Article 1: Joseph Prince into cheap sales talk, threats & lie on God’s word to get people back to church – By Rev George Ong (Dated 9 March 2024)

 

Article 2: Joseph Prince’s Prosperity Gospel is a great insult to the poor & Jesus & Paul – By Rev George Ong

 

Featured YouTube Comments:

 

@user-vo3iy4ur6d

 

“Joseph Prince broke the 5th commandment

 

when he disowned the Singh’s name given to him by his parents

 

and this is a commandment

 

that comes with the promise of long life.

 

He named himself Joseph Prince

 

thinking that Joseph is the special exalted one with God

 

and added Prince some more.

 

But God never associates His name with Joseph.

 

Instead, God called Himself the God of Abraham,

 

the God of Issac, the God of Jacob,

 

and said by that name I shall be known forever.

 

This shows that Joseph Prince

 

does not have special revelation,

 

prophetic knowledge of God or foresight.

 

He shoots his own mouth and feet all the time

 

as shown by Rev George Ong videos and writings.

 

Thank you once again for your excellent job, Rev George Ong.”

 

@DvdLTW

 

“New Creation Church congregation

 

and Joseph Prince’s followers,

 

we pray that your spiritual eyes and ears are open.

 

This is the clearest admission by Joseph Prince himself

 

that he’s practicing spiritual witchcraft

 

and spiritual domination

 

over the congregation and followers.

 

Even if only your physical eyes and ears are open,

 

you can definitely tell something

 

is very wrong with Joseph Prince’s preaching.”

 

@WordsofGodThe

 

“Well done, Rev George Ong.

 

When I hear Joseph Prince keeps saying

 

“God tells me, God says to me, God spoke,

 

God shows me, God do this … and that …”

 

I just keep laughing, not just because I find it funny,

 

but because I find that he is slapping himself

 

for preaching the very same thing

 

that he is accusing others about.

 

It is such a ‘relaxing’ or relieving moment for me to know

 

that a double-talker like him

 

is not invincible in all his lies and deceptions,

 

but one day will be exposed by his own double-talks.”

 

@veralinc8117

 

“Joseph Prince’s UNGUARDED MOMENT,

 

letting the cat out of the bag, the genie out of the bottle.

 

The death knell for lies and deception.”

 

@user-vo3iy4ur6d

 

“Maybe God permits a lying spirit

 

to let the genie out of the bottle

 

like in some cases in the Old Testament.”

 

@jasonlai9127

 

“Appreciate your efforts

 

to expose the heresies of Joseph Prince, Rev George Ong. 

 

If only the governing church body in Singapore

 

will do more to stem the onslaught of such heresies.”

 

@MsJudyCheng

 

“I agree.

 

The mainstream churches should go after him

 

like the way they had gone after Army of God in the 1990s

 

and complained to the police/AGC.”

 

@user-hd7qv8dx7x

 

“2 John 10-11

 

Whoever welcomes or greets a false teacher or prophet

 

shares in his wicked works.

 

This is a serious matter.

 

National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS)

 

is accountable to God,

 

and any Pastor or believer 

 

who tolerates false doctrines and half-truths

 

and welcomes a deceiver (Joseph Prince) …”

 

@logerkenn6331

 

“Thank you again, Mr Pen,

 

we need more people like you

 

to guard the gate of the sheepfold,

 

not only with time, energy

 

but with integrity and reputation.

 

We could have easily been misled

 

until you meticulously pointed it out to us.

 

Continue your good work.

 

We pray for your well-being

 

and long life to lead by example.”

 

@12345okok

 

“We indeed pray for Rev George Ong and his wife as well.

 

We also include the family in our prayers.

 

Someone like him is hard to find.

 

Who would like to put himself up for criticisms and misunderstandings?

 

Basically, there’s not much material benefits, if any.”

 

@user-vo3iy4ur6d

 

“To my knowledge, many people are kept spellbound

 

and kept coming back to New Creation Church

 

because they really believe

 

that God frequently speaks to Joseph Prince,

 

and sort of His blue-eye boy, so to speak.

 

Some people even kept a book of all the things

 

Joseph Prince says God spoke to him,

 

making those words on the same level as the Bible.

