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Joseph Prince declares that Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley, Charles Spurgeon, Arthur Pink, AW Tozer, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, John Stott, Gordon Fee, Derek Prince & DA Carson are false prophets – By Rev George Ong (Dated 12 July 2023)

 

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Joseph Prince’s No-Judgement & Feel-Good Teaching Refuted by Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley, Charles Spurgeon, Arthur Pink, AW Tozer, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, John Stott, Gordon Fee, Derek Prince & DA Carson – By Rev George Ong

 

My style is to contend against the teachings of Joseph Prince

 

that he delivers in his weekly sermon

 

within a week.

 

But it could not be done for Prince’s sermon

 

delivered on 2 July 2023, 2 Sundays ago.

 

as I had to first release the 3 articles

 

regarding Martin Luther, John Calvin and John Wesley,

 

vis-à-vis Joseph Prince’s teachings.

 

There is more than one article to be written

 

against Joseph Prince’s teachings

 

in his sermon on 2 July 2023.

 

Today’s article is the first.

 

Don’t miss the concluding paragraphs,

 

the 3 videos on Joseph Prince

 

and the 2-minute video on Derek Prince.

 

As in my 3 previous articles on Luther, Calvin and Wesley,

 

this article, too, is a massive job,

 

which has taken me an inordinate amount of my time.

 

But I am not complaining.

 

It is a calling that I glory in.

 

It is a task which I take upon

 

with utmost seriousness

 

and hearty cheerfulness. 

 

The following is an extract taken from Today’s Article:

 

Finally, Joseph Prince said in a 15-second video;

 

Please click here to view:

 

“It’s as much as false prophecy

 

if you are under the Old Covenant,

 

you prophesy comfort,

 

you are a false prophet.

 

Okay, any more than

 

if you are under grace (New Covenant) now,

 

you prophesy judgement, judgement, judgement, 

 

you are a false prophet.”

 

By saying,

 

“if you are under grace (New Covenant) now,

 

you prophesy judgement, judgement, judgement, 

 

you are a false prophet,”

 

Joseph Prince is declaring that

 

Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley, Charles Spurgeon,

 

Arthur Pink, AW Tozer, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, John Stott,

 

Gordon Fee, Derek Prince & DA Carson,

 

who proclaims that God still judges today,

 

under the New Covenant 

 

are false prophets.

 

Can you believe this?

 

This is the first time I have ever heard

 

a preacher declaring that

 

all these well-respected Bible teachers,

 

including Martin Luther and John Calvin,

 

the foremost of our Reformation Fathers,

 

are false prophets. 

 

This is monstrous, unthinkable and outrageous!

 

May all Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, Anglican

 

and Pentecostal Pastors in Singapore

 

rise to combat Joseph Prince,

 

who dares to call

 

the foremost of their denominational leaders:

 

Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley,

 

John Stott and Gordon Fee

 

as false prophets.

 

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

 

Please click here

 

to view the entire video.

 

In a weekly Sunday sermon aired on YouTube on 2 June 2023, 2 Sundays ago, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here to view the 40-second video:

 

“And a lot of people want to know what is God like.

 

They hear the religious teachings of God in their past

 

that portray God as a God of judgement.

 

And I do realise that the Bible

 

does teach the judgement of God

 

and it will come.

 

It will come after the rapture.

 

There’ll be a 7 years of tribulation.

 

And God will say to man,

 

‘Have your way, do what you want to do.

 

Your chance of hope is gone.’”

 

In another sermon, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here to view the 25-second video:

 

“We know what our mentality

 

become judgement mentality.

 

We looked at the world, and we started thinking,

 

‘Well, it started already.

 

God is judging the world.’

 

God is judging the world.

 

Is that true, my friend?”

 

“We cannot say God is judging America.

 

God is judging Singapore.

 

God is judging the Philippines.

 

God is judging;

 

we cannot say God is judging all this.

 

Because we are not in the day of vengeance of our God.

 

Friend, we are still under the dispensation of grace.”

 

In a teaching sermon, Derek Prince said;

 

Please click here to view the 2-minute video:

 

(Kindly note that George Ong’s comments

 

were interjected in Derek Prince’s quote.)

 

“Does your picture of Jesus include that?

 

Or you are just one of those who say,

 

‘Gentle Jesus, meek and mild’?

 

Praise God, that’s true,

 

but it’s not the whole truth;

 

there’s another side to Jesus.

 

He is the Judge

 

with eyes like a flame of fire…

 

(George Ong’s interjection:

 

In relation about what Derek Prince said in the above,

 

and with reference concerning what Joseph Prince said in his video,

 

Joseph Prince has again used his usual trademark

 

– the half-truth deception to deceive people

 

– that He is a God who judges – true,

 

but He doesn’t judge believers and unbelievers

 

in this dispensation of grace;

 

and that God will only judge the unbelieving world

 

after the Pre-tribulation rapture of the Church – false.)

