Main Title: Joseph Prince’s ‘Mentor’, Benny Hinn, is an evil heretic who cursed his critics & their children – By Rev George Ong

 

Sub Title: Joseph Prince’s ‘Mentor’, Benny Hinn, is an Evil Heretic, both in his Doctrine & Character – By Rev George Ong

 

Announcements:

 

This is my last Article for this week.

 

Note there are 2 videos by Mike Winger;

 

1 each by Benny Hinn, George Ong & Joseph Prince.

 

Please see the Appendix for the YouTube comments.

 

Excerpt taken from the Article:

 

From the video,

 

can you see how downright evil is Benny Hinn?

 

Even an unbeliever would not do the things

 

that Benny would do to his critics

 

– such as cursing them and even their children

 

with serious repercussions.

 

But despite this,

 

why is Joseph Prince seeking to fellowship

 

and be prayed for and prophesied

 

by Benny Hinn, the evil man?

 

Does Joseph Prince follow the example of Benny Hinn

 

to threaten people with repercussions?

 

Yes and no.

 

Joseph Prince doesn’t do it in the forthright way

 

that Benny Hinn did.

 

But he does threaten people in his own crafty way.

 

Let me give you 2 examples.

 

First, Joseph Prince ‘threatens’ his congregation

 

not to leave New Creation Church

 

and go to the law churches

 

as they would put themselves under a double curse. 

 

Second, Joseph Prince ‘threatens’ his critics

 

in an indirect way that God would judge them

 

for touching him as the Lord’s anointed.

 

Of course, Joseph Prince would not put it in this direct way.

 

But from the way he presents it,

 

those who are discerning

 

would know what he’s talking about.

 

There was more than once I heard him say

 

that ominous things have happened to those

 

who criticised those (himself too) who are anointed.

 

Though names were not mentioned,

 

I am quite sure Joseph Prince was referring to Kong Hee,

 

who was jailed not too long ago.

 

You can call it discernment or knowledge

 

– this is the conclusion I came to.

 

If Joseph Prince would dare to state publicly

 

that he has never mentioned

 

what I had said in those terms about Kong Hee

 

to his family, or his Pastors, or his close associates,

 

and that Kong Hee was never in his mind even once

 

when he said that publicly,

 

I will and I must apologise to Joseph Prince publicly. 

 

To all beloved critics of Joseph Prince,

 

never let such empty and baseless threats of Joseph Prince

 

scare you.

 

If Joseph Prince thinks he can scare a person

 

like his chief critic, George Ong,

 

he’s picking on the wrong guy.

 

Kong Hee’s imprisonment has nothing to do with Joseph Prince.

 

It is Kong Hee’s own mistakes that he has owned up.

 

I was overjoyed that Kong Hee who had been jailed,

 

had repented,

 

while Joseph Prince who preaches heresies

 

is still recalcitrantly unrepentant.

 

I thank God for using Kong Hee

 

to preach the true grace of God

 

bringing in souls into God’s kingdom

 

as opposed to the false grace and gospel

 

that Joseph Prince preaches

 

that not only has no saving faith,

 

but it would also bring people to their destruction.

 

(This article was also sent to Rev Dr Ngoei Foong Nghian, General Secretary, National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS) office, and for the attention of the Executive Committee Members.)

 

Please click here

 

to view the entire video.

 

I featured a previous article,

 

Joseph Prince was Prophesied by Wolf Benny Hinn & Immoral Paul Cain; All 3 are False Prophets – By Rev George Ong (Dated 5 Apr 2024)

 

If you have missed it, please click on the link below: 

 

https://www.revgeorgeong.com/joseph-prince-was-prophesied-by-wolf-benny-hinn-all-3-are-false-prophets/

 

In that previous article,

 

I featured a 2-minute clip on Benny Hinn by Michael Brown,

 

which he took from Mike Winger’s Facebook page.

 

In this separate presentation, Mike Winger said:

 

Please click here

 

to view the 2-minute video:

 

Mike Winger:

 

“So, what I did was

 

I just went on to Benny Hinn’s YouTube Channel right now.

 

He uploaded this in April 24th, 2022.

 

Just uploaded as a classic Benny Hinn’s sermon from the 1990s.

 

And I just started to watch one random 1990s sermon

 

to see what kind of stuff Benn Hinn was teaching at that time.

 

Here’s a clip I found, literally one random.

 

I didn’t watch 10. One.

 

This is a clip I found from that.

 

Benny Hinn:

 

Say after me, I am the righteousness of God.

 

I am the righteousness of God.

 

Suzanne, I claim the promises baby every day

 

for our kids as you do too, I know.

 

God, they are your righteousness.

 

God, they’re holy as Jesus is.

 

Every time, I go into the presence of God

 

and say, Lord, I’m sinful.

 

The Holy Ghost rebukes me

 

and says, I don’t create sinners.

 

But Lord I sinned.

 

Not your spirit man.

 

Not your spirit man.

 

Hello, not your spirit man.

 

The blood washes the soul and body.

 

The blood was never shed for the spirit man

 

Did you hear that?

 

Why?

 

Cos the spirit man is perfect already.

 

No need for a ransom for this spirit man.

 

He was created in Christ Jesus.

 

Did you hear that?

 

Today, the soul, the body,

 

got to work on it through confession.

 

Say, I’m no sinner.

 

Say, I’m no sinner.

 

I’m no sinner.

 

The devil is a sinner.

 

Jesus says, the devil sins from the beginning.

 

Are you a sinner?

 

Say, I’m a saint.

 

Say, I’m a saint.

 

Mike Winger:

 

It shows again that false teachers condition their audience

 

to already believe whatever the next thing that guy says.

 

There is no critical thinking process.

 

It’s no.

 

It’s just already, I believe, and wow, whatever he says.

 

That’s a sign that you are in a scary place is that

 

you think to yourself,

 

if this leader, if this pastor taught something false,

 

would everyone just clap?

 

And if your answer is yes,

 

you got to get out of there.

 

This is a bad situation.

 

So, Benny Hinn claims these things,

 

Jesus didn’t die for your spirit man,

 

Your spirit man is already perfect.

 

This is again. This is heresy.

 

This is just a random video in the 1990s that I found.”

 

Joseph Prince has probably learned his doctrine

 

about the righteousness of God from Benny Hinn.

 

Please click here

 

to view the 20-second video.

 

Benny Hinn said:

 

“Say after me, I am the righteousness of God.

 

I am the righteousness of God.”

 

Joseph Prince said:

 

“I am the righteousness of God.”

“I am the righteousness of God.”

“I am the righteousness of God.”

“I am the righteousness of God.”

“I am the righteousness of God.”

“I am the righteousness of God.”

 

Benny Hinn is clearly a heretic

 

as he teaches the strange doctrine

 

that Jesus didn’t die for the spirit man.

 

If such is the case,

 

Joseph Prince has absolutely no reason

 

to associate with Benny Hinn.

 

But in a sermon, Benny Hinn said;

 

Please click here

 

to view the 45-second video.

 

“I’ve met with Joseph Prince for 5 hours recently.

 

Precious man, my friend.

 

I was in Singapore.

 

I was staying at this lovely hotel.