 

They believe that he is specially chosen and specially anointed

 

and many in his congregation actually believe

 

he is the best teacher of the word in the world,

 

even though many of his so-called teachings

 

are distorted and twisted, re-interpreted

 

and literally rewrite God’s holy, unchangeable words

 

to fit his own golden-calf god

 

he constructs to his ardent followers.

 

… Actually, Joseph Prince’s teachings

 

free people to live in whatever ways they want and guilt-free,

 

and that’s why many people feel good and liberated

 

and people flock back on Sunday

 

to have their guilt set free

 

if their conscience is pricking them during weekdays.

 

That’s another reason why he draws the crowd.

 

There are many reasons and ways

 

why Joseph Prince draws the crowd.

 

He attacks a person from many dimensions and directions.

 

Different folks, different strokes.

 

And many of the ways, directions and dimensions

 

are already shown up in Rev George Ong’s videos

 

and the many associated comments.

 

Rev George Ong is certainly doing God’s job

 

in exposing this very toxic, subtle

 

and elusive wolf in sheep skin.”

 

Announcement:

 

Note there is 1 video on John MacArthur

 

and 5 videos on Joseph Prince.

 

Excerpt from the Article:

 

My Parting Shot to Joseph Prince:

 

“Hey Joe,

 

Why you only interested in Sunday Christians?

 

Wah, you even promise long life & healthy life

 

to get them back some more, ah.

 

You like god, you know.

 

Even true God won’t make such promises, one.

 

Hey, I thought Jesus mentioned disciples?

 

Oh, now I know why you not interested in disciples,

 

but only go for Sunday Christians.

 

Sunday Christians, easy for you to bluff, right?

 

Sunday Christians, easy to please, right?

 

Just give them sugar message every Sunday.

 

Just help them remove their true guilt

 

by telling them all sins forgiven are automatic,

 

including sins like gambling, adultery, etc.

 

Even when they sin, like sins of rape and murder,

 

no need to confess sin, one,

 

but confess they are super righteous.

 

Then you tell them Christ died for them,

 

not only to wash away their sins,

 

but also to make them rich with dollars and cents.

 

Which Sunday Christians

 

don’t like this kind of feel-good message?

 

Which Sunday Christians

 

won’t go for such get rich scheme?

 

But you don’t like disciples, right,

 

because disciples will give you big headache, Mah.

 

Disciples will challenge you on your false teaching,

 

like what I do.

 

One Mr Pen like me, you already can’t handle.

 

More disciples, means more Mr Pen.

 

More Mr Pen will give you big nightmares, right?

 

No wonder you don’t like the Jesus’ type of disciples.

 

One more thing before I let you go.

 

In one of your videos, you asked us to

 

“Read the Bible.

 

The Bible even say, you know…”

 

Then you say Jesus became poor to make us rich.

 

But I check and check, where got?

 

If really to make us rich with many dollars,

 

why got poor Smyrna Church, one?

 

Why got, Macedonian Church, one, worse, even poorer!

 

Eh, I think your Bible something wrong, Lah.

 

You read Bible, have riches.

 

I read same Bible, no riches.

 

Oh, now I know, Lah,

 

Nothing wrong with Bible,

 

something wrong with you.

 

You so filled with dollars and cents

 

that you read them into Bible.

 

Okay, so much for now. 

 

Looking forward to hear from you tomorrow.

 

Remember, when you preach tomorrow,

 

I’m looking at you, okay.

 

But don’t scared, Lah.

 

Look at me, okay.

 

You very super good in acting cool, one.

 

You, like a duck,

 

act super cool above water,

 

but below water,

 

you gabra & waddle like crazy.

 

But I won’t eat you up, one.

 

So don’t sacred, ah.

 

You look at me,

 

I look at you.

 

Let’s look at each other tomorrow, okay.

 

You preach rubbish and more rubbish, tomorrow,

 

I will sure come for you, one.

 

You should know me by now, what.

 

Won’t let you go, one,

 

until you stop preaching rubbish,

 

or until God tells me to stop.”

 

Article 1: Joseph Prince into cheap sales talk, threats & lie on God’s word to get people back to church – By Rev George Ong

 

(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.)

