3 Pseudo-Prophecies of Joseph Prince – By Rev George Ong

Don’t miss my brief survey on the occurrence of earthquakes for the last 11 years, between 2011-2021 that at least 7 major earthquakes happened in each and every one of the 11 years. This fact is an embarrassment against Joseph Prince’s prophecy about major earthquakes happening in 2022. Read on…

 

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

 

Introduction

 

There are 3 parts to this article:

 

Part A: First, on 9 January 2022, 5 days ago, in a weekly Sunday sermon Joseph Prince prophesied (In the sermon, Prince declared, “The Lord is showing me,” publicly to the world) that wars, rumours of wars and great earthquakes will happen this year in 2022. But Prince’s prophecy is without specifics to qualify as an authentic prophecy.

 

What is abominable is that in the same sermon, Joseph Prince is stirring up believers to pray against the Lord Jesus’ prophecies about earthquakes, famines and pestilences from occurring. And he lied 155 times against the scriptures that earthquakes, famines and pestilences are not sent by God but Satan (read on for details).

 

Part B: Second, last year, on 3 January 2021, in a weekly Sunday sermon, Joseph Prince ‘prophesied’ (because in the sermon, he declared “But when God began to show it to me,” publicly to the world) that social distancing may be removed by the middle of 2021, but it didn’t come true.

 

Joseph Prince may pretend to be humble and claim that he didn’t really call what he delivered on 9 January 2022 and 3 January 2021 as prophecies.

 

If so, why did Prince declare “The Lord is showing me,” on 9 January 2022 and “But when God began to show it to me,” on 3 January 2021 publicly to the world?

 

Why invoke the name of God publicly and before the world if Prince is not speaking on behalf of God and prophesying for God?

 

Part C: Third, what is more disturbing is that on 16 February 2020, Joseph Prince lied that he had prophesied the occurrence of COVID-19 on 19 August 2018.

 

Part A. Pseudo-Prophecy of Joseph Prince on 9 January 2022

 

In a weekly Sunday sermon on 9 January 2022, 5 days ago, Joseph Prince said; please click here to view excerpts in the one-minute plus video:

 

“This year what I received also from the Lord; I have this coming up again and again. And it’s from Matthew 24, when Jesus talks about the end-times. And this is the phrase I received. ‘And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. You will hear of wars and rumours of wars (Matt 24:6).’”

 

“So there’ll be a lot of sabre rattling. There’ll be a lot of commotion. The Bible says in Luke’s account. And here it says ‘You will hear of wars and rumours of wars.’ People getting ready to go to war. And you’ll see more and more of that as we enter into this year.”

 

“And another thing is that what I see is that there will be great earthquakes. The part where Jesus talked about. Jesus says ‘And there will be great earthquakes in various places (Lk 21:11).’ Now great earthquake is 7 or more on the Richter scale. Not small earthquakes of average size. Great earthquakes and famines and pestilences. Now this is plague, of course, COVID-19 is here. For sure, this COVID-19 is global. So for sure, it is here. ‘And there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.’ But especially this word, great earthquakes, just jumped out at me.

 

So let’s pray, let’s pray. You know, I’ll tell you this. I’m one of those that, I don’t want these things to happen. I’m not a prophet that prophesies things and then say that, ‘You know it must happen so that to show that I’m a true prophet.’ No, I’m not one of them. I’m just telling you what I feel the Lord is showing me. I could be wrong, Okay. I’m not saying this is it. But this is what I received. These are the words I have received for this year for the world.

 

And we need to pray against that happening. We need to pray against all that from coming to pass and destroying people. You know it’s not from God. When Jesus mention all these things (Joseph Prince pointing back to the screen showing the passage of Luke 21:11), you know it’s not from God.”

 

1. A Prophecy without Specifics has no Authenticity.

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“This year what I received also from the Lord; I have this coming up again and again… And this is the phrase I received. ‘And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. You will hear of wars and rumours of wars (Matt 24:6).’”

 

“So there’ll be a lot of sabre rattling. There’ll be a lot of commotion… People getting ready to go to war. And you’ll see more and more of that as we enter into this year.”

 

“And another thing is that what I see is that there will be great earthquakes.”

 

“But especially his word, great earthquakes, just jumped out at me.”

 

In a sense, there is no real significance or added contribution to our prophetic understanding of the world regarding Prince’s so-called prophesies of wars and rumours of wars and earthquakes. This is because he, to his own advantage and agenda, has deliberately crafted his prophecies in general terms without the specifics.

 

So if a war breaks out between any two nations, say between Russia and Ukraine or between China and Taiwan, Prince will say, “What the Lord has shown me has indeed taken place.” Or if a great earthquake takes place in Japan or Brazil or Mongolia or anywhere in the world, he would say, “Look haven’t I told you so.”

 

The prophecy that Joseph Prince has given is framed in such general terms that he can never go wrong – so that when a war takes place between any two countries, or a great earthquake occurs in any of the nearly 200 nations of the world, Prince could claim full credit for it.

 

As the saying goes, “The one who generalises generally lies.”

 

But to qualify as a credible prophecy, there must be some degree of specificity upon which the authenticity and accuracy of what is prophetically delivered could be judged.

 

If Joseph Prince’s prophecies are credible, he would have to say something like, “I believe a great earthquake will occur in a certain country in Europe or Asia.” In this way, whether it is a true or false prophecy can be judged. With specifics such a certain country or region, those who are staying in the affected places could be forewarned and forearmed.

 

But Prince does not state the specifics in his prophecies as he knows very well that he could easily be proven wrong and be discredited. More than that, he is only keen on giving a ‘sure-to-win’ prophecy.

 

To give a prophecy that wars and earthquakes would happen anywhere in the world just won’t cut it prophetically. It is as good as not saying it.

 

Furthermore, I have done a brief survey on the occurrence of earthquakes from the internet and I found that between 2011-2021, at least 7 major earthquakes happened in each and every one of the 11 years as follows (a major earthquake is defined as 7 and more on the Richter scale):

 

During 2021,

there were 3 quakes of magnitude 8.0 or above,

16 quakes between 7.0 and 8.0…

 

During 2020,

there were 8 quakes of magnitude 7.0 or above…

 

During 2019,

there were 1 quake of magnitude 8.0,

9 quakes between 7.0 and 8.0…

 

During 2018,

there were 1 quake of magnitude 8.1,

16 quakes between 7.0 and 8.0…

 

During 2017,

there were 1 quake of magnitude 8.1,

6 quakes between 7.0 and 8.0…

 

During 2016,

there were 16 quakes of magnitude 7.0 or above…

 

During 2015,

there were 1 quake of magnitude 8.2,

15 quakes between 7.0 and 8.0…

 

During 2014,

there were 1 quake of magnitude 8.2,

18 quakes between 7.0 and 8.0…

 

During 2013,

there were 2 quakes of magnitude 8.0 or above,

17 quakes between 7.0 and 8.0,

 

During 2012,

there were 2 quakes of magnitude 8.0 or above,

16 quakes between 7.0 and 8.0,

 

During 2011,

there were 1 quake of magnitude 9.1,

19 quakes between 7.0 and 8.0,

 

It is also of interest to note that in the 11 years from 2011-2021, the lowest number of 7 major earthquakes occurred in 2017, while the highest number of 20 happened in 2011.

 

Source: Earthquake Catalog

https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/archive/2022.html

 

As for 2022, we are only 14 days into the year and this is the report:

 

During the past 14 days, there were 11 quakes of magnitude 6.0 or above, 73 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0, 450 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 1567 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 3382 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 6617 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don’t normally feel.

Biggest quake: 6.8 quake North Pacific Ocean, USA, Jan 11, 2022 12:35 am (GMT-11) 2 days ago

 

Source: Earthquakes Today: latest quakes worldwide: past 14 days

https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/today-past14days.html

 

With the above statistics on earthquakes in mind, who is to stop any charlatan from going into the internet and upon the discovery of the same fact that I have found, that at least 7 major earthquakes occurred every year for the last 11 years (2011-2021), comes and tell the Church that he is prophesying that there will be a major earthquake this year in 2022, knowing that, based on the statistics, there is a very high probability that he could be right.

 

So we don’t need someone like Joseph Prince to come and prophesy about the occurrence of major earthquakes this year in 2022 without stating where it would happen. All we have to do is go onto the internet and we could learn much more about the probability of whether a major earthquake would occur this year. From the above statistics, it would appear that there is a very high chance that at least one would occur in 2022.

 

Am I against prophecies? Of course not. But the Bible constantly warns us to beware of false prophets, such as Joseph Prince, who are out to deceive many with their pseudo prophecies. 

 

2. Joseph Prince Presents a False Image of Himself.

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“I’m not a prophet that prophesies things and then say that, ‘You know it must happen so that to show that I’m a true prophet.’ No, I’m not one of them.”

 

Well, Joseph Prince is not honest with the above statement he made. If he is not one of those prophets, why did he claim in a weekly Sunday sermon on 16 February 2020 that he had prophesied about COVID-19 on 19 August 2018 and made huge publicity out of it on YouTube.

 

The fact that Prince allows his video about this COVID-19 prophecy he claimed to have made (which he lied because he didn’t) to continue to be shown on YouTube that has garnered over 3 million views so far, shows that he is the type of person who wants to be known, as having prophesied the occurrence of events.

 

To maintain and defend his prophetic image, he is even prepared to keep his lie going even though he was caught red-handed for lying about his prophecy. Please refer to Part C for details and to view the said video.

 

3. Joseph Prince’s Kiasu Approach (literal translation of ‘Kiasu’ is ‘scared to lose out’ for non-Singaporeans): “Heads I win, but even if it is tails, I also want to win.”

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“This year what I received also from the Lord; I have this coming up again and again.”

 

“I’m just telling you what I feel the Lord is showing me. I could be wrong, Okay. I’m not saying this is it. But this is what I received. These are the words I have received for this year for the world.”

 

If Joseph Prince states he could be wrong, why did he say,

 

“This year what I received also from the Lord.”

 

“… the Lord is showing me.”

 

“These are the words I have received for this year for the world.”

 

Can the Lord show Joseph Prince something which can turn out to be wrong? Can Joseph Prince receive words from the Lord which can turn out to be false?

 

How can Prince claim that it was the Lord who showed him, and at the same time, say that what he had received from the Lord could be wrong? Can the Lord be wrong or lie about what He has shown to Joseph Prince?

 

If Joseph Prince has stated he could be wrong, why did he say that it was the Lord who had shown him? What if Joseph Prince was really wrong, does it mean the Lord has spoken or shown wrongly to him?

 

Joseph Prince is overcompensating the prophecy that he has received from the Lord when he said,

 

I could be wrong, Okay. I’m not saying this is it.”

 

What Joseph Prince is effectively saying is

 

“I am prophesying to you right now what the Lord has shown me and what I have received from Him, but please bear in mind that the prophecy of what the Lord has shown me and what I have received from Him could be wrong.”

 

Isn’t this ridiculous?

 

This only goes to show that Joseph Prince has no confidence in what the Lord has shown him. If Prince has no confidence even in what the Lord has shown him that he has to qualify that he could be wrong, why give it publicly and to the world in the first place?

 

Why the need to drag God into the picture, especially, if Joseph Prince has the hunch that he could be wrong? This is because if Prince were indeed wrong, that would implicate God in a negative and damaging way.

 

But Prince has his own hidden agenda to bring God into the picture – to give his utterance the prophetic authority – “The Lord has shown me and this is what I have received from Him.” This is because if Prince were right, he would then say, “Didn’t I tell you at the outset what the Lord has shown me was indeed true.” But if Prince were wrong, he would then say, “Haven’t I told you I could be wrong.”

 

Do you see what’s happening?

 

This is a classic case of Joseph Prince’s ‘Kiasu’ approach: “Heads I win, but even if it is tails, I also want to win.”

 

If Prince’s attitude is that he could be right or he could be wrong, and he is rather unsure about what he had said or prophesied, then why say it, and especially in public and to the world, in the first place? If what Prince is saying is that uncertain, why the need then to drag God into the picture, and in the process, abuse and shame His name, if Joseph Prince is proven wrong?

 

The way out is very simple. Can’t Prince just say “I have a hunch that wars may happen,” or “I have the conviction that a great earthquake would take place.” Period! In this way, Joseph Prince can claim he is not prophesying or making a prophetic statement because what he says comes from his own convictions.

 

But once Joseph Prince starts to invoke the name of the Lord – “The Lord showed me this or I received that from the Lord”, and he starts to share this publicly and to the world, he cannot hide from the fact, whether he agrees with it or not, that he is prophesying or making a prophetic statement on behalf of God.  

 

4. How can Joseph Prince’s Message or Prophecy for the World be that Uncertain?

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“These are the words I have received for this year for the world.”

 

Does Joseph Prince know what he is talking about? What Joseph Prince said is no small matter. What he claimed to have received is a message from the Lord for the world. If this is such an important message that could impact the world, Prince has little liberty or leeway to be slipshod about his prophecies. He had better make sure that his message is what he has really received from the Lord.

