Twenty four people died in a tragic bridge collapse in India a few days ago, but for SCOAN supporters there is reason for celebration:
The last 24 hours we’ve been grieving for the people who are injured or bereaved as a result of the horrific attacks in Brussels, we’ve also had a bad feeling at the pit of our stomach that TB Joshua’s media team were hurriedly searching the archives to piece together a video to claim he predicted it. Well we were right, but what they came out with was rather underwhelming, the gist of it was:
A French country should watch out, evil people are in town looking for an assembly to launch an attack, a lot of people will die.
First question that naturally comes to mind is “How is Brussels a French country?”. Sure, French is one of the official languages but Dutch is the most widely spoken. However, we’ll leave that detail on the side, because when you watch the original some much more serious issues come to light.
In the original, there were two major parts that were edited out of the version released for the Brussels attack. The first missing part is that 4 times in the original he specifically states that he is speaking about France, not just a French speaking country. Each of these moments is edited out. The second edit concerns when this will happen. He says “Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday in every week until February they should watch out”. Now the original prophecy was given on the 31st of January, so let’s assume he meant every week thoughout February – but when did it happen? On a Tuesday in March. He mentioned 5 out of the 7 possible days of the week, and still got it wrong.
This exploitation of a horrible crime makes us so angry, as we’re sure it does to you too. The last thing a “man of God” should be doing right now is claiming he predicted the attack, but the fact he has deliberately edited out parts so he can force irrelevant words to fit this event just makes him despicable. How can anyone with a conscience support this man? Please join us in doing everything in your power to expose him for the liar and deceiver he is. Use the links below to share this post as widely as you can.
Today marks 2 years since Malaysian airlines flight MH370 disappeared. Back in 2014, just a few days after it dropped off the radar, TB Joshua said this “There is a big controversy going on in the world regarding the Malaysian plane. I am the only minister if not only me that God used to speak about this issue. But the whole thing is coming to an end. Coming to an end in the sense that they will discover the plane, they will discover the particles, they will discover, everything will end, any moment from now. From this coming week we will no longer talk about it again. Rather the families concerned will know their fate.”
Two years on, a flaperon belonging to the plane has been found, but still the question of what happened to it remains a complete mystery. So much for “this coming week we will no longer talk about it again“. If this isn’t proof enough that he’s a false prophet, I don’t know what is.
Isn’t it time you came clear about your mistake and apologised to the families Mr Joshua?
This week, Boko Haram burned alive 80 men, women and children. Does anyone remember what TB Joshua had to say about the crisis back in the 2011 Candlelit service? Watch the video below to find out.
This is one prophecy that we wish TB Joshua had got right. But unfortunately he couldn’t have been more mistaken. Since then, Boko Haram have only escalated their campaign of terror, and the death toll has been devastating. The horrific events of this week is just the latest example.
When TB Joshua’s prophecies coincide with reality, his followers claim that this is proof of his divine gift. SCOAN release cleverly edited videos bragging about their accuracy. However, they keep very quiet when his prophecies turn out to be completely wrong.
Not surprisingly, TB Joshua is exploiting the horrific terrorist attack in Jakarta by claiming that he predicted it. Watch the video SCOAN have released to see the most vague prophecy imaginable (we’re deliberately not linking, but it’s easily found on the SCOAN Youtube channel). In the words of one youtube commenter:
Something is going to happen this Thursday or Friday. Don’t know what it is. But it could either happen in one of the 59 countries in Europe or perhaps in one of the 42 Asian countries. Honestly how stupid could the people at Emmanuel TV be to post this.
That’s right – he predicted “something” would happen next Thursday (the one just gone), either in Europe or Asia. He actually expanded the target further by saying “Thursday through Friday”, and in the original mentioned Saturday too, but that was snipped out (watch original here). As we’ve said many times before, these prophecy fulfillment videos are in fact self defeating. If his prophecies were useful for preventing disasters, then these disasters would never materialise, the fact that they do is a failure, not a success. Further more, the events are rarely even as he predicted, so they fail on both fronts – inaccurate and useless.
When TB Joshua’s facebook page announced that he predicted the Paris attacks, some of the comments that followed were horrifying. These people don’t seem to even register that many have died, all it is to them is a win for their “man of God”. Charlie-Dizo Sadiz (and 279 people who “like” his comment) is “glad to witness it come to pass”
Akporowho claims that TB Joshua said he will live to see all the prophecy God sent him be fulfilled. Wait a minute, I thought the purpose of these prophecies was to avert them from happening! When considered in this light, his “prophecies” become curses.
Effanga Otu seems to be doing a happy dance while people lie bleeding in the streets of Paris.
Esther quotes Proverbs 29:18, seemingly oblivious to the fact that people actually did perish, despite this vision.
To be clear, there were plenty of expressions of sympathy mixed in with all this, but these comments say such a lot about the mentality of those who devote themselves to this false prophet.
Yes, right on cue, TB Joshua (the man who “cured Ebola“, released the Boko Haram girls, found MH370 and predicted the Sinai plane crash (but thinks Egypt borders with Ukraine)) releases a video bragging that he predicted the attack in Paris last Friday. The video claims that on “Sunday the 19th January 2013” (sorry SCOAN, the 19th of Jan was a Saturday, not a Sunday, but never mind) he said “there are some strange people, they have some strategic places inside France, they should pray against suicide bomber, or an attack of any kind”. This was just a couple of months after a large Islamic terror cell was discovered in France, and not long after the school shooting in Toulouse. It was well known back then that Islamic terrorism was a concern to the country. Since 2012, there have actually been 8 terror attacks in France, it hardly takes a “prophet” to predict “an attack of any kind” with no location (besides France), time or date.
At the beginning of the full original video, TB Joshua says something quite interesting. He says “The purpose of prophecy is to review the [intrics?] and strategies of satan, and stop it by coming together to pray”. Scripturally, prophecy has nothing at all to do with seeing into the satanic realm, it is a gift meant for encouragement, exhortation and comfort of the church (1 Corinthians 14:3-4 ). However, even if we judge his prophecies by his definition, they completely fail. Was this attack averted? By their own admittance, no! In fact we’ve seen before that he’s not in the least bit interested in averting these events, all he cares about getting a “prophecy fulfillment”. For example, back in 2014 he predicted a bomb blast in Abuja he said “this coming Thursday and Friday, people should be in an attitude of prayer for the nation that whatever was going to happen on Friday, God would avert it”. Nothing happened that Thursday or Friday, but a few weeks later a bomb did go off, so they edited out the link to “this Thursday and Friday” and released a prophecy fulfillment video. If we assume prophecy is what TB Joshua says it is, this prophecy could be heralded a success because nothing happened the day he said it was (prayer averted the disaster), but instead they have to release an (edited) video to claim it was fulfilled, but if it happened – the whole thing was a failure!
His supporters will say that if more people took him seriously, more people would pray against these attacks and they might not happen. You might have a point if his track record was any better, but think about his many failures.
If you use violence and death as a means to promote yourself – you’re no better than the terrorists (you just let them to do the dirty work). The only thing a Christian pastor should be doing in response is devoting themselves to prayer and peacemaking.