 

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In a Sunday sermon aired on YouTube,

 

3 Mar 2024, 6 days ago, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here to view the 50-second video:

 

“Let me tell you this, years ago,

 

I read in a major newspaper.

 

And it’s secular newspaper, not Christian newspaper,

 

where I read statistics

 

that show people who attend church regularly

 

are people who live the longest

 

and people who live healthy.

 

It seems like, and I wished I had cut out those statistics;

 

it remain with me all these years.

 

Now, I don’t think it’s just any church.

 

If you preach tradition,

 

if you preach Jesus is not in the centre of your sermon,

 

and you just preach without the anointing

 

and there’s no anointing of the Holy Spirit,

 

I don’t think that qualifies.

 

I think probably the person who is doing the statistics

 

went to churches that where God is moving.

 

Things are happening. Amen.

 

Are you listening people?

 

1. Joseph Prince resorted to cheap sales talk to get his people back to church.

 

Joseph Prince will go to any length

 

to entice his people

 

even with the promise of a long life and healthy life,

 

in order to get back them to New Creation Church.

 

From one perspective,

 

I don’t even have to dwell on this issue any further

 

because any right-thinking Christian

 

can smell a rat in that kind of sales talk.

 

So, any person who falls for such kind of cheap sales talk

 

that could be so easily discerned, 

 

deserves to be deceived.

 

Next, Joseph Prince, who doesn’t even know

 

the details and the presuppositions of the survey,

 

for example, which country or countries were involved,

 

or the age groups of those surveyed, etc,

 

then went on to add his own conditions or assumptions

 

that the person doing the survey

 

would have taken into account.

 

So, Joseph Prince’s assertion

 

that those who attend church regularly

 

would stand to have a long life and healthy life,

 

is not based on fact,

 

but presumption after presumption.

 

What message is Joseph Prince sending?

 

That we come to church

 

only if we could obtain some benefits

 

like long life and a life of health?

 

And if we don’t have any personal benefits,

 

we don’t come to church?

 

You can’t get anything more self-centred than that.

 

Hence, Joseph Prince’s posturing that New Creation Church

 

is a Christ-centred church is all one big bluff.

 

It is a Me-centred Church.

 

2. Joseph Prince resorted to using the devil to threaten and quoted Jesus’ words out of context to get people back to church.

 

In a Sunday sermon aired on YouTube,

 

3 Mar 2024, 6 days ago, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here to view the 50-second video:

 

“So here, there are many lamps in the Upper Room.

 

And remember there was a boy, young man called Eutychus.

 

His name Eutychus, he was sitting at the window.

 

These are people who watch online.

 

There I go again.

 

I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. 

 

No, no, I had to put that in. No, no, no.

 

If you can’t come, I understand, okay.

 

But the devil says,

 

“Don’t come, don’t come,”

 

alright.

 

But you know, if you are able bodied, what did I say?

 

Go out there. Amen.

 

Jesus always says what?

 

“Arise and stay at home.”

 

No, Jesus says,

 

“Arise and walk. Go to church.”

 

Let the older people and those

 

who are physically incapacitated stay at home.

 

You are young.”

 

Joseph Prince resorted to using the devil

 

to scare his people to come to church,

 

when he said:

 

But the devil says,

 

“Don’t come, don’t come,”

 

In other words, what Joseph Prince is saying is that

 

if you don’t come to church,

 

you are listening to the voice of the devil.

 

That’s not the only thing he did.

 

Joseph Prince also abused the name of Jesus,

 

when he quoted the words of Jesus out of context,

 

in order to corner his people back to church.

 

When Joseph Prince quoted the words of Jesus: 

 

“Jesus always says what?

 

“Arise and stay at home.”

 

No, Jesus says,

 

“Arise and walk. Go to church,”

 

all of us know it is in the context of healing.

 

But Joseph Prince twisted it

 

to a different context of “Going to Church.”

 

This guy is really desperate

 

of wanting his people to come back to church

 

that he would even abuse the name of Jesus

 

by quoting Him out of context.

