Responses to our prophecy tricks video
After over 55,000 views, the video we released recently has created quite a stir. The video presented clear evidence that TB Joshua’s infamous world event prophecies are “doctored” in the video editing suite to make them appear to be more accurate than they actually were. This revelation casts massive doubt on any of the videos released by Emmanuel TV. If they would engage in this kind of deception with prophecy videos, what’s to say they wouldn’t with the healing videos, for example?
Although nothing could dissuade TB Joshua’s more fanatical supporters, some have sensibly decided to look into the issue further. One wrote to SCOAN asking for an official statement on the matter (note: this man reposted his email in the comments section of the blog ‘Watch TB Joshua’, we do not have access to SCOAN emails):
My family as well as I am a fan of TB Joshua and usually watch Emmanuel TV in fact my Aunt will be visiting the SCOAN this December for reasons of Spiritual Breakthrough.
For a long time I have defended your ministry against critics, you can see some of my defenses on YouTube especially on the video http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=MAuM_5bwo6s, I’m the poster called _____, the name of the YouTube video is “So you don’t believe in miracles… – watch this!! Clip with T.B. Joshua”.
Recently however I have come across a disturbing thing, your videos of fulfilled prophecies seem to “reuse” the same prophecy footage for two different unrelated prophecies i.e your prophecies of the Indonesian plane crashes that happened in 2011 and 2012, here are the relevant YouTube links of each prophecy;
2011 prophecy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utzVtUXjZcM
and 2012 prophecy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N07VZFFZeqI
I would love to understand what is going on in these videos please. The videos also seem heavily edited, will you please if possible mail me the full length unedited versions of each respective prophecy at firstname.lastname@example.org. I usually just ignore criticisms against the ministry but this one is hard for me to overlook. Please respond to this issue either via email or release an official article putting this issue to rest.
Thank you very much for your attention and may you continue the work of God and changing people’s lives. God bless and I hope for a response please.
Some of the other responses, however, have been a little more disturbing. Comments on a popular Nigerian discussion board naijapals were particularly telling. We’ve had people muttering about curses we’ve called upon ourselves for criticising a “man of God” before, blogs have been put up to try and discredit us, SCOAN have even attempted to blackmail us, but until now we’ve not had threats of physical violence or people wishing death upon us. Here’s a sample:
Yes, you read that correctly, Banky502 prayed that Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram would kill us.
Now we wouldn’t suggest these are SCOAN members (although they certainly seem to be supporters), nor are we claiming that this is a response SCOAN would endorse – but it does seem peculiar that several people should consider threats of violence as an appropriate response to critics of a so-called man of God.
TB Joshua, your fruit is showing again (Matthew 7:16).