 

Because, if Prince is wrong, he may make God a liar in the eyes of the unbelieving world! If that happens, this would be a great stumbling block to the unbelieving world from ever believing in the lying God!

 

But from the start, Prince was already shoddy about this so-called prophetic message that he has received from the Lord to the world when he said,

 

I could be wrong, Okay. I’m not saying this is it.”

 

How can a prophetic message that Prince has received from the Lord to the world be that non-committal and hesitant? How can the world have the confidence in the vacillating message that Prince has delivered? If that is so, why did Prince even bother to give his “I could be right or I could be wrong” half-past-six message in the first place?

 

I am of course not saying that Prince cannot qualify his message. But once he brings in the name of God (which he has the frequent and flippant habit of doing: “The Lord spoke to me about this and that”), and to qualify what God has spoken to him may be wrong, may mean that he hasn’t really heard from the Lord at the outset.

 

5. What? Praying Against Jesus’ Prophecies?

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“And we need to pray against that happening. We need to pray against all that from coming to pass and destroying people. You know it’s not from God. When Jesus mention all these things (Joseph Prince pointing back to the screen showing the passage of Luke 21:11), you know it’s not from God.”

 

I can’t believe this can come out from the mouth of a so-called world-renowned and Christ-centred preacher. Prince is literally asking us to pray against all the earthquakes, famines, pestilences and wars and rumours of wars from happening, when Jesus was the one who had starkly prophesied that such things will and must take place in the light of and before His second coming:

 

Luke 21:11 NIV

11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

 

Matthew 24:4-8 NIV

4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.

 

Prince is categorically asking us to pray against what the scriptures have clearly prophesied that earthquakes, famines, pestilences and wars will take place, and against what the Lord Jesus, who had told us that these things will occur before His coming, from happening. Only the devil will thwart the prophecies and purposes of God from coming to pass.

 

Are you now convinced that Joseph Prince is clearly a tool of the devil to stop what the Lord Jesus, who is God Himself, has said will happen from occurring? If this is so, how can he claim to be Christ-centred and how can he not be a heretic?

 

6. Joseph Prince Lied 155 times (113 times for pestilences and 42 times for earthquakes and famines) Against the Scriptures.

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“And we need to pray against that happening. We need to pray against all that from coming to pass and destroying people. You know it’s not from God. When Jesus mention all these things (Joseph Prince pointing back to the screen showing the passage of Luke 21:11), you know it’s not from God.”

 

In a previous article dated 10 January 2022, I have highlighted that Joseph Prince contradicted 113 Bible passages when he said God isn’t the one sending the pandemic because He has no virus to send.

 

Please click here to browse

 

 “An Exhaustive list of Scriptures Regarding Pestilences & Plagues,”

 

which lists 113 passages of scriptures that God was the one who sent the pestilences and plagues. This means Joseph Prince has lied against 113 Bible passages because of his view that God isn’t responsible for sending pestilences.

 

In this sermon on 9 January 2022, five days ago, Joseph Prince said,

 

“You know it’s not from God. When Jesus mention all these things (Joseph Prince pointing back to the screen showing the passage of Luke 21:11), you know it’s not from God.”

 

Luke 21:11 NIV

11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

 

So Joseph Prince is saying that besides pestilences, both earthquakes and famines are also not sent by God.

 

Let me show you a list of scriptures that clearly states that earthquakes and famines do not come from the devil, which Joseph Prince stubbornly postulates, but they come from the very hand of God.

 

Please click here to view

 

“A List of Scriptures Regarding Earthquakes & Famines,”

 

proving to you that Joseph Prince has lied 42 times as these 42 passages showed that God, not Satan, was the one who was responsible for these earthquakes and famines.

 

Joseph Prince has, abominably, contradicted about 42 passages of God’s holy word. If this is not the work of a heretic, what is?

 

Part B. Pseudo-Prophecy of Joseph Prince on 3 January 2021

 

In a weekly Sunday sermon on 3 January 2021, about one year ago, Joseph Prince said; please click here to view excerpts in the one-minute plus video:

 

“By the way, back to the type for our present day. Amen? What does this talk about? This, I don’t want to spend time. I don’t want to come near the Gentiles. I don’t want to draw near to the Gentiles. What’s that? Social distancing, isn’t it? It’s a type of, you know, when the Lord showed this to me, it’s a form of social distancing. Peter was practicing social distancing, right?”

 

“But based on this story, is God gonna do something, Amen, concerning this social distancing thing? Will God cause something to happen that, you know, that everyone will agree we don’t need that kind of social distancing anymore? Could it begin this year (2021)? Middle of this year (2021), because 12 hours, and it was noontime when God gave him (Peter) the vision. Could it be something is going to happen middle of this year (2021)? Something is going to happen middle of this year (2021) or towards the middle of this year (2021). Something is going to happen that will precipitate a greater release. I’m telling you, church, I’m so excited when I saw this, Amen. Let God’s will be done. Amen. Not my interpretation, but God’s will. But when God began to show it to me, and said ‘He’s going to do something…’”

 

Joseph Prince said at the beginning of last year, on 3 January 2021, that something may happen by the middle of it – that social distancing could be abolished. As we know, June 2021 has come and gone and now we are already into January 2022, but the social distancing issue is still, by and large, saddled with us.

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“What’s that? Social distancing, isn’t it? It’s a type of, you know, when the Lord showed this to me, it’s a form of social distancing.

 

I’m telling you, church, I’m so excited when I saw this, Amen. Let God’s will be done. Amen. Not my interpretation, but God’s will. But when God began to show it to me and said ‘He’s going to do something…’”

 

I want you to notice how ‘kiasu’ Joseph Prince is. First, he said,

 

“… when the Lord showed this to me, it’s a form of social distancing.

 

“But when God began to show it to me, and said ‘He’s going to do something…’”

 

Joseph Prince also said,

 

“Let God’s will be done. Amen. Not my interpretation, but God’s will.”

 

Let’s reason together – if God is really the one who has shown what He’s going to do to Joseph Prince, it goes without saying that it is definitely His will to want to see it happen. Yet, Prince adds a qualification – that it may be his own interpretation.

 

I’m sure you are intelligent enough to know what Joseph Prince was up to. Prince was setting up the stage that if social distancing was indeed abolished by the middle of last year, he would take the credit for it because he would claim that it was God who had shown it to him.

 

But as we know, it didn’t happen; but there is no real loss to his credibility because he can now claim that he had already made the qualification that what he wants may be his will and may not be according to God’s will.

 

Yet, think with me – how can it not be God’s will when Prince already said

 

“But when God began to show it to me, and said ‘He’s going to do something…’”

 

If God is really the one who has shown it to Joseph Prince, then it has got to be His will.

 

Do you see what’s happening? This guy is a classic double-talker. He is speaking on both sides of his mouth. He is so slippery with his words. What cannot be stomached is this guy is lying.

 

Since social distancing was not abolished by the middle of last year, his

 

“But when God began to show it to me, and said ‘He’s going to do something…’”

 

is a lie. Because the prophecy about the abolishment of social distancing didn’t take place by the middle of last year, it is obvious that God didn’t show it to him which he claimed God did. This is certainly not the kind of preacher that you can trust.

 

Part C. Joseph Prince Lied on 16 Feb 2020 that He Prophesied about COVID-19 on 19 Aug 2018.

 

On 16 February 2020, in a weekly Sunday sermon, Joseph Prince claimed that he had prophesied COVID-19 in a sermon delivered on 19 August 2018. However, he actually lied that he prophesied which he didn’t.

 

His so-called ‘prophecy’ that Joseph Prince claimed to have made in a sermon on 19 August 2018 was not set in the context of another virus (COVID-19) that will take place in the future, but in the context of the Ebola virus in 2018 when he preached the sermon the same year.

 

For those who have not viewed and also for those who did, to refresh your memory,

 

please click here to view this video, titled:

 

“Did Joseph Prince Really Prophesy the Coronavirus in 2018?”

 

If you have viewed the above video, you would realise that the context of his so-called prophecy which Joseph Prince claimed to have made of COVID-19, was set in the past of the Ebola virus in 2018, and not in the context of another virus (COVID-19) that will take place in the future.

 

Because of the threat posed by COVID-19, people are naturally anxious for answers. In the people’s anxiety, they have the tendency to grasp for anything that comes.

 

That’s where Jesus’ warning must be taken seriously – that in the last days, not only will there be pestilences, such as COVID-19, but there will also be many false prophets who will arise to deceive many (Lk 21:11; Matt 24:11).

 

Joseph Prince is clearly one of these false prophets that the devil has raised to deceive people to receive his false gospel – the broad road gospel that doesn’t save, as opposed to the true and narrow road gospel of the Lord Jesus that saves (Matt 7:13-14).

 

Furthermore, how can Joseph Prince call the statement he made a prophecy? How can such a ‘by-the-way-kind-of-statement’ qualify to be a prophecy? It has no specifics (please refer to the above video).

 

That statement that Joseph Prince made can be applied to any kind of virus that could take place in one year or 1,000 years. If the virus occurs in any country, Prince would be proven right. If it happens to a few countries, he would still be proven right. If it affects the entire world, as COVID-19 does, he could still claim he is right, which he did.

 

Can you see that the way Joseph Prince has postured is that his ‘prophecy’ can never be proven wrong? A prophecy has to be more specific and definite. Or else how can one judge whether a prophecy is true or isn’t? If a prophecy is so flippant, general and wishy-washy, that anything could be proven right, it is no prophecy at all.

 

But the worst issue I wish to highlight is Joseph Prince’s lying character. Even though Joseph Prince was caught red-handed and with his pants down by me that he had lied about prophesying COVID-19 (and this is not the first time I had caught him lying), he, daringly, allowed the lie to continue, by keeping the video on YouTube (see below), which has now garnered more than 3 million views, and deceiving these millions of people that he had correctly prophesied the occurrence of COVID-19.

 

Please click here to view this video, titled:

 

Joseph Prince Prophesied The Coronavirus In 2018” Dated 4 March 2020.

 

In summary, the track record of Joseph Prince about his prophecies is as follows:

 

First, he lied about a prophecy he had given on COVID-19 on 16 February 2020.

 

Second, his ‘prophecy’ on 3 January 2021 that social distancing may be abolished by the middle of 2021 didn’t materialise.

 

Third, his prophecy on 9 January 2022 contains generalities without the specifics. But what is worse is he is stirring up believers around the world to pray against what the Lord Jesus had already prophesied about earthquakes and famines, which must occur before His second coming, from taking place.

 

Prince also lied 155 times against the scriptures when he said that earthquakes, famines and pestilences do not come from God but Satan, when there are at least 155 Bible passages that state God was the one who had sent them.

 

If what I have detailed in this and many other previous articles, do not convince you that Joseph Prince is a false prophet and a heretic, nothing else will.

 

Rev George Ong 

Joseph Prince’s Double-Talk on COVID-19 – By Rev George Ong

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

 

Introduction

 

In this article, some of the issues that are covered, based on what Joseph Prince said in a sermon on 2 January 2022 which will be shown shortly (excerpts in video), include:

 

Joseph Prince contradicts about 113 Bible passages when he said that God has no virus to send.

 

Joseph Prince even dares to contradict Jesus, who is God Himself regarding his teaching on the forgiveness of sins and the judgement of New Covenant believers.

 

Joseph Prince says that God allowed the pandemic for the last 2 years. If God is the one who allowed it, and multitudes of believers have been infected and even died from it, then Joseph Prince’s oft-quoted and famous statement that “No virus can come near you” is a blatant lie that is concocted to deceive.

 

It seems that nowadays Joseph Prince is too embarrassed to parrot his frequent line, “No virus can come near you,” after COVID-19 has infected more than 300 million people and caused about 5.5 million deaths. And many of those who were affected were believers themselves.

  

If the untimely deaths of people are what God doesn’t want to see happen and if He can prevent that, and death is an enemy to God (which are what Joseph Prince said in his sermon shown in the video below), why would God allow 55,000 believers (rough and very conservative estimate) to die their untimely deaths? Why didn’t God prevent their untimely deaths at the outset?

 

In a weekly Sunday sermon aired on YouTube on 2 January 2022, 8 days ago, Joseph Prince said the following; please click here to view excerpts in the 2-minute plus video,

 

“So these past 2 years, there has been death. There has been a break. Amen. And it is not so much that the problem is sin is abounding. Of course, sin is evil and God hates sin. And my friend, sin will be punished, will be visited upon. But Jesus died on the cross for all our sins. Friends, and if anyone who believe that in their own lives, God will never punish them for sins anymore. Judgement is past. He that believed on Jesus Christ shall passed from death unto life. (John 5:24 KJV: …believeth on him… is passed from death unto life.) So what’s the problem?

 

I believe God is putting an end to all of man’s strength. In every area, these past 2 years, you find that where man boasts of his strength, it dies. Where man boasts of his own wisdom, it dies. Where man boasts of his own skill, it dies. It seems like whenever, hey it’s time for us to get out, it dies. You know, it’s like God is putting, God is humbling the pride of man.

