THERE IS NO WAR BETWEEN MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS – PROPHET T.B. JOSHUAAt The SCOAN, during the Live Candlelight Service, New Year's Eve, the 31st December 2011, Prophet T.B. Joshua addressed the congregation, the nation of Nigeria and the world at large with a message concerning the new year, 2012.
'Let me just address my people, Nigeria. The present situation we are in - there is no war between Christians and Muslims. I mean, there is no war between you and your neighbour. I mean, there is no war among neighbours. This is a parable to you. There is no war. The idea of bombing and burning churches is to cause disagreement and conflict between you and your neighbour, to break the commandment and rule which says, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' The idea of burning churches is to cause disagreement and conflict between you and your neighbour, to break the commandment which says, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' If we are not armed for battle, we would fight the wrong battle. Strikes against your neighbour, strikes against your people - this is the wrong battle. Tell the world. I know the whole world is watching. Listen, our situation in Nigeria - there is no war between Christians and Muslims. The idea of burning churches is to cause conflict among neighbours, to break the commandment which says, "Love your neighbour as yourself". And once the commandment is broken, you are against God. So, there is no war. Love your neighbour. We pray for those who are affected and their people so that God would strengthen them to bear the loss. My message to all: God at all times is assembling for Himself a generation of Spiritual worshippers. Because God is a Spirit, Christ came to declare God to us.
The burning and bombing that is happening, by January, February, March, everybody will forget about this. But economic depression will take over. Economic depression. You should not think about the bombing again; think about economic depression. Our government too should not because of bombing here and there, vote a huge amount of money from their budget to security. They should vote 50 percent of the budget to agriculture. Whatever bombing will fade away by the beginning of this year. It's not something to bother about. To overcome this situation, everyone should come together, both security and every citizen. It is not the issue of security alone. Everything that is happening now, I don't see it anymore on the board. It is just the beginning of this year and everything is over. But think about economic depression. You are a man of faith, a woman of faith. Trials are the soil in which faith flourishes. I'm just telling you what I'm seeing on the board. This will affect the whole world. Economic depression. The currency will be affected. The year of comeback. A comeback is a return to a place of significance, a place that was lost for a period of time. For a period of time, you referred to the Spirit. We often say, "The Spirit of God says this; the Spirit of God says that', whereas the Spirit of God is not talking to you. Referring to the Spirit and design in the letter - such worship and worshippers will face challenges this new year.'