 

He (Joseph Prince) came

 

and we spent a lot of time together.

 

He (Joseph Prince) says,

 

“Well, it’s your fault, Pastor Benny.”

 

“What you mean is my fault?”

 

He (Joseph Prince) said,

 

“When I was a young man,

 

you picked me out and laid me down.”

 

I said,

 

“So, really?”

 

He (Joseph Prince) said,

 

“You came to Kuala Lumpur.”

 

That was years ago, years and years ago.

 

He (Joseph Prince) said,

 

“You prayed over me and the power of God hit me.

 

And you prophesied I’ll be in the ministry.”

 

So, Joseph Prince was the one

 

who ‘chased’ after Benny Hinn,

 

probably because Joseph Prince

 

would love to pattern after Benny Hinn’s ministry,

 

and covet after his ‘anointing’.

 

But there again, this is not anything strange

 

as birds of the same feather flock together.

 

Mike Winger said:

 

Please click here

 

to view the 15-second video:

 

“That’s a sign that you are in a scary place is that

 

you think to yourself,

 

if this leader, if this pastor taught something false,

 

would everyone just clap?

 

And if your answer is yes,

 

you got to get out of there.

 

This is a bad situation.

 

What Mike Winger has described

 

is regularly happening at New Creation Church.

 

In a sermon, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here

 

to view the 25-second video:

 

“By the way, just let you know,

 

this message right will be recorded down.

 

And it’ll all be recorded, kept here on the earth.

 

I’m not bringing them with me,

 

all of us when Jesus comes again.

 

So, if you find yourself watching this

 

and you are left behind,

 

you better listen to all the sermons, okay,

 

as to what to do

 

since you are left behind. Amen.”

 

This is just one example of the many

 

in which the audience at New Creation Church

 

would break out mindlessly in laughter and clapping of hands

 

even though Joseph Prince is spewing out rubbish.

 

Most in the audience

 

are not even aware of the danger they are in

 

as they are being brainwashed by Joseph Prince’s heresies

 

to their destruction.  

 

In a presentation, Mike Winger said:

 

Please click here to view the 4-minute video:

 

Mike Winger:

 

This is leading to the question,

 

can I trust Benny Hinn’s repentance?

 

And the answer is going to be no.

 

I really can’t trust his repentance. Right.

 

Here’s another example of how Benny Hinn;

 

he doesn’t repent,

 

he does damage control at least in the 1990s.

 

And I’m going to make the case,

 

it’s the same in the present.

 

Benny Hinn:

 

You know I’ve looked for one verse in the Bible,

 

I just can’t seem to find it.

 

One verse that said,

 

“If you don’t like him, killed them.”

 

I really wish I could find it.

 

But don’t mention people’s names

 

on your radio programme on your TV programme,

 

thinking you’re doing God’s service.

 

You’re not.

 

You stink.

 

Frankly, that’s the way I think about it.

 

Sometimes, I wish God would give me a Holy Ghost machine gun,

 

I’ll blow your head off.

 

Mike Winger:

 

I think he’s talking maybe about John MacArthur, right there.

 

But anyway, I’m mentioning Benny Hinn’s name,

 

thinking I’m doing God’s service.

 

So, he’s talking about me, too, right?

 

Now, he later on did an interview

 

and someone asked about this,

 

he says, well, I was joking.

 

I was making a joke.

 

And he does come off a little joking.

 

Doesn’t it?

 

Holy Ghost machine gun.

 

That comes off kind of joke.

 

He’s kind of like okay, maybe, he’s just in the flesh.

 

He’s just angry.

 

He’s got critics saying bad things about him.

 

Look, I got my critics, too.

 

I understand, we tend to be angry about them and stuff.

 

But okay.

 

He was just joking, so we’ll let that pass.

 

But is that really true?

 

Is that really him like acknowledging the error?

 

No, because look he did way more than joke about it

 

if we actually look at this stuff here.

 

He said in other clips,

 

you realised, he was not joking at all.

 

Benny Hinn:

 

I place a curse on every man and every woman,

 

that would stretch his hand against this anointing.

 

I curse that man

 

who dares to speak a word against this ministry.   

 

Mike Winger:

 

That would be me.

 

Here, he also said the following.

 

Benny Hinn:

 

Any person, who at one time was used of God

 

or is used today,

 

don’t touch him,

 

you will pay for it.

 

And may I even add,

 

your children will pay for it.

 

And hear this,

 

no matter how sinful the man,

 

no matter how evil in your eyes he is,

 

don’t touch him;

 

you are playing with fire.

 

Let me say something else to (you).

 

And I really don’t really care if you like this or not.

 

You have attacked me;

 

your children will pay for it.

 

You don’t like it,

 

honestly don’t matter with me.  

 

Mike Winger:

 

It matters, right?

 

He’s doing this to scare his critics down.

 

So, if you are actually part of a group,

 

let’s say that followed Benny Hinn’s church

 

where he comes to speak and you,

 

and this is 1990s and you go

 

“Guys, he said something that wasn’t biblical.”

 

And then someone tells you,

 

“You don’t dare say something against Benny Hinn,

 

your children will pay for it.”

 

He’s doing this to control and silence dissent.

 

He very much cares what you think about this.

 

Benny Hinn:

 

Warn every Christian magazine,

 

every man, every individual,

 

who stands behind a pulpit and attacking people by name,

 

you are in danger.

 

Mike Winger:

 

Benny Hinn is evil.

 

Benny Hinn is an evil person in the 1990s.

 

Has he changed?    

 

Benny Hinn:

 

And you better repent.

 

Mike Winger:

 

So concerning and angering.

 

So, can you trust Benny Hinn’s repentance?

 

I think repentance is damage control for Benny Hinn.

 

When I had this section on old lies,

 

the main conclusion there

 

is hey, even the stuff he stopped doing,

 

he didn’t really repent of it.

 

He said he was joking.

 

He changed his story a couple of times.

 

He says it’s true and then changes the book,

 

reprints without those things in it.

 

Why? If it’s true.

 

This is damage control.

 

This isn’t really repentance.”  

 

From the video,

 

can you see how downright evil is Benny Hinn?

 

Even an unbeliever would not do the things

 

that Benny would do to his critics

 

– such as cursing them and even their children.

 

with serious repercussions.

 

But despite this,

 

why is Joseph Prince seeking to fellowship

 

and be prayed for and prophesied

 

by Benny Hinn, the evil man?

 

Does Joseph Prince follow the example of Benny Hinn

 

to threaten people with repercussions?

 

Yes and no.

 

Joseph Prince doesn’t do it in the forthright way

 

that Benny Hinn did.

 

But he does threaten people in his own crafty way.

 

Let me give you 2 examples.

 

First, Joseph Prince ‘threatens’ his congregation

 

not to leave New Creation Church

 

and go to the law churches

 

as they would put themselves under a double curse.  

 

In a teaching session, George Ong said;

 

Please click here

 

to view the 1-minute video:

 

“This is a gospel plus circumcision.

 

It’s a different gospel.

 

Paul had to fight.

 

But even if we or an angel from heaven

 

should preach a gospel

 

other than the one we preached to you, 

 

let them be under God’s curse! 

