"It's not biblical for a wife to have her husband's surname" - Ghanaian pastor

“It’s not biblical for a wife to have her husband’s surname” – Ghanaian pastor

The Accra Regional Overseer of Resurrection Power and Living Bread Ministries, Bishop Yaw Owusu-Ansah, claimed that it is unbiblical for a woman to adopt her husband’s surname after marriage.

Bishop Owusu-Ansah made the controversial statement while speaking on Accra-based Joy FM’s Super Morning Show on Friday, May 20.

“I believe that from the days of Adam, and I have read through the whole Bible, there is nowhere that you will come across that Adam’s wife was Mrs. Adam neither Jacob’s wife was Mrs. Jacob neither Isaac, Joshua or Daniel.

“So, if we, Christians are practicing the same thing, then I believe that we have to apply everything from the beginning to the end. And you come to New Testament, I haven’t come across that Mathew’s wife was Mrs. Mathew or John’s wife was Mrs. John,” bishop Owusu-Ansah said.

The bishop added that God, who created everyone, has a reason for placing them in the family they were born into, so they should not be forced to give up their family name just because that they got married.

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