Apostle Suleman’s Concerns
Apostle Johnson Suleman, the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, has expressed concern over the popular phrase “for better for worse” in Christian marriage vows.
He questioned the origin of the phrase and noted that it is recited at almost all weddings.
Call for Change
Apostle Suleman opined that the phrase should be changed to “in all conditions of life.” He argued that declaring “worse” on a home at its infancy is not necessary.
Biblical Basis for Marriage Vows
There are no specific marriage vows stated in the Bible that must be taken by Christians during their wedding ceremony.
However, many couples desiring a Christian wedding ceremony often request the presiding Pastor/Bishop or wedding officiant to incorporate marriage vows for them.
Popularity of ‘For Better for Worse’ Phrase
The most popular of the marriage vows, which has the “for better for worse” cliche, has been a topic of discussion for ages among modern Christians.
The popular vow reads: “I, [Name of Couple], take you, ___, for my lawful wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.”
Previous Criticism of ‘For Better for Worse’ Phrase
Barely four months ago, Apostle Suleman revealed reasons why he believes the founder of Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, can never be his friend.
One of the reasons he gave was that Pastor Chris is in a different league spiritually and they do not operate on the same level.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn