Joseph Prince into the Occult & Witchcraft Part 2 – he went against Jesus’ teachings blatantly in Revelation Chapters 2 & 3 – By Rev George Ong (Dated 13 March 2024)

 

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There may be a Part 3 and more.

 

Besides reading the Article,

 

it is essential that you also view the YouTube video.

 

Important: Note the crucial points in the YouTube video

 

are towards the end of it.

 

There is 1 video on George Ong

 

& 2 videos on Joseph Prince.

 

Appendix 1: More Notes of the Article.

 

Appendix 2: Verbatim Notes

 

of my 8-minute Teaching Session.

 

Excerpts of the Article:

 

In my last article,

 

“Joseph Prince involved in the Occult & Witchcraft Part 1,” 

 

I have concluded that the voice that Joseph Prince heard

 

was not God’s voice but the devil’s voice.

 

This is because when he heard that voice,

 

he was under the influence of the occult

 

and it has to do with Revelation 2:4.

 

I have also proven in Part 1

 

that Joseph Prince taught against Jesus in Revelation 2:4

 

the same text that he had heard the devil speak to him about.

 

No true teacher would teach against the Lord Jesus.

 

Yet, Joseph Prince did it

 

by twisting the words of Jesus in Revelation 2:4.

 

It was not the first time that Joseph Prince

 

taught against the teachings of the Lord Jesus

 

but many times.

 

In Part 2 of this Article, Joseph Prince did it again.

 

In this Article,

 

Joseph Prince contradicted the Lord Jesus many times

 

in Jesus’ message to the seven churches in Revelation.

 

Now, let’s pause and ask a crucial question.

 

Have you ever encountered any true preacher,

 

who behaves like Joseph Prince,

 

who would so daringly and directly contradict

 

the Lord Jesus, who is God Himself

 

on so many counts,

 

even though they can be so easily exposed and disproven?

 

I am quite sure the answer would be a resounding “No”.

 

This is utterly serious.

 

But why is Joseph Prince so bravely reckless in what he does?

 

The plausible reason I can think of

 

is that Joseph Prince has been endowed

 

with the occultic powers of the devil

 

to pull this off.

 

He knows that even though

 

he may contradict Jesus so blatantly,

 

he has, through the powers of witchcraft given by Satan,

 

blinded the eyes of the millions

 

who would continue to support him,

 

even though he may be mouthing out rubbish from his mouth.

 

The message:

 

“Whoever has ears, let them hear

 

what the Spirit says

 

to the churches,”

 

was repeated 7 times by Jesus

 

in Revelation 2:7; 2:11; 2:17; 2:29; 3:6; 3:13 and 3:22 (NIV).

 

Jesus did not say,

 

“Whoever has ears,

 

let them hear

 

what the Spirit says

 

to the pastors 

 

of these churches.”

 

But Jesus says,

 

“Whoever has ears,

 

let them hear

 

what the Spirit says

 

to the churches.”

 

So, Revelation chapters 2-3

 

were written to every believer,

 

including the pastors of these churches.

 

The leaders or pastors were to deliver the messages

 

to the believers in the churches,

 

whom Jesus was ultimately addressing.

 

Perhaps, if it appears once,

 

Joseph Prince could have missed it.

 

But how could Joseph Prince

 

ever miss reading the same message

 

that was repeated seven times:

 

Whoever has ears,

 

let them hear

 

what the Spirit says

 

to the churches.”

 

in Revelation 2:7; 2:11; 2:17; 2:29; 3:6; 3:13 and 3:22?

 

So, the logical conclusion

 

is that Joseph Prince is fully aware of it,

 

but he deliberately went against what was said by Jesus.

 

Why?

 

Because Joseph Prince

 

is under a greater influence of the occult

 

that he is compelled to go against Jesus.

 

It is a compulsion that he cannot resist.

 

because he is under the control and influence of a higher power

 

– the power of Satan.

 

Even in the final chapter

 

and closing words of the book in Revelation 22:16,

 

Jesus again states who the audience of the Book of Revelation

 

(which includes Revelation chapters 2-3)

 

was written to,

 

Revelation 22:16 NASB

 

“I, Jesus,

 

have sent my angel to testify to you these things

 

for the churches…”

 

It is clear that the message of Jesus

 

was written to each of the seven churches in Revelation,

 

including the pastors.

