Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim, ESOCS, has frowned at the rate of divorce and broken homes in the society.
This was made known at a seminar organised by the women association, Abuja provincial headquarters, Garki branch, of the church, at the weekend, in partnership with the Eternal Sisters Association, Zion Daughters Association, and the Mount Zion Youth Society of the church on the theme, ‘Marriages of All Kinds, the Family, Divorce and its Spiritual Implications.’
In his opening remarks, the chairman of ESOCS, Abuja Province, who also doubles as the chairman of the Organisation of African Instituted Churches, OAIC, Special Senior Apostle Michael C.U. Osamor advised participants on the need to live in peace and harmony, as well as seek godly advice where necessary in resolving marital challenges.
According to him, “Marriage is not a bed of roses. ESOCS Church condemns divorce and has a standard punishment for anyone who involves himself or herself in this act.”
Also in her remarks, the chairperson of the women association, Mother-in-Israel Faith Aina advised the women, the church and the society at large to always look for ways to resolve every marital issue instead of conceding to divorce.
“The family as you all know is an integral part of the society and anything negative that affects the existence of the family affects the entire church and the society in general. Marriage is an institution created by God, but this beautiful institution ordained by God is under serious attack by the devil.”
“You will agree with me that the rate of divorce in the society, especially in Christendom, is alarming. God hates divorce; we as Christians should also hate and condemn divorce. In Mark chapter 10 verse 10, it is written that anyone who divorces his or her spouse and marries another commits adultery,” she said.
“Both genders suffer greatly when divorce occurs, but the women and children are the worst hit because they are more vulnerable and are in a disadvantaged position to move on with their lives. I therefore urge everyone to endeavour to live a peaceful and godly home,” she concluded.
There were also paper presentations on the topics, ‘The Family,’ by Senior Apostle Godwin Akaba; ‘Marriages of all Kinds’ by the president of Zion Daughters Association of the church, Prophetess Nkeiruka Okonkwo; ‘Divorce and its Spiritual Implications’ by Senior Apostle Idika Kalu Uma; and ‘Divorce: The Legal Aspect and Matters Arising’ by Senior Apostle Isaac Imo.

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