Yvonne Tan’s Testimony about her 20-Year Journey with New Creation Church (end 1999 to Jan 2021)
Rev George Ong’s Opening Comments:
It is indeed, heartening that Yvonne Tan, an Ex New Creation Church member, who had been with the church for 20 years, has agreed to let her testimony be featured on my website. I applaud her courage to publicly testify against Joseph Prince and his heresies.
May many more Ex New Creation Church members follow her bold example. So come forward, this is your privilege to be used by God for such a time as this. If you miss this chance, it would be to your regret.
I got to know Yvonne when she first wrote to me on 18 February 2021,
“Hi Rev George Ong, I have watched quite a few of your videos, read your articles and also some chapters of your writings on your website. I feel they are very insightful and have helped me understand better what Joseph Prince has been teaching wrongly. I have been attending New Creation Church for 20 years and grew increasingly uncomfortable with Joseph Prince’s teachings since last year. That’s when I started to want to find out more on his teachings and I chanced upon your website introduced by a friend. May the Lord continue to give you strength and courage to do what you are doing because it’s going to be so difficult to change the perspective of people listening to Joseph Prince.”
Recently in October 2021, Yvonne wrote to me again,
“Dear Rev George Ong, I just wanted to let you know that I have been using your website to reach out to my Ex New Creation Church friends to help them see the false teachings of Joseph Prince. It is a very difficult task but with your detailed articles and videos, they helped to explain many of the wrong teachings that cannot be so easily explained. The Lord bless you in what you are relentlessly doing now.”
“For me, personally, when I watched your video on Joseph Prince teachings on the narrow gate and broad way (Matt 7:13-14), I was convinced Joseph Prince is a false teacher, because even before I came to New Creation Church, I was in a traditional church, and I knew what this passage was teaching. But to hear again how Joseph Prince can twist this passage to teach about his wealth and health message, was simply the seal that convinced me he was not teaching error unknowingly, but he was teaching in a deliberate way to deceive as a clear-cut heretic.”
In wanting to find out the truth and more about Joseph Prince’s heresies, Yvonne shared with me she grew so hungry that she completed reading all 10 volumes, comprising 4,800 pages of notes on my website in 2-3 months.
One, who has been with New Creation Church for a long 20 years, ought to be intently listened to. Be blessed and be ministered deeply by her testimony as I was.
Yvonne Tan’s Testimony about Joseph Prince’s Heresies
I started attending New Creation Church (NCC) on a regular basis in 1999 when my sister invited me to join her for a service there. I was first saved when I was in my teens in a traditional church and when I attended NCC, I felt liberated by the teachings that I heard from Joseph Prince. He was a very charismatic speaker who could draw your attention easily and the sermon was usually light-hearted and entertaining. I like what I heard, and since then have continued to attend NCC as I felt this was the ‘right’ message preached instead of the usual legalistic and work-based messages I had been hearing.
In fact, I felt that Jesus’ words in John 10:10, “… I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” was what Joseph Prince was preaching – a life where God only wanted us to be blessed, to be healthy and wealthy.
For years, I felt I was so blessed by the preaching of Joseph Prince and I would buy every single book that he wrote and published as I felt that he was truly an anointed preacher from God and was the one preaching the ‘true grace’ message that God wanted us to hear.
I would also buy his CDs and would listen to them when I was driving or whenever I was free. I felt it was such a blessing to be sitting under his ministry and whatever he preaches every week, I did not doubt them and would take them as the ‘gospel truth’.
Joseph Prince often emphasizes that Faith comes by hearing and hearing of the Word. He would advise us not to listen to preachers who do not preach ‘true grace’ because we would easily go back to justify our salvation by our works, but we are to listen to his sermons. On hindsight, it was probably to boost the sales for his books and CDs. Therefore, many of the NCC members that I know usually owns many of his CDs and DVDs because we were often reminded to always listen to ‘sound doctrines’ which refer to his messages and we should constantly be hearing them in order to grow our faith.
In the later years, Joseph Prince launched his own Joseph Prince Ministries and there was a Joseph Prince app which we could download to buy all the preaching he did every week. He likes to jokingly say that he was a ‘good’ preacher whom we can listen to and I think I had spent thousands of dollars just buying many of his resources which were available. Just think, if I, as one person, had spent that much money, how much would a few thousand, out of the 34,000 people, who attend NCC spend, just to buy the same resources. This is just counting one church in NCC in Singapore. But if we were to include other churches in Singapore and the churches in the many other nations of the world, the sales of Joseph Prince’s resources is humongous! For Joseph Prince to tell the world that he is not paid by the church (what about honorarium, and if he is paid, how much per service?) becomes an irrelevant point as compared to the fat and juicy income that he reaps from such sales.
I took many things which he shared seriously because I felt he was a good shepherd that the Lord had put in my life. I followed closely what he taught. And as I reflect back now, Joseph Prince actually only has a few key messages which he kept drilling onto us. Many sermons he preached were often repeated or repackaged with a few new verses but essentially, he was just trying to bring across a few points that he has.
For example, we were often taught that we should always declare that “I am the righteousness of God in Christ”. I was like a parrot who kept repeating that phrase, feeling and thinking that I am always righteous in front of God because He only sees Jesus in my life.
We were reminded by Joseph Prince to keep declaring that even more when we are sinning because we must remember that God does not see our sins because we are covered with Jesus’s robe of righteousness. God is always pleased with us because He only sees the finished work Jesus has accomplished on the cross for us.
I have to admit that this teaching felt liberating and refreshing when I first heard it. It felt good to think that no matter what I do, it doesn’t really matter because anyway God doesn’t see the wrongs or sins I have committed but only Jesus’ finished work. In reality, it is actually such a dangerous teaching because it actually makes believers unconsciously take sins very lightly, which I did.