 

Now God is not the one sending the pandemic. He has no virus to send. Only every good and perfect gift. But God allows it. And He can allow it if man doesn’t want Him. He can just lift one finger and we are all in a pandemic. But I am believing God that in part of this acceleration this coming year that God will preserve us, and cause us if we are sick to have a manifestation of healing. I believe, I believe that many of you, you’ve been told by the doctor, you need to go for chemo for 3 years, at least or 4 years, I believe your acceleration is going to come. And it will come quickly. Praise the name of Jesus. What takes 5 years will take a short time.”

 

“And the rest of you, I want to pray for you for this coming year, a prayer that I believe the Lord has instructed me to pray. And one of the prayers is also that there’s such a thing as people dying an untimely death. God doesn’t want that to happen to you, and God can prevent that. Don’t forget death to God is an enemy. But the enemy of our souls, the devil is out there. And we need to know his devices. And one of the ways is that God told us to pray that to lead us not into testings but deliver us from evil. So let’s pray right now.”

 

“Father I thank you in the name of Jesus. And I pray Father God that you will lead us all, lead us all throughout this year Lord, not, not into trials, not into testings, but deliver us all from the power of the evil one throughout this year.”

 

1. First Double-Talk: Is it Sin or Not Sin?

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“So these past 2 years, there has been death. There has been a break. Amen. And it is not so much that the problem is sin is abounding.”

 

“I believe God is putting an end to all of man’s strength. In every area, these past 2 years, you find that where man boasts of his strength, it dies. Where man boasts of his own wisdom, it dies. Where man boasts of his own skill, it dies. It seems like whenever, hey it’s time for us to get out, it dies. You know, it’s like God is putting, God is humbling the pride of man.”

 

First, Joseph Prince states that the problem of the pandemic,

 

“is not so much that the problem is sin is abounding.”

 

He then goes on to state that the problem during the last 2 years of the pandemic is due to man’s dependence on his own strength and pride,

 

“I believe God is putting an end to all of man’s strength. In every area, these past 2 years… God is humbling the pride of man.”

 

Is Joseph Prince saying that when man (whether an unbeliever or a believer) boasts of his strength, that is not sin? Is he saying that when man is proud (whether an unbeliever or a believer) his pride is not sin? Then what is sin? You mean pride is not sin? Prince is fully aware that it was the sin of pride that resulted in the fall of Satan. He is also fully aware that the scriptures clearly teach that pride is sin:

 

Proverbs 16:18 NIV

18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

 

Isaiah 13:11 NCV

11 The Lord says, “I will punish the world for its evil and wicked people for their sins. I will cause proud people to lose their pride, and I will destroy the pride of those who are cruel to others.

 

Isaiah 25:11 NCV

11 They will spread their arms in it like a person who is swimming. But God will bring down their pride, and all the clever things they have made will mean nothing.

 

Jeremiah 13:9 NCV

9 This is what the Lord said: “In the same way I will ruin the pride of the people of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem.

 

1 John 2:16 NIV

16 For everything in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – comes not from the Father but from the world.

 

So if Joseph Prince now agrees that pride is sin (and he has to, or else he would be teaching against the scriptures), and God, through the pandemic, wants to humble man because of his sin of pride, then why did he say that the problem of the pandemic,

 

“is not so much that the problem is sin is abounding.”

 

If Joseph Prince says that

 

God is humbling the pride of man,”

 

then isn’t it true that according to his analysis, that sin, the sin of pride, is really abounding as, according to Prince, that’s the real issue of the pandemic.

 

So why is Joseph Prince saying that the pandemic,

 

“is not so much that the problem is sin is abounding.”

 

You begin to wonder why is Joseph Prince double-talking – which is his frequent trademark, anyway?

 

This is because there is something really wrong with Prince’s Grace Theology that sin is no more the problem. And that’s why Prince has to somewhat qualify and downplay sin by saying that the problem of the pandemic is not so much that sin is abounding.

 

Prince then contradicts himself by implying that the dependence of man on his strength, and especially his pride, which he says are the reasons why God sends the pandemic to humble him, are not sin.

 

However, we are well aware that sin, in all its wickedness, is the key problem that brings about God’s wrath, not just in the past or in the future but in the very present (Rom 1:18):

 

Romans 1:18 NIV

18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 

 

2. New Covenant Believers Can Still Be Judged & Punished if they don’t Repent of their Sins.

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“Of course, sin is evil and God hates sin. And my friend, sin will be punished, will be visited upon. But Jesus died on the cross for all our sins. Friends, and if anyone who believe that in their own lives, God will never punish them for sins anymore. Judgement is past.”

 

By stating that God will never punish and judge New Covenant believers anymore, Joseph Prince is contradicting the Lord Jesus, who is God Himself. What? Joseph Prince even dares to contradict God? Yes, this is the kind of man we are dealing with! This is because Jesus confronted the sins of the believers in five of the seven churches in Revelation 2-3 and warned them to repent, failing which, He would judge and punish them:

 

Revelation 2:5 NIV

5 “Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.”

 

Revelation 2:16 NIV

16 “Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.”

 

Revelation 2:22 NIV

22 “So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways.”

 

Revelation 3:3 NIV

3 “Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.”

 

Revelation 3:16,19 NIV

16 “So, because you are lukewarm – neither hot nor cold – I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” 19 “Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.”

 

While Jesus warned the five New Covenant churches in Revelation to repent from their sins, Joseph Prince daringly teaches a different doctrine from Jesus – that New Covenant believers have no more sins to confess and repent from.

 

If all our sins are really forgiven, past present and future, and there is no more judgement and punishment for New Covenant believers, as Joseph Prince teaches, it makes a mockery of what Jesus had said to five of the seven churches in Revelation – when He commanded them in no uncertain terms to repent from their sins, or else the respective judgements and punishments He had warned would befall on each of the 5 churches.

 

Joseph Prince’s teaching that the finished work of the cross of Christ has wiped out all future sins of believers is patently false, as Jesus was speaking to five of the seven churches many years after He had died on the cross (and resurrected), and His unmistakable message to them was to repent of their sins.

 

While Jesus confronted the sins of the believers in these five churches and warned them to repent to avoid divine judgement and being punished for their sins, Joseph Prince falsely promised that New Covenant believers will never be punished and judged.

 

Who did the Old Testament prophets preach the message of repentance and judgement to? – The Old Covenant people of God.

 

Who did Jesus preach the same message of repentance and judgement to? – The New Covenant churches in Revelation (Rev 2:5,16; 2:21-23; 3:3,16,19).


And here comes Joseph Prince with the unholy daringness to declare that repentance from sins and judgement and punishment are no longer in force for New Covenant believers. If believers follow the teaching of Joseph Prince and refuse to repent from their sins, God’s judgement will come upon them and hell may be the place they would end up in, eventually.

 

If Joseph Prince’s teachings are blatantly and persistently going head-on against the teachings of Jesus, how can he ever be Christ-centred and a true teacher of God’s word? How can the Church continue to accept him as a fellow shepherd? Treating him as a heretical wolf is the only sensible, responsible and scriptural step to take.

 

In ‘Grace Revolution’, Page 100, Joseph Prince wrote,

 

“There is no more judgment, punishment, and curse for you because the full judgment, punishment, and curse for all your sins fell upon our Lord Jesus at the cross. He paid for it all!”

 

Joseph Prince teaches that after the cross, believers will never come under the judgement of God and be punished by Him. Joseph Prince must have forgotten to put on his contact lenses or spectacles – how could he have missed 1 Peter 4:17?

 

1 Peter 4:17 NIV

17 “For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?”

 

You can be assured that Peter, being an Apostle, knows much more about the theology of the cross than Joseph Prince does. Yet, the Apostle Peter unequivocally teaches that believers in the Church can come under the judgement of God (1 Pet 4:17) – before or after the cross? – After the cross! What the Apostle Peter had written in 1 Peter 4:17 is not before, but after the cross. 

 

So Joseph Prince is not only teaching against the Lord Jesus but also the Apostle Peter on crucial areas of sin and God’s judgement – both of which could result in believers ending up in hell. So what more does one need to be convinced that Joseph Prince is a heretic?

 

3. Not Once Saved Always Saved.

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“But Jesus died on the cross for all our sins. Friends, and if anyone who believe that in their own lives, God will never punish them for sins anymore. Judgement is past. He that believed on Jesus Christ shall passed from death unto life. (John 5:24 KJV: …believeth on him… is passed from death unto life.) So what’s the problem?”

 

After Prince has stated John 5:24, he asked “What’s the problem?” This is pure arrogance on his part as he wrongly thinks that his theological opponents would be floored by this sure-to-win verse. Well, not quite!

 

As you should have known by now, Joseph Prince is an expert at using half-truths to deceive people. While Prince confidently belts out John 5:24, he doesn’t tell you the other half of the truth as contained in 1 John 3:14b-15 and Luke 15:24, 32.

 

While we rejoice that John 5:24 has given us the assurance of our salvation that we have passed from death to life, that doesn’t mean we do not have to watch how we live our lives.

 

Let’s compare John 5:24 and 1 John 3:14b-15:

 

John 5:24 ESV

24 “I am telling you the truth: those who hear my words and believe in him who sent me have eternal life. They will not be judged, but have already passed from death to life.

 

1 John 3:14-15 NIV

14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death. 15 Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.

 

John 5:24 assures us that believers have passed from death to life. 1 John 3:14a also assures that believers will be passed from death to life (salvation) because of their love for each other (sanctification). 

 

Yet, the other side of the truth which John also tells the Christian brothers in 1 John 3:14b-15, (which many may have missed), is that believers can pass from life back to death through the sin of hatred (lack of sanctification). Unrepentant hatred (lack of sanctification) can, indeed, affect believers’ salvation.

 

Here, John did not say that those who do not have the righteousness of God in Christ (justification) will not have eternal life, though it is still true. But John teaches that those who do not deal with the sin of hatred in their lives (sanctification) are putting their salvation at stake. John is clearly emphasising the crucial role of sanctification or the lack of it in our salvation.

 

1 John 3:14a and John 5:24 indicate that believers will pass from spiritual death to life. This is one side of the truth which Joseph Prince would emphasise on. Yet, the other side of the truth which Prince would try hard to hide from you is that believers can pass from life to spiritual death through the sin of hatred in 1 John 3:14b-15.

 

The Prodigal Son is also helpful in giving us a fuller understanding of the issue. In Luke 15:11-32, we learn that the younger of two sons desired to depart from the Father’s presence and be with the prostitutes. After he had spent all his money and was in great distress, he came to his senses (Lk 15:17).

 

He then turned from his sins (repented), was willing to admit that he had sinned and went back into the presence of the Father. This resulted in a feast of celebration. The Father said:

 

Luke 15:23-24 NIV

23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.

 

Luke 15:32 NIV

32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

 

So after he repented, he became alive again, which implies his spiritual condition went as follows: spiritually alive – then spiritually dead or lost – then spiritually alive again.

 

Please note that the Prodigal Son was spiritually dead and spiritually lost at the same point in time; that is when he was in sexual immorality and wild living. After he repented, he became alive again. Those words are very important. It says again’.

 

That means he had spiritual life before he left the Father to indulge in wild living and sexual immorality. He got that same spiritual life back again when he repented and returned to the Father. In other words, he was righteous yet died spiritually through sin (became lost) and later became spiritually alive again when he turned from his wickedness to be with his Father.

 

Yes, Jesus taught in John 5:24 that one passes from spiritual death to spiritual life at the point of getting born again:

 

John 5:24 NKJV

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.

 

Yet, the same Jesus also taught in the example of the Prodigal Son that the same person can pass back from spiritual life to spiritual death through sin.

 

Next, it is important to note that the word ‘believes’ in John 5:24 is the present continuous tense in the Greek:

 

John 5:24 NIV

24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.

 

This present continuous tense signifies a continual and current belief in Christ and not a belief in the past.

 

The verse did not say,

 

“and have believed him who sent me.”

 

But it said,

 

and believes him who sent me.”

 

Therefore, the Lord Jesus is saying here that we must continuously be believing in the Father who had sent Jesus. It is not just a belief in the past but it must also be a belief that continues into the present.

 

Therefore, the requirement for eternal life is based on an ongoing belief, not just a belief in the past. This verse simply means that anyone who currently is still believing in the God who had sent Christ will have eternal life and has crossed over from death to life.” (Jn 5:24b)

 

The passage does not say anything about the salvation of those who have stopped believing or who have once believed. Hence, the use of this verse by Joseph Prince to support his ‘once saved always saved’ is untenable.

 

This is because if one has stopped believing or who has once believed, the promise of eternal life and “has crossed over from death to life.” (Jn 5:24b) is not his to claim.

 

Jesus was promising only the one who continues to believe in Him with the assurance that he will have

 

“… eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.” (Jn 5:24 NIV)

 

This verse does not cover others who just believe for a while and then fall away, as the Lord also mentioned in Luke 8:13:

 

Luke 8:13 NIV

13 Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away.

