“If You Are Still Single At 35, You Are An Irresponsible Person”- Pastor David Ibiyeomie

Salvation Ministries pastor, David Ibiyeomie made this statement that if a person is still single at 35, then that individual is an irresponsible person.

According to reports, he made the statement while preaching.

The statement has got people talking, as some people ask if there is any specified age for one to get married.

What are your thoughts?

Pastor David Ibiyeomie is the founder and General Overseer of Salvation Ministries. He is an accomplished minister of God and is extremely popular among Nigerians. He is also known as one the richest pastors in Nigeria. His church is one of the fastest growing ministries with over thirty branches across the globe.

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    • The pastor doesn’t sound responsible. He talks out of proportion. Though that is the height of his understanding.

  • Thank God the pastor did not say that person is a sinner or something else,is just irresponsible person.But,he should have backed it up with biblica references to confuse people the more how irresponsible such a person his because even in the bible there is no certain age limit for someone to get married.Those that married early and the late one’s,is by the grace of God.He should also remember that,there is a time zone for everything.

  • its a very big and fat lie. hw can u said that sir? is there any age bracket for a man to marry specifially. Millions of young men r out there strugling to only feed once a day yet they can’t. Most of then desire to marry as early as even 28 but could’nt beuz of economic hardship they found themselves. He whose God crack his palm kernel shuld not think that others has no teeth!!!! life come with differet challanges to d/f individual. Nobdy is God and can decide his/her fate except God. I think sir with utmost respect that u shuld’nt bring up ths kind of msg, becuz it is capabale of leading a gulible minded young ppl astray to go into crime to mk it to marry early in other not to be tag irresponsible.

    • u are very right, people hv different challenge, d same people will tell don’t mind pressure, don’t mind ur age, don’t jump into marriage, but d same people will put u under pressure, may God help us.

  • An adage says “A boy who is unable to feed himself,never thinks of getting a wife. Pastor you are very wrong for making such a comment. come to think of it, is it ” a must” that everybody will get married? biblically, do
    all the people that did the works of God marry? did Jesus’ disciples marry (all of them) why is this pastor pushing some people to do what they aren’t ready for by force. did God ask you pastor to say so? you pastors should stop putting people on high jump in the name of pastors and preachings.

  • This man of (g)od is high… He is not just serious and i have NO single apology for saying this. So it means all the unmarried bachelors under his very boring and vision less ministration are all irresponsible abi? Then i say he is the father of all irresponsible men.. Wait! Has he even finished winning souls before dabling into what does not concern him? Please If he has lost his so called calling, he should get his very idle mouth busy or shut up!

    • Young man you better keep your mouth shut if you don’t know how to talk about men of God,just because you think a man of God said something wrong does not mean you should insult him,just shut up and try to find out his reasons for making that statement. God forgive you

    • Bolade…..you lack manners, even if he is wrong….you have no right to insult him….better watch ur words or else u get to face the wroth….seems u don’t even go to church talk more of having a pastor… cause if u do, u would definitely know how to address A MAN OF GOD…and mind ur business.

      • Victoria what wrong has bolade said??she simply said the truth.Its ur likes that give their all to the so called men of God.Hypocrite.

    • Why are you reacting this way? Are you one of them? Still chasing girls around. Give your life to Christ and the truth shall set you free. It’s an opinion anyway. Not stated anywhere in the bible.
      Somebody might be 40 and yet not mature.

      Let mind the way we respond to a man of God,beware of generational curse.

  • I respect the pastor, but without mincing words, he is so very wrong. and I can argue that with him in an open debate. I challenge him for a dabate on this issue. I rest my case till we meet.

  • He is so fucking wrong for saying Dat, I planned getting married as early as 25, but I got married 34 cos I could not meet up then so u see u re so wrong sir

  • If he actually said it, he must not be taken seriously. This is a fat lie from the pit of Hell. He has shown us that he is not what many people thought he was. He should repent and surrender to GOD and ask for forgiveness and promise GOD never to deceive people again through this kind of unscriptural teachings of his.

