Mr. Eddie Amartey, AKA MR TERRIFIC, SCOAN IMPOSTER EXPOSED! Part 3


Editors Note: After we published part one of our stories Mr. Eddie Amartey, AKA MR TERRIFIC, SCOAN IMPOSTER EXPOSED! Part 1 & 2    Since we started off we have received quite a number of responses from SCOAN supporters making an attempt to uncover the identities of the authors of TB Joshua watch,  ( our apologies to the  SCOAN supporters whose articles we didn’t publish, a lot of them were off the top inferring stuff rather than stating obvious facts with right reasoning) of the lot we received, only this  article by Raphael who also got in touch with us recently comes across as more insightful as he explicitly gives an account of the thought process that led to his investigation and the proof backing his opinion on the authors of  TB Joshua watch. We deemed it necessary to publish his article as it could vividly shed some light on the secret identities behind TB Joshua watch, as well as satisfy the curiosity of SCOAN supporters. Please note that the opinions stated here are those of the writer.***some names have also been removed for privacy concerns*** 

BELOW IS AN EMAIL SENT TO US

From:     ONLINE BANKING <xxxxxx.amarteyxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.com>
Reply-to:   <xxxxxx.amarteyxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.com> 
Subject:     YOUR URGENT RESPONSE NEEDED.

FROM MR. E AMARTEY

Greetings from Ghana!

Before I introduce myself, I wish to inform you that this letter is not a hoax mail and I urge you to treat it serious. This letter must come to you as a big surprise, but I believe it is only a day that people meet and become great friends and business partners.

My name is Mr. E Amartey, the present branch Manager of a bank here in Ghana. I write you this proposal in good faith, believing that I can trust you with the information I am about to reveal to you. Like I said, I have a transaction that will benefit both of us, as your assistance is required as a foreigner. I use to head the Accounts department in my bank head office, but last December I was asked to take position of a Manager of our branch in Kumasi who passed on, so that was how I became the present Manager and discovered a fortune. As I resumed duty, I discovered an account with total sum of $12,500,000 million that has not been operated on for the past 4 years. From my investigation, I found out that this account belongs to one Late Mr. ANDREAS SCHRANNER a German great industrialist and a resident of Munich, who unfortunately lost his life along with his entire famillies in the plane crash of CONCORDE AIRLINE which crashed on 25th JULY, 2000.

The account is escrow call account, a secret type of account in my bank and no other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary. I have kept a close monitoring of the account since then and nobody has come forward to ask about the money as next of kin to the late Mr. Andreas Schranner, meaning that no one is aware of the account.

I cannot directly take out this money without the help of a foreigner and that is why I am contacting you for an assistance to claim the funds and share it with me. As the Manager of my bank branch, I have the power to influence the release of the funds to any foreigner that comes up as the next of kin to the account, with the correct information concerning the account, which I shall give you.

I am seeking your co-operation to present you as the next of kin to the account, so that my bank head quarters will release the funds to you. There is practically no risk involved, the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law.  If you accept to work with me, I want you to state how you wish us to share the funds in percentage, so that both parties will be satisfied. Contact me as soon as you receive this message if you feel we can work together, so we can go over the details.

Thanking you in advance and May God blesses you. Please, treat with utmost confidentiality. You can call me on +233xxxxxxxxx. I wait your urgent response.
<xxxxxx.amarteyxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.com>

Regards,

Mr. E Amartey.

We have been given a name of a former ex-disciple we are trying to trace, we understand has Eddie Amartey’s photo. Once we are able to get it we will publish it with some information that will shock you.

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Mr. Eddie Amartey, AKA MR TERRIFIC, SCOAN IMPOSTER EXPOSED! Part 2


PLEASE READ Mr. Eddie Amartey, AKA MR TERRIFIC, SCOAN IMPOSTER EXPOSED! Part 1 BEFORE PART 2

WTBJ: Please can you tell us how did the Ghana crusade started? – Please we edge you to be calm. We see that you don’t want to hear the name Amartey.