 

According to Jesus in Luke 8:13, one can truly believe even with joy, but this doesn’t mean he will always continue to believe afterwards. And if one has stopped believing and forsaken Christ for the world, he will cross back from life to death.

 

4. Second Double-Talk: Joseph Prince Contradicts about 113 Bible Passages and that His Statement, “No virus can come near you” is a Blatant Lie.

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“Now God is not the one sending the pandemic. He has no virus to send.”

 

If God is not the one sending the pandemic because He has no virus to send, we need to delete all the passages of the Bible that state He was the one who had sent pestilences or plagues.

 

Please click here to browse

 

 “An Exhaustive list of Scriptures Regarding Pestilences & Plagues,”

 

which lists 113 passages of scriptures that God was the one who sent the pestilences and plagues.

 

By his totally reckless and abominable statement, Joseph Prince is contradicting about 113 passages of God’s holy word. If this is not the work of a heretic, what is?

 

Joseph Prince also said God allowed the pandemic for the last 2 years,

 

“Now God is not the one sending the pandemic. He has no virus to send. Only every good and perfect gift. But God allows it.”

 

If God is the one who allowed it, and multitudes of believers have been infected and even died from it, then Joseph Prince’s oft-quoted and famous statement that “No virus can come near you” is a blatant lie that is concocted to deceive.

 

Come to think of it, Joseph Prince has actually refrained from parroting his frequent line, “No virus can come near you,” for quite some time now in his weekly Sunday sermons. I listen to every of Prince’s weekly sermons and I haven’t heard that line repeated for quite a while now.

 

Why is that so? Perhaps, Prince is now too embarrassed to say it now after COVID-19 has infected more than 300 million people and caused about 5.5 million deaths. And many of those who were affected were believers themselves.

 

5. Third Double-Talk: Why would a God of Love and Grace Allow the Pandemic?

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“But God allows it (pandemic).”

 

Why would a God of love and grace which is Joseph Prince’s core doctrine, allow the occurrence of the pandemic, knowing that it will result in tragedies, sufferings, diseases and even deaths, not only to unbelievers but also to believers?

 

Here we are not talking about a few who are affected, but we are talking about more than 300 million people being infected with COVID-19 and about 5.5 million deaths, and a portion of these are believers themselves.

 

Hence, Joseph Prince’s teaching that Christians will never be faced with tragedies, is now proven to be a scam.

 

Joseph Prince’s teaching that the New Covenant God only deals with us on the basis of grace because we are living in the Age of Grace and not law has also fallen flat.

 

6. Fourth Double-Talk: Why Didn’t God Prevent Untimely Deaths if Death to God is an Enemy?

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“But God allows it (pandemic). And He can allow it if man doesn’t want Him. He can just lift one finger and we are all in a pandemic.”

 

“… there’s such a thing as people dying an untimely death. God doesn’t want that to happen to you, and God can prevent that. Don’t forget death to God is an enemy.”

 

How can Joseph Prince say that it was God who allows the pandemic, and, at the same time, also said that God, who doesn’t want untimely deaths to happen to believers, can prevent that, and that death to God is an enemy? Isn’t what Prince said a stark contradiction?

 

If the untimely death is something that God can prevent and death to God is an enemy, why did He allow the pandemic to cause about 5.5 million deaths in the first place?

 

What? 55,000 believers (assuming a very conservative figure of just 1 percent of the 5.5 million people who died from COVID-10 are believers) dying their untimely deaths in the past 2 years?

 

If the untimely deaths of people are what God doesn’t want to see happen and if He can prevent that, and death is an enemy to God, why would God allow 55,000 believers to die their untimely deaths? Why didn’t God prevent their untimely deaths at the outset?

 

Who causes the untimely deaths of 55,000 believers? If it is Satan, which is Joseph Prince’s view, then why didn’t God prevent their untimely deaths? If death is an enemy to God, and if untimely death is something that He can prevent, why did He allow Satan to cause 55,000 believers to die their untimely deaths?

 

Has God lost His sovereignty? Is Satan more powerful than God Himself that God cannot stop Satan from inflicting untimely deaths to 55,000 believers, something which He doesn’t want to see happen and something which He can stop?

 

7. Fifth Double-Talk: The Prayer of Joseph Prince Is Misleading and He Has No Business to Use Matthew 6:13 as a Model for His Prayer.

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“But the enemy of our souls, the devil is out there. And we need to know his devices. And one of the ways is that God told us to pray that to lead us not into testings but deliver us from evil. So let’s pray right now.”

 

“Father I thank you in the name of Jesus. And I pray Father God that you will lead us all, lead us all throughout this year Lord, not, not into trials, not into testings, but deliver us all from the power of the evil one throughout this year.”

 

The prayer that Joseph Prince prayed is found partly in the Lord’s prayer in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 6:13:

 

Matthew 6:13 NIV

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

 

But the prayer of Joseph Prince to God not to lead us into trials or testings is misleading. While Prince highlights Matthew 6:13, he hides James 1:2-4 from us:

 

James 1:2-4 NIV

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 

 

How should we reconcile these 2 passages in Matthew 6:13 and James 1:2-4 which Joseph Prince didn’t even attempt to? He conveniently just focusses on one half of the truth in Matthew 6:13 as it fits his doctrine that God will not send trials or sufferings (except the suffering of persecution) to believers, but he keeps James 1:2-4 away from our notice.

 

To resolve this seeming contradiction between Matthew 6:13 and James 1:2-4, it is wise of us to read what John Stott, a competent Bible scholar has written on Matthew 6:13 in ‘The Message of The Sermon on the Mount (The Bible Speaks Today)’, Page 150:

 

“The second problem concerns the fact that the Bible says temptation and trial are good for us: ‘Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials’ or ‘various temptations’ (Jas 1:2). If then they are beneficial, why should we pray not to be led into them? The probable answer is that the prayer (Matt 6:13) is more that we may overcome temptation, than that we may avoid it. Perhaps we could paraphrase the whole request as ‘Do not allow us so to be led into temptation that it overwhelms us, but rescue us from the evil one’.”

 

So the prayer of Joseph Prince somewhat misses the balance of how both Matthew 6:13 and James 1:2, together, ought to be interpreted. 

 

John Stott makes sense when he wrote:

 

The probable answer is that the prayer is more that we may overcome temptation, than that we may avoid it.

 

Praying to avoid trials and testings by Joseph Prince is very much in line with his easy Christianity and cheap grace. That’s why so many goats are attracted to such feel-good teachings of Joseph Prince – that Christianity is one that is free from trials. That’s one of the key secrets why his church has grown by leaps and bounds. But don’t ever be deceived by the quantitative growth of Joseph Prince’s church.

 

It is here that we must listen to the insightful advice of the Lord Jesus. Jesus Himself said that the many (quantity but no quality) on the broad road will be led to their destruction, while the few (no quantity but quality) on the narrow road will be led to life eternal (Matt 7:13-14).

 

The prayer by Joseph Prince to avoid trials would not only weaken believers but would also cause them to be disappointed and even resentful against God, especially if those trials continue unabated for a while as God could send them to toughen the faith of believers. Also, Joseph Prince is depriving believers of experiencing the pure joy that comes with trials because trials produce perseverance:

 

James 1:2-3 NIV

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 

 

Next, it is strange that Joseph Prince would use the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6:13 as a model for his prayer, when, at the same time, he fiercely teaches against the theology and practice of Matthew 6:14-15 in the same context and passage:

 

Matthew 6:13-15 NIV

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

 

Prince cannot accept the view which is taught by Christ in Matthew 6:15 that we must forgive to be forgiven because Prince said that that is under the Old Covenant and, hence, it is no longer applicable to us.

 

Jesus clearly teaches that if we do not forgive others, our present sins are still not forgiven. But Joseph Prince contradicts Jesus again and falsely teaches that all our present and future sins have been completely forgiven by the finished work of Christ, 2,000 years ago.

 

What Joseph Prince has done is that he selectively picks and chooses what he wants from the scriptures. He cherry picks passages that would fit into his Grace Theology in Matthew 6:13, but he would do away with verses in the same passage that don’t in Matthew 6:14-15. Picking one verse and rejecting another in the same passage and context is nothing but showing utter irreverence and doing violence to the scriptures.

 

What is worse is that Joseph Prince has no business to even allude to Matthew 6:13, which is part of the Sermon on the Mount, as a model for his prayer. This is because Prince has lambasted the Sermon on the Mount as a sermon that is without hope and redemption for New Covenant believers: 

 

In ‘Grace Revolution’, Page 13, Joseph Prince wrote,

 

“The good news is that Jesus didn’t stop there. He preached the Sermon on the Mount and then He came down. Spiritually speaking, if the King had stayed on the mountain, there would have been no redemption for us.”

 

Please click here to view the 5-second video of what Joseph Prince said,

 

“Now if Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount and He stayed up there on the Mount, there’ll be no hope for us.”

 

Joseph Prince categorically states that there is no redemption or salvation hope for us in the message of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. If that is the case, why did Joseph Prince use Matthew 6:13, which is part of the Sermon on the Mount that has no salvation hope for us, as a model for his prayer?

 

This must have been the most prominent of all his double-talks. Imagine – castigating an entire Bible passage such as the Sermon on the Mount that he disapproves because it doesn’t fit his Grace Theology, and then, Prince has the cheek to use a portion (Matthew 6:13) of the same sermon text that he lambasted to support his theology!

 

How on earth can millions of people still trust this guy who double-talks his way to deceive people? The only way to explain it is that Joseph Prince is empowered by the devil with so much influence and popularity that he has the power to blind the multitudes to his heresies.

 

Conclusion

 

Do you know what is the root cause of all these double-talks and contradictions of Joseph Prince?

 

First, it is because Joseph Prince’s doctrine that Satan is the sole person who is responsible for natural disasters such as COVID-19 is false. So the more he tries to justify and explain his position, the more he gets himself into knots of contradictions and double-talkings.

 

Second, it is because Prince preaches the wrong doctrine that God can and will heal believers of all their diseases every time (though God can heal every disease anytime, it doesn’t mean, for His own sovereign purpose, He will in every case) as no virus can come near them. Then came COVID-19 that really muddled up Prince’s Health and Wealth Theology. And the more Prince tries to justify his wrong doctrine, the more he gets himself into a mess.

 

Rev George Ong

Joseph Prince’s Vision 2022 Is Biblically & Massively Flawed – By Rev George Ong

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

 

Article 1: Joseph Prince’s Silent & Secret Rapture Is Illogical & Unbiblical.

 

Article 2: Joseph Prince’s Silent & Secret Rapture Will Bring Untold Disasters & Needless Miseries To The Unbelieving World.

 

Article 3: Joseph Prince’s Grace Revolution ‘Gospel’ Is Diametrically Opposed to the Great Commission Gospel of Jesus.

 

Introduction

 

Last Sunday at the weekly worship service on 2 January, four days ago, Joseph Prince casts his Vision 2022 on YouTube. Joseph Prince said the following; please click here to view excerpts in the one-minute plus video,

 

“In the near future…

 

“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet…” (1 Cor 15:52) For the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed.

 

Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads… Lk 21:28.

 

So Jesus says, ‘Lift up your heads and see the signs happening. Your bodily redemption draws near.’

 

So the rapture is such that He comes the world won’t even know because it will happen in the twinkling of an eye. We will hear His voice, the world won’t. All they know is that we all disappear.

 

Now after we are raptured, there’ll be people who will believe because of stuff, materials left behind. And then all of a sudden, say, ‘My goodness, what they said is true.’

 

So I believe there’s gonna be an end-time revival. I want the church to be a church that will reach out beyond its walls. I want everyone to go online to bring this gospel of grace, this glorious gospel of grace and peace to all the four corners of the earth. He wants us to reach as many people as possible because the time is short. God’s heart is for people to hear this wonderful gospel of Jesus Christ.” 

 

In the video, Joseph Prince presented his Vision 2022, and he stated 3 issues:

 

First, a silent and secret rapture will happen. When it happens, only believers will be aware while the unbelieving world won’t.

 

Second, after the silent and secret rapture of believers, unbelievers will believe in Jesus.

 

Third, Joseph Prince then challenges believers to go online to share his gospel of grace, (by making known all his weekly Sunday sermons from 2022 onwards on YouTube to unbelievers, which he shared on 26 December 2021).

 

My aim is to show that the biblical foundations of Joseph Prince’s Vision 2022 on these 3 above issues are biblically and massively flawed.

 

 

Article 1: Joseph Prince’s Silent & Secret Coming Is Illogical & Unbiblical – By Rev George Ong

 

First, Joseph Prince’s silent and secret coming of Christ (and rapture) when He comes to rapture His saints is totally unbiblical and diametrically opposed to the teachings of scriptures.  

 

On the contrary, the weight of evidence from almost every relevant verse and passage of scripture describes the second coming as global, vivid, loud, sky-spectacular, and unmissable!

 

So the idea that someone will have to tap a friend on the shoulder and say, “I guess you haven’t heard the latest. That Jesus that our Christian friends have been telling us about came yesterday” is reaching the peak of absurdity!