    • Just shut up,what do you know about men of God,stop insulting him.go and learn how to talk about men of God,because from your statement it shows that you are a babe in Christ,my friend learn. God forgive you

  • listen to the full message before you start talking rubbish and all of you speaking ill against a man of God, I just pity and sorry for your lives cos you are automatically coming under an indelible curse from God… be guided!!!

  • It’s better to keep quiet whenever one is not privy to the full message, because you can always misquote or quote out of context, many are quick to respond or lashed out at men of God, kept mute at injustice in their own country. Just think before you respond.

  • Waooww I had to do my findings only to find out that the whole drama was here is as a Result of “MISCONCEPTION”. I bet you to get the Message itself and you will be amazed at the truth… Pls people let’s not b quick at insulting Him when we lack facts!!!

  • The most important thing in this Christian journey is making it to heaven and taking people along. So this is just a simple reminder that we should be conscious of Christ in all we do… our comments, discussion, thoughts, action, ambition, purpose, precepts, business, career, marriage….everythng we do. Because some day we will face the Almighty before whom we will give account. #GetConnectedWithChrist

  • Why was this was line only picked out of every other thing the pastor may have said before or after? Will you say he didn’t explain his statement? I think this post is just to stir up comments/trouble

  • my question to the pastor is when he got married, was things hard like the way things hard now,during there time some of them their father married for them and things are not like the way it is now.thousand of youths are looking for jobs to do and u expect such a person to go and married when he cant feed himself. pls pastor think before u blame people.

    • What kind of rubbish are you saying, get the full message before you type anything because he explained that statement in his message.

  • Dont take this statement serious pls. he is one person that jokes and plays alot.
    he even somtyms jokingly yab his own wife on the altar wen he is preaching. so u can trust me that this statement was for fun nd jokes nd play.
    this man is one relationship teacher to listen to. HE CANT SERIOUSLY SAY THIS.

  • Pastor David I. has always been viewed as a responsible individual. He is highly respected in Christendom. He was probably quoted out of context. But if he actually said it, then he is definitely wrong. He probably said it as a personal opinion and not a statement of fact or as a biblical doctrine. The age you marry is dependent on so many factors, chief among is the economic factor. That you married earlier does not make u any more responsible than a person who married after the age of 35. My advice? Well, both the protagonist and the antagonists should get the complete version of the sermon. Since we are on the issue of behaving RESPONSIBLY, I’ll advice that we argue responsibly by desisting from using vulgar and insulting statements on each other especially on social media.

  • David Ibiyeomie never said that. I think you need to be verifying stories before uploading them online. That is the only way you will generate traffic to your blog by carrying verifiable stories. A video of what he actually said is already online. i watched in on lindaikeji blog an hour ago. He was referring to young men over 35 who are still sagging their trousers and doing boyoyo; feeling that girls are dying for them. He told them to go and marry and be responsible. Just watch the video yourself and see exactly how his character has been defamed. This is really unethical

  • It may be that some malicious element is impersonate this man of God in question. However, if he’s not being impersonated, we need to find out the context in which the utterance was made. I think holistic knowledge of the entire sermon delivered that day will help to reveal the veracity about the matter. But I don’t think I shall suddenly turn an irresponsible person by two years’ time when things don’t work out as planned. God forbid anyway, because a better job must come my way before the end of this year which will enable me to escape irresponsibility at 35, as allegedly claimed by the man of God..

  • who even uploaded this rubbish. He never said this. please get your facts correctly before posting them. I just pity the person behind this.

  • The person who posted this fake news online is really stupid. My pastor did not say anything like that. To free your mind from every doubt go to youtube and watch it yourself. Go to youtube and type in David Ibiyeomie accept responsibility and hear well you coconut head.

