Joseph Prince falsely accuses the Lord Jesus, who is God Himself, of being a false prophet – By Rev George Ong
Joseph Prince who uses social media extensively to preach his heresies is a serial liar – Lie No 1 (Dated 26 Mar 2023)
If you have friends
who are Cabinet Ministers in the Singapore PAP Government
and Members of Parliament,
please forward this article to them.
They ought to be aware that there is a serial liar
who has ‘disguised’ himself
as a preacher of grace to preach his heresies.
Let them be the judge whether I am falsely accusing him
or that Joseph Prince is indeed a serial liar.
Not just the Christian community
but the non-Christian community needs to be warned too
that Joseph Prince’s heretical teachings
(outright lies, half-truths and truths poisoned with errors)
don’t represent the true doctrines of Christianity
and the whole counsel of God in the Bible.
We need to safeguard the welfare
of not just believers but also unbelievers
from being deceived by Joseph Prince’s grace teachings,
and from straying into his fold
and being led to their destruction.
Joseph Prince keeps accusing his critics of using social media
to contend against his heresies,
and, for that reason,
he keeps warning his church not to go into social media
for fear of being influenced,
when he himself is the biggest culprit of using it ‘big time’
through YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc,
to spread his half-truth teachings about the Bible
and his heretical lies to many countries around the world.
No one has used social media as extensively as he has,
and yet, he can criticise his critics
(who only does a small fraction of what he does, YouTube only)
for doing the same.
See the hypocrisy!
And why is a big fish like Joseph Prince
so afraid of an ikan bilis?
(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 a 4-minute video.
Lie No 1:
Joseph Prince lied when he said
that those who prophesy comfort under the Old Covenant
and those who prophesy judgement under the New Covenant
are false prophets.
Joseph Prince said in a 15-second video;
“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.”
So, Joseph Prince said that if an Old Covenant prophet prophesies comfort, he is a false prophet.
To prove that Joseph Prince is lying, let’s take a quick scan at the many Old Testament verses.
Isaiah 12:1 NIV
1 In that day you will say: “I will praise you, Lord. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me.
Isaiah 40:1-2 NIV
1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.
Isaiah 49:13 NASB
13 Shout for joy, you heavens! And rejoice, you earth! Break forth into joyful shouting, mountains! For the Lord has comforted His people And will have compassion on His afflicted.
Isaiah 51:3 NASB
3 Indeed, the Lord will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her ruins. And He will make her wilderness like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, Thanksgiving and the sound of a melody.
Isaiah 51:12 NASB
12 “I, I Myself, am He who comforts you. Who are you that you are afraid of mortal man, And of a son of man who is made like grass,
Isaiah 52:9 NASB
9 Be cheerful, shout joyfully together, You ruins of Jerusalem; For the Lord has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem.
Isaiah 57:18 NASB
18 I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will lead him and restore comfort to him and to his mourners,
Isaiah 61:2 NASB
2 To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,
Isaiah 66:11 NASB
11 So that you may nurse and be satisfied with her comforting breasts, So that you may drink fully and be delighted with her bountiful breasts.”
Isaiah 66:13 NASB
13 As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; And you will be comforted in Jerusalem.”
Jeremiah 8:18 NIV
18 You who are my Comforter in sorrow, my heart is faint within me.
Jeremiah 31:13 NASB
13 Then the virgin will rejoice in the dance, And the young men and the old together; For I will turn their mourning into joy And comfort them, and give them joy for their sorrow.
Ezekiel 14:220 NASB
22 Yet, behold, survivors will be left in it who will be brought out, both sons and daughters. Behold, they are going to come out to you, and you will see their conduct and actions; then you will be comforted for the disaster which I have brought against Jerusalem for everything which I have brought upon it.
Ezekiel 14:23 NASB
23 Then they will comfort you when you see their conduct and actions, for you will know that I have not done without reason whatever I did to it,” declares the Lord God.
Zechariah 1:13 NASB
13 And the Lord responded to the angel who was speaking with me with gracious words, comforting words.
Zechariah 1:17 NASB
17 Again, proclaim, saying, ‘This is what the Lord of armies says: “My cities will again overflow with prosperity, and the Lord will again comfort Zion and again choose Jerusalem.”’”
As you can see, Joseph Prince is blatantly lying as it isn’t true that Old Covenant prophets
only prophesy judgement and no comfort.
Though they prophesy judgement on Old Covenant people,
on other occasions, they also speak about God’s comfort on them.