Along with the teaching of declaring I am the righteousness of God in Christ; Joseph Prince aligns his teachings with how the Holy Spirit comes only to convict us of righteousness and never to convict a believer his sins. He emphasizes that the Holy Spirit will never point out our faults and believers are living in defeat because they don’t understand that the Holy Spirit is only here to convict them of their righteousness in Christ!
But John 16:8, “And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement,” says that the Holy Spirit inside us helps to bring us to the realization of our sinfulness and our guilt before God.
Imagine that the Holy Spirit whom God sends to every believer will never prompt or tell a believer when he is wrong or in sin but instead will only be telling the believer to remember how righteous he is because of Jesus. That he should continue to declare his righteousness in Christ even when he is committing the sin and the Holy Spirit who is God will never convict him of his sins? Even though it was such a strange and false teaching, I believed it and did exactly that even when I sinned. How deceived I was by such evil teachings of Joseph Prince!
Joseph Prince loves to use the example or testimony of how a man who was addicted to pornography would be declaring, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ” even as he watched porn and the Holy Spirit inside him would convict him of his righteousness which is in Christ!!! And slowly but surely, this man will lose his desire to watch porn and he is delivered from his addiction through this way. This teaching is so toxic and dangerous.
In fact, Joseph Prince teaches us that all our sins, past, present and future have all been forgiven and we do not have to confess our sins in order to get forgiveness. We were taught that if we confess our sins, we negate what Jesus has done for us on the cross.
He would try to explain to us that 1 John 1:9 does not apply to us believers but it was written to the Gnostics at that time. He would also defend himself saying that he is not against confession of sins but would remind us that we should not be confessing our sins to ask for forgiveness because there is no need to. How can such teachings be from God but yet I listened and did exactly what he teaches.
As I reflect back, it is really quite an irony why I would actually believe what he taught when it is very clear that the book of 1 John didn’t have chapters and verses then but was one whole letter written to the church at that time. Why would John be addressing the Gnostics at one point and suddenly address the believers the next in the same letter?
I was also taught that many of Jesus’ teachings in the gospels are not relevant and non-binding for us believers because these were words spoken before Jesus went to the cross. Joseph Prince would tell us that we are New Covenant believers and many of Jesus’ teachings while He was on earth were meant for the Jews at that time and not for us. Therefore, Joseph Prince hardly preached anything about Jesus’ teachings while He was in Ministry during His three years on earth, including Jesus’ core teachings on discipleship and the cost of it.
In my 20 years in NCC, I have also never heard him preach the beatitudes or even the all-important topic of the Great Commission which was essentially Jesus’ command for every church and believer in every generation. How can Joseph Prince claim to be Christ-centred when he dares to neglect the most important command of the Lord Jesus?
Even important doctrines like the doctrine of Sanctification and repentance have been twisted and changed by Joseph Prince. He always preaches that repentance is only a change of mind but it is so clear from the Scriptures that repentance is a change of heart and mind, turning away from our sins and turning to God.
In New Creation Church, there were never any teachings by Joseph Prince on Sanctification and how it refers to a believer’s growth in holiness. We are all works in progress until the day we reach heaven, so this growth will continue with the help of the Holy Spirit that changes our character from the inside out. But sadly, all these teachings were never mentioned by him.
Joseph Prince will always protect himself by saying, “Who says I’m against Sanctification?” But if he isn’t against Sanctification, why is he not preaching this doctrine to us? In my 20 years in NCC, I’ve never heard even one sermon on Sanctification.
As I read the Bible for myself and even as I study the Sermon on the Mount, it is clear that Jesus’s teachings are addressed to all believers. There are so many contradictions about Joseph Prince’s teachings that we can actually pick out just from the Sermon of the Mount.
Jesus taught us the beatitudes which was the true blessings that God wants us to experience (Matt 5:3-12). Jesus did not teach us that the true blessings of God are our health and our wealth. In fact, Jesus clearly tells us that in Matthew 6:19, “Do not lay up for yourself treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth not rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.”
Joseph Prince likes to teach his prosperity gospel with the use of Bible characters in the Old Testament like Abraham, Joseph and Solomon. He would remind us that they were prosperous and so blessed by God. He conveniently uses these characters to support his health and wealth messages.
He would also often boast about how he is preaching the true grace message of the Apostle Paul. But what is ironical is that Paul’s life and ministry contradict rather than support Joseph Prince’s Health and Wealth gospel.
Don’t we all know how Paul, a New Covenant believer, died as a martyr and how all of Jesus’ disciples were also martyred except for John. Yet, Joseph Prince can bring himself to teach that we, as New Covenant believers, will never be martyred for the sake of Christ. What a stark contradiction!
Shouldn’t Paul who was the one that Joseph Prince always says is preaching the true grace message be blessed by God with riches and prosperity? Yet, Paul was not a wealthy man at all. In fact, he was rather poor. He had nothing when died. He owned only a cloak, some scrolls and parchments which he instructed his disciple Timothy to bring to him when he was in prison.
Surely the Apostle Paul had more faith than anyone of us. But yet he lived a hard life, going about making disciples for Christ. When you think about it, everything about the prosperity gospel just doesn’t gel about how God wants only believers blessed, healthy and wealthy.
God is concerned for us that we should not be pursuing worldly riches or material things but we should be pursuing God’s kingdom. 1 John 2:15 states, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
For the years that I sat under Joseph Prince’s ministry, my own covetousness grew unconsciously as he often tells us that God wants us to be prosperous (in terms of being wealthy) and we need to have the faith to believe. God can bless us abundantly what we ask for. A promotion, a new house or car if we have the faith to believe.
We are taught to ask boldly and to ask for big things because we serve a “big” God. Therefore, every year, we are told to write down 3 wishes that we want God to answer for the year. I never think that by doing so I have actually reduced the Jesus I worship to a “Jesus’ in a bottle.
It is only when the scales fell off from my eyes that I see that even though Jesus has told us that as we ask, we will receive, when we seek, we will find and when we knock the door will be opened. It is also clear that God answers our prayers when it is asked accordingly to His will. 1 John 5:14 writes, “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”
But because of the false teachings we believed from Joseph Prince, many times I find myself selfishly asking for blessings which was for me, myself and I in terms of wealth and health.
