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Redeem Church to Henceforth Carry Out Genital Tests on Intending Couples

Valentine Chinyem

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The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has instructed intending couples who wish to be wedded in the church, to henceforth carry out what it refers to as a “genital test.”

This was disclosed in a memo dated May 10, and sent to all parishes.
It cited the recurring cases of marital crisis resulting from “falsehood, especially in the case of undeclared or unconfessed reproductive/genital status”.
The letter which was signed by one J. F. Odeola, a pastor of the church, asked Church’s provinces to register with trusted government hospital for medical examination.

The memo, also said it has the consent of the General Overseer, Enoch Adeboye, to include the genital test result, as one of the requirements, before couples can be joined as man and wife.

The memo reads: “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,” the memo read.

“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.”

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