 

And yet, Joseph Prince has the unholy dare

 

to twist Jesus’ own words

 

and said the message is only for pastors

 

as Jesus was not addressing the believers.

 

Has it dawned upon you

 

that Joseph Prince is such a daredevil

 

that he would contradict Jesus blatantly,

 

and that he would dare to distort and misrepresent

 

what Jesus was saying to His churches in Revelation?

 

Why?

 

Because Joseph Prince

 

is under the control of an occultic power

 

that directs him to do it.

 

Have ever you wonder why Joseph Prince

 

dares to posture a lie that Revelation chapters 2 & 3

 

were written to Pastors and not members

 

with such utter recklessness,

 

even though it can be so easily disproven.

 

This is because of an occultic power

 

that has controlled him ever since he was a teenager

 

that he has not shaken off or delivered from.

 

If Joseph Prince dares to twist

 

the words of Jesus, who is God Himself,

 

in such a blatant manner,

 

how can he be a Christ-centred preacher

 

and a true teacher of God’s word?

 

That he is a heretic

 

– is the only sound conclusion I can make!

 

But more than that,

 

Joseph Prince is also into the occult and witchcraft.

 

Remember, Joseph Prince

 

was under the influence of the occult

 

when he heard the voice

 

to preach against Jesus in Revelation 2:4.

 

Who would want to preach against Jesus

 

except for the devil and his cohorts.

 

But this (Rev 2:4, previous article) was not the only time

 

that Joseph Prince was used by the devil

 

to preach against Jesus.

 

In this article, I have proven that

 

Joseph Prince preached against Jesus the second time

 

and for many times.

 

And the horrifying thing is

 

these are not the only two times

 

but Joseph Prince did it for many more times

 

which I will unfold in the days to come.

 

What does this prove?

 

For Joseph Prince to preach against Jesus so many times,

 

and the fact that he still does it today,

 

only proves that Prince must be still operating

 

under the powers of the occult

 

that the devil had bestowed on him.

 

Finally, I offer another test that I have frequently used.

 

Can Joseph Prince and any of us think of any Church Father,

 

Evangelical (true) Bible teacher and commentator,

 

throughout the centuries of Christianity,

 

and any Present Evangelical (true) Pastor

 

in Singapore and the world,

 

who would be so daring to do what Joseph Prince did

 

– to contradict the words and teachings of Jesus,

 

who is God Himself, point blank

 

that could be so easily be discredited?

 

I’m sure that none of us could even think of one.

 

This proves my point

 

that Joseph Prince is not one of us

 

– belonging to Father God and the Lord Jesus.

 

Joseph Prince has sold himself to the devil

 

now possessing occultic powers to blind the millions,

 

even though many of his doctrines are theological rubbish

 

that are fit for the dumps.

 

(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.)

 

This is the second part of possibly a series of articles

 

to show that Joseph Prince, as a heretic,

 

is also into the occult and witchcraft.

 

For those who have missed the following 2 articles,

 

you must read them:

 

Joseph Prince into spiritual witchcraft as he himself has unwittingly revealed – By Rev George Ong (Dated 7 March 2024)

 

Joseph Prince involved in the Occult & Witchcraft Part 1

 

Please click on the 2 links below:

 

https://www.revgeorgeong.com/rev-george-ong-joseph-prince-into-spiritual-witchcraft-as-he-himself-has-unwittingly-revealed/

 

https://www.revgeorgeong.com/rev-george-ong-joseph-prince-involved-in-the-occult-witchcraft-part-1-another-article/

 

Please click here

 

to view the entire video.

 

In my last article,

 

“Joseph Prince involved in the Occult & Witchcraft Part 1,”

 

Joseph Prince said in a Sunday sermon;

 

Please click here to view the 50-second video:

 

“I remember when I was a teenager

 

and I was involved in the occult.

 

You know, New Age stuff and all that,

 

not knowing that many of them

 

they used Bible verses,

 

you know, that’s how they get you.

 

So, I thought that these things are okay.

 

After all it’s based on the Bible and all that

 

and I got sucked in.

 

I remember attending a Bible study in a church.

 

And I remember that the minister was actually sharing from

 

“Remember your first love how you fell.

 

Remember from where you fell.

