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Twenty years ago, as I was preparing for my first ministry trip to Nigeria, a friend asked me if I had plans to visit a famous Nigerian minister named T.B. Joshua. I had never heard of the guy, so I did a bit of research before I flew to Lagos. I learned that thousands of Christians from Asia, Europe, Canada and the United States were flocking to the Synagogue Church of All Nations, the huge ministry of this so-called prophet.
I didn’t jump on the Joshua bandwagon because I saw too many red flags. I only had to look at a few pages of his magazine to discern that there was a strange spirit of sorcery behind this man. I had a sick feeling in my stomach any time I looked at his materials or watched his videos.
The spiritual revulsion I felt was confirmed when Pentecostal friends from Nigeria told me that Joshua was an occult healer who had only recently started using Christian terminology to attract big audiences. They said he used deceit and African magic (or “juju”) to build his following. He even claimed that his birth was miraculous and that his mother carried him in her womb for 15 months.
In the wake of an Emmys program overshadowed by the Republican Iowa Caucus results, a dark message was broadcast to all who were tuning into the lackluster event.
While patting each other on the back for lineups of shows few people tune into, demonic forces were at play deceiving people and corrupting the design of God.
Winning an Emmy for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program for the eighth straight year, the champion of the drag queen movement in America, RuPaul Charles promoted drag storytime in libraries across the country.
In a cautionary move, health officials in the nation’s capital have issued a warning regarding a potential measles exposure on Tuesday. The alert comes after an individual with a “confirmed case” traversed two of the busiest airports in the region while returning home from an international trip.
The potential exposure is believed to have occurred in the international arrivals area of the main terminal at Dulles International Airport between 4 and 8 p.m. on Jan. 3. Subsequently, the individual was present at terminal A at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport the following day from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
DC Health, the local health authority, released a statement acknowledging the situation: “DC Health has been notified of a confirmed case of measles in a person who traveled through DC area airports when returning from international travel. While the threat of transmission is low, DC Health is notifying District residents who were at these locations about their possible exposure.”
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