Pastor Niyi Osinubi has claimed that the late Prophet TB Joshua, a renowned cleric, was occultic and practised magic.
Osinubi, who pastors at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Soul Winners Cathedral (Amuwo Odofin, Lagos), said this during a church sermon on Sunday.
The Pastor claimed that TB Joshua went to India to learn magic and, according to him, was a popular practitioner of same at Iba road in Lagos.
He said, “That occultic man called TB Joshua, he is highly occultic. I am not saying this because he is dead; no, it is something we have preached before. He was a magician, he was trained in India to do magic, and he was performing magic at Iba road, LASU junction, so he was well known.”
According to Osinubi, TB Joshua’s followers could not claim him to be a Christian preacher because nobody knows who his “father in the Lord” is.
He said, “Then, he transformed into a man of God, and there is nothing wrong with that. The son of Professor Peller is also a preacher today. His father was a magician. Nobody denies Peller because he had a father in the Lord, but who knows or who can tell me who was the father in the Lord of T.B. Joshua? Nobody, that’s it.
“I gave my life to Christ under a pastor, and I was groomed in that church until I joined Redeemed, and that’s the same for everyone here but to be born again inside your mother’s womb, you are T.B. Joshua.”
Osinubi, however, used Joshua as a reference for giving, encouraging his congregation to cultivate the habit of helping the poor and the needy in their environs and in the church.
“We should be good to all men, especially those of the household of faith, so the money you give to beggars is a waste, do you know her, do you know him? The one you know here, that is the one we need, so I am encouraging more people to join me. When you do that and you do that in your neighbourhood, you help the needy, we turn the body of Christ into a powerful and relevant one, it makes us relevant,” he said.