Joseph Prince should apologise to the late Joseph Chean, the latter is genuine, the former a fake – By Glenn Fong & Lindsay Lim (both were Ex New Creation Church members) Dated 28 Nov 2023

 

(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.)

 

Glenn Fong, an Ex New Creation Church member for 15 years

 

quoted what Joseph Prince wrote under Meditate Devotional:

 

You can also click on the link below to read:

 

https://www.josephprince.com/meditate-devo/is-there-no-suffering-for-the-believer

 

“Is There No Suffering for the Believer?

 

For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake. Philippians 1:29

 

Is there no suffering in the body of Christ today?

 

My dear reader, none of the protection truths found in God’s Word negates the fact that we are called and given the privilege to suffer persecution for His name’s sake as the apostle Paul states in today’s scripture.

 

Furthermore, Paul tells his protégé, Timothy, “Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (2 Tim. 3:12 NLT).

 

Jesus Himself said that those who follow Him will be persecuted for His name’s sake (Matt. 10:22).

 

Be clear that this persecution doesn’t involve terminal illnesses, tragic accidents, or premature death.

 

But Pastor Prince, wasn’t Job a righteous man who experienced terrible suffering?

 

I have preached a full message on Job and it is not the focus here to cover the full spectrum of Job’s suffering. (You can find this audio message in your Joseph Prince app library as a free sermon.)

 

For now, I want you to see that what happened to Job is not something that will happen to you who are IN CHRIST today.

 

You see, one of Job’s complaints was this:

 

“If only there were a mediator between us, someone who could bring us together” (Job 9:33 NLT).

 

Now, read these powerful words spoken by Elihu in Job 33:23-24, which describes this mediator:

 

“If there is a messenger for him, a mediator, one among a thousand, to show man His uprightness, then He is gracious to him, and says, ‘Deliver him from going down to the Pit; I have found a ransom.’”

 

Elihu’s description of a mediator foreshadows what 1 Timothy 2:5-6 tells us,

 

“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”

 

Job experienced his sufferings because he didn’t have a mediator.

 

But today, you and I do – in the person of our Lord Jesus, who died at the cross to atone for our sins and made us righteous before God. He became our ransom (the Hebrew word for ransom comes from the root word kaphar, which means “to make an atonement”).

 

Beloved, the atoning blood of Christ has canceled all the legal rights that the enemy had against you and your family.

 

When you receive all that His perfect sacrifice at the cross has accomplished for you, you don’t have to live afraid that you will be like Job.

 

Unlike Job, you have a mediator – Christ Jesus.

 

In Him you can look forward to a future full of His promises, blessings, and protection (Ps. 23:6)!”

 

Glenn Fong’s comments:

 

Joseph Prince wrote:

 

“Be clear that this persecution doesn’t involve terminal illnesses, tragic accidents, or premature death.”

 

First of all, Joseph Prince seemed to be leading his followers to think that persecution

 

does not lead to accidents and calamities, such as terminal illnesses, tragic accidents, or premature death.

 

But if we just think about it, what has persecution got to do with terminal illnesses, tragic accidents, or premature death?

 

The base point of his argument does not make sense at all!

 

Secondly, even if we divorce his logic from his conclusion,

 

so what happens when believers suffer from terminal illnesses, tragic accidents, or premature death?

 

Did they suffer because they did not have enough faith?

 

So how many faith muscles does one need to flex in order to get deliverance or healing?

 

Or is God so weak that He is helpless to save someone from such disasters?

 

Joseph Prince should apologize to Singaporean Missionary Joseph Chean, who died in a traffic accident in Turkey,

 

because according to Joseph Prince’s god, Christians should not suffer accidents!

 

God must be either so blind or so weak that he is unable to thwart the work of the devil!

 

Joseph Prince’s quote on Job 9:33 is also out of context!

 

Job’s request for a mediator is to clear him of Bildad’s accusation of his Sin, not his suffering!

 

Joseph Prince clearly operates from a weakly out-of-context theology,

 

and is misleading his followers to a feel-good Christian journey that is unrealistic and unbiblical!

 

Glenn Fong

Ex New Creation Church Member for 15 years

Attending Gospel Light Christian Church, Singapore

 

 

Lindsay Lim, an Ex New Creation Church member for 18 years, wrote:

 

Recently, I came across the Telegram Group Chat, a condolence message

 

sent by Joseph Prince and New Creation Church:

 

Lawrence Lim:

 

We are deeply saddened by the sudden departure of Mr. Joseph Chean, a man after God’s own heart, a champion in the faith, and a beloved brother-in-Christ.

 

His unwavering commitment to spreading the gospel to the nations and reaching the last, the lost, and the least was truly exemplary. His legacy will continue to inspire us.

 

Our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to his family and loved ones. 

 

May the Lord’s peace and comfort surround them during this difficult time.

 

In Christ’s love,

Pastor Joseph Prince and the New Creation Church family

 

It is rather clear that Joseph Prince and New Creation Church

 

are using the opportunity

 

to identify themselves as part of the true Body of Christ

 

when they are in fact propagating false teachings.

 

Two share the same name, Joseph.

 

While one (Joseph Chean) is genuine and obedient towards God’s Word.

 

the other (Joseph Prince) is a fake who twists God’s Words to suit his heretical teachings.

 

Lindsay Lim

Ex New Creation Church Member for 18 years

Attending Bedok Methodist Church, Singapore

 

PS: Though we do not know Joseph Chean personally,

 

Glenn Fong, Lindsay Lim and I send our sincere condolences to the family of Joseph Chean. 

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