 

He is the Judge

 

with eyes like a flame of fire,

 

a two-edged sword that goes out of His mouth,

 

a voice like the sound of many waters,

 

feet like bronze in a furnace.

 

And when John the revelator met Him in that capacity,

 

he fell at His feet as dead.

 

This impresses me.

 

John, who had the closest relationship

 

of all the disciples with Jesus.

 

He’d lain on His bosom at the Last Supper,

 

he’d been one of those who was there

 

when Jesus had revealed Himself on the Sea of Galilee

 

and made breakfast for them.

 

I like that, you know, just by the way.

 

I like the fact that

 

Jesus had breakfast ready for His disciples.

 

(George Ong’s interjection:

 

Like Derek Prince,

 

I, too, love the fact that

 

Jesus made breakfast for His disciples.

 

In fact, the first time that I preached on that,

 

was more than 30 years ago.

 

Such an act of grace of the Lord Jesus

 

towards His disciples

 

is so precious and moving

 

that it shouldn’t be missed.

 

Jesus, is indeed, so gracious

 

that He cared to make breakfast for His disciples.

 

But that is only half the story.

 

As Derek Prince has pointed out,

 

Jesus, who is full of grace,

 

can also be the awesome judge.)

 

But anyhow, here’s this John

 

who’s known Jesus so intimately,

 

confronted by Jesus, the Judge,

 

and he falls at His feet like one dead.

 

You know, I think something like that

 

needs to happen to the church.

 

I think the church, which has been living

 

on a buddy-buddy relationship with Jesus,

 

needs to be confronted by Jesus, the Judge.

 

And I think it wouldn’t do us any harm

 

if we fell at His feet like someone dead.

 

It would be something we need to learn.

 

(George Ong’s interjection:

 

For those who are aware,

 

Joseph Prince is indeed promoting such kind

 

of buddy-buddy relationship with Jesus.

 

But Jesus who may appear to the Church

 

as God the Judge, as He appeared to Apostle John,

 

is nowhere near the doctrinal conception of Joseph Prince,

 

simply because, to Prince,

 

Jesus cannot and will not judge us

 

in this dispensation or age of grace.)

 

I wonder if you believe

 

that God is going to judge men and women.

 

I hear very little in the contemporary church

 

about God’s judgment.

 

If we respond in repentance to His chastening,

 

we’ll be preserved.

 

If we don’t respond,

 

if we continue in a course of rebellion,

 

we’ll be judged with the world.

 

You cannot live like the world

 

without being judged with the world.

 

That’s obvious.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

If one compares the teachings

 

between that of Joseph Prince and Derek Prince

 

on God’s judgement,

 

it is the difference between day and night.

 

Joseph Prince teaches

 

that God will not judge believers

 

in this dispensation of grace,

 

whereas Derek Prince affirms

 

that God can and will judge believers

 

in this day and age.

 

Now, you mustn’t miss what Arthur Pink

 

wrote in his book, ‘Satan and his Gospel’.

 

In ‘Satan and his Gospel,’

 

Arthur W Pink wrote:

 

“The success of an illegitimate coiner (maker of counterfeit coins)

 

depends largely upon

 

how closely the counterfeit resembles the genuine article.

 

Heresy is not so much the total denial of the truth

 

as a perversion of it.

 

That is why half a lie

 

is always more dangerous than a complete repudiation.

 

Hence, when the father of lies (Satan) enters the pulpit

 

it is not his custom

 

to flatly deny the fundamental truths of Christianity,

 

rather he (Satan) does tacitly acknowledge them,

 

and then proceed to give

 

an erroneous interpretation and a false application.

 

For example: he (Satan) would not be so foolish

 

as to boldly announce his disbelief in a personal God;

 

he takes His existence for granted

 

(George Ong’s Interjection:

 

even Satan’s followers, the demons,

 

believe in the existence of the One God, James 2:19.)

 

and then gives a false description of His character.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

What Arthur Pink has masterfully written

 

about the deceptive ways of Satan and his heretics,

 

paints the exact picture

 

of how the heretic, Joseph Prince

 

goes about deceiving people.

 

Joseph Prince doesn’t you tell you the full lie

 

that God doesn’t judge at all.

 

But Prince tells you the half-truth that God judges,

 

but then he slips in the other half, which is a lie,

 

that God doesn’t judge in this dispensation of grace.

 

Joseph Prince, like Satan, doesn’t deny the fundamental truth

 

of a God who judges and tacitly acknowledges it.

 

But Prince proceeds to make a false application,

 

and gives a false description of His character,

 

that though God judges, He doesn’t judge today.

