In consideration of the way and manner the internet has become practically flooded with diverse views on TB Joshua and SCOAN, it would be safe to assume that those looking for the truth about TB Joshua on the web would be in sort of a dilemma, as finding just about the correct information on TB Joshua online would be a herculean task, much like finding a needle in a hay sack, in all we would encourage readers to subject whatever information they come across to confirmation which is one of the reasons for this site. we’re poised to go the extra-mile to sequentially verify the on going rumors and allegations against TB Joshua. We promise to continually update our readers with the latest information have on TB Joshua and SCOAN, as well as the ongoing debate about him on the internet. Do subscribe and be the first to get the latest updates on these issues.
Until recently, we at Watch Prophet TB Joshua always thought that the best way to analyse issues is to rely on the information provided by “experts”, whose job it is to inform others, especially those who really do not have the time to
do the investigations and groundwork themselves. It later occured to us that while these experts are quite reliable in some instances, there is a certain price to be paid by those who solely rely on the information of others without making any efforts on their own before forming an opinion on any issue. For a very long time, there has been a strong wave of attack on the person of Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, especially against his healing methods, lifestyle and doctrines by ex-disciples who have now form a bloc. Having followed the commentaries of blogs and online news sites around the world at large regarding this man of God, as time went by, it became evidently clear that the majority of those who are criticising him seem to have a personal issue with him. They actually turned the whole issue into an attack scheme, comprising of slander and campaign of calumny as instruments of their vendetta. So we decided to ask the mind boggling questions and try to provide answers to them. In order to do this effectively, it was important for us to visit the Synagogue personally and ascertain the true position of things and ask the outstanding questions such as;
1. Is it true that TB Joshua is a “shaman” who lives a vegetarian
lifestyle to keep his spiritual powers?
2. What has he really done wrong to be denied access to the top
Christian organisations in Nigeria such as PFN and CAN?
3. How true are the allegations of deception, abuse, mismanagement and fraud hurled at him?
In view of the fact that majority of people do not have a close relationship with Jesus, it would be lethal following the advice of majority, people who are currently in the habit of forming opinions about others from what they hear or read alone are strongly advised to desist from doing so and carry out their own investigations, especially when the issues involved relate to things of the spirit which can be discerned by proper examination in the light of Gods word. What remains a mystery to us even at this time is How this man of God has continuously survived each bout of criticism thrown at him to become stronger? And how comical for his detractors who claim to be God-sent to be unable to hand over the issue to God to nullify the “powers” of TB Joshua if indeed they are false and theirs are true? They could simply have allowed the course of nature to dismantle the popularity of this man as has been done to previous false men of God? But such patience on the part of his detractors has waned well in advance of their belief in his genuiness and hence their resolve to fight for God now by coming out on an all out offence against him. We however would examine the evidence our findings reveal on these issues shortly.
In the horrific attempt to dampen the belief heralded by thousands of christian faithfuls in TB Joshua’s genuineness as a prophet, TB Joshua watch have gone to the trouble of having a site where they regularly publish rhetoric articles coined in a manner that places those seeking the truth about TB Joshua on the web in a sort of quagmire, the serpentine plot cogently expressed in their write ups aimed at sowing seeds of doubt has accrued to become their signature genre which any reader can hardly miss. In the previous section of this post we exposed the appalling deceptiveness in their post quoting the BBC report, and we shall herewith expose the deceptiveness in the concluding part of that article titled: TB Joshua and Scoan- a beginners guide.
1. Allegations of sexual abuse
As a Follow up to their misrepresentation of the BBC report, they then proceeded to state the several allegations of sexual abuse as an introductory piece on TB Joshua to their new readers, some of whom have been exposed through the beware of blasphemers video such as bisola Johnson.
Their rants on these allegations is a foul – cry for investigation without an iota of incriminating evidence, our take on this issue as civilized people considering the criminal nature of the allegations is a call for the accusers to come up with even the least shred of evidence, without which any such accusation would be tantamount to slander.
2. Dubious claims of divine healing:
They then go further in their introductory piece on TB Joshua to state that the healing claims in Scoan. are dubious, this seems to be their most nonsensical point so far, as the presence of real live miracles in Scoan isn’t at all under any dispute. A Google or you tube search will produce incredible videos of TB Joshua’s healing. Emmanuel TV beams Scoan healing services on Sunday’s and Mondays live to the world, via satellite and internet which consequently leaves maneuvering and editing of testimonies out of the equation.
3. Cult like behavior
On their website they also alleged the presence of cult like behavior at Scoan and made the this bogus claim:
A previous article on this site compared testimonies of past TB Joshua disciples with the 14 cult identifying criteria compiled by the International Cultic Studies Association. Not surprisingly, they closely match every single criteria.
