Why Does The Media Always Misrepresent TB Joshua?

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Writing By Gordon Anderson

On Saturday 10thAugust 2019, I read a report in Zimbabwe’s Herald Newspaper alleging the Southern African nation’s Belgium-based football captain Knowledge Musona was set to undergo surgery for a nagging ankle injury that has dogged his career for several years. My attention was drawn because headlines were rife several months earlier of Musona’s public testimony in The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in which he stated this ankle injury was healed after prayer at the well-known ministry of T.B. Joshua. Skeptics and cynics understandably capitalized on the news of his ‘impending operation’ to tout their adverse assertions about ‘miracles’ and paint Joshua’s ministry in a condescending light.

Merely hours later however, a fuming Musona took to his Twitter account to debunk the story, reaffirm his good health and decry the lies being unrepentantly peddled in the media. “I am not having ankle problems and I am not having an operation on my ankle! Please get your facts right first and stop writing false articles about me,” he angrily wrote to Robson Sharuko, the article’s author. However, reading between the lines, Knowledge was not the target of this flagrant falsehood – T.B. Joshua was. Musona’s story is just one of countless examples where the media have grossly misrepresented the cleric, choosing sensationalism over soundness, fiction over fact and bigotry over reality.

Last month, I saw a scandalous headline on Google News: ‘How Pastor TB Joshua Raped Me – Another Nigerian Woman Speaks’. The source was PM News, a Nigerian evening newspaper turned online outfit. A quick read revealed a clearly malicious attempt to drag Joshua’s name into the current quagmire of prominent pastors accused of sexual misconduct. The lady in question did not directly mention T.B. Joshua’s name and earlier articles suggested her sexual predator was actually a ‘prophet’ from the Celestial Church.

Merely hours later, PM News retracted their initial story and issued an apology, stating: “The reference to TB Joshua is regretted.” Shortly afterwards, the lady at the center of the scandal, Vicki Royce, tweeted: “Please media, stop accusing pastors. TB Joshua is NOT THE ONE!” She later admitted – after tales of her ‘running mad’ surfaced on social media – that she was ‘paid’ to formulate the story against the Nigerian cleric. But the ‘damage’ had been done. Casual observers glancing at headlines had already formulated ill-informed conclusions and multiple blogs had reposted the initial story with all defamatory details in place. Shortly afterwards, more Nigerian media jumped on the bandwagon to propagate wild claims of a lady named Bisola who made similarly brazen allegations – despite video evidence she previously apologized for her ‘lies’ against Joshua and admitted to mental instability.

Late in June, a work colleague sent me reports from Nigerian media – Premium Times and Sahara Reporters to be precise – that T.B. Joshua’s visit to Nazareth had been stopped due to the volume of local protests by religious figures. Despite this online furore and supposed protestations, I personally watched Joshua’s two-day revival at the Amphitheatre of Mount Precipice live on Emmanuel TV. The meetings were safe, successful and well-attended, receiving even favourable reportage in The New York Times and Reuters. The Nigerian media which trumpeted the apparent cancellation were conspicuously silent.

I equally recall the time media erroneously shouted T.B. Joshua’s name as one of those involved in the Panama Papers scandal that toppled heads of state and prominent figures worldwide. After all the ‘noise’, the exposé was itself exposed and the attendant racket simmered into insignificance. What about the horrific incident in which over 100 lives were lost during the collapse of a building at The SCOAN in September 2014? The media – especially in South Africa – quickly painted the cleric black, propagating a one-sided narrative that the structure was shoddily built and blithely ignoring the existential evidence of external interference. The case has been in court for five years and the legal quagmire drags on till date.

Examples validating this opinion literally abound – from Kenyan media linking Joshua to a gruesome murder case to Ghanaian media claiming he was ‘spiritually manipulating’ their elections to Zimbabwean media erroneously attributing to him prophetic messages he never uttered to UK media accusing him of contributing to those who died with HIV/AIDS after prayer despite no demonstrable link to the individuals involved. I once even heard that a Nigerian journalist at The National Mirror was sacked for writing a favourable report about The SCOAN, contrary to the biddings of his paymaster! But the question remains – what does the media have against the unusual enigma of T.B. Joshua? Why would they willfully engage in propagating or promoting defamatory or derogatory accounts? Why do reports presenting the positives appear so overwhelmingly underwhelming?

Despite his enormous reach and teeming supporters worldwide (records reveal he attracts sixty percent of foreign tourism to Nigeria), the truth is that Joshua still remains a mysterious, misunderstood, misrepresented figure. Even his clerical colleagues who’d you expect to rally around him amidst media attacks – including the likes of Enoch Adeboye, Matthew Ashimolowo and Paul Adefarasin – are among his fiercest detractors. Intriguingly, the cleric himself has chosen the ‘loud path’ of silence, unprovoked and unperturbed by the deluge of disparagements.

While I don’t really understand why Joshua is the subject of such media disdain, let me end by quoting a parable he once used himself in a sermon: “No matter how long a lie is sustained, the truth will someday prevail. No matter how fast a lie runs, the truth will someday overtake it.” I am personally convinced history will paint a truer picture of Joshua’s credibility and consistency, not the jaded pages of fading newspapers.