 

He never judges believers but only unbelievers

 

when all believers are raptured to heaven,

 

when Jesus returns

 

(which is the false Pre-tribulation rapture teaching, anyway).

 

Let me restate a portion of what Arthur Pink wrote:

 

“The success of an illegitimate coiner (maker of counterfeit coins)

 

depends largely upon

 

how closely the counterfeit resembles the genuine article.

 

Heresy is not so much the total denial of the truth

 

as a perversion of it.

 

That is why half a lie

 

is always more dangerous than a complete repudiation.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

This is why Joseph Prince,

 

with his hallmark of using the half-truth deception,

 

is so dangerous

 

as it has succeeded in deceiving the masses

 

– that he is preaching the Reformation or the true gospel,

 

when he isn’t.

 

Joseph Prince isn’t preaching the gospel of Christ,

 

but the gospel of Satan,

 

as Arthur Pink has described in his book, titled:

 

‘Satan and his Gospel’.

 

In ‘Satan and his Gospel,’

 

Arthur W Pink wrote:

 

“A yet more specious (false) form

 

of Satan’s gospel

 

is to move preachers to present the atoning sacrifice of Christ

 

and then tell their hearers

 

that all God requires from them

 

is to “believe” in His Son.

 

Thereby, thousands of impenitent souls

 

are deluded into thinking

 

that they have been saved.

 

But Christ said,

 

“Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).

 

To “repent” is to hate sin, to sorrow over, to turn from it.

 

It is the result of the Spirit’s

 

making the heart contrite before God.

 

None except a broken heart

 

can savingly believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

Arthur Pink has highlighted

 

another half-truth feature of Satan’s gospel

 

– an only-believe but no-repentance gospel.

 

This is precisely what Joseph Prince preaches.

 

Hence, millions have been deceived

 

by Joseph Prince’s Satan and half-truth gospel,

 

thinking that an ‘only-believe

 

without repentance’ response from them

 

can save their souls.  

 

In ‘Living as a Christian,’

 

AW Tozer wrote: 

 

“First, any false teaching

 

must begin with the wrong concept of God.

 

Nobody holding the right concept of God

 

can go far wrong in anything else.

 

And all the basic great mistakes that have been made,

 

the great fundamental errors,

 

have all rested down around concepts of God.

 

Men are not willing to let God be what He says He is.

 

They are always trying to change God

 

and trying to make Him to be other than what He is.”

 

“No, God is what He is

 

and we had better learn what God is

 

and then conform our teachings to God.”

 

“Think of the attributes of God.

 

 They all comprise the nature of one God.

 

If we eliminate or ignore any of those attributes,

 

we come away with something that is less than God.

 

For example,

 

if you take all the justice, judgment

 

and hatred of sin out of the nature of God,

 

you have nothing left but a soft God.”

 

“All these are false, inadequate conceptions of God.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

AW Tozer has said that if we eliminate or ignore

 

any of God’s attributes, such as His judgement,

 

we will come away with something

 

that is less than God.

 

And anything that is less than God is not God.

 

This is exactly what Joseph Prince does.

 

Hence, Prince who promotes the false teaching

 

of a God who doesn’t judge in the New Covenant,

 

is a false teacher.  

 

In ‘Sermons of Martin Luther Vol. 3, Sermons for Gospel Texts For Pentecost,’

 

Martin Luther said:

 

“… as St. Peter cites in his first Epistle (1 Peter 4:17), when he says:

 

“For the time is come for judgment

 

to begin at the house of God,”

 

that is, with the elect, in whom God dwells.”

 

“Therefore, St. Peter carefully discriminates and says:

 

“If judgment begins first at us, what shall be the end of them that obey not the Gospel of God?

 

And if the righteous is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and sinner appear?” 1 Peter 4:17-18.

 

This discrimination is between

 

the sufferings of the godly and of the wicked.

 

Godly and believing persons know their sins;

 

they bear all their punishment patiently,

 

and are resigned to God’s judgment

 

without the least murmur;

 

therefore, they are punished only bodily,

 

and here in time,

 

and their pain and suffering have an end.

 

Unbelievers, however, since they are not conscious of their sins and transgressions,

 

cannot bear God’s punishment patiently,

 

but they resent it and wish their life and works to go unpunished, yea, uncensored.

 

Hence, their punishment and suffering are in body and soul, here in time,

 

and last forever beyond this life.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

Martin Luther recognises that

 

both believer and unbelievers

 

can be judged by God in this life,

 

as opposed to Joseph Prince’s teaching

 

that God would not judge

 

both believers and unbelievers

 

in this dispensation of grace

 

under the New Covenant.

 

In ‘Martin Luther Basic Theological Writings, Edited by Timothy F. Lull,’

 

Martin Luther wrote:

 

“But let us proceed with John.