By Joseph Prince’s lie that those who prophesy comfort in the Old Covenant are false prophets,
Prince has committed the revolting act of accusing the true prophets who are sent by God, such as
Prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Zechariah as false prophets.
Joseph Prince also said that if a person prophesies judgement under the New Covenant, he is a false prophet.
While it is true that the purpose of New Covenant prophecy in 1 Corinthians 14:3
is for the encouragement and comfort of believers,
this doesn’t rule out the other functions of New Covenant prophecies as well,
which includes both foretelling and forthtelling.
For example, Agabus prophesied a famine (Acts 11:28) and also about the arrest of Paul by the Jewish leaders (Acts 21:10-11).
Furthermore, there are also many prophecies of judgement in the New Covenant.
The judgement of God hasn’t been done away with in the New Covenant, as Joseph Prince falsely teaches.
Let’s scan through these New Testament verses, and they will again prove that Joseph Prince is lying:
Romans 2:2-3,5 NASB
2 And we know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who practice such things. 3 But do you suppose this, you foolish person who passes judgment on those who practice such things, and yet does them as well, that you will escape the judgment of God? 5 But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,
1 Corinthians 11:29,32 NASB
29 For the one who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not properly recognize the body. 32 But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world.
1 Thessalonians 4:6 NIV
6… The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before.
1 Timothy 5:11-12 NIV
11 As for younger widows, do not put them on such a list. For when their sensual desires overcome their dedication to Christ, they want to marry. 12 Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge.
1 Timothy 5:24 NASB
24 The sins of some people are quite evident, going before them to judgment; for others, their sins follow after.
Hebrews 2:2-3 NASB
2 For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every violation and act of disobedience received a just punishment, 3 how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard,
Hebrews 4:12 NASB
12 For the word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, even penetrating as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Hebrews 12:23 GNT
23 You have come to the joyful gathering of God’s first-born, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, who is the judge of all people…
Hebrews 10:26,27,30 NASB
26 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries. 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge His people.”
Hebrews 12:29 NASB
29 for our God is a consuming fire.
Hebrews 13:4 NASB
4 Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterers.
1 Peter 1:17 NASB
17 If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth;
1 Peter 4:5 NASB
5 but they will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
James 2:12-13 NASB
12 So speak, and so act, as those who are to be judged by the law of freedom. 13 For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.
James 3:1 NASB
1 Do not become teachers in large numbers, my brothers, since you know that we who are teachers will incur a stricter judgment.
James 4:12 NASB
12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you, judging your neighbor?
James 5:9 NASB
9 Do not complain, brothers and sisters, against one another, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.
James 5:12 NASB
12 But above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you do not fall under judgment.
From a quick skim of these verses, it clearly indicates that God still judges people in the New Covenant.
Joseph Prince is lying against the scriptures by saying that there is no judgement in the New Covenant.
Mind you, I have not even included the many verses in the gospels,
in which Jesus pronounced judgement against people and unrepentant cities (Matt 11:20-24).
I have also not included the many verses in the Book of Revelation
in which the cataclysmic judgements of God are poured out.
What we can be sure of is that
Peter prophetically pronounced God’s judgement on Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5, which resulted in their deaths.
Paul prophetically pronounced God’s judgement on a sorcerer, Elymas, in Acts 13:8-12, which resulted in his being blinded.
Jesus prophetically pronounced His impending judgements on 5 of the 7 churches in Revelation chapters 2-3, if they refused to heed His warning to repent.
These prophetic impending judgements of Jesus in Revelation were pronounced after the cross, not before it.
Jesus also prophesied about a judgement on His people and on Jerusalem in Luke 19:42-44
that resulted in the hundreds of thousands of Jews who were massacred by the Roman soldiers, which took place in AD 70:
Luke 19:42-44 NIV
42 and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace – but now it is hidden from your eyes. 43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. 44 They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”
Just like the Old Covenant, this was a manifestation of God’s judgement and wrath.
And the fulfilment of this prophecy in AD 70 about God’s judgement on His people happened under the New Covenant, and after the cross.
The cross didn’t prevent the display of God’s judgement and wrath on His people.
Hence, Joseph Prince’s teachings that after the cross, God will never show His wrath and judge the world and punish believers ever again, is exposed to be a lie.
What is repulsive is that Joseph Prince is accusing Jesus of being a false prophet
as he had stated that one who prophesies judgement (as Jesus did in Luke 19:42-44 and His prophecy came true in AD 70) in the New Covenant is a false prophet.
