I still fail to understand why so many so called Christians (including pastors) are enamored by T. B. Joshua and his teachings.
In this post, I want to speak to my fellow pastors – especially those of you who are closer to the situation than I am – please dear brothers, remember the words of Titus 1:9 where the Apostle Paul in talking about the qualifications and responsibilities of church elders/overseers writes, “He must hold firm to the trustworthy Word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.”
A number of people have written to me expressing their disapproval of my posts on T. B. Joshua and his false teachings. Many of them have chosen to turn a blind eye to the false, erroneous and deceptive doctrines that are being propagated by T. B. Joshua and those who follow him.
Please allow me to offer a gentle and timely reminder to you my brothers who have been called to serve the Lord and His people as pastors: We are called not only to preach God’s Truth to the world – we are to do that – that is our primary responsibility. But a part of that responsibility necessarily means that we refute those who contradict God’s truth as clearly revealed in Scripture.
This is why I am so concerned that we get the Word out to the people and warn them against the dangers of the heretical teachings of T. B. Joshua which are a disgrace to the church as they take away from the glory of God and offer no spiritual benefit to anyone. This is my only my motivation and to the extent that the Lord gives me breath and grace to write – I will continue to oppose and expose those who contradict the truth of God’s Most Holy Word! That is an integral part of my mandate as a minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ! I can do no other – so help me God!
This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each will receive his commendation from God.
1 Corinthians 4:1-5