The Shepherd Superintendent of the Household of God Church, Pastor Chris Okotie, has accused the late founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations, TB Joshua, of choosing the name Joshua “to show his equality with Jesus Christ”.
He accused the late televangelist of claiming that he is one of the people God appointed in this generation to bring reconciliation between God and man.
The cleric, in a video shared on Apokalupsis YouTube channel on Sunday, said: “Joshua claimed he is the one that the Lord has appointed in this generation to bring reconciliation between God and man.
And he is not the first to propose such a ludicrous concept. Because even Jesu Oyingbo did the same thing, he calls himself Emmanuel. And we have the same thing with the entity in Calabar who used to call himself ‘I Am’.”
“So Joshua believes he is aloof from Jesus, that’s why he took the name Joshua because that’s the name that Jesus bore when he was right here on earth.”
“The full name is Jehoshua, which means Jehova is salvation. The name Joshua and the name Jesus are the same.”
Okotie had been critical of SCOAN founder during his lifetime, and even after his demise.