 

Joseph Prince based his silent and secret rapture on 1 Corinthians 15:52 and Luke 21:28:

 

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 NIV

51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 

 

Luke 21:28 NIV

28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

 

There is absolutely nothing in the 2 quoted passages that could back up what Joseph Prince said,

 

“So the rapture is such that He comes the world won’t even know because it will happen in the twinkling of an eye.”

 

What Joseph Prince said in the above is calculated to deceive. Just because the rapture/resurrection happens in the twinkling of an eye,” doesn’t mean that these raptured and resurrected bodies would immediately disappear and do not continue to be seen by the unbelieving world after the rapture/resurrection happens in the twinkling of an eye.”

 

The fact that the rapture of believers takes place in a moment and whether their bodies continue to stay seen or disappear are 2 separate issues. Joseph Prince, being the crafty guy that he is, has deliberately confounded these 2 issues into one.

 

If I watch a movie and I saw that a cat was suddenly transformed into a dog, do I have the right to say that just because the cat was transformed into a dog in a split-second, the dog has also disappeared. No! Only if it was stated in the movie script and was being acted out. But when the disappearance of the dog is not even mentioned in the movie script, I have no right to say that just because the cat was transformed into a dog, it has also disappeared.

 

In the same way, just because the rapture/resurrection happens in the twinkling of an eye,” doesn’t mean that these raptured and resurrected bodies would immediately disappear.

 

What is worse is the biblical text is silent on whether these raptured and resurrected bodies would indeed disappear, and furthermore, there are many scriptural proofs that point to the contrary. Joseph Prince has again committed the deplorable act of reading his idea into the text just to prove his doctrine.

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“We will hear His voice, the world won’t. All they know is that we all disappear.”

 

This, again, is a ploy by Joseph Prince to deceive. 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 didn’t say we will all disappear but we will all be changed.”

 

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 NIV

51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed – 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 

 

‘Changed’ simply means we will all be resurrected (the dead in Christ) and be raptured (the last generation of believers living at the time of Christ’s coming). So ‘changed’ – resurrected and raptured is miles apart from to disappear from sight. Joseph Prince has, once again, done the blatant and forbidden thing of adding the word, ‘disappear’ to the word of God.

 

Next, I want you to compare what Joseph Prince said and what was written in 1 Corinthians 15:51-52:

 

“So the rapture is such that He comes the world won’t even know because it will happen in the twinkling of an eye.”

 

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 NIV

51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed – 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 

 

How can the rapture be a silent and secret occurrence that the world won’t even know” when there is the sounding of the trumpet in the very text that Joseph Prince uses in 1 Corinthians 15:52, For the trumpet will sound”?

 

Isn’t this ridiculous! You mean the unbelieving world does not have ears to hear the trumpet sounding? If they can hear the trumpet sounding which comes before the resurrection and rapture, how can they not know when it happens? Scriptures aside for the moment, this is logic 101! Logic alone can convince you that Joseph Prince’s silent and secret rapture is just plain rubbish! This would be elaborated further in another text of 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 in the ensuing discussion.

 

Furthermore, Luke 21:28, the other text Prince uses,

 

28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near,”

 

contains nothing that would indicate we will all disappear and that the rapture would be a silent and secret affair that the world won’t even know”. It just states that our redemption is drawing near,” meaning our resurrection and rapture will soon happen.

 

Let me move on to 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17, the other key text that Joseph Prince uses (in his other sermons) to support his secret and silent rapture.

 

Joseph Prince’s view is that both 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 and 1 Corinthians 15:52, refer to a secret and silent rapture and the invisible coming of Christ. Nobody in the unbelieving world (except believers) sees Him come. Christ comes silently and secretly to take the Church away.

 

Is it right or proper for a King (like Jesus) to return unannounced and secretly “snatch” us, His subjects away? Would someone of that level of majesty and dignity need to sneak in and out quietly, unless there was something improper and dishonest about His coming?

 

Scriptures speak out against this. It shows clearly in the Bible that as a King travels or goes forth, there are always those who shouted out his coming and those who ran alongside to prepare the way. If Jesus was not shy in talking about His glorious return, why would He take such strange steps to keep His return for His bride a secret to the world?

 

When a man goes to his betrothed and takes her away secretly to marry her, that is called eloping. Is Jesus secretly coming to elope with His bride?  Never! Jesus is coming for His bride openly and publicly as He is never ashamed of her.

 

While there is not a single verse that teaches about His secret coming, there are a whole host of verses that teach that Jesus’ return is not done sheepishly or secretly but publicly and with great power and glory (Matt 16:27; 24:27, 30-31; 25:31; Mk 8:38; 13:26; Lk 9:26; 17:24; 21:27; Tit 2:13; 2 Thess 1:7; Rev 1:7, etc).

 

Joseph Prince’s doctrine about a secret and silent coming of Christ when He comes to rapture His saints is totally unbiblical and diametrically opposed to the teachings of scriptures.

 

When Joseph Prince teaches that the bodies of raptured saints will suddenly disappear in secret, and no one sees them, except themselves, it only reveals his ignorance (the real reason is his deliberate deception, and not that he is really ignorant) for the simple reason that our resurrected and raptured bodies can be seen with the naked eye and touched with our bare hands.

 

If you remember, the resurrected body of Jesus can be touched and seen by anyone and everyone. Our Lord Jesus in His resurrected body walked and talked with two men (seen by them) as they travelled to a nearby city in Emmaus.

 

The Apostle Thomas touched the scars on the Lord’s resurrected body and the resurrected Jesus taught about His Kingdom to over 500 people at one time. When it came for our Lord to leave, many people saw His resurrected body ascend to heaven.

 

If people could see the resurrected body of Jesus, how could the entire world ever miss seeing millions or even billions of believers resurrected and raptured at Christ’s coming?

 

So Joseph Prince’s teaching that once our bodies are caught up and changed in 1 Thessalonians 4:17, we will secretly disappear from sight and no one would be able to see us, is both untenable and nonsensical.

 

To be “caught up” in 1 Thessalonians 4:17, is not the same as to disappear in total secrecy as Joseph Prince teaches:

 

1 Thessalonians 4:17 NIV

17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

 

Yes, the Church will be “caught up” (meaning raptured) but the scripture does not say she will disappear. Yet, that’s what Joseph Prince is teaching. You don’t need to have a theological degree to know that Prince has once again done that prohibited thing of twisting the word of God.

 

There isn’t a single scripture verse that teaches a silent and secret rapture that only believers will see their own resurrected and rapture bodies and hear the sound of the trumpet, while unbelievers will be totally in the dark because they can’t see our bodies as we have disappeared and hear the trumpet sound? Have all these unbelievers in the entire world suddenly gone blind and deaf?

 

Even a child wouldn’t be fooled by Joseph Prince’s silent and secret rapture that in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, the loud command (shout of the voice of the archangel) and the deafening trumpet sound are meant only for Christians, while the rest, the unbelievers, won’t even hear a single decibel of all those noisy activities:

 

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 NASB

16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first 17 Then we who are alive, who remain, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

 

Just by the plain reading of 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, this cannot be a silent and secret rapture, and a quiet and invisible coming of Jesus. In fact, this is one of the least secret and silent passages in the Bible. Far from being silent, it is probably one of the noisiest passages in scripture.

 

The resurrection-rapture at Christ’s coming is anything but silent or secret. It is done with a shout and a loud proclamation and great fanfare. There is the public announcement by the shout of the archangel: ‘THE KING IS HERE’.

 

The shout in 1 Thessalonians 4:16, is a military shout of command. It is a “war cry”, summoning the troops to battle for the destruction of His enemies. Then, this will be followed by the sound of the loud trumpet heralding His coming.

 

When Joseph Prince teaches a silent and secret coming of Christ, he forgets that there is no such thing as a silent trumpet.

 

Does anyone ever come across someone blowing a trumpet without any sound emanating from the trumpet?

 

If there is no sound, why blow the trumpet?

 

Trumpets aren’t elegant and quiet instruments. Trumpets are loud and they have a piercing and deafening sound.

 

If you wanted to sneak over to your neighbour’s house and silently and secretly snatch something from his house, would you do it shouting at the top of your voice and blowing a thunderous trumpet?

 

Absolutely not!

 

People will think you’re mad if you did. Yet unbelievably, that’s what Joseph Prince is teaching.

 

It would be an impossible feat for Joseph Prince to logically explain that if 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 indeed paints a scenario of a secret and silent rapture, why are there shouting and trumpet blowing in the same passage? Joseph Prince’s secret and silent rapture doctrine is, ironically, contradicted by his own key text in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.

 

It is nowhere stated in the Bible that the return of Jesus would be a secret and silent affair and invisible to the human eye of unbelievers as taught by Joseph Prince. Not a single verse can be found that supports Prince’s secret, silent and invisible return theory. But there are many passages that state that His return would be visible.

 

For example, in Acts 1:9-11, the angels told the disciples that Jesus would return to this earth in the same manner as when He left. Christ left in the clouds, and He will come back in the clouds. Just as Christ’s ascension from earth to heaven would be visible, His descent or return from heaven to earth would be in that same visible manner too:

 

Acts 1:9-11 NIV

9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. 10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

 

He was visible when He left, and He will be visible when He comes back. And everyone will see Him come.

 

He had a real body which could be seen when He left, and He will return in the same way in a real body, seen by everybody.

 

Is that coming an invisible coming or a secret coming?

 

How did Jesus go to heaven following His resurrection? Did He go secretly and invisibly? No!

 

The disciples watched Him rise, literally, visibly, bodily, into the air until a cloud hid Him from their sight.

 

So these verses tell us that Jesus will return to earth the same way bodily, through the air until He can be seen by everybody, not secretly as Joseph Prince falsely teaches:

 

“This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:11b NIV)

 

Next, Joseph Prince falsely postulates that while 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 refers to the silent and secret rapture, both Matthew 24:29-31 and Revelation 1:7 are talking about another second coming of Christ 7 years later.

 

The truth is there are no two second coming but only one second coming. All 3 passages are denoting the one and only second coming of Christ.

 

The common denominator of two words, “clouds” and “coming” that appeared in the following three passages clearly shows that they are all referring to the same one second coming of Christ.

 

1 Thessalonians 4:15-17

15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

 

Matthew 24:30-31

30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

 

Revelation 1:7

“Look, he is coming with the clouds,” and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.” So shall it be! Amen.

 

From a survey of these three passages, the one (not two as falsely postured by Joseph Prince) and only second coming of Christ which will result in the resurrection-rapture is certainly not a secret or silent affair. No one will ever miss the event as every eye will see Him (Matt 24:30; Rev 1:7) and every ear will hear the loud trumpet sound (Matt 24:31; 1 Thess 4:16).

 

Revelation 1:7 states that “every eye will see him” at His return:

 

Revelation 1:7 NIV

7 “Look, he is coming with the clouds,” and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”;   and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.” So shall it be! Amen.

 

Matthew 24:30 confirms that “all peoples of the earth will… see the Son of Man coming”:

 

Matthew 24:30 NIV

30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.

 

This proves that the scriptures never teach an invisible but a visible coming of Christ that will be witnessed by every human eye. Hence, the invisible coming of Christ and the silent and secret rapture that Joseph Prince postures are not taught anywhere in the Bible and is a figment of his human imagination.

 

How could it be a secret coming when resurrected bodies, which could be seen and touched, would be seen by the whole world? How could it be a silent rapture when there is a loud command and the deafening sounding of the trumpet?

 

Indeed, the trumpet sound will be so loud that even the dead will hear it. And the dead in Christ will rise. They’ll receive new immortal bodies. It is the day of their appearing.

 

Furthermore, we who are alive will be changed into a glorious body. Then together with them, we will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air.

 

Wow! What a day! Oh, what a sight! ─ The graves bursting open, the saints receiving new bodies, the heavens all aglow, millions upon millions of His saints all shouting.

 

It seems that everything on earth will be announcing this great and glorious day that Jesus has come. There will be singing, shouting, laughing, and arms-waving joyously offered in celebration and worship at this majestic and climatic event.

 

They will be shouting loud praises as they rise in their new immortal bodies, proclaiming, “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?”

 

The resurrection and rapture event at Christ’s second coming will probably be the noisiest event this world will ever see, not a silent, mysterious secret as falsely put forward by Joseph Prince.

 

How all these noisy and joyous activities can be a secret and silent event as postured by Joseph Prince is just beyond human logic and comprehension. It isn’t a secret and silent event. It is open, visible, audible; yet, it is Christ’s coming.

 

Joseph Prince has painted himself into a corner – with the fact that his teaching of a secret and a silent rapture is ironically contradicted by 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, both are key texts which undergird his doctrine. Once a doctrine suffers from internal contradictions, the game is as good as over.

 

But what’s totally unacceptable is that Joseph Prince has made the resurrection and rapture of the saints which is supposed to be a climatic and an earth-shaking event into a secret, invisible, quiet and low-key event, all in the cause of supporting his unbiblical silent and secret rapture doctrine.

