Mrs. Faith Oyedepo, the wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, the Senior Pastor of Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners’ Chapel, has said women who question the position of men in the family are under a demonic influence.
She said this on her verified Facebook page on Friday just days after a feminist group slammed her husband for saying feminism leads to frustration and devastation.
Her husband had stated during a sermon to his congregation that “you may never have a good home” if you join feminist club as a woman.
According to the clergyman, when the Bible says “submit yourself to your husband in everything,” women respond saying, “No, not today, that was before. Right now, nobody can do that. We are co-heirs, male and female, no difference.”
Oyedepo continued, saying such women think they are too smart for God to lead them.
He said when they are told that “this is the way to go,” they respond saying, “No, let me educate you, God. You didn’t go to school, did you?”
The clergyman added, “Right now, there is a feminine revolution. Then you get into feminine frustration and destiny devastation.”
The Bishop’s comment was attacked by members of the Nigeria Feminist Forum who wondered if feminism was responsible for the “unproductivity” of the pastors he recently sacked from his church.
According to the group, “We need to ask the eminent cleric, did feminists and the coalition cause the unproductivity of his pastors, or the insecurity and high inflation that has enveloped the nation?”
However, the Bishop’s position was backed by his wife who stated that women should be in subjection to their husbands in everything.
She wrote, “Any woman or women’s organization that attempts to question the position of the man in the family should be regarded as being under a demonic influence.
“God expects that just as the Church is subject to Christ in everything, even so, women should be in subjection to their husbands in everything.”