Also Read Here Profit of Doom : An expose’ on T.B. Joshua of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, Nigeria
September 15, 2014 (KAMPALA) – At least 40 people have died and many others injured when an unfinished building belonging to the famous Nigerian preacher, TB Joshua, collapsed in Lagos.
The two-storey building, located in the sprawling compound of the vast church complex came down on Friday afternoon.
“It’s now 40 dead,” said Ibrahim Farinloye, southwest coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), with officials expressing fears the death toll could rise as rescue efforts continue.
About 124 survivors were reportedly rescued alive from the rubbles of the building, which served as the guesthouse for foreign dignitaries and followers of TB Joshua, who leads the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN)
TB Joshua, dubbed “The Prophet”, has an almost fanatical following among Nigerians and across the world, attracted by his purported healing powers and prophecies, in which he preaches to thousands of followers every week.
The purported prophet, on his facebook page, confirmed that the building had indeed collapsed, but downplayed the number of casualties, saying most people inside the building were rescued.
SOUTH SUDAN COUP PROPHECY
TB Joshua gained prominence in South Sudan for his alleged prophecy of an imminent coup attempt against president Salva Kiir.
Officials representing the evangelist, however, later on denied that TB Joshua had prophesied about South Sudan in particular, but about a country close to Kenya whose leader was “being captured” in a bloody crisis which displaced many people.
South Sudan vice president, James Wani Igga visited Lagos after the 15 December crisis carrying a letter of thanks to the Nigerian preacher for the prophesy and offered him the role of a religious advisor to president Salva Kiir.
Igga, on his return from Nigeria, allegedly joked that while the rebels had Ngundeng (a Nuer prophet) to rely on, the leadership in Juba would also depend on TB Joshua for prophecies.
Many followers usually flock the West African country from around the world to seek spiritual guidance from the purported prophet.
HL – http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article52402
(NOTE: The final death toll brought about by the collapse of the deeply evil TB Joshua’s condemned building was close to double the figure reported above.)
More links on false teachers T B Joshua seems to follow (and whom his followers also support):
Kathryn Kuhlman – Deception in the Church
Teachings of the prophet William Branham
John MacArthur: Joel Osteen is a Pagan Religionist |
John MacArthur blasts Joel Osteen’s teaching.. – BaptistBoard.com
Joyce Meyers SHOCKING doctrines – SermonAudio.com
Boks turned to ‘Prophet’ TB Joshua for healing
Johannesburg – TB Joshua is known to thousands of people around the world as a “prophet of God” with healing hands that can cure anything from disabilities to cancer and HIV/Aids.
“Divine healing is the supernatural power of God bringing health to the human flesh,” says the Synagogue Church of All Nations (Scoan) on its website.
“Thousands who come oppressed with sickness and disease receive their healing at the Scoan… Truly, there is never a sickness Jesus cannot heal.”
A multi-storey guest house belonging to the church collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria on Friday killing dozens of people, including 67 South Africans. The South Africans were believed to be part of at least five tour groups staying at Joshua’s church at the time.
Agencies reported that over 100 survivors had been rescued.
According to the church’s website Joshua can cure just about anything.
Videos posted show people who have allegedly been healed by him. One man, apparently in a wheelchair, walked out of the church after being healed. A deaf woman suddenly began hearing.
Another woman with cystic fibrosis and various others with HIV and Aids had been “miraculously healed”.
The website contains some gory before and after photographs of people whose wounds had been healed. Wounds included dog bites, burns, ulcers, and a “cancer-eaten arm”.
The prominent people who have gone to Joshua for help include Zimbabwean politician Morgan Tsvangirai, EFF leader Julius Malema, Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika, and ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela,
Sport celebrities who have approached him are former Springbok rugby players Jaco van der Westhuyzen, Ruben Kruger, and Wium Basson.
Sports24 reported that Kruger, who tasted World Cup success in 1995, visited Joshua while he battled brain cancer for 10 years. Kruger died two months before his 40th birthday in January 2010.
According to reports Van der Westhuyzen claims his career threatening knee ligament injury was miraculously healed immediately following prayer. He has since returned to Joshua’s Scoan and remains friends with Joshua.
Basson died of cancer in April 2001.
“Prophet” Joshua was born in the village of Arigidi, Nigeria on 12 June 1963. The church claims he was in his mother’s womb for 15 months.