 

Your first love.” (Rev 2:4)

 

And then all of a sudden, the Lord spoke to me.

 

I felt like on the inside

 

that what I have been reading

 

and all that isn’t right.

 

Don’t mess around with Ouija Board.

 

That is one of the things I was involved in

 

and when you try to get out,

 

it’s like gangsters you know.

 

Easy to go on in

 

but once you get out,

 

they will fight you.

 

And those powers of darkness

 

will fight me day and night

 

and I had all kinds of terrible nightmares and all that.”

 

I have concluded that the voice that Joseph Prince heard

 

was not God’s voice

 

but the devil’s voice.

 

This is because when he heard that voice,

 

he was under the influence of the occult

 

and it has to do with Revelation 2:4.

 

I have also proven in Part 1

 

that Joseph Prince taught against Jesus in Revelation 2:4

 

the same text that he had heard the devil speak to him about.

 

No true teacher would teach against the Lord Jesus.

 

Yet, Joseph Prince did it

 

by twisting the words of Jesus in Revelation 2:4.

 

Someone who dares to twist the words and teachings of Jesus

 

is tantamount to believing and preaching another Jesus

 

that is not of the Bible.

 

Someone who preaches another Jesus

 

is undeniably a heretic (2 Cor 11:4)!

 

It was not the first time

 

that Joseph Prince taught against the teachings of the Lord Jesus

 

but many times.

 

In Part 2 of this Article, Joseph Prince did it again.

 

In this Article,

 

Joseph Prince contradicted the Lord Jesus many times

 

in Jesus’ message to the seven churches in Revelation.

 

First, Joseph Prince teaches that all our sins are forgiven,

 

and there is no need for confession and repentance of sins.

 

But Jesus unambiguously warns five of the seven churches

 

to repent of their sins,

 

failing which, there would be serious repercussions.

 

How can Joseph Prince teach that all our sins are forgiven,

 

when Jesus said we, like the 5 churches,

 

have to repent of our present sins.

 

Second, Joseph Prince teaches that God would never get angry

 

with New Covenant believers

 

and that He would never judge and punish them.

 

The reverse is the truth.

 

Jesus had serious words of warning for 5 of the 7 churches,

 

Jesus warned the Church of Ephesus:

 

“If you do not repent, I will remove your lampstand.”

 

This is serious as removing your lampstand

 

means removing the church.

 

Jesus warned the Church of Pergamum:

 

“If you don’t repent,

 

I will fight you with the sword of my mouth.”

 

This is serious because Revelation 19,

 

records that when Jesus comes back,

 

He would do the same thing,

 

“I will fight my enemies with the sword of my mouth.”

 

This means that if they don’t repent,

 

Jesus would treat the Church of Pergamum

 

as enemies to be destroyed.

 

Jesus warned the Church of Thyatira:

 

“If you don’t repent,

 

I will make you suffer intensely

 

and strike your children dead.”

 

Nothing could be more fatal

 

than to come under this judgement.

 

Jesus warned the Church of Sardis:

 

“If you don’t repent. I will come like a thief.”

 

Jesus will never come like a thief to surprise believers,

 

but He will come like a thief to surprise unbelievers.

 

This means if they don’t repent,

 

Jesus would treat them as unbelievers

 

and surprise them with His coming.

 

Jesus warned the Church of Laodicea:

 

“If you don’t repent, I will vomit you out of my mouth.”

 

If Jesus vomits you out, you’re gone.

 

So, going by what Jesus said to these 5 churches,

 

this only indicates that Jesus as God Himself

 

is more than angry with them,

 

and He has already judged them

 

and further warned that He would punish them

 

if they failed to repent.

 

Third, Joseph Prince teaches that

 

God is always pleased with New Covenant believers

 

and He will never be displeased with them.

 

God can be pleased with us.

 

But He also can be displeased with us.

 

And the stern tone and language

 

that Jesus used to warn 5 of the 7 churches

 

indicate Jesus is utterly displeased with them. 

 

Fourth, Joseph Prince teaches that

 

we must only give and receive positive teachings,

 

and reject negative teachings.

 

But Jesus not only positively commended them,

 

He also negatively reprimanded them,

 

and severely, in some cases.

 

This goes to show Jesus was not only dealing with them positively,

 

by His compliments.

 

If Jesus has to be ‘negative’

 

in rebuking and disciplining them,

 

which He did,

 

He was prepared to. 

