A South African Christian pastor has reportedly died from what doctors are calling “purposeful starvation.” The 44-year-old pastor was attempting to fast for 40 days, as Jesus is purported to have done in the Bible.
According to ‘Buzz South Africa’, Pastor Alfred Ndlovu decided back on June 17 that he wanted to, “equal or break Jesus Christ’s record of fasting for 40 days.” Unfortunately, he didn’t make it to 40 days before he died. He didn’t even make it to 30. He reportedly died less than a month later, even though he had no history of illness.
Unlike Jesus, the article claims, “Mr. Alfred’s body didn’t rise from the tomb, his body was found by a stranger who was hiking through the wilderness.” He was known by his family and community at large as a very spiritual person whose faith could move mountains and his death surprised everyone, even church members.”