Emma’s story has clearly struck a nerve with TB Joshua supporters. There have been a number of comments that we didn’t publish because of how unpleasant or threatening they were. “How dare you criticise a man of God?”, “The wrath of God will be coming upon you”, etc…
It’s interesting to remember that when Jesus was being arrested, one of his disciples attacked the soldiers with a sword, but Jesus rebuked the disciple and healed the injured soldier. When Jesus was on the cross he said “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do”. Jesus was being murdered, yet he chose to utter words of forgiveness towards his murderers.
Even if Emma’s allegations were made up*, the kind of words coming in the comments are not Christlike, and totally devoid of grace, totally in contrast to how Jesus responded to far more serious offenses.
Any comments that we deem too personal or threatening we will delete. Feel free to ask questions or express doubts, but please do so in a Christlike and gracious way. You also may like to read the points on the “How to defend TB Joshua” post for some ideas on making your comments sound credible.
It’s important for readers to remember that TB Joshua is a man like any other, fallible and capable of corruption and sin. No one except for Emma, TB Joshua and God can say with absolute certainty whether or not these allegations are true. If this is a young woman who really has lost a third of her life to a cult and been sexually abused by a controlling cult leader, you need to be very careful how you respond to her.
* If we had any doubts about the allegations we wouldn’t have published them, but no – we can’t provide you with video evidence as one twitter user asked!