TB Joshua’s critics mask themselves as advocates of the truth, but the undisputed fact remains that there’s a world of difference
between unveiling the truth and instinctive fault finding, and TB Joshua watch are on the prowl for the latter like the biblical proverbial lion seeking whom to devour. Fault finding has now become their perceived ministry and the pattern of thinking in which their minds are formed. In the previous section of this post we raised several glaring similarities between TB Joshua watch and the Pharisees in Jesus day and showed that there was clearly no difference between them, we promised to continue in subsequent post with the scriptural reasons for our belief about TB Joshua watch as a Pharisees sect. What makes such pharisical spirit so dangerous is that it disguises itself as a form of enlightenment.
This is what Jesus meant when he said “if the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness (Matt 6:23)
The darkness is great because the bearer is deluded into thinking it is light.
So How does TB Joshua watch fulfil this criteria?
TB Joshua watch describe their site as a platform: “looking for the truth about TB Joshua and SCOAN”
But rebuking a prophet is their perceived ministry (Luke 19:39)
Fault finding with him is their perceived ministry (Matt7:2)
Publicly exposing his alleged weaknesses is their perceived ministry (John 8:6)
So here’s a summary of their pharisical identification marks and how TB Joshua watch alongside TB Joshua’s critics fulfil all the criteria:
1. They are often doctrinally correct, hence are dangerous. (Acts 23:8)
TB Joshua watch say many things in concurrence with the scriptures, but does that validate their purpose? The bible speaks in Matt 4 of Satan quoting scriptures to Jesus, but in an attempt to tempt him.
2. They love tradition (Matt. 15:1-2; Mark 7:3-5)
TB Joshua watch have come against TB Joshua’s ministry partly because he doesn’t follow traditional Christian norms, but they forget that Jesus himself was a non conformist to a lot of the traditional Judean beliefs of his day, an example being the Sabbath, which they enforced so much that man became a slave to it.
A few quotes:
Someone somewhere says: PERMALINK
July 13, 2011 at 10:57 am
absolutely correct. First time I’ve ever heard of the Word = the bread (communion). I think this ignores 2000 years of Christian tradition in which the bread = Jesus’ body.
Someone Somewhere PERMALINK
July 14, 2011 8:05 pm
I’m sure that most of the people on this site would consider themselves to be born again Christians. It seems like the theology you adhere to is far removed from generally accepted theology.
3. They’re always poised to investigating healing!
The book of John 9 captures a situation where the Pharisees investigate the healing of a man born blind because they never believed the healing to be true, this is one of the open challenges made by TB Joshua watch, to allow for independent investigations of healings that happen in Scoan, a quote:
Hardaker believes that this is not evidence enough. “There needs to be truly free and independent scrutiny from a group of trustworthy and impartial researchers who have access to all participants. They must have the liberty to report all findings both negative and positive. This will then get somewhere near to assessing veracity.”
Nanardi says: PERMALINK
September 1, 2011 at 9:36 am
…There is still no proof of evidence by an independent organization that those “Works” you mention are of the Holy Spirit.
Even in the face of overwhelming evidence contrary to their views, countless testimonies and live healing and deliverance broadcasts they refuse to believe.
4. They attribute true works of God, to the devil. (Matt. 9:34; 12:24)
Satan is a destroyer, sicknesses diseases and the likes are his products but TB Joshua’s critics seem to believe that Satan has turned to a repairer and restorer of life and hence attribute the miraculous healings and deliverances to other gods and principalities a quote from one of the ex-disciple attesting to this from their site reads:
I don’t believe they are “prophecies” at all, but divination, which is seeing into the future via the occult. Christians are not the only ones who can tell the future. Witch doctors, fortune tellers, they all can as well.
Giles says: permalink
may 23, 2011 at 10:22 am
hi Jens you may have read some of my posts on this site (I was one of the ex disciples who left) in reply to your queries about the prophecy, I think it’s a mixture of divination (occult) and basic trickery…. this is divination- the occultic practise of glimpsing into the future – but its hidden by a big propaganda machine selling it as biblical prophecy.
5. They are poised to testing a prophet in order to catch him in his words: Mark 12:13
TB Joshua’s critics would do anything just to find a fault with him, even to the extent of testing him: a visitor to their site declared to them his intention of visiting Scoan and their response to him was a test question aimed at either TB Joshua or his disciples: here is the quote below:
July 19, 2011 1:07 pm
Well my advice would be to have nothing to do with them…but I don’t think your hubbie would be convinced with that. All I can ask is that if he does go, ask if tb Joshua sins…make sure he gets a straight yes or no. No explanations, no theological discussions, no quotable quotes. Just yes or no.
It is clear that this is not a question asked for the sake of enlightenment or learning, but one poised as a trap much like the Pharisees did to Jesus.
6. They are worldly wise and perceptive. (Matt. 21:45)
This is a point we’ve proven here under the topic post that discussed their pharisee chronicle, the serpentine manner with which they subtly criticize and condemn him is typical of them so as not to appear satanic in the public’s eye.