 

As we have already said, so now I say again:

 

If anybody is preaching to you a gospel

 

other than what you accepted, 

 

let them be under God’s curse! (Gal 1:8-9)

 

You see Joseph Prince uses this double curse

 

to scare his people.

 

You better don’t go back to the law churches.

 

We are the law churches.

 

You better don’t go back to the law churches, you know.

 

Those who preach that you must obey the law,

 

or else, you are under a double curse.

 

But we are not, we are not the false teachers.

 

These people are preaching gospel plus circumcision.

 

We have never preached that. You see.

 

Because he (Joseph prince) throws in obedience to God’s commandments.

 

He throws in obedience, which we preached.

 

But is not the issue. 

 

So, that’s why his people are threatened;

 

they are scared to leave his church

 

because every time he uses this to scare them.

 

If you leave ah my church to the ‘law’ churches ah,

 

that teach that you must obey the law to have salvation,

 

you are under a double curse.”

 

We have never taught that we must obey the law to be saved

 

– which Joseph Prince has time and again

 

deliberately and falsely accused us.

 

But we have always taught that after one is saved,

 

he or she must obey the law.

 

Second, Joseph Prince ‘threatens’ his critics

 

in an indirect way that God would judge them

 

for touching him as the Lord’s anointed.

 

Of course, Joseph Prince would not put it in this direct way.

 

But from the way he presents it,

 

those who are discerning

 

would know what he’s talking about.

 

There was more than once I heard him say

 

that ominous things have happened to those

 

who criticised those (himself too) who are anointed.

 

Though names were not mentioned,

 

I am quite sure Joseph Prince was referring to Kong Hee,

 

who was jailed not too long ago.

 

You can call it discernment or knowledge

 

– this is the conclusion I came to.

 

If Joseph Prince would dare to state publicly

 

that he has never mentioned

 

what I had said in those terms about Kong Hee

 

to his family, or his Pastors, or his close associates,

 

and that Kong Hee was never in his mind even once

 

when he said that publicly,

 

I will and I must apologise to Joseph Prince publicly. 

 

To all beloved critics of Joseph Prince,

 

never let such empty and baseless threats of Joseph Prince

 

scare you.

 

If Joseph Prince thinks he can scare a person

 

like his chief critic, George Ong,

 

he’s picking on the wrong guy.

 

Kong Hee’s imprisonment has nothing to do with Joseph Prince.

 

It is Kong Hee’s own mistakes that he has owned up.

 

I was overjoyed that Kong Hee who had been jailed,

 

had repented,

 

while Joseph Prince who preaches heresies

 

is still recalcitrantly unrepentant.

 

I thank God for using Kong Hee

 

to preach the true grace of God

 

bringing in souls into God’s kingdom

 

as opposed to the false grace and gospel

 

that Joseph Prince preaches

 

that not only has no saving faith,

 

but it would also bring people to their destruction.

 

Rev George Ong

 

Appendix

 

Featured YouTube comments:

 

@mdi12

 

“Joseph Prince preaches

 

‘Jesus has already healed you

 

and the devil is the one giving you lying symptoms in your body.’

 

So, I never checked

 

nor questioned all the symptoms I had

 

for many years

 

until my thyroid disorder almost incapacitated me.”

 

@user-iu3dm5qk7p

 

“A result of a life-threatening lie

 

is that people may shun medical treatment

 

when they believe that listening

 

to his “anointed sermons” all day and all night

 

is the cure-all for their health problem.”

 

@user-qi8rv4ez7u

 

“There is some kind of spiritual,

 

‘you rub my back, I rub yours’

 

between these false prophets.

 

Spiritual conspiracy to mislead,

 

suck people in and ultimately money.”

 

@lindsaylim5806

 

“Agree… you scratch my back, I scratch yours…

 

I’m not surprised Joseph Prince gave to Benny Hinn’s ministry

 

and that’s why all the flatteries came out from their mouths.

 

New Creation Church

 

is well known to be giving to many churches,

 

Christian organisations, as well as overseas ministries.”

 

@joyceliew4352

 

“No wonder there are many unsettled issues

 

due to sin in the church and care group settings.

 

I once shared in the care group (of New Creation Church)

 

that we need to repent from our sins/mistakes/wrongs,

 

or else there’s no change in us.

 

Then I was gently rebuked by the leader, saying,

 

‘There’s no need to repent,

 

just declare and believe

 

we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!’

 

@user-hd7qv8dx7x

 

“Who is lying in the first place?

 

Repentance is in many verses,

 

but Joseph Prince cannot get rid of the word repentance;

 

so, he gave half a definition, change of mind.

 

He is famous for teaching half-truths & half-definitions.

 

Obviously, this guy is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

 

@WordsofGodThe

 

“Yes, I believe that the interpretation of John 10:10

 

by Rev George is correct.

 

It is not referring to the devil;

 

but to the Pharisees, false teachers, and false prophets,

 

because the audience that Jesus spoke to

 

had some Pharisees,

 

and that was the context

 

for His rebuke of the Pharisees as the ‘thieves’ or ‘thief’: (John 9:40-41, John 10:1-2 KJV)…” 

 

@pdeneke

 

“It’s a narcissistic church system

 

that keeps Joseph Prince in place.”

 

@user-iu3dm5qk7p

 

“This video shows Joseph Prince

 

has that dubious skill of talking about himself in a natural way

 

without coming off as a self-aggrandizing braggart.

 

It is really all about himself.

 

He can’t call forth what he is not,

 

but he can pretend to be what he isn’t;

 

another dubious skill he has.”

 

@user-vo3iy4ur6d

 

“In Genesis chapter 1, God sets the procreation law,

 

everything produces after their kind.

 

If Benny Hinn and Paul Cain

 

who are confirmed false prophets and teachers

 

personally prophesied over Joseph Prince,

 

then Joseph Prince is of their kind.

 

In the New Testament,

 

Jesus said you shall know the tree by its fruit,

 

not maybe, but for sure, you know.

 

In nature, we observed birds of the same feather flock together.

 

In a Pauline epistle, it says in the last days,

 

especially people with itchy ears

 

will gather teachers to themselves to hear

 

what their itchy ears want to hear.

 

These false prophets and teachers are coming together,

 

operating in roving groups like an industrial complex;

 

very easy to fall prey to them.

 

And so, I fully support Rev George Ong’s writing and video ministry.”

 

@veralinc8117

 

“Joseph Prince tried to cover up his embarrassing failure

 

to prophesise the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war in Oct 2023.  

 

A month or two after the outbreak,

 

Joseph Prince told the congregation

 

that there was this persistent urge to visit Israel,

 

which he did BEFORE this war.

 

His real intent was to deceive the listeners

 

into thinking that he is so anointed and Spirit-led

 

as to have this strong urge,

 

and thereby distract people’s attention

 

from this embarrassment.

 

An extraordinarily false prophet in deceitful disguise!”

 

@user-hd7qv8dx7x

 

“Prosperity gospel is just an excuse for greed.

 

The 120 years of long life and youthful renewal

 

are just an excuse for vanity.

 

Jesus never promotes such nonsense.

 

Man looks at the outward appearance;

 

God sees the heart.”

