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Is TB Joshua not another religious fraudster?

Rejected for Christ. I live in the UK and have been following TB Joshua’s ministry for several years now. I cannot help noticing that many out there seem to mock SCOAN, and rebuke his ministry. Am I surprised? No, not at all, as they did exactly the same to Jesus in His time. People accused Jesus of being both demonic (Matthew 12:22-32) and a fraudster (Luke 23:11).
It’s seems to be the way of the world. If people don’t understand something, or can’t achieve it for themselves then they just have to tear it down. I’m a disabled middle-aged woman from the UK with a serious genetic disorder. I’ve never been able to travel to SCOAN in Lagos. I’ve never even met TB Joshua, so how can I be so certain that he really is a prophet of God? Some might say it’s just wishful thinking on my part. After all my son has inherited my disorder too, so maybe I just want to believe there is a cure out there for both of us? Some might even say I’m desperate enough to believe in anything. Actually, I’d say the opposite. Read more from Article Source

I wouldn’t risk putting all my hope in false promises. If anything, such claims might make someone like me even more wary, especially if I followed the negative feedback out there. It would just be cruel to give my son false hope. Yes, I am a Christian, but my son isn’t, so the last thing I’d want to do is let my son witness that my faith in a prophet of God is wrong. I also know that Jesus warned us to be wary of false prophets, those who come in sheep’s clothing but are in fact ravenous like wolves (Matthew 7:15-20). So why haven’t I joined the line of sceptic’s out there who believe that TB Joshua is just another religious fraudster, like so many before him? After all there are loads of fake ministries out there making tons of money out of people’s misery, so what makes TB Joshua any different? For one reason and one reason only. Jesus told us that we would recognise true prophets by their fruits, and that a bad tree only produces bad fruit whilst a good tree produces good fruit. (Matthew 7:16-18).

I used to be a children’s teacher before this illness stole my health. I would always teach the children to be willing to find things out for themselves, and make up their own minds. I’d encourage them to explore the facts thoroughly before they blindly accepted the beliefs of others. So that’s exactly what I did with TB Joshua, and this is what I’ve discovered. TB Joshua comes from a very humble background. In fact, he is a very humble man. At his latest birthday celebrations, he denied that he was a celebrity. He had no desire to seek celebrity status. Instead he called himself “a man of the people”. Then he told the multitude that what would really please this “man of the people” would be if they were willing to share what they had (time, money and food) with those without them. Is that the language of a fraudster? When he first decided to build the Church of All Nations he got on his hands and knees and helped to build it, from the drains up. Is that the actions of a fraudster? The other day I watched one of his Youtube videos in amazement.

A pastor had come to the SCOAN church and admitted that he had told everyone in his own church that TB Joshua was a fraud, and to avoid SCOAN. That pastor had suffered greatly in his personal life, and on advice from another pastor, visited SCOAN to seek forgiveness. Would a pastor be willing to humiliate himself like that in front of the world (and his own parishioners), if it was just lying? And how did TB Joshua respond to this pastor? He called him a ‘ friend and brother’, and reassured him that God had allowed it and forgave him fully. Is that the actions of a fraudster out for financial gain? Sadly, there are many out there today (including too many Christians), who mock his focus on demonic possessions and healing. Indeed, here in the UK, very few churches seem to include this topic in their ministry, even when they hold regular healing ministries. I know! I’ve done my research! Yet this is the part of his ministry that convinces me most.
TB Joshua ministry focuses on healing people from demonic oppression. Who else did that? Jesus of course! He took demons very seriously and confronted them eleven times in the bible. He was even visited by one himself at the start of His ministry (Matthew 4:1-11) He showed his apostles exactly how to confront demons, in the same way that TB Joshua confronts them today (Matthew 8;28-34). Of course, Jesus was accused of driving out demons through the power of demons within himself (Matthew 12;22-32), and was very unpopular with the churches of His time. Is this all sounding a little too familiar? TB Joshua’s ministry has been accused of manipulating the poor and dispossessed in society, yet isn’t that exactly the same type of people that Jesus worked with? Jesus recognised that the majority of those who had power, authority and comfort in society would not listen to Him or accept His message. So that’s why he worked mostly with the poor, the lonely and the suffering; those that society had rejected. He cared very deeply for such people, people like Mary Magdalene, the first person to recognise Him after he rose from the dead, yet had been healed of seven demons by Jesus (Mark 16:9).

