Walking on water is not easy. Not too many people have the ability.
Let’s see, there’s Jesus, and well, that’s about it. Unfortunately
for one pastor on the West Coast of Africa, his attempt to become the
second man to make this impossible feat a reality cost him his life.
Pastor Franck Kabele, 35, told his congregation that he was capable
of reenacting the very miracles of Jesus Christ. He decided to make it
clear through way of demonstration on Gabon’s beach in the capital city
Referencing Matthew 14:22-33, Kabele said that he received a
revelation which told him that with enough faith he could achieve what
Jesus was able to.
According to an eyewitness, Kabele took his congregation out to the
beach. He told them that he would cross the Kombo estuary by foot,
which is normally a 20 minute boat ride.
Sadly by the second step into the water Kabele found himself completely submerged. He never returned.
This is not the first incident of this nature in Africa. At Ibadon
zoo in south-west Nigeria, a self-proclaimed Prophet claimed to be able
to do what the Daniel of the bible did by walking into a den full of
Though he was warned numerous times by zoo keepers, according to NG
Newspapers, the Prophet thought of them as nothing more than enemies of
progress. The Prophet, with a crowd of people watching, put on a long
red robe and proceeded to enter the cage full of lions.
Within seconds of opening the door, the lions ripped the Prophet from
flesh to bone. The bible should come with a warning label, “Don’t try
this at home.