Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), says he will kill anyone who messes with Foluke, his wife.
In a viral video believed to be his recent virtual teaching on marriage, the clergyman said he would go any length to protect his love for his sweetheart.
He said while he could stomach criticisms as well as insults from anyone, he would not tolerate such for his wife.
In what seemed like a response during a morning devotion session to the question ‘how much love must a man have for his wife’, Adeboye explained that every man must love his wife as Christ loved the church, stressing further that every man must love his wife to the extent of wanting to die for her.
He said “you must love your wife to the extent of being willing to die for her, and that is a big one. I’m sure you’ve heard me say before that you can do whatever you like to me. You can criticise me, insult me or trample on me, I will only pray for you, but if you mess around with my wife, I will kill you. I will kill you so thoroughly you won’t even be able to rise on the resurrection morning.”
“When some people ask how are you going to do that, I’ll tell my Daddy to send you to hell straight away and there will be no need for you to come up for judgement. Someone says how are you going to kill somebody, won’t the government kill you in return? Who told you I am going to shoot the gun? You can only arrest me if I use any human weapon. If you mess around with my wife then every power that God has given me will descend upon you.”
“I am sure you have heard me say it before. You can do whatever you like to me, you can criticize me, you can insult me, you can trample on me, I will only pray for you,” he said.
“But if you mess around with my wife, I will kill you. I will kill you so thoroughly you won’t even be able to rise on the resurrection morning.”
This is not the first time the prominent man of God would make such comment.
In September 2017, he had warned that he could kill anyone who touches his wife while teaching men in his congregation to be prepared to lay down their lives for their wives.
The cleric tied the knot with Foluke in 1967. The union has been blessed with four children.
In February, Adeboye shared a throwback photo where he could be seen kissing his wife on Valentine’s Day.