It seems even negative media coverage cannot drive the Men of God from following their Biblical beliefs.
And it shouldn't.
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That rule of perseverance should, however, never be applied to pastors who force their congregants to drink antiseptic. But that is not the case of South African pastor, Rufus Phala.
You might remember him as the self-proclaimed prophet who was seen pushing Dettol, a brand of antiseptic down his congregants' throats.
Well, he is not fazed by all the media outrage as pictures have emerged showing the pastor in a departmental store GRABBING MORE bottles of Dettol. The report claims that he stood his ground that he was on a "mission from God" who 'commanded him to drink dettol and give it to his church members so they can be healed too'.
“Of course, I’m expecting all this opposition. The Bible clearly states that prophets always suffer persecution from the masses. This won’t stop me from carrying on the work of the Lord” Phala spoke out.
Dettol has, however, consistently distanced itself from the rogue prophet maintaining that the antiseptic did not have any miraculous traits and was not to be ingested.
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It seem Prophet Rufus Phala did not get that memo.