Faith healers - prophets of God or quacks

TB Joshua is known to thousands of people around the world as a "prophet of God" with healing hands that can cure anything from disabilities to cancer and HIV/Aids. "Divine healing is the supernatural power of God bringing health to the human flesh," says the Synagogue Church of All Nations (Scoan) on its website.

"Thousands who come oppressed with sickness and disease receive their healing at the Scoan... Truly, there is never a sickness Jesus cannot heal."

The prominent people who have gone to Joshua for help include Zimbabwean politician Morgan Tsvangirai, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, Malawian president Bingu wa Mutharika, and ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

John chats to Prof Ernst Conradie Head of the Department of Religion and Theology at UWC

Healing takes place on a daily basis, each time it takes place... we say it is a miracle, but it does not mean it happened through faith, but faith does help makes sense of the healing that did take place 

Prof Ernst Conradie

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