 

This must have been one of the greatest injustices that Joseph Prince has committed against the resurrection and rapture event at Christ’s coming. Far from being a secret and silent occasion, it is a momentous and cataclysmic event that ought to be magnificently celebrated in the grandest and most glorious way.

 

 

Article 2: Joseph Prince’s Silent & Secret Rapture Will Bring Untold Disasters & Needless Miseries To The Unbelieving World – By Rev George Ong

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“Now after we are raptured, there’ll be people who will believe because of stuff, materials left behind. And all of a sudden, say, ‘My goodness, what they said is true.’

 

There is one key thing about Joseph Prince’s silent and secret rapture that simply doesn’t line up with what we know about the God we serve. Consider what would happen as a result of all of these (supposedly) millions of believers being suddenly whisked away to heaven. All hell breaks loose.

 

Suddenly, hundreds and even thousands of pilotless planes would plummet to earth; driverless trains would plunge into train stations, leaving a trail of disaster. Hundreds of thousands of driverless cars, buses, and trucks would suddenly go out of control, crashing all over the globe.

 

Surgeons and nurses would vanish in the middle of a critical operation, leaving patients to die unattended. Thousands of mothers who are carrying their babies will suddenly disappear, dropping their babies on the floor, many crying from injuries they suffered from the fall and many losing their lives.

 

The idea of Joseph Prince’s silent and secret rapture theory in which millions of believers are suddenly gone without any warning, resulting in utter chaos and senseless destruction to the unbelieving world, and causing immense miseries to their lives is not only cruel but without scriptural basis. 

 

The Bible says God is not a God of confusion and a secret rapture that causes complete chaos, needless sufferings and massive

destruction of lives and property would be foreign to Him.

 

What is really troubling is that millions of unsaved people who had never heard the gospel message would suddenly be caught up in tens of thousands of catastrophic collisions, explosions, accidents, and similar death-inducing events.

 

This was, unfortunately, depicted in the movie ‘Left Behind’ – solely as a result of God’s so-called sovereign intervention by snatching away His bride – the Pre-trib church to glory. Now, horrifyingly, Joseph Prince is parroting the same line.

 

But many of those unsaved people who would be killed in these events, would suddenly have no chance to hear the gospel.

 

In Joseph Prince’s Pre-trib theology, when the church is raptured, there will be seven more years in which it is still possible for people to be saved (second chance). But many unbelievers would have been destroyed in the catastrophes caused by the sudden Pre-trib rapture of Christians before they are given this second chance to be saved.

 

In what sense could this Pre-trib rapture scenario be described as consonant with what we know about the God of the Bible? The God that we know does not want “anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Pet 3:9 NIV).

 

It is deeply disturbing that Joseph Prince who preaches the silent and secret rapture does not seem to care about what I have just described. Nor does he recognise that it contradicts what God has revealed to us about His nature in the Bible.

 

If anything, it betrays an underlying attitude of arrogance and superiority on Joseph Prince’s part at being “the final generation of believers that deserves the right to be raptured from danger”, and to hell with the rest of humanity, literally. It is an attitude that ill-befits the real “Bride of Christ”.

   

For Joseph Prince who is still unrepentant of such a self-centred attitude of wanting to be delivered from the tribulation while the whole world suffers from the chaos resulting from the Pre-trib rapture of the church, just remember that among the many who will die in the silent and secret rapture scenario could well be his own unbelieving family members, relatives and friends.

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“Now after we are raptured, there’ll be people who will believe because of stuff, materials left behind. And all of a sudden, say, ‘My goodness, what they said is true.’”

 

Joseph Prince said that unbelievers would later be converted after the Pre-trib church is raptured. But assuming that Pre-trib rapture were true, I believe the opposite would happen.

 

The silent and secret rapture that brings untold suffering on unbelievers will cause bitterness and resentment from among them against the church and the gospel rather than them being convinced about the Christian Faith.

    

Anger and antagonism will be stirred against Christianity as they will never accept that the true God will cause such senseless sufferings and tragic deaths to the people of the world – watching their parents, spouses and children dying helplessly all in the name of giving the last generation of Christians, such as Joseph Prince, who is afraid of going through tribulation, a seven-year holiday in heaven.

 

But one might argue that something very similar is going to happen at the Lord’s return under a Post-trib scenario as well. So what’s the difference?

 

There is a huge difference between the two scenarios.

 

At the time of the Lord’s return just before the wrath of God is poured out on “all those who dwell upon the earth”, all of those who are going to be saved will have already been saved, and NONE of those will be lost.

 

Also, there will have been all the warnings foretold by Jesus of the signs of His coming, evident in the earth, the skies, and in man’s society.

 

Any who remain unrepentant at that time will be without excuse, which is the entire purpose of the Post-trib rapture scenario of God’s plan in the first place – that no unsaved person will have any possible excuse.

 

And when the Church is raptured at Christ’s Post-trib return, it will be – once again – exactly as it was in the days of Noah:

 

Luke 17:26 NIV

26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.

 

ALL of the dead in Christ and the living righteous will be saved, and the only ones “left behind” at that time will be those doomed to eternal punishment, who fully deserve and will receive the outpouring of the seven bowls of God’s full and undiluted wrath.

 

 

Article 3: Joseph Prince’s Grace Revolution ‘Gospel’ Is Diametrically Opposed to the Great Commission Gospel of Jesus – By Rev George Ong

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“So I believe there’s gonna be an end-time revival. I want the church to be a church that will reach out beyond its walls. I want everyone to go online to bring this gospel of grace, this glorious gospel of grace and peace to all the four corners of the earth. He wants us to reach as many people as possible because the time is short. God’s heart is for people to hear this wonderful gospel of Jesus Christ.” 

 

Based on the false Pre-trib scenario about the disappearance of believers which the world won’t even know when it happens, Joseph Prince then issued a challenge with the urgency for believers to preach his gospel of grace to unbelievers.

 

But don’t be deceived! Let me repeat this again. Don’t be deceived!

 

What Joseph Prince is urging you to preach is not the true Great Commission gospel of Jesus (Matt 28:18-20) but his false Grace Revolution ‘gospel’.

 

In his book, ‘Grace Revolution’, Pages 156 & 193, Joseph Prince wrote:

 

“The grace revolution is this great awakening to righteousness. When people hear the real gospel being preached the gospel that tells them how right Jesus’ finished work has made them…”

 

“The grace revolution is all about Jesus. There is no revolution of grace without the cross.”

 

The Grace Revolution ‘gospel’ of Joseph Prince does not save, but the Great Commission gospel of Jesus does.

 

I, and the rest of the true Church, is categorically for the preaching of the true gospel for the salvation of precious souls, but we must fight against the deceptive approach of Joseph Prince, who is now trying to mobilise not only New Creation Church, but the rest of the Christian world to preach his false gospel, under the cover and guise of the true gospel.

 

I have covered the following in a previous article. And especially for those who may have missed, let me now list them out again for your benefit about the difference between the true gospel of Jesus and the false gospel of Joseph Prince.

 

Joseph Prince is constantly preaching his Grace Revolution ‘gospel’ or the broad and easy road gospel, that supposedly leads to life, but in reality, it leads to destruction, as follows:

 

You are unconditionally loved by God, whether you obey or disobey Him.

 

You don’t have to confess your sins as every of your sins has been forgiven.

 

You must not confess your sins even when you sin. If you do, you are insulting God. Instead, when you sin, any sin, whether it is anger, envy, adultery, rape or even murder, etc, you must not confess your sins, but you must confess you are righteous in Christ in the midst of committing the sin of anger, envy, and even adultery, rape or murder.

 

You shouldn’t worry about repenting with tears and deeds as repentance is only a change of your mind.

 

You will always be in the good books of God as He will always be pleased with you, even though you may do things that are displeasing to Him.

 

You are forever in God’s favour as He will never get angry with you, punish and judge you, no matter what wrong you may commit.

 

You must not fear God as God is only interested in loving you.

 

You will never be convicted by the Holy Spirit of your sins as the Holy Spirit is there to convict you about how righteous you are.

 

You shouldn’t try to be holy as that would lead you to legalism and make you judgmental of others; just focus on the fact that God has made you righteous in Christ.

 

You will be healthy; and better still, if you partake the Holy Communion as many times a day as you take medicine as that is the secret not only to good health but also to make you young and good-looking. 

 

You have the covenantal right to be very wealthy as Abraham was, because you are the seed of Abraham.

 

You will enjoy total freedom as there is not a single law that you need to obey. You must never try to obey God’s laws as God’s laws are ‘equal’ to condemnation, and Satan will always use your obedience to God’s laws to oppress and condemn you, and bring about your death.

 

You are totally secured because you are once saved always saved the moment you say the sinner’s prayer, and you will never lose your salvation, no matter what; and even when you are living in sin till the day you die.

 

You shouldn’t focus on obeying God or Christ as that is being self-occupied and works-conscious; you should just focus on Christ’s obedience.

 

You don’t have to work for God as Christianity is effortless; your job is just to rest in God and He will do everything for you because Christianity is ‘done done done, not do do do’.

 

You won’t suffer as a Christian as Christ has already suffered for you on the cross.

 

You won’t die as a martyr as Christ has already died for you on the cross.

 

You are totally in safe hands as you won’t meet with any misfortune or tragedy because God will always protect you from every danger and sickness such as Covid-19 as no virus can come near you.

 

You don’t have to sacrifice for Christ, and if you do, you will do it out of self-effort and self-righteousness.

 

You don’t have to fast as fasting is not applicable for New Covenant believers, and fasting will make you proud and legalistic.

 

You don’t have to pay any price for discipleship that Jesus talks about as there is no such thing as costly discipleship to begin with. As the word, ‘disciple’ or ‘discipleship’ is not even found in Paul’s epistles in the first place, that’s why I (Joseph Prince) hardly talk about it.

 

You don’t have to live with the evidence of Jesus’ Lordship over your life as that would make you performance-conscious and work-obsessed. By merely saying with your mouth ‘Jesus is Lord’ is enough to prove that He is your Lord.

 

You must not obey the first and most important commandment – to love God with all your heart, mind and soul as that is under the Old Covenant; just enjoy and experience God’s love for you as that is the essence of the New Covenant.

 

You don’t have to obey the Great Commission that Jesus has commanded the Church, and that is why I (Joseph Prince) don’t preach about it at all; just focus on my (Joseph Prince) gospel of grace – it is my Grace Revolution ‘gospel’, not the Great Commission of Jesus that will convert and conquer the world.

 

After perusing the above list containing the teachings of Joseph Prince, you need to tell me honestly, is that the narrow road gospel or the broad road ‘gospel’ which Jesus talks about in Matthew 7:13-14?

 

That is undoubtedly the broad road ‘gospel’ or the Grace Revolution ‘gospel’ that Joseph Prince preaches that will lead the multitudes to destruction and hell in Matthew 7:13.

 

As opposed to Joseph Prince’s broad road ‘gospel’, Jesus always teaches the narrow and tough road gospel that leads to life as follows:

 

“Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” (Lk 9:58)

– Jesus is talking about the narrow road gospel of the uncertainty and hardship of those who wish to follow Him.

 

“Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.” (Lk 9:60)

– Jesus is teaching the narrow road gospel that responding to His call to follow Him is infinitely more important than anything else.

 

“No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” (Lk 9:62)

– Jesus is stressing the narrow road gospel that anyone who wishes to follow Him must count the cost, and if he turns back, he is unfit to enter God’s kingdom.

“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters… he cannot be My disciple.” (Lk 14:26)

– Jesus is explaining that the narrow road gospel of discipleship means that one’s love for Him must be greater than his love for his parents and siblings.  

 

“…those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.” (Lk 14:33)

– Jesus is revealing the narrow road gospel that those who are not prepared to give up everything would be disqualified from being His disciple.

 

“Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” (Lk 12:51-53)

– Jesus is communicating that the narrow road gospel would bring about division in one’s family.

 

“Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.” (Lk 13:24)

– Jesus is describing the narrow road gospel that entering God’s kingdom isn’t an easy thing, but one has to strive and agonise to enter.

 

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.” (Jn 15:18)

– Jesus is portraying the narrow road gospel that anyone who wishes to follow Him must be prepared to be hated by the world.

 

“… ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also…” (Jn 15:20)

– Jesus is showing the narrow road gospel that being a servant of Christ, one must be ready to be persecuted just as He was.

 

“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matt 5:44)

– Jesus is relating the narrow road gospel that his disciples ought to love their enemies and pray for those who persecute them.

 

“When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” (Lk 18:22)

– Jesus is depicting the narrow road gospel that one would have to acknowledge Him not just as Saviour but also as Lord by giving up everything for His sake.

 

“And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” (Lk 14:27)

– Jesus is unfolding the narrow road gospel that just as condemned criminals are made to carry the crosses upon which they would be executed, we must be willing to endure whatever trials, including death, we may face for being His disciples.

