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TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by Enn214(m): 3:21pm On Jun 21, 2019
Church, Islamic, Political Leaders Want TB Joshua Banned In Israel, Reject His Crusade

*Say Joshua is a false prophet seeking to exploit Mount Precipice, preach Lies



Churches, Islamic clerics and political groups in Nazareth, the largest city in the northern district of Israel, have joined forces against a two-day crusade being planned by Nigerian preacher, TB Joshua, at Mount Precipice.

The churches and Islamic leaders want Joshua banned from preaching in Israel and called for the cancellation of the planned crusade, Israeli’s popular newspaper, Haaretz, reports on Thursday.

According to the newspaper, church officials meeting in Nazareth several days ago urged residents to boycott the event and clerics to avoid any mention of it in their sermons.

“We beg you not to play in the hands of those organizing this type of festival which is an affront to the principles of Christianity, and our national identity, and deals a blow to the social fabric of a city like Nazareth,” the churches were quoted as saying.

Haaretz reports that the church officials quoted text from the New Testament about how believers must be cautious about false messiahs who try to convince people they’re performing miracles.

Most of the churches in Nazareth have reportedly signed their support for the statement – all but the Roman Catholic Church, which has avoided taking a clear stand.

Joshua, arguably one of the most popular TV figures in Africa and Latin America, is set to hold two events at a Christian site in the city.

Joshua is the founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, a Christian organization that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos, which has a YouTube channel with 1.5 million subscribers. Arguably one of the most popular figures on television across Africa and Latin America, Joshua has 3.5 million followers on Facebook.

T.B. Joshua, a controversial pastor whose sermon has drawn criticisms, is famous for performing miracles in his Lagos church attended by thousands every week. His visit to Israel is supported by Nazareth Mayor Ali Sallam, but many in the city oppose it, some of them alleging that the pastor has ties to far-right Israelis.

He has visited Israel in the past and written of forging a covenant with God to start his ministry, as well as hinting a couple of years ago of considering relocation to Israel.

Thousands participate in his prayer sessions and exorcism rituals. Many video clips have been released on social media in recent days announcing the "rock-star" pastor’s visit.

In response to a query from Haaretz, Father Emil Shopany of the Catholic Church said there’s no reason not to host such a visit and that he, as opposed to others, will support the mayor’s position. He said Nazareth is an open city and that you cannot stop a religious man from abroad who decides to visit from holding prayers like thousands of pilgrims do.

But even members of Sallam’s coalition have criticized the visit. Haj Samir Sa’adi, a city councilor, has expressed his opposition to Joshua’s visit in a letter and has urged its cancellation.

“The planned visit by the person called T.B. Joshua to the city of the Annunciation is a challenge to the Christian faith in the city of Jesus’s boyhood and the Nazareth of ancient history, which does not need such a stain as this in which a false prophet exploits Mount Precipice to disseminate his lies,” he wrote.

Muslims from Nazareth and elsewhere have joined Sa’adi’s protests, among them the council of muftis, which has urged that the event be cancelled: “This is an event that would offend believers of all ethnic groups and religions and should be seen as a red line for faith in religious values. Therefore we call upon those who are behind the event to see to its immediate cancellation,” their statement said.

Among politicians, the event is also seen as volatile, and calls have been issued on social media to block the main roads to Mount Precipice. The Hadash and Youth for Change parties in the city council have demanded a meeting about the decision to invite the pastor to hold an event at a city installation against the wishes of the majority of residents.

“We have asked to take an in-depth look at this issue, at why a city like Nazareth would receive such a person who is denied entry to many countries on grounds of criminal suspicions and given his links to the extreme right in Israel,” they wrote. “What's more, the man is known to have grown wealthy in a way that has raised many questions and therefore we view such a visit as an illegitimate step which contaminates the city and its historic heritage, and we absolutely reject the mayor’s claims that such an event would bring $1 million to the city and would see such a sum were it to actually materialize as an illegitimate contribution that would contaminate the city.”

The mayor has not responded to appeals by Haaretz for comment.

Police are meanwhile preparing for an expected crowd of 15,000 people at the event.

Joshua visited Israel two years ago, hosted by ZAKA founder Yehuda Meshi Zahav. Meshi Zahav has also visited Joshua in Nigeria. During his visit, Joshua met with Idan Greenbaum, the Jordan Valley regional council head.

Channel 12 reported at the time that Joshua had said he plans to move his operations to Israel and that he said that six out of 10 foreigners visiting Nigeria attend exorcism rites at Joshua’s church. Greenbaum said a number of ideas were raised in their meeting to contribute to tourism in the Jordan Valley and Sea of Galilee area, but these ideas have not yet been carried out. But Greenbaum said that Joshua’s visit had received wide media coverage in his country and attracted tourism to Israel and the Jordan Valley.


Haaretz reports that a statement released ahead of Joshua’s visit says this would be his first event in the Middle East, that it would have a positive impact on the local economy, and that he has visited Israel many times and met with leading officials including Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, Communications Minister Ayoub Kara and Chief Rabbi David Lau.


http://saharareporters.com/2019/06/21/church-islamic-political-leaders-want-tb-joshua-banned-israel-reject-his-crusade

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by Whiteangel1234: 3:30pm On Jun 21, 2019
God Bless Tb Joshua

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by Enn214(m): 3:33pm On Jun 21, 2019
Some people are talking abt d spiritual relevance while others on d "economic impact" .. which is more relevant??
Na wa...

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by Ojiofor: 3:35pm On Jun 21, 2019
That is people wey sabi whats up.

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by manny4u(m): 3:37pm On Jun 21, 2019
The fact that this religious thieves and lobbyist are always fighting to bring this man down(which ironically he has never fought back) is one of the reasons I believe he's a true man of GOD.
He's humble,modest, and a philanthropist. What else do you want from a true man of GOD?
Like every others this crusade would be a success.

