Horrifying: TB Joshua’s fans rejoice at #ParisAttacks

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

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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.

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Effanga Otu seems to be doing a happy dance while people lie bleeding in the streets of Paris.
Screenshot_111615_021625_PM Esther quotes Proverbs 29:18, seemingly oblivious to the fact that people actually did perish, despite this vision.
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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.

Sickening – Nigerian prophet attempts to “profit” from #ParisAttacks

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.

TB Joshua predicted the Egypt plane crash (of course!)

Yesterday Jesse said in the comments “will we see a copied and pasted as well edited prophecy of the Russian Metrojet crash ? Time will tell. Again not been able to prevent it even though they prayed as a whole church God did not hear nor did do anything about it and with TB Joshua at the helm behind the scenes spraying wildly and frenzied with morning water, carrying prayer wristband around them. Nothing, nix, nada, niente.”

Just as predicted, TB Joshua’s plane crash fetish has got the better of him again. He seems completely unable to let a plane crash pass without claiming he predicted it.

What’s worse this time is it’s so blatantly wrong, even before looking at what they’ve edited out. In the prophecy fulfillment video below he predicts a plane crash in a neighbouring country to Ukraine/Russia. Yes, this plane was a Russian plane, but it crashed in Egypt! The prophecy was clearly talking about the region the crash would happen, not the region the plane would come from because it warned airlines not to fly over that region.

We could just leave it at this, but we thought we’d check the original to see what had been edited out. Sure enough, a whole section is contained in the original that was snipped out of the one just released. The section edited out says:
“When I woke up this morning I thought it had happened already, but thank God it hadn’t. It will be very, very imminent, it will happen any time.”

These words were spoken in August 2014, 14 months before the crash! Does that sound imminent to you? Clearly it didn’t work for SCOAN, because they edited it out.

Let’s review what we have – location: wrong, time: wrong, any details that could have identified the plane and prevented it from happening? No. Please followers of TB Joshua, help us out – how does this prophecy help the grieving families? How does it glorify God? In what way could it have prevented it from happening? It’s interesting how both ISIS and TB Joshua are attempting to capitalise on this tragedy, with ISIS claiming they did it and TB Joshua claiming he predicted it.

To those who are grieving the loss of their loved ones, please ignore this false prophet, he does not represent Christianity. We are so sorry for your loss.

Edited prophecy

Original prophecy

TB Joshua’s MH370 prophecy…. again!

boeing_777_9m-mro_mh370After the massive embarrassment of TB Joshua’s multiple incorrect MH370 prophecies, you would think SCOAN would keep quiet and try and forget the whole episode, but think again. After a swift cut in the edit room to remove the pesky “by the end of this week it will all be over, we won’t be talking about it anymore” part, they’ve repackaged the prophecy to claim this was fulfilled. Let’s revisit the multiple incorrect elements of his most disastrous prophecy ever. Here is a timeline of actual events alongside TB Joshua’s “predictions”, followed by an analysis of what he has actually contributed.

28th July, 2013 – TB Joshua predicts a plane carrying nearly 200 people will crash in “Asia” metres from the runway. It will be due to an obvious fault that could have been solved if the crew weren’t so impatient.

8th March, 2014 – Malaysian Airways flight MH370 disappears from the radar over the South China sea. Immediately an international rescue mission takes place, searching for a wreckage in the sea around the area contact was lost.

8th March, 2014 – TB Joshua releases an edited version of the 2013 prophecy, omitting the part where he claimed it would crash metres from the runway due to an obvious fault.

9th March, 2014TB Joshua Watch call for TB Joshua to reveal the location of the plane, since he claims so confidently that God had shown him this disaster happening 8 months ago.

9th March, 2014 – Approximately 8 hours after the TB Joshua Watch post, the TB Joshua Ministries official Facebook page reveal the location of the plane……. In the ocean! Particles will begin to appear on the surface any moment now, he claims.