Ans: When the group was first formed in the Church, it was called Global Group, now Ecowas Group, because It’s member were mostly from West Africa especially Ghana and that’s when l was nominated as the group coordinator. There were 5 Ghanaians under TB Joshua at the time as disciples under training. They were the one that encouraged us to organise the Ghana Crusade “GHANA FOR CHRIST” 1997, we as group started contributing money towards the Crusade, we even held night vigil every Friday. When we thought we’ve got enough money to cover the crusade we informed TB Joshua of what we intended to do. He was so happy he asked us to nominate someone from the group to go to Ghana in search of good venue in Accra for the crusade. One Mr. Eric was chosen, so he left for Ghana. 9 days later Mr. Eric came back with names of 4 venues – BLACK STAR SQURE, TRADE FAIR CENTER, and ELWAK STADIUM & KANESHI SPORT COMPLEX.

The one we could afford with the money we had was the Trade Fair Center. We had to agree on a date and pay for the venue; we chose a day in March and stated making posters, that’s when PFN sent to GPC not to accept TB Joshua in Ghana calling all sorts of names.

Faith Cometh published Nana Antoh account on this issue click Here. To save you time we extracted of what he said below.

FC: When did you first come to know about the SCOAN?

Rev. Antoh: In 1997, I was the administrator of the Ghana Pentecostal Council. At that time, the man of God wanted to come to Ghana for a crusade and the Ghana Pentecostal Council were asked to host him. As of then, nobody knew him in Ghana. I had been a pastor for several years but I never heard the name T.B. Joshua. When he said he wanted to come to Ghana some Nigerian churches sent their pastors to Ghana to ask our council not to accept him because they said he was an occultist. So, at the beginning, we were very lackadaisical in accepting him.

Also a few Nigerian ministers had come to swindle the council before; so we had a very negative impression about Nigerian ministers. Now his own countrymen were coming to tell us: “Don’t accept that man; he is an occultist”. The man of God sent another group to us, saying that he was ready to pay for four pastors from the council to come to the SCOAN, stay for any number of days to see for themselves. So, some senior pastors were chosen and stayed there for five days. When they came back to Ghana, they said: “Listen, this is from God; let us accept the man!” Some of us were arguing: “How can you use only four days to examine the man?” The council came together and had a vote and those who voted for the man of God to come to Ghana won. So, the man of God came to Ghana.

Jane Amartey

We had to shift the date forward. On Sunday March 16th 1997 Jane Amartey brought a man she introduced as her husband Mr. Edmund Nii Ayiku Amartey, we all welcomed him. After the Church service that that day Mr Eric came forward to give the feedback on the arrangement, in his words “Emmanuel, l thank God for everything, the date the group asked me to book is not available, and l thinks we need to make provision for TV advert so why don’t me move the date ahead. I also discover that to get a big crowed we need to involve the Ghana Pentecostal Council. They will be the one to distribute the posters and the banners among the Churches in Ghana. But there is a small problem, l have been to the GPC and it seems to be a problem from Pastor here Nigeria” so we had t inform TBJ who sent Mr. Ben Esien one of his Ghanaian disciple to travel to Ghana. It was at this stage we got to know how much Mr. Amartey wanted to be involved.

Watch this space for the real Amartey.

T.B. JOSHUA WATCH ADMITS THERE IS NO EVIDENCE AGAINST T. B. JOHUA


After months of slander and defamation, T. B. Joshua Watch finally agrees there is no evidence to support their claim of sexual abuse charges against T.B. Joshua. This is funny considering the fact that they have heaped invectives, called him names and I am wondering why they have not rendered a formal apology to the man of God. In their latest article they said:

‘We’re not saying these allegations are definitely true – we’d have no evidence to support that claim.’

If they claim there is indeed no evidence to support their claims why are they now saying the allegations must be ‘investigated?’  If they have evidence it is incumbent upon them to provide them to the police to investigate because you cannot investigate anything without evidence.

They must for once keep their mouths shut and concentrate on building their lives instead of becoming permanent bloggers. If their aim is to destroy the man of God then they have failed in their venture.

By Raphael Ernest Grail

IS SCOAN A CULT? By TB Joshua watch- A Review, part 2


This is the concluding part of this guest post by Solomon, coming forth as a sequel to the previous post addressing the deceptiveness with which tb Joshua watch classified scoan as a cult.

Some embittered and disgruntled ex-disciples made some false allegations against scoan out of malice and wickedness; some as a vendetta for being shown the way out for falling short of standard, and some for their being rejected by fellow disciples for shameful behavior and TB Joshua watch swallowed the allegations hook, line and sinker. They based their conclusion on un-investigated, unconfirmed and unsubstantiated stories dished out by unfriendly elements of scoan who had problems with scoan before leaving the ministry and with these false testimonies matched scoan with 14 cult criteria.

