Popular social commentator, lawyer and former Presidential Aide, Reno Omokri has cautioned aspiring couples on getting pastoral consent rather than their parental.
He argued that it is not scriptural to get pastor’s consent for marriage as from Genesis to Revelation no priest or pastor was mentioned to have given his opinion on marriage but it solely the parent’s call.
“It is unscriptural to get pastoral consent for marriage before parental consent. God invented marriage in Genesis 2:24. Those He included were the couple and their parents. No mention of pastor or priest. Don’t let ANY pastor put a burden on you that God DID NOT put. From Genesis to Revelation, Scriptural marriages have ALWAYS been a family affair, not a church issue. Do not be deceived by any pastor, no matter how highly placed. Take your guidance from Scripture, not man. Get parental consent, not pastoral consent
Read the entire Scripture for yourself. It is not hard. You can do it. Nowhere do you see anyone consulting priests, prophets or pastors before choosing a marriage partner. Isaac consulted his parents. Jacob consulted his parents. The 10 commandments command you to honour your parents, not your pastor!
If your parents attend your wedding, they are automatically God’s representatives, even if the wedding takes place in your village.”