How Joseph Prince Responded Publicly to Brian Houston’s Resignation from Hillsong Church – By Rev George Ong (Dated 6 Apr 2022)
(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.)
At Joseph Prince’s last Sunday sermon on 3 April 2022, not a word was mentioned about the resignation of Brian Houston from Hillsong Church on 23 March 2022.
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The least Joseph Prince could have done is to mobilise his congregation to pray for Brian Houston during this difficult period of his life, as after all, Brian is his buddy, and one whom New Creation Church is known to.
When I first heard of Brian Houston’s resignation, I prayed for Brian that he would truly repent and be reinstated to ministry after a period of restoration by the body of Christ (if he is willing to).
When a man is doing well and successful, Joseph Prince will claim to be his friend. Prince will even give 200,000 dollars to Brian’s Hillsong Church (for whatever unspoken reason or real motivation that Joseph Prince is giving that big amount of money to Hillsong Church even though the church is super-wealthy).
But when a man such as Brian Houston is down, Prince would have nothing to do with him, publicly. Would Prince give another big amount of money to Hillsong Church again? I really doubt so.
Prince now wants to have nothing to do with Brian Houston on the public level. He didn’t even ask his congregation to pray for Brian to tie through this difficult period. So much for Brian Houston being Joseph Prince’s buddy.
It is the same with the Founder of Hyflux. When Hyflux was doing superbly well, Prince was the first to claim credit when he wrote in his book, ‘The Power of Right Believing’ that the reason for Hyflux’s success was that the Founder of Hyflux had embraced and practised his grace doctrine.
But when she is down and out, Joseph Prince will have nothing to do with her on the public level. Prince’s deafening silence about the Hyflux fiasco is indeed soberly telling. Prince didn’t even ask New Creation Church to pray for her and Hyflux, even though the Founder of Hyflux is another of Prince’s close buddies and a member of the church.
Friends, this is the kind of grace preacher in Joseph Prince that you are dealing with – the first to rush forward to claim credit at the earliest opportunity for someone’s success, but, deplorably, also the first to jump ship when the one closest to him is down and out.
Rev George Ong