TB Joshua’s Critics- The darkness in a close M


In the ongoing debate between supporters and critics of scoan on TB Joshua watch, some SCOAN supporters might have noticed how pointless it is trying to convince them to come to the right knowledge of the Gospel grace.

Theirs is a platform on which reticence would suffice because of the awful reality of how they use scoan’s supporter’s words to slur them because of the strength of their conviction. A quick glance through TB Joshua watch, a scoan critic wordpress.com site will reveal diverse concerns about scoan which they listed as their reasons for feeling uneasy about scoan. Now we must point out here that doubt in itself isn’t wrong, if there were no doubt then there would be no reason for faith, as much as we advocate support for TB Joshua’s ministry, we are definitely against blind fanaticism, the scripture explicitly instructs us to test all things, make sure of them in order to hold fast to that which is true. Though doubt in itself is not wrong, it is most times better not to entertain them at all because it often leads to cynicism and hard heartedness if not carefully managed, Jesus himself once said, even as the most controversial figure during his sojourn on planet earth, “blessed are those who have no doubts about me”. We are not ruling out the fact that SCOAN Critics sometimes raise genuine concerns about scoan, but going on about these doubts to try and convince others to form the same opinion as they have is just being pharisaical. A dangerous little catch phrase was given by their site administrator, Ian, for SCOAN supporters to keep reading their rhetoric articles with an open mind, which in itself isn’t a problem if they themselves would stop clinging stubbornly to some mixture of unwarranted assumptions and sentiments.

A closed mind in the context of this post is the attitude of TB Joshua’s critics impervious to ideas, arguments, facts and logic. The state of already having their minds made up and not ready to accept the possibility of being wrong.

These critics themselves have also falsely accused scoan supporters of having a dedication that would not countenance doubt or critique, and as a result the value-laden words they employ to enlighten these closed minded bunch are often rejected as merely showing off fanaticism. That is, those who would not believe their assumptions about SCOAN, it is at this point we strike a difference between a closed mind and being self assured. Whilst a closed mind is impervious to ideas, a self assured mind is an open mind because of confidence and surety, coupled by willingness to hear other’s point of view and not being threatened by them.  TB Joshua watch is definitely a far cry from this. Don’t agree? Well lets test them then, The test is whether they are prepared to sincerely hear arguments to the contrary and be open to changing their minds if they are strong enough and as expected, they inadvertently failed.

It’s clear that as far as knowledge of the truth in this matter is concerned, they’re a lost cause, with comments such as these; one cannot help but wonder if these are the same set of people that claim to be seeking answers about TB Joshua’s ministry. These comments are not comments of people with a genuine desire to learn and be better informed; they are comments of closed minded cynics looking for other closed minded people like them. And this was one of the characteristics that placed the Pharisees in danger hell, now I’ve got to hand it to the SCOAN supporters who got involved with TB Joshua watch to make their case and deal with their objections seriously, which to me is obviously pointless to them and makes their arguments keep going in circles. That would have only had the necessary impact if they were indeed listening; but the fact is they are an un-teachable, spiritually blind and self righteous bunch. It is of great risk and grossly irresponsible to close off the possibility of revising our opinions however glaring the issue at hand now may appear to us now. And TB Joshua watch are well known for this, several supporters of scoan have laid complaints of how their opinions were deleted because they were pro-scoan, to the extent that one of their prolific commenter’s was said to have withdrawn from their site due to many of his comments being withheld and deleted.

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3 thoughts on “TB Joshua’s Critics- The darkness in a close M

  1. Abinery

    Tb.Joshua is a true prophet of God. Those who want to believe, let them believe and be blessed, those who don’t, let them be. Even Jesus Himself was denied and crucified by people He created. Our prophet, we love u.

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  2. ttandajehova

    GOOD DAY CHILDREN OF GOD
    THE WONDERFUL GIFT OF PROPHECY
    2 Peter 1:21
    For no prophetic message ever came just from the will of man, but men were under the control of the Holy Spirit as they spoke the message that came from God.

    The Holy Bible is advising that: No prophetic message ever came just from the will of man, but men were under the control of the Holy Spirit as they spoke the message that came from God Almighty. Even today the prophets speak the message that comes from God and they will be under the control of the Holy Spirit.
    The Psalmist said that: the Most High God does not want anyone to touch his anointed ones and to harm his prophets because there are his anointed servants which he uses to do his wonderful works on earth.
    I encourage the people of God Almighty to follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts especially The Wonderful Gift of Prophecy. You ought to be confident of the message proclaimed by the prophets. Because you will do well if you pay attention to it. because it is like a light shining in a dark place until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. You must understand that no prophecy comes about by the prophet’s own interpretation. .
    When the faithful Almighty God pours His Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy and the old men will dream dreams and the young man will see visions. But you must attend God’s college in order to qualify to be a prophet
    We have different gifts according to the grace given to us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve, if it is teaching, let him teach, if it is encouraging, let him encourage, if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously, if it is leadership, let him govern diligently, if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerful.
    The good Lord Almighty said in the book Deuteronomy 18:18 that: He will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. I will put my words in his mouth and he will tell them everything I command him. This verse indicates that: even today God Almighty is still raising prophets whom He will tell everything and whom He commands. They will testify about our Savior that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through His name.
    In the Church of God. God Almighty appointed first of all apostles, second prophets and third teachers then workers of miracles also those who have gifts of healing and those who are able to help others, those with gifts of administration and those speaking in different kinds of tongues. I encourage the children of God to have a desire for the greater gifts. And one of them is the gift of prophecy, The gift of proclaiming God’s message should be under the speaker’s control. Because Almighty God is not a God of disorder but of harmony and peace.
    The Holy Bible advises us that in the book of Ephesians 2:19-20 19.Consequently you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow-citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
    We ought to build the Church or the Temple of God together. And in Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a Holy Church in the Lord. And in Him we are being built together to become a dwelling in which our Heavenly Father lives by His Spirit.
    In the past our Father who is in Heaven spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways. Even today our Creator is still speaking to us through prophets at many times and in various ways. Because our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did no come to abolish the law or the prophets. But he came to fulfill them.
    I am encouraging the children of God to be eager to prophesy and do not forbid speaking in tongues. If anybody thinks he is a prophet or spiritually gifted, let him acknowledge. Everything should be done according to God’s standards, and it should be done in a proper and orderly way.
    Concerning our salvation. The prophets will speak of the grace that is to come to you, they carefully search and investigate and they prophesy about the gift of God which He will give you. And also in prophesy there is also healing, deliverance, redemption and blessings of God.
    I am encouraging the people of God to listen to the Anointed Servant Prophet of God Senior T.B. Joshua..
    Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward…

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