- Gospel musician, Benjamin Dube, has been called out by social media users for his recent post
- The famous pastor posted a picture of a fan who tattooed his name on her neck
- Many accused the pastor of praising idolatry and tattoos, two things the Bible speaks against
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Pastor and gospel singer Benjamin Dube recently took to social media to show a fan's admiration of him. The 'stan' tattooed the man of God's name on her neck and the muso could not believe it.
He posted a picture of her on his Twitter page, along with the caption:
“I couldn’t believe this. Tattooed: 'Tribe of Benjamin Dube'. Wow, Zoleka!"
His post was met with mixed reactions as many felt that the pastor should not be praising such acts of idolatry. Others accused Benjamin of celebrating the 'soiling' of the human body with tattoos.
Twitter user Sbusile_Fezile said:
"Mfundisi please tell Zoleka that it will end in tears pha ezulwin (in Heaven)."
"Leviticus 19:28: Do not cut your bodies for the dead, and do not mark your skin with tattoos. I am the Lord."
"Bishop, you seem touched by this. Why are you allowing people to idolise you?"
"Finally I can ask... So Bishop... What's your views on tattoos? Are they evil or depends on what you tatted?"
Dube responded to the criticism by posting:
"God tattooed us on the palm of His hand - Isaiah 44:5/49:16. Christ saves both tattooed and the clean."
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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Dr Tumi felt that he would make things a little easier ion South Africans during lockdown by giving them some spiritual food to help things go down smoothly. He hosted an online lockdown worship session which was streamed live and attended by fellow gospel stars.
Briefly.co.za learned that Pastor Benjamin Dube led with prayer while others such as Lebo Sekgobela and Taki Ndou were part of the worship session.
That's not all that Dr Tumi is doing for South Africa. He will also help by putting his experience as a physician to good use. As South Africa is battling the coronavirus, he will be offering his services to the country to help lighten the burden. He will be working alongside the professionals at Tembisa Hospital’s specialised Covid-19 unit.
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