 

“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate… his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.” (Lk 14:26)

– Jesus is referring to the narrow road gospel that requires forsaking the disciples’ own lives because of their love for Him.  

 

Can you see the difference between the broad road ‘gospel’ that Joseph Prince champions and the narrow road gospel that Jesus urges? The difference between them is the difference between black and white and the difference between day and night.

 

If you are still not convinced, let me give you more examples of the difference between Jesus’ narrow road gospel and Joseph Prince’s broad road ‘gospel’:

 

Joseph Prince preaches the broad and easy road ‘gospel’ that a one-minute sinner’s prayer can gain you eternity in heaven.

Jesus preaches the narrow and difficult road gospel that one has to make every effort to enter God’s kingdom (Lk 13:24).

 

Joseph Prince preaches the broad and easy road ‘gospel’ that there is no more sin to deal with as every sin has been forgiven.

Jesus preaches the narrow and difficult road gospel that if you don’t repent of your sin, you will be severely judged, and you will perish (Lk 13:3,5; Rev 2-3).

 

Joseph Prince preaches the broad and easy road ‘gospel’ that obedience has nothing to do with being saved.

Jesus preaches the narrow and difficult road gospel that if you don’t obey and do the will of the Father, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven (Matt 7:13-14,21-23).

 

Joseph Prince preaches the broad and easy road ‘gospel’ that there are no more laws to obey.

Jesus preaches the narrow and difficult road gospel that if you are lawless, you will be barred from the kingdom of heaven (Matt 7:23).

 

Joseph Prince preaches the broad and easy road ‘gospel’ that the grace that saves is unconditional.

Jesus preaches the narrow and difficult road gospel that His grace is conditional – if one doesn’t fulfil the condition of obedience and holiness even though His grace is unmerited, one will not enter God’s kingdom and will be eternally destroyed (Matt 7:24-27; 1 Cor 6:9-10; Heb 12:14).

 

Just a comparison of the above – between the gospel of the Lord Jesus and that of Joseph Prince will quickly surface that they are not marginally different but diametrically opposed.

 

With such a vast and irreconcilable difference between the two, how can anyone still choose to believe that Joseph Prince is preaching the true gospel and Jesus of the Bible?

 

(If you wish to know the details of this previous article, “Joseph Prince is the False Prophet Jesus refers to in Matthew 7:15-16” Dated 23 Dec 2021, please click here to read.)

 

The narrow road gospel of Jesus is the same gospel that is given in the Great Commission gospel in Matthew 28:18-20. Yet, Joseph Prince is totally silent about the Great Commission gospel. Are you shocked to hear that?

 

I have checked with many Ex New Creation Church members (some with the church for 15, 18 and 20 years) and those who are currently attending New Creation Church, and none of them don’t ever remember a single time that Joseph Prince ever taught on the Jesus’ Great Commission gospel in Matthew 28:18-20 at all.

 

I have also read through the five main books he had written (‘Destined To Reign’, ‘Unmerited Favor’, ‘The Power Of Right Believing’, ‘Grace Revolution’ and ‘Live The Let-Go Life’) many times, searched the internet, and listened to plenty of his video/audios – and nothing was mentioned about the Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20).

 

Can you believe what I have just revealed?

 

This is ‘really really really’ strange!

 

This is getting ‘very very very’ fishy!

 

No true preacher of the word would ever avoid mentioning and preaching on the Great Commission. Any preacher who never mentions and preaches on the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20 ought to set the alarm bells ringing!

 

Though this issue was raised many times, I haven’t heard Joseph Prince reply a single time why he is completely silent about the Great Commission of Jesus.

 

Don’t let Joseph Prince get away this time. You must press him for an answer! Ask Joseph Prince when was the last time he taught his church on the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20? Question him on why is he so silent on this issue of the Great Commission!

 

Prince must answer this most pertinent question publicly on the pulpit. If Prince still chooses to remain silent, then it is beyond the shadow of a doubt that he has something fishy to hide.

 

Joseph Prince’s protracted silence on such a crucial topic of the Great Commission speaks volumes about His disinterest and even antagonism to our Lord’s last and most important command for the Church – the Great Commission.

 

Why such deafening silence about such a crucial topic as the Great Commission in Joseph Prince’s theology and practice if he is indeed a true teacher of God’s word?

 

The reason is Joseph Prince is not interested at all in Jesus’ agenda of winning the world through discipleship in the Great Commission gospel. He is only keen on his own agenda of saturating the world with his Grace Revolution ‘gospel’.

 

Let me tell you the real reason why he is totally silent about the Great Commission. What’s worse is that he is not just silent about the Great Commission, but he has also, in an indirect way, preached against it.

 

Prince preaches against it indirectly as he knows it would be a tall order and a suicidal move to directly and openly come against the Great Commission – a non-negotiable doctrine that is held by all evangelical churches.

 

But what Prince ‘cleverly’ does is that he preaches against the doctrine of discipleship, obedience and commandments or laws, particularly the link between them and salvation. But as you can see, discipleship, obedience and commandments or laws are all mentioned in the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20:

 

Matthew 28:18-20 NIV

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 

Do you now understand why Joseph Prince is not preaching the costly gospel of the Great Commission but his cheap Grace Revolution ‘gospel’ that promises everything but expects nothing?

 

Why is the Great Commission a costly gospel or the narrow road gospel as reflected in Matthew 7:13-14?

 

The Great Commission isn’t a cheap but a costly gospel simply because costly discipleship and Christ’s Lordship expressed by our total obedience to His commandments are both contained in it (Matt 28:18-20):

 

Matthew 28:18-20 NIV

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 

I can guarantee that if Joseph Prince truly repents and starts preaching the true and costly Jesus’ gospel in the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20 that contains costly discipleship, serious obedience and commandments or laws, the 34,000 people in his church will dwindle to a much smaller number.

 

The reason for many (not every) of these 34,000 people that are currently attending his church is due to a false, cheap and easy Grace Revolution ‘gospel’ that Prince is preaching that attracts a whole multitude of goats.

 

Anyone who believes Joseph Prince who rejects and even teaches against Jesus’ gospel in the Great Commission to be a true prophet must be out of his mind. (Matt 28:18-20)

 

Yet, there are multitudes of such mindless Christians around. And sadly, many of them include Pastors and leaders of churches. Unthinkable!

 

How can Joseph Prince claim to be a Christ-centred preacher when the most important heartbeat of Christ for the Church in the Great Commission is not even given a single mention in his teachings? (Matt 28:18-20)

 

If Joseph Prince dares to replace the Great Commission gospel with his Grace Revolution ‘gospel’, how can any pastor or believer who truly shares the heartbeat of Christ for the world stomach it and keep quiet about this violation? (Matt 28:18-20)

 

By Joseph Prince’s total silence and contemptuous neglect of the Great Commission gospel and the passionate pursuit of his Grace Revolution ‘gospel’, he is sending a clear message to Jesus that his Grace Revolution ‘gospel’ can do a much better job in reaching lost souls than the Great Commission gospel could. (Matt 28:18-20)

 

By Joseph Prince’s audacity to treat the Great Commission, the heartbeat of the King of kings and the Lord of lords with such contempt, no more convincing needs to be done on anyone that he is a false prophet and a heretic. (Matt 28:18-20)

 

But unfortunately for Joseph Prince, not only does he have Matthew 28:19-20 to worry about, he also has to contend with Acts 3:22-23. Both Matthew 28:18-20 and Acts 3:22-23 are New Covenant passages, written after the finished work of the cross.

 

Let me place Matthew 28:20 and Acts 3:22-23 one after the other:

 

Matthew 28:20 NIV

20 “and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 

Acts 3:22-23 NET

22 “Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet (Jesus) like me from among your brothers. You must obey him in everything he tells you. 23 Every person who does not obey that prophet (Jesus) will be destroyed and thus removed from the people.’”

 

George would say to Joseph Prince:

 

“Hello Joseph Prince, Acts is not in the gospels, but it is after ‘the finished work of the cross’, the holy phrase which you have constantly and craftily abused to deceive the people.

 

Why is it after ‘the finished work of the cross’ in Acts 3:22-23, that believers must still obey everything that comes from Christ, which you have a pet word to get rid of obedience – ‘legalism’

 

You thought you might have some grounds to discount Matthew 28:18-20. So, tell me, how are you going to rule out Acts 3:22-23, which happened after ‘His finished work of the cross’?”

 

Obedience to Christ’s commandments in the Great Commission in Matthew 28:20 has everything to do with salvation because if one disobeys Christ, he will be destroyed in Acts 3:23.

  

By Prince’s total silence on the Great Commission, his church would not be aware that they need “to obey everything that I (Christ) have commanded” in Matthew 28:20.

 

And if they don’t obey him in everything he (Christ) tells you, in Acts 3:22 they “will be destroyed” in Acts 3:23.

 

Hence, by preaching the Grace Revolution ‘gospel’ instead of the Great Commission gospel, Joseph Prince is putting his entire church and the millions around the world who have been deceived by his false gospel in serious danger of being destroyed by Christ on the day of judgement.

 

Would that kind of preacher be a true teacher of God’s word? Any sensible believer or Pastor would conclude that one who has come to destroy the sheep, must be a wolf in sheepskin!

 

So don’t be deceived. If you are deceived by the challenge of Joseph Prince in his Vision 2022 to preach his cheap grace and false gospel, then, you too, are leading your relatives and friends to their eternal damnation.

 

Joseph Prince, by not teaching on the Great Commission on Matthew 28:18-20, is openly defying and rebelling against Christ by not carrying out His command. This is because he disagrees with Christ’s approach to winning the world.

 

Christ’s approach to winning the world is through costly discipleship:

 

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…

and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. (Matt 28:19-20 NIV).

 

“To obey everything that Christ has commanded” is sure going to cost every disciple. But Joseph Prince preaches against costly discipleship.

 

Joseph Prince chooses to do it his way through his Grace Revolution ‘gospel’, which is nothing but easy Christianity and cheap grace – that our salvation which won’t cost us a thing only involves receiving blessings of health, wealth, prosperity and youthful and good looks from God.

 

Once you are a Christian, according to Joseph Prince’s Grace Revolution ‘gospel’, you will be very wealthy as Abraham was, and God will always protect you from COVID-19, as, in the words of Joseph Prince, ‘no virus can come near you’.  And as you know, the current COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the bankruptcy and falsity of Joseph Prince’s Health and Wealth ‘gospel’.

 

Joseph Prince is such a rebellious man that he refuses to win souls in the way Christ has directed/commanded the church to follow/obey – the Great Commission and through discipleship. He is blatantly disobeying the commandment of Christ as laid down in the Great Commission.

 

How can Joseph Prince be said to be Christ-centred when he is not even carrying out and even speaks against the heartbeat and chief agenda of Jesus in the Great Commission?

 

Joseph Prince is a brazen liar and shameless hypocrite who would portray himself as a Christ-centred preacher, and yet, disobey the most important commandment of Christ in the Great Commission that He has given to the Church. (Matt 28:18-20)

 

By deliberately disobeying the commandment of Christ in the Great Commission, what message is Joseph Prince sending to Jesus?

 

Joseph Prince is effectively saying to Jesus:

 

“Hey Jesus, if you aren’t aware, may I inform you that my Grace Revolution ‘gospel’ is a more effective strategy than your Great Commission in winning souls through discipleship. Just look at the results of my Grace Revolution strategy – 34,000 people as compared to the Great Commission strategy that is adopted by all the churches?”   

 

The Great Commission is one command of Christ that every single church in every nation of every generation has and will continue to emphasise on. No true church will dare to disobey such an important command of the Lord Jesus.

 

Joseph Prince, by his failure to carry out the Great Commission and for replacing it with his Grace Revolution, is outright rebellion and blatant disobedience to the most important command that the Lord Jesus has given the Church.

 

No one who rejects the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus can be a true prophet. This fact alone is enough for anyone to indict and nail Joseph Prince as a false prophet and a heretic!

 

If Joseph Prince is truly preaching the true gospel, he must not remain silent anymore regarding why he had not preached on the Great Commission gospel of Jesus for the last 20 years of his ministry.

 

We demand an answer from him. We expect to hear from him in his messages in the coming Sunday worship services. If Prince still chooses to remain silent, this proves that he had indeed something fishy to hide under the cover of silence – hiding what? Hiding the fact that he is against the Great Commission of Jesus, yet is afraid to come out publicly against it knowing that he may open up a can of worms that could haunt him.

 

What is worse is Joseph Prince is deceiving the Church that the Grace Revolution ‘gospel’ he is preaching is the ‘wonderful gospel of Jesus Christ’. This is what Joseph Prince said, 

 

“So I believe there’s gonna be an end-time revival. I want the church to be a church that will reach out beyond its walls. I want everyone to go online to bring this gospel of grace, this glorious gospel of grace and peace to all the four corners of the earth. He wants us to reach as many people as possible because the time is short. God’s heart is for people to hear this wonderful gospel of Jesus Christ.” 