During the 20 years I spent in NCC, from being a Christian who was fervent to serve the Lord, I was contented and happy to become just another ‘Sunday’ Christian. As Joseph Prince’s teachings was always about resting in the Lord and God’s grace and not needing to do anything, I became ‘lazy’ and felt that I should not be work-conscious.
Therefore, it is no wonder that NCC appeals to many, because it is really so easy and effortless. There is no discipleship in NCC, no Bible courses or seminars to attend, no prayer meetings and even on actual days like Christmas and Good Fridays, there were no service available to attend. The church does not believe in these ‘works’ and any attempt to do any ‘works’ were considered to be legalistic and work-based.
The care groups in NCC were also very disappointing. It was always just another meeting where most will be parroting what Joseph Prince says. Many like to quote, “Oh Pastor Prince says this, or Pastor Prince says that.” It was always a meeting where we tried to expound on the sermons that was preached by him.
I had attended 4 different care groups during my days in NCC and it was the same throughout. I did not gain anything from the care group, not spiritually and I was not bearing any fruits. It always became a drag to go to care group after a while and I believed many NCC members felt the same because I have seen how people come and go in the care group constantly. Friends whom I made from care group echoed my sentiments and found no growth and purpose in attending those care group meetings. Thus, many usually slowly just dropped out from care group and was happy to just attend service on Sunday.
As I grew increasingly disappointed and disheartened with the care group, I was also getting very uncomfortable with Joseph Prince’s repetitive and constant teachings on the law. He was preaching so much on how the Ten Commandments do not apply to us anymore and why we cannot try to balance law and grace.
I believe it was the Holy Spirit inside me that prompted me to start to find out more about what Joseph Prince was preaching on the law being obsolete and how the law only condemns. It was at this time that a friend sent me an article written by Rev George Ong on his website.
To be frank, when I first read Rev George Ong’s article and saw that he has put up this whole website just targeting the false teachings of Joseph Prince, I felt that this person is so judgemental. Why is he, who is a shepherd, not preaching his own sermons but instead devoting all his time and effort to point out all the errors or wrong teachings of Joseph Prince.
But I want to thank God for Rev George Ong, his relentless efforts in studying what was wrong with Joseph Prince’s teachings and writing 10 volumes of books and making all those videos which point out all the teachings that were wrong in Joseph Prince.
I have finished reading all 10 volumes of his books comprising 4,800 pages and watched many of his videos on his website. It was truly helpful and my spiritual blindness to Joseph Prince’s heresies was finally removed.
We really need to have spiritual discernment to know what are sound doctrines and what are not. We need to read the Bible for ourselves and not let any preacher interpret it for us. Yes, they are teachers of the Word but we cannot be lazy and not read the Word for ourselves.
I believe the reason why I started having doubts of Joseph Prince’s teachings was also because a few of us who were in NCC then began to do some Bible studies together. We read the books in the Bible for ourselves. It was also then that we found many things that we read in the Scriptures did not align with what Joseph Prince was preaching.
One important aspect which stood out for me as I studied the Book of James with my friends was how James wrote in James 1:2. “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” The Book of James talks about how believers ought to deal with suffering and trials.
In my 20 years with NCC, Joseph Prince never preached on sufferings and trials. We were made to believe that as New Covenant believers, we do not have to suffer or go through trials if we believe so and have enough faith.
Therefore, whenever we go through sufferings or trials, many of us do not know how to deal with them and feel disappointed with God when things do not go our way or when God does not answer our prayers.
Matthew 7:15 warns, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”
I never thought I would ever be sitting under a false teacher, such as Joseph Prince, and always think that Jesus’ warning sounds very remote for me. Surely, I would have the spiritual discernment to know who are the false prophets or pick out false teachings if I ever heard one.
Yet for 20 years, I thought I was hearing God’s Word preached by Joseph Prince, week after week. It was like I was so spiritually blinded and many friends I knew from NCC who came from all walks of life thought they were hearing God’s Word being revealed by Joseph Prince and never doubted him. I do believe there are certain dark spiritual forces and powers that Joseph Prince wields over his listeners, and this is what that keeps me and the rest spiritually blinded from seeing the truth.
Of course, Joseph Prince loves to boast about how big NCC has grown through the years, and if it is not God who is behind this growth, how could this have happened. I used to nod and agree when I heard this and felt reassured that I am definitely planted in the right church.
But 2 Peter 2:2 clearly writes, “And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.” God knows what will happen and has already foretold to us why the followers of false teachers will be great in numbers. Therefore, one important lesson I have learnt is never to judge how right a church is with God simply by looking at its size.
Mark 13:22 writes, “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Yes, it is clearly stated that false teachers can also do wonders and miracles and it is no wonder that every week in NCC, we hear testimonies of how believers are healed or delivered.
It was a very painful journey for me to come to the full realisation that Joseph Prince is a heretic and a false teacher.
My family and I had trusted and respected him for 20 years and proudly declared to our family and friends that Joseph Prince was our Pastor and shepherd.
There were many emotions that I went through during this journey of discovery and to come to a point where I finally muster up the courage to say that Joseph Prince is a false teacher, a heretic, who has been leading me astray is very difficult.
I spent many nights reading the Bible and articles to find out the truth for answers to many of the teachings from Joseph Prince that I have held dearly in my heart and which were so ingrained in me.
If you are reading this testimony, may the grace of God be upon you to find out more for yourself and I pray that you will see the truth that God wants to reveal to you. Once, you see the truth, and if you happen to attend NCC, I ‘beg’ you to run from Joseph Prince the heretic, to avoid being doomed to your eternal destruction.
Finally, in the light of my painful discovery about the heretical teachings of Joseph Prince, I begin to wonder why is the spiritual leadership in Singapore so silent about publicly warning the sheep about it?
