We will address SCOAN’s response to the Sky News report shortly. But in the meantime, have a look at this video of TB Joshua talking about the issue in a church service in Lagos. What is wrong with him?
It is quite bizarre to watch. The way he slurs and trips over his words, the long awkward silences before people realise that he is expecting applause. He just about manages to roll out a couple of quotable quotes: ‘persecution is a tonic’, ‘when people say hurtful things about you, God wants you to respond by blessing them’. But the rest of the time, he has real difficult forming sentences.
We don’t know if he was drunk, or ill, or was just having an off day. But the one thing that seems clear is that he is out of touch with reality, and unequipped for dealing with any kind of scrutiny or difficult questions.