Was there a stampede that claimed three lives in the recent SCOAN crusade? Is Tb Joshua really connected to any recent death? Why is the media more concerned about fake News? How do I really know what news to believe presently? Why do the Press and social Media show no interest in the thousands of astonishing healings, deliverances and charities that took place in the cause of the Programme?
Anyway, it is so disappointing the way good news is taken for granted, while bad ones soar with pride to take over the media. Is it that the public find bad news soothing or the press derives pleasure in the spread of negative and spurious news? Do we really get to the root of pressing issues before we come to a conclusion or we just take whatever we hear out there? These questions keep me pondering.
The social media and other modern news outlet were supposed to be the medium to disseminate real and factual information to the general public. Unfortunately, this medium has been hijacked by wrong hands that delight in feeding the public with lies and spread wrong information to ruin other people’s reputation.
Over the years, the propaganda being carried by the social media and the press has been one of the major challenges of the Church, as they will never spread anything good concerning the Church. Whereas, the Church has been a source of inspiration, rehab to the destitute and a place of hope to billions of people all over the world.
Presently, apart from the ministry of Prophet T.B. Joshua, other men of God are being vindictively criticized. It now seems the easiest way to get attention is to lay slanderous remarks about a man of God and speak ill of the Church.
Even some so called big media houses are now reputably known for their anti-SCOAN tendencies; they never speak well of the Prophet. They always keep mute to good News but would be among the first to create headlines with respect to event that never happened anywhere within the church. The most disturbing part of all is that the ignorant ones out there who don’t care to investigate the source of this fake news take them as the truth.
Despite all the marvellous happenings that took place on the day of the revival that is, the healings, miracles and act of charity, it was only the unfounded allegation of stampede that took over the media space. Is it that the world and its institutions hate the Prophet that they don’t care to put their reputation on the line? Why the spread of spurious lies about the SCOAN and Prophet T.B. Joshua? Who is T.B. Joshua a threat to? Who are those that are against the Prophet and the great works God execute through his hands? Is it that they are hell-bent on seeing his downfall or they are so pained that the challenges faced by the ministry of Prophet TB Joshua have had absolutely no effect on the growth of his ministry?
Even with the negative news and slanderous remarks about the Prophet, he has always kept calm and shown love to all. Little wonder the ministry of SCOAN has continued to blossom; moving from strength to strength.
It seems these anti SCOAN columnists fail to understand that the SCOAN is far beyond negative propaganda and campaign of calumny. Their condemnation against the SCOAN has even contributed to the spread of the Ministry of T.B. Joshua all over the world thereby, serving as a free advert.
We hope the Press change their ways, embrace objectivity in their reports, irrespective of individual opinion about the subject matter. Reputability should be their watchword.