General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has ordered genital test to be conducted on any couple who wants to marry in the church.
This is contained in a memo issued by the Assistant General Overseer (Admin and Personnel), Pastor J.F. Odesola to all concerned pastors in the church on the new development.
A genital examination or test is used to check for signs and symptoms that might indicate the presence of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or to find any abnormalities that could indicate a more serious problem such as cancer.
The memo said the new decision was as a result of re-occurrence of cases of marital crises resulting from falsehood, especially in the case of undeclared or unconfessed reproductive/genital status.
“We have the directive of the General Overseer to instruct all the Mission’s outpost that forthwith, pre-marital medical examinations for intending couples should also include genital test,” the memo said.
It added that provinces were requested to register with particular (trusted) government approved hospitals for the various pre-marital examination for intending couples.