The Pentecost Church of Ghana has banned all pre-wedding pictures that are sexually suggestive or lewd, including the playing of secular music and the serving of alcoholic beverages at wedding receptions.
According to the church, a lot of would-be couples abuse the act by going to the extreme of “touching” vital areas of each other as if they were already married.
The Church said it is about time it pulled the brakes on such acts before the sanctity of holy matrimony is broken.
This came to light on Saturday in an announcement by the General Secretary of the Church, Apostle Nana Yaw Kumi, at the ongoing Global Minister’s Conference at Pentecost Convention Center (PCC) – Gomoa Fetteh near Kasoa in the Central region of Ghana.
“During the pre-engagement time, under the guise of courting, they would be taking all sorts of pictures and spread it all over the place. The pictures suggest they are already married,” Kumi stated.
“You would realise that where they are touching and what they are doing are things that are supposed to be done by married couples. So we really want to discourage that. Some are even bold enough to do it on the day of the celebration. You see them on the screen – somebody has raised the lady, sitting on his lap, touching this place and all that. We really want to discourage it, that is what modestly and decently means.”
Also, the Church has prohibited the serving of alcoholic beverages and playing of secular songs with ungodly lyrics during wedding receptions.
Pastors of the Church have been charged to encourage moderate and decent weddings to cut down cost.
The Church has also initiated measures to strengthen premarital counseling for prospective couple, before being brought to the altar, to reduce divorce rates in the country.
According to the Church, it shall continue to hold in high esteem chastity in marriage and strongly frown upon premarital sexual relationship between prospective couples.
Source: Starr FM