Jeff William’s article in response to a previous article of mine and to encourage me. (Dated 21 Sep 2023)
(Jeff William’s article should have been featured last week, but for some reasons, it has to be postponed to this week.)
(This article was also sent to Rev Dr Ngoei Foong Nghian, General Secretary, National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS) office, and for the attention of the Executive Committee Members.)
On 9 Sep 2023, Jeff Williams from Canada wrote an article to encourage me (and I sincerely thank him for that),
in response to an earlier article which I wrote, dated 8 Sep 2023, titled,
Diehard followers, who are persistently devoted to Joseph Prince & Joel Osteen, prove that the Bible is true (2 Tim 4:3-5), and Joseph Prince & Joel Osteen are God’s judgement on them – By Rev George Ong (Dated 8 Sep 2023)
Here’s the article that Jeff Williams wrote:
I watched and read your entire latest article
concerning the blatant, lying false teachers:
Joseph Prince and Joel Osteen.
I agree 100% with the written Word and with you,
that the people with itching ears
who listen to, watch and/or attend
any of these wolves in sheep’s clothing, false, so-called “churches”
are completely culpable and without excuse before the Lord.
I am sure that virtually every person
who willfully and disobediently believes and lives by these wolves’ lies,
has the ability to actually read the Bible for themselves
in order to discern the truth of God’s Word,
but these rebellious people
do NOT want to read
and discern the TRUTH for THEMSELVES.
Isaiah chapter 30 and especially Isaiah 30:9-11, read in context,
is another excellent scripture for warning
and exposing the rebellious
who take counsel, but NOT counsel from God Himself:
In verse 9
these rebellious, lying people will NOT hear the Word of the LORD.
In verse 10,
these same rebellious people tell the Seers, “see not” and tell the Prophets, “Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits”.
In verse 11,
these rebels tell the true Seers and Prophets “Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.”
Is it any different today?
No, it is not,
because the scripture you quoted from 2 Timothy 4:3-5
clearly and without question
applies to those today,
who, after their own lusts, with itching ears,
will NOT put up with sound doctrine.
Many Israelites desired the Golden Calf
while Moses was with God receiving the Ten Commandments. (Exodus 32)
After “their own lusts” (same as 2 Tim 4:3-5)
these rebels had “their Spiritual Shepherd” Aaron
created “a god(s)” that would satisfy their own lusts,
their own itching ears
and 3,000 men paid with their very lives.
Yet, there were Israelites who stood their ground in the Lord
and refused to partake of this false teaching/worship.
They survived the judgement of God.
Ahab, the King of Israel
surrounded himself with 400 false prophets,
who falsely prophesied IN THE NAME OF THE LORD
concerning the upcoming battle with Syria.
Jehoshaphat, The King of Judah, requested Micaiah,
to come and prophesy if they would win the battle.
Ahab, hated Micaiah, the true Prophet of God. (1 Kings 22:8)
Ahab also hated Elijah
even though Ahab had 850 false prophets eating at his table (1 Kings 18:19).
Ahab, the Leader of Israel, the Shepherd of Israel,
hated God’s true prophets
because they spoke the truth of the words of God.
Ahab’s own lust, his own itching ears,
only wanted smooth words, words of prosperity
no matter if these words came from false prophets.
King Jehoshaphat knew
that the 400 prophets and their prophesies were false.
This is why he asked for Micaiah,
yet Jehoshaphat did not remove the high places (1 Kings 22:43)
in which the people offered and burnt incense.
The leaders/shepherds of God’s people
failed to protect the people of Israel
and the people of Judah in varying degrees.
Is it any different today?
No, it is not, according to King Solomon:
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
The “Woe” of judgement
against the Lord’s Shepherds is clear and concise (Zec 11:17; Jer 23:1).
I am fully convinced that these “Woe’s”
apply to today’s cowardly, silent Pastors and Teachers
who will NOT defend the sheep
they have been entrusted with by the Lord.
Below I have included a commentary
about “the shepherds”
from the E-sword KJV concordance
which lists numerous scriptures
proclaiming judgement on the cowardly shepherds.
Very interesting that these false shepherds
used the tithes and offerings of the people,
oppressed and destroyed people
TO ENRICH THEMSELVES! Sound familiar?
the shepherds: The shepherds of Israel, signify their kings and princes, priests and prophets; the flock, the whole of the people; the fat and wool, the tithes and offerings, taxes and imposts: these they exacted with great rigour, and even oppressed and destroyed the people to enrich themselves; but they bestowed no pains to provide for the welfare of the state, or for the souls of those entrusted to them. They knew nothing about their flock. It might be diseased, infirm, bruised, maimed, strayed, or lost, for they watched not over them. Eze 33:24; Jer 2:8; Jer 3:15; Jer 10:21; Jer 12:10; John 10:1-2; John 10:12.
Eze 34:8-10; Eze 13:19; Jer 23:1; Mic 3:1-3, Mic 3:11-12; Zep 3:3-4; Zec 11:17; Matt 24:48-51; Luke 12:42-46; Luke 20:46-47; Rom 16:18; 2 Pet 2:3.
2 Sam 5:2; Psa 78:71-72; Isa 40:11; John 21:15-17; Acts 20:26; Act 20:29; 1 Pet 5:2-4.
George, be encouraged in the Lord,
as you stand on the written Word
defending/protecting the sheep of the Lord
and expose Joseph Prince and other wolves, false apostles,
deceitful workers for what they really are (2 Cor 11:13-15).
