Pastor Franck Kabele, a pastor on the West African Coast, claimed to his congregation that he had been given a series of revelations that told him he was now capable of performing miracles akin to those that Jesus Christ himself performe.
The pastor cited Matthew 14:22-33, which reads, which tells the story of Christ walking on water and the baffled disciples at first look at him with fear. Then Peter emerges, temporarily walks on water due to the strength of his faith, falters, and plummets into the lake.
To many Christians this series of verses serves as something of a cornerstone, a perfect metaphor for faith and a Christian’s relationship with Jesus. For Franck Kabele it was apparently something of a challenge.