15 bodies recovered from TB Joshua's church

LAGOS - Over 15 bodies have been evacuated from the scene of the collapsed building in the premises of preacher TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations, Ikotun in Lagos.

Public relations officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, Adeboayo confirmed the recovery of the bodies, adding that rescue operations were on to evacuate injured persons.

The occupied six-storey building under construction in the Synagogue Church collapsed around 1pm on Friday.

Although the cause of the collapse could not be ascertained, a member of the church, who craved anonymity, said the structure was used as a guest house, where some foreigners and other well-to-do Nigerians, who come to the church for prayers and other spiritual matters usually lodge.

The ground floor, he said, served as a restaurant.

TB Joshua, is one of Nigeria’s most famous preachers and televangelists with thousands of followers across the world, attracted by his purported healing powers and prophecies.

His church founded in 1987, accommodates over 15 000 worshippers during its Sundays service.

Forbes in 2011 reported that he was worth about $10-$15 million and also noted his philanthropic work, where more than $20 million has been given to charity.

The church currently has branches all over Africa, the United Kingdom, Asia and Greece

 

 

Comments (65)

Season of Divine Order & Establishment ...the prophets of baal shall be exposed.

Itschokwadi - 14 September 2014

Why did he not see this disaster well in advance. Surely the gods must have fallen asleep and missed this one. Talk of baal and his men at work

Truth Matters - 15 September 2014

Prophets do not see because of their own competence, they only see what God chooses to reveal to them. Am axample is that Jesus told his disciples that he did not know the day he was to come back, because God the father had not informed him of such. So if Jesus is not privy to some information, why should prophets be taken to task when they don't prophesy something. I saw a respected local bishop on tv one day questioning why a certain prophet (implying E. Makandiwa) did not 'see' the murdered boy near the City Sports Centre where the prophet conducts church services. This ( why a prophet did not see the boy's remains) had been the talk of the kombis, and I felt actually sad that a whole bishop would be informed by kombi talk more than he would seek information from the bible. So my fellow countrypeople, if prophet TB Joshua did not see this coming, it doesnt take away the fact that he is a prophet. Jesus does not know the day he will come back, so why should TB Joshua be special?

machakachaka - 15 September 2014

amen

louise - 15 September 2014

These greedy profiteering prophets fail to predict such a disaster occurring right in their backyard and yet they can predict the incapacitation of a President in far away Southern Africa and soccer results. Let's get back to our real religion people and pray not for instant riches and other earthly possessions, but for the salvation of our souls.

Dr Know - 15 September 2014

machakachaka , there is a reason why jesus didnt tell us when he will not let us know the day he will come. isnt it? re read your Matthew 24: 36-39, "were it not for the sins people were commiting during Noah's time, surely they would hwve known the fate ahead of the"...No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothng about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man" So in a way Noah knew that the flood shall come and those who dare listened were saved. so shall it be with the coming of the Lord, those who have true eyes shall see and teach the rest. lets not hide behind a finger. if a prophesy can not benefit its own people (nigerians) then how will they give it praises. boko haram is kidnapping pamadiro a lot is happening and we say because God did not reveal? he can only reveal information concerning already popular people? ah

MafiraKutova - 15 September 2014

We are with you prophet in these trying moments. May the departed souls rest in eternal peace.

think - 15 September 2014

Disaster can happen to anyone without prior notice despite your relationship with God. Do not be quick to judge, let God do his work

Luxon - 15 September 2014

God saith touch not thy anointed, because he protects them. But Baal has no command of such sort but kills. Why is TB quite about it.

tindo - 15 September 2014

Jesus told us that he did not know the day and the time. He couldn't have been lying, he just did not know. About Noah, Genesis 7 (read the whole chapter) tells us that God instructed Noah to go into the ark with his family and the sets of animals. I have not read where Mafirakureva says those who dared listen were saved. I believe it was Noah and his family who were saved, and noone else.

machakachaka - 15 September 2014

Thank u machakachaka. Prophet TB we love you and Emmanuel - God is with us.

