A Congolese preacher in the city has hit out at the exchange of rings during weddings.
‘Brother’ David Bosongo of The Early Church of The Lord Yeshua, says that wedding rings are “not Biblical at all” that they are “an attempt to make man and woman equal by exchanging rings and vows which is contrary to biblical teachings.”
The preacher, whose preachings mostly revolve around the end days, explains that women ought to wear rings to prove that they are taken, but what is required of men is only for them to love to their wives.
“Even in the Holy book, Solomon and David had hundreds of women each and we are not told anywhere in the Bible that they exchanged rings. The rings from all their women would not fit on their fingers,” explained the preacher, whose mother church is based in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
“In fact, people are misled that ring the finger has veins that run all the way to the heart. This is not true. The ring ought to be put on index finger because it is kind of authoritative,” He told The Nairobian.
The outspoken preacher also took issue with Kenyans who greet each other ‘Bwana asifiwe,’ arguing that “even Jesus in the Bible greeted people by saying ‘Peace be with you.’
He explained when to use the ‘bwana asifiwe’: “We should use the ‘Bwana asifiwe’ phrase only when celebrating the good things we have achieved through Christ and not as a greeting.”