Pastors Flog Church Members with Belts on Altar to Test if They are Ready for Ministry, Video Sparks Outrage

Pastors Flog Church Members with Belts on Altar to Test if They are Ready for Ministry, Video Sparks Outrage

  • An emerging video of two pastors flogging their church members on the altar has sparked mixed reactions on social media
  • The pastors whipped the backside of the male and female members to test if they are ready for ministry, gathered
  • Nigerians have slammed the pastors for what many described as an abuse of the religion, others knocked the church members for accepting to be whipped

Outrage has greeted a viral video of two pastors flogging their church members on the altar.

In the Instagram video shared by @nikkys_world1, the male and female church members lay barefaced in suits.

Outrage trail video of pastors flogging male and female church members on altar with belts
The church members laid barefaced Photo Credit: Screengrabs from video shared by @nikkys_world1
Source: Instagram

The choir members give a slow rendition while the pastors land the belts on the backsides of each of the church members on the altar.

The obedient church members didn't so much as make a sound as they received the whips.

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Nigerians react

@jarazirozay8 wondered:

"This one na society oo u no see that one wey Dey roll belt as he horror?"

@yekinihalimataa stated:

"Then do offend them before that why he dey punish them now."

@ada_francis_oonwuka opined:

" dis 1 go dey knack him members on a regular all in d name of whatever d fu*ck it is de believe in."

@super_gift26 wrote:

"Both the people flogging and the people that are flogging has serious issues, we are shouting police brutality what of so called pastors brutality."

@gabbyebube said:

"I just don’t know why anyone would subject themselves to this glorious humiliation and violation in the church because they want to belong to a church? It is beyond comprehension."

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Nigerian film actor reacts to the video of pastor flogging church members

Meanwhile, previously reported that Nigerian actor Victor Osuagwu has slammed the pastor who flogged church members to test if they are ready for ministry.

The veteran actor who shared the clip on his page also accompanied it with a caption explaining his thoughts. According to him, God is merciful.

Not stopping there, he also noted that some pastors are agents of the devil. The comic actor then joked that perhaps one person’s backside was what caused the display.

In his words:

“God Is Truly A Merciful God. Some Pastors or Rather Preachers Are Agents Of Lucifer. Trust Me, Only One Yansh Must Have Caused Dis Ungodly Display Of Foolery.”


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