Hannah Miriam - 15 September 2014

Thank u machakachaka. Prophet TB we love you and Emmanuel - God is with us.

Hannah Miriam - 15 September 2014

He should have seen this coming as a prophet.

baAnna - 15 September 2014

You claim to foresee other people's deaths. What gives here. Flaseprophet

connie - 15 September 2014

machakachaka kana usina zvekutaura nyarara! TB Joshua and the other fly by night prophets claim to see zvinhu zvose well before. Maporofita basa ravo ngerekusimudzira vangu pamweya kuburokidza nekuvaudza vari kutadzira Mwari and warning them of an impeding danger kana vakasatendeuka kwete zvekuti umwe president uchafa, heeeeee, bla bla bla zvisina kuti zvinosimudzira munhu pamweya after all takanzi tichafa nekuti vabereki vedu vekutanga (Adam & Eve) rebelled against God!!! Saka chinyi chinoshamisa pakufa!!!!

mudhombokiyani - 15 September 2014

Mudhombokiyani, I think the Daily News created a forum for all of us to debate, and not to tell each other to shut up. I put forward my argument, and anyone is free to put forward opposing views, but to say I should not contribute to this debate is very unfortunate. I will pray for you brother/sister so that you accept that everyone has a right to contribute to debate even if their views differ with yours. We can still share information and love even if we do not agree. I will maintain that prophets can 'see' only those things God chooses to reveal to them. As for me, I will never tell you to shut up because, even if I differ with you, I respect your right to put forward your opinion.

machakachaka - 15 September 2014

chero zvikaita basa zvine basa rei..... kuti ndiMwari here .... zvakaitikira kty muwane zvekutaura asi wat we know is dat munhu waMwari ko mim akutadzirei ,,, masimba aSatani hamusikumaona over this link to mislead u manje ini handi kanganiswe nevanhu vanenge vakabhahatidzwa muSink .think of yo own life and wer to direct it ...munhu waMwari uyu an accident is an accident kana Mwari varonga hazvinei kty uri ani wavo varonga varonga wait and cee chinangwa chavo ... plus zvemari izvo ndezvei zcvamakutaura

bachido - 15 September 2014

Machakachaka pliz stop preaching to us about what you don't know. There is a great difference between Jesus not knowing when He will be sent back by the Father and Joshua not foreseeing the collapsing of a building which would claim precious lives [15 now and who knows how many more]. In other words, Machakachaka is trying to tell us that God is so cruel that He conveniently did not reveal to TB that lives were going to be lost via a terrible mishap! Gosh! Go ahead and worship your fake god in pursuit of wealth. My God told Adam that ndichadya cheziya and that is what I will always do.

Muchaneta - 15 September 2014

Muchaneta, all you are doing is asking me to blame TB Joshua for not foreseeing the disaster, just like someone was blaming TB Joshua for Boko Haram. Well, there will always be prophets, but there will always be fatal accidents (foreseen and unforeseen). No prophet can stop people from dying. People have been dying and will continue to die, prophets or no prophets. We can never task prophets to predict all accidents and prevent deaths. After all, when it comes to prophets, are we the tasking authority?

machakachaka - 15 September 2014

Get me right Machakachaka. Its just as simple as 'TB has "predicted future events" including deaths of presidents of other nations, impending wars in other nations' yet he failed to, or to put if in your favourable statement, God failed to reveal to him what would happen to his own properties, in his own town and country? Why did The Lord target the Synagog properties? Please spare us. THE LORD IS SPEAKING. Bold words. Those who fear the LORD, lets listen. To cut a long story short, Bhaubheri Shoko RaMWARI rinoti iro "nemazuva ekupedzisira .............."