 

“He who believes in him,” he says, “is not judged;

 

he who does not believe is judged already,

 

because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God” [John 3:18].”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

In Luther’s theology, unbelievers are already judged

 

if they refused to believe in Jesus.

 

In a real sense, we don’t need Luther to teach us

 

what is so clearly stated in the scriptures in John 3:18.

 

Is Joseph Prince blind to what is written in John 3:18?

 

He seems to be

 

as he teaches that unbelievers (and believers)

 

are not judged by God in this dispensation of grace.

 

In ‘Works of Martin Luther Vol. 6 by Martin Luther,’

 

Martin Luther wrote:

 

“But such as remain fast in open sins,

 

such as avarice, hatred, anger, envy, usury, impurity and the like,

 

and are not resolved to cease [these things],

 

to these this [Supper] (Holy Communion)

 

is herewith refused,

 

and they are warned faithfully not to come,

 

in order that they do not fetch a judgment

 

and harm on their souls

 

as St. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 11:29.

 

Still, if someone has fallen through weakness

 

and has shown by his acts

 

that he earnestly desires to better himself,

 

this grace and communion of the Body and Blood of Christ

 

shall not be denied him.

 

In this fashion, each one must judge himself,

 

and knows how to, and how to take good heed;

 

for “God does not permit himself to be mocked,” Galatians 6:7;

 

also, He will not give the holy thing to the dogs,

 

nor permit the pearls to be thrown to swine, Matthew 7:6.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

Martin Luther teaches that if a believer

 

takes the Holy Communion unworthily and unrepentantly,

 

with many unresolved sins,

 

it could bring God’s judgement on him or her.

 

This is a teaching that Joseph Prince fights tooth and nail against,

 

as he teaches that

 

that every past, present and future sin

 

has been forgiven and judged at the cross,

 

and God can never judge believers ever again,

 

which is a grossly erroneous teaching.

 

How dare Joseph Prince contradict Martin Luther,

 

the founder of the Protestant Reformation.

 

It is not that Luther is right in everything.

 

But on this issue of God’s judgement

 

on New Covenant believers,

 

many other well-regarded teachers and commentators,

 

such as John Calvin, John Wesley, Charles Spurgeon,

 

Arthur Pink, AW Tozer, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, John Stott,

 

Gordon Fee, Derek Prince & DA Carson

 

are of the same view as Luther.

 

If all these Bible teachers contradict the view of Joseph Prince,

 

the reputation of Prince is down in the dumps.

 

In ‘Calvin’s Commentaries – Complete (Almost the Entire Bible),’

 

John Calvin wrote:

 

“… and, if it sometimes happens

 

that they (believers) are chastised

 

more severely than the ungodly,

 

neither in this is there any absurdity,

 

since God usually begins His judgment

 

at His own house. (Isaiah 10:12; 1 Peter 4:17.)”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

Joseph Prince’s feel-good teaching

 

can never accept the fact

 

that believers could be judged,

 

and judged more severely than unbelievers

 

as biblically postured by John Calvin.

 

Joseph Prince keeps on singing the wrong tune

 

that God can never judge believers for their sins again

 

after having judged them at the cross

 

– which is plainly false.

 

In ‘The Selected Works of John Calvin Vol. 3, Tracts Part 3, by John Calvin,’

 

John Calvin wrote:

 

“But why do we now bring these things to mind?

 

Is it for your confusion? Far from it.

 

It is rather to admonish you as dear fathers and brethren,

 

and first of all, admonish ourselves

 

how we may be able to avoid

 

the scourges which now chastise us,

 

and the severer scourges impending,

 

unless we repent,

 

that we may escape the dreadful judgment of God

 

– dreadful indeed to all the impenitent,

 

but especially to those who rule.

 

Those who rule, says Scripture,

 

will be severely judged.

 

We see that judgment now begins at the house of God.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

John Calvin recognises that the judgement of God

 

is to be expected for the impenitent,

 

and God’s judgement

 

could be more severe on those who are leaders.

 

Thus, Joseph Prince’s teaching

 

that God would not judge New Covenant believers,

 

is resoundingly demolished by none other than John Calvin,

 

the foremost, besides Martin Luther,

 

of the Reformation Fathers.

 

Who do you trust?

 

Joseph Prince, the crafty deceiver,

 

or John Calvin, the Reformation theologian,

 

who has written commentaries

 

for every book of the Bible, except Revelation.   

