The senior pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries, Chris Okotie, has described the late Temitope Balogun Joshua as a deceptive magician, who carried the Bible around.
Joshua, who was the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), died on June 6 after battling a stroke.
On Sunday, Okotie posted a video on his Youtube page, where he alleged that Joshua fulfilled a biblical pattern of “Bar-Jesus”, a false prophet who equated himself with Jesus.
“What is the truth about TB Joshua? Who was he? Was he a product of Christianity? Or a practitioner of shamanism? Was he a servant of the Lord Jesus? Or some itinerant religious quack?” Okotie asked.
“Was he a true prophet, who was misunderstood? Or a hypocrite masquerading under the habiliment of the Faith?
“When God begins a work in scripture, particularly from the old testament, he begins with patterns, what we call types, shadows, adumbrations.
“You say why because the patterns determine the flow of power and authenticity of that enterprise. He is a magician, a sorcerer, and calls himself a prophet.
“Notice Joshua doesn’t call himself an apostle, he doesn’t call himself a teacher. He doesn’t call himself a pastor because, if he calls himself by any other name outside of prophet, he does not fulfill the pattern.
“So, he must stick with that appellation. He is a magician who claims to be a prophet but he is a false prophet.”