A pastor in South Africa has garnered criticism over the practice of asking his parishioners to strip down.
Prophet Penuel, a pastor of the End Times Disiciple Ministries in Soshanguve, Pretoria has shocked people by requesting that those attending his church strip naked during his sermons and lie on the floor.
Once his congregation lies down Penuel proceeds to step on them while wearing shoes. Though they appear to do so willingly, the treatment of Pastor Penuel's congregation has raised concerns and questions, particularly when it comes to rituals conducted in order to "heal" members of a congregation, The Standard reports.
The church gained a great deal of attention when it posted some of the pictures of their practices on Facebook but they have since taken a majority of the pictures down. The church has also posted onto their Facebook account about turning members of the congregation into snakes and Pastor Penuel ordering winter to come.