Did TB Joshua really predict the Boston bombing? An analysis

7 years ago by: TB Joshua Watch
-- (m) at 17-04-2013 06:41PM (7 years ago)

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Yesterday, the inevitable video was released claiming that TB Joshua had prophecied the Boston bombing. Is this more evidence that TB Joshua will shamelessly exploit a tragic situation for his own gain? Whatever the case is, he has an army of devotees who will lap up everything he says, gushing on their social media profiles about what a "true man of God" he is, without considering the substance of what he has actually said. Let's condense the prophecy into a few bullet points:
  • Pray and fast for America on Monday
  • There will be flames
  • Something will be roaming around, wandering in a city in the United States (the Lord will subdue)
  • American Homeland security should be tight, tight, tight.
  • There will be bombings
  • Homeland security is very important
  • Large gatherings should be avoided or well secured
  • There will be massacres
   
When you look at all those bullet points together, it's not hard to see why people are impressed. The event in question did happen on a Monday, it was a bomb and it happened in a large gathering of people. Of course there is no date on TB Joshua's video, so we don't know how many Mondays have passed before this "prophecy" eventually became fulfilled, but credit where credit is due - a fair few facts were predicted.

That's impressive.

Or at least it would be, if he said all these points at the same time.

But he didn't.

This video is an edit of 3 different prophecies. The points above can be split up as follows:
Prophecy 1
  • Pray and fast for America on Monday
  • There will be flames
Prophecy 2
  • Something will be roaming around, wandering in a city in the United States (the Lord will subdue)
  • American Homeland security should be tight, tight, tight.
Prophecy 3
  • There will be bombings
  • Homeland security is very important
  • Large gatherings should be avoided or well secured
  • There will be massacres
Now we see that the two most accurate elements of this prophecy (a bombing happening on a Monday) were told in two totally separate prophecies. A bombing was predicted, but not on any particular day of the week. Given today's tense political climate a bombing in America is sadly inevitable. A bombing happening in a large gathering of people is just stating the obvious. It was flames and "something roaming around" (no idea how that fits in!) that was predicted on a Monday. Predicting flames and a day of a week is vague enough that it will fit with many events. We've shown previously how TB Joshua edits out inaccuracies from his prophecies to make them seem more accurate than they really were. Here we see how he stitches together three different vague prophecies given at different times, that together seem reasonably accurate, but taken apart (as they were originally given) are so vague they could mean anything.

While other Christians are helping the injured, praying with the mourning and contributing to the recovery of the communities shattered, TB Joshua, the apparently illustrious "man of God" just laps up the attention from all his devotees thinking he predicted it all along.

http://tbjoshuawatch.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/the-boston-bombing-and-another-cut-and-paste-prophecy-from-tb-joshua/


-- winace (f) at 17-04-2013 07:21PM
(30118 | Addicted Hero)

Our pastors shld try and predict somethg good for ones not only bad thgs pls ah.
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-- XTIANNEWS (m) at 24-04-2013 11:39PM
(6 | Newbie)

Are you people jobless or what?
 Can't you see the more you attack TBJ the more his growing and less you become in SPIRIT?
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-- CammyWhite (f) at 27-04-2013 02:13AM
(1833 | Gistmaniac)

The problem with pointing out TBJ's fakery and blatant lies is that the people who need to know what a charlatan he is, aren't willing to listen.
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