In the last 24 hours, the story of a pastor’s failed attempt to walk on water has gone viral.
According to various reports, Pastor Franck Kabele told his church members that he could do as Jesus did in the Bible and walk on water. So he took a group to the western African city of Libreville and made the attempt in public.
“He told churchgoers he’d had a revelation that if he had enough faith, he could walk on water like Jesus,” said an alleged eyewitness. “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.”
Despite the very real possibility that a person would attempt something like this and drown as a result, it appears that this story is likely a fake. This exact story first surfaced on the Internet back in 2006, and since then, it has popped up at various times.
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Whether or not the story of Pastor Franck Kabele is fact or fiction remains to be seen, but the fact that it has gone viral seven years after its initial reporting is a testament to the overwhelming power of the Internet.