Joseph Prince Takes Job 11:6 Out of Context to Justify his Allegory Game by Asher Chee (V80 Dated 8 Mar 2021)
Which is the Greater Threat to the Contemporary Church – Legalism or Antinomianism? – By Rev George Ong
Legalism and Antinomianism are the two deadly heresies that can destroy the church. If you do a survey on which of these two heresies are believers more familiar with, I am quite sure that most believers would say they have heard of legalism, but only a minority would be familiar with the heresy of Antinomianism.
Many believers aren’t even aware that the New Testament warns much more against Antinomianism than it does against legalism. Jesus, together with the Apostles Paul, Peter, John and James and Jude had all warned against the errors of Antinomianism.
Many are also unaware that Antinomianism remains the prevailing theology in many Protestant churches. What’s worrying is that those who have been influenced by this heresy (including pastors) aren’t even aware of it.
One clear example is the Antinomian teaching that after one has said the sinner’s prayer, his salvation is permanently assured and eternally secured. Many thought that this is Biblical, Reformation, Puritan and Evangelical Christianity when it is pure Antinomianism.
The heresy of Antinomianism has continued and survived today in many forms and especially in the teachings of Joseph Prince. Today, the leading voice for the doctrine of Antinomianism is Joseph Prince.
Of course, Joseph Prince has denied that he is an Antinomian. He has been able to hide the fact from many people that Antinomianism is the real theology he is operating from. He cannot hide anymore. By making a mere comparison between the doctrine of Antinomianism and what Joseph Prince teaches will starkly reveal his true Antinomian identity.
What is worse is that, Joseph Prince, the true-blooded Antinomian, has gone on to declare that he is preaching Luther’s doctrine shamelessly. If Luther were alive today and knowing his vigorous character, I’m sure he would grab Joseph Prince by the collar, give him a good shake-up, and demand an explanation for misrepresenting him. The reason is, Luther himself, had fought against the Antinomians of his day, who were the theological forefathers of Joseph Prince.
In Luther’s day (though Antinomianism was already present), legalism was the more potent threat than Antinomianism as works were seen as necessary for salvation. In our day, it’s the reverse – Antinomianism, which is the false grace doctrine that Joseph Prince teaches. Antinomianism is, indeed, the graver and more prevalent threat than legalism.
Unlike Luther’s day, today’s church doesn’t need to be told that their dead works of legalism can’t save them. Instead, we need to be told that our dead faith – a faith that is without works in James 2:17 and 26 in Antinomianism that is preached by Joseph Prince can’t save us.
We are now facing a different situation than what was faced by Luther and the reformers. In a day when the modern church is infected not with the works-based faith of legalism but the no-works faith of Antinomianism, we don’t need to be told that the dead works of legalism can’t save us; instead, we need to be warned that the dead faith of Antinomianism can’t save us.
But Joseph Prince has craftily set up the straw man (a strategy he frequently uses) of a church that is much afflicted with legalism for his evil excuse to push his ‘only-grace-no-works’ doctrine to the maximum crowd and at full speed.
As I’ve said, this is a deception as the emphasis on legalism or works was the issue of the Reformers but not in our day. Legalism or works-religion is the problem in Luther’s day. But licentiousness which sprouts from Antinomianism, not legalism, is the problem in our day.
So what has happened is that Joseph Prince, by pushing his ‘only-grace-no-works’ doctrine, is leading the Church to an even deeper end of the other extreme – Antinomianism.
Joseph Prince thunders that the Church has been afflicted by law or legalism, and that’s why he has to preach so much about grace. Yet, you have to answer this question honestly – is the emphasis of most churches today on law or grace, on works or faith?
Are you hearing more law-type sermons or grace-type sermons being preached in most churches today? How many sermons have you heard about hell in the last five years? How many sermons have you heard on the wrath and judgement of God against sin?
What about sermons in Luke 19:27 about Jesus as the terrible judge to be feared when He ended the parable with these words, “But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them – bring them here and kill them in front of me.”
When was the last time you heard the hell-fire sermons that preachers of the ‘John the Baptist’ type preached in your church? Have you ever heard a preacher in your church say that besides faith, obedience is an essential condition for saving faith?
Have you come across any preacher who dares to say that discipleship is necessary for salvation and that if you are not a disciple, you are not a Christian? Many don’t even know that a Christian and a disciple is the same person. One cannot be a Christian without being a disciple. And if a preacher dares to speak it at a church that invited him, that would be the last time he would be invited to preach.
Have you ever heard any preacher who has the courage to say that if Jesus is not your Lord, then the faith that you possess is a farce? Did you ever hear any preacher in the worship service say that if you don’t do the will of God, you will not enter the kingdom of God, Matthew 7:21? Did you ever remember hearing any preacher say that we are not only justified by works in James 2:24 (as works are the evidence of true faith), but we will be judged by them?