  • Go to salvation ministries official facebook page and watch the video of what he said and how he said it. I guess you will ask God to forgive you and align yourself to the same man of God

  • I pity those who misquote or comment on useless insinuations from the media without seeking to find out whether what is commented on is actually true.

    When you comment on stuffs you know nothing about just because you don’t like the person in question, that is the highest level of irresponsibility.

  • Well, I’ve read all your comments and realized 1 or 2 things; for those of you who say you are Christians and still go on to insult someone, here, ask God for forgiveness.
    As for the topic, in every sense of understanding, you should know that if, really, the Pastor said something like that then it is not a good thing to say. However, when something like this is published online, we should be guided on what and what not to say. The Christian race is a great one and if we lose sight of our focus, we end up losing everything.
    As for my thoughts, it is only the persons and God that knows what was said and it is only God that has the answer to what was said. Rather than argue or insult one another here, seek the face of God and let the message be interpreted to you, because so far, what I’ve seen here, is self speaking and the little knowledge we gathered from school. Let your heart not be filled with the things of the world but rather with the things of God.
    Good day fellas.

  • Well, I’ve read all your comments and realized 1 or 2 things; for those of you who say you are Christians and still go on to insult someone, here, ask God for forgiveness.
    As for the topic, in every sense of understanding, you should know that if, really, the Pastor said something like that then it is not a good thing to say. However, when something like this is published online, we should be guided on what and what not to say. The Christian race is a great one and if we lose sight of our focus, we end up losing everything.
    As for my thoughts, it is only the persons and God that knows what was said and it is only God that has the answer to what was said. Rather than argue or insult one another here, seek the face of God and let the message be interpreted to you, because so far, what I’ve seen here, is self speaking and the little knowledge we gathered from school. Let your heart not be filled with the things of the world but rather with the things of God.
    Good day fellas.

  • had the man of God said so, then, it’s no business of mine. Everyone has his or her own level of responsibility and irresponsibility. You’re responsible is in your own pocket. Even if I have heaven and earth I chose if I should or shouldn’t get married. If he did said such thing’s without remorse may God forgive him and he should go to the Catholics and other religions that keep eunuchs and tell it to them. and I challenge him for an open debate if he means what he may have said. thank you.

  • It’s a pity that you all fell into the trap bcos this exactly what they want, I mean to stir up strife. One thing I want is to know is that, you were not there when he made this comment. He probably would have explained the reason he said so.And I know so many of us commenting here are believers, what will the unbelievers say when they see all these senless comments. Pls let’s not jump into conclusion and stop all these insult on d man of God. Whether right or wrong let God be the judge bcos of the Grace upon him. God bless us all.

  • Any way if the statement is made by the pastor just the way it is posted it is not factually correct though I am not a spiritualist and would not know if it is spiritually correct. But with many comments trying to distance the pastor from the statement show the statement is fallacious and should be discountenanced. However, those who post comment should not turn here a war fare. Please be civil in your comment, even though pastor is but a human and full of mistakes and should not be crucified for mistaking comments according to his understanding as a man.

  • Noah in bible times was 500 yrs old when he started producing children. Isaac was 40 yrs old when he married Rebekah. my question is was Isaac in bible times irresponsible?????

  • Nnorom Beatrice

    You had better tell your man of God to be well updated on issues like this before he opens his mouth to speak to a congregation besides in the bible there’s nothing like early marriage most of the men are either in their early 40s or late 40s and the women are in their late 30s
    will you now say that these characters in bible times are irresponsible cos they didn’t get married on time. pls don’t let man of God fool you

  • When Aaron and Miriam spoke against moses because he married a cushite woman,God said to them”How dare you speak against my servant Moses? “Numbers 12:8.So please be careful about how you speak concerning men of GOd,either they are fake or not.

  • Leave d judgement 4 God,crucifying d pastor is not d best way.Hear d full message,note why he said so,hw he said it-be4 u can say anytin or comment.I think d insult nd d judgement is ok at d mment,dis is nt a war room.What a pity! believers aqe among.

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