 

Now, let’s pause and ask a crucial question.

 

Have you ever encountered any true preacher,

 

who behaves like Joseph Prince,

 

who would so daringly and directly contradict

 

the Lord Jesus, who is God Himself

 

on so many counts,

 

even though they can be so easily exposed and disproven?

 

I am quite sure the answer would be a resounding “No”.

 

This is utterly serious.

 

But why is Joseph Prince

 

so bravely reckless in what he does?

 

The plausible reason I can think of

 

is that Joseph Prince has been endowed

 

with the occultic powers of the devil

 

to pull this off.

 

He knows that even though

 

he may contradict Jesus so blatantly,

 

he has, through the powers of witchcraft given by Satan,

 

blinded the eyes of the millions

 

who would continue to support him,

 

even though he may be mouthing out rubbish from his mouth.

 

Because of the massive contradictions

 

to Joseph Prince’s grace doctrine

 

posed by Jesus Himself in Revelation chapters 2-3,

 

that threaten to throw his Grace Theology into disarray, 

 

he has to find a way to explain away these passages.

 

So, he came up with an explanation

 

to account for such contradictions in his theology.

 

In his defence,

 

Joseph Prince argues that Jesus was only addressing the pastors,

 

and not believers in those churches,

 

and that’s why His speech was unusually harsh.

 

In a sermon, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here to view the 30-second video:

 

“I submit to you that all the seven stars of the seven churches

 

are the leaders that God has appointed over that church.

 

The pastors, so to speak.

 

Now, seven churches.

 

He is addressing the angel (pastor) of the church;

 

he is not addressing the people.

 

But he is not addressing everyone;

 

he is addressing the pastor of the church. 

 

For example, he says,

 

You allow that woman to teach – Jezebel – to teach

 

– so, he placed the responsibility on the pastor,

 

not on the people.”

 

In a teaching session, George Ong said;

 

Please click here

 

to view the 8-minute video:

 

(The verbatim notes are given in Appendix 2.)

 

In ‘Grace Revolution’, Joseph Prince wrote:

 

“So what is the Lord saying?

 

First you need to understand

 

that these two verses (Rev 2:5; Rev 2:14)

 

were written to pastors,

 

so they are applicable only to pastors.

 

If you are not pastoring a flock,

 

these verses are not for you.”

 

In both the video and what Joseph Prince wrote,

 

Joseph Prince postured the view

 

that Revelation chapters 2-3

 

were not written to believers

 

but only to pastors of these churches.

 

The argument is that pastors

 

are expected to be held to a higher standard of accountability,

 

and so, Christ had to be firm and tough with them.

 

Because Christ wasn’t addressing the church

 

but the pastors,

 

He could not have said

 

to be tough or displeased or angry

 

with church members but only the pastors.

 

What a flimsy and twisted argument!

 

Joseph Prince thought he had done a clean job

 

of hiding the inconsistencies and contradictions

 

that his Grace Theology has created,

 

and preventing it from being exposed.

 

His cover-up job would never be a clean one

 

because all he has done is to use the second lie

 

to cover up the first lie.

 

Using the second lie to cover up the first lie,

 

would result in the need to create the third lie

 

to cover up the second lie,

 

and the never-ending process of lying continues.

 

First, Joseph Prince in using pastors as the whipping boy

 

to cover up for his doctrinal contradictions

 

has revealed further loopholes.

 

Think with me

 

– according to his Grace Theology,

 

aren’t pastors also part of the New Covenant people?

 

Of course they are!

 

It makes no difference, even though they are pastors.

 

One can be the president of a company or a road sweeper;

 

nonetheless, they both are part of the New Covenant people,

 

and are equally entitled to all New Covenant privileges

 

that Joseph Prince has laid out.

 

Being pastors or leaders of churches

 

doesn’t mean they are any lesser

 

than the rest of the New Covenant members,

 

and they shouldn’t be discriminated against.

 

Pastors have every right, like every New Covenant member

 

to inherit all the covenant promises

 

that Joseph Prince has laid out

 

– such as God will always be pleased with them,

 

and He will never get angry with them

 

and judge and punish them.

 

But what Joseph Prince has done

 

is to discriminate against the pastors.

