Couples seeking to spice up their marriages may learn a few tips from the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, who has established a link between Mathematics and marriage.
Coming from a mathematician-turned pastor, who has been married for 47 years, the audience at the first annual lecture of the Pastor E.A. Adeboye Professorial Chair for mathematics held Thursday evening at the Main Auditorium of the University of Lagos took him seriously when he spoke about four simultaneous linear equations for successful marital life.
He supported each equation with relevant biblical verses as he told the audience that his understanding of the mathematics of marriage is what has kept his marriage strong.
“I told my children that why I have remained married for 47 years is because I understand the mathematics of marriage. Mathematics is a science of living,” he said.
His Equation 1, which states that love is blind, was supported with a biblical passage from Proverbs 10:12, which states that love covers a multitude of sins.
Then he said the explanation for Equation 2, which is that “marriage is a miracle worker with special anointing for curing blindness” could be found in Genesis 29:16-25 which gives the account of how Jacob was so in love that he did not know it was Leah that was given to him in marriage instead of Rachel until the next day.
When simultaneously calculated, he said the result shows that during courtship, love does not make shortcomings obvious until after marriage, when all doubts about character are cleared.
Moving on to Equation 3, which states that “angels don’t eat jollof rice”; he made reference to Judges 6:11-21 where the sacrifice Gideon offered to the angel was consumed by fire, while he said Equation 4 is that angels don’t marry Matthew 22:30.
In essence, Pastor Adeboye explained that the women eat jollof rice so they are not angels and are not perfect, just like men.
He advised couples to have reasonable expectations of their spouses and not expect them to be like angels.
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye is the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), the fastest-growing churches in the world with parishes in over 180 countries. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics and as an academic, he was a senior lecturer at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is a prolific writer, Bible teacher, prophet and Christian elder statesman.
Pastor Adeboye is a spiritual father to millions of people worldwide and a highly-sought speaker in many churches, conferences and conventions across the world.
In December 2008, Newsweek, the international news magazine, named him one of the 50 most influential persons in the world. He is married to Pastor (Mrs) Foluke Adeboye and they are blessed with four children.
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