Since when have you heard a sermon on the warning of Jesus to cut you off and throw you into the fire if you don’t bear fruit and remain in Him, John 15:1-6? In your entire life as a Christian, have you heard any preacher preach on James 2:24, “You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone?”
On the contrary, we have heard the grace-type sermons so often in most churches – about
the blessings of God,
the promises of God,
the providence of God,
the protection of God,
the peace of God,
the comfort of God,
the healing of God,
the grace of God,
the love of God,
the mercy of God,
the kindness of God,
the patience of God,
the longsuffering of God,
the forgiveness of God, etc.
And especially in New Creation Church (NCC), members have been indoctrinated with the grace-glorifying and law-bashing sermons of Joseph Prince week in and week out that they are starting to get tired of them. This was told to me personally by not only many Ex-NCC members, but also those who are still attending NCC but are now seriously thinking of quitting the church.
In today’s church, members who are living in adultery are merely counselled (and those counselling sessions never seem to end), instead of telling them to repent. Churches no longer take church discipline as seriously as the apostles in the early church did. Excommunication of people from the church, a biblical doctrine that was practised in the early church, is unheard of in the modern church. And if any pastor dares to excommunicate anyone, he will be accused of being a harsh shepherd and having no love for the sheep.
If one were to be honest, the imbalance as falsely pointed out by Joseph Prince is not law over grace and legalism over Antinomianism, but grace over law and Antinomianism over legalism. The real imbalance is libertinism or licentiousness, which is the offshoot of Antinomianism over legalism.
In the current church scene, churches are bent more towards the Grace-type messages rather than the Law-type sermons. To address the imbalance, we ought to be preaching more law rather than more grace. But Joseph Prince has deceptively convinced many that the imbalance is law over grace. Hence, more Grace-type sermons are being preached in the church.
As a result, the imbalance of
grace over law,
Antinomianism (licentiousness) over legalism,
justification over sanctification,
belief over behaviour,
creed over conduct,
faith over works,
is further accentuated.
With the prevalence of licentiousness and combined with the absence of the fear of God (Joseph Prince teaches there is no place to fear God as New Covenant believers), which is the true reflection of the modern church scene, she is on her way down to the dumps.
The day will come when God and His power will leave the licentious church without her knowing it like it left the licentious Samson without him even knowing it (Judges 16:20).
Rev George Ong
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Joseph Prince Twists a Hebrew Word to Teach on his Hazon Vision Theme of the Year by Asher Chee (V78 Dated 1 Mar 2021)
What If Jesus Really Meant What He Said? – By Rev George Ong
Most of us would have been taken aback and even shocked at the words of the Lord Jesus. This is because many of His words and teachings are rather radical and hard to accept. Many, including Bible scholars and commentators, have tried to explain away the hard sayings of Jesus by the view that He didn’t really mean what He said.
But what if Jesus really meant what He said?
What if His simple and straightforward message was meant to be taken at face value that a child could understand it even though it may be hard to accept?
What if Jesus really meant what He said that the narrow road to eternal life is only for the few who would make it (Matt 7:14)?
What if Jesus meant what He said that we are to strive to enter the narrow gate and walk the narrow road of salvation that many will try to enter but couldn’t (Lk 13:24)?
What if Jesus meant what He said that the Christian life is one of reproach, persecution, suffering, and possible martyrdom (Matt 5:10; 24:9, Mk 13:13; Lk 21:17; Jn 15:19-20)?
What if Jesus meant what He said that if we do not hate our father, mother, wife, children, siblings (love Christ more than we love them) and even our own lives, and give up everything, we cannot be His disciple (Lk 14:26,33)?
Why do we hold the view that Jesus only meant some of the things He said and not others?
Almost every believer, without any hesitance, would say that Jesus meant what He said in Matthew 11:28: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest,” and Matthew 28:20: “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
But many would have problems with what Jesus said to the rich man that he had to obey the commandments of God and sell away his possessions in order to inherit eternal life (Matt 19:18-21).
They would also have problems with what Jesus said in the parable in Matthew 18:34-35: “In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”
Did Jesus really mean what he said to the rich man in Matthew 19:18-21 and us in the parable in Matthew 18:34-35? Strangely, we are not so sure that Jesus really meant those words. What if Jesus was just as serious about those words as He was with all the rest of what He said in the scriptures?
What if it were true that we would not enter heaven if we do not take the narrow road, and only a few would travel on it (Matt 7:14)?
What if it were true that we would actually be banished to hell if we do not deal with the sin of anger, which, to Jesus, is equivalent to murder (Matt 5:21-22)?
What if it were true that Jesus said Father God would not forgive us if we refuse to forgive others (Matt 18:21-35)?
What if it were true that Jesus would judge us and decide our eternal destiny based on our deeds, not just our beliefs (Matt 25)?
