Who is TB Joshua?
TB Joshua is a controversial Nigerian pastor and prophet. He has a huge following within Nigeria, and a fast growing one internationally (mainly through his satellite TV channel Emmanuel TV). Below we have summarised some of the most concerning issues about him.
1. Numerous allegations of sexual abuse
2. Dubious claims of divine healing
Besides the deaths reported in a piece recently broadcast on the BBC, the authors of this site are aware of 4 other deaths under similar circumstances (not AIDS, but where they were told to stop medication and subsequently died). In 2005, after a large crusade at Botswanan National stadium, President Festus Mogae released a statement urging patients who had visited TB Joshua for healing, including those on the antiretroviral (ARV) therapy, to continue taking their medication. The fact the president had to take this unusual step lends enormous credence to this BBC story.
We recently told the story of Judith, a lady suffering from diabetes who was told by TB Joshua that she was healed, and to stop taking her medication. 2 days later she was in a coma. The comments on the story from SCOAN supporters were revealing. Rather than denying the truthfulness of her story they scolded her for the lack of faith that got her into this almost deadly predicament.
Sky News have conducted an undercover report which confirms the suspicions the BBC article raised, yes SCOAN does tell AIDS victims to quit their medication.
3. Cult like behaviour
4. Blackmail and video confessions
5. $10-$15 million of personal wealth
6. Children at his church sing songs of worship about him
The Synagogue Church is a training ground,
where the holy spirit is flowing
through his anointed servant TB Joshua
The Man of GodEverything about it is part of our lives
Everything about him is good
7. His words are considered infallible
8. He uses tragic events for self promotion
- The London Riots
- Steve Jobs’ death
- Michael Jackson’s death
- Nigeria losing to Guinea
- The Icelandic ash cloud
- Brittany Murphy’s death
- The Polish plane crash in Russia
- The Japan earthquake
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