14 CRITERIA USED BY TB JOSHUA WATCH TO CLASSIFY SCOAN AS A CULT

Does SCOAN meet all these criteria as they claim?

1)  The group is focused on a living leader to whom members seem to display excessively zealous, unquestioning commitment.

REPLY: it is common knowledge that every organization expects loyalty from its members. Loyalty can only be earned and cannot be forced. If loyalty and questioning is absolutely forbidden the ex-disciples who left would not have left so easily. There was no oath taken as done in pagan setting. No blood covenant entered into. As people/ disciples enter freely and go away freely. The claim that SCOAN is a cult is therefore wrong.

2)   The group is preoccupied with bringing in new members.

Madelaine: “My family has never tried to recruit me because I think they know that I am a lost cause. But they have put huge amounts of effort into publicizing SCOAN”

REPLY: Madeleine should realize that bringing in new members is not done in SCOAN by ordinary publicity; rather it is done by the work of the Holy Spirit by way of miracles when the gospel is preached and the work is confirmed by the Holy Spirit by way of miracles signs and wonders following. Does the work of the Holy Spirit Make SCOAN a cult?

3)  The group is preoccupied with making money.

Here Madeleine suspects that her friends sold their property in England and gave it to the SCOAN, Granted her suspicion is true, was the family forced to do so? Mark you this is mere suspicion. Granted that her suspicion is correct does a gift to SCOAN justify saying that they are busy asking for money? Not at all, SCOAN cannot be called a cult on this ground.

Giles under this heading is of the opinion that giving members who pay their tithes regularly the opportunity by way of issuing them with passes to SCOAN’S prayer mountain to pray and worship over those non-serious Christians is wrong. He sees the action as money making. What would he call the youths who do not pay tithe but go there to pray as well? Loosing money?

Regulating the number of people who go to the mountain my issuing those who endeavour to obey Gods instruction and also regulate the number since the space at the mountain is very limited in comparison to the number of people who want to go there. Giles himself in the concluding paragraph of his write up said:

“Again it has to be said here that there is definitely a need to regulate people in some way though”

There are thousands of members waiting to get into that particular bit of land so thy obviously have to take turns but money and control play a big part of the whole thing. If you ever stopped paying your tithes or fall foul of the ministry in anyway, you don’t get to go there anymore” what type of regulation does Giles want the ministry to employ? The use of good standing in the church is most appropriate; this does not make SCOAN a cult, does it?

4)  Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged or even punished.

REPLY:  Giles: when I was a boy, I was told in the Sunday school class that obedience is the first rule in heaven. From the account you have given of yourself on TB Joshuawatch, it looks as though you were disobedient all through. You resented being corrected. Reporting each other is a mechanism the disciples must have devised to check and make sure they were behaving properly, some of the disciples who mean business, whose conscience blame them when a fellow disciple does something that brings shame to them must have devised the method. Thank God you even commended the system when you said

“to be fair, sometimes that disciple might have been approached beforehand and given opportunity to change, like it says in the Bible” it might actually BE THE BEST WAY to deal with a particular sin, I mean its possible that a lot of people never again did whatever it was they were doing out of sheer fear of being reported again”

Thank you again that you commended TB Joshua for not taking sides. What then are you quarrelling about? When Lucifer rebelled in heaven, he was punished by being expelled from heaven. Rebellion ought to be punished. Your conduct brought shame to your fellow disciples, hence according to you, as you said

“I was ostracized by the foreign disciples and banned from the dinning room”

5)  Mind-numbing techniques (such as meditation, chanting, speaking in tongues, denunciation sessions, debilitating work routines) are used to suppress doubts about the group and its leader(s)

ANS; the Bible encourages meditation: Joshua 1:8

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shall meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Psalm: 1:2-3

But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night

1 Timothy says:

meditate upon these things, give thyself wholly to them that thy profiting may appear to all.

Chanting was practiced during the time of David and speaking in tongues is the gift of the Holy Spirit which fell on the day of Pentecost. Acts 2: 2-3. The Bible supports speaking in tongues, whats wrong with them? Is meditation and speaking in tongues cultic?

And as for Giles, following the link provided to the original article, it is right for a trainee disciple to concentrate on God’s work rather than socializing while training, the Bible in Philippians 4:8 says

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Madelaine under this heading said she visited  the hope that she would have an opportunity to spend time her son who was there as a disciple but they were always busy and had no time to stop.

