Ghanaian SDA church refuses to bless wedding of member whose partner isn’t an Adventist

An unhappy Ghanaian Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church member has called out her church, saying it is the “most hypocritical religious group ever” for refusing to bless the wedding of another member because the partner is a non-Adventist.

According to Obaa Yaa Amponsah, as she is identified on Facebook, the church did not only refuse to bless the wedding of the undisclosed member but also directed all pastors never to bless a wedding between an Adventist and a non-Adventist.

The church has further warned that any of its pastors that flouts the directive faces a sanction which will include the revoking of his license as a Pastor.

“My church SDA is the most hypocritical religious group ever! The church washes it hands off a member and his or her wedding preparation, blessing and encouragement because the member isn’t marrying an Adventist.

“The church will come as guests, no participation wheresoever… any SDA pastor who tries to bless a wedding between an Adventist and a non-Adventist will be sanctioned, his license as a Pastor will be revoked!” she revealed in a Facebook post.

Obaa Yaa further questioned the rationale behind the SDA’s decision because in her opinion, it flies in the face of its mission to win souls for God.

Urging the church to amend its ways, she wondered why it accepts tithes and offerings from non-Adventist church members and their spouses but refuses to bless their marriages.

“We call ourselves the remnant church, we want to win souls… it’s not only by singing and preaching… marriages bring people together, through marriage we can win souls and if we continue like this how will we “pass the MESSAGE to the rest of the world in this Generation”?

“After the wedding de3 they will accept your tithe and Offering, if your non-Adventist spouse brings money to “help God’s work” they will not reject it cos it’s from a non-Adventist.

“No matter your role at church, if you aren’t marrying an Adventist, you will be left on your own. No wonder a lot of Adventist who marry non-Adventist stop attending church cos it’s way too painful. Let’s change that “ChurchManual” let’s understand that Salvation can also be gotten through marriage. Mo nyaa twom!!!

Obaa Yaa didn’t mention which branch of the SDA church her anger was directed at. It is also unclear if this alleged practice is a general doctrine across the entire church as a denomination or it is just one of its branches making its own rules.

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