 

In ‘Selected Works of John Calvin Vol. 4, Letters 1528-1545, by John Calvin,’

 

John Calvin wrote:

 

“For in so far as it has pleased God to withdraw us out of the horrible darkness wherein we were,

 

and to enlighten us in the knowledge of the right way of salvation,

 

we are so much the more blamable

 

if we are negligent in doing our duty, as it is written,

 

“The servant knowing the will of his master,

 

and not doing it,

 

shall be severely punished.” (Luke 12)

 

So that we ought not to be astonished

 

if our Lord should visit us twofold,

 

on account of our ingratitude which is in us,

 

when we do not walk as children of the light,

 

and produce no fruit of that holy calling

 

to which he hath called us.

 

Moreover, he threatens that

 

judgment shall begin at his own house;

 

that is to say,

 

that he will correct his servants first of all. (1 Peter 4:17.)”

 

“Do you think that God can bear with such pollutions and blasphemies against his own honor?

 

St. Paul bears witness that God had sent the plague on Corinth,

 

because the Holy Supper

 

had not been so reverently treated there as it ought. (1 Corinthians 11)”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

John Calvin upholds the teaching

 

that God can judge the Church

 

under the New Covenant

 

based on two clear texts from the Bible,

 

namely, 1 Peter 4:17 and 1 Corinthians 11 (Holy Communion).

 

In ‘The Selected Works of John Calvin Vol. 3, Tracts Part 3, by John Calvin,’

 

John Calvin wrote:

 

“But God nevertheless still chastises believers.

 

I admit it.

 

But to what end?

 

Is it that he, by inflicting punishment,

 

may pay what is due to himself and his own justice?

 

Not at all; but that he (God) may humble them,

 

by striking them with a dread of his anger,

 

that he (God) may produce in them

 

an earnest feeling of repentance,

 

and render them more cautious in future.

 

But there are means by which

 

they may avert these punishments;

 

I mean, when they anticipate them of their own accord,

 

there is no reason why God

 

should as it were drag them violently.

 

When is there occasion for the rod

 

but just when voluntary correction is wanting?

 

Accordingly, the Apostle tells us

 

that those who shall have judged themselves

 

shall not be judged by the Lord. (1 Corinthians 11:31.)”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

John Calvin brought up the encouraging thought

 

that while God can judge us,

 

as He did to the Corinthians

 

as they partook of the Holy Communion, unworthily,

 

God is merciful enough to withdraw His judgement

 

if we would judge ourselves.   

 

In other words, God’s judgement is not inevitable

 

and it depends on whether we are repentant.

 

In ‘The Works of John Wesley, Volume 3, Journals, Dec 31, 1760 – Sept 13, 1773,’

 

John Wesley wrote:

 

“Sunday, 5, and for five or six days this week, the heat was as great as I remember in Georgia.

 

Tuesday, 7. Our Conference began, and ended on Friday, 10.

 

On Sunday evening I set out in the machine, and the next evening preached at Bristol.

 

Saturday, 18.

 

I gave a solemn warning

 

to a large congregation on Redcliff-Hill,

 

from those awful words,

 

“The time is come that judgment

 

must begin at the house of God.”

 

Surely it will;

 

unless a general repentance

 

prevents a general visitation.

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

Like John Calvin, John Wesley,

 

who believes that God still judges today,

 

teaches that God’s judgement could be avoided

 

if there is true repentance.

 

In ‘The Complete Works of John Wesley, Volume 12, Letters, by John Wesley,’

 

John Wesley wrote:

 

“MY DEAR BROTHER,

Near OXFORD, October 27, 1789.

 

WHEREVER the congregation increases, we have reason to hope the work of God will increase also.

 

And it is certain,

 

distress is one means

 

whereby God awakens men out of sleep.

 

You know famine is one of God’s sore judgments;

 

and the people should be strongly encouraged

 

to improve by it.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

I am always of the view

 

that natural disasters, such as famines (not every)

 

are generally, a manifestation of God’s present judgement

 

on the ungodly and sinful world.

 

It is encouraging to have John Wesley bear me out.

 

On the other hand,

 

Joseph Prince attributes all natural disasters

 

to the work of the devil,

 

as for him, God is too loving

 

to destroy unbelievers and believers in a catastrophe.

 

Then my question to Joseph Prince has always been,

 

why didn’t God stop Satan

 

for causing such massive destruction

 

to lives and properties?

 

And if He didn’t,

 

is it because God is not all-powerful? 

 

In ‘John Wesley, The man, his mission and his message, by David Malcolm Bennett,’

 

he said:

 

“When it was announced that he (Wesley) would be preaching,

 

a large body of people assembled to hear him.

 

He preached on ‘the terrors of the Lord.’

 

Wesley was never afraid

 

to preach about God’s judgement and hell.

 

This sermon shook them.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

May we follow the example of John Wesley,

 

that as much as we should preach

 

on the love and mercy of God,

 

we must also in like passion,

 

preach on the judgement and terrors of God,

 

for God is both a God of mercy and judgement.