 

He is forced to discriminate against the pastors

 

in order to protect his Grace Theology from being exposed,

 

but in so doing, he has created a loophole.

 

By his view that Revelation chapters 2-3 were written to pastors,

 

and the fact that Joseph Prince said God had to be tough with them,

 

Joseph Prince is effectively saying these pastors

 

are not entitled to the full privileges of New Covenant believers.

 

If one were to peruse some portions

 

of what were written in Revelation chapters 2-3,

 

Jesus was more than displeased with these pastors.

 

He was harshly reprimanding and warning them

 

with severe punishments, if they don’t repent: 

 

Revelation 2:5 NIV (Ephesus)

5 “Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.”

 

Revelation 2:15-16 NIV (Pergamum)

15 “Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans. 16 Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.”

 

Revelation 2:22-23 NIV (Thyatira)

22 So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. 23 I will strike her children dead…”

 

Revelation 3:3 NIV (Sardis)

3 “Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.”

 

Revelation 3:16,19 NIV (Laodicea)

16 “So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” 19 “Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.”

 

How can Pastors,

 

who, according to Joseph Prince’s teachings

 

are also New Covenant believers,

 

be subjected to such impending harsh punishments by Jesus.

 

If Joseph Prince wishes to maintain the credibility of his theology,

 

then he ought to make a qualification to his teaching

 

in the following manner:

 

“The New Covenant blessings that God will always be pleased with us,

 

and He will never get angry, judge and punish us

 

– apply to every member of the New Covenant community

 

– except the pastors.”

 

Joseph Prince has to make this clear publicly

 

– about the exception clause of the pastors.

 

If he refuses to, then he is a blatant liar,

 

saying one thing at one time

 

that everyone qualifies for such New Covenant blessings,

 

and another at another time, in Revelation chapters 2-3,

 

that God can get angry, be terribly displeased

 

and even severely judge these pastors,

 

even though they are New Covenant believers.

 

Second, by posturing that the seven letters

 

were only directly written to the pastors of these seven churches

 

and not the members of these churches 

 

is a direct contradiction to the text.

 

Here again, Joseph Prince is engaging in half-truth.

 

He gives you the half-truth

 

that Jesus was speaking to the angels or pastors of those churches.

 

But the other half of the truth he hides from you

 

is that Jesus was speaking to these pastors 

 

on behalf of the people in each congregation.

 

The message:

 

“Whoever has ears,

 

let them hear

 

what the Spirit says

 

to the churches,”

 

was repeated 7 times by Jesus

 

in Revelation 2:7; 2:11; 2:17; 2:29; 3:6; 3:13 and 3:22 (NIV).

 

Jesus did not say,

 

“Whoever has ears,

 

let them hear what the Spirit says

 

to the pastors of these churches.”

 

But Jesus says,

 

“Whoever has ears,

 

let them hear what the Spirit says

 

to the churches.”

 

So, Revelation chapters 2-3

 

were written to every believer,

 

including the pastors of these churches.

 

The leaders or pastors were to deliver the messages

 

to the believers in the churches,

 

whom Jesus was ultimately addressing.

 

Perhaps, if it appears once,

 

Joseph Prince could have missed it.

 

But how could Joseph Prince ever miss reading the same message

 

that was repeated seven times:

 

“Whoever has ears,

 

let them hear

 

what the Spirit says

 

to the churches.”

 

in Revelation 2:7; 2:11; 2:17; 2:29; 3:6; 3:13 and 3:22?

 

So, the logical conclusion

 

is that Joseph Prince is fully aware of it,

 

but he deliberately went against what was said by Jesus.

 

Why?

 

Because Joseph Prince

 

is under a greater influence of the occult

 

that he is compelled to go against Jesus.

 

It is a compulsion that he cannot resist.

 

because he is under the control and influence of a higher power

 

– the power of Satan.

 

Even in the final chapter

 

and closing words of the book in Revelation 22:16,

 

Jesus again states who the audience of the Book of Revelation

 

(which includes Revelation chapters 2-3)

 

was written to,

 

Revelation 22:16 NASB

 

“I, Jesus, 

 

have sent my angel

 

to testify to you these things 

 

for the churches…”

 

It is clear that the message of Jesus

 

was written to each of the seven churches in Revelation,

 

including the pastors.