 

@CKT2024

 

“Who sent the flood in Noah’s day?

 

And who destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah?”

 

@joyceliew4352

 

“If one has the discernment of the Holy Spirit

 

when listening to Joseph Prince preach,

 

he or she can differentiate

 

between a Godly man who fears The Lord preaching the truth

 

and a man simply just standing there

 

talking about his own ideology

 

which are baseless and rootless!

 

Taking one or few Bible verses out of the whole context

 

and preached it into his/her ideology

 

which Joseph Prince and his pastors always did!”

 

@ChristiansofAsia

 

“This is a good video.

 

I was previously associated with these types of false churches.

 

Thank you, Blessed Holy Spirit and my Savior Jesus,

 

for the discernment.

 

Jesus is coming soon!”

 

@user-qi8rv4ez7u

 

“Joseph Prince has to lie

 

to make people think he is anointed,

 

heaven’s fair-haired boy,

 

has plenty of revelations,

 

knows the Bible better than most.

 

No one preaches Jesus more than he does,

 

loves Jesus, has deep knowledge of Greek and Hebrew…

 

Plenty of make-believe.”

 

@user-hd7qv8dx7x

 

“1 John 3:7 Little children,

 

Let no one deceive you (not even Joseph Prince).

 

He who practices righteousness is righteous

 

just as He is righteous.

 

(Not he who just confess

 

I am the righteousness of God in Christ).”

 

@veralinc8117

 

“The Bible says the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

 

It does not say knowing grace is the beginning of wisdom.

 

Of course, it goes without saying

 

that Joseph Prince’s brand of grace

 

is highly toxic to the soul.

 

All these men:

 

Joseph Prince, Benny Hinn and Paul Cain

 

seemed to have one thing in common

 

– they don’t fear the Lord.

 

They don’t seem to have awe and reverence

 

towards the Holy One of Israel.”

 

@WordsofGodThe

 

“What is the most dangerous creature on earth?

 

Not lion, snake, or wolf;

 

but a false prophet or lying preacher.

 

I don’t understand why Joseph Prince keeps telling us

 

about the earthquakes, tsunamis, pestilences, and famines,

 

but keeps silent about the false prophets.

 

If he has really studied the whole Bible,

 

he should know that the warning about the false prophets

 

is the main danger and warning in the Gospel,

 

the Apostles’ epistles, and the Book of Revelation.

 

It should give us enough reason to raise suspicion

 

on his deliberate omission

 

of the preaching against false doctrine or false prophets.

 

Yes, the earthquakes, tsunamis, pestilences, and famines

 

are great disasters;

 

however, they are not ‘the worst’

 

because they may take away the physical life of a believer;

 

but not his faith or spiritual life.

 

The worst is actually the deception of the false prophets

 

which will remove the protection and presence of God

 

from a believer.

 

If Joseph Prince only focuses and preaches on the physical disasters,

 

he is not a God’s prophet who truly warns a believer.

 

He is just a ‘double-talker’ or ‘false prophet’

 

who LIKES TO PRETEND

 

that he can prophesy about the future,

 

but he knows nothing about the future or prophesies.”

 

@ccai236

 

“Thank you for contending for the faith.

 

Thank you again.”

 

@Kat-lm2qu

 

“Joseph Prince has a VERY POOR understanding of God

 

– God has many names.

 

He is more than just a healer.

 

He is also the King of Hosts, the Ancient of Days,

 

the Creator, the Alpha & Omega,

 

the Saviour etc.

 

Joseph Prince is not only IN A BOX,

 

but he is also putting God in a Box

 

and expand the devil’s powers instead.”

 

@user-vo3iy4ur6d

 

“Wow, Joseph Prince’s devil so powerful one, uh?

 

Our Lord is the Possessor of heaven and earth,

 

the earth is the Lord’s, etc.

 

Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords.

 

When did Satan get it from Adam?

 

When they ate of the fruit of knowledge of good and evil

 

by disobeying the voice of God.

 

They sinned big time against God

 

and open their life to know and experience evil.

 

And the first thing they knew and experienced

 

was guilt and irrational great fear and sudden nakedness.

 

They didn’t lose the earth to Satan;

 

the earth was never theirs to begin with.”

 

@WordsofGodThe

 

“Yes, I tend to believe that a false prophet

 

cannot preach against a false prophet

 

or another false prophet

 

because it requires ‘perfectly seared’ conscience to do that.

 

He may preach against the law, against repentance,

 

against the need of effort for sanctification,

 

against the pursuit of holiness,

 

against the Sermon on the Mount,

 

against the law and doctrine of Christ,

 

and against the Pharisees.

 

However, his conscience would make him fumble

 

if he preaches against the false prophets

 

or the doctrine of the false prophets.

 

The second reason is because he knows

 

that he has been preaching a false Jesus, false repentance,

 

false grace, false sanctification, false holiness, and false doctrine

 

with his own ‘Jesus’ to replace sound doctrine.

So, he knows that,

 

if he needs to expose or criticize others as false prophets,

 

he needs to expound on a lot of sound doctrine.

 

This would immediately expose himself as a ‘bankrupt’ in sound doctrine.

 

So, it is very ‘smart’ of him

 

not to talk about any false prophet at all,

 

except the Pharisees.

 

I believe that ‘sound doctrine’

 

is not even in his ‘vocabulary’ too.”

 

@vijayrem-mn6id

 

“Lying is a powerful weapon.

 

That’s how a poor church mouse

 

became a rich church mouse.

 

Where lies abound, money superabounds.”

 

@TheGreenPastures

 

“Very well presented.

 

You are raising up,

 

just do what you are called to do,

 

never mind the deluded despising you.”

 

@user-hd7qv8dx7x

 

“The Son of Man has no place to rest his head

 

and Peter said silver and gold have I none,

 

but these preachers are resting their heads in 6-star hotels

 

and staying in mansions and bungalows

 

with lots of gold and silver,

 

while the average believers

 

are sacrificing their savings

 

for their extravagant lifestyles. 

 

What an insult to God & the gospel!”

 

@user-hd7qv8dx7x

 

“Hyper grace preachers are lopsided

 

in their interpretation of the Bible.

 

For example, they say we are no longer servants but sons.

 

We see in the epistles we are still servants in our service to God (Gal 1:10, 2 Tim 2:24, Jn 15:15, 20, Jn 1:1).

 

Hyper grace or counterfeit grace preachers

 

like to ignore the contradicting verses

 

but we want to see the Bible in its totality, not selectively.”

 

@WordsofGodThe

 

“Even when Joseph Prince says,

 

“ .. this earthquake .. it is not from God! There is the devil!”

 https://youtu.be/dDoH0qzs70o?si=e10RAE52AYvfMWKq&t=19s,

 

what do you ‘see’?

 

I don’t know what you ‘see’,

 

but I ‘see’ someone evil walking to the pulpit of God

 

to declare (prophesy to the millions)

 

that this earthquake or that disaster is from the devil!

 

Many people may ‘see’ a prophet.

 

However, he says that he is not a prophet

 

and yet he utters such a blasphemy

 

to millions of people in the world through his pulpit.

