Following reactions to a publication by Legit.ng to the suspension of a wedding in Bayelsa State by the Deeper Life Church in that state for eating from the same plate before their marriage, the church has explained that the decision was consistent with its stand for holiness, just as it regretted that the couple were in a haste to enjoy the benefits of married couples.
It would be recalled that, the wedding of Bolingo Israel and Okpokpolom Jemima, who are members of the Deeper Life Church in Bayelsa was scheduled for June 8, 2019 but was suddenly suspended by the state pastor, a move that attracted diverse reactions from the public.
In their reaction, the Deeper Life Church, in a statement sent to Legit.ng, explained that contrary to reports, the couple had actually engaged in immoral acts after sleeping in the same bed and it amounted to sin.
The church further explained that after feeling guilty and reporting themselves to their respective pastors, the couple was placed on disciplinary action by the state overseer.
After the church felt they had repented, the wedding was slated to hold again but was eventually suspended the second time after they discovered the couple had engaged in ‘acts contrary to the laid down procedure by the marriage committee of the church’.
Concluding the statement, the church explained that it stands for holiness and members have been admonished to abstain from evil.
The couple was also described to have behaved unseemingly and were in a haste to enjoy the benefits of married couples.