“Significantly, almost a hundred years prior to his birth, it had been prophesied that a young man would emerge from the poor Oosin [sic] quarters and that God would use him mightily,” the website said.
Osin is the name of a farm and a community in Nigeria.
“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,” said Scoan.
After the incident, his mother named him, “Temitope” meaning “What You [God] have done for me is worthy of thanks”.
Joshua went to St Stephen’s Anglican Primary School in Arigidi, and became the leader of the student Christian fellowship.
“He was the smallest in the class but led the prayer during the school devotions and was known as small pastor.
“He was unable to complete his secondary education due to poverty.”
‘A humble background’
Reflecting on his early life, Joshua is quoted as saying: “I found myself in a family background that irritated me. My natural circumstance of birth was poverty. I come from a very humble background.”
In an article written by Joshua, titled “Everything Big Starts Little”, he says he knew early in life that he needed God.
“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,” he wrote.
“I saw the apostles and prophets… 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.
“I am your God; I am giving you a divine commission to go and carry out the work of the Heavenly Father.”
According to Scoan’s website, the “architectural masterpiece” which collapsed on Friday was not the first. The church has had three previous locations, and each time something happened to its structure.
“The roof of the first church was blown off by a storm, the second church was washed away by a flood, and the third church also collapsed due to severe weather conditions,” it said.
“In every situation, God is still saying something. Today, the Scoan is an architectural masterpiece located in the heart of Lagos.”
Also see here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve9jTnKzcYY
T B Joshua is a false prophet !!
TB Joshua under pressure over fatal church collapse
Lagos – A popular Nigerian preacher and televangelist was under mounting pressure on Wednesday to co-operate with the authorities after a fatal building collapse that claimed at least 67 lives.
TB Joshua and staff at his Synagogue Church of All Nations had so far failed to disclose information to the investigation, the Lagos state government and emergency services said.
South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma announced on Tuesday that 67 of his compatriots were killed in the collapse on Friday.
Pretoria’s ambassador to Abuja complained investigators had faced difficulties in getting detailed information on the ground.
In Lagos, rescuers were still picking through the rubble with heavy lifting equipment and using sniffer dogs in the search for survivors.
Death toll still uncertain
“The church is not co-operating with emergency workers at all,” said National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) spokesperson for the southwest region, Ibrahim Farinloye.
“For the first three days of the incident, the church people were very hostile and prevented rescue officials access to the site,” he told AFP.
Earlier access may have saved lives, he added, giving the latest toll as 67 with 131 survivors.
South Africa’s ambassador to Nigeria, Lulu Mnguni, told the eNCA news channel that the death toll was still uncertain.
“The numbers can still either go up or down. We have put more people on the ground to assist us,” he said.
Low flying plane
Some five South African church tour groups totalling about 300 people were thought to have been in Lagos at the time, the government said.
Toyin Ayinde, Lagos State commissioner for town planning and urban development, said an investigation would examine Joshua’s claim that a low-flying plane may have been responsible for the collapse.
He told Nigeria’s Channels television they were checking with Lagos international airport, which is just east of the church, about the altitude of planes in the area at the time.
Samples were being taken from the building to determine the material used in the construction.
Initial indications suggested the collapse was caused because extra floors were being added to the building without strengthening foundations.
Ayinde said Joshua and his staff had not yet met engineers and representatives of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, which was affecting their ability to disclose accurate information.
dnt believe that people should die in the church of prophet TB joshua.something is wrong whether he wan ed to gain some powers or souls.who knows
Not true at all, Only God has power over our souls. But you are righ something is wrong T B Joshua is a false prophet and a deceiver.
Within the Truth of God’s Liiving Eternal Word, true believers are clearly warned about false teachers and preachers in the last days. It seems that Africa has become the breeding nest of such teachers and preachers. 1) First we hear of the preacher who claims God is black and that He hates whites. 2) Then we hear of witch doctors being used in certain churches. 3) Then we hear of the preacher who makes his congregation eat grass. 4) Then we hear of the preacher who gives his congregation holy water to drink for healing. 5) Then we hear of the preacher who gives his congregation petrol to drink. 6) Then we hear of the preacher claiming to be a prophet that has healing powers, but 84 die a horrible death.
Are preachers going insane, or are they just simply blinded from the Truth of God. Do they not realize the fact, that they are leading vulnerable souls straight into Hell to suffer eternally? The only right thing to do here, is to continuously pray for them who are trapped in Satan’s web of destruction.