Unorthodox ‘healing’ shunned

2017-01-31 06:01
 Photo: sourced The image that was circulated on social media of a pastor making one of his congregants drink Dettol.

Photo: sourced The image that was circulated on social media of a pastor making one of his congregants drink Dettol.

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FROM spraying Doom on the congregation, to making them drink petrol and Dettol, many pastors are following the latest trend of unorthodox “healing” practices.

There was an outcry in the community when social media circulated images of these pastors spraying people with Doom or pouring disinfectant down their throat.

Preachers and Christians want these “false pastors” to stop this practice.

Pastor D. Paul said that such healing is uncalled for in the Christian faith. “These false prophets and pastors are preying on the innocent and gullible.

“It baffles me why they are resorting to such tactics. Drinking Dettol and petrol could fatally harm a person. To go to such an extreme in the name of God is wrong.

“This needs to stop immediately and people should also not believe everything they are told. Read the Bible, read God’s word and pray. Nothing is an easy fix,” he added.

Michelle Naidu of Waterfall said she was so angry when her friends showed her the images on social media and feels that it is making a mockery of the Christian faith.

“How can this man, claiming to be a pastor, stoop to such low standards and endanger people’s lives. Our community needs to stand up against such practices and ban those who do this.

“First I heard the Doom saga and people made fun of it, yet it is getting worse, now I hear of petrol, Dettol and even lotion. When will this stop?”

Another Hillcrest congregant, who did not want to be named, said pastors who practice such harmful trends need to be jailed.

“How can a pastor give a church member Dettol to drink under the guise of cleansing her.
“They need to be sent to jail. He is just trying to increase the numbers in his congregation and get more publicity.

“He is also hurting people in the process. When these tactics do not work, the congregation will begin to think that God is failing them in their time of need. This is definitely not right and needs to be brought to an end immediately,” she said.

To have your say on the story and pastors who practice unorthodox 'healing', email kalisha.naicker@me dia24.com

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