A closer inspection of the manner in which they closely matched every cult criteria from the ICSA to Scoan is indeed questionable as all the reports on Scoan they matched to the criteria were mainly sourced from two ardent Scoan critics and none from a reputed source with an objective view. Here is a statement on their source of information for the criteria matching:
The International Cultic Studies Association (website) are a worldwide authority on cults. They have drawn up a checklist of 14 criteria to help identify a cult. In this post, using testimonies from ex-disciples and relatives of current disciples, we show that SCOAN fulfills the vast majority of these criteria. Our main testimonies are from Giles and Madelaine“.
Giles is a Scoan ex-disciple of questionable character who’s now fallen to the ranks of Paul agomoh, while Madelaine is an ardent Scoan critic as can be seen throughout her comments on TB Joshua watch. Now what else can be expected from a quorum of these two other than a concoct recipe for disaster? We shall also examine the obvious flaws in their criteria matching in subsequent posts.
4. Blackmail and video confessions.
Under this sub heading, they blatantly equated the video recordings in Scoan to blackmail material, the confession, healing and deliverance videos, perhaps including TB Joshua’s documentary on his story which all serve as lessons for viewers and also increase faith.
They also claimed that SCOAN tried pulling off a blackmail attempt on them in the quote below:
They have already attempted to blackmail this site on one occasion, If this isn’t evidence of them having something sinister to hide, we don’t know what is!
What they state now as a fact was at first only a suspicion they had because of the threatening nature of some opinions left on their blog, especially the response of a commenter named Jerry who suggested that Scoan release the confession videos of those behind TB Joshua watch, the suspicion also left them paranoid because of the similarity of the IP addresses of the commenters, this issue was well debated on their site till one of their site administrators agreed that there was no unmistakable proof linking those comments to SCOAN, his words are quoted below:
“For the sake of argument
we will assume Jerry has no direct
connection to SCOAN, and the
reply from them was not
endorsing her suggestion”.
And based on their concluding assumption, the Scoan supporter Debating with them responded;
~ you also said: For the sake of
argument we will assume Jerry
has no direct connection to
~ you also said:… and the reply
from them was not endorsing her
But it appears keeping to their word isn’t one of their strong suits and
due to their determination to drag the image of Scoan to disrepute they instinctively moved from a suspicion they had thrown away for lack of unmistakable proof to quoting the same Suspicion as an undisputed fact, how sordid!
5. $10-$15 million of personal wealth
Here they insinuate that TB Joshua is busy amassing a fortune for himself whilst being on the Forbes article richest pastors list, but deceitfully left out the part of the same Forbes report which stated that in the last three years TB Joshua has indeed spent well over the above stated amount on charitable ventures, quoting how much he’s worth and leaving out how much that worth has impacted peoples lives over time clearly shows the workings of their distorted minds in its inherent cynicism.
6. Children at his church sing songs of worship about him
Here they state that A Channel Four film crew captured a Sunday school choir singing a song at SCOAN in Lagos and posted the lyrics of the song:
The Synagogue Church is a training
where the holy spirit is flowing
through his anointed servant TB Joshua
The Man of God
Everything about it is part of our lives
Everything about him is good
Aside from the fact that this song was recorded over a decade ago, and they in their usual pharisee skepticism quote the song and its lyrics like its an everyday song in Scoan, Can anyone please read the lyrics of this song and tell us just which part of the song arrogates to TB Joshua, the attributes of the deity? Because their allegation that its a worship song just doesn’t add up considering what worship entails, the song itself (noting underlined phrases) and TB Joshua’s humble and unassuming personality.
7. His words are considered infallible
Here they instigate at TB Joshua what he never said, in saying that:
He teaches that as a “man of God”, all his words are the infallible words of God”.
There’s no where TB Joshua said this, we would have preferred they quote his exact words in the post if there wasn’t a sinister motive behind their misrepresentation of his message? he did teach that the baptism in the Holyspirit gives infallibility to the believer in the message titled “with such power”, Yet they misrepresented It to mean he said “all his words are infallible”, not surprising anyway as such is typical of their usual habit of giving the worst possible interpretation to things.
8. He uses tragic events for self promotion
Here they blatantly attack TB Joshua’s prophetic gift in its absolute rarity, instigating that its purpose Is for self promotion, they would have done better to draw a line between prophesying the occurrence of an event before it and after it. the great flaw with this warped thinking is that its preposterous, measuring the minute cost of “advertising” against TB Joshua and his entire ministry’s invaluable worth on a set of scales, if it were for self promotion as they claim, is advertising worth putting himself and his entire ministry on the line every now and then, especially when he prophesies in direct precision to a clearly stated future event? This is indeed far off from the truth in our opinion, such a method of self promotion is a huge risk for a prophet if he were a fake, the main reason why nearly everyone avoids that area.
