Former secular musician-turned-pastor, Emmanuel Ifechukwude Okose, also known as Soul E Baba, has criticised the way contemporary women address their partners, saying that terms such as “baby,” “love,” “honey,” and “pumpkin” are unscriptural and demonic.
As the General Overseer of New Evidence Christian Church of God, also known as The Evidence Place, Okose believes that this type of language is responsible for men behaving like babies, fulfilling the prophecies of their partners.
Instead, the cleric recommends that women follow the example of the Biblical Sarah and address their significant other as “My lord.” Okose claims that this change in language will have an overwhelmingly positive effect on their lives.
According to him: “Sarah called her husband ‘My lord’”. We live in a generation where I hear women call their husbands or their boyfriends, baby, honey, pumpkin, my love, my heartbeat. All those things are not scriptural, they are demonic.
“Let me tell you something, when you call your husband, baby. No wonder we have so many babies, not mature men. He behaves like a baby. He doesn’t take responsibility because your prophecy is from your mouth.
“But when you call your husband or your man, ‘My lord’; lord means responsibility. Lord means I take responsibility for this environment, I provide for the woman need to be cared for.”