TB JOSHUA : IS SUCCESSION THE CAUSE OF THE LATEST ATTACKS?
Each time there is a sort of "succession war" of leadership in the Church following the death of the leader of the Church, all manners of stories fly...and they are taken hook, line and sinker.
Those who eye the position or lay claim to it or were told by the "Holy Spirit" that they will succeed the leader or they claim that the Late leader had appointed and or anointed them before his death go to town with all manners of stories to pull down the Church.
Yes, the only way to succeed in pulling down the Church is to attack the personality or image or reputation of the Late leader by demonizing him.or her.
Of course, once the members of the Church or congregants and the public hear "unholy" stories about the leader, they flee and treat the Church like a home of lepers.
We have heard and seen brothers, yes, siblings battle to succeed their father as Church leader. We have heard of a driver saying that the Holy Spirit anointed him to lead the Church after the death of the Church leader. This pitched him against the wife of the Late Church leader.
Recently, news filtered out that TB Joshua's wife will succeed him. This writer hopes this is not the cause of the latest attack.
Another video is trending on social media. This time, it is the voice of a man said to be the driver of Late Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua.
Recall that just four days after his death, a woman who said she was a worker and one of TB Joshua's closest confidants while she worshipped in the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) surfaced with a video. She said a lot that literally condemned the Late Prophet.
The face of this driver was not shown in the video unlike the woman who spoke on camera earlier.
He spoke of the possibility of TB Joshua having other children from outside his marriage.
He said the story of TB Joshua sleeping with his female workers, ministers and some members of his Church is true hence, there is a possibility that the Late Prophet could have other children who may surface soon to lay claims to some of his properties.
He advised that DNA tests be carried out before Joshua's burial and the test should be extended to the children who would come out soon.
As expected this video has gone viral and generated comments. Many are already condemning the dead man. But what this will fetch them is what this writer doesn't understand.
Can the dead man come out from his grave or resurrect to speak or defend himself? Why he was alive where were you? Why didn't you speak up to expose him and save other unsuspecting likely "victims"?
Why speak up now? Why condemn him now? Why work with him while he was alive and received all your entitlements as a staff only to turn around and speak ill of him, once he was dead? I am not here to say TB Joshua did what he is being accused of or didn't do it. But the man never called himself a Saint or a perfect man while he was alive.
More so, all his present accusers worshiped in same SCOAN under his leadership for years without saying a word against him while he was here with them.
This is a lesson to all men of God. Leadership or succession of a leader is always a problem that often threatens the Church.
In most cases, it is either the wives or sons of these clergies that succeed them. This has torn the Church apart in some situations as those who feel or think otherwise bolt away to set up their own Church or join other Churches yet go about with unpleasant stories about their former places of worship.
This people forget that Jesus is the Church Himself and not the signboard or name given to the Church by the leader.