Pastor trying to prove how Jesus walked on water gets eaten by crocodile

For Real?

Is this an factual report, or satire?

G. N. Barkman

Jim

I love the crocodile from Disney's Peter Pan. He and Captain Hook were the best parts of that movie. Thanks for the picture!

TylerR is a former Pastor. He lives with his family in Olympia, WA. He blogs here.

Seriously...

...if this reminds people that pulling stunts to "promote the Gospel" is not Biblical, this pastor will not have utterly died in vain. 

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From the Daily Post (Nigeria):

The pastor, identified as Jonathan Mthethwa, of the Saint of the Last Days Church, tried the demonstration at a river known as Crocodile River. Deacon Nkosi, a member of the church, told the newspaper, “The pastor taught us about faith on Sunday last week. “He promised he would demonstrate his faith to us today, but he unfortunately ended up drowning and getting eaten by 3 large crocodiles in front of us.

I am very tempted to see this as satire. I'm just not sure. It sounds so . . . stupid. But, real life sometimes is!

TylerR is a former Pastor. He lives with his family in Olympia, WA. He blogs here.

There's a Sunday School lesson ...

TylerR wrote:

From the Daily Post (Nigeria):

The pastor, identified as Jonathan Mthethwa, of the Saint of the Last Days Church, tried the demonstration at a river known as Crocodile River. Deacon Nkosi, a member of the church, told the newspaper, “The pastor taught us about faith on Sunday last week. “He promised he would demonstrate his faith to us today, but he unfortunately ended up drowning and getting eaten by 3 large crocodiles in front of us.

I am very tempted to see this as satire. I'm just not sure. It sounds so . . . stupid. But, real life sometimes is!

... that will not be forgotten. 

Satan: cast yourself down ...

Jesus: do not put the Lord thy God to a test

Matthew 4

Side note

Thankfully, it's a hoax.  I was looking into whether there really was a "Crocodile River" and pulled it up.  It's on a South African satire website, i believe.

Ha!

I knew it. It was just a little too stupid to believe. But, who knows sometimes? True story:

  • Yesterday, during Sunday School, I used Steven Furtick as an illustration of how to not be sober-minded and serious about your approach to church.
  • In my notes, I'd written "Furtick, Elevation Church, baptismal water slides."
  • It wasn't until I was teaching the lesson, and reached this point, when I realized that the "baptismal water slide" wasn't a real event - I had accidently remembered a Babylon Bee story as if it were true! Smile
  • Luckily for me, I caught it just in time . . . 

TylerR is a former Pastor. He lives with his family in Olympia, WA. He blogs here.


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