 

So, I do not see Joseph Prince as a prophet;

 

I see him as a false prophet

 

who prophesies in the name of God,

 

and he knows the implication of the lie

 

when he tells the people

 

to curse all the disaster (including God’s judgement)

 

as something that is from the ‘devil’.

 

What is the implication

 

when he says that the devil is behind all the disasters

 

even though he knows

 

that disasters could be God’s judgements too?

 

He is bringing a revolt against God

 

much like the ‘picture’ that we see in Revelation

 

when the 7 vials of tribulation starting to pour down

 

on the rebellious who were deceived by the beast (Rev 16:8-15).

 

What is the similarity

 

between those people in the end time tribulation

 

and Joseph Prince’s fans?

 

The similarity is that they curse God (knowingly or unknowingly)

 

for all the disasters that fell on them.

 

In fact, many fans believe that Joseph Prince is a good ‘prophet’,

 

God’s ‘anointed’ one, or God’s ‘prophecy’

 

for them to avoid all the judgement against them and the world.

 

However, when disaster strikes,

 

they would just keep cursing anyone behind as the ‘devil’ (even if they know that God is behind).

 

Do you know what’s the problem

 

with their belief of cursing anyone

 

that causes disasters to come to their life?

 

It has serious implications, for e.g.

 

1. When the accident happened to Rev. Dr. Rick Seaward or Pastor Joseph Chean,

 

New Creation Church people would mock it

 

as a ‘disaster’ that was caused by the devil,

 

and that their failure to prevent it

 

showed that they were less ‘anointed’

 

than their pastor, Joseph Prince

 

who lives longer and younger.

 

2. If Joseph Prince’s fans

 

CONTINUE to believe that earthquakes, famines, covid-19, their sickness,

 

their retrenchment, their work conflicts, their adulteries, their divorces,

 

and all the disasters that came upon their life were from the devil,

 

they would CONTINUE to curse God and blaspheme God

 

until they might become a whole generation of people

 

who will just want to curse when the tribulations really come.

 

3. If they keep thinking that the devil is behind everything ‘bad’,

 

they will keep cursing the ‘devil’

 

behind their bosses, colleagues, and spouses

 

until they cannot think properly.

 

There are so much implications

 

that I do not wish to keep thinking of it.

 

I wish to stop here and just hope

 

that Joseph Prince’s fans will wake up, dump him,

 

and stop being manipulated by him.

 

If they keep listening to his false prophecies and lies,

 

one day they will end up cursing God as the ‘devil’ too (even when God’s judgement comes),

 

or worship Joseph Prince as ‘the anointed one’

 

(even until they lose everything in their life to the devil).” 

Article 1: If Joseph Prince dares to lie 155 times against God, he has to be a heretic & operates in the occultic

 

Article 2: Joseph Prince lied that Satan took the place of Adam to control the earth when Adam fell.

 

– By Rev George Ong

 

Announcements:

 

Joseph Prince preached this morning.

 

Note there are 2 videos and 1 audio on Derek Prince

 

and 2 videos on Joseph Prince.

 

Only Article 1 will be covered in the YouTube video.

 

Excerpt No 1 from the Article:

 

If Joseph Prince teaches that Satan who loves to kill and destroy

 

is the chief culprit who is responsible

 

and has the power to cause all the natural disasters on earth,

 

then we need to ask 

 

– why Satan doesn’t cause more tornadoes, hurricanes,

 

massive flooding and earthquakes

 

to occur every other day? 

 

In that way, more people would be killed and destroyed

 

at a quicker pace and within a shorter period. 

 

Since believers are his chief enemies,

 

why doesn’t Satan cause earthquakes and hurricanes

 

to occur at places where the majority of believers are residing?

 

Even if Satan has the power to,

 

would God permit Satan? 

 

If your opinion is that God won’t allow Satan to do that,

 

aren’t you admitting that Satan can only cause damage to earth

 

with God’s permission?

 

So, whether God directly causes natural disasters or indirectly

 

by permitting Satan to cause them,

 

we cannot run away from the conclusion

 

that God is ultimately ‘responsible’.

 

Even if Satan is not involved

 

and the natural disasters are due to the evil of man, 

 

God is still the one ‘responsible’

 

as He is the one who had sent it

 

to judge the people for their sins.

 

Indeed, God not only accepts responsibility,

 

but He also insists He is the one who has the power

 

to cause both prosperity and disaster:

 

Isaiah 45:7 NIV

7 “I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things.”

 

Never try to apologise for God

 

– He does not need the help of man to protect His reputation.

 

Never try to twist the verse to say what we want to say

 

– to make it more appealing to our comfort zone.

 

We must allow the word of God to say what it ought to say

 

– no matter how unpleasant it may sound to our human ears.

 

Excerpt No 2 from the Article:

 

Conclusion

 

In summary and to recap,

 

the Bible has testified that God is sovereign over the earth,

 

and this includes Satan’s kingdom as well.

 

Yet, Joseph Prince has deceived many believers

 

that Satan possesses more power than he actually does

 

– that he can even control the forces of nature

 

and cause natural disasters: earthquakes, floods and pestilences such as Covid-19,

 

to kill and destroy.

 

The truth is God is sovereign over the forces of nature, not Satan:

 

Job 38:22-38; Jos 10:11; Jer 5:24; 10:13; 31:35; Psa 105:16; 135:6-7; Matt 5:45, etc.

 

Joseph Prince has the reckless abandon to teach the doctrine

 

that Satan has direct control over the forces of nature

 

to bring about natural disasters 

 

when there isn’t a single text

 

that could support such a stand.

 

So, the teaching of Joseph Prince

 

that it is Satan who causes an earthquake or hurricane or pestilence such as Covid-19,

 

and even though God would like to curtail Satan’s powers and stop these disasters,

 

He can’t, 

 

is totally unbiblical,

 

an insult to God and an affront to His sovereignty.

 

Joseph Prince teaches the false doctrine

 

that since God is a God of love,

 

He is not responsible for sending the natural disasters,

 

but Satan is. 

 

The result is a serious doctrinal error

 

because God’s wrath is trivialised

 

and His warning for the people to repent of their sins,

 

through natural disasters,

 

is annulled.

 

When people do not take the opportunity

 

to repent of their sins from natural disasters,

 

their destiny would be the lake of fire. 

 

That is why I have said time and again,

 

that the many false teachings of Joseph Prince

 

can lead one to hell.

 

(This article was also sent to Rev Dr Ngoei Foong Nghian, General Secretary, National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS) office, and for the attention of the Executive Committee Members.)

 

Please click here

 

to view the entire video:

 

In a Sunday sermon aired on YouTube,

 

today on 7 Apr 2024, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here

 

to view the 1-minute video:

 

“And even this earthquake that you heard about recently

 

is not from God.

 

There is the devil.

 

And he knows his time is short.

 

The lease that he got from,

 

the lease of this earth that he got from Adam

 

when Adam fell.

 

Adam was given the lease of the earth.

 

That lease that was given to him by Adam

 

is now running short.

 

He knows his time is short.

 

The Bible says in the Book of Revelation;

 

he knows his time is short.

 

He’s going to bring a lot of natural disasters,

 

things that 20 years ago, 40 years ago,

 

we don’t see such a manifestation back-to-back.

