16 March 2017
A Muslim cleric and front-line Islamic lecturer, Sheikh Hussaini Yusuf Mabera, has threatened to drag renowned Nigerian Pastor Trmitope Joshua to court.
In a message he shared on his Facebook wall, Mabera berated the pastor for regularly describing Jesus Christ as God.
He wrote: “I am filing a case to the Federal High Court of Nigeria against Pastor T.B. Joshua and co-pastors for speaking a lie against Jesus Christ by calling him God.”
The Islamic teacher said he regularly watched Joshua’s popular television channel Emmanuel TV, wondering why the prophet should address Jesus as God in front of thousands of his listeners.
He added: “I was completely aghast when I heard the ‘so-called’ Prophet T.B. Joshua of Emmanuel TV calling Jesus God in the presence of thousands of his audience, among whom were professors, doctors, reverend fathers and mothers, pastors and bishops.”
Sheikh Mabera said from his own findings, the Bible itself has so many evidences contradicting the belief that Jesus Christ is a spirit being.
Mabera, who owns an Islamic school where he trains other Muslims in the art of defending their faith, continued that T.B. Joshua and his ilk lacked “proper understanding” of Scriptural truths.
“As I was watching T.B. Joshua speaking through Emmanuel TV and his audience helplessly watching and listening to his accumulated lies and unfounded praise-singing directed at Jesus, I almost cried with automatic alacrity when he said that Jesus is Almighty God.
“My conclusion was that both TB Joshua and other Christians actually read their Bible without proper understanding of what they are reading”, he claimed.
Islamic cleric threatens court action against T.B Joshua for calling Jesus God
The fiery Islamic advocate then quoted several Scriptures to support his claims that Jesus Christ was a “servant of God”, not God Himself.
“There are millions of facts from the Scriptures and other rational facts that authentically proved that Jesus does not have even the least qualification of being God,” he opined.
Mabera ended his post by declaring that Joshua was “deceiving and misguiding” his “innocent followers” with “preposterous lies.
“Let us meet in the court of law and debate it out. Enough is Enough”, he declared.