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Opinions of Saturday, 11 May 2013

Columnist: Adoboe, Justice Lee

RE-TB Joshua, the man who tricked God?

Modernity and education arguments versus the power of God
I was so appalled after reading the piece on the topic above written by one Kwame Asempa, and only wished he was not emphatic about things he cannot understand.
I believe miracles still exist and God chooses which vessel to use in performing miracles. In most of the cases, “.. God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong” 1 Corinthians 1: 27.
There is no academic power, including theology which can withstand the move of God by the Holy Spirit.
“There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” John 3: 1 (Remember Nichodemus was a professor of the Tora or law).
“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus,” Acts 4: 13
This was the testimony about Peter and the rest of the apostles when they started their ministry, and the secret there is that they had been with Jesus.
Was it not Jesus who told the disciples, “Greater works than this...”?
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. John 14: 12 & 13
I am taking pains laying this foundation because I have heard so many people these days trying to challenge Prophet T.B Joshua.
Most people have issues with prophesies he pronounces, and others the miracles performed through him. While some say they were fake, others believe his miracles are from Satan.
Most of these people unfortunately believe magicians and other agents of the forces of darkness.
They also believe in dry theorems of men which have not been able to save the world, but are quick to condemn the working of miracles, as if the miracles affect them negatively.
But let me ask, do you have any proof to disprove the miracles or do you have any evidence that his miracles are from Satan? If you don’t why do you want to bring God’s wrath upon yourself by condemning something you don’t understand.
“Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, “Jude 1: 9 & 10
And Jesus warned that “but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.” Mark 3: 29.
This warning was as a result of a similar thing said about Jesus by the scribes, claiming Jesus’ miracles were from Beelzebub, the prince of demons.
And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house. Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation. Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
Mark 3: 22-30
Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space; And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men.... But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God. Acts 5: 34, 35 & 39
We can be critical, because the Bible itself tells s to test spirits” Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4: 1.
I have always maintained that as long as I have not found T.B Joshua contravening the Bible, and as long as I have not heard anything from God condemning him, I won’t make any prejudicial statements about him.
I advise that we might not like the look of T.B Joshua, and even think he doesn’t speak good English, but as long as we have found no proof of all our sentiments against him, let us keep praying and allow God whose name he has been using, and Jesus, whose name he has been using judge him, if they have not sent him.
This is better than incurring the wrath of God as Gamaliel said: “lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.”
You can’t fight for God, so don’t be found fighting God.
Source: Justice Lee Adoboe (devitor2002@yahoo.com)