 

I said that last week actually

 

in one of the services about earthquakes.

 

We saw that now happened a few days ago.

 

And I want you to know it’s not God.

 

My Father is not involved in this.

 

He’s involved in the healing business,

 

in the saving business,

 

in the blessing business.”  

 

In a Sunday sermon aired on YouTube,

 

17 Mar 2024, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here

 

to view the 20-second video:

 

“Anything that destroys,

 

every Tsumani, every hurricane,

 

is from the devil.

 

I know Insurance company like to put an act of God,

 

acts of God.

 

This is not act of God.”

 

Not one verse, and I say again,

 

not one verse that I know

 

in the entire scriptures

 

about pestilences, plagues, earthquakes or famines

 

is ascribed directly to Satan.

 

Not one!

 

Yet, Joseph Prince has the recklessness and the irreverence

 

to declare to the whole world 

 

that Satan is the only cause of all the earthquakes and pestilences,

 

that is afflicting the world today,

 

and that God isn’t involved at all.

 

In both the Old and New Testament scriptures,

 

every pestilence, plague, earthquake and famine

 

are sent by God,

 

most directly and some indirectly.

 

They either came directly from the hand of God

 

or they were indirectly caused or allowed by Him.

 

If you want the detailed proof of my assertion

 

that every pestilence and plague are sent by God,

 

most directly and some indirectly,

 

you ought to refer

 

to Appendix 1:

 

A list of Scriptures Regarding Pestilences & Plagues.

 

and Appendix 2

 

A List of Scriptures Regarding Earthquakes & Famines.

 

Who causes natural disasters?

 

Joseph Prince teaches that it is Satan who is solely responsible. 

 

The scripture teaches that God is the cause of them,

 

either directly or indirectly.

 

Just a few scriptures as starters

 

while the bulk of the rest are found

 

in Appendix 1 and Appendix 2.

 

Psalms 148:7-8 NLT

7 “Praise the Lord from the earth, you creatures of the ocean depths, 8 fire and hail, snow and clouds, wind and weather that obey him.”

 

Psalms 115:2-3 NASB

2 Why should the nations say, “Where, now, is their God?” 3 But our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases.

 

Amos 3:6 NASB

6 “If a trumpet is blown in a city will not the people tremble? If a calamity occurs in a city has not the Lord done it?”

 

Amos 3:6 ESV

6 “Is a trumpet blown in a city, and the people are not afraid? Does disaster come to a city, unless the Lord has done it?”

 

God is certainly aware of every single natural disaster

 

that occurs on the earth,

 

and many of such disasters

 

are either directly or indirectly caused by Him. 

 

Joseph Prince has falsely presumed that

 

because Satan is “the ruler or god of this world,” 

 

he has the power to control the weather

 

and is the one who is responsible for causing all the natural disasters:

 

floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and pestilences.

 

There are plenty of scriptures that contradict such a false view,

 

which I have listed here

 

and the bulk of the rest in Appendix 1 and Appendix 2.

 

God is the one who controls the weather,

 

and in many cases,

 

He uses the weather to judge, kill and destroy:

 

Prov 30:4 NASB; Jer 14:22; Job 37:3,6,10-13; 1 Sam 12:18; Gen 7:11-12; Deut 11:17; Isa 28:17; Isa 30:30; Ezek 38:22; Psa 78:44; Psa 146:6,8; Psa 147:8, 16-18; Jer 14:12; Amos 4:7; 2 Pet 2:5.

 

Jeremiah 14:22 NIV

22 “Do any of the worthless idols of the nations bring rain? Do the skies themselves send down showers? No, it is you, Lord our God. Therefore our hope is in you, for you are the one who does all this.”

 

Job 37:3,6, 10-13 NIV

3 “He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth.” 6 He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’ 10 “The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen. 11 He loads the clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through them. 12 At his direction they swirl around over the face of the whole earth to do whatever he commands them. 13 He brings the clouds to punish people, or to water his earth and show his love.”

 

Amos 4:7 NIV

7 “I also withheld rain from you when the harvest was still three months away. I sent rain on one town, but withheld it from another. One field had rain; another had none and dried up.”

 

Indeed, the weather is under God’s sovereign control.

 

He could use it for productive means to bless some

 

or destructive ends to curse others.

 

God’s display of His power through His control of the weather

 

is to cause fear in the people:

 

Ex 20:8; 1 Sam 12:18; Ezra 10:9; Psa 55:8; Psa 97:4; Matt 14:30; Matt 27:54.

 

God also uses His control of the weather

 

to protect and provide for His people:

 

Gen 41:30-31,36; Gen 45:11; Deut 8:15-16; 1 Kgs 17:1-16; Ezek 36:29-30.

 

All the above scriptures simply mean

 

God has sovereign control over the weather,

 

not Satan.

 

There isn’t a single scripture

 

that attributes natural disaster to Satan,

 

except in the case of Job

 

– where Satan caused a strong wind

 

that resulted in the death of Job’s ten children.

 

As far as I know,

 

this is the only one Bible verse that ascribes to Satan

 

for having started a great wind

 

that caused the death of Job’s children.

 

There is only one occasion

 

where a destructive wind is attributed to Satan,

 

“when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you” (Job 1:19 NIV)!

 

and even then, he had first to obtain permission from God:

 

The reason why Satan could harm Job and his children

 

was that he had God’s permission (Job 1:12).

 

Can we now see that God is sovereign

 

even over the wind that was caused by Satan? 

 

God had to approve it,

 

or Satan could not have caused the wind

 

that killed all of Job’s children.

 

George Ong said:

 

“If God had destroyed the world once by flood

 

and will do it again by fire,

 

nothing could stop Him from using natural disasters

 

to judge the nations.”

 

Finally, the Bible has testified

 

that God is sovereign even over Satan.

 

Yet, Joseph Prince has deceived many believers

 

that Satan possesses more power than he actually does

 

– that he can even control the forces of nature

 

and cause natural disasters: earthquakes, floods and pestilences.

 

The truth is God is sovereign over the forces of nature,

 

not Satan:

 

Job 38:22-38; Jos 10:11; Jer 5:24; 10:13; 31:35; Psa 105:16; 135:6-7; Matt 5:45, etc.

 

Joseph Prince has the reckless abandon to teach the doctrine

 

that Satan has direct control over the forces of nature

 

to bring about natural disasters 

 

when there isn’t a single text that could support such a stand.

 

But what is worse is that he has lied against

 

not only the word of God but also God of the word

 

– the Almighty God Himself

 

– not just once, not only twice,

 

but a massive 155 times.

 

Tell me, who would want to lie against God 155 times?

 

It is none other than Satan Himself

 

who uses Joseph Prince as his mouth piece.

 

Hence, Joseph Prince is not only a heretic

 

but he is also into the occultic

 

– the occultic powers that the devil has bestowed on him

 

– that the millions will continue to stay loyal to him and support him

 

even though he had lied against God 155 times.

 

Joseph Prince is teaching a different God of the Bible

 

– his own Satanic concoction of what he perceives God to be

 

– that He is less powerful that Satan

 

because the devil could send all the natural disasters to destroy the world at will

 

that God Himself can’t even stop.