Why this site?
We couldn’t possibly disagree with them more on their purpose for their existence which they expressed below:
The authors behind this site have friends and family who are involved with SCOAN. We have seen the devastation it has wrought on these people’s lives.
Apart from the vagueness of this allegation it is also a very vindictive statement, consequently implying that all the pilgrims who travel down to Scoan regularly from all over the world in their thousands alongside the worlds prominent citizenry go there to have their lives devastated!, if they indeed witnessed devastation in the lives of a select few who once visited Scoan, how does that automatically translate to TB Joshua’s fault? even with the innumerable consistent testimonies of lives changed? I guess its a die-hard habit of the recalcitrant to blame God or his servants for their self afflicted woes. Its not just about going to Scoan and seeing God’s work, but also learning his way, they should have known better than to question the judgement of thousands of Christian faithfuls worldwide.
What can you do to help?
Here they cunningly solicit for the further propagation of their anti-tb Joshua propaganda, from visitors to their site In these words:
The best way you can help is to link to this page and increase the exposure of this content.
We at watchprophettbjoshua trust the judgement of people of God around the world not to fall prey to such serpentine deceit, while standing firm in faith and taking an unwavering stand on the path of truth.
IN DEFENCE OF SCOAN
Our attention has been drawn to a BBC report on healing practices in churches across London. It highlighted the deaths of three sufferers of HIV who refused to take in their medication because they believed they had been healed by their pastors.The report never said anything damning about the Synagogue (SCOAN).
It never linked the three deaths to Synagogue as the detractors of T.B Joshua “TB JOSHUA” would like us to believe. In SCOAN a doctor’s report is requested before anyone is arraigned for prayer and healing. After prayer and healing the patients are made to go back for a thorough check with their doctor’s to find out whether they have been healed or otherwise. This has been the procedure in SCOAN since its inception.
Whilst the SCOAN believe in divine healing, they also make sure mandatory hospital checks are applied to ascertain the truth of healing. The bible is not a historical document and it is alive with healing and miracles. It is God’s word made alive and when applied works. TB Joshua testifies to knowing the healer and He is Christ, the King.
The assertion of Francis Kaikumba of African Health Policy Network (AHPN) that, ‘SCOAN may be one of those involved in the practices’ is unsustainable in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. “This is happening through a number of churches. We’re hearing about more cases of this,” AHPN chief Francis Kaikumba said. AHPN said it believed the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), which has UK headquarters in Southwark, south London, may be one of those involved in such practices. Francis Kaikumba Should note the SCOAN never asked anyone to stop their medication.
“It’s incredibly worrying to hear that individuals have been giving out advice about HIV treatments which is putting lives at risk. We work closely with churches across the UK, raising awareness of HIV and encouraging people to get tested and start treatment at the earliest possible stage, and we urge anyone living with HIV to continue the treatments prescribed by their health professionals.”
THIS ADVICE IS NOT FROM THE SCOAN
The BBC report has been seized upon by a group of noted former members of SCOAN to peddle lies and discredit the church. We know they are behind this orchestration to tear apart the Church and cause disaffection for it in the eyes of the public but their actions will come to naught. The church is firmly rooted in Christ and no amount of attacks would distract it from its agenda of reaching out and saving lost souls.”
We are trying to obtain permission from some of those we know have received their healing through the SCOAN to publish shortly.
In the last couple of months, UK experienced violent riots and looting in most of the major cities. As with most major news event; it was prophesied on Sunday two weeks before and repeated on the following Sunday a week before it happened by Prophet TB Joshua of the SCOAN.
Emmanuel TV does broadcast all the live services of the SCOAN and watched by millions all over the world. The question is what gives TB Joshua the confidence to prophesy to the world openly if not GOD?
Some of the points raised by anti SCOAN group “TB Joshua Watch” are reviewed below.
- There will be a fire on a very large establishment
- Ans. Out of all the places fire broke out during the riot, the Sony Center was the biggest establishment.
- The name of the place begins with “EN”
- Ans. TB Joshua Watch provided this link “Wikipedia lists 49 places in the United Kingdom beginning with EN” Its true there are 49 places in the UK beginning with the letters “EN” but they don’t have large establishment except the Sony Center, located at Enfield which starts with “EN”. There have been many times where, TB Joshua had called someone with a particular problem to come out during the SCOAN live services and more than one person comes out, but God whom revealed it to him is able clarify whom the prophecy concern by mentioning their names or further revealing something about the person no one else knew. To see some of this cases click here.
- Fire will be gushing out
- Ans. We all saw the fire at the lasted for days
- He sees a multi-storied building
- Ans. The Sony Center may looks like a big warehouse from the outside, but has 2 floors on one side 3 on the other so using the word “a multi-storied building” is not wrong.