 

In ‘Evangelical Truth by John Stott,’

 

John Stott wrote:

 

“To deny the just judgment of God

 

is a characteristic of false prophets,

 

‘who say “peace, peace”

 

when there is no peace’.

 

They are like bad builders

 

whose remedy for a flimsy wall about to collapse

 

is to apply a coat of whitewash.

 

They are like bad doctors

 

who dress a deep wound superficially,

 

as though it were not serious.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

John Stott categorically said that

 

one who denies the judgement of God

 

is a false prophet.

 

This means John Stott

 

would have no qualms

 

in calling Joseph Prince a false prophet

 

as Prince denies that God still judges today.

 

In ‘Issues Facing Christians Today by John Stott,’

 

John Stott wrote:

 

“Read Amos 1:3–2:8.

 

Examine the main reason for God’s judgement

 

on each of the nations mentioned.

 

Is God’s concern for justice

 

any less today than it was then?”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

In John Stott’s perception of God’s judgement,

 

it does not only happen in the Old Covenant,

 

but it is as relevant today under the New,

 

a teaching that Joseph Prince stubbornly denies. 

 

In ‘The Incomparable Christ by John Stott,’

 

John Stott wrote;

 

“… now, however, during his (Jesus’) earthly ministry,

 

Israel was to be given one more chance.

 

But they persisted in their rebellion.

 

So, Jesus wept over the city,

 

expressed his longing to have gathered her citizens

 

under the shelter of his wings,

 

and warned her that

 

his judgment would fall on that very generation,

 

which happened of course in AD 70 (Matt. 23:36-39).”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

John Stott brought up this fact

 

that the judgement of God against the Jews

 

fell in AD 70

 

under this current dispensation,

 

a dispensation, which Joseph Prince erroneously teaches

 

would be free of God’s judgement

 

as it is a dispensation of grace.

 

In ‘For the Love of God by DA Carson,’

 

DA Carson wrote:

 

“Third, the approach of the Lord’s Supper

 

provides an opportunity for each Christian

 

to examine himself or herself

 

before eating the bread and drinking the cup (11:27-28).”

 

“Paul warns that “anyone who eats and drinks

 

without recognizing the body of the Lord,”

 

which was offered up on the cross

 

and to which witness is borne in this rite,

 

“eats and drinks judgment on himself.”

 

How could it be otherwise?

 

To say, by participating,

 

“We remember,” and “We proclaim,”

 

while cherishing sin,

 

is to approach this table in an unworthy manner;

 

it is to sin

 

“against the body and blood of the Lord” (11:27).”

 

“… the warning itself

 

must be taken with utmost seriousness.

 

It is not a question of being good enough,

 

for no one is.

 

The only “worthy manner”

 

by which to approach this Supper

 

is contrition and faith.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

From DA Carson’s exegesis of 1 Corinthians 11,

 

it is so obvious he believes

 

that God can judge believers in this New Covenant age,

 

contradicting the doctrinal stand of Joseph Prince.

 

In ‘How Long, O Lord, Reflections on Suffering and Evil by DA Carson,’

 

DA Carson wrote:

 

(Referring to Luke 13:1-5)

 

“Jesus treats wars and natural disasters

 

not as agenda items in a discussion

 

of the mysterious ways of God,

 

but as incentives to repentance.

 

It is as if he (Jesus) is saying that God uses disaster

 

as a megaphone to call attention

 

to our guilt and destination,

 

to the imminence of his righteous judgment

 

if he sees no repentance.”

 

“But it should be clear

 

that sometimes God’s judgment falls,

 

not in supernatural display of horrifying power

 

(as with Ananias and Sapphira)…”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

DA Carson, in quoting the example of Ananias and Sapphira,

 

indicates he recognises that the judgement of God

 

can fall in the New Covenant,

 

as opposed to the view of Joseph Prince

 

that it can’t.

 

In ‘An Introduction to the New Testament by DA Carson (and 2 others,’)

 

DA Carson wrote:

 

“This model of self-control and self-denial

 

must characterize all Christians (1 Cor 9:24-27; 10:1-13).

 

The negative example of Israel

 

thus becomes directly relevant:

 

it is all too easy to begin well but not persevere,

 

and thus to fall under God’s judgment (1 Cor 10:1-13).”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

From the explanation of DA Carson

 

in 1 Corinthians 10:1-13,

 

he certainly believes

 

that there is a place for God’s judgement

 

on New Covenant believers,

 

a doctrine which Joseph Prince vehemently rejects.

 

In ‘Commentary on the New Testament,’

 

Charles Spurgeon wrote:

 

16, 17. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

 

For the time is come that judgment

 

 must begin at the house of God. (1 Pet 4:16-17)

 

“Trial and testing must begin there.