I wonder why Madelaine went there to disturb and distract her son from concentrating on his training. She must have contributed very much to her son’s instability and rebellion against the observance of the rules and regulations. Matt 10: 36 says;

 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

She constituted herself into a foe to her son, by distracting him from his training. Even though she still had some opportunity to spend some time with her son, she wasn’t satisfied because her son as a disciple prioritized the phone calls coming over her, and would not let his assignment suffer. (the phone calls that she claimed interrupted their discussion were most likely the church lines, which she would have this disciple not take just to discuss family with her)  she should thus be equally responsible for her sons failure as a disciple in scoan, there is nothing in this issue that makes SCOAN a cult.

6,    The leadership dictates sometimes in great detail how members should think, act, and feel (for example: members must get permission from leaders to date, change jobs, get married; leaders may prescribe what types of clothes to wear, where to live, how to discipline children, and so forth).

ANS; it is customary that in institutions, where moral rectitude is emphasized people are advised on how to behave and conduct themselves in every aspect of life. What does one expect from a religious body that trains disciples without moral instruction and the way one should conduct oneself in the society. This matter does not come up at all for discussion. It is only that some people have become hypocrites,

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.-

Therefore if the Man of God insists on trainee disciples conforming to the instructions in the Bible, his is not a cultist because the Bible is our standard. Being under his tutelage does not only involve instructions pertaining to faith and service but also involves listening to him as regards more fundamental decisions like a job or marriage, for heavens sake pilgrims come all over the world just to hear the mind of God about their proposed marriage or Job from the prophet to know if its Gods will or otherwise, should his disciples not even be more subject to such instruction?

7)       The group is elitist, claiming a special, exalted status for itself, its leader(s), and members (for example: the leader is considered the Messiah or an avatar; the group and/or the leader have a special mission to save humanity).

Response to Madelaine: with due respect, I see your utterances in the affairs of SCOAN as meddlesome. Most of your comments are speculative, why would you not allow them to do the work of God as they are instructed by the Holy Spirit, this meddlesome attitude may sort of ruin your son’s career there as a disciple. Tb Joshua has always said he is not the healer but knows the healer, not once has he claimed to be the messiah or an avatar. This accusation emanated from his rivals, discredited ex-disciples and detractors.

8)       The group has a polarized us-versus-them mentality, which causes conflict with the wider society.

Here Giles talks about having a problem with the term ‘blasphemers”

What other term is appropriate for disciples who left with shame and ignominy, who go about spreading such debasing false rumors against their benefactor?

9)       The group’s leader is not accountable to any authorities (as are, for example, military commanders and ministers, priests, monks, and rabbis of mainstream denominations).

Neither tb Joshua watch nor Madelaine have a locus standi to demand for accountability. Madelaine who was so much fascinated by the performance of SCOAN that she allowed her son to train as a disciple in SCOAN has turned against SCOAN for the mere fact that her son failed to make it, if her so called son who is a disciple were one of the WISE MEN would she still be here making such rants? Not to mention that most of it all are mere speculations…

Madelaine said:

All information about TB Joshua that I have read from the Internet indicates that he is not accountable. I have also met a Nigerian church leader (possible a rival of tb Joshua) visiting England who has said exactly the same.”

Is news from the internet evidence enough? The opinion of possible rival evidence enough? Who else would she rather have TB Joshua accountable to than the author of his calling?

10)   The group teaches or implies that its supposedly exalted ends justify means that members would have considered unethical before joining the group (for example: collecting money for bogus charities).

REPLY:  under this heading our honorable ex-disciple trainee Giles lied according to him, he said;

When I was confronted with a straight question and had to give a yes/no answer, I chose to lie. I have no doubt that the same thing happens all the time.”

From his own words, it is clear that all he did during his disciple training was to LIE, He himself is claiming to be a deviant, and he succeeded in annoying all the other  foreign trainee disciples that they refused him entering the dinning  hall. In short they showed him the way out. How can the testimony of a Liar as to condemn SCOAN as a cult be acceptable as the truth?

11)   The leadership induces guilt feelings in members in order to control them.