Gordon Anderson is a writer based in London, United Kingdom. He is an expert on African religious affairs and paid a visit to The SCOAN in 2013.

Tb Joshua Watch -Wolves in Sheep Clothing

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This post is to expose the demonic mystery that surround the TbjoshuaWatch site against T.B Joshua and Scoan

TbjoshuaWatch are the present Pharisees of the 21st century that has set themselves against T.B Joshua and Scoan. After the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) that latter metamorphose to the Pharisees Federation of Nigeria, got tried with all their false allegations and criticism against T.B Joshua and Scoan then, TbjoshuaWatch came next to continue from where their predecessor stop. TbjoshuaWatch claim to be a Christian sect, which is not surprising though, because for them to be accepted as genuine, they have to claim they are Christians. Where as, they are working for their master the devil. They stated that their mission was to exposed the truth about T.B Joshua and Scoan. But the uncut truth remains that they are fault-finder who are their to deceived the ignorant about T.B Joshua and Scoan. And the bible warn the church against people of suck kind.

2 John 1:7 “For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the anti-christ”.

TbjoshuaWatch mission is not to confess christ into the world neither are they propagating salvation to the world but rather, they are working tirelessly for the downfall of T.B Joshua and Scoan. they are antagonist and agent of distraction working under the influence of the anti-christ spirit.

TbJoshuaWatch working for the kingdom of darkness for the glory of the anti-christ.

TbjoshuaWatch are working for the kingdom of darkness that rules the world, they are under the chain of Satan, among the spirit that works in them is the anti-christ spirit, they are doing what their master has assigned for them. Their curse is to be an antagonist of T.B Joshua and Scoan. They are their to deceived the people against the present light sent to liberate the world from the bondages of Satan. Their site is on a mission to ridicule the power of God in the life of T.B Joshua through their Satanic philosophy and empty deceit according to the elemental spirit of the world and the tradition of men.

Colossians 2:8 “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ”.

TbjoshuaWatch have the full backing of the world demonic spirit, they are not to be underestimated because they have all the Satanic strategies at their disposal to execute their mission. But Unknowing to them, that they are fulfilling a great part of Gods purpose in the life and ministry of T.B Joshua here on earth. They are helping to publicizes T.B Joshua and Scoan to the world and they are acting as check against the mission of T.B Joshua here on earth.

TbjoshuaWatch have being program by Satan, they are mere instrument in his hand to fulfill is own purpose, their heart has being harden to their own conviction that they are taking a great revenge against T.B Joshua and Scoan.

1 Timothy 4:1-2 “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared”

TbjoshuaWatch are Wolves in Sheep cloth

Since, T.B Joshua and Scoan is a treat to the rulers of this world, the angel of darkness has to disguise those TbjoshuaWatch element as an angel of light to deceived many against the light of God, T.B Joshua. That is way they claimed they are Christians. Their fruits is a fact to that. They propagate lies and their impact in the world is to cause confusion and bring unnecessary argument about the bible and christ. The bible warn the church against such kind of people.

Romans 16:17-18 “I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naïve”.

TbjoshuaWatch Master (The devil) is The Father of Lies.

Another spirit that manifests in their lives is the spirit of lies, they formulate and propagate lies. their is no single truth about all their write up their post are all coined to suite the self motive and philosophy of their master the devil. Look at how christ described them in the bible.

John 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies”.

That’s what you see in their site, what you see their are unverified allegations, deceitful propaganda and lies. Their mission is to do the will of their father that is the devil.

Why All This Attack Against T.B Joshua and Scoan By TbjoshuaWatch

If you have the opportunity to get in tough with them, they will tell you that they are either helping the church or taking a revenged but the Spiritual truth of the mater is that they are fulfilling a part of the devil’s agenda against T.B Joshua and Scoan, which they themselves may be ignorance of.

This are question you should ask yourself. Did Scoan have anything to do with BBC News ( Here ) ( Here ), Sky news ( Here ), and Charisma Magazine ( Here ) ( Here etc.) before they started their anti-Scoan propaganda Nope, did Scoan have anything to do with PFN, and other worldly institutions that just start to critics T.B Joshua and Scoan, Nope. But why are they now against Scoan ?. They are against T.B Joshua and Scoan because the world love darkness and are against anything that come as light. T.B Joshua is a light His disposition is a great treat to the kingdom of darkness that rules the world. Therefore, what the “smart devil” does is to give those critics enough reasons to take their actions and the devil does this through is demons that has the powers to work with their thinking faculties.

Those who have ear let them hear

An Advices To TbjoshuaWatch

Those of them that the father (God) has giving to is servant T.B Joshua should rethink and change their ways for T.B Joshua is a man of love, he will accept you if you come back for forgiveness, come to Scoan and get delivered from that demon that is using you to work against the light of God, T.B Joshua. And for those that the Father (God) have not given to T.B Joshua, go and weep because the end of your evil ways will lead you to a great destruction. For God that choose to harden the heart of king Pharaoh against the people of Israel, knows that Pharaoh was already destined for doom. I pray for our heart not to be harden for evil. Amen

A word is enough for the wise.
Shalom!