- A pastor has raised eyebrows on social media with an alarming practice serving meat in his church
- Self-proclaimed prophet Rufus Phala fed his congregation pork with a controversial message
- Phala said the meat had turned into Jesus' body after he prayed for it
Mzansi has had its fare share of pastors performing questionable acts in church. Many adhere to the law in the Bible that prohibits the consumption of pork.
However, one pastor, who has been identified as Prophet Rufus Phala of Ark Centre Ministry, went against the particular scripture by feeding his church members pig 'skop' - the head of the animal.
The Limpopo-based religious leader believes that the pork turned into the body of Christ after he prayed for it.
Luckily for the congregation, Phala cooked the meat before serving it to his congregation. Pork can make people seriously ill if not cooked properly.
The pastor initially wanted to serve the meat raw, but said the Holy Spirit told him to cook it, the Daily Sun reported.
“With our faith and belief, the skop we served during the service was the body of Christ after I prayed for it. Some people use biscuits and wine, I chose to use the skop and Grapetiser for the service,” he said.
Phala shared the photos on his Facebook page and they generated mixed reactions from South Africans.
Adv Sanele Ngeleka I commented: "This is Satanic!"
Siscô Ntshinka added: "God forbids pigs and yet you using it. Duuh! What a waste of time."
Mdumiseni Mdu Hlophe wrote: "This is the really practice of satanism. How can you eat somebody and claim to be holy!!! Isn't that a cannibalism? Wtf! Drinking of wine as a blood isn't that clear enough to be a practice of satanism? Aren't Christians saying the devil drinks the human blood? Wtf!!"
Phala is not the only religious leader shocking South Africans. Briefly.co.za previously reported that Penuel Mnguni, who is infamously known as the 'snake pastor', defended himself after he fed his church members dog meat.
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