TB Joshua "reveals the location" of the missing jet

TB Joshua “reveals the location” of the missing jet

14th March, 2014 – After several days of speculation that the plane may have flown on for hours, suggesting an element of foul play, the search switches to the Indian Ocean after unspecified “new information”. Although yet to be officially announced, the press are widely reporting that the flight had been hijacked.

The day before TB Joshua implies an element of foul play, the media were reporting it.

The day before TB Joshua implies an element of foul play, the media were reporting it.

15th March, 2014TB Joshua brags that he’s the only minister who’s been talking about this for the last year (even though what he mentioned a year ago was very different). He advises the rescuers to start searching between Indonesia and the Indian Ocean (the search moved to this area at least 24 hours prior to his “recommendation”). He says there are some strange people in the plane, who are not meant to be inside. There was a battle on the air, the plane turned back. The pilot confronted a situation he could not handle. The whole thing is coming to an end, they will discover the plane any moment from now. This coming week, we will not be talking about it again.

What we have seen so far is very illuminating. You can see clearly two deceptive techniques TB Joshua employs in order to make people think he’s a true prophet:

  1. Make things as ambiguous as possible. For example, the “strange people on board” and the pilot “confronting a situation he could not handle”. This seems like it implies highjacking, but also could be twisted (especially with a little editing) to fit the more likely hypothesis of pilot suicide. If he really knew what happened why not say “it was hijacked” or “it was pilot suicide”?
  2. Reveal details after they become public knowledge. He said it was in the ocean when it was only the ocean being searched, and since the ocean covers 70% of the earth’s surface, that doesn’t exactly help locate it. He suggested they search between Indonesia and the Indian Ocean a few days after the search had switched its focus to there. He implies foul play, after the press have widely reported it.

If he had told them to search between Indonesia and the Indian Ocean while they were still focusing on the south China sea, that would have been impressive.

If he had revealed that the plane had been deliberately diverted when they still thought it had suffered a catastrophic failure, that would have been impressive.

The overall message of the recent prediction video is that if the authorities had listened to him at the time, it would have been over a lot sooner. He says they should have looked on the internet to see his credentials, then they would see that he could be believed. The problem is, if they looked beyond Emmanuel TV they would find that:

Why would any government listen to this joke of a prophet? This is a man with $15 million in the bank who leases a private jet, if he really knew where the missing jet was he would have flown out and proven it. Then his fame would be renown, he truly would be recognised globally as a “prophet of our time”. He didn’t do that for the same reason he didn’t make any attempt to heal and resurrect the victims of his building collapse. He makes a lot of noise about being a prophet and healer, but take him out of the controlled, sanitised environment of his carefully choreographed meetings and he can’t do a thing.

SICK: False prophet TB Joshua claims to have predicted MH17 disaster

Before the world has stopped reeling at the horror of 295 innocent people being senselessly killed while flying over Ukraine, Nigeria’s most popular false prophet hurriedly puts out a video claiming that he predicted it. The video doesn’t spend a second offering condolences or prayers for the victims of this atrocity, it just proudly brags that their “prophet” knew it was going to happen all along.

The main theme of TB Joshua’s prophecy was that Russia should protect their airspace, and make sure security is tight because he sees an attack coming. How this relates to the MH17 tragedy is beyond us, this attack happened over Ukraine airspace, not Russian, and it was not an attack on Russia it was an attack BY Russia on a Malaysian airlines plane (ok, it’s a little more complicated than that, but the weapon used is almost certainly of Russian origin). It would appear the person linking this event to the prophecy spent little time considering how much the facts fitted.

For once there is very little significant edited out of the final prophecy (see unedited versions below), but the prophecy was so vague it would have been of no use whatsoever. All we have here is another sickening example of human tragedy being senselessly exploited to promote a false prophets ministry.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of MH17, may God grant you peace and healing as you come to terms with this tragedy. As Christians we want to loudly and clearly state that TB Joshua does not speak for us, and we’re ashamed and embarrassed that he behaves like this in the name of our Lord and Saviour.

Prophecy video (original, unedited clips below):

Original, unedited (part 1)

Original, unedited (part 2)