What about Pastor Tb Joshua?
Temitope Balogun Joshua commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua, televangelist and faith healer. He is leader and founder of the ministry organisation The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), which runs a Christian television station called Emmanuel TV, available on satellite and on the Internet via the Streaming Faith broadcast portal.(wikipedia.org/wiki/T._B._Joshua)
Below are some of his shocking teachings</p
Every believer aught to speak in tongues
- “We also believe in speaking in tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance (Acts 2:4). All who enter into the number of the body of Christ do so because they are baptized in the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13; Romans 8:9). When you are baptized in the Holy Spirit, God”™s power will come upon you as it did on the first disciples on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4). When God”™s power comes upon you, the Holy Spirit will affect everything about you. The Holy Spirit produces rivers of life, joy, love, peace and power to flow out of your spirit for the needs of others (John 7:37-38).”[i]
“The pregnancy period of his mother was by no means ordinary, as the baby remained in her womb for 15 months before he was born. Significantly, almost a hundred years prior to his birth, it had been prophesied that a young man would emerge from the poor Oosin quarters and that God would use him mightily. Another remarkable event occurred when he was three days old, as a large boulder crashed through the roof of his house, missing the baby by mere inches. This incident led to his mother naming him, “˜Temitope”™, meaning, “˜What You (God) have done for me is worthy of thanks”™.“[ii]
“I was in a trance for three consecutive days, then I saw a hand that pointed a Bible to my heart and the Bible entered my heart and my former heart seemed to immerse with the Bible immediately. Then the awareness came and I saw the apostles and prophets of old with someone whose head I could not see because He was tall to the heaven and suspended, which I believe was our Lord Jesus Christ sitting in their midst. I also saw myself in their midst. After a while, I saw a hand of the same tall man, I could not behold His face, which was glittering with an unimaginable light, tall to the high heavens and suspended in the air. But other apostles I could see their faces, particularly Apostles Peter and Paul, Prophets Moses, Elijah and others. Their names were boldly written on their chests.
I heard a voice saying, “I am your God; I am giving you a divine commission to go and carry out the work of the Heavenly Father”. At the same time, the same hand of the tall man gave me a small cross and a big Bible, bigger than the one that entered my heart with a promise that as I keep pressing in His time and name, I would be given a bigger cross but if I fail the opposite would occur. I also heard a voice of the same tall man, I could not see His head, saying, I am the Lord your God who was and who is ” Jesus Christ, giving orders to all the apostles and prophets. The same voice said to me, “I would show you the wonderful ways I would reveal myself through you, in teaching, preaching, miracles, signs and wonders for the salvation of souls”.
Since then, I have been receiving in my vision, every year according to my faithfulness to God, a bigger cross that means to me more responsibilities.”[iii]
he said the following in defense to his false teachings:
satan is the source of AIDS
“If my power is from satan, it will be impossible for me to be continually and consistently working against satan, because satan is the source of AIDS, cancer and other deadly diseases which God has been using me to deliver people from.
If satan is the source of my power, I cannot be working against him, because that will contradict what Jesus Christ said in the Bible that you cannot drive out demons by evil spirit.”[iv]
When Jesus lives in you, hunger, poverty and sickness will become thing of the past.
“Spiritually speaking, every lack is hunger. Sickness, poverty and even death is hunger. And the permanent fulfillment of this hunger is an unconditional acceptance of Jesus Christ into your life. When Jesus lives in you, hunger, poverty and sickness will become thing of the past.“[v]
Word of faith
“Faith means the Word of God mixed with God’s Spirit. When you speak the Word of God and it is mixed with the Spirit of God, whatever you decrees comes to pass.“[vi]
we do not take pleasure in disparaging other people but as Christians we are to mark every false teacher and be not deceived by any kind of falsehood. it does not mean that every faith healer or one who performs supernatural miracles is sent by God; (cf 2 Thessalonians 2:9).
- Benny Hinn
- Creflo Dollar
- Joel Osteen
- Joyce Meyer
- Pastor Chris
- T D Jakes
- Tb Joshua
- Tshifhiwa Irene
- Uebert Angel
Soli Deo Gloria
[ii] http://www.scoan.org/about/prophet-tb-joshua/biography-of-tb-joshua/Â (paragraph 6)
[iii] http://www.scoan.org/about/prophet-tb-joshua/biography-of-tb-joshua/Â (paragraph 12-14