What if it were true that Jesus would bar those who fail to obey the Father’s will from entering the kingdom of heaven (Matt 7:21-23)?
What if it were true that what you didn’t do – the five foolish virgins who didn’t have enough oil, the servant who didn’t invest his only talent, and those who didn’t take care of the least of their brethren – can send you to hell (Matt 25:8-13, 24-30, 41-46)?
Jesus must have meant everything that He said whether those things were soothingly comforting or disturbingly discomforting.
If we are honest, it now becomes clear that the real reason we easily accept those things Jesus said is that they are soothingly comforting. But those things we find hard to accept that Jesus really meant what He said are that which are disturbingly discomforting.
What is said by Jesus that is easy or hard to accept is finally not because it is an interpretive issue due to the difficulty of a passage, but whether it impinges on our comfort zone?
Friends, we cannot allow our comfort zone to affect how we see and interpret the scriptures and determine the truth and acceptability of Jesus’ words and teachings.
If we do, we are no different from Joseph Prince, who twists and distorts the scriptures through the eyes of his cheap grace theology – thereby making his grace doctrine as the final authority and not the scriptures.
Anything of what Jesus said in the scriptures that goes along with his cheap grace doctrine, Joseph Prince readily embraces. But anything of what Jesus said in the scriptures that demands a price and represents costly grace, and does not flow with his cheap grace theology, he resoundingly rejects or ‘imaginatively’ explains it away.
Would a true teacher of God’s word selectively accept or reject the words and teachings of Jesus based on the authority of his own human grace doctrine?
Rev George Ong
George Ong’s Comments:
Asher Chee, who has a sharp and incisive mind, is proficient in Hebrew & Greek. In his testimony, he shares about Joseph Prince’s use of Hebrew & Greek to prey on the ignorance of the people to deceive. Though he was in New Creation Church for 7 years, he admitted that he wasn’t a true believer. This has largely to do with the Antinomian and Prosperity Gospel teaching of Joseph Prince that he was deeply exposed to.
Asher Chee’s Testimony:
“I was born and raised in a church-going Christian family. As such, it was the de facto assumption on everyone’s part – my parents, the church, and even myself – that I was a “Christian” in the sense of being a true believer, truly saved in Christ Jesus. However, as the Lord would direct my life, the falseness of my faith – as well as the truth that there could even be such a thing as false faith – would be revealed to me.
In 2007, my family began regularly attending New Creation Church. Joseph Prince’s unique selling point is that he knows the biblical languages, Hebrew and Greek, which earns him a lot of credibility and awe in the sight of his church and his followers around the world. Unlike Joseph Prince’s fellow Antinomian and Prosperity Gospel teachers, he is able to “prove” his teachings from the Bible in its original languages.
I was impressed at how Joseph Prince was able to wield the biblical languages in convincing his followers of his teachings, and in defending his teachings against those who disagree with him. I wondered why his teachings were not more widely accepted by other Christian leaders and teachers, if indeed they were based on the Bible in its original languages. Perhaps it was because these leaders and teachers did not know the biblical languages like Joseph Prince. Thus, I was inspired by Joseph Prince to learn Hebrew and Greek on my own, so that I might do my part in furthering his teachings among Christians on a scholarly and academic level.
However, as I learned Hebrew and Greek, I realized that many of the things he was claiming about the Bible and the biblical languages were patently false! The only reason why he sounded so compelling was because nobody was any the wiser; he was essentially preying upon the ignorance of his followers!
I also began to notice that Joseph Prince was taking Bible verses out of context to make them say whatever he wanted them to say. At first, I thought that I was just spiritually blind. I thought that it could not be the case that only I could see the truth, while everyone else was deceived.
I called together a group of my closest friends in the church and told them: “Guys, please help me! I am hearing what Pastor Prince is preaching, but it seems so contrary to what I am reading in the Bible! How is it that everyone else can see the truth of what he is preaching from the Bible, but I cannot? I must be crazy!”
I walked them through the problems which I saw in Joseph Prince’s teachings, which they valiantly defended. They later admitted that they had hated me at first for spoiling their comfortable confidence that they had finally found the ‘true Gospel’ in the teachings of Joseph Prince.
When I brought my questions to the leaders, I was warned that I should not question the teachings of Joseph Prince, since he was “anointed” by God, and everything he teaches is from God. The leaders even went behind my back and warned members of my small group not to talk to me about God and the Bible. When the small group members asked why, they were told that submitting to the leaders was submitting to God’s authority. Despite this, some of them still came and talked to me anyway, and they are still my closest friends today.
A junior pastor was even sent to confront me in front of my friends. Shortly into the conversation, however, it became obvious to all who were present that the junior pastor was grasping for straws, as his arguments were becoming more and more desperate and his reasoning was becoming increasingly dishonest and contradictory as the discussion progressed. In time, most of those who were present would leave for other more biblical churches.
