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Pastor Tries to Walk on Water Like Jesus, Then Drowns in Front of His Congregation

Posted by on Aug. 21, 2014 at 6:01 PM
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An evangelist who tried replicating Jesus’ miracle of walking on water has reportedly drowned off the western coast of Africa.

Pastor Franck Kabele, 35, told his congregation he could repeat the biblical miracle, and he attempted it from a beach in Gabon’s capital of Libreville.

“He told churchgoers he’d had a revelation that if he had enough faith, he could walk on water like Jesus,” an eyewitness told the Glasgow Daily Record.

“He took his congregation to the beach saying he would walk across the Komo estuary, which takes 20 minutes by boat. He walked into the water, which soon passed over his head and he never came back.”

The New Testament records the story of Jesus walking on the Sea of Galilee as he approached his disciples in a boat.

“And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.” (Matthew 14:25)

As WND reported in April, a researcher at Florida State University believes he has a natural explanation for the account of Jesus’ miraculous walk on the surface of water – ice.

Professor of Oceanography Doron Nof and the co-authors of his study theorize that a rare combination of optimal water and atmospheric conditions resulted in a unique, localized freezing phenomenon called “springs ice,” according to Physorg.com, which specializes in news about science, technology, physics and space.


Read more at http://www.wnd.com

by on Aug. 21, 2014 at 6:01 PM
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-Celestial-
by Platinum Member on Aug. 21, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Still waiting on someone with faith to move a mountain,,

Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Aug. 21, 2014 at 6:04 PM
That is why they call them stories.
TranquilMind
by Member on Aug. 21, 2014 at 6:06 PM
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Well, he clearly missed it there. Did GOD tell him to do it or was he just showing off?

We will never know. The devil told Jesus to throw Himself off a mountaintop because the angels would catch Him. He declined, saying that we are not to test God.

Only this guy knows what he was doing there.
Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Aug. 21, 2014 at 6:21 PM
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You know world nut daily has some of the highest incidents of computer virus transmissions of any site you might visit.

plus it's not real reliable.

Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Aug. 21, 2014 at 6:41 PM
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Stop Spreading the Story About the Pastor Who Drowned After Attempting to Walk on Water

For some reason, there’s a story making the rounds again about a pastor who tried to walk on water… and drowned:

… An evangelist who tried replicating Jesus’ miracle of walking on water has reportedly drowned off the western coast of Africa.

Pastor Franck Kabele, 35, told his congregation he could repeat the biblical miracle, and he attempted it from a beach in Gabon’s capital of Libreville.

‘He told churchgoers he’d had a revelation that if he had enough faith, he could walk on water like Jesus,’ an eyewitness told the Glasgow Daily Record. ‘He took his congregation to the beach saying he would walk across the Komo estuary, which takes 20 minutes by boat.

Let’s put on our Snopes hat for a bit…

This story initially went viral in 2006 after WND, the Christian tabloid that cares little about the truth, posted about it. It’s been repeated in several sources ever since. Needless to say, WND is not a credible source for anything.

Furthermore, I dare you to find evidence of what church Kabele led. Or pictures or video of the water-walking attempt (it was 2006; it’s not like that technology wasn’t available). Or, frankly, anything about the pastor outside of stories about how he supposedly died.

A search for the pastor’s name on the Daily Record‘s website also comes up empty.

Yes, it’s amusing to believe someone would be so foolish as to actually try walking on water… at least water that hasn’t turned into ice. But we skeptics of all people shouldn’t be so gullible as to believe this without more evidence.

TCgirlatheart
by TC on Aug. 21, 2014 at 7:34 PM
Phew! Glad that's not true! That would be really sad.
-Celestial-
by Platinum Member on Aug. 21, 2014 at 9:43 PM
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You mean to tell me WND isn't a credible source. Oh noes

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Stop Spreading the Story About the Pastor Who Drowned After Attempting to Walk on Water

For some reason, there’s a story making the rounds again about a pastor who tried to walk on water… and drowned:

… An evangelist who tried replicating Jesus’ miracle of walking on water has reportedly drowned off the western coast of Africa.

Pastor Franck Kabele, 35, told his congregation he could repeat the biblical miracle, and he attempted it from a beach in Gabon’s capital of Libreville.

‘He told churchgoers he’d had a revelation that if he had enough faith, he could walk on water like Jesus,’ an eyewitness told the Glasgow Daily Record. ‘He took his congregation to the beach saying he would walk across the Komo estuary, which takes 20 minutes by boat.

Let’s put on our Snopes hat for a bit…

This story initially went viral in 2006 after WND, the Christian tabloid that cares little about the truth, posted about it. It’s been repeated in several sources ever since. Needless to say, WND is not a credible source for anything.

Furthermore, I dare you to find evidence of what church Kabele led. Or pictures or video of the water-walking attempt (it was 2006; it’s not like that technology wasn’t available). Or, frankly, anything about the pastor outside of stories about how he supposedly died.

A search for the pastor’s name on the Daily Record‘s website also comes up empty.

Yes, it’s amusing to believe someone would be so foolish as to actually try walking on water… at least water that hasn’t turned into ice. But we skeptics of all people shouldn’t be so gullible as to believe this without more evidence.

D-Town
by Silver Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 5:09 AM

Well maybe he should apply for the Robocop program. 


joyfree
by Kat on Aug. 22, 2014 at 5:31 AM
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Stop the presses!!! Billiejeens and I agree about something!

Pssst! This won't get you any brownie points with your friends, you know? 

YAY for independent thought!!!

party

Quoting Billiejeens: You know world nut daily has some of the highest incidents of computer virus transmissions of any site you might visit. plus it's not real reliable.


idunno1234
by Silver Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 12:37 PM
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Well....I've tried turning water into wine multiple times, a much safer and more productive activity than trying to walk on water, but have yet to succeed. 

Apparently I am no miracle maker and as awesome as the water into wine thing would be, I guess I'll just have to accept it.

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