This man just can’t keep out of the news. It seems that pastor Lukau’s genius plan that involded faking a resurrection is coming back to haunt him. See what I did there? The man is getting sued, it’s about time someone did.
The lawsuit stems from a recent video in which Alph Lukau convinces his congregation that he successfully brought a man back from the dead. The pastor of Alleluia Ministries is seen standing over an open casket, touching the “deceased” individual before shouting, “rise up!” The man inside the coffin then sits up, as onlookers begin to cheer.
But there are three funeral firms in South Africa that aren’t laughing. The BBC reports Kingdom Blue, Kings & Queens Funeral Services, and Black Phoenix are taking legal action against Lukau for allegedly staging the stunt and tricking them into being involved. Lukau reportedly got the coffin from Kingdom Blue and placed Black Phoenix stickers on a private car in an attempt to “look credible to Kings & Queens Funeral Services” when they arrived to order a hearse.
“There are no such things as miracles,” the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities told South Africa’s national broadcaster.
According to several news reports, Alleluia Ministries has backtracked on Lakau’s resurrection claims, and insists the man in the coffin was “already alive” when he arrived to the church in Kramerville, Sandton. The ministry cays the pastor simply “completed a miracle that God had already started.”