 

And yet, Joseph Prince has the unholy dare

 

to twist Jesus’ own words

 

and said the message is only for pastors

 

as Jesus was not addressing the believers.

 

Has it dawned upon you

 

that Joseph Prince is such a daredevil

 

that he would contradict Jesus blatantly,

 

and that he would dare to distort and misrepresent

 

what Jesus was saying to His churches in Revelation?

 

Why?

 

Because Joseph Prince

 

is under the control of an occultic power

 

that directs him to do it.

 

Have ever you wonder why Joseph Prince

 

dares to posture a lie that Revelation chapters 2 & 3

 

were written to Pastors and not members

 

with such utter recklessness,

 

even though it can be so easily disproven.

 

This is because of an occultic power

 

that has controlled him ever since he was a teenager

 

that he has not shaken off or delivered from.

 

If Joseph Prince dares to twist

 

the words of Jesus, who is God Himself,

 

in such a blatant manner,

 

how can he be a Christ-centred preacher

 

and a true teacher of God’s word? 

 

That he is a heretic 

 

– is the only sound conclusion I can make!

 

But more than that,

 

Joseph Prince is also into the occult and witchcraft.

 

Remember, Joseph Prince

 

was under the influence of the occult

 

when he heard the voice

 

to preach against Jesus in Revelation 2:4.

 

Who would want to preach against Jesus

 

except for the devil and his cohorts.

 

But this (Rev 2:4, previous article) was not the only time

 

that Joseph Prince was used by the devil

 

to preach against Jesus.

 

In this article,

 

I have proven that

 

Joseph Prince preached against Jesus the second time,

 

and for many times.

 

And the horrifying thing is

 

these are not the only two times

 

but Joseph Prince did it for many more times

 

which I will unfold in the days to come.

 

What does this prove?

 

For Joseph Prince to preach against Jesus so many times,

 

and the fact that he still does it today,

 

only proves that Prince must be still operating

 

under the powers of the occult

 

that the devil had bestowed on him.

 

Finally, I offer another test that I have frequently used.

 

Can Joseph Prince and any of us

 

think of any Church Father,

 

Evangelical (true) Bible teacher and commentator,

 

throughout the centuries of Christianity,

 

and any Present Evangelical (true) Pastor

 

in Singapore and the world,   

 

who would be so daring to do what Joseph Prince did

 

– to contradict the words and teachings of Jesus,

 

who is God Himself, point blank

 

that could be so easily be discredited?

 

I’m sure that none of us could even think of one.

 

This proves my point

 

that Joseph Prince is not one of us

 

– belonging to Father God and the Lord Jesus.

 

Joseph Prince has sold himself to the devil

 

now possessing occultic powers to blind the millions,

 

even though many of his doctrines are theological rubbish

 

that are fit for the dumps.

 

Rev George Ong

 

Appendix 1:

 

More Notes of the Article:

 

Part 1

 

The truth is the message in Revelation chapters 2-3

 

was addressed not just to pastors alone

 

but to the entire Church.

 

For example, Revelation 2:13-16 clearly shows

 

that while one or more members of the Pergamum church

 

did not deny the name of Christ and was martyred (Rev 2:13),

 

other members were involved with false doctrines,

 

and they were commanded to repent (Rev 2:14-16):

 

Revelation 2:13-16 NIV

13 “I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 14 “Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality. 15 Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans. 16 Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.”

 

If Revelation 2:13-16

 

was referring to the pastor of the church,

 

it doesn’t make any sense at all.

 

How can a pastor personify more than one person?

 

How can the pastor be one who was faithful to Christ unto death

 

and yet, represents a group of people

 

who were involved with false teachings and false teachers?

 

If the pastor is the one who had died for his faith,

 

it makes no sense

 

as the pastor has to be alive to receive the letter from Christ.

 

At the same time,

 

the pastor being one person

 

cannot logically represent a group of people

 

who were involved in heresies.

 

This is getting ridiculous.

 

Part 2

 

Some passages of Revelation 2 and 3

 

indicate that they were written to the church,

 

not just to pastors alone.

 

Rev 2:20-25 NASB (Thyatira)

20 “But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her immorality. 22 Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds. 23 And I will kill her children with pestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds. 24 But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the deep things of Satan, as they call them—I place no other burden on you. 25 Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come.”

 

John was obviously directly addressing

 

to two different groups of people in the church.

