Massive fallout as a result of TB Joshua’s failed election prophecy

tbjThe day TB Joshua has always wished for has finally come, the international press are paying attention to his prophecies! The BBC, CNN, Newsweek and various major African publications have all reported on the deleted prophecy, and bizarrely SCOAN have now reposted it. According to SCOAN’s social media team it was  “mistakenly removed and has been reposted as such is not our policy” (BBC). Clearly the attention from the BBC has called them to account, because it’s not the first time they have deleted discredited content. Continue reading

TB Joshua claims his prayers saved 1000+ people from being killed in Nice

84 people were killed in Nice, when a truck driver rammed into the parade.

84 people were killed in Nice, when a truck driver rammed into the parade.

In a clip posted on youtube from the 17th of July SCOAN service, TB Joshua claims that he was praying constantly for France in the days leading up to the Nice truck attack. He spends about 5 minutes bragging about how God had shown him exactly what was going to happen, but he was not permitted to name the country (because God lets him in to secrets, but not mere mortals like his congregation of course), not once does he express any sympathy for those who lost their lives in the horrific attack, because it’s not really about them – it’s about him, and his incredible ability to see the future. That’s what is important isn’t it? At around 1:40 in the video, he says the following:

What I saw would have happened if not for prayer, would have killed at least 1500 people. The bomb in the vehicle would have killed a thousand people and everybody.

There’s only one problem with this statement. There was no bomb on the truck. How do you reconcile his bold statements claiming he saw all of this happening days before, with the fact he doesn’t even know exactly what happened after the event has taken place? The very thing he claims his prayers averted never even existed in the first place.

As horrific as the Nice attacks were, it still wasn’t as deadly as the collapse of his building. That’s the only deadly event he should be focusing on now, ensuring the investigation into it can be completed unhindered and the families can receive answers.

TB Joshua fails to prevent Nice attack

Yesterday more than 80 people were killed in Nice, France when a man deliberately drove a large truck into a Bastille Day parade. The Sunday before, TB Joshua predicted an attack (on any country) on Thursday. He then led the congregation in prayers, covering Thursday with the blood of Jesus and praying that God will prevent the attack.

Sadly, the prayers of this “man of God/messiah of our time/Jesus of our generation” were completely unable to prevent this horror. The awful thing is, TB Joshua didn’t really want the attack to be prevented, because then he’d have nothing to release as a fulfillment of the prophecy. He wanted death, terror, blood, horror – he wanted a large news story to tag his vague premonition on to.

There are attacks every day at the moment in Iraq, Syria, South Sudan and Kashmir, so the chances of an attack “somewhere in the world” on a particular day of the week is certain. What if nothing did? No problem – he’d just never mention it again, like the attack on the UK he once predicted. These prophecies are so deceptive because they are framed in a way that makes them unfalsifiable. If something happens, his prophecy was correct, if something doesn’t happen, he predicted it. All you need is a large captive audience, and anyone could do the same thing.

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TB Joshua’s pathetic “Brexit” prophecy (Updated)

tbjeuroDear oh dear… As Britain still reels from the surprise Brexit result, ultra-narcissist prophet TB Joshua can’t bear to miss the chance to ride the wave. The day the result was announced, SCOAN released a video entitled “Prophet TB Joshua Speaks on the EU”. While they didn’t directly claim he predicted Brexit, many African news websites are publishing identical press releases claiming that he did, usually a sign that SCOAN (or one of their bankrolled journalists) is behind it. Here is a full transcript of the “prophecy” which cuts out half way through the word “back”:

“And Euro, we pray for this European community because I saw euro which hold them together will be affected and many country will want to go back.”

First of all, for those readers that may not know – Britain may be held to the EU by a lot of things, but the euro is not one of them. This “prophecy” appears to be talking about countries wanting to go back to their own currency, the UK never left in the first place. Secondly, this is actually the second time he’s wheeled out this vague prediction, the first time was in March 2015 in response to the plummeting value of the Euro (in this video release it included an extra bit at the beginning that made it abundantly clear he was talking about currencies failing, not countries leaving the EU). Finally, in response to those who say “well he predicted something, and it happened!” this “prophecy” was given on the 25th December 2011, just a couple of months after Forbes had claimed that “The European debt crisis is the most urgent crisis facing the global economy” and it was looking likely that Greece would leave the Eurozone. So not so much prophecy, more like regurgitating the news and exploiting the fact that many of his followers don’t keep up with world affairs. 

If he was a prophet of the status he assumes, situations like this give him great opportunities to prove it. Brexit is an unprecidented move, and was largely unexpected. Even after the result of the referendum it’s not 100% certain that the UK will leave, they have to appoint a new Prime Minister first. If God is really chatting to you about these events TB Joshua, and showing you future events “as clearly as if I am watching Emmanuel TV” as you have claimed before, why not bring some clarity to this confusing and unsettling situation? Why not bring the wisdom of God? Why not show an example of where you have accurately predicted something unexpected? This video is nothing short of pathetic, but at least it has given us a good laugh.

UPDATE:

Thanks to General who found the original, here’s a side by side comparison.

EXPOSED: TB Joshua’s FAKE Kolkata bridge prophecy

“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*.

Ultadanga flyover collapse in 2013

Ultadanga flyover collapse in 2013

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.