Is the fact that Joseph Prince is a heretic not obvious to them? Were what I’ve highlighted in my testimony about the many false teachings of Joseph Prince not enough to convince them? And what I’ve highlighted are not even exhaustive, and the many more of Joseph Prince’s false teachings can be found in Rev George Ong’s website. Are they aware of Rev George Ong’s website and have they even bothered to read a portion of his resources in the first place?
This is important because as I have shared, reading all 10 volumes in the 4,800 pages of his notes and viewing many of his videos on his website had played a big and crucial part in the removal of my spiritual blindness and in totally convincing me that Joseph Prince is a heretic.
Do the rest in NCC, and others in the many churches in Singapore who are influenced by Joseph Prince’s teachings, need to take 20 years, like me, to finally discover that Joseph Prince is a wolf in sheepskin? I sincerely hope not. I have not even taken into account the emotional trauma and pain that I went through to finally discover what I had sincerely believed to be true for all these 20 years, had all turned out to be false. All my 20 years may not have been wasted if the spiritual leadership in Singapore would have made this clear about the heretical teachings of Joseph Prince at the outset.
But what if I didn’t make this discovery that Joseph Prince is a wolf in sheepskin. I would be damned as to embrace the teachings of a false prophet such as Joseph Prince, is to end up in the same dark destiny as he would.
It’s time for the spiritual leadership of Singapore to cease its silence. It’s time for them to take responsibility to warn every sheep in Singapore and the other nations about the heretic, Joseph Prince, as their eternal destiny hangs in the balance.
Dear Rev Dr Ngoei Foong Nghian (General Secretary of NCCS),
(AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL CHURCHES AND CHRISTIAN LEADERS)
“Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.” (Jude 1-3).
How true and pressing are these words in our current time. Perverting the grace of God into a license for immoral living is an old devil. That devilish teaching has reared its head again in our days in the form of the so-called “hyper grace.” I prefer to use the term that Bro. George Ong uses, “pseudo grace” for that is actually what this unscriptural doctrine really is.
I am writing this out of concern and not of any personal grudge as I do not know Joseph Prince nor have I ever even seen him personally. But as the apostle Paul names the false teachers in his Pastoral Epistles (e.g. Hymenaeus and Philetus – 2 Timothy 2:17), I feel we must also be daring to call a spade a spade. I have listened to 30 plus of his sermons to see if his teaching is false as I have heard many say that and my conclusion is yes, false and dangerous.
1. Cherry picking – in his sermons Joseph Prince will use Old Testament passages and always “explaining” them in such a way to fit his doctrines. But when other Old Testament passages are quoted to confront his teachings, his response is “that is the Old Testament.” In fact, I have heard him say this a few times. He goes to the Old Testament when it suits him but rejects it when it is problematic for him. He is not sure of his hermeneutics it seems. Such a person should not be speaking authoritatively when he dilly dallies like this. It amazes me, doesn’t his devotees see this?
2. Blatant twisting of scriptures – this is becoming the hall mark of Joseph Prince’s teaching. What is simple and straight forward is twisted to suit his doctrines. What is so difficult about passages such as 1 John 1:9? Any new convert can read this verse and understand it. But no, not for the members of this group. Joseph Prince has to work hard by inserting ideas not found in the passage to twist it to mean what it does not mean. In hermeneutics we learn “when the plain sense of the text makes common sense, seek no other sense.” Otherwise, you end up with nonsense, which is what the members of this group are being fed. If only the members of NCC were to pick up hermeneutics and apply it when they read their Bible, most of them would have known the blatant errors in Prince’s “interpretation” and would have confronted him for an explanation or on seeing that this is his norm would have left knowing that they are not being taught the truth of the scriptures.
3. Pseudo-Greek knowledge – it is ok to refer to the Hebrew or Greek words as all Bible teachers do when needed. I do it too. But simply looking at the root word is not the same as knowing the Biblical languages. One cannot simply choose a word from the semantic range and apply as one likes without keeping in line with the context. I am so glad to see that Bro. Asher has risen up to expose Prince’s misinterpreting the Greek (as well as the Hebrew). Surely there are many out there who do know the Biblical languages and are aware of Prince’s mishandling of the Biblical words but sadly why hasn’t anyone come forward to expose Prince’s errors. Once again, kudos to Bro. Asher who is boldly exposing these mishandlings of the Biblical words.
4. Rejecting New Testament Scriptures – I can understand when one says such and such a passage from the Old Testament is not binding on Christians but to make the same claim on New Testament books shows the extent one would go to protect his doctrines. I know that proper hermeneutics must be used in the Gospels but to make a blanket claim that the teachings of Jesus before the cross is not for us is unbelievable. Most of the teachings of Jesus were before the cross and to claim that one is a follower of Jesus but will not follow His teachings is ludicrous. The Lord commissioned His apostles to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20) is still applicable. What was commanded to the apostles are to be taught to us. Almost all that the Lord commanded His disciples were before the cross.
I can go on and talk about his frequent claims of God speaking to him to justify and to self-authenticate his sermons. But the few points I have raised are sufficient to show that this (Joseph Prince) is no Bible teacher. He may have started well but has certainly swerved away from the right path and is taking thousands with him on his slippery slope. My main concern is the mindset that one may have if one adheres to this false grace teaching. Prince never once says that you can go and sin. But if you listen to his messages continuously the idea one will get is, its ok to live in sin, in fact, don’t even call it sin anymore. If a non-Christian lives sexually immoral it is a sin but if you are a Christian, it is ok? Even the world will laugh if one was to say that what the world calls sin is no longer sin for a Christian.
A pastor once shared with me about a couple (not from NCC) who were devout and active in church but somehow came under the influence of the “hyper-grace” teaching, the same heresy that Prince is promoting. This couple now are both having affairs and don’t see anything wrong with it because God had already forgiven them and their immoral living is no sin at all. Reminds of Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 5:1-6 – “It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father’s wife. And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning and have put out of your fellowship the man who has been doing this? For my part, even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit. As one who is present with you in this way, I have already passed judgment in the name of our Lord Jesus on the one who has been doing this. So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present, hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh] so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord. Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough?”
