TB Joshua watch’s Pharisee Chronicle #2


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
SCOAN, (AGREED)
~ you also said:… and the reply
from them was not endorsing her
suggestion (AGREED)

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
ground,
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.

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