A 35-year-old pastor in Gabon, Franck Kabele, died while trying to take after Jesus in the Bible. Reports claim that Kabele told his congregation that he was capable of reenacting the same miracles of Jesus Christ in the Bible. He decided to make it clear through way of demonstration on Gabon’s beach in the capital city of Libreville.
Using Matthew 14:22-33 as reference, Kabele said that he received a revelation which told him that with enough faith he could achieve what Jesus did also. Eyewitnesses say that 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 Ibadan 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 lions. Though he was warned numerous times by zoo keepers, 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. HE was ripped apart from flesh to bone within seconds of entrance into the lions’ den.