The pastor has come under severe criticisms owing to the church’s collapsed building which killed at least 115 people.
A South African journalist, Jacques Pauw had alleged that Joshua’s miracles were not genuine.
In his report he had said, “I challenged the pilgrims to provide me with medical proof that they had been healed. None did.”
In a statement released through the church’s official Facebook page, Joshua claimed that all his miracles were performed before the church audience and were broadcast live through the SCOAN’s Emmanuel TV.
“Please note, all of The SCOAN services are public and broadcast live on Emmanuel TV,” the statement read in part.
The popular televangelist was reacting to a media report concerning the authenticity of miracles performed by the pastor.
But, Joshua claimed that the media report was false. According to him, the names of the people who alleged that the pastor performed fake miracles are fabricated.
“The writer(s) fabricated names of people who do not exist and remained nameless and faceless in order to hide their evil intentions. They need to be investigated,” he said.
Joshua added, “It is our belief that these stories were intended to divert people’s attention from the evil that has been done.
Expressing his displeasure over the report, he urged security operatives to investigate those behind the report.
The SCOAN founder said, “Those involved in these stories need to be investigated concerning the building collapse. If they are not directly involved, they will help the investigation.
“If they are not the ones who did it, they know those who did. Perhaps, they were involved in the building collapse because they claim what is happening in The SCOAN is fake. They are suspect.”
The statement also urged the Synagogue church adherents and supporters not to be misled by the said report.
“Do not be misled and diverted from the truth. No matter how long a lie is sustained, the truth will someday prevail. Jesus is the Truth,” the statement urged.
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