Muchaneta - 15 September 2014

Muchaneta, u are very right. Wakamboona chinyi, all prophets especially from Zim, they get their powers from two countries - Nigeria and Ghana! Does that mean kuti ikoko chete ndiko kune vanhu vanonamata zvepamberi? Hee my spiritual father is in Ghana or in Nigeria, hapana bhaibheri rinotaura kuti anopfugamirwa chete pasi pano is God and God alone.

mudhombokiyani - 15 September 2014

He who point a finger to was the anointed man GOD most be ready to face the raw of GOD you gossipers

kelvin telema - 15 September 2014

We keep you in prayers man of God, they were only looking for you but because of God you serve, they kill innocent people who was seeking for their soul salvation, God will reward them but we also pray for the family of this brothers and sisters who face this difficulty right now. May God you serve give them peace of heart and also you my spiritual father. We love you all. LEAVE IT FOR GOD. May God strengthen all of you in Jesus name.

Francina Ames - 15 September 2014

who are we to judge only God knows mwari vaive nechinangwa our father in the lord Prophet tb Joshua is innocent god did this because people will talk nomatter even if its good we don't know mayb they wanted to bomp the man of god and u always know that prophet is always prayin for this situation not to happen each and every day last sunday god showed him that there was a church yaifanirwa kuti zvizoitika and but prophet didn't know that it was his church (a witch doctor don't heal himself) PROPHET God didn't show him wat to do but to pray so don't insult man of God ,God had a reason for it to happen so nomater wat my MENTOR we are w you in prayers gods with you PAPA its only the devil is workin so that beautiful country NIGERIA pipo will say a lot it was ebola,Boko haram and this don't give up DADY we are with and GOD IS STILL SAYIN SOMETHING u always say IF WE ARE OUT OF ROPE IT IS TIME TO GRAB ONTO FAITH.may their soul rest in peace we should pray to defeat the enemy satan

nokutendachakabva - 15 September 2014

who are we to judge only God knows mwari vaive nechinangwa our father in the lord Prophet tb Joshua is innocent god did this because people will talk nomatter even if its good we don't know mayb they wanted to bomp the man of god and u always know that prophet is always prayin for this situation not to happen each and every day last sunday god showed him that there was a church yaifanirwa kuti zvizoitika and but prophet didn't know that it was his church (a witch doctor don't heal himself) PROPHET God didn't show him wat to do but to pray so don't insult man of God ,God had a reason for it to happen so nomater wat my MENTOR we are w you in prayers gods with you PAPA its only the devil is workin so that beautiful country NIGERIA pipo will say a lot it was ebola,Boko haram and this don't give up DADY we are with and GOD IS STILL SAYIN SOMETHING u always say IF WE ARE OUT OF ROPE IT IS TIME TO GRAB ONTO FAITH.may their soul rest in peace we should pray to defeat the enemy satan

nokutendachakabva - 15 September 2014

Prophet TB Joshua we pray for you soo much . we believe what happen is setan want to make people fear . but we assure you that we don't fear nothing . and setan is a looser. leave people say whatever but we believe that god is there watching what setan doing and he will pass you from that trial. Merryness from Tanzania. Emmanuel . god with us

Merryness - 15 September 2014

I try to get hold of a South African who are also their is their any way you can assist me.

Callen Koopman - 16 September 2014

We are with you Prophet TB Joshua. We continue to pray along with you on Emmanuel TV. We wish the injured a speed recovery and may God Almighty look after the departed in Jesus' name amen. Emmanuel !

julius nyatondo - 16 September 2014

We are with you Prophet TB Joshua. We continue to pray along with you on Emmanuel TV. We wish the injured a speed recovery and may God Almighty look after the departed in Jesus' name amen. Emmanuel !

julius nyatondo - 16 September 2014

May the souls of the departed rest in eternal peace. Prophet TB Joshua we stand with you in prayer through these trials.

Prosper - 16 September 2014

Pakaipa

comrade - 16 September 2014

You people who are talking about the MAN OF GOD PROPHET TB JOSHUA , the bible says you shud not jurdge and touch not my anointed one. If we can gladly receive good things from God why cant we also accept bad things that happens.Read job chp 1.......Man of God we pray that God gives you strenghth as youre going through this hard time and we will alwalys put you in prayers.