 

Satan’s ploy to spite God

 

by making him appear to be more powerful than God,

 

when he can smite the world with natural disasters at will

 

and see to the destruction of millions of lives

 

that God can’t even stop.

 

Who can the devil use to spread such toxic and false doctrine?

 

He found it in none other than Joseph Prince,

 

whom Satan has empowered with witchcraft and occultic powers

 

to keep the millions under the bondage

 

of his Pseudo-grace doctrine.

 

In a sermon, Derek Prince said;

 

Please click here

 

to listen that 30-second audio:

 

“1 Timothy 4:1 points out something rather frightening.

 

“The Spirit [the Holy Spirit] expressly says

 

that in latter times some will depart from the faith,

 

giving heed to deceiving spirits

 

and doctrines of demons,”

 

which points out that not only does God have doctrines

 

but demons have doctrines.

 

And I personally believe every major false doctrine

 

is the product of a demon.

 

And it’s one of Satan’s major tactics against the church,

 

is to produce erroneous doctrine.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

Since Derek Prince said that

 

he believes every major false doctrine

 

is the product of a demon,

 

this shows that Joseph Prince’s Pseudo-grace doctrine

 

is demonically initiated in 1997

 

when Joseph Prince heard the devil’s voice

 

to teach grace apart from law,

 

which is against the Holy Scriptures,

 

the doctrine of the Early Church,

 

the Reformation Fathers

 

and the Contemporary Evangelical Church.

 

Believers are not to obey the law to be justified,

 

but after they are saved, they are to obey the law,

 

as part of sanctification.

 

In a sermon, Derek Prince said;

 

Please click here

 

to view that 30-second video:

 

“The primary cause of all curses is idolatry,

 

the breaking of the first two commandments

 

out of the Ten Commandments.

 

And I would say idolatry

 

invariably results in some kind of a curse.

 

But included with idolatry

 

is the whole realm of the occult.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

Since, Derek Prince said that

 

the breaking of the first two of the Ten Commandments

 

is related to idolatry

 

which in turn is traced to the occult,

 

Joseph Prince who denigrates the obedience

 

to the Ten Commandments,

 

is not only an idolatrous act

 

but he has gotten himself enmeshed into the occultic.

 

In a sermon, Derek Prince said;

 

Please click here

 

to view that 30-second video:

 

“If it’s your personal involvement in anything evil,

 

repent of it.

 

If you’ve been involved in the occult,

 

you’ve been to a fortune teller,

 

you’ve played with the Ouija board,

 

you’ve studied books on the occult,

 

you need to repent personally.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

Derek Prince said that those

 

who were involved

 

with the Ouija board and the occult,

 

which Joseph Prince were involved in,

 

need to repent.

 

Since Joseph Prince’s grace doctrine

 

has no place for repentance,

 

and even if he did so-called repent,

 

we know it is a false kind of repentance

 

that is only of the mind,

 

it is no surprise that today,

 

he is still entangled with the occult,

 

which the devil has capitalised on

 

by empowering Joseph Prince to deceive the millions.

 

 

Article 2: Joseph Prince lied that Satan took the place of Adam to control the earth when Adam fell.

 

A. If Adam never owned the lease of the earth, how could he pass on what he didn’t have to Satan?

 

Joseph Prince argues that Adam had a lease of the earth.

 

In other words, according to Joseph Prince,

 

Adam had world dominion and was the ruler of this world,

 

but abdicated this role when he fell into sin

 

and passed on this time-limited lease of world dominion

 

or as ruler of this world to Satan.

 

Before the expiry of this lease (which will expire when Jesus returns),

 

God has been rendered powerless (though Joseph Prince would not put it in such a term, but that is what his doctrine would imply), 

 

as He couldn’t stop Satan from using natural disasters

 

to destroy the world and kill people

 

as Satan has the legal right to do anything he wishes.

 

The truth is when Adam fell,

 

Satan didn’t really gain anything. 

 

All Satan got was a curse from God

 

and that he will be decimated from the earth, eventually.

 

Next, Joseph Prince has told a lie

 

that Adam had world dominion.

 

Did Adam possess such massive dominion over the world

 

that when it was transferred to Satan,

 

Satan could wreck the earth with great calamities

 

such as, “pestilences, diseases, wars, earthquakes and floods”?

 

Adam was never the first “ruler or god of this world,”

 

that he had passed over to Satan.

 

What kind of dominion did Adam originally possess?

 

Genesis 1:28 gives the answer:

 

Genesis 1:28 NIV

28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

 

God never said that Adam had world dominion,

 

who was to dominate over the entire creation

 

and that he controlled everything,

 

including pestilences, sicknesses

 

and the imposition of natural calamities,

 

such as earthquakes and floods over the earth. 

 

He merely gave dominion to Adam and Eve,

 

over the fish, birds and animals

 

and commanded them to fill the earth.

 

So, don’t ever listen to the rubbish

 

that Joseph Prince is churning out.

 

In God’s pronouncement of His judgement on Adam and Eve,

 

He didn’t mention

 

that Adam would lose his position

 

of world dominion or as “ruler of this world.”

 

The joke is that

 

since Adam didn’t have world dominion

 

and wasn’t the “ruler of this world” in the first place,

 

how could Adam lose something

 

and pass or hand over that which he didn’t possess

 

to Satan. 

 

Adam or Eve also didn’t lose their dominion

 

over the fish, birds and animals completely.

 

They may have lost the dominion over them in degree

 

but certainly not in kind.

 

Even today, humanity is still in much control

 

over the fish, birds and animals.

 

And nowhere in the Bible was it ever mentioned

 

that when Adam fell,

 

he passed on the lease of the earth

 

or the title, “the ruler of this world”

 

or his world dominion to Satan.

 

This is a lie

 

that Joseph Prince has concocted out of his own imagination

 

to support and prevent his Grace Theology from being uncovered.

 

This is because his Grace Theology

 

falsely states that the New Covenant God,

 

as opposed to the Old Covenant God,

 

is a God of grace and love,

 

who will never judge believers and the world

 

with natural disasters because of the cross.

 

So, Prince has to place all responsibility of natural disasters

 

on the devil

 

and leave God totally out of the picture.

 

B. Whether natural disasters are due to Adam’s curse or Satan, God is ultimately responsible.

 

Furthermore, there is this view put forth by Joseph Prince

 

In his other teachings in his sermons

 

that natural disasters occur

 

because we live in a fallen world through Adam’s sin.

 

Romans chapter 8 speaks of the earth groaning in birth pains

 

awaiting the return of the Lord to renew it.

 

Earth is groaning because of the curse

 

which came upon the earth through Adam’s sin.

 

These groanings include natural disasters.

 

The earth is groaning with earthquakes and hurricanes

 

because of the curse which came about because of Adam’s sin.

 

Joseph Prince thus pushes the view that it is Satan,

 

through Adam’s sin, which causes it.

 

Prince’s argument is that natural disasters

 

are due to the fallen state of man,

 

and have nothing to do with God,

 

who is a God of love and grace.

 

The argument is, 

 

“We live in a fallen world,

 

and that is why natural disasters occur.”