What would Joseph Prince do with such a passage? What would Joseph Prince do if this couple were in his church? Many leaders warn their church about wolves in sheep’s clothing and about false teachers. But what do you do when one appears? Be silent so as not to get into problems and just let the many be misled? Time to call a spade a spade. At least be vocal about the teaching that is damning the souls of thousands.
Dear Rev Dr Ngoei Foong Nghian (General Secretary of NCCS),
I’ve been a Christian for 40 years and have been exposed to the teachings of many denominations. I’m just a nobody but with a passion for God’s truth.
Over the 40 years, I had attended many Christian seminars, conferences, Bible Study classes and had read and studied a few hundred Christian books.
I had also attended Joseph Prince’s health and wealth hyper-grace conference in Malaysia. I had read 2 of Joseph Prince’s books (‘Destined To Reign’ & ‘Unmerited Favor’) and other hyper-grace books by different authors, such as ‘The Naked Gospel’ by Andrew Farley.
I also read the writings of those who wrote against the hyper-grace teachings of Joseph Prince. In particular, I had read through 100 percent of Rev George Ong’s 4,800 pages of notes and also viewed 100 percent of all the 129 videos that he had put up on his website. You may think I’m exaggerating. No, I’m not. I am speaking the truth.
With all that I’ve read and studied, and most importantly, with the Bible and God-given conscience as my guide, I strongly concluded that the health and wealth and hyper-grace teachings of Joseph Prince are not only obviously false but they can also lead believers to become worldly and what is worse is, they are spiritually destructive.
The teachings of Joseph Prince have twisted Bible truths so badly, that to me, they are only suitable for people ‘who have gone crazy’. I do not mince my words.
To keep it short and simple, let me list below some of the Bible teachings spoken by Jesus and the apostles:
– repent and sin no more
– sins are to be confessed to be forgiven
– If you continue to sin unrepentantly, no power or sacrifices will be able to save you
– make every effort to enter through the narrow door (salvation)
– one who does the will of God will enter the Kingdom of heaven
– faith without works is dead, useless and cannot save
– God’s law is with us until heaven and earth pass away
Are these teachings applied to Christians and the people Jesus and the apostles spoke to for only once? Definitely not! These teachings are spiritual guiding principles to be applied to all Christians at all times – past, present and future. The Bible is full of spiritual guiding verses. Read and study them for yourself.
But Joseph Prince teaches against all that I have listed. He doesn’t teach the Bible in an honest and objective way. He picks and chooses only those teachings that appeal to him but those teachings that contradict his Grace Doctrine, he either keeps silent on them by not teaching them or he speaks openly against them.
The Great Commission is one clear example. I’ve learnt from Rev George Ong that Joseph Prince doesn’t touch on this topic even once in his teaching and preaching to his congregation for the last 20 over years of his ministry.
How can a true Bible teacher, which Joseph Prince claims himself to be, not teach on the Great Commission? The Great Commission is Jesus’ command for every church in every nation and generation to be obeyed. Any person who dares to leave this out of his doctrine is clearly a heretic.
I also learnt that Joseph Prince did something far worse. He replaced the Great Commission, which is the true gospel with his Grace Revolution message, which is the false gospel.
It is a false gospel because it contains many half-truths (like just believing and no repenting, and only believing and no obeying). Half-truths which distort the gospel is no different from heresies. It is not the true gospel that convicts people of sin but it is a cheap gospel that makes people feel good. Preaching half-truths and cheap grace can never be associated with a true teacher of God’s word.
Therefore, I pray that NCCS will make the right spiritual decision that is good for the spiritual wellbeing of all Christians not only in Singapore but also the world. More importantly, it must be based on the truth of God’s word.
But if NCCS should ever declare Joseph Prince as not a heretic, and for their decision to be credible, it must be able to defend against all the important and clear evidence that Rev George Ong has produced and marshalled in his website.
I can speak confidently and with conviction because, as I have said, I have read through 100 percent of the 4,800 pages of notes and viewed 100 percent of his 129 videos on his website, and they make very sound and strong biblical sense to me. This isn’t just my opinion but that of almost all who had written their Open Letters to NCCS and many others who had written articles in his website.
A special contribution of Rev George Ong to the analysis of Joseph Prince’s heresies is that not only does he cover Joseph Prince’s books but he has also covered many excerpts of his sermons captured on videos.
This is important as Joseph Prince’s heresies are not just seen in what he has written in his books, but also what he has uttered from his mouths in his videos. It is Joseph Prince’s sermons captured on his videos that many of his heresies are uttered, and these heresies may not be captured in his books.
Hence, any decision by NCCS, must give weight to the heresies that Rev George Ong has surfaced in Joseph Prince’s videos.
If NCCS does not take this into consideration, and if they should ever declare Joseph Prince as not a heretic, their decision cannot be accepted as the major evidence to the issue has been left out either deliberately or inadvertently.
Lastly, it is very important to know who we are worshipping. We are to worship the true God in spirit and in truth. False teachers, such as Joseph Prince, who leads believers astray to worship another god and another Jesus, will be punished greatly.
Attending Calvary Church, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dear Rev Dr Ngoei Foong Nghian (General Secretary of NCCS),
I’m a Malaysian and I live in Miri, Sarawak. I attend Borneo Evangelical Church (BEM).
I am writing to you as a concerned member of the body of Christ because of the huge numbers of people, especially Christians in Malaysia (my beloved country), who are influenced by the hyper grace teachings of Joseph Prince.
I don’t have any personal issues with Joseph Prince. My main issue of contention is about his twisted teachings and the harm they have done to the millions of lives who are heading for eternal destruction in hell.
