A pastor at a church in Ohio has gone viral for all the wrong reasons after a video of his odd lesson on Resurrection Sunday surfaced online.
The video shows Jaddeus Dempsey of Impact City Church in Ohio allowing children in an after-school program to spit and cut him to share the story of Jesus Christ on Easter.
According to The Christian Post cites that at one point Dempsey removed his shirt and told one of the boys to cut him “gently.” To which the young boy replied, “Are you serious!”
Reports say the pastor insisted until one of the boys put the blade across his back. A parent of one of the boys was outraged after receiving a call from a friend about what was happening at the church.
“The guy who is in the video turns around and grabs the knife and he hands it right to my son.” a mother said.
After finding out what was happening, she and her husband rushed to the church to pick up their son.
“He was upset. He thought he was in trouble. When I explained to him I’m not upset with you, I just want you to know that the things that happened here wasn’t OK.” the father said.
The lead pastor and Dempsey took to Facebook where they posted an apology for the incident and even mentioned that the message of Easter went too far.
“He chose to use an illustration to explain a very important topic about the crucifixion but the illustration went too far and it was inappropriate for the audience that we had.” Dempsey said.
Press play to watch it below.