General overseer of Christ Apostolic Church, Vineyard of Comfort popularly known as CAC Agbala Itura Samuel Abiara has again described Prophet T.B. Joshua as a true man of God who was loved by many.
Speaking on Sunday at the thanksgiving service held at the Synagogue Church of All Nations to mark the end of Joshua’s funeral, Abiara said that Joshua fasted and prayed like a true man of God and was not lazy.
He said: “I am here to tell the whole world that Prophet TB Joshua is a man of God and the body of Christ in Nigeria did not hate him, we loved him. The world will miss him.
“He is pride to the body of Christ across the globe. He is loved by all; widows, orphans, the less privileged all love him. He is a man of God that followed the footsteps of Jesus Christ. His life should be a lesson for everyone, he is a humanitarian, he is a giver.
“If you are a true disciple of Jesus Christ, some people will insult you. Jesus Christ was insulted by some set of people. As a believer, it is not a new thing if some people gang up and hate you.
“If God loves someone and you said you did not love him or her that is your problem. Prophet TB Joshua was not a lazy man of God, he prayed, fasted and preached the gospel.”
Many influential pastors in Nigeria did not participate in Joshua’s funeral which began on July 5 and ended on Sunday. Joshua was treated as an outsider among Christian leaders in the country over his unconventional methods. The Christian Association of Nigeria, however, sent a delegation to the church for the funeral service held on Friday, July 9.
Meanwhile, Abiara urged the Synagogue church leaders, workers and members not to leave but continue the deceased’s good works.