In a bizarre stunt for publicity, Pastor Michael Todd, leader of Tusla's Transformation Church, rubbed his spit on a churchgoer's face during a sermon Sunday. 

A Twitter user shared the video Sunday, noting that the man just stood there unperturbed while Todd rubbed spit on his face to get a message across. Twitter users grossed out with the act, even after learning that the congregant was Todd's younger brother.

In the two-minute video, Todd explains how receiving a vision from Jesus might look like a dirty process but it is good for humans. However, the act was not appreciated by many Twitter users. 

A Twitter user wrote that Todd could have simply used some water to deliver the same message and added some food color to make it look real rather than "actual spit."

The user further added, "Imagine people literally getting nailed on a cross when re-enacting Jesus' crucifixion on Easter Sunday - that's the level of extreme Michael Todd went for."

"I couldn’t even watch that entire Michael Todd video. Just the thought of him wiping his spit in that man's face makes me nauseous," another user tweeted.

"The Mike Todd situation is exactly why we need more faithful Bible-teaching churches, not entertainers who seek to go viral every Sunday," a user wrote. "I’m all for the practicality of sermons being explained, but when is enough enough?"

Many more users wrote that considering the COVID-19 pandemic, Todd should have avoided using his spit to explain how Jesus got a man’s eye back by rubbing mud in his face.

There were a few users who believed that Todd's way to deliver the message was not extreme. "Clearly you guys didn't hear him say it was his little brother...You guys must stop looking for any excuse not to trust God," a user wrote.

Previously, Todd has released books including "Relationship Goals Challenge: Thirty Days from Good to Great" and "Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex."

Todd's is now all set to release "Crazy Faith Study Guide Plus Streaming Video: It's Only Crazy Until It Happens Michael Todd" on July 5, this year.

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