 

The first group were those who were indicted by John

 

for tolerating the false teaching of Jezebel (Rev 2:20-23).

 

But there is a second group who were not guilty of such sins,

 

and the encouragement of John to them

 

was to “hold fast until I come” (Rev 2:24-25).

 

If these letters were indeed written to pastors,

 

how could the pastor of the church of Thyatira

 

personify two entirely different groups of people

 

with two entirely different responses

 

to the false teaching of Jezebel?

 

Joseph Prince, you had better take my advice to go for an IQ check.

 

Your sense of logic has really gone berserk!

 

Part 3

 

Furthermore, every one of the seven letters finishes with the words:

 

“Let anyone who has ears to hear

 

listen to what the Spirit says

 

to the churches… (Rev 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22 CSB).

 

The word, ‘anyone’, simply means that the message to these letters

 

was meant for every Christian of every church in every generation,

 

and not just to pastors of churches alone,

 

a view that is falsely held by Joseph Prince.   

 

If Joseph Prince was right in his view,

 

John would have said,

 

“Let any pastors…”

 

No, he didn’t.

 

He said,

 

“Let anyone …” (CSB)

 

or

 

“whoever has ears”…(NIV).

 

Though the message was written

 

to the seven churches over 2,000 years ago,

 

it was not confined to them,

 

but that through them,

 

the Spirit is speaking

 

to every individual of every church in every generation.

 

Part 4

 

Joseph Prince said in the video,

 

“For example, he says,

 

‘You allow that woman to teach – Jezebel – to teach (Rev 2:20)

 

– so he placed the responsibility on the pastor,

 

not on the people.”

 

What a feel-good theology

 

that Joseph Prince is offering the people

 

– “only my pastor is responsible,

 

but I am not.”

 

Joseph Prince twisted the truth

 

from

 

‘everyone is responsible,

 

though the pastor is more responsible’

 

to

 

‘only my pastor is fully responsible,

 

but I am totally not responsible’.

 

No wonder so many carnal people

 

who love his feel-good teaching

 

are drawn to his church!

 

Joseph Prince’s grace doctrine

 

is even more important than God’s word

 

as he will go to any lengths

 

to twist God’s word

 

just so his grace theology

 

can be protected from any attack.

 

Now you can understand

 

why there are so many goats thinking they are sheep

 

that are attracted to Joseph Prince’s

 

‘I’m-not-responsible-but-my pastor-is-responsible’

 

teaching,

 

which feeds on

 

and pleases the flesh.

 

And those who love their flesh to be fed and pleased

 

are not sheep but goats. 

 

Part 5

 

Let’s consider Revelation 1:1-3:

 

Revelation 1:1-3

1 “The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.”

 

Revelation 1:3 says it so clearly that those

 

(referring to everyone in the church)

 

who hear the book of Revelation,

 

read and take to heart what is written

 

(this of course includes Revelation chapters 2-3)

 

will be blessed.

 

Joseph Prince, by propounding the view

 

that Revelation chapters 2-3

 

is not addressing the church,

 

is doing her a terrible disfavour

 

by depriving her of being blessed.

 

What is worse is that

 

Joseph Prince has committed a great sin

 

by saying that Revelation chapters 2-3

 

were not written for the church,

 

and hence, what were written there

 

weren’t applicable to them,

 

he is, in actuality,

 

keeping the church from obeying

 

what were written in Revelation chapters 2-3 (Rev 1:3):

 

Revelation 1:3 CJB

3 “Blessed are the reader and hearers of the words of this prophecy, provided they obey the things written in it! For the time is near!”

 

Revelation 1:3 CEV

3 “God will bless everyone who reads this prophecy to others, and he will bless everyone who hears and obeys it. The time is almost here.”

 

Revelation 1:3 GNT

3 “Happy is the one who reads this book, and happy are those who listen to the words of this prophetic message and obey what is written in this book! For the time is near when all these things will happen.”

 

Revelation 1:3 ISV

3 “How blessed is the one who reads aloud and those who hear the words of this prophecy and obey what is written in it, for the time is near!”

 

Revelation 1:3 NET

3 “Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy aloud, and blessed are those who hear and obey the things written in it, because the time is near!”

 

Revelation 1:3 NLV

3 “The man who reads this Book and listens to it being read and obeys what it says will be happy. For all these things will happen soon.”