I, too, was once impressed and influenced by his ‘sweet’ and ‘feel good’ teachings about health, healing, prosperity, wealth, long life, success, etc. But thank God that He through the Holy Spirit had convicted me that many of Joseph Prince’s teachings are nothing more than heresies.
While it is not wrong for believers to enjoy the blessings of health and wealth, it becomes sorely wrong for Joseph Prince to teach that every Christian is expected to be very wealthy and every Christian will always enjoy perfect health.
Those who are not wealthy will start to dream to be wealthy. Those who are already wealthy will work to becoming very wealthy. And you know what is going to happen. Soon greed will take hold of their lives and the result would be horrendous. Paul warned that covetousness for wealth can even lead one to their eternal ruin and destruction (1 Tim 6:9-10).
Regarding perfect health, those who find themselves sickly will soon feel condemned for not experiencing the good heath that Joseph Prince promises and this could lead to self-guilt that could devastate them psychologically and spiritually. Mind you, these are what would happen to those who embrace Joseph Prince’s teachings.
Rev George Ong had done an excellent job in detailing all the heresies of Joseph Prince on his website. I myself, have read through almost 100 percent of his 4,800 pages of notes and viewed about 50 percent of the 129 videos on his website. After perusing these resources, and comparing with what the word of God says, I can confidently say that Joseph Prince is 100 percent a heretic.
Before NCCS makes a decision, they would need to take into account these resources in Rev George Ong’s website. It is not just my opinion but also the opinion of many others that Rev George Ong’s website contains excellent and exhaustive resources about Joseph Prince’s teachings.
If NCCS fails to take into serious consideration what is written in Rev George Ong’s website and eventually declares Joseph Prince as not a heretic, this only proves that they have already made up their minds regardless of the facts. Such a decision will definitely cause an uproar to arise from the ground. I, myself, for one, will not take this lying down.
I believe there are thousands of Malaysian Christians who are influenced and are now living under the bondage of Joseph Prince’s false teachings. This is evident in conversations and social media postings. Needless to say, millions, all around the world, are watching his sermons on YouTube.
While NCCS cannot be held responsible for how each Christian would respond to Joseph Prince’s teachings, they, as the top leadership of Singapore, are responsible to keep heretics, such as Joseph Prince, out of the Church.
Because they have not performed their basic responsibility of expelling Joseph Prince, the unrepentant heretic, today, not just Singapore, but also Malaysia and the rest of the world have to cope with such heresies that have permeated the churches.
This is the reason why I cannot keep silent anymore. This is why I am taking courage, as Rev George Ong and others have done, to write to NCCS to oust Joseph Prince and his church from NCCS. It is their duty and power to do so.
I’m saddened to read about NCCS’ first reply to Rev David Liew of the Methodist Church of Singapore, suggesting him to work through his denominational leadership. Is the NCCS, after reading my letter, going to suggest to me to refer to BEM leadership for action?
You mean NCCS is not the one who should be responsible for such a decision? What are those in the NCCS for? – to decide on such crucial issues. If NCCS cannot do what is right and defend the truth, why continue to sit in NCCS?
Rev George and many others have done their part to highlight to the Christian public about the menace of Joseph Prince’s heresies.
Now, in comradeship together with them, I ask that you make the right decision to act against Joseph Prince, who has been teaching heresies for the last 20 years and leading the multitudes of souls to hell.
I am still praying that you will take courage and finally stand for the truth. While you may or may not be able to stop Joseph Prince from preaching his heresies, but as long as you didn’t warn him and deal with his heresies, his blood and the blood of millions of souls he has led astray will be on your hands (Ezekiel 33:1-4, 8-9; Ezekiel 3:18).
Yours in Christ,
Attending BEM Pelita, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
Dear Rev Dr Ngoei Foong Nghian (General Secretary of NCCS),
I am Wilson Kwan, and I worship at Faith Methodist Church. I was more Atheistic when I was younger until the Good LORD revealed Himself through sciences, logic, history and finally Scripture, and with that backdrop, I have since dedicated myself to serve Him in evangelism and apologetics.
I worship the Good LORD with my mind and it will be easy for me to quote scriptures about how Joseph Prince twists God’s Words to suit his misinterpretation of the Gospel and ‘widens’ the gates of hell, leading many to destruction.
The heresies that Prince preaches are so many that we can publish a book called “Answering Prince, a Scriptural response” to debunk his teachings.
However, after much prayerful consideration, I am not presenting that work to you today.
If you want to know in detail, Rev George Ong’s website has more than ample resources to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Joseph Prince’s teachings are not in line with the sound and core teachings of our Lord Jesus. Any teachings that deviate from that of our Lord Jesus must clearly be from a heretic. There’s never any doubt in my mind, from what Rev George Ong has written on his website, and from my own study of the scriptures, that Joseph Prince is indeed, a heretic and a wolf in sheepskin.
Instead, the Good Lord impressed upon my heart to go another approach, I am going to appeal to NCCS, using my testimony of what I have observed of the fruits of Joseph Prince. I am going to share four short stories of my interaction with four New Creation Church (NCC) believers.
Person One – The believer with the new interpretation of the Gospel
Person One believes that we are saved once we profess to believe in Jesus and our works are not going to bring us any closer to heaven (technically not wrong), but here’s where he is mistaken – we do not need to observe the moral law since Jesus has forgiven all our sins in the past, present and future.
When confronted with Scripture – you have to repent of your sins in order for the Saving Grace to take effect, he claims that:
(1) Repentance in Greek is nothing more than a “Change of Mind” (quoting Joseph Prince), to not to focus on your sins but look to Jesus for salvation. (Which we know, it is more than that, it is a Change of Mind to recognise what we do is wrong, also a Change of Heart to refrain and surrender it to God for His forgiveness, much like Psalm 51:17 – “My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart”).
(2) The way that traditional churches look at repentance is an old way; this is the new interpretation and revelation of repentance given by God to Joseph Prince.