 

3. Joseph Prince resorted to exaggeration and out-of-context exegesis to get people back to church.

 

In a Sunday sermon aired on YouTube,

 

3 Mar 2024, 6 days ago, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here to view the 20-second video:

 

“Every time you come together as a church,

 

remember, you are in a place where God is moving,

 

and the curses of the world,

 

and the sickness of the world,

 

and the wear and tear of the world,

 

and the stress of the world

 

cannot come in

 

when God’s people are gathered,

 

where 2 or 3 are gathered together in my name,

 

there I am.

 

It is a place of gathering which is the church.”

   

Joseph Prince is so anxious

 

to get his people back to New Creation Church

 

that he even resorted to exaggeration

 

and out-of-context exegesis.

 

First, Joseph Prince is effectively saying

 

that once you come to church,

 

you will automatically be free

 

from stress and sickness, etc.

 

This is not only an exaggeration

 

but a lie.

 

This is because there are many believers who are sick

 

but they aren’t healed,

 

even though they come to church every Sunday;

 

and years later went to heaven to be with God in glory.  

 

Second, Joseph Prince said:

 

“when God’s people are gathered,

 

where 2 or 3 are gathered together in my name,

 

there I am.”

 

The words that Joseph Prince has quoted

 

is taken from Matthew 18:20.

 

If you study the bigger context of Matthew 18:20,

 

this has got nothing to do

 

with coming together in church to worship God,

 

but in the context of church discipline.

 

The context is not about getting people

 

to come back to attend church services,

 

as Joseph Prince has wrongly interpreted.

 

The context of Matthew 18:20 in Matthew 18:15-20

 

is about church discipline:

 

Matthew 18:15-20 NIV

15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector. 18 “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

 

What are the two or three in this context?

 

Two or three what?

 

Two or three witnesses in the discipline.

 

Matthew 18:20 has nothing to do

 

with church attending,

 

but it has to do with a discipline situation:

 

“For where two or three gather in my name”

 

– which means when this process of discipline is in motion,

 

“there am I with them.”

 

4. Joseph Prince lied on the word of God to get people back to church.

 

In a Sunday sermon aired on YouTube,

 

3 Mar 2024, 6 days ago, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here to view the 1-minute video:

 

“But where did you get the fresh oil?

 

Fresh oil is fresh

 

because you just got it from

 

on the Lord’s day in the church.

 

You are going out here with fresh oil.

 

And not only that,

 

every time you come to church

 

like what I said just now,

 

you’ll be healthier and you will live long.

 

Because this Psalm ends with those

 

who are planted in the house of the Lord,

 

planted,

 

shall flourish in the courts of our God.

 

Court is outside.

 

You want to prosper outside.

 

You want to flourish outside,

 

be planted in the house.

 

The secret of success outside is actually inside.

 

Be planted,

 

not just as you go along.

 

I come as and when I come, Lah.

 

If I don’t feel like it, I don’t feel like it.

 

Today rain Lah, so I didn’t come.

 

The plant is planted whether it’s rain or sunshine.

 

It’s planted.

 

Those who are planted

 

shall flourish in the courts of our God.”

 

Joseph Prince said:

 

“But where did you get the fresh oil?

 

Fresh oil is fresh

 

because you just got it from

 

on the Lord’s day in the church.”

 

Joseph Prince is effectively saying

 

that fresh oil is obtained in the church

 

just because you come to church on Sunday.

 

But Psalm 92:10 says fresh or fine oils

 

are obtained from God Himself:

 

Psalm 92:10 NIV

10 You have exalted my horn like that of a wild ox;
fine oils have been poured on me.

 

Joseph Prince said:

 

“And not only that,

 

every time you come to church

 

like what I said just now,

 

you’ll be healthier and you will live long.”

 

What begins as just mere findings from a survey,

 

which is not even corroborated by other similar surveys, 

 

Joseph Prince now turned it into a fact

 

and an unqualified promise

 

– that those who come to church

 

will be healthier and live long.

 

Can you see how dishonest and deceptive this guy is?

 

Joseph Prince said:

 

“Because this Psalm ends with those

 

who are planted in the house of the Lord,

 

planted,

 

shall flourish in the courts of our God.

