MANILA (2nd UPDATE) - Social media is abuzz about the alleged prediction of an Indian holy man who foretold a great flood sweeping Samar, Leyte, and other parts of the Philippines this year.
In video clips uploaded on YouTube in April, Bro. Vincent Selvakumar with translation by Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj warns his Filipino audience about a big storm that will hit the Visayas, as well as many other areas.
His profile on their website said Selvakumaar was "brought up in a staunch Christian family" and "embraced a godless lifestyle in his college years."
"In 1977 he experienced a dramatic and supernatural encounter with the living Christ. Brother Vincent Selvakumaar has since then been faithfully serving the Lord by teaching the Word of God confirmed with signs, wonders and miracles to his generation since 1980," it added.
Sadhu, meanwhile, founded the Jesus Ministries, which is described in its website as "a prophetic-evangelistic work which fulfills a call of God to pioneer evangelistic outreaches to people groups among whom Christ Jesus is little or never named."
The group claims that God anointed Sadhu through "signs, wonders, and miracles."
"Since 1979, the Lord God has taken Brother Sadhu to more than 50 nations around the world to be a witness for him," it added.
Sadhu's profile says he was a former staunch Hindu before he had a "dramatic life-changing supernatural encounter with the living Christ Jesus at the age of 16."
He also allegedly predicted the Japan tsunami a year before it struck.