Redeemed Christian Church of God Bans 'Aso Ebi'
So, finally the church's leadership is now aware that some people marginalise others while claiming to "create uniformity".
But we are not in secondary school and it should not be compulsory.
“There have been reports that some members of some parishes in the church that cannot afford to buy some of these Aso Ebi’s have been exempted from some church functions.
“Such un-Christianly act of keeping church members out of programmes because of Aso Ebi, must never be heard of again among the women in the church.”
Pastor Mrs. Foluke Adeboye, wife of the General Overseer of the church, gave the order during the just concluded 65th annual convention of the church themed “Halleluyah.”
Mummy G.O. said it is ungodly for some church leaders to compel their members to buy and wear a particular uniform during church events.
She added that those caught would be severely sanctioned.
“Aso Ebi which should ordinarily be for the family, must not be elevated to the point of making it to overshadow the spiritual life of the congregants,” she added.
Pastor Folu Adeboye also frowned at the idea of what is seen as petty lies during Christian wedding engagement, where those conducting such events would have to engage in lies to make money from the attendees.
She explained that with God, there is no white or black lie, small or big lie, stating that when attendees are asked to bring air fare to fly in, an item already provided for at the event venue, those involved are simply engaging in conscious sin.