A pastor from South Africa has stirred controversy after he was spotted on a video telling his congregants to get down on their knees and to walk like sheep following their "Shepherd."
In a video posted on Facebook, a South African pastor was seen commanding his church members to walk on all fours and to follow him around as their "Shepherd." The minister, whom NAIJ has not identified, was heard saying "my sheep will hear me by my voice" and repeatedly beckoned his congregants to come to him.
The Facebook video also showed the church members rolling on the ground. There were some who were screaming in pain but still continued to walk like sheep.
At one point, the controversial pastor asked the church members to stand up but to keep quiet.
In November 2015, Destiny Man published a story on a pastor in Pretoria who made his church members eat grass and ingest petrol during Holy Communion. Such antics prompted the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities to launch an investigation into the commercialization of churches as well as look into several ministers' strange practices.
Rabboni Centre Ministries pastor Lesego Daniel spoke up to explain his reason for making his congregants eat grass and drink petrol. He reportedly told the commission that the Holy Spirit was the one that led him to do those things.
"When I do things, it is no longer me, but me and my master," Pastor Daniel told the commission. "I was led by the Holy Spirit."
Aside from Pastor Daniel, there were some other controversial ministers who were summoned to explain their questionable practices to the commission. These pastors include Penuel Mnguni of the End of Times Disciples Ministries and Paseka Motsoeneng (Mboro) of Incredible Happenings Ministries.