 

… Be planted,

 

not just as you go along.

 

I come as and when I come, Lah.

 

If I don’t feel like it, I don’t feel like it.

 

Today rain Lah, so I didn’t come.

 

It’s planted whether it’s rain or sunshine.

 

It’s planted.

 

Those who are planted

 

shall flourish in the courts of our God.”

 

Joseph Prince then went on to say

 

that those who flourish

 

are those who are planted.

 

And what he means by planted

 

are those who come to church regularly and faithfully,

 

whether rain or shine.

 

In other words, Joseph Prince is saying

 

those who come to church faithfully

 

will flourish.

 

But Joseph Prince has lied on the word of God

 

because this is not what Psalm 92:12-13 says:

 

Psalm 92:12-13 NIV

12 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will

grow like a cedar of Lebanon; 13 planted in the house of the Lord,

 

Psalm 92:12-13 clearly says

 

that the righteous,

 

not those who come to church,

 

will flourish and be planted.

 

Who are the righteous?

 

In the context of the Old Testament,

 

the righteous are those who do what is right,

 

obey God and His laws, faithful to Him,

 

and those who flow with His plans and purposes.

 

A New Testament equivalent of the righteous in Psalm 92:12

 

would be the disciples of Jesus,

 

who would deny themselves, take up the cross and follow Him.

 

Not all church goers are the righteous.

 

And if church goers go to church

 

merely because they want to live long and be healthier,

 

they are definitely not the righteous.

 

Joseph Prince had lied on God’s words,

 

promising something in Psalm 92:12 to church goers,

 

that is not even mentioned in the text.

 

In summary, Joseph Prince is only interested

 

to get Sunday Christians just to fill up the pews

 

so that having a bigger crowd to preach to, 

 

his ego would be boosted

 

Making disciples, which Jesus commanded the church to be involved in

 

is furthest from his mind.

 

What mainly preoccupies his mind

 

is to increase the church attendance

 

– that he would resort to cheap sales talk,

 

threats, and even prepared to lie on God’s word

 

in order to achieve his overriding goal.  

 

There is nothing wrong

 

to encourage people to come back to church.

 

However, the way Joseph Prince did it 

 

is not only to be avoided

 

but it is also to be strongly spoken against.

 

 

Article 2: Joseph Prince’s Prosperity Gospel is a great insult to the poor & Jesus & Paul – By Rev George Ong

 

In a sermon, John Macarthur said;

 

Please click here to view the 1-minute video:

 

“Prosperity Gospel has no interest in the biblical Gospel.

 

It only offers financial prosperity,

 

physical well-being to desperate, desperate people.

 

It offers carnal comforts, earthly riches,

 

worldly success to millions of people,

 

who literally give up the little that they have to buy it.

 

It is the worst. It is the ugliest

 

to prey on the sick and to prey on the poor

 

and become wealthy by lying to them.

 

Is there anything more wretched than that?

 

And then attributing it to the Holy Spirit

 

and associating it with the name of Jesus.

 

The peddlers of this perversion

 

stand guilty of selling a false gospel.”   

 

John MacArthur said that the Prosperity Gospel,

 

which Joseph Prince is involved in,

 

is a false gospel.

 

And a false gospel does not and cannot save.

 

In a Sunday sermon aired on YouTube,

 

3 Mar 2024, 6 days ago, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here to view the 50-second video:

 

“Read the Bible.

 

The Bible even say, you know,

 

the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ that though He was rich;

 

can you imagine how rich Jesus is?

 

You mean as rich as Elon Musk, richer.

 

He’s the one that put the diamonds,

 

sapphires all that in place.

 

Jesus Christ that though He was rich,

 

yet for your sakes, He became poor.

 

He’s talking about really poverty.

 

It’s not spiritual here.

 

The context there is that,

 

it’s talking about material,

 

material things, material supply.    

 

That you through His poverty

 

might become rich.

 

He became poor

 

that you might be rich.

 

Does God want you poor?

 

No, I just quoted the verse just now, right.

 

Jesus became poor

 

that you might be rich.”

 

Joseph Prince said:

 

“Does God want you poor?

 

No, I just quoted the verse just now, right.