Here they had no standing or even testimony to back this criteria up, yet they deceitfully made it part of the criteria scoan allegedly fulfills, because even they themselves know that this is far from the truth. when Giles was reported to TB Joshua according to Giles, TB Joshua defended him- his comments goes thus:

“So the next meeting, guess what I was standing trial for. I have to be fair here and point out that TB Joshua did actually defend me, telling the disciple basically not to judge me, that she made no attempt to understand me etc. this sometimes happens with other people- TB Joshua doesn’t just accept everything”.

Judging by this statement of his again how TB Joshua can put fear into him when TBJ could demand for fair hearing for him? Once a Liar, always a Liar. Truth cannot proceed from his mouth. There is no case of inducing fear into disciples, Cultism is totally absent.

12)   Members’ subservience to the group causes them to cut ties with family and friends, and to give up personal goals and activities that were of interest before joining the group.

The SCOAN Base their standard on the scripture; the claim here is completely wrong. In mark 10:21  one thing thou lackest, go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast and give to the poor and thou shalt have treasure in heaven and come take up the cross and follow me” the Bible is clear on this issue. Upholding the instruction of the Bible portion above is quite in order, as for Giles who said:

‘families are seen by disciples as a hindrance. When you go there as a disciple you are strongly encouraged to cut all links with your family and friends.

The reason can found in the passages quoted above, they are quite explicit its not tb Joshua made. It is the provision in the Bible, the Disciples of christ left all to follow Him, they were not seen joining family matters with the kingdom business

Madelaine; giving up education at a tender age is not the making of TB Joshua, it is a question of choice of the person and the parents after all, Samuel was  born and given to God and he grew up in the temple and later in life became the religious leader of Israel. It is Biblical on the Basis of choice and therefore does not make SCOAN a cult.

13)  Members are expected to devote inordinate amounts of time to the group.

Madelaine:   “Many members of my family have given their every moment of their time for nearly 10 years.”

This option for the training is voluntary. Spending ten years in the service of the Lord is highly commendable and has its own reward spelt out in Mark 10: 29

Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.

29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s,

30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

There is no question here of cultism.

14)  Members are encouraged or required to live and/or socialize only with other group members

This is according to the word of God in ACTS 5; -13 the disciples’ were of Christ were in Solomon’s porch and no man joined himself to them.

13 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.

And of the rest durst no man joined himself to them: but the people magnified them.

For further reading, Acts 4: 32 and Acts 4:34. The Arrangement is not man made, not even TB Joshua’s it is Gods, “Birds of a feather they say flock together”

from the above it is clear that SCOAN Doesnt meet any of the criteria they listed, but they in their usual serpentine deciption cunningly matched scoan to these criteria, and even condemned them for what the Bible even permits, therefore the excersice they undertook has ended in futility.

Fabricated stories and account of the ‘gang’ TB Joshua Watch


TB Joshua Watch……….an outstanding example of paradigm paralysis, tainted by deceit and obnoxious insinuations. It is very sad to see and read the ‘fabricated’ stories and account of the ‘gang’ propagating the evil attacks on SCOAN as a ministry and the person of Prophet T B Joshua.  Suffice to say that, it is now quite evident that the people behind this ’evil project’ are the disgruntled elements, who for whatever reason they became followers and workers in this ministry for the ‘many’ years had not accomplished their mission, or their own agenda.

Who first enticed or forced them into this ministry anyway?  Because of their selfish and dubiously motivated reasons, and because they could not ‘achieve’ what they desired, consequently decided to be the strong attackers of this ministry.  It is quite sad to witness this, for whatever it is worth, come on…..seems the whole issue is tantamount to the skin colour.  Am sure that if TBJ were to be of the other skin colour, oh……it would be a different kettle of fish indeed!

It is quite apparent that the postings and so called ‘comments’ on their ‘venture’ are all concocted, because as they claim they still have ‘loved ones’ in the ministry. These so called former disciples and workers in the vineyard had given and narrated their ‘own side’ of why they left.  Really we don’t get it, what point are they making? As we said earlier, we do not and will never incite anyone to come forward to tell stories about how and why they left SCOAN, the postings and comments we publish are well scrutinised before hand , because we will never be part of words trading and counter accusations, or preside over others to judge and watch them.  All we are doing is to establish and foster good, spirit-filled relationship with Children of God for the salvation of their souls, just like by-line of Emmanuel TV…….Changing Lives, Changing Nations, Changing the World.  As we know as children of Most High….The evidence of Christ is Life Changed. We know indeed that BETTER IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH, THE BEST IS YET TO COME!

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.