Furthermore, 1 Peter 4:17 categorically tells us that the judgement of God begins with the house of God:
1 Peter 4:17 NIV
17 “For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?”
Is 1 Peter 4:17 written before or after the cross?
It is after the cross.
Though it is after the cross, it is clear from the scriptures that God can still judge believers.
Regardless of whether we are believers or unbelievers, and whether we are under the Old Covenant or the New,
we all can be judged by God.
Next, Revelation doesn’t just contain prophecies of judgement against the unbelieving world
but it is also secondarily targeted at the church with the aim to warn and save her.
First, as I have already stated, Revelation records Jesus’ prophetic and impending judgements against 5 of the 7 churches to warn her to repent.
Second, the church is also warned not to take the mark of the beast.
If they do, they will come under God’s eternal judgement and wrath:
Revelation 14:9-12 NIV
9 A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, 10 they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.” 12 This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.
That is why John exhorted them that they must endure and keep the commandments of God and remain faithful to Jesus (Rev 14:12).
Third, the church is warned in Revelation 18 to come out of Babylon, which represents the system of the world, or she would also come under the same judgement as the world, and suffer the same plagues and be eternally destroyed:
Revelation 18:4 NIV
4 Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues;
Joseph Prince is always trying to deceive people into thinking that though the God of the Old Covenant judges,
because of the cross,
the God of the New Covenant can never judge and punish.
By teaching that, he is going head-on against the scriptures.
The Bible not only begins with the judgement of Adam and Eve in the Old Covenant in Genesis,
but it also ends with God’s judgement in the New Covenant in Revelation.
The Book of Revelation was written after the cross and under the New Covenant and is a book that is full of God’s judgements.
Even at the end of Revelation, God is still judging believers, not just unbelievers.
God warns that anyone who contravenes what is written in Revelation 22:18-19, the last chapter and the last few verses of Revelation,
would be severely judged:
Revelation 22:18-19 NIV
18 “I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. 19 And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.”
This warning of judgement applies only to the saved, for only a saved person will hear the words of this prophecy.
Will the unsaved take the trouble to hear or read the Book of Revelation?
Why should they?
Even if they do, they won’t understand much of what they read.
Besides, only the saved could have taken away from him his share in the tree of life and the holy city.
This warning is certainly not for the unsaved.
How could something which the unsaved do not even possess (the share in the tree of life and the holy city)
be taken away from them in the first place?
Before God could take away his share of the tree of life, he must first have had a share in it in the first place.
How could something be taken away from them if they don’t own it in the first place?
This is logic 101.
Hence, Revelation 22:18-19 is a warning to believers that they will come under God’s severe judgement
if they mess around with what is written in Revelation.
The book of Revelation was written for the church to prepare them for the persecution of the end times.
John starts with Revelation 1:11 by stating the fact that it was written to the seven churches in Asia:
Revelation 1:11 NIV
11 which said: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.”
Then John ends with Revelation 22:16 by reinforcing the idea that he was writing Revelation for the sake of the churches:
Revelation 22:16 NLT
16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this message for the churches. I am both the source of David and the heir to his throne. I am the bright morning star.”
Hence, the whole Book of Revelation was written to the church and for the church
to prepare believers to endure the end time persecution and not to take the mark of the beast and deny Christ
so as to prevent them from falling under the same judgements as the unbelievers would.
So, God has not ceased to judge whether believers are under the Old Covenant or the New.
Finally, the dreadful sin that Joseph Prince has committed is that he is not only accusing several of the Old Covenant prophets of being false prophets,
but he is also accusing the Apostles Peter, Paul and John, as well as the Lord Jesus Himself,
who spoke about God’s judgement under the New Covenant for being false prophets.
Being a false prophet is already depraving enough.
But it is even more reprehensible for a false prophet such as Joseph Prince
to accuse the true prophets of God of being false.
By far, the most appalling act of Joseph Prince is for him to accuse the Lord Jesus, who is God Himself, of being a false prophet;
as he had stated that one who prophesies judgment (as Jesus did in Luke 19:42-44 and His prophecy came true in AD 70) in the New Covenant is a false prophet.
If Joseph Prince even dares to accuse the Lord Jesus of being a false prophet,
how can he claim to love Jesus,
and how can he not be a heretic and a wolf in sheepskin?
Rev George Ong