 

We must not expect to have our religion taken for granted

 

and ourselves to be saved simply upon our own warranty.

 

We must be tried

 

– “The Lord is a God of knowledge,

 

and by Him actions are weighed.”

 

“The time is come

 

that judgment must begin at the house of God.” (1 Pet 4:17)

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

Charles Spurgeon recognises this undeniable fact

 

that is anchored on the scriptures in 1 Peter 4:17,

 

that God will judge the Church

 

and judgement often begins

 

at the house of God.

 

1 Peter 4:17 is such an unambiguous text

 

that proves that God will judge the Church. 

 

But why did Joseph Prince keep missing it?

 

It is either Joseph Prince

 

pretended that the text doesn’t exist,

 

or he has deleted it from his mind.

 

In “The Eerdmans Companion to the Bible,’ Gordon D Fee, the General Editor (and another co-editor),

 

Gordon Fee published:

 

(Referring to 1 Corinthians 11:17-34)

 

“Paul chastises the Corinthian church

 

for making a mockery of the Lord’s Supper

 

by maintaining disunity

 

even in their congregational gatherings.

 

The apostle has already corrected them

 

for theological divisions (1:1 off.),

 

and now he adds an indictment

 

for practical separateness

 

in a forum meant to foster fellowship.

 

Early comers to Corinthian church meals

 

are consuming too much food and drinking till drunk,

 

without leaving enough to nourish later arrivers

 

who keep longer working hours.

 

Paul exhorts the reverent observation of the Lord’s Supper

 

– a communal commemoration of Christ’s death,

 

not a feast to satisfy the stomach.

 

He (Paul) warns that

 

approaching the Lord’s table too casually,

 

without self-examination for repentance from sins,

 

invites divine judgment on the partaker.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

Most Pastors would know

 

who Gordon Fee is and his impeccable credentials.

 

Gordon Fee is a Pentecostal scholar,

 

who is not only well respected in the Pentecostal circles, 

 

but also, among the Pastors of many denominations.

 

Most significantly, he is well regarded

 

by many fellow Bible scholars themselves.

 

And if Gordon Fee approves of the statement:

 

“He (Paul) warns that

 

approaching the Lord’s table too casually,

 

without self-examination for repentance from sins,

 

invites divine judgment on the partaker.”

 

you can almost be rest assured that he is right.

 

If Gordon Fee is right,

 

then Joseph Prince,

 

who teaches that God cannot judge believers

 

under the New Covenant

 

has to be wrong.

 

In ‘Studies in the Scriptures, Annual Volume 1945,’

 

Arthur W Pink wrote:

 

(Referring to 1 Corinthians 10:1-13)

 

““Now all these things

 

[concerning Israel’s sins in the wilderness

 

and God’s judgments upon them]

 

happened unto them for ensamples:

 

and they are written for our admonition” (1 Cor 10:11)

 

– or warning:

 

For us to take to heart, to heed, to avoid.

 

We shall meet with similar temptations,

 

and there is still the same evil nature in us as was in them,

 

and unless it be mortified,

 

the same awful fate (judgments) will overtake us.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

This is another piece of evidence

 

as pointed out by Arthur Pink

 

that if we fail to learn from the lessons of the Israelites,

 

God’s Old Covenant people

 

in 1 Corinthians 10:1-13,

 

then God’s judgement can be brought to bear on us,

 

the New Covenant people.

 

I’ve heard Joseph Prince preach on 1 Corinthians 10

 

several times before.

 

But why does he keep missing the lesson

 

as pointed out by Arthur Pink

 

that God can judge us

 

as He did to the Old Covenant Israelites?

 

The answer is – Prince knows it

 

but he just plainly refuses to acknowledge it,

 

as to protect and shore up his grace doctrine

 

is an even more important agenda

 

than preaching the Word with integrity.

 

In ‘Exposition of Chapters 2:1-3:20, The Righteous Judgment of God, Romans,’

 

Martyn Lloyd-Jones said;

 

“Another reason why it is important is that

 

if we do not realize that the judgment of God

 

is always according to truth,

 

we shall, for certain,

 

fall into the terrible sin of antinomianism,

 

which says that because we are God’s people,

 

it does not matter what we do.

 

‘Of course,’ such people say,

 

‘if we were not God’s people,

 

these things would be tremendously important.

 

But after all, I am a child of God

 

and therefore, I am right with God,

 

my salvation is assured;

 

it does not matter what I do’.

 

But this is putting the grace and the love of God

 

over against the law,

 

the justice and the righteousness of God.

 

Antinomianism!

 

It is a belief which is denounced in the New Testament,

 

and which has often wrought havoc

 

in the history of the church.

