Is TB Joshua not another religious fraudster?


Rejected for Christ. I live in the UK and have been following TB Joshua’s ministry for several years now. I cannot help noticing that many out there seem to mock SCOAN, and rebuke his ministry. Am I surprised? No, not at all, as they did exactly the same to Jesus in His time. People accused Jesus of being both demonic (Matthew 12:22-32) and a fraudster (Luke 23:11).

It’s seems to be the way of the world. If people don’t understand something, or can’t achieve it for themselves then they just have to tear it down. I’m a disabled middle-aged woman from the UK with a serious genetic disorder. I’ve never been able to travel to SCOAN in Lagos. I’ve never even met TB Joshua, so how can I be so certain that he really is a prophet of God? Some might say it’s just wishful thinking on my part. After all my son has inherited my disorder too, so maybe I just want to believe there is a cure out there for both of us? Some might even say I’m desperate enough to believe in anything. Actually, I’d say the opposite.

I wouldn’t risk putting all my hope in false promises. If anything, such claims might make someone like me even more wary, especially if I followed the negative feedback out there. It would just be cruel to give my son false hope. Yes, I am a Christian, but my son isn’t, so the last thing I’d want to do is let my son witness that my faith in a prophet of God is wrong. I also know that Jesus warned us to be wary of false prophets, those who come in sheep’s clothing but are in fact ravenous like wolves (Matthew 7:15-20). So why haven’t I joined the line of sceptic’s out there who believe that TB Joshua is just another religious fraudster, like so many before him? After all there are loads of fake ministries out there making tons of money out of people’s misery, so what makes TB Joshua any different? For one reason and one reason only. Jesus told us that we would recognise true prophets by their fruits, and that a bad tree only produces bad fruit whilst a good tree produces good fruit. (Matthew 7:16-18).

I used to be a children’s teacher before this illness stole my health. I would always teach the children to be willing to find things out for themselves, and make up their own minds. I’d encourage them to explore the facts thoroughly before they blindly accepted the beliefs of others. So that’s exactly what I did with TB Joshua, and this is what I’ve discovered. TB Joshua comes from a very humble background. In fact, he is a very humble man. At his latest birthday celebrations, he denied that he was a celebrity. He had no desire to seek celebrity status. Instead he called himself “a man of the people”. Then he told the multitude that what would really please this “man of the people” would be if they were willing to share what they had (time, money and food) with those without them. Is that the language of a fraudster? When he first decided to build the Church of All Nations he got on his hands and knees and helped to build it, from the drains up. Is that the actions of a fraudster? The other day I watched one of his Youtube videos in amazement.

A pastor had come to the SCOAN church and admitted that he had told everyone in his own church that TB Joshua was a fraud, and to avoid SCOAN. That pastor had suffered greatly in his personal life, and on advice from another pastor, visited SCOAN to seek forgiveness. Would a pastor be willing to humiliate himself like that in front of the world (and his own parishioners), if it was just lying? And how did TB Joshua respond to this pastor? He called him a ‘ friend and brother’, and reassured him that God had allowed it and forgave him fully. Is that the actions of a fraudster out for financial gain? Sadly, there are many out there today (including too many Christians), who mock his focus on demonic possessions and healing. Indeed, here in the UK, very few churches seem to include this topic in their ministry, even when they hold regular healing ministries. I know! I’ve done my research! Yet this is the part of his ministry that convinces me most.

TB Joshua ministry focuses on healing people from demonic oppression. Who else did that? Jesus of course! He took demons very seriously and confronted them eleven times in the bible. He was even visited by one himself at the start of His ministry (Matthew 4:1-11) He showed his apostles exactly how to confront demons, in the same way that TB Joshua confronts them today (Matthew 8;28-34). Of course, Jesus was accused of driving out demons through the power of demons within himself (Matthew 12;22-32), and was very unpopular with the churches of His time. Is this all sounding a little too familiar? TB Joshua’s ministry has been accused of manipulating the poor and dispossessed in society, yet isn’t that exactly the same type of people that Jesus worked with? Jesus recognised that the majority of those who had power, authority and comfort in society would not listen to Him or accept His message. So that’s why he worked mostly with the poor, the lonely and the suffering; those that society had rejected. He cared very deeply for such people, people like Mary Magdalene, the first person to recognise Him after he rose from the dead, yet had been healed of seven demons by Jesus (Mark 16:9).