MRS ISABEL T.PONGA AND MRS BRIDGET CHIPILI - 16 September 2014

i pray to our living god jesus for speedy recovery and give strength to each to bearer this incident .JESUES ALWAYS WITH YOU JOUSHUA

AYINAN - 16 September 2014

Truth Matters you are absolutely right

Thou shalt not worship false prophets! - 16 September 2014

Take heart, in Shona we say n'anga haizvirapi wani.

magwizi lawrence - 16 September 2014

we love prophet TB JOSHUA GOD is th ather and the finisher .GID is in controll donot dispear it is very close where we are going

beatrice - 16 September 2014

We have ears yet we do not hear.We have eyes yet we do not see.The true word of GOD teaches us never to judge and more so teaches us again to let anyone be liberal and believe in whatever they want to believe in.If you don't follow Prophet TB Joshua's teaching please don't pass uninvited comments.If you despise him please don't lead others.If you don't like him please don't disapprove of him for the parable of wheat teaches us to let good and bad grow together and leave harvesting to God our Lord.Even during Jesus Christ the Son of Men"s time he was not spared of temptations neither was he not mocked or challenged by sinners who asked him to perform miracles for them to approve of him.Jesus answered unbelievers by saying miracles and prophesies are not meant to please the eye but to heal and deliver.So even if a prophet does not perform a miracle or prophesy it does not disapprove of them. Does your heart not beat when you call someone son of Baal.If my reading and understanding serves me right,God loves even satan it's only his deeds that God despise. TB Joshua and all the staff at SCOAN our heart and thoughts are with you during these difficult times.

Blessing nkomo - 16 September 2014

Thank you very much Blessing Nkomo. May the Almighty God bless and continue to protect TB Joshua.

Chikandamina - 16 September 2014

Thank you guys, i have enough points for my thesis. thank you again

Bloodwell - 16 September 2014

well i think God knows what he is doing let him do his work and we will stare and see but god knows e truth behind the deaths we cannot judge because we do not know the truth

girlycee - 17 September 2014

Prophets What is the purpose of a prophet? It's in the Bible, Deuteronomy 18:18-19, NKJV. "I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him." A prophet is a way for God to communicate to His people. It's in the Bible, Hosea 12:10, NKJV. “I have also spoken by the prophets, and have multiplied visions; I have given symbols through the witness of the prophets.” God has revealed His plans to the prophets. It's in the Bible, Amos 3:7, NKJV. “Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets” Listening to God's prophets is for our benefit. It's in the Bible, 2 Chronicles 20:20, NKJV. “…'Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.'” What are some ways God communicated to His prophets? It's in the Bible, Numbers 12:6, NKJV. “Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream” God uses prophets to guide His people in the right way. It's in the Bible, 2 Chronicles 24:19, NKJV. “Yet He sent prophets to them, to bring them back to the LORD; and they testified against them, but they would not listen.” God uses prophets to lead His people and to keep them. It's in the Bible, Hosea 12:13, NKJV. “By a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet he was preserved.” Prophets are not necessarily popular. It's in the Bible, Matthew 5:11-12, NKJV. “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

Isaiah - 17 September 2014

Prophets are not popular because they speak what is right, not what is popular. It's in the Bible, Isaiah 30:10, NIV. "They say to the seers, 'See no more visions!' and to the prophets, 'Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions.'" A genuine prophet gives accurate predictions and prophecies 100% of the time. It's in the Bible, Jeremiah 28:9, NKJV. “As for the prophet who prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet comes to pass, the prophet will be known as one whom the LORD has truly sent.” Prophecy is one of the gifts of the Spirit to the church. It's in the Bible, Romans 12:6-7, NKJV. “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching” The gift of prophecy is to build up the church and unify it. It's in the Bible, Ephesians 4:11-13, NKJV. "And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;" Prophets stimulate the work of God. It's in the Bible, Ezra 6:14, NKJV. “So the elders of the Jews built, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they built and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the command of Cyrus, Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.

