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African Pastor Dies While Trying To Recreate Jesus' Resurrection

Stewart Perrie


African Pastor Dies While Trying To Recreate Jesus' Resurrection

Featured Image Credit: Diamond TV/YouTube

An African pastor has died after trying to recreate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Most people are aware the Christian son of God was crucified on a cross for several hours before he died and his body was stored away in a large tomb.

Three days later, the Scripture says Jesus rose from the dead and ascended to heaven.

Well, a Zambian pastor wanted to prove he was a messenger for the Lord and asked to be buried.

James Sakara, from the Zion Church, was sure he would rise from his underground tomb after being buried alive for three days.

Zambia's Diamond TV reported the 22-year-old's congregation wasn't so sure about the plan but eventually three members agreed to chuck the young pastor in the makeshift grave.

Ahead of being lowered underground, Sakara quoted from the Bible about what Jesus said to his disciples before he was betrayed.

He was then placed in the grave with his hands tied in front of him before he had dirt piled on top of him.

The 22-year-old was left there for three days and, when members of his congregation dug him up, they discovered he had died.

Spiritual rituals and 'exercises to resuscitate him' were conducted on the man's body in the hope it would complete his resurrection, however he remained dead.

One of the members of the church who helped in burying the man handed himself into police, while the other two are on the run, according to the Daily Mail.

Credit: Diamond TV/YouTube
Credit: Diamond TV/YouTube

Sakara fundamentally got the whole resurrection thing wrong because he was alive when he was entombed, whereas Jesus was dead.

Interestingly, archeologists believe they know where the famed Son of Christ resurrected.

Two years ago, a joint excavation project between Tel Aviv University and the Collège de France at Kiriath-Jearim, a hill on the outskirts of village Abu Ghosh, near Jerusalem, uncovered the 2,220-year-old remains of a fortification.

Professor Israel Finkelstein believes could be the biblical town of Emmaus.

The remains fit the bill in terms of how the town is described in Luke 24:13-35 - in that they are that of a fortification seven miles west of Jerusalem.

However, Benjamin Isaac, emeritus professor of ancient history from Tel Aviv University, reckons that Finkelstein and Thomas Römer (who joint lead the project) can't say for definite that they have found Emmaus.

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Stewart Perrie
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