The LORD ALWAYS vindicates those that are truly His,
be it before and/or after the coming of our Lord
and our gathering together unto Him. (2 Thess 2:1)
The Lord HAS spoken through His written Word
and IF deceived, rebellious, religious “Christian” people
following after their own lusts
choose to disobey His Word
AND choose to not sincerely repent of their sin (Matt 6, Luke 11)
let their blood be on their own heads (Rev 18:4-5).
Brother George, I strongly encourage you to continue to:
2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
As for those who refuse to listen to and obey God’s written Word in context
AND choose to follow after their own lusts,
with itching ears and sit under the false teaching of Joseph Prince
and the many other wolves in sheep clothing (Matt 7:15),
I encourage you to shake the dust of your feet and move
on according to (Matthew 10:14, Mark 6:11, Luke 9:5).
As for the silent, cowardly Shepherds/Pastors
both in Singapore and around the world,
who refuse to speak up publicly,
in order to protect the Lord’s sheep
from these false apostles, deceitful workers
masquerading as ministers of righteousness,
God Himself will hold EVERY SINGLE ONE
of these timid, fearful, man pleasing, cowardly
IF these so-called Shepherds/Pastors
cannot and will not stand
by their own free will for the Lord and His Word
when there is still “religious freedom” in some countries,
how will they ever stand
when the man of sin, the son of perdition,
the Anti-christ comes after them (2 Thess 2)
and they have the choice
of either renouncing Christ, and taking the Mark
or standing for Christ and being put to death?
Don’t you find it enlightening
the majority of these false prosperity teachers,
especially Joseph Prince,
teach that they don’t have to be concerned
about making the choice between Christ or the Anti-christ
because they will be “secretly raptured away”
before this occurs,
despite the clear teaching of 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
AND there is not one verse in the entire Bible
that speaks of a “secret rapture”.
The Apostle Paul discerned
the deadly seriousness of preaching “any other gospel”
stating that if he pleased men,
he would NOT be the servant of Christ!
The preaching of another gospel, which is no gospel at all,
is NOT THE TRUE BIBLICAL GOSPEL,
therefore, it is a lie which condemns millions upon millions
to the lake of fire, which is the second death. (Rev 19:20, 20:10, 14 & 15)
The Apostle Paul clearly understood
that it is better for those preaching another gospel,
which is no gospel at all, to be accursed (Anathema G331)
than the millions upon millions of deceived souls going to the lake of fire
because they believed in a non-Biblical lying gospel,
accepted a non-Biblical false “christ”
and received a non-Biblical false religious spirit
masquerading as the Holy Spirit (Gal 1:6-10).
As for Joseph Prince and all the rest of Satan’s ministers,
the written Word of the Lord is very clear:
2 Corinthians 11:15
Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
As it also states in Revelation 21:8
ALL LIARS, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
IF ONLY, the “sheeple” would REPENT of their own lust
and come out of these false so called “churches”. (Rev 18:4-5)
IF ONLY the timid, fearful shepherds/pastors
would REPENT of their cowardice and refusal
to protect the Lord’s sheep. (Rev 21:8)
IF ONLY Joseph Prince, Joel Osteen
and the thousands upon thousands of false, lying teachers (2 Peter 2)
would REPENT AND return ALL the money they have scammed from “the sheeple”
through their endless lies, through the dishonest practice of twisting and perverting scripture out of context, (Genesis 3),
and their non-Biblical, personally enriching, covetous teaching
concerning “tithing” which makes merchandise out of the people.
I find it exceptionally interesting
that most of these false teachers
endlessly preach/teach a “hyper grace” message:
“We no longer live under the Law”,
“no need of repentance”,
“no need to mention sin” they shout.
Joseph Prince even states that the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6)
does NOT apply to New Covenant followers of Jesus Christ
because this prayer was before the Crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ!
Therefore, once you are “Born Again”
you NEVER need to repent of your sin according to Joseph Prince.
YET, “The LAW of Tithing”,
the lust to get rich
is THE MANTRA of ALL these LAWLESS prosperity, health and wealth pimps.
These manipulative LIARS are completely lawless
except when it comes to making themselves rich.
All of a sudden, they preach/teach
an aberrant, manipulative version of “The LAW of Tithing”.
These false teachers are simply fulfilling the written Word
spoken through Peter in 2 Peter 2:
2 Peter 2:3
And through covetousness (greediness) shall they (false teachers) with feigned (fictitious, false) words make merchandise (trade) of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
We are living in the very times, the last days,
that the Apostle Paul spoke about in 2 Timothy 3.
This list details false preachers/teachers to the letter:
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors (to the Biblical Gospel, the Biblical Jesus, the Biblical Holy Spirit) heady (rash), highminded (inflated with self-conceit, prideful) lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
IF and WHEN are the self-professing followers of Jesus Christ
going to OBEY the Word of the Lord?
“From such turn away”
“Come out of her my people…”
Sadly, millions upon millions will NOT “turn away” and “come out”
because the Word of the Lord in Matthew 7:13-15 will be fulfilled:
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
The wide gate, broad way which leads to destruction (Matt 7:13)
is absolutely inseparable
from the warning Jesus gave concerning false prophets,
who wear sheep’s clothing but are inwardly ravening wolves (Matt 7:15),
who tear the sheep to pieces with their MOUTHS as they ‘murder’ them.
The false prophets/teachers in the same way,
use their MOUTHS to spiritually ‘murder’ those
who refuse to walk the narrow way
through obedience to the written Word through repentance.
George, NEVER give up, NEVER give in!!!
Jeff Williams (Canada)