Demonic possession is one of the best kept secrets in modern Christianity today, as it no longer seems accepted by civilised” society today. Yet Jesus sent his apostles out with the authority to cast such demons out, just like TB Joshua does today (Mathew 10:1). Indeed, after the resurrection He told his apostles that one of signs of the Spirit would be the ability to cast out demons! ” In my name they will drive out demons” (Mark 16:17). So why do Christians today choose to ignore this critical aspect of ministry and are so judgemental about TB Joshua’s work? The fact is even some of Jesus’s own disciples struggled with belief at times, and had been unable to cast out a demon in a young boy (Mark 9:14-29). What did Jesus say about their failure at the time? ” If you have the faith of a mustard seed…. nothing will be impossible for you” (Mark 9:14-29).
So, I just wonder what would happen if all those sceptics out there were willing to risk opening their minds and hearts to the teachings of Jesus instead? And no, to be absolutely clear, I’m not saying that JB Joshua is Jesus! I’m just saying that He is an obedient apostle who reflects what can be achieved when we are willing to fully submit ourselves fully to Jesus’s teachings. As Jesus so clearly reminds us “Everything is possible for one who has faith” (Luke 4:41). God bless your work. Mandy Edwards from England I would love to write more often for you.

By Mandy Edwards

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  1. MR LAWRENCE
    ANNOINTING IS NOT FOR SALE AND IT WILL NEVER BE FOR SALE
    MEANING WE ARE TESTIFYING THE GOODNESS OF OUR LORD JESUS THAT WE HAVE SEEN IN HIS SERVANT SENIOR PROPHET TB JOSUA.
    OPEN YOUR SPRITUAL EYES AND EYES. START TO READ THE GOSPEL OF JOHN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT
    AS CHRISTIAN WE TESTIFY TO put Satan and his agents to silence because their time on this planet EARTH has EXPIRED. WE KNOWN THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH HAS SET US FREE. NO ONE IS PAID TO TESTIFY.
    MYSELF I HAVE BEEN THER IN SCOAN.
    WHAT A NICE AND PEACE FILLED PLACE I HAVE EVER STEP IN.
    VICTORIA NAMENE FILLIPUS FROM NAMIBIA

  2. My name is Kate from S.A….i love T.B Joshua ministry and his teaching…i visited scoan twice and he prayed for me…than i got healed from knee athritis and my spinal cord….He’s God is an awesome one …may his God bless him tremendously in jesus name…God bless u Emmanuel

  3. What people know they destroy what they don’t know they call names. That’s the case with you Mr Lawrence. I once was there. God bless you.

  4. What u don’t understand u call names. Who knows you anywhere in this planet earth??? If TBJ is evil as u say and great people from all over the world are still loving him and still going there every Sunday of the week, that means he is pretty damn good at whatever he us doing. U must be a smarter person amongst millions that goes to his church every Sunday from all over the world, some watching him on TV, Tablets, phones every Sunday alk around the world but u are the smart one……Nobody made u the judge, therefore it’s either u do the same thing he is doing and get popular or u shut the Hell Up. Nobody Is asking for ur opinion and nobody knows u anywhere in this world, not even in hell. So shut the Fuck up….

    • You wish to have such in your family.please kindly withdraw your statements maid for it’s dangerous to insult or speak against true man of God. For me I wish to even get his abandoned life to save people around me in Ghana. My hope is that HE will locate me before I die as apostle Victor Hounkpati of HOCOAN was torched ( Nazareth TV)

  5. What u don’t understand u call names. Who knows you anywhere in this planet earth??? If TBJ is evil as u say and great people from all over the world are still loving him and still going there every Sunday of the week, that means he is pretty damn good at whatever he us doing. U must be a smarter person amongst millions that goes to his church every Sunday from all over the world, some watching him on TV, Tablets, phones every Sunday alk around the world but u are the smart one……Nobody made u the judge, therefore it’s either u do the same thing he is doing and get popular or u shut the Hell Up. Nobody Is asking for ur opinion and nobody knows u anywhere in this world, not even in hell. So shut the Fuck up….

