Sex before marriage is something that Christians abhors and the bible undeniably condemns adultery and sexual immorality.
1 Corinthians 7:2 clearly includes sex before marriage in the definition of sexual immorality and condemn sex before marriage as sinful.
However, Apostle Dr. Owusu Kwakye has advocated for sex before marriage.
The Founder and General Overseer of Christ Powerful Church, referred to instances where tests are carried before one does something.
According to him, sex before marriage has sustained the marriages of unbelievers yet Christians who abhors sex before marriage, are divorcing because of bad sexual lifestyle in marriage.
“Having sex before marriage is no big deal but some pastors have made it sinful. I see all of them as hypocrites,” he said.
He described as “hypocrisy and double standards” the caveat put on couples getting ready for marriage by pastors in the name of staying holy.
In his view, the beliefs Christians hold have affected marriages because of the Church.
‘’We have destroyed marriages. We have destroyed marriages with the bible and the Church…Don’t you taste the soup to check the level of salt in it before eating? Even if you will not have sex, inspect his manhood to see if you can take it.
According to Apostle Dr. Owusu Kwakye, couples who want to marry must be sure they are sexually compatible before they tie the knot.
But Ghanaian acclaimed marriage counsellor, Reverend George Lutterodt disagreed with the Apostle.
According to him, it is not biblical and a man of his caliber should not lead such an advocacy.
He blamed the church and lack of sex education to challenges in Christian marriages today.
When Nyankonton Mu Nsem hit the streets to sample the opinion of the public, majority of them were against sex before marriage.
Others however raised concerns about trust as one of the major challenge confronting would be couple to have sex before marriage.
‘’Ghana has changed but as a woman when you met a man who propose marriage, you should be joined in holy matrimony before having sex,’’ a woman said.
Another contributor said, ‘’You should not have sex before marriage and any man who demands sex from a lady before marriage have no good intention and will break up with you after satisfying his sexual desire.’’
One lady shared an experience where a lady married a guy only to find out later that, he was impotent but was unable to divorce him because of her Christian belief.