In August 2014, TB Joshua claimed that the Ebola situation was over, and everyone could go back to how they used to live (shockingly dangerous advice). You can hear his words in our “Top 3 prophecies of 2014” video. In the same month, he offered to send his anointed water to any of the affected countries, but only if a request came from the government. Incredibly, it appears that one country, Sierra Leone did request the anointed water.
How has that worked out for Sierra Leone? Tragically, very badly. First, let’s look at what happened to Ebola cases and deaths after the anointed water was delivered (according to WHO data).
Secondly, let’s look at how Sierra Leone compared to other affected countries. From the same WHO data we learn that:
- Sierra Leone has the worst fatality rate amongst hospitalised cases
- Sierra Leone is the worst for cases of unsafe burials
- Sierra Leone has had significantly more new confirmed Ebola cases and deaths in 2015 than Liberia (where it has been almost completely eradicated) and Guinea (which has double the population of Sierra Leone).
- Sierra Leone has had significantly more Ebola cases and deaths than any other country, almost double the next worst affected (Liberia).
What can we learn from this? One thing is certain – the anointed water did absolutely no good for Sierra Leone whatsoever. It is possible that it even contributed to the number of deaths. Telling people they can go back to the way they used to live, is the worst possible advice that can be given regarding Ebola. Ebola is relatively easy to contain if simple sanitary measures are taken. The fact that unsafe burials were a particular issue in Sierra Leone could suggest a preference towards more traditional medical care, hence the deadly idea of accepting “anointed” water.
Most anointed water testimonies are carefully choreographed and edited, we only see what SCOAN want us to see, and we only see the cases where they can spin it as a success. The gift of anointed water to Sierra Leone is a rare opportunity to measure its impact with real data. As you can see, the data show that at best the anointed water did nothing, at worst it caused unnecessary deaths.
Think about this before considering the anointed water as a solution to your problems.
Reported in peacefmonline.com
President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyinah, has cautioned Ghanaians not to rely on Anointing Oil and Water for protection against the fasting spreading deadly Ebola virus since proper observation of sanitation is one of the core values God has instructed mankind to practice to stay healthy.
The whole article is well worth reading.
TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) have released two videos clearly making the incredible claim that the request for the anointed water sent to Sierra Leone came direct from the president, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma. In the latest video, it is TB Joshua himself making the claim. Both these statements are in the video below.
Interestingly, the president’s public website acknowledges TB Joshua’s donation of $50,000 but says nothing about the donation of anointed water.
Now the mainstream press are picking up on the story, but the important question that remains unanswered is: Did the President of Sierra Leone Dr Ernest Bai Koroma really personally request water as a cure for the Ebola outbreak in his country?
It is time for the Sierra Leone government to come clean on this and release a formal statement.
We’ve got to admit, it took us by surprise. A country actually took TB Joshua up on his offer of a donation of anointed water to fight the Ebola virus. Joe Fayia Nyuma, representing the Sierra Leone High Commission to Nigeria claims that the request for anointed water came straight from the president Dr Ernest Bai Koroma himself. In the video below, it claims TB Joshua sent $50,000 donation, 4000 bottles of anointed water on a chartered jet, costing an additional $50,000. Nyuma claims that the anointed water will be used to “curb the deadly Ebola yoke that is about to destroy our nation”.
While we at TB Joshua Watch fully believe in the healing power of God, we do not believe that he operates like a vending machine, dispensing healing at the puff of a spray. The anointed water is completely unbiblical and idolatrous, and in a case like this will only hamper the efforts of brave health workers battling this disease. The World Health Organization reports that so far 170 health workers have contracted the virus and 80 have died. Meanwhile, TB Joshua uses the crisis to promote his anointed water and brag about how much money he spent on a private jet.
Of course it is possible that SCOAN have made all this up and that Joe Fayia Nyuma was not acting on behalf of his government. If this is the case, it is imperative that the authorities in Sierra Leone clearly distance themselves from this stunt. (Update: the website for the Office of the President have announced TB Joshua’s monetary donation, but no mention of the anointed water)
We hope it is only a matter of time before the Nigerian government takes decisive action against this dangerous con artist.
The full video is below, the statement from Joe Fayia Nyuma starts at 6:10.