Isaiah - 17 September 2014

We can expect prophets in the last days of earth's history. It's in the Bible, Joel 2:28, NKJV. “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions.” God's last day church will obey God's commandments and have the testimony of Jesus. It's in the Bible, Revelation 12:17, NKJV. “And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” What is the “testimony of Jesus Christ?” It's in the Bible, Revelation 19:10, NKJV. “And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” We also can expect false prophets in the last days. It's in the Bible, Matthew 24:24, NKJV. “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Be sure to test prophets. It's in the Bible, 1 John 4:1, NKJV. "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world." Beware of prophets who do not keep the laws of God, even if they perform miracles. It's in the Bible, Matthew 7:22-23, NKJV. “Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'”

Isaiah - 17 September 2014

Don't listen to prophets that speak against the Bible. It's in the Bible, Isaiah 8:20, NKJV. “To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”

Isaiah - 17 September 2014

We are to test prophecies, not ignore them all. 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21, NKJV. “Do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good.”

Isaiah - 17 September 2014

A Prophet says what Jehovah tells Him and he cannot speak what God has not revealed because it is Jehovah who puts words in the mouth of a prophet.Lets learn something from Job in the bible Though not as a prophet but as man who feared Jehovah.Job lived a life that pleased God even Jehovah Himself said that there is no one like Job on earth.Job did not know that God had permitted Satan to attack him and to destroy all his children.Therefore if Jehovah has permitted something to happen no man on earth can prevent it because we are all under His control and kindly note that disaster has never been the plan of God But he allows it until such a time Jehovah sees it fit to end all these nonsense happening under the sun .Solomon said that no one can understand how God works and if Job wanted to understand why God brought calamity on him to that extent he could have insulted God because God kept the reason to himself and not to reveal it to His servant. Brothers and sisters God is encouraging each one of us to worship him for who He is and What he stands for whether miracle or not , revelation or not God is God.May God remember the affected families.God bless you all. Misheck T -Zambia

MISHECK TEMBO - 17 September 2014

Let be honest all and i mean all prophets are there for profet and you blind people give those thiefs money every week about time you people wake up don,t be blind for the rest of your life

jack - 18 September 2014

God is with you prophet Joshua people always wait to see something happening then they start criticizing but they don' t want to accept Jesus as there saviour as they continue talking I continue receiving blessing from above. God be with you TB Joshua.

Rachel Gomba - 18 September 2014

read your bibles people, instead of paying your condolonces to those who lost their relatives in this disaster you are busy defending a mere mortal. hanzi ' men of god' annointed blah blah, judge not kupi? if you read your bible very carefully you will know that every christian is 'annointed' 1 John 2:27. not just the pastor. There are no 'special annointings' just different callings and gifts. The 'judge not' scripture is taken out of contest. Read Matt 7 v 1-3. 1 Corr 6 v 3 where we are told we judge the world even angels. Musavhundutsire vanhu kana TB Joshua auraisa vanhu he should own up and face the music.

mswati - 18 September 2014

TRUE PROPHECY FROM GOD Biblical Prophecy can be defined as – A spoken or written message from God through a person. Biblical prophecy ultimately comes from God and focuses on God and His plans. Biblical prophecy will always line up and agree with God's scripture and it does not true prophecy does not contradict with scripture. True prophecy does not tell as psychics or false prophets predict. True prophecy comes from God. God is the source. It is a gift of the Holy Spirit – 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 True prophecy must build up the Body of Christ, ie the Church. It must encourage not discourage; It does not cause anxiety, fear or confusion. – 1 Corinthians 14:4 True prophecy must agree with Scripture. It does not contradict with His word according to the Bible. – Deuteronomy 13:1-5, 2 Timothy 3:16, True prophecy must Exalt & Glorify Jesus. It does not glorify the prophet, nor does it put the prophet on a pedestal – Revelations 19:10, 1 John 4:1-3, John 16:13-14, True prophecy must lead to obedience to God. When God allows prophecy in the church, it is meant to lead people to a right relationship with Him – Deuteronomy 13:1-5 True prophecy must produce life & liberty. Because it comes from the Holy Spirit, it should not lead to bondage, captivity, fear, condemnation or confusion – Romans 8:15, 2 Corinthians 3:6 True prophecy is 100% correct and it must come to pass – Deuteronomy 18:22

TRUE PROPHECY - 18 September 2014

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