A few blogs and news outlets have picked up on a story by Sky News in the UK that this so-called Synagogue Church of All Nations is, in its services and TV broadcasts, claiming they can heal people of AIDS by prayer:
At least six people have died in Britain after being told that they had been healed of HIV, and could stop taking their medication.
There is evidence that evangelical churches in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow are claiming to cure HIV through God.
We sent three undercover reporters into the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) , which is based in Southwark, south London.
All of them told the pastors that they were HIV positive. All were told that they could be healed.
The healing process involves the pastor shouting, over the person being healed, for the devil to come out of their body, and spraying water in their face.
One of the pastors, Rachel Holmes, told our reporter, Shatila, who is a genuine HIV sufferer, they had a 100% success rate.
“We have many people that contract HIV. All are healed.”
She said if symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhoea persist, it is actually a sign of the virus leaving the body.
“We’ve had people come back before saying ‘Oh I’m not healed. The diarrhoea I had when I had HIV, I’ve got it again.’ I have to stop them and say ‘no, please, you are free.’”
SCOAN told our reporters they would be able to discard their medication after their healing and that they would be free to start a family.
Yeah well, another dangerous mob of religious fundamentalists with a spearhead figure who loves being rich and doesn’t care if his message and practice means that people might die. What else is new. So I had a look at SCOAN’s website, and it’s entirely obvious that this is a pathetic scam outfit that seeks to trick people into donating money by promising to cure the sick and make the world a better place.
This mob is particularly cute, they have an “Important Notices” section on their website, which is rather revealing, since the Holy Spirit seems to be encouraging fraudsters in that crowd a fair bit:
In reference to the articles and rumours spreading in Zambia concerning the elections, Prophet T.B. Joshua never said anything about the elections. If there is any message or prophecy concerning the nation of Zambia or any other country, such a message or prophecy will be related on Emmanuel TV, which is the mouthpiece of The SCOAN.
We, the family of Emmanuel TV, love the nation, Zambia. We pray for the nation and we believe God would continue to see the nation, Zambia through this time of elections – no matter what happens or what comes.
Please, do not sit somewhere, hear this or that and come to a hasty conclusion. God requires that we find out the truth from Him first and hold fast to that which is true, as the Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:21.
Or take this one:
The rumours now circulating around Delta State, Nigeria concerning prophecies by Prophet TB Joshua are not true. Do not listen to satanic lies. John 8:44 says that satan is the father of lies. Satan has children, he has sons, he has daughters. He has wives, He has uncles, He has aunties, he has nephews, he has nieces, he has nephews, he has cousins he has grandmothers, he has grandfathers. Do not listen to them. Do not let the father of lies deceive you.
People of Delta State, Nigeria, we love you. God bless you. We are praying for you.
How did Jesus ever rise to power without a public relations department and an Important Notices board to refute all the wrong claims made about him, I wonder?
To all our viewers, please take note: Emmanuel TV is our means of communicating a message. We recently received thousands of emails and phone calls for the nation of Malawi which were not true. Prophet T.B. Joshua never said anything concerning the Malawian election. If there is any message concerning Malawi, this message will be officially broadcast on Emmanuel TV.
Somehow god the almighty seems to have issues with radio transmissions to Earth, and through his alleged representative on this planet,
Jesus The Catholic Pope T.B. Joshua. Who seems to get implicated a lot in political and electorial matters in Africa.
This mob of pseudoreligious clowns has charity status in the UK. Take it away, confiscate their assets, and drag those who caused the deaths of HIV patients by making them abandon their medical treatments before the courts. It’s the only way to be sure.