Prophet TB Joshua

Demonic possession is one of the best kept secrets in modern Christianity today, as it no longer seems accepted by civilised” society today. Yet Jesus sent his apostles out with the authority to cast such demons out, just like TB Joshua does today (Mathew 10:1). Indeed, after the resurrection He told his apostles that one of signs of the Spirit would be the ability to cast out demons! ” In my name they will drive out demons” (Mark 16:17). So why do Christians today choose to ignore this critical aspect of ministry and are so judgemental about TB Joshua’s work? The fact is even some of Jesus’s own disciples struggled with belief at times, and had been unable to cast out a demon in a young boy (Mark 9:14-29). What did Jesus say about their failure at the time? ” If you have the faith of a mustard seed…. nothing will be impossible for you” (Mark 9:14-29).

So, I just wonder what would happen if all those sceptics out there were willing to risk opening their minds and hearts to the teachings of Jesus instead? And no, to be absolutely clear, I’m not saying that JB Joshua is Jesus! I’m just saying that He is an obedient apostle who reflects what can be achieved when we are willing to fully submit ourselves fully to Jesus’s teachings. As Jesus so clearly reminds us “Everything is possible for one who has faith” (Luke 4:41). God bless your work. Mandy Edwards from England I would love to write more often for you.

By Mandy Edwards

Mr Joshua Sambo – “I CAN HEAR!” Healing at SCOAN


“There is a deaf here. Now, you can hear the sound”. After these words of prophecy from Prophet T.B. Joshua, a young man came forward to testify that the problem of deafness, which he had suffered with for 35 years vanished the moment Prophet T.B. Joshua began offering the Mass Prayer during the Sunday Service.

Mr Joshua Sambo – “I CAN HEAR!”

This Sunday, Mr Joshua Sambo was at The SCOAN with members of his family to testify to the Lord’s goodness in his life. According to him, his mother had told him that after his birth, she discovered blood oozing out of his left ear, which soon became completely deaf. He had to endure many insults from people who simply got frustrated during conversations with him. At a point, he resigned himself to his fate believing that he would have to live with this condition for the rest of his life. However, during the Sunday Service at The SCOAN, as Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed that every damaged organ in the system of the people should begin to function, he received his miracle. “It was as if something came out of my ear – like a tyre losing air”, Mr Sambo said, recalling his experience during the Mass Prayer. And since then, he can hear perfectly well with his left hear! His wife, who said it was a surprise when she received a call from her husband telling her about his miraculous healing, said she decided to whisper into his left ear the moment she met with him and indeed, she was able to confirm that he can now hear. Mr Joshua Sambo’s mother, brother and father-in-law also glorified the name of the Lord for putting an end to 35 years of deafness in the life of Mr Sambo. To God be the glory!

“I SOLD MYSELF TO TRAFFICKERS” for € 50,000 (euros) – TB Joshua


“I SOLD MYSELF TO TRAFFICKERS”

On account of the maltreatment she was receiving from her stepmother, Adenike absconded from home. She moved in with a group of girls who introduced her to a travelling syndicate that specialized in transporting women to Spain for prostitution. After agreeing to a slavish bond of 50,000 euros, which she would have to repay, the 21 year old woman was taken to Spain.

She was forced to sleep with as many as six men a day. After each horrendous encounter,

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they would leave her empty and alone with a very small sum of money as payment for her “service”. Realising she would never be able to repay the person who paid for her travelling expenses to Spain, she ran to Barcelona with the little she had with her. From there, she headed to Seville where she joined another group of prostitutes for a short time before she moved to Las Palmas, vowing to stay put, irrespective of what life had to offer there. One of her customers was a drug dealer who insisted he wanted to have a relationship with her but wanted her to quit prostitution and join him in the drug trafficking business. He opened a hair-dressing salon for her as a front for their real business and she thought she was in love until she discovered that her lover was married to another woman. While she was still smarting from the pain of that bad news, her house was robbed and her belongings carted away. Desperate because she was without documents, she pleaded with her estranged lover to take her in so she would not be forced out of the country. Adenike later had a baby girl for him and  committed three abortions. After that, he was arrested for drug trafficking.

Life became unbearable and there seemed no way out until Adenike was introduced to Emmanuel TV by a friend. She received the Morning Water which she ministered on herself and discovered that the evil spirit in her manifested, kicking against her action. In the wake of that very experience, she decided to visit The SCOAN. Returning to Nigeria, she received her deliverance last Sunday when evangelists were ministering the New Morning Water to congregants. The evil spirit which came under heavy shelling with the fire of the Holy Spirit, confessed to have been responsible for all her woes, including her ill-fated sojourn to Europe.

The evil spirit was cast out of her life and she was declared free in the mighty name of Jesus. Adenike raised her hands in thankfulness to God for bringing to an end her dark experience. During her testimony, she told congregants that her life has changed for the best, adding that the spirits of lust, unforgiveness and anger have gone for good. She had the following advice for young people all over the world: “To the young people out there, don’t be desperate for money. Wait for God’s time.”

MISS ADENIKE

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