Pastor runs mad while praying for mad man

LOL! What else can one say? I suspect that the dude already had mental health issues long before. But well, strange things do happen. We could start having a whole discussion on the way we treat mental health problems in Nigeria – attributing it to unseen forces instead of treating it as a disease, but I wont. Sad thing is that neither of them will get the help that they need. 

PEOPLE living at Oke-Ado area of Ibadan, Oyo State, as well as shop owners and automobile dealers along Molete road in the town, on Thursday, watched a drama involving a pastor and a mad man.

The pastor, whose name is Timothy, according to an eyewitness, got to Ososami junctions of Oke-Ado around 5.20 p.m and went to meet the mentally-deranged man, popularly known as Tunde, who was sitting in front of a building in the area.

According to Semiu, a shop owner around the spot of the incident, the pastor began to read the Bible on sighting the mad man, while he moved closer to him and laid the hand on his head.

“At a point, there was a hot argument between the duo, which made the pastor to raise his voice as he was offering a deliverance prayer for Tunde, the mad man. The hot prayer lasted for over 15 minutes before another strange drama began,” Semiu told the Nigerian Tribune.

Speaking further, another witness, an okada rider, said at a point, the mad man removed the pastor’s hand from his head, adding that “suddenly, a strange spirit got hold of the pastor and he began to remove his cloth. He was naked and laid flat on the ground, speaking a strange language, with foam oozing out of his mouth.”

The mad man, it was gathered, initially left him in this position and sat at some distance away from the pastor, before the duo later sat closer to each other, while onlookers watched the strange drama.

The pastor remained in state of insanity until the Nigerian Tribune left the scene of the incident.



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  • It’s not clear from the article the mental state of the so called pastor… that notwithstanding, the Bible makes it clear that spirits are transferable. To believe otherwise is dangerous and can be deadly. The legion in the mad man set free by the Lord sought Jesus’ permission to enter the swine…That aside, Moses was commanded by God to lay hands on the Seventy for transference of “his spirit.” Bible is replete with cases of spirits transferred from one point to the other. The world is inhabited by spirits of former inhabitants of the earth, roaming about for a conducive accommodation in human form.



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