Former Senator representing Ebonyi North Senatorial District, Anthony Agbo has slammed a pastor over the negative statement he made against late Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua following his death.
Anthony Agbo condemned the attack on TB Joshua as he explained that the manner of death of a man of God cannot be used to judge whether he was genuine or not. He cited the example of John the Baptist who died at the hands of King Herod.
He wrote: “Reading about his inglorious descent to mocking the dead Saint even at his death, I immediately remembered the story of Theagenes of Thasos, a celebrated ancient Greek Olympian who was the overall champion of Olympic games in 480 B.C.
“When Theagenes died, the Greek city of Thasos erected a giant statue of him at the public square. But a jealous citizen of Thasos who hated Theagenes so much for his heroism and great success will visit the statue every night to flog, beat and spit at it, yet he was not satisfied.
“Then one night he took instruments and began to dig the statue so as to bring it down. But the statue fell down upon him and killed him.
“The people of Thasos still erected a bigger statue for Theagenes. I leave this little story for that beloved Lagos Pastor. Envy, jealousy, hatred are great evils, moreover when associated with those who are supposed to be teachers of the word. But for TB Joshua, ‘the son of man must go as it is written of him’.
“Ecclesiastical history has shown that often, the greatest appears momentarily to light up the dark corners of human horizon, and then shortly disappears in a cloud of glory.
“Our master and Saviour, Jesus Christ stated in the scripture that among all those born of women, that John the Baptist was the greatest. But we recall that John the Baptist was beheaded by King Herod just in his 20’s. In today’s christianity, the “High Priests” would have declared that John the Baptist was not of God, having died such death.”
Source: www.Newzandar News