A South African Pastor, Christ Penelope of SevenFold Holy Spirit Ministries in Siyandani Village in Giyani, Limpopo, has been accused of sitting and farting on his congregant faces, which he claims that it is a means of healing and blessing them.
It was learnt that some of the congregant line up for the “sacred fart”, with some believing that they will be rich after the ritual. It was also alleged that some wait for up to two months to make the list. according to The Daily Sun: He said “I don’t fart on people – I heal people.”
Pastor Penelope however defended himself by saying that his unique style of healing was copied from Jesus. The cleric who denied farting on his members, further said in an interview with Drum that he’s demonstrating God’s power.
It started with Master Jesus when he stepped on Peter. It is the demonstration of God’s power. Just like God made Adam go into a deep sleep – it is a similar thing. God did anything with the body of Adam while he was on the ground in deep sleep. He was not feeling anything.
When someone is in a deep sleep you can do anything with the body “you can even drive a car over it or stand on them. It is God. The Bible doesn’t say anything about Adam saying, “God, you are hurting me.”
Pastor Penelope also disclosed that his congregants feel nothing when they are pinned on the ground. He added that the criticism he has faced doesn’t worry him because when he stands on congregants it shows the power of God.
When they wake up from the deep sleep, they will tell you that they didn’t feel anything. It is showing the power of God and those who needed healing are healed afterwards and others get to manifest at that moment.
It doesn’t even bring hurt to me when people speak lies about you. Remember when people try to tarnish your image, that is when He shows his glory.
As long as souls are won into the kingdom. He who sits on the throne laughs at his enemies.
In a Facebook post, he said: “This is to tell the doubters that we did not do it by mistake, and we’re not repenting.
“We’re not going to be intimidated. The body is the church and the head is Christ.
“You expect me to go and sit on the church?
“I must come directly to the head and sit on it.”
One, a 30-year-old man, told The Daily Sun: “When we come to church it’s because we need prayers, not to be farted on.
“What the pastor has been doing isn’t right.”
He called on Penelope to ask God for ‘another way of healing people’.
A 40-year-old woman also said she has stopped attending church, adding: “That’s not what I signed for. I needed prayers not fart.”
Many other pastors have condemned what Penelope has reportedly been doing, saying even if he’s not farting on people, he shouldn’t be sitting and farting on them anyway.
According to The Daily Sun, Pastor Jacob Sibiya from Kagiso said: “This is wrong. Nowhere does God say sit on people and they will be healed.
Bishop Miso Mabunda from Meadowlands also said: “These are exactly the deeds the Bible warned us against.
“It said that at the end of the world, there’d be people who’d do things that will shock us.
“My advice will be for people to make their ways right with the Lord for the end is near.”
It’s not the first time he has been in the news. A couple of years ago he made headlines for anointing his congregation with condom oil and claiming the Holy Spirit had instructed him to let the congregants eat tetrapodophis, which is an extinct four-legged snake.
He had also revealed that he is the spiritual son of another controversial church leader Professor Lesego Daniel of Rabboni Centre Ministries. Lesego Daniel made his church members drink petrol and eat grass and millipedes.