing members of his congregation.
In the message titled: ‘From Lockdown to Lifting Up,’ he said happenings brought about by the coronavirus pandemic have made it difficult for him to target his preferred audience.
“As a matter of fact, if there is a way of preaching this sermon just to my own children alone, that is what I would have done,” he said.
“Not because I’m selfish but occasionally there are things you say to your children that would annoy outsiders. And you keep on saying, but I am not talking to you, I am talking to my children. But now, the lockdown has made the door open to everybody.”
The cleric said he remains unperturbed by the frequent criticisms that often trail his views on issues.
“Some people see the glory but don’t know the story. Some people see me and say all kinds of things,” he added.
“It’s none of my business, I don’t need to answer you; I just need to keep on riding high with my king. I’m talking to my children, so others should not be angry with me. Before you take off, consider your landing.”
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