TB Joshua Church Nigeria |
With the way some online news sites, blogs, as well as, some anti- Scoan groups are now using the internet as a tool of propaganda in an attempt to ridicule the ministry of TB Joshua after the incident on the 19th May, 2013 beggars belief. I witnessed the whole incident myself
It was when thousands of people started trooping into the SCOAN HQ from all walks of life for the anointing water that the incident happened. Many had to borrow money, many were too weak to travel yet they did, many were robbed on their way. You’ll agree with me many Pastors bless oil, handkerchiefs and candle and all sorts of things for people, so what is wrong with TB Joshua blessing anointing water for his Church members
The anointing water sent by TB Joshua to the branch in Ghana was for his Church members and was NOT to be distributed to the public as stated by the Ghanaian media. Many stated that the stampede happened during the distribution of the Anointing Water, but truth is it was NEVER distributed.
Throughout the Scriptures, we see clear proof that God can use any medium to express Himself:
- In Acts 19:11-12, God used the medium of Paul’s handkerchief and aprons to heal the sick.
- In Exodus 14:16, God used the medium of Moses’ staff to split the Red Sea.
- In Acts 3:6, God used the voice of His servants, Peter and John to raise a crippled man.
- In 2 Kings 5:14, God used the medium of a dirty river to heal Namaan.
- In Acts 2:1-2, God expressed Himself through the medium of sound at the time of Pentecost
- In 1 Samuel 17:49, God used David’s catapult to defeat the giant Goliath.
- In John 9:6-7, Jesus used mud and saliva to heal a blind man.
- In Acts 4:15-16, God used the medium of Peter’s shadow to heal the sick.
TB Joshua did not announce that he was holding any program in Ghana or advertised anywhere as stated by many media reports. One of such online newssite wrote ” A scheduled Sunday church service at the Spintex branch of the Synagogue Church of all Nations has been cancelled due to a stampede which left three men and one woman dead at the church premises on Sunday” It was suppose to be a normal Sunday Service at the SCOAN as usual.
THE CAUSE OF THE SPAMPEDE
Those who could not get into the church premises over thousand yards away pushed a number of barricades and over 500 police personnel on duty away, resulting in the stampede which claimed the lives of the four people; three men and a female. It was NOT on the SCOAN premises that the incident occurred, though we sympathise with the family of the decease.
A reporter wrote: “According to Mr Yohuno, at about 6:30 a.m., the crowd overwhelmed the police personnel on duty and started pushing the barricades away and by the time a police and military reinforcement reached the church premises, there had been a stampede, resulting in the deaths” THE POLICE WERE ALREADY THERE! The correct information was the crowed started building up at about 9:30pm the Saturday before, when 2 Wise men was seen arriving at Kotoka International Airport at about 9pm among 4 others. Rumours spread so fast that about 1am when l went to the Church premises, behold the crowed l saw, 2 stadiums can’t contain them and yes more kept coming. I was opportune to have a chat with a man am convinced was sent there to cause trouble. He’s a middle aged man whom l discovered was NOT a member of the SCOAN Ghana branch. The ushers tried all they could to speak with the crowd calmly and to get them seated under the canopies provided since it had started to rain. This middle aged man with glasses and 3 others were instigating all persons around them NOT to listen to the ushers talking about NPP/NDC and how this would be a breaking news on Joy FM and also talking about Owusu Bempah. This made me wonder what kind of person could they be, a saboteurs perhaps?
False Media Report
“He said the incident happened around 8:30 am shortly after the announcement that the holy water was going to be distributed for free” NO SUCH ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE.
4 dead, 13 injured at TB Joshua’s Church in Accra – By Joy Online an NPP news site- No1. Anti Joshua site in Ghana. Did they die in the Church? NO.
Today, the media has become judges that judge TB Joshua, especially Ghana Web and Peace FM, Joy Online if truly one is entitled to respond to an article why have they refused to publish our response to some of the articles published on their site? They claim we are NOT being civil, what a crap? Are the writers of what they publish being civil?