‘Prophet of Doom’ blasted

A group representing 88 major denominations and churches in South Africa has slammed a Limpopo pastor dubbed the “Prophet of Doom” who has claimed to heal people by spraying them with insecticide‚ saying his actions are contrary to both Biblical teachings and practice.

In a statement‚ the group repudiated “in the strongest possible terms both the claims and the unlawful actions of self-styled Prophet Lethebo Rabalago of the Mount Zion General Assembly in Limpopo”.

“While we believe that the Bible teaches that the Lord Jesus Christ healed people of all manner of diseases and ailments during His earthly ministry‚ He always did so in a way that protected their dignity as human beings made in the image of God.

“On no occasion did He act in a way that caused physical harm to people or further endangered their health. As such‚ these reported actions are completely contrary to both biblical teaching and practice‚” the group stated.

“Furthermore‚ spraying a known toxic liquid over another person‚ and thereby causing them physical harm‚ is both unlawful and illegal.”

The group called on the government to exercise its powers to ensure that this action was reported to the appropriate law-enforcement authorities‚ to ensure that its perpetrator was prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

“We also call upon the victims of these (and similar) acts to withdraw their support from those whose practices and teachings are in no way a reflection of true biblical Christianity.” — Tiso Black Star Group Digital