Person Two – The believer who believes that what God said before the Cross is not applicable
Person Two believes this – The Old Testament has little value at all other than to show how God gave the law and how we failed to comply, so Jesus came to fulfil the Law and we are free. And this takes effect when Jesus died on the Cross and what Jesus taught before the Cross are fulfilled as part of the Old Covenant, hence, they have no value for New Covenant believers.
I confronted her with the scripture where Paul wrote in 1 Timothy 6:3, “the sound teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ”, and I asked her what has Joseph Prince to say about that?
She didn’t really answer the question but repeated her claims of what she learned from Joseph Prince – all the discipleship teachings of Jesus such as, “You must deny yourself”, “You must carry the cross daily” and “You must give up everything for my sake to be my disciple” are no longer applicable to New Covenant believers since they were said before the cross.
Person Three – The believer who believes confession of sin is wrong
Person Three believes that we are to confess our righteousness and not our sins, that is according to one of the sermons by Joseph Prince.
When confronted with 1 John 1:9, he showed me a Prince’s website (Now taken down, but the Google search result showed the once existence of this article, I still keep a pdf copy around) – essentially, 1 John 1 was not written for the Congregation but to the Gnostic, because unlike 2 John, this did not begin with a greeting to the Congregation until 1 John 2 – when it began with “My little Children”, so 1 John 1 was for Gnostics and 1 John 2 was for the Congregation.
This sounded logical at first glance until I showed my friend that the division of chapters in the Bible didn’t occur until after thirteenth century, so the whole epistle was one long letter without division into chapters. But despite that revelation, he still believes in Joseph Prince.
Person Four – The believer who refuse to listen to reason, who does not read Scripture but only the voice and writings of Joseph Prince.
Person Four is someone who does not read the Bible but professes to be a Christian (to be fair, not uncommon). And when I learned that she came from NCC, I asked her, did Scripture not tell us to be like the Berean Jews, examine every Spirit to see if they come from God, the response shocked me – “I just read Joseph Prince’s daily devotions, they are enough.”
And when I asked her, “Why don’t you go and read the Scriptures and test what Joseph Prince said to be true?”
Her response is – “I don’t have the capacity to analyse the scriptures, I believe in Joseph Prince.”
My response was, “What if I can show you Joseph Prince is wrong in some key doctrinal issues and I can quote scriptures to prove it.”
Her response was – “You can quote scriptures, Joseph Prince also can quote scriptures, I don’t want to know which is right and which is wrong. I believe in Joseph Prince because it works for me.”
These are just four stories out of the many that I have met and I have yet to meet one single person who is strong spiritually and scripturally and still worships in NCC.
To be fair, we can also observe such believers outside of NCC, but the concentration of such misguided believers seems unusually high among the NCC congregation; it doesn’t take a theology professor to deduce that some teachings within NCC are fundamentally contradicting the core discipleship teachings of Jesus which the Historic Church has continued to embrace and teach.
As we can see from the above NCC believers, whose beliefs are consistent with what Prince teaches, it will be wrong for us, not to declare such teachings as heresies and this self-proclaimed prophet (on multiple occasions, he claimed to have predicted Covid-19 amongst others) as a heretic.
Finally, one of the most common questions about false prophets: why did God allow Joseph Prince, the false prophet to come into the fore?
My response will be this, “God allowed false prophets to do two things:
(1) To test the people whether they would rather live in lies that are pleasant or to embrace the Truth which may be unpleasant (e.g. Isaiah 30:10) and
(2) to test the leaders in the church, whether are they going to stand with the LORD like Prophet Isaiah, Ezekiel or Jeremiah, rebuking such false prophets fearing no retribution from the world; or doing nothing against false prophets and even protecting them, and suffer retribution from the LORD.
As for me, I stand with the Truth of God’s Word, which is why I cannot let this go unmentioned. This is why I’m writing this letter to NCCS.
I urge NCCS to prayerfully consider removing NCC from the list of Christian Churches. The Council needs to openly rebuke the evil that is at hand so that people will know that is not the way of a true Church of Christ and the leader of NCC, Joseph Prince, is leading many astray with his heresies and to their eternal ruin.
Attending Faith Methodist Church, Singapore
4 Malaysians’ Open Letters (Click), “As He is, so are we in this world” debunked (Click), JP Twisted Jesus’ Words in Rev Chs 2-3 & Jn 15:2 (Click), Covid-19 Discredits JP’s Health & Wealth Gospel (Click), JP Twisted Jesus’ Words in Matt 13:44 & Rev 2:4 (Click), Abuse of Unity (Click), JP preaches a different Jesus (Click), Stroke & Bleeding in the Brain Testimonies (Click), 2 Open Letters (Both Malaysians) to NCCS (Click), Dr Roland & Rev George’s articles on the most serious of JP’s heresies (Click), 3 Open Letters to NCCS (Click), Joseph Prince Lies Against Jesus… (Click), Pastors’ Commendations for George’s Preaching Ministry (Click), 4 Open Letters to National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS) Dated 22 Sep 2021 (Click), 5 Open Letters to National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS) (Click), Open Letter to National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS) by Rev David Liew & Article by Rev George Ong (Don’t miss the last part of my article that NCCS must act against Joseph Prince!) (Click), JP’s Teaching leads to Hell (Click), David Pawson’s Burden for S’pore (Don’t miss the end part of my article – something serious that involves a Bishop from the National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS) (Click), Open Letter to S’pore Church Leadership (Click), Silence is not an Option (Click), Dated 29 Aug 2021 (Click), Joseph Prince: Double Talker (Click), 830 Rapture Testimonies (Click), Dated 22 Aug 2021 (Click), Joseph Prince Lies (Click), George’s Rap on Covid-19 (Click), Dated 2 Aug 2021 (Click), 56 Humour Books: Comments by Bishops, Principals, etc (Click), George’s Humour Talk in 65 Schools (Click), George’s Hilarious Humour (Click), George’s Fun Songs (Click), Joseph Prince & Hyflux Fiasco (Click), Kong Hee & Joseph Prince (Click), $2.8 million Toto Lottery (Click), Dated 8 Mar 2021 (Click), Dated 1 Mar 2021 (Click), Dated 23 Feb 2021 (Click), Judge Not (Click), Dated 2 Feb 2021 (Click), Poem (Click), Paul was Consumed with Threat of Wolves (Click), Dated 20 Jan 2021 (Click), Neglected Half (Click), Paul Cain & Joseph Prince (Click)
Read the Compelling Testimonies of Ex New Creation Church Members (Joseph Prince’s Church):
Dr Chris Kang, Singapore: Dated 8 Oct 2021 (Click), Dated 22 Sep 2021 (Click), Dated 13 Sep 2021 (Click), Dated 29 Aug 2021 (Click), Dated 19 Aug 2021 (Click), Dated 6 Aug 2021 (Click), Dated 23 Jul 2021 (Click) & Dated 15 Jul 2021 (Click)
Dr Roland Chia, Lecturer at Trinity Theological College, Singapore: Dated 5 Oct 2021 (Click), Dated 11 Sep 2021 (Click), Dated 14 Aug 2021 (Click), Dated 11 Jul 2021 (Click), Dated 6 June 2021 (Click), Dated 5 May 2021 (Click), Dated 9 Apr 2021 (Click), Dated 5 Mar 2021 (Click), Dated 9 Feb 2021 (Click), Dated 14 Jan 2021 (Click) & 1 Dec 2020 (Click)
“As He is, so are we in this world”, Teaching of Joseph Prince is Debunked – by Rev George Ong (Dated 16 Oct 2021)
(Don’t ever miss the last and final point of this article.)