In 2014, I left to study Computer Science in the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. Through a series of God-arranged circumstances, I began to see the falseness of my faith for what it was. Having been so immersed in the Antinomian and the Prosperity Gospel teaching of Joseph Prince, I had convinced myself that I loved Jesus and was pursuing God, when in reality my heart loved the world and was pursuing money and prestige. It was then that I began struggling to love God for God, and not the benefits that he can give me.
In the course of my undergraduate studies (from 2014), I also completed a certification course in Classical (Biblical) Hebrew from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as modules in Ancient Greek and Latin from the University in Southampton. In 2016, I returned to the University of Southampton and completed a Master’s degree in Jewish and Christian History. I am currently a PhD researcher at the University of Southampton, focusing on Jewish and Christian History. My research requires me to be proficient in Classical Hebrew, Ancient Greek, and Latin, so as to read ancient Jewish and Christian texts in their original languages.”
Attending Gospel Light Christian Church, Singapore
Paul Cain who Prophesied about Joseph Prince in 1992 was Exposed to be a Homosexual & Drunkard (Dated 6 Nov 2020)
On 31 Oct 2020 (last Saturday), Joseph Prince and his organisation posted the following video on Youtube, https://youtu.be/969pMKL-Z2U (Click) showing that Paul Cain had prophesied in 1992 that Joseph Prince was going to be a fiery evangelist. This was also announced and the same video shown at all their online worship services of New Creation Church, the next day on 1 Nov 2020 (last Sunday).
First, let’s assume that the prophecy was true and Joseph Prince might have started well at the beginning of his ministry. But he went wayward not long afterwards. Also, what is crucial is not what was prophesied 28 years ago even though it may be true. What is vital is what has Joseph Prince been preaching in the last 20 over years? He has clearly been preaching heresies. This is a deceptive ploy by Joseph Prince to use a prophecy that had transpired 28 years ago to give credence to what he is preaching today, even though many of his teachings are heresies that could land people in hell.
Second, according to the description of this YouTube video on 31 Oct 2020, Joseph Prince is deceptively posturing himself as the new Martin Luther, when he is actually preaching Antinomianism, a false gospel that Martin Luther fought against. See Rev George Ong’s previous related videos:
Third, Paul Cain, who prophesied about Joseph Prince in 1992, was exposed to be a homosexual and drunkard (please see the 5 weblinks below). While many believers may have committed the most heinous sins, the grace of God is all-sufficient to forgive them. There are no sins, no matter how detestable, (whether they be mass murder or child-rape) that are beyond the grace of God to forgive, but only if there is true repentance (not the false repentance and false grace that Joseph Prince preaches). After viewing the 5 weblinks, you can come to your own conclusion whether Paul Cain, had indeed, repented. Many ‘non-Charismatic’ believers may also hold the view that Paul Cain, is ultimately, a false prophet, as a false prophet could also give a semblance of a ‘true prophecy’ (or perform miracles) under the power of the evil one.
Reverend George Ong
George Ong is an engaging speaker at organisations and churches, both in Singapore and overseas.
He has been an itinerant speaker for 20 years and has preached in more than 200 churches across different denominations.
He has the unique ability to reach out to all age groups: from children, youths and adults to the elderly.
Marked by clarity, passion and a touch of humour, his messages have touched and transformed many lives.
To date, he has written one of the thickest books ever produced in the world: ‘Joseph Prince: Shepherd or Wolf?’ comprising 10 volumes in 4,800 pages.
He has also produced 56 volumes of humour books, containing 27,000 jokes in 10,300 pages, which is possibly a world record.
On a lighter note, I have also produced 56 volumes of humour books, containing more than 27,000 jokes in about 10,300 pages.
No one in my knowledge has produced as many as the same number of humour books that I had. Producing 56 humour books is definitely a Singaporean record, probably an Asian record, and possibly, a world record. I am not a guy who is crazy about breaking records. If any records are broken, it is purely incidental. I am only interested in accomplishing what God has gifted and called me to do.
It is not a joke to produce 56 volumes of humour books. No amount of words can describe the massive task and the humongous effort that went into producing the books. Enormous discipline, untiring diligence, unwavering passion, unyielding focus, dogged perseverance, and most of all, the supernatural empowerment of God, all went into making the impossible, possible. Glory to God for His strength to accomplish one of life’s most unique challenges of producing 56 humour books, which is unequalled in most parts of the world.
Though these 56 Humour Books are unique and different from each other, the goal is the same – to provide a resource for teachers, lecturers, communicators and preachers. The humour in the books can be used to spice up a point, illustrate a lesson and make learning a fun and enjoyable experience. Most of all, the books are written for those who just want a good laugh.