I don't even go to church btw not to talk of being a member of synagogue but my spirit accepts TB Joshua, unlike the other religious scammers.

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by Xisnin(m): 3:39pm On Jun 21, 2019
Enn214:
Some people are talking abt d spiritual relevance while others on d "economic impact" .. which is more relevant??
Na wa...
"Spiritual" impact doesn't stop brethren from kidnapping or pastors from defrauding people.
But a financially secure person won't do such.
That is to tell you that economy rules.

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by LearnITsmash(m): 4:35pm On Jun 21, 2019
TB josh is a fraud and wise countries will never want his kind in their nation, what a joke undecided

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by FactBoyz: 4:49pm On Jun 21, 2019
If they think he is fake with fake miracles, why dont they just allow him show what God has through him...
All efforts to frustrate the gospel wont work

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by FactBoyz: 4:54pm On Jun 21, 2019
TB Joshua's crusades in the South Americas draw millions to Christ.. The Muslims in Israel who are shouting should go to Saudi and protest..

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by PhenomenalAustin: 5:44pm On Jun 21, 2019
Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by phenom666(m): 5:45pm On Jun 21, 2019
Israel of all people.

One thing I know for sure, is that place will be over crowd when Tb Joshua come visiting.

The church of God is matching on, so there is nothing they can do about it, apart critics.

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by Nobody: 5:45pm On Jun 21, 2019
if Israelis don't believe in jesus why should us in Nigeria believe how can a religions be manufactured in rome and the locals of this original place dont buy it. something is wrong

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by Crystalworld(m): 5:45pm On Jun 21, 2019
TbJ should sit his asz back in Nigeria, Isreal is far better than Nigeria both economic and all aspects, what’s the crusade all about? Nigeria needs more job creation crusade and education crusade. They are indirectly telling you to go deliver your people first before coming to us. Kachi!

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by ainas247: 5:46pm On Jun 21, 2019
angry
Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by TANID(m): 5:46pm On Jun 21, 2019
Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by 400billionman: 5:46pm On Jun 21, 2019
This man pulls crowd...

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by Lamasta(m): 5:47pm On Jun 21, 2019
Muslims from Nazareth self dey talk grin
Nobody can stop the move of God they can try but they can never succeed.
The people of Nazareth must be liberated from sicknesses and diseases .
EMMANUEL cool

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by TANID(m): 5:47pm On Jun 21, 2019
LearnITsmash:
TB josh is a fraud and wise countries will never want his kind in their nation, what a joke undecided
Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by Lovelyn451(f): 5:47pm On Jun 21, 2019
Christians encouraging persecution of fellow christians

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by Mahsums: 5:47pm On Jun 21, 2019
Hope they won't blame pmb

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by PhenomenalAustin: 5:48pm On Jun 21, 2019
Ojiofor:
That is people wey sabi whats up.

So what's up?

I'm waiting

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by KEVIND: 5:49pm On Jun 21, 2019
Tb Joshua Is The World’s “most Powerful Minister” - American

An American personality has described Nigerian Pastor ‘T.B. Joshua’ as the ‘most powerful’ minister of God in the world.

Despite the fact that Joshua is still viewed with animosity and suspicion within the fold of much of Nigeria’s Christian leaders, the cleric continues to receive accolades and acclaim abroad.

“If you don’t know who T.B. Joshua is, you are missing out on the ministry of possibly the most powerful minister to this earth since the days of Jesus Christ,” wrote Leah Hanrahan, an American Christian, on Facebook.

Citing Jesus’ statement in John 14:12 that “greater works” awaited believers, Hanrahan, who lives in Michigan, asserted: “This is fulfilled here in TB Joshua’s ministry.”

The American’s sentiments are echoed in the turnout to the cleric’s foreign crusades, with national stadiums packed by excited locals at each destination he visits, primarily South America and Asia.

Most of Joshua’s weekly congregants are made up of foreigners whose pilgrimage to The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) have made it the most visited destination for religious tourists in West Africa.

The popularity of Joshua’s videos online has resulted in Emmanuel TV becoming the world’s most viewed Christian television station on YouTube, with each video translated in multiple languages to reach his teeming followers overseas.

An Emmanuel TV event is scheduled to be held in the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield, UK on June 1st 2019, a 12,000-seater venue usually reserved only for musical or sporting events, further highlighting Joshua’s popularity abroad.

Indeed, if ever the Biblical adage ‘a prophet is without honour in his own nation’ applied to an individual, the SCOAN Founder may be the apt case-study.

https://www.thegeniusmedia.com.ng/2019/05/20/tb-joshua-is-the-worlds-most-powerful-minister-american/

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by shadeyinka(m): 5:49pm On Jun 21, 2019
Who is afraid of T.B. Joshua?

Isn't it a great opportunity to expose his fake miracles if he is fake?

So many dead churches exist in Israel, none of them is raising an eyebrow now just because of an "uneducated man", they cannot sleep in peace again.

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by zoedew: 5:49pm On Jun 21, 2019
Temitope Joshua Balogun is best handled by prayer and not crusading! The battle is essentially spiritual and not physical! Take him out spiritually and he should soon be physically exposed for who he really is!!! The Anti-Christ is getting ready. Are folks angry about a crusade at Mount Precipice ? What will they say when the Anti-Christ presides at the Jerusalem Temple! Dress rehearsal is in progress. Best to turn to Jesus now!!!

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Re: TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth Israel: Churches, Islamic Cleric, Politicians Kick by Ibcrown(m): 5:50pm On Jun 21, 2019
Rockstar pastor grin

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