One of the most well-known teachings of Joseph Prince is found in 1 John 4:17 (NKJV), “As He is, so are we in this world.”
Joseph Prince Twisted Jesus’ Words In Revelation Chapters 2-3 & John 15:2 – By Rev George Ong (Dated 16 Oct 2021)
Joseph Prince Twisted Jesus’ Words in Matthew 13:44 & Revelation 2:4 – By Rev George Ong (Dated 14 Oct 2021)
I’m beginning a series of articles to show how Joseph Prince twisted and added to the words and teachings of Jesus. Joseph Prince claims that he is preaching Jesus. Yet, he twisted and added to Jesus’s words and teachings many times. Why? So as to make those teachings of Jesus which contradict his, to conform to his own teachings.
Imagine, even the teachings of Jesus, who is God Himself, has to conform to his teachings! This means he is not preaching the Jesus of the Bible but his own (counterfeit) version of Jesus.
Someone who dares to twist the words and teachings of Jesus is tantamount to believing and preaching another Jesus that is not of the Bible. Someone who preaches another Jesus is undeniably a heretic (2 Cor 11:4)!
Here is the first in a series.
“The Road Less Travelled” or “Radical Faith” – By Rev George Ong
(Don't miss Rev George Ong's 2 testimonies of being healed of stroke and bleeding in the brain, blood clots, blurred & double vision)
Asher Chee’s video, “Joseph Prince Twists Proverbs 23:7 to Teach his Health and Wealth Gospel”
Beatrice Ch’ng & Pastor Dr Albert Chia’s (both Malaysians) Open Letters to National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS)
Dr Chris Kang & Wilfred Yeo’s scholarly essay which aims to show that the Jesus of Joseph Prince is not the Jesus of historic Christian Faith
Joseph Prince Twists Proverbs 23:7 to Teach His Health and Wealth Gospel by Asher Chee (V129 Dated 8 Oct 2021)(Errata: "Dr Wilfred Yeo" in the video introduction should read "Wilfred Yeo.")
HERESY? YES, HERESY – By Dr Chris Kang & Wilfred Yeo
This essay aims to show that the Jesus of Joseph Prince is not the Jesus of historic Christian faith. Put another way, we argue that Prince proclaims a Christ that is not fully human nor fully divine, with a confusion of human and divine substances in the body of Jesus in Mary’s womb. As such, this cannot be the Christ asserted and proclaimed in historic Christian creeds and confessions. For the person of Christ is a core fundamental doctrine upon which the entire faith is built, a doctrine over which church fathers and leaders have contended vigorously through the ages against heretical teachings of the same.
Dr Roland Chia & Rev George Ong’s Articles Focussing on the Most Toxic & Serious of Joseph Prince’s Heresies (Dated 5 Oct 2021)
When Dr Roland Chia submitted his article to me focussing on Joseph Prince’s claim that all of Jesus’ teachings in the gospels before the cross are no longer binding on New Covenant believers, I had also already begun penning down my notes on the same topic to be featured. This is more than just a coincidence. Both Dr Roland Chia’s article and mine which are featured on this website are definitely guided by the Lord for such a time as this.
Though both articles are on the same topic, they are not a repetition but reinforcement of each other. They approach the same issue from slightly different angles.
In my opinion, this heresy of Joseph Prince is the most toxic and serious of them all. So be sure not to miss reading them.
Joseph Prince ‘Wipes Out’ Christ’s Teachings in the Gospels – By Rev George Ong
Not Meant for Christians?!! – By Dr Roland Chia
NCCS’ Second Letter to Rev David Liew, Rev George Ong’s Open Letter to NCCS, 3 Open Letters by Benjamin Yeo, Eva Kane, Daniel Khoo to NCCS (Dated 22 Sep 2021)
5 Open Letters to NCCS by Dr Simon Chong, BG (Ret) Andrew Tan, Tan Siew Poh & Andrew Tan & National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS) Reply to Rev David Liew’s Letter & Rev George Ong’s Open Letter to NCCS (Dated 19 Sep 2021)
(don’t miss the last part of my article – that the National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS) must act against Joseph Prince!)& Article by Rev George Ong, “Joseph Prince’s No-Repentance Gospel Will Make You Perish!” (Dated 15 Sep 2021)
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.