 

Jesus became poor

 

that you might be rich.”

 

By Joseph Prince’s statement,

 

he is clearly implying

 

that there is something wrong

 

if believers are poor.

 

This is a great insult

 

to all the poor believers in the world.

 

Isn’t Joseph Prince aware

 

that there are multitudes of poor believers,

 

especially in the third world?

 

And even in the first world,

 

there are poor believers, too.

 

So, Joseph Prince owes all these poor believers

 

around the world, especially in the third world

 

an apology

 

for insulting them, as he has strongly implied

 

that there is something wrong with being poor.

 

There are many arguments that I can marshal

 

against Joseph Prince’s Prosperity Gospel doctrine.

 

But let me surface just 2,

 

and these 2 will be more than enough

 

to demolish Joseph Prince’s Prosperity Gospel doctrine

 

and expose it as a scam.

 

1. The Poor New Covenant Church of Smyrna, Yet Jesus Praised them.

 

Jesus declared that the church of Smyrna

 

is materially poor but spiritually rich:

 

“I know your afflictions and your poverty 

 

– yet you are rich!” (Rev 2:9 NIV).

 

Jesus did not rebuke them for their lack of faith,

 

as Joseph Prince may do to Christians

 

who aren’t rich or prosperous.

 

The church of Smyrna was facing financial hardship,

 

perhaps because of the persecution they had been enduring.

 

Although they were suffering from poverty,

 

Jesus encouraged them that they were spiritually rich,

 

being destined to inherit the victor’s crown (Rev 2:10).

 

Joseph Prince needs to tell us that

 

if every New Covenant church is supposed to be rich,

 

why is the church of Smyrna (Rev 2:8-11)

 

in a state of poverty?

 

And did Jesus reprimand the church of Smyrna

 

for being poor?

 

Did Jesus rebuke them for not praying with enough faith;

 

to pray themselves out of the curse of poverty?

 

Joseph Prince would have done that,

 

but never once did Jesus reprimand them for their poverty.

 

Conversely, Jesus affirmed the church of Smyrna:

 

“I know your afflictions and your poverty 

 

– yet you are rich!” (Rev 2:9a NIV).

 

Jesus was well aware

 

that they were living in a state of poverty,

 

yet, Jesus never told them

 

they had to get out of their poverty

 

because they were cursed.

 

Jesus was not as concerned

 

whether they were materially rich or poor,

 

but He is utterly concerned

 

whether they were spiritually rich.

 

But Jesus didn’t even rebuke the church of Smyrna

 

for finding themselves in a state of poverty,

 

but He praised them for being spiritually rich.

 

Why? 

 

Because the Prosperity Gospel doctrine of Joseph Prince

 

was never in the mind of Jesus.

 

Can you now see that Joseph Prince

 

is not preaching the real Jesus;

 

he is preaching his own version of Jesus

 

– the counterfeit Jesus!

 

2. The Extremely Poor New Covenant Churches in Macedonia, Yet Paul Praised them.

 

Paul alluded to the excellent example of the generosity

 

of the extremely poor Macedonian churches

 

to spur the Corinthians

 

to give to the poorer Jerusalem believers:

 

2 Corinthians 8:1-5 NIV

1 “And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. 2 In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. 3 For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, 4 they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people. 5 And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us.

 

If Christ has come

 

to make every New Covenant believer materially rich,

 

as Joseph Prince preaches,

 

why was there a need for Paul

 

to collect an offering from the Corinthians

 

to the poor Jerusalem Christians?

 

Why were there also poor Christians

 

such as the Macedonian church in the first place?

 

But did Paul ever rebuke the Macedonian churches

 

for their poverty?

 

No.

 

Did Paul assure them that their poverty is only temporary,

 

and soon, they would become rich

 

because Jesus became poor so that they would be rich?

 

No.

 

Paul was indeed moved

 

because these extremely poor Macedonian Christians 

 

gave beyond what they were able.

 

He used the Macedonian church

 

as a model for the Corinthian church to follow

 

as Paul was motivating them

 

to give to the poor Jerusalem believers (1 Cor 16:1-3).