 

Don’t be deceived! The Grace Revolution ‘gospel’ that Prince is mobilising the world to preach from 2022 is not the wonderful gospel of Jesus Christ.” The gospel of Jesus Christ is the Great Commission gospel in Matthew 28:18-20, the true gospel that Joseph Prince fights against.

 

Conclusion

 

In summary, Joseph Prince’s silent and secret rapture that provides believers an easy and fairy-tale escape from tribulation is not only false, but it will also bring about untold disasters and needless miseries to the unbelieving world.

 

Joseph Prince’s Grace Revolution ‘gospel’ that he is urging and mobilising believers to preach from 2022, is not the true gospel in Matthew 28:18-10, but the false gospel, as it is diametrically opposed to the Great Commission gospel of the Lord Jesus.

 

So don’t ever be deceived and start to preach the false gospel of Joseph Prince that cannot save. Rather, we ought to preach the true gospel of Jesus in the Great Commission that will save.

 

One is a broad road and easy gospel (Matt 7:13) that will bring in loads of goats into the church, while the other narrow road and more difficult gospel (Matt 7:14) would not bring in the crowds, but it will certainly bring in genuine converts and true disciples who will make their mark for the kingdom of God.

 

What is your focus? Quantity – false converts, or quality – true disciples! 

 

Rev George Ong 

Joseph Prince’s Teaching that Natural Disasters such as COVID-19 are only Caused by Satan & not God is a Lie (Subtitle: Is COVID-19 Caused by God or Satan?): Part 3 of 3 Parts – By Rev George Ong (Dated 3 Jan 2022)

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

 

Preface

 

Joseph Prince, by his teaching that Satan, not God, is the cause of natural disasters, such as COVID-19, would mislead believers to end up rebuking the devil instead of repenting of their sins.

 

Prince, by putting the responsibility on the devil for natural disasters, instead of God, is a ‘clever’ but deadly scheme of excusing believers for taking the responsibility to repent. (Lk 13:3,5)

 

The real motive for Joseph Prince to let God off the hook for the cause of natural disasters is not to protect God, but to get ourselves off the hook to repent of our sins.” (Lk 13:3,5)

 

This is the lethal poison of Joseph Prince’s teaching that will send unrepentant people to hell as Jesus Himself said, “If you don’t repent, you will perish.” (Lk 13:3,5)

 

Just think – if Joseph Prince attributes such ‘natural disasters’ to the devil, he is effectively fighting God and the very purpose for which He sends them.

 

The plain refusal for Joseph Prince to accept that a given earthquake or hurricane or pestilence such as COVID-19, is the work of God or allowed by Him to judge the people to get them to repent, and attribute it to the devil instead, is no simple error but a great sin.

 

When the Pharisees attributed the work of God to the work of Satan, Jesus pronounced that whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven (Matt 12:22-32, esp V31-32).

 

Introduction

 

This is Part 3 and the last of the above same topic. To have a deeper grasp of the topic, you are advised to read Part 1 and 2.

 

For those who missed Part 1, please click here to read. And those who haven’t got a chance to read Part 2, please click here.

 

The main gist of this article is to prove the Biblical principle that though natural disasters could be caused by Satan or/and the sins of humankind, God is ultimately responsible, and He cannot be left off the hook.

 

Parable of the Eagle & Crows – By Rev George Ong (Dated 30 Dec 2021)

 

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

 

In a Christmas sermon aired on YouTube on 24 December 2021, last Saturday, 5 days ago, Joseph Prince said the following; please click to view excerpts in the one-minute plus video,

 

“You know that the eagle, the eagle actually have enemies. The eagle in the sky; we think that the eagle, you know in the sky is the king of the air. But actually, the eagle have enemies. The eagle’s enemies are actually crows. And what the crows do is that the crows will come behind the eagle, sort of like, come and just be irritating; just like peck on the eagle’s wing or on his leg and from behind. And then because they are more maneuverable, they are small; where the eagle turns, they have moved away. And they fly away from the eagle. And the eagle’s enemies are always the crows coming behind them and hoping that they will drop the food that they have in their talons. And they are hoping that the eagle will just submit and just let go of everything so that they can have the food. But they are always irritating the eagle. But you know what the eagle does? The eagle does not fight back. The eagle just flies higher. Amen. The eagle flies higher. Friend, when people irritate you. There are people are just, they just hate you; they don’t like you; go higher.”

 

“And you just go higher. People criticize you, you just go higher. Amen. When people say things about you, just go higher. Hallelujah. Don’t retaliate. Don’t come down at their level. Amen. Don’t give them the favour that God has given you by acknowledging them because they want borrowed favour from you. So don’t give that. Just fly higher. Amen. Enjoy the fresh air where the crows cannot come.”

 

The context of what Joseph Prince said in the above (not shown in the video excerpt) is how the people of God ought to respond when others irritate, criticise or come against them.

 Joseph Prince’s Teaching that Natural Disasters such as COVID-19 are only Caused by Satan & not God is a Lie (Subtitle: Is COVID-19 Caused by God or Satan?): Part 2 of 3 Parts – By Rev George Ong (Dated 30 Dec 2021)

 

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

 

Preface

 

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 doesn’t Satan 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?

 

Introduction

 

This is Part 2 of the above same topic. For those who missed Part 1, please click here to read.

 

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.

Joseph Prince’s Teaching that Natural Disasters such as COVID-19 are only Caused by Satan & not God is a Lie (Subtitle: Is COVID-19 Caused by God or Satan?): Part 1 of 3 Parts – By Rev George Ong (Dated 27 Dec 2021)

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

 

(Do not forget to click to read or browse Appendix 1 for “An Exhaustive list of Scriptures Regarding Pestilences & Plagues.” See below.)

 

Preface

 

Covid-19 has indeed exposed the bankruptcy of Joseph Prince’s Prosperity Gospel or Health & Wealth Doctrine. Instead of experiencing increased wealth, believers (including unbelievers) around the world have, on the whole, suffered financially. Businesses were closed. Workers were retrenched. Incomes have dropped.

 

Many have also suffered in their health. So far, a massive figure of about 280 million people have been infected with COVID-19 and about 5.4 million have died from it.

 

Assuming that just 1 percent of those who have been affected by COVID-19 are believers, which is a very conservative estimate, this means 2.8 million believers have contracted COVID-19 and 54,000 of them have died from the same disease. That’s a humongous number.  

 

So what happens to Joseph Prince’s Health & Wealth Gospel doctrine and his guarantee that no virus can come near believers? It’s all a SCAM!

Joseph Prince is the False Prophet Jesus refers to in Matthew 7:15-16 – By Rev George Ong (Dated 23 Dec 2021)

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

 

(Don’t miss the insightful quotes of D A Carson, a well-regarded commentator in the scholarly world at the end of this article.)

 

The aim of this article is to convince readers from a contextual study and a factual comparison between the teachings of Jesus and Joseph Prince, that Prince is indeed the false prophet alluded to by Jesus in Matthew 7:15-16 & 20. 

 

Joseph Prince Makes Fun & Ridicules Jesus’ Teachings (Subtitle: Joseph Prince’s Teaching on Matthew 5:27-30 Would Lead You to Hell) – By Rev George Ong (Dated 20 Dec 2021)

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

 

In a sermon preached at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church and aired on YouTube on 18 February 2020, Joseph Prince said the following; please click to view excerpts in the one minute plus video,

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“We’ve got problems loving our neighbour, let alone our enemies.”

“The church will look like a huge amputation ward.”

“‘Oh Pastor Prince, you should have come earlier.’ Clap your stubs all together. At least, you still got your eyeball.”

 

By making those frivolous statements, what do you think Joseph Prince was up to? Prince was making fun of the Sermon on the Mount that was preached by Jesus. 

 

Joseph Prince’s Cheap Grace Vs Jesus Christ’s Costly Grace (Subtitle: Joseph Prince Implied that Jesus Lied) – By Rev George Ong (Dated 17 Dec 2021)

 

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

 

One obvious difference that stands out between the teachings of the Lord Jesus and that of Joseph Prince is that while Jesus preaches costly grace, Joseph Prince preaches cheap grace. And it is this difference that separates between what is true grace from what is false.

 

The High Price of Cheap Grace – By Peter Tsukahira (Dated 17 Dec 2021)

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

 

Rev George Ong’s Opening Comments:

 

If you listen to Peter Tsukahira’s (who is no stranger to Pastors and older Christians) short exhortation on YouTube, you will discover that what he said about cheap grace, closely resembles the law and grace teachings of Joseph Prince.

 

Please click here https://youtu.be/dBcnU8LuDlE to listen to an 8-minute YouTube video clip of what Peter Tsukahira has to say:

 

Most of what Peter Tsukahira said are transcribed here:

 

Joseph Prince Lied about Job, the Scriptures & God – By Rev George Ong (Dated 14 Dec 2021)

 

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

 

Joseph Prince, Too Embarrassed to Face His Audience? – By Rev George Ong (Dated 14 Dec 2021)

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

Strange Silence from Joseph Prince & the Church Leadership about My Accusation that Prince had Told a Lie (Subtitle: Joseph Prince is an Impenitent Liar & a Brazen Hypocrite) – By Rev George Ong (Dated 11 Dec 2021)

 

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

 

“Silence is the refuge of the cowardly to avoid trouble for speaking the truth.” (George Ong)

 

“When lies are openly paraded and truth assaulted, remaining silent is morally abhorrent.” (George Ong)

 

“In the face of the onslaught of lies and falsehoods, silence is the usual vocabulary of the morally weak.” (George Ong)

 

“Silence is not golden but grotesque especially when heretical lies are openly preached as biblical truths.” (George Ong)

 

“Silence is the symptom; the lack of moral courage is the cause.” (George Ong)

 

“When the leadership is silent at the blatant preaching of heresy, the day of spiritual decay has already set in.” (George Ong)

A Therapeutic ‘Gospel’ – By Dr Roland Chia (Dated 11 Dec 2021)

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

Martyn Lloyd-Jones Demolishes Joseph Prince’s Teaching that the Sermon on the Mount is not for the Church – By Rev George Ong (Dated 8 Dec 2021)

 

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

Joseph Prince’s Teaching On Law & Grace Is Massively Contradicted By Martyn Lloyd-Jones – By Rev George Ong (Dated 8 Dec 2021)

 

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

 

The late Martyn Lloyd-Jones is a spiritual giant that few could match. Most Pastors and many older believers would be aware that when it comes to expository preaching, Lloyd-Jones is in a league of his own.

 

Joseph Prince, too, endears Lloyd-Jones, as a great man of God. But the great irony of it all is that Lloyd Jones, whom Joseph Prince commends as a great man of God, teaches against the bulk of Joseph Prince’s grace and law teachings.

 

Are you somewhat puzzled by what I have just said? I’m sure you are. Well, I’m going to unfold this puzzle for you bit by bit.

 

Joseph Prince’s ‘Christ Became Poor to Make Us Rich’ Doctrine (2 Cor 8:9) is Debunked – By Rev George Ong (Dated 5 Dec 2021)

 

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

Joseph Prince’s Prosperity Doctrine Based on 3 John 2 is Unsound – By Rev George Ong (Dated 5 Dec 2021)

 

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

Joseph Prince Was Caught Lying Publicly – By Rev George Ong (Dated 1 Dec 2021)

(Don’t miss my message to the National Council of Churches of Singapore, NCCS, at the end of this article.)

 

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

Rev Henry Hong’s Concern Over False Teachers – By Rev George Ong (Dated 1 Dec 2021)

 

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

New Testament Scriptures Prove that Joseph Prince’s Prosperity Gospel is a Scam – By Rev George Ong (Dated 28 Nov 2021)

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

 

In a weekly sermon aired on YouTube on 24 November 2021 last Wednesday about 4 days ago, (this sermon was preached on 29 Sep 2019. Note that besides Joseph Prince’s Sunday sermons, he also has his previous sermons uploaded during mid-week on every Wednesday), Joseph Prince said the following; please click here to view excerpts in the 40-second video,

 

“Listen! Didn’t the Bible say that when you touch the word of God, his delight is in the law of the Lord and in His law does he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that bringeth forth his fruit in his season. His leaf also shall not wither; (and I believe that refers to your health.) And whatsoever he doeth shall prosper (Psa 1:2-3). So this world says ‘Oh, is a prosperity message valid? Is this prosperity? Is that prosperity?’ I read my Bible – whatever he does prospers – that’s prosperity for me. Whatever he does prospers. The Bible answers for you. Can I have a good Amen? Are you with me so far?”

 

Joseph Prince Misrepresents The Righteous Lot to Support his ‘Once Righteous Always Righteous’ Doctrine – By Rev George Ong (Dated 24 Nov 2021)

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

John, too like Jesus & Paul, Teaches a Sanctification for Salvation Doctrine that Joseph Prince Fights Against (Part 1) – By Rev George Ong (Dated 20 Nov 2021)

One of my concluding statements in this article in case you missed it:

 

“‘If someone claims, “I know God,” but doesn’t obey God’s commandments, that person is a liar…’ (1 Jn 2:4 NLT) And no liar can inherit the kingdom of God becaus