• The pastor claimed that singer Osinachi, who is said to have died as a result of domestic abuse "Suffered and died in the lord."
A Nigerian preacher named Pastor Newman received numerous criticism over a comment he made on the death of singer Osinachi Nwachukwu.
The pastor claimed that singer Osinachi, who is said to have died as a result of domestic abuse "Suffered and died in the lord."
According to the preacher, God had a purpose as to why the Ekwueme singer did not leave her abusive marriage and ended up dying as a result of it.
“Away from the criticisms surrounding her death, whether she should have left the marriage or not, we don’t know what God told her...Whether God asked her to remain in the marriage or not will only be revealed in eternity," he wrote.
He went on to chide those who say that God can not support the abuse that Osinachi endured.
"Someone would say “God cannot say that”, Really? Well done Jehovah’s classmate.Brethren, That was her own cup of suffering… For everyone has his own portion of suffering for the sake of Christ!
If you dodge your own cup of suffering, you may not receive the WELL DONE reward. “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” 2 Tim. 3:12. Let us cry for ourselves.”
The heat became unbearable for the 'man of God' prompting him to take down the social media post that has since been making rounds online.
The death of the gospel minister has sparked debate on why women chose to stay in abusive marriages.
Osinachi's case also sparked debate on whether the church is so pro-marriage that people feel divorcing will send them further from God.
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