 

But at no time did Paul promise the Macedonian churches

 

that they, being extremely poor, 

 

would suddenly become materially rich,

 

just because they had given to the Jerusalem church.

 

Joseph Prince needs to note

 

that the churches in Macedonia,

 

being New Covenant churches, 

 

were not just poor 

 

but extremely poor (2 Cor 8:2).

 

And the way Paul dealt

 

with the extremely poor Macedonian church

 

is so different from the way

 

Joseph Prince would have dealt with them.

 

Why?

 

Because the Prosperity Gospel doctrine of Joseph Prince

 

was never in the mind of Paul.

 

Hence, Joseph Prince had lied big time

 

when he kept saying that Paul was his mentor,

 

and that he had learned his grace doctrine from Paul.

 

In summary,

 

Joseph Prince’s Prosperity Gospel doctrine

 

that Jesus came to make every New Covenant believer rich

 

and that believers ought not to be poor,

 

because there is something wrong with being poor,

 

is a great insult to all poor believers

 

and a scam that must be continually exposed.

 

Whether we are rich or poor,

 

we are all God’s children

 

that Jesus came to die and redeemed us from our sins.

 

Poor believers mustn’t envy the rich and the very rich,

 

while the very rich, such as Joseph Prince,

 

should never cast scorn on the poor by insulting them

 

as though that there is something wrong with being poor.

 

My Parting Shot to Joseph Prince:

 

“Hey Joe,

 

Why you only interested in Sunday Christians?

 

Wah, you even promise long life & healthy life

 

to get them back some more, ah.

 

You like god, you know.

 

Even true God won’t make such promises, one.

 

Hey, I thought Jesus mentioned disciples?

 

Oh, now I know why you not interested in disciples,

 

but only go for Sunday Christians.

 

Sunday Christians, easy for you to bluff, right?

 

Sunday Christians, easy to please, right?

 

Just give them sugar message every Sunday.

 

Just help them remove their true guilt

 

by telling them all sins forgiven are automatic,

 

including sins like gambling, adultery, etc.

 

Even when they sin, like sins of rape and murder,

 

no need to confess sin, one,

 

but confess they are super righteous.

 

Then you tell them Christ died for them,

 

not only to wash away their sins,

 

but also to make them rich with dollars and cents.

 

Which Sunday Christians

 

don’t like this kind of feel-good message?

 

Which Sunday Christians

 

won’t go for such get rich scheme?

 

But you don’t like disciples, right,

 

because disciples will give you big headache, Mah.

 

Disciples will challenge you on your false teaching,

 

like what I do.

 

One Mr Pen like me, you already can’t handle.

 

More disciples, means more Mr Pen.

 

More Mr Pen will give you big nightmares, right?

 

No wonder you don’t like the Jesus’ type of disciples.

 

One more thing before I let you go.

 

In one of your videos, you asked us to

 

“Read the Bible.

 

The Bible even say, you know…”

 

Then you say Jesus became poor to make us rich.

 

But I check and check, where got?

 

If really to make us rich with many dollars,

 

why got poor Smyrna Church, one?

 

Why got, Macedonian Church, one, worse, even poorer!

 

Eh, I think your Bible something wrong, Lah.

 

You read Bible, have riches.

 

I read same Bible, no riches.

 

Oh, now I know, Lah,

 

Nothing wrong with Bible,

 

something wrong with you.

 

You so filled with dollars and cents

 

that you read them into Bible.

 

Okay, so much for now. 

 

Looking forward to hear from you tomorrow.

 

Remember, when you preach tomorrow,

 

I’m looking at you, okay.

 

But don’t scared, Lah.

 

Look at me, okay.

 

You very super good in acting cool, one.

 

You, like a duck,

 

act super cool above water,

 

but below water,

 

you gabra & waddle like crazy.

 

But I won’t eat you up, one.

 

So don’t sacred, ah.

 

You look at me,

 

I look at you.

 

Let’s look at each other tomorrow, okay.

 

You preach rubbish and more rubbish, tomorrow,

 

I will sure come for you, one.

 

You should know me by now, what.

 

Won’t let you go, one,

 

until you stop preaching rubbish,

 

or until God tells me to stop.”

 

Rev George Ong 

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