“Only two or three prophets should speak, and the others should judge what they say.” 1 Cor 14:29
“If what a prophet says in the name of the Lord does not happen, it is not the Lord’s message. That prophet was speaking his own ideas. Don’t be afraid of him.” Deut 18:22
The above two passages of scripture makes it quite clear that prophecies must be subjected to judgement. Are they inline with scripture or contrary to it? If they are predicting a particular event, does that event happen? There are no exemptions for certain “mega prophets”, all prophets are subject to this kind of scrutiny, and if a prophet is confident in their anointing, they would welcome it. Unfortunately, with TB Joshua, many followers are so obsessed with him, they don’t apply the above scriptures and simply accept what he says as being the word of God.
In our previous post we reported that his Kolkata bridge collapse prophecy predicted a bridge crossing a river would collapse, but the “crossing a river” part was edited out. We’ve now been made aware of a second, more subtle, but equally significant edit. In the original he said “What do you think will happen to the vehicles on top and everybody?”. In the edited version it said “What do you think will happen to everybody?”. This detail is significant, because there was nobody on top of the bridge – the bridge was incomplete. The people killed and injured were those passing underneath the bridge. While this may seem a subtle difference, it further nullifies the “prophecy’s” purpose as a warning. You can see these edits presented in the video below, please share:
Considering these changes to the meaning of the prophecy, it is quite possible that someone who was heeding his words would have been killed in this tragedy. They were avoiding crossing ON TOP of bridges that CROSSED RIVERS, but they weren’t avoiding going UNDER bridges that CROSSED ROADS.
There’s another interesting angle to this prophecy which is extremely revealing. TB Joshua’s prophecy was released in 2012 and in 2013 there was another bridge collapse, again in Kolkata. This one was actually a perfect match for his prophecy, it was a large bridge, crossing a river, vehicles were on top at the time and it happened just over 12 months from the prophecy*.
However, there is one big difference. This bridge collapse injured 2 people, killed nobody and was hardly reported in the press outside of the region. Not only was this a good match factually, he could even claim that his viewers prayers prevented it from being much worse. What this shows is that the purpose of his prophecies is not to prevent anything, but to boost his ego. This bridge collapse was far too small a story for it to be worth claiming.