  6. I have a testimony I use to think TB Joshua is fake but not now he was used by God to rebuke a demon who was coming to me at night to drill my head every day God sent his angel through the face of TB Joshua and he said you demon do not come here again in the name of Jesus since then I sleep like a baby thank you Jesus

  7. No matter how people hate TB Joshua he’s doing what God has called him to do so leave alone
    Do what God has called you to do and there will be everywhere
    Allow people who believe in his ministry to see him period.
    Those who are filled with the HOLY GHOST knew who TB Joshua is.
    God bless him more and keep him for us in Jesus’s name

  8. He is paying you guys to come and post rubbish….nobody ask u not to love him but any man of God who sells card before you could meet him , sell water , olive oil is a false prophet and scammer of the highest order..Tb Joshua is the worst of them all. Apart from that I have watched most of his videos not even a thing can convince one who truly read his/her bible that Tb Joshua is a true man of God. Only those seeking for miracle and prophecies couldn’t see it because they doesn’t read bible, neither do they understand it. Tb Joshua is evil and fraudster.

      • What people know they destroy what they don’t know they call names. That’s the situation you dear Lawrence. I was once there.

      • My name is Kate from S.A….i love T.B Joshua ministry and his teaching…i visited scoan twice and he prayed for me…than i got healed from knee athritis and my spinal cord….He’s God is an awesome one …may his God bless him tremendously in jesus name…God bless u Emmanuel

  9. Why Would these busybodies not think of other things to do rather than criticizing others. TB Joshua from all indications is doing what God has sent him to do.

  10. How l love TB Joshua and what he does.Nothing and no one can make me change my mind!
    When l do wrong, just by watching him on Emmanuel TV or hearing his Voice convicts me of my sin and l become humble enough to repent and ask for Forgiveness from God, praise God.

  11. Prophet TB Joshua is a true man of God who is humble, loving and kind. I follow him and love his massages, how he loves giving, how he heal people from all kinds of sickness, demons etc, how he cancels people, how he mentor people, you name all not enough page to keep naming all. I never been to SCONA but for sure one day I will visited. I don’t care about what anybody says or think about prophet TB Joshua I just love his way of life and will keep following SCONA, EMMANUEL TV, Prophet TB JOSHUA.

    Sunday Aug 11th Emmanuel TV Channel #youtube #livemassage #SCONA- One group of family came to TB Joshua SCONA because the mother was been accused of a witchcraft because of the problems the family was facing not knowing she wasn’t a witchcraft as they tought she was. By the time the group of family arrive to SCONA, TB Joshua intervene in this family crisis they been having for years God knows, TB Joshua kneels down to beg the elderly mother that was been accused for years of a witchcraft to forgive her family for the allegation they put on her. Okay who else can do such?? Humble as the father of all nations Prophet TB JOSHUA,
    this not the first time seeing Prophet TB Joshua in such loving and caring act. I want to use this platform to say a big thank you to our father in christ Prophet TB Joshua, we love you.?????

  12. The issue of Christianity cannot be understood by those still in the dark and those in religion bUT can only be revealed to them. In the mean time let’s just pray for them. We are not of this world and they cannot understand us for they didn’t understand him not.

  13. People should leave Prophet TB Joshua alone, he is this, he is that, why can’t people just let him be, forgod’s sake people should mind their businesses.This prophet of God that has been rejected by many, is also loved by many, no man can fight God. There are a lot of spiritualist out there who claim to be men of God whose conducts are questionable, but no one is fighting them, but people are prosecuting an upright man who’s desire is to deliver and help the weak and demon oppressed people. People pls let him be, whatever you call him, we love him like that. God bless TB Joshua, God bless Synagogue.

  14. I love TB Joshua. He has and still is helping many find their way to rightful living, loving and forgiveness. His teachings are simple. Repent, forgive others, love everybody. Shun evil. Pray for yourselves and others. Speak good things.sing hope. And have joy, laugh, smile, dance for goodness.

  15. I’m sure this blog is sponsored by some pastors in some pastors in southern Africa who envious of and jealous of Prophet TB Joshua. Leave this Man of God alone . The kingdom of Satan cannot prevail against Kingdom of God.

    • God bless you and I hope you and your son has received your healing and have testified the Goodness of God in your lives. Distance is not a barrier to what you can get through praying in spirit with the only true man of God whose relations are castigating but their hate is making unbelievers to believe.

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