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African churches just keep winning.

Ever imagined getting baptized with your favorite alcoholic drink instead of water? A place of worship called Gabola Church in South Africa is doing exactly that.

The church was founded by 52-year-old Bishop Tsietsi Makiti. Due to the beer baptization, Bishop Makiti’s church has witnessed its membership rocket to over 500 members in just under two months.

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Ready to get baptized?

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Why did the Bishop choose this controversial route?

He says he was motivated by the scriptures narrating how Jesus changed water to wine.

Is he serious? Yes, he is very serious. He added;

People who drink and get baptized by beer are happy and peaceful. This means they are living in the shadow of God.

The church accommodates people who are not welcome at other churches. Its name ‘Gabola’ is the Tswana word for drinking. There is only one branch at the moment but the Bishop is looking forward to expanding it further.

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