A South African preacher kicking and stamping on members of his own congregation after first convincing them to go outside and eat grass? Yes, it’s happening!
Pastor Lesego Daniel of Rabboni Centre Ministries in Pretoria told members of his church that they could be controlled by the spirit of God and not the world, according to local reports.
The pastor’s actions during the service prompted a series of online complaints.
“This is stupidity in the highest sense of the word. People should learn to fear God not man. Christians these days,” one outraged commentator said.
Another wrote: “He’s a stupid idiot. Its all signs of the end that’s fast coming.”
— Clayson Monyela (@ClaysonMonyela) January 8, 2014
— Siyabonga Xolo (@Siya_Emmanuel) January 9, 2014
Although Daniel has not responded to the backlash, the grass eating is believed to be a regular occurance at the church.
His last Facebook post reads: “You have been given grace to fast in the Spirit. Its not by might nor by your own power but by the Spirit of God.”
Some of his followers have come to his defense.
“I don’t care wat peaple say even my family members come nd intimidate me but i stand firm in the word of God nd tell them this is my pastor sent to me nd the nations by God to God be the Glory [sic],” said one church member.