A note on moderating comments

There has been a lot of fascinating discussion in the comments section. It’s been particularly good to see some more specific points raised by TB Joshua supporters, as well as input from former disciples. However there have been some pretty wild tangents, and it’s starting to get a bit unwieldy. So just to clarify, we may not publish comments that are:

1) Off the topic of the post (eg. is Giles actually the devil himself?)

2) Repetitive and not bringing anything new to the table (eg. “I love/hate TB Joshua and he’s saved/ruined my life, everybody watch/don’t watch Emmanuel TV!”)

3) Personally insulting or aggressive.

Speaking of aggression, while we’ve had strongly-worded comments from SCOAN supporters, they all pale in comparison to a commenter under the name of “repent” who has left several comments (not published) accusing us of being not harsh enough on TB Joshua. This person is terrifying. Here’s just a small taster:

You filthy reprobate, this con man and his empire are luring people into hell and spreading the blasphemy of Jesus and worldwide financial scams and you are so vile and filthy in mind you won’t dare stand up for the victims, but rather are worried about alienating the criminals and heretics who support him. You are so beyond filthy.

Your vile filthy mouth will be judged by the Almighty for such a load of wicked propaganda as that you filthy effeminate heretic propagandist lukewarm lost soul. There is absolutely no hope for you if you don’t repent to the True Christ and beg Him to save your wicked heretical soul.

Yikes. And they were the less offensive bits. So to TB Joshua sympathizers, don’t think that we are just blocking pro-TBJ stuff. Keep to the guidelines and we’ll publish it. And bear in mind that NO sites affiliated with SCOAN (TB Joshua Fans, TB Joshua Testimonies etc) publish comments with any hint of questioning or criticism (we know, we’ve tried). So the breadth of opinions found on this blog is something pretty unique. Thanks!

18 thoughts on “A note on moderating comments

  1. is Giles actually the devil himself? Discuss!

    Just wanted to say that I admire how open the discussion on this site is – it really is the only place on the net where TBJ supporters can talk to non TBJ supporters in a relatively civilised way And don’t ever feel pressured to publish comments that are offensive to anyone.

  2. For Radicalised
    You know those bottles of annointed water? Someone told me that theres now more than one kind- like theres one for e.g. leg problem, another for, say, your stomach, etc. Is this true? I was hoping you could set the record straight about that.
    Thanks

  3. Hi Giles, No that is not true, there is only one anointing water being used.

    basically every week, it is being ministered in the branches, in london, accra, cape town and athens as well as in the headquarters in lagos.

    there are awesome healings and deliverances that happen every week

    • er….why lie? This brand of “annointing water” even has a different label with picture of the man and woman, called “fruit of the womb”.

      Why did you tell us that there’s only one kind?

  4. hi Radicalised -again on the holy water….You may have seen Gareth’s new comment on paying for this holy water. I’ve heard this from others as well. Is this true?

  5. Hi Giles,

    Contrary to Radicalised’s answer there have been many types of anointing water.
    At one point I believe there were 3:
    1. Fruit of the womb (healing from barrenness);
    2. General healing
    3. General blessing and breakthrough.

    Also every now and then a new version of the water is released. So everyone has to queue up to get the more powerful stuff.

    All of this cannot be denied, TBJ has openly talked about this on ETV. Maybe now they’ve gone back down to one, I don’t know.

  6. You see thats what i heard. A bit like itunes releasing new versions all the time which mean you keep having to purchase all the new software for your ipod to keep working.

  7. You do no have to be a judge his works speak for him. What we should be talking or asking is : Does this anointing water work? Yes It does. The critics of the man should look for something better to do.

    • ‘The critics of the man should look for something better to do.’

      Umoh, sorry, but this is a very ignorant viewpoint and not founded in scripture.

      1 John 4:1 ESV

      Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

      Matthew 24:24 ESV

      For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.

  8. My dear contributor,
    Your comment is quite timely but does not give right for judgment.The reference given by you: 1 John 4:1 should be extended to verses 21.If you are sincere you will love your brother who gives credit to God for everything.

    • Dear Umoh,

      “If you are sincere you will love your brother who gives credit to God for everything.” Please back that up with scripture!

      “The reference given by you: 1 John 4:1 should be extended to verses 21.”

      We could, but the point the verse makes still stands. It was quoted in context and consistent to exposition of scripture. I wish for TBJ to show humility, address the accusations by letting someone investigate them independently, repent if necessary and take the consequences for his actions. It is BECAUSE of love, not only for TBJ, but also the people who suffered at his hands, that I’m contributing.

      “Your comment is quite timely but does not give right for judgment.”
      1 Cor 5: 12-13
      12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? 13 God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked person from among you.”[d]

    • In addition to what Someone Somewhere has said, I think you’ll find that “test the spirits to see if they are from God” requires us to make a judgment! Is the spirit from God, or is it not? What is that if it’s not judgment?

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