Kissing in church during wedding is a sin ― Nigerian Bishop
Rt Rev. (Dr) Emmanuel Oko-Jaja, the Bishop of Niger Delta West Diocese, has said allowing couples to kiss in the church during their wedding service is unscriptural, unholy. .
He said this while delivering a sermon at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Biogbolo, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, adding that such practice promotes immorality and corrupt the mind of teenagers that are in church to witness the practice. .
He explained that the act of letting the groom kiss the bride in the full glare of both the young and old persons gathered in the church to witness what is expected to be holy solemnisation of a wedding between a man and woman emanated from the teachings of false prophets. .
“The practice where couples are allowed to kiss in the church during wedding service is unscriptural. I wish to direct clergymen and church workers in this Diocese to guard against such unholy conducts. .
According to the scriptures, the church is not supposed to serve as a place meant to promote immorality but encourage people to uphold and practice Christian virtues with a view to winning souls for Christ,” he added.