The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, has said that he would kill anyone who comes close to his wife, Pastor (Mrs) Foluke Adeboye.
Speaking during a Sunday service while delivering a message titled “Activating Your Destiny” at the headquarters of the church in Ebutte Meta, Lagos state, the prominent cleric told the men in the congregation to be prepared to lay down their lives for their wives.
He added that although he could not do anything to anybody who slaps, criticizes or lies against him, but to do such against his wife, he would kill the person.
His words: “Be ready to lay down your life for your partner if you’re truly in love. My wife doesn’t like me saying this: You can slap me; you can lie against me, you can criticise me, it doesn’t bother me, but touch my wife, I’ll kill you!”
“I want the world to hear. They’ll say if I kill, they would arrest me, that they would jail me, but that is if I kill with cutlass or gun… if you touch with my wife, I will talk to my Daddy and you’ll sleep and will not wake.”
He continued: “If you want to marry a person who’s influential, marry a pastor. If he does not fall into sin, he’ll remain a pastor forever.”
“Marry for love. It’ll endure. I’ve been married for 50 years and still on honeymoon. I was the poorest among those lurking around the girl I married.”
“One was a lawyer who had a car; I had nothing. But I told the girl that if you marry me, whatever I am, wherever I ever become, will be yours”.
“I was not a Christian, but i was an incurable optimist. We struggled over ‘pomo’ as I usually hear me say, but today if we want to eat a cow now, God will provide.
“After our wedding in September 8, 1967, we faced challenges. The baby came 1968. It was tough. We were happy because we were in love.
“I had no car, no house, a marriage into a rented room and a parlour. We have stories to tell. If you marry for love, the reason it will last is because God is love.”
“You must continue to tend the fire, meaning: no matter how little, you must constantly give gifts to your partner. If it’s given in love, it’ll be appreciated.
“When two people are in love, they exchange gifts. Always open your mouth to say to your partner “I love you.”