A South African man of God, Pastor Lesego Daniel, has been exposed after it was discovered that he uses a snake to preach and perform miracles in his church.
The controversial Pastor Daniel who is the founder of Rabboni Centre Ministry located in Tshwane, a city in the northern part of Gauteng Province, is known for using unorthodox means while preaching at his church.
He who once made his congregation drink petrol and eat grass, telling them it was for their own good, was seen using a live snake to minister to his congregation during a church service.
Justifying his actions, a statement from the church media department posted on their Facebook wall:
“The snake is for teaching and demonstration purposes only. The man of God used this opportunity to demonstrate that the snake that was lifted up on the pole was a symbolic reference to Christ being crucified.”
In viral photos of the man of God who is now popularly called ‘Snake Pastor’, Pastor Daniel is seen with the snake wrapped around a cross made in the shape of a cobra head.
He also placed the snake in the middle of the communion which was later distributed to members to eat and drink.
However, his members seemed not to be bothered with having the reptile in the church as they gleefully partook in the communion which was ‘blessed’ by the snake.
Some of them even took to social media to drum up support for their pastor, telling anyone who criticized him that they were going to hell while he was leading them to heaven.