 

who bring these disasters

 

as divine judgements on themselves,

 

and he insists that God is not to be blamed.

 

There is also the view by others

 

which says that it is the people

 

who are to be blamed for their unrepentant sins.

 

God is merely allowing natural disasters

 

to be used as divine judgements for their sins,

 

but He is not the cause of them,

 

and He is not to be blamed.

 

Though it is indeed sinful and rebellious people

 

who have brought earthquakes or hurricanes on themselves, 

 

the fact remains that natural disasters

 

would not occur without God’s permission.

 

Natural disasters are God’s curses on a world

 

that is filled with increasing sin and wickedness.

 

Joseph Prince, who postures that those natural disasters

 

are caused by Adam’s sin and the devil,

 

also teaches that God is unhappy with them,

 

and that He, as the New Covenant God of love and grace,

 

will never use such calamities to hurt and kill people.

 

We have to ask Joseph Prince,

 

if that were so,

 

why doesn’t God stop these disasters? 

 

If God doesn’t stop such calamities,

 

does that imply that He is not all-powerful? 

 

Any position that implies God is not all-powerful

 

cannot be the true and biblical position.

 

Is the devil so powerful

 

that he can cause something

 

that even God cannot stop?

 

It is pertinent to note that Adam’s curse

 

was not just a curse that originated from nowhere

 

and released on the earth through Adam’s fall.

 

It should be more accurately explained

 

that Adam’s sin resulted in God’s curse and judgement

 

that are displayed in natural disasters.

 

Even if we grant that it was Adam’s sin,

 

which brought the curse on the earth,

 

which resulted in natural calamities,

 

one would have to ask the question 

 

– who released the curse?  

 

Genesis chapter 3 records the curses of the Fall

 

that came upon the devil,

 

the man and woman,

 

and the ground. 

 

Where do these curses originate from? 

 

From the very lips of God. 

 

That’s what the Bible in Genesis 3 says.

 

It was a curse

 

that originated from God Himself.

 

The curses of God

 

came upon the devil,

 

man and woman, and on earth.

 

The curse was God’s curse

 

because of His judgement.

 

So, if curses are groanings,

 

which “include natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes,”

 

even though they were released through Adam’s sin,

 

these curses originated from God.

 

Creation is not just a curse by Adam’s sin,

 

but more fundamentally,

 

it is God who laid a curse on it:

 

“For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God” (Rom 8:20-21 NIV).

 

Because God by His own will

 

is the one who subjected it (Rom 8:20),

 

consequently,

 

“… the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time” (Rom 8:22 NIV).

 

Many scholars have interpreted such groaning

 

as referring to natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.

 

If they are right, then the source of such disasters is God Himself,

 

as He was the one who had cursed it.

 

That is why we have natural disasters on planet earth,

 

which God had cursed, even today

 

and till Christ’s second coming.

 

Creation is under God’s curse.

 

If the groaning creation which is cursed

 

has anything to do with natural calamities,

 

then God is the one who had caused it.

 

Prophet Amos said,

 

“…When disaster comes to a city, 

 

has not the Lord caused it” (Amos 3:6)?

 

C. How do we explain the passage in Luke 4:5-8 then?

 

Luke 4:5-8 NASB

5 And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said to Him, “I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. 7 Therefore if You worship before me, it shall all be Yours.” 8 Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.’”

 

The above passage

 

doesn’t mean that Satan has dominion

 

over everything on earth.

 

It doesn’t mean he is operating out of God’s control.

 

Satan isn’t called the Father of lies for nothing (Jn 8:44). 

 

God is still in control over everything,

 

and that includes Satan.

 

Who is the real ruler of mankind? 

 

God, not Satan.

 

It is significant that in the Book of Daniel,

 

the fact that “God is the ruler of mankind

 

and bestows it on whom He wishes”

 

is mentioned 4 times:

 

“…the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, and bestows it on whom He wishes…” (Dan 4:17 NASB).

 

“…the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind and bestows it on whomever He wishes” (Dan 4:25 NASB).

 

“…the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind and bestows it on whomever He wishes” (Dan 4:32 NASB).

 

“…the Most High God is ruler over the realm of mankind and that He sets over it whomever He wishes” (Dan 5:21 NASB).

 

What does this indicate? 

 

This indicates that God, not Satan,

 

is the sovereign ruler of mankind.

 

What Daniel said about God

 

and what Satan said to Jesus

 

clearly contradicts.

 

Daniel said God,

 

“bestows it on whomever He wishes” (Dan 4:17; 4:25; 4:32; 5:21).

 

Satan said,

 

“I give it to whomever I wish” (Lk 4:6).

 

Who are you going to believe?

 

We had better be believing Daniel,

 

a righteous man,

 

instead of Satan,

 

who is the Father of lies.

 

Yes, Satan is “the ruler or god of this world,”

 

in so far as he is ruling over the kingdom of darkness,

 

which includes unbelievers in every nation

 

who are in rebellion against God. 

 

But that doesn’t mean

 

that he rules over everyone and everything

 

on planet earth.

 

D. What about 1 John 5:18-19?

 

1 John 5:18-19 NIV

18 We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them. 19 We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.

 

In the context of 1 John 5:18-19,

 

the fact that the whole world

 

is under the control of the evil one

 

certainly does not include believers. 

 

Believers are under the covering and protection of God,

 

and the evil one cannot harm them,

 

unless God permits

 

as was in the case of Job.

 

What Satan has control over is his kingdom of darkness,

 

comprising his demonic spirits (Eph 6:12) and unbelievers. 

 

So, Satan was probably offering Jesus

 

control over his kingdom of darkness in Luke 4:5-8.

 

If God truly

 

is “ruler over the realm of mankind” (Dan 4:25),

 

whatever authority Satan has

 

over the rebellious mankind, and demonic angels

 

must be granted by God.

 

God wants everyone to be saved and delivered

 

from being under the control of Satan

 

(Acts 26:18; Col 1:13; 1 Tim 2:3-4; 2 Pet 3:9).

 

But God allows Satan to rule over those

 

who love darkness and choose to rebel against Him.

 

E. God has supreme authority over Satan.

 

God did not lose any control over Satan

 

at the fall of man.

 

The devil can only do what God permits.

 

This is proven from the episode of Job. 

 

Satan can only ‘harm’ Job to the degree

 

that God allows him to (Job 2:1-7).

 

Satan isn’t that powerful

 

that he is allowed to do anything he wants.

 

Satan and his demons

 

are used as God’s agents to attain His purposes.

 

In 1 Samuel 16:14,

 

we learn that it was God who used an evil spirit

 

to deal with King Saul,

 

“Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord tormented him” (1 Sam 16:14).

 

God, out of His sovereign purposes,

 

permitted one of Satan’s demonic spirits

 

to afflict Saul.

 

In another instance,

 

“…God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech” (Jud 9:23 NASB).

 

This evil spirit of Satan

 

is used by God to work against designated evil persons.

 

Evil spirits are under God’s sovereign control.

 

Demonic spirits cannot work against anyone and harm them,

 

especially God’s people without His consent.

 

If Satan and demonic spirits

 

can indeed wreak havoc on people on planet earth

 

with reckless abandon and at their own will,