- The fire will be in a place where people gather, and people buy and sell
- Ans. Truly the Sony Center is distributers go to buy and sell.
- The fire disaster will cost millions of pounds
- Ans. The damaged caused at the Sony Center cost millions.
LONDON: Damage caused by riots in London and other British cities this week will cost more than 200 million pounds ($323 million), the Association of British Insurers said, doubling its previous claims estimate.
The increase came as British Prime Minister David Cameron said an 1886 law that allows insurers to pass on some of the cost of riot-related claims to the police will apply, with the government ready to make up any funding shortfall. “The government will ensure the police have the funds they need to meet the cost of any legitimate claims,” Cameron said in parliament, adding that the deadline for filing claims would be extended to 42 days from 14. Under the Riots (Damages) Act, uninsured businesses and households, as well as insurers facing riot-related claims from their customers, can seek partial compensation from the police. The legislation only covers property damage, with insurers retaining liability for business interruption costs, which can often exceed the cost of physical repairs. Police forces typically take out insurance against claims under the Act, passing some of the costs back onto insurers. RSA, Britain’s biggest commercial insurer, said it would support the compensation scheme by making its claims and actuarial experts available. Source: http://www.arabnews.com/economy/article487202.ece
If BBC, SKY TV, CNN or the British Government had picked the words of the Prophet TB Joshua:- There will be a fire on a very large establishment, The name of the place begins with “EN” they could have traced it to the Sony Center and saved huge sum of money the police had to pay out
Another aspect rose by this backyard crooks was
- “As we can see, the veracity of the prophecy is seriously questionable, but it can’t be denied that some of the details do seem to match recent events. What are we to make of this?” If they have said; “But it can’t be denied that some of the details do seem to match recent events” Why then did they publish the story “TB Joshua predict the London Riots” in the first place?
- “The prediction focused on the destruction of a building owned by the multinational company Sony, why focus on this instead of the many small family businesses destroyed by the fires? From his teachings l have head so many times explained that what God shows he says.
- “This interpretation is not one SCOAN offers through the video, but even if this was the case, what is the need to show off about it afterwards”? All TB Joshua prophecies are shown live during the SCOAN services.
Please watch Emmanuel.tv to see things for yourselves.
As stated in our first post, People seem to either love this ministry of TB Joshua or hate it with a passion! Probably after they might have read fabricated lies published by TB Joshua Watch, We promised to expose them by responding their articles published on the internet, misleading the public. We would start our response their recent publication on the anointed water which has sent millions free.
“What this anointing water represents is a dependence on TB Joshua, in place of Jesus. The water is a way of spreading TB Joshua’s anointing, so if it is truly Christ who is the healer, throw away the anointing water!”
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.
One of the mediums He is using in The SCOAN is the Anointing Water. According to T.B. Joshua, “By using the Anointing Water, you are symbolically setting yourself apart for Jesus Christ’s special attention as you pray in faith. I mean, you are positioned for mercy, favour, healing, deliverance, blessing, prosperity and fruitfulness. It is not the Anointing Water that heals the sick but Jesus Christ Himself. There must be faith both in the person praying and in the person being prayed for. Prayer must proceed from and be accompanied with a lively faith. It is this that brings about the healing, not the Anointing Water.”
“TB Joshua fans right now is his anointing water. We get many people stumble upon this site searching Google for ways to get the anointing water. This is being shipped all around the world”.
Please note – Currently the Anointing Water is not being sent out to individuals as TB Joshua Watch claims. It is only available in The SCOAN HQ in Lagos and in our international branches
we start, I would like to remind you, Psalm 12:2 tells us that ‘Everyone lies to his neighbour; their flattering lips speak with deception’ Therefore we should be careful of what we look at, listen to, or what others tells us…
The purpose of this website is to correct the critics of the ministry of TB Joshua and to let you know the truth from so many lies published on the internet by ex-followers who were not sincere during their stay with Prophet TB Joshua at the SCOAN. They started a blog called TB Joshua Watch in attempt to soil the name and the ministry of Prophet TB Joshua, alongside some social media sites as well as some junk online news site.
Why this blog?
Well, in the course of my discussion with people, I have witnessed what I would call a ‘marmite effect’, probably due to the unsavory rumors’ through a blog called TB Joshua Watch and some junk online news site and some social sites, People seem to either love this ministry or hate it with a passion! I have read all sorts of uncomplimentary stories online, but my own experience counters them. And my own testimony mirrors countless others whom I have watched on Emmanuel TV and spoken with in the course of sharing my own.
For those who have never met or know TB Joshua l encourage you to watch the video below….
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