Today’s award goes to an over-eager believer.
A church leader had his buttocks mauled by a lion after running towards a pride in a bid to prove the ‘Lord’s power over animals’.
Alec Ndiwane, a Zion Christian Church prophet, was attacked on a safari while trying to show that God would save him in front of fellow church members.
He is said to have fallen into a trance and started speaking in tongues before charging at a pride of lions feeding on an impala in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
But as Mr Ndiwane sprinted towards them, the lions immediately viewed him as prey and zeroed in.
Realising the Lord wasn’t about to help, Mr Ndiwane fled back to the car, but not before one of the lions clamped down on his buttocks.
He was only saved from further injury or possible death when the game ranger fired shots to scare the lions off, it was reported by GhanaWeb.
He said: ‘I do not know what came over me. I thought the Lord wanted to use me to show his power over animals.
‘Is it not we were given dominion over all creatures of the earth.’
There’s more at the link.
I think he forgot that his name wasn’t Daniel. Also, the lions were probably upset because while speaking in tongues, he made catty remarks . . .
Probably what came over him was an evil spirit that was impersonating God's angels.
In Florida they use snakes instead of lions. I guess it's all about using what's around you.
Must have been slow lions 🙂
…or they didn't feel like sharing with an uninvited guest.
Something in the Bible about "testing" the Lord!
Most of us exercise our "dominion" with fences, rifles, and litter boxes.
Wrong prayer answered – the lion asked God "Please send me something for my tum-tum" and the Lord said "Okay – here you go !!"
…while speaking in tongues, he made catty remarks . . .
You've got to be kitten. Bet he is feline foolish.
Prophet: "O Lord, please put Christian feelings into this lion!".
Lion sits on his haunches, makes the Sign of the Cross over the prophet, and says:
"Bless us, O Lord, and these, Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen."
Can we set this up for the next candidate debate?
Maybe if he'd done it while carrying a poisonous serpent.
Said in Flip Wilson fashion, "The Debbil made me do it"!.
The Lord sayeth on to him, "Don't be an ass!"
And so it was done.
The Book of Leo 1:1