Recently, some pastors in South Africa are trying to imitate some biblical events. Some of them end up getting hurt.
A self proclaimed prophet set himself, 21 congregants, and their church building on fire on Tuesday evening while trying to demonstrate what Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego did in the Old Testament.
24 year old Prophet Simangaliso Mncwabe, who runs a church [House of Miracles] with over a hundred and fifty members in Ngodini, Mpumalanga; was preaching about the 3 warriors of the Old Testament in an evening service and then finished off with a demonstration, which did not go so well.
According to the book of Daniel in the Old Testament, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to bow down to the golden image. King Nebuchadnezzar threw them into a blazing furnace, but they did not burn, as God was with them.
Prophet Simangaliso assured his congregants that miracles still happen today, and they will see them happening in his church, as the name of the church says.
As the crowd cheered, he began pouring petrol on himself and set himself ablaze.
After realizing that he is actually burning, the prophet started screaming for help and some of the people in attendance attempted to help him, but they unfortunately also caught fire.