 

And people fall into that terrible pitfall

 

because they do not realize that the judgment of God

 

is always according to truth,

 

that it does not matter to God

 

whether you are His child or not,

 

if you sin against Him, it is sin,

 

and He will punish you.

 

What a terrible thing it is not to realize this!”

 

“It is no use saying,

 

‘Because I am saved, it does not matter what I do’.

 

God’s judgment is always according to truth,

 

whether you are a believer or an unbeliever.

 

Sin is sin.

 

Do you not think, in the light of all this,

 

that perhaps one of the main explanations

 

of the lifeless state of the Christian church today

 

is just this unconscious antinomianism?

 

We have become guilty of this

 

because we are forever talking about

 

‘taking it by faith’,

 

and saying we must never examine ourselves

 

and never look into ourselves.

 

We are saved and we are all right,

 

and thus, we become slack and loose in practice and in conduct,

 

forgetting that God’s judgment

 

is always according to truth.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

Martyn Lloyd-Jones has demolished

 

the false idea of Joseph Prince

 

that Christians cannot be judged.

 

Joseph Prince’s teaching

 

that God will never judge New Covenant believers,

 

even though they sin against Him

 

is categorically refuted by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

 

when he said;

 

“it does not matter to God

 

whether you are His child or not,

 

if you sin against Him, it is sin,

 

and He will punish you.

 

What a terrible thing it is not to realize this!”

 

“It is no use saying,

 

‘Because I am saved, it does not matter what I do’.

 

God’s judgment is always according to truth,

 

whether you are a believer or an unbeliever.

 

Sin is sin.”

 

In conclusion, and as we have gone through,

 

Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley,

 

Charles Spurgeon, Arthur Pink, AW Tozer,

 

Martyn Lloyd-Jones, John Stott,

 

Gordon Fee, Derek Prince & DA Carson

 

have all declared that God’s judgement

 

can fall on believers (and unbelievers)

 

under the New Covenant,

 

a teaching that Joseph Prince fights against.

 

If all these well-regarded teachers of God’s word

 

have refuted the teachings of Joseph Prince,

 

who do you trust,

 

Joseph Prince, the master deceiver,

 

or these 11 credible Bible teachers,

 

who are well respected across denominations?

 

AW Tozer has said that if we eliminate or ignore

 

any of God’s attributes, such as His judgement,

 

a sin that Joseph Prince has committed,

 

we will come away with something that is less than God.

 

And anything that is less than God is not God.

 

Hence, Joseph Prince is not preaching the true God

 

but the half-true God,

 

and the half-true God is a lie and a heresy.

 

Finally, Joseph Prince said in a 15-second video;

 

Please click here to view:

 

“It’s as much as false prophecy

 

if you are under the Old Covenant,

 

you prophesy comfort,

 

you are a false prophet.

 

Okay, any more than

 

if you are under grace (New Covenant) now,

 

you prophesy judgement, judgement, judgement, 

 

you are a false prophet.”

 

By saying,

 

“if you are under grace (New Covenant) now,

 

you prophesy judgement, judgement, judgement, 

 

you are a false prophet,”

 

Joseph Prince is declaring that

 

Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley, Charles Spurgeon,

 

Arthur Pink, AW Tozer, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, John Stott,

 

Gordon Fee, Derek Prince & DA Carson,

 

who proclaims that God still judges today,

 

under the New Covenant 

 

are false prophets.

 

Can you believe this?

 

This is the first time I have ever heard

 

a preacher declaring that

 

all these well-respected Bible teachers,

 

including Martin Luther and John Calvin,

 

the foremost of our Reformation Fathers,

 

are false prophets. 

 

This is monstrous, unthinkable and outrageous!

 

May all Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, Anglican

 

and Pentecostal Pastors in Singapore

 

rise to combat Joseph Prince,

 

who dares to call

 

the foremost of their denominational leaders:

 

Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley,

 

John Stott and Gordon Fee

 

as false prophets.

 

If you compare the tough but true Christianity

 

that God still judges today, as portrayed by

 

Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley, Charles Spurgeon,

 

Arthur Pink, AW Tozer, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, John Stott,

 

Gordon Fee, Derek Prince & DA Carson,

 

and the feel-good but false Christianity

 

that God will never judge you again,

 

as postured by Joseph Prince,

 

it is no wonder that Joseph Prince

 

can deceive millions,

 

as most carnal people

 

tend to opt for Joseph Prince’s

 

Easy Christianity and Cheap Grace,

 

but not realising that their final destiny

 

that Joseph Prince is leading them

 

is eternal destruction.

 

But these carnal millions,

 

who may find themselves in hell one day

 

can lay no blame on anyone, even on Joseph Prince.

 

They are deceived by Joseph Prince

 

only because they have chosen to be deceived.

 

Rev George Ong

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