A famous pastor in Daveyton, South Africa, Theo Bongani Maseko of the Breath of Christ Ministries, has caused uproar as he fed his church members with engine oil.
Photographs of people drinking the fluid during church service were posted on his church’s Facebook page, with the caption: “The fullness of Christ is in this bottle. Healing and strange deliverance #Mark16:17 -18.”
In an interview with The Star on Monday, Maseko confirmed he had made his congregants drink the chemical. Asked why he had used this method, he said it was to demonstrate the power of God.
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Pastor Maseko said: “When we pray over anything, its poison dies. So it can’t harm people. Nothing happened and no one has been to the hospital.”
On the contrary, he said, congregants who drank the engine oil have been saved, healed and delivered. He backed up his claims by citing Bible verses.
He said: “Jesus spat on the ground and made mud. He took that mud and smeared it on the eyes of a blind man and, instantly, that blindness was healed. Mark 16 v 17-18 says ‘in My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover’.”