7. They do what they can to stop people from being saved. (Matt. 23:13)
TB Joshua’s critics are not dumb enough of course say this out loud, neither did the Pharisees in Jesus day, but action inadvertently does speaks louder than words, let’s examine the evidence proving this point:
“Discouraging the sick from going to Scoan for healing”
A quote response to gretta who indicated a desire to visit SCOAN from Ian and ex-disciple Giles:
October 1, 2011 7:30 pm
I would strongly urge you not to go to something I KNOW is a cult.
July 19, 2011 5:20 am
My advice is to get your husband to read the above article and others on this site, and try to convince him not to go.
October 6, 2011 2:50 pm
Hi Gretta. If you are hungry for God, don’t spend money going to Nigeria…Yes, God is in Nigeria, but he is also in your heart. You won’t hear him any better in Nigeria than you can at home.
(When a commenter asked if people like Apostle Paul were no longer needed in the world, this critic gave an appalling answer)
October 5, 2011 6:42 am
…Now to rephrase my question again…. Name a Paul of our day? Or would you say that people like that is no longer needed?
Someone Somewhere PERMALINK
October 5, 2011 1:05 pm
” …Absolutely, unequivocally, YES! We don’t need them…”
Ex-disciple Giles also replied with the same shocking answer:
October 5, 2011 7:11 am
Jenson, we do not need “big names” like Benny hinn or tb Joshua- ppl who SCOAN would dub as “the Paul of our day”
Discouraging the afflicted from ministering the anointed water- a point they explicitly stated when they said:
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!
Discouraging people from watching Emmanuel TV, by tagging Emmanuel TV in all its transparency as a propaganda channel. A quote:
Giles says: PERMALINK
May 25, 2011 at 10:10 am
…It’s true that if you watch EmTV you’ll see success story after success story. But that’s all you’ll see. This is how propaganda works… It’s why I call EmTV their propaganda station. I understand if you prolly won’t be persuaded to come over to the dark side (mwooo ha ha ha ha).
On works of charity, one of their site administrators, Ianmcaught, suggested that no more charity works should be done in SCOAN on the basis of financial accountability. A Quote:
Ian says: PERMALINK
May 31, 2011 at 8:51 am
“… Asking who SCOAN is financially accountable to is a very important question, if the answer is “don’t know” or “no one”, then stop giving!
If this is not a way of preventing people from being saved, we don’t know what it is!
8. They emphasize externals while neglecting Internals. (Luke 11:42)
TB Joshua’s critics have often mocked him, his command of English language, his dressing and accent while giving no consideration to inner character: a few quotes:
October 7, 2011 9:00 am
“….Look at new site of SCOAN now. More and more bigger pictures, better collar, better tie knots, better juckets, better shoes, pictures improved and polish by photoshops, but where is Jesus. Is Jesus bigger or more ond more small in appearance? Where is humility? John the Baptist the prophet did he wears in the Bible soft and elegance clothing. Prophet Elisha and Elijah with camel skin clothes?”
9. They aggressively pursue and provoke the servants of God. (Luke 11:53)
giles says: PERMALINK
September 6, 2011 at 9:22pm
I know exactly what i think of him. He’s a fraud, a phoney who promotes himself on the TB Joshua Show, which is privately owned- by him.
While they may subtly persecute TB Joshua so as not to appear evil before the world, The swiftness with which they use every available instrument to attack, such as the misquoted BBC report, shows an aggresive pursuance with Some of their statements being most provoking as any Scoan supporter who has visited their site would notice as the first commenter under their current post lamented:
lilian Muzondo says: PERMALINK
October 18, 2011 at 2:11 pm
Why do you hate TB Joshua? Your accusations are baseless please dont post me this staff again, I dont believe your lies, ok.
If the supporters are this provoked we can only imagine how the prophet being spoken of would feel himself.
10. They are an arrogant, reviling, unteachable, self righteous, and spiritually blind bunch. (John 9:28-34)
All these are evident in their posts, they feel righteous enough to judge TB Joshua, and are unteachable, a few quotes:
ian says: PERMALINK
July 20, 2011 at 10:23 am
“…I should probably be up front with you and tell you that I can 100% guarantee you that nothing you say will change my mind on TB Joshua, if you think otherwise you are wasting your time.
August 22, 2011 11:17 am
“I am 100% sure that you don’t have any spiritual comparison before you entered in this mess or spiritual arena.
… Hell will first freeze before I would accept anything from you…”
August 1, 2011 12:53 am
Why do u call your blog tbjoshuawatch yet it is clear that u are not watching anything (in the spirit i mean) i see someone here talking of a sign frm a movie which i assume to be satanic judging frm wat he is sayin regards to the medallion. Now u that watches such things u come out to judgeTB coz u say parts of the movies medallion looks ‘like’ wat you saw on the annointing water package is that how u discern, so the next time apreacher puts on an all black garment he wil be in trouble with u people coz u wil associate the colour of his clothes with darkness… Im writing you frm Zimbabwe
These are Just about half the pharisical character TB Joshua watch have displayed so far, in subsequent posts we shall bring you the rest as they themselves have shown with their very words.