 

Revelation 1:3 NLT

3 “God blesses the one who reads the words of this prophecy to the church, and he blesses all who listen to its message and obey what it says, for the time is near.”

 

Revelation 1:3 WE

3 “God will bless the person who reads the words of this book. God will bless those who hear the words of this book and obey the things written in it.”

 

Joseph Prince, by teaching that Revelation chapters 2-3

 

were not written for the church,

 

is, in actuality, keeping the church

 

from obeying what were written in Revelation chapters 2-3.

 

The seriousness of this is that

 

in several portions of Revelation chapters 2-3,

 

depending on whether believers obey or disobey,

 

can result in the determination of their final destiny

 

of whether they will land in heaven or hell.

 

Has it dawned upon you

 

that Joseph Prince’s teaching can lead you to hell?

 

If Joseph Prince teaches against Jesus’ intention

 

of who the audience of Revelation chapters 2-3 were written for,

 

how can he be a Christ-centred preacher?

 

If Joseph Prince dares to twist the words of Jesus,

 

who is God Himself,

 

in such a blatant manner,

 

how can he be a true teacher of God’s word?

 

That he is a wolf

 

– is the only sound conclusion I can make!

 

Appendix 2:

 

Verbatim Notes of my 8-minute Teaching Session:

 

Please click here

 

to view the 8-minute video:

 

“This is another example.

 

He (Joseph Prince) twists Revelation chapters 2 and 3.

 

There are 4 areas Jesus contradicted Joseph Prince’s key teachings

 

in Revelation chapters 2 and 3.

 

Joseph Prince explained that Revelation chapters 2 and 3

 

was written only to Pastors and not to members.

 

He come again with this kind of;

 

written to Pastors only, not members.

 

I will tell you why he had to come out with this funny nonsense.  

 

But the text is clearly written

 

to both Pastors and members of churches.

 

Herein lies the daringness, you see.

 

He (Joseph Prince) doesn’t care.

 

The millions are with me.

 

The world, I can speak nonsense.

 

I can say a cat is a dog, they will still follow me.

 

You see that’s his mentality.

 

He (Joseph Prince) had the world already.

 

Herein lies the daringness of Joseph Prince

 

who dares to twist the words of Jesus,

 

who is God Himself

 

in order to protect his grace doctrine

 

from being exposed.

 

There are 4 areas Jesus contradicted the teachings of

 

(Joseph Prince in Revelation chapters 2 and 3.)

 

I thank God for Revelation chapters 2 and 3

 

because it’s spoken by Jesus.

 

And many of these contradict Joseph Prince.

 

If without these, Ah, Wah,

 

I mean there are other evidence

 

but this is a strong evidence, chapters 2 and 3.

 

First, Joseph Prince teaches that all our sins are forgiven,

 

and there is no need for confession and repentance of sins.

 

But you remember,

 

Jesus asked 5 of the 7 churches to repent, repent, repent.

 

Repent from what?

 

Must be repent from sins, Mah.

 

Logic will tell you;

 

how can Joseph Prince be right,

 

when all your sins, Jesus asked repent.

 

Repent from what. Repent from sins, right.

 

So, it’s a direct hit, you see.

 

I mean if all sins (are forgiven),

 

why would Jesus ask them to repent?

 

It’s just logic.

 

Second, Joseph Prince

 

teaches that God will never get angry

 

with New Covenant believers

 

and that He will never judge or punish them.

 

Now, you know, 5 of the 7 churches,

 

Jesus had very heavy words on them.

 

Church of Ephesus,

 

if you do not repent, I will remove your lampstand.

 

Removing your lampstand means removing the church.

 

Removing the church.

 

And that’s a very serious thing.

 

Church of Pergamum,

 

if you don’t repent,

 

I will fight you with the sword of my mouth.

 

This is serious because in Revelation 20 or 19,

 

when Jesus comes back,

 

He said the same thing,

 

I will fight my enemies with the sword of my mouth.

 

Meaning to say,

 

Jesus, if they don’t repent,

 

He is treating the Church of Pergamum as enemies,

 

as unbelievers, and he will destroy them.

 

Church of Thyatira.

 

He says if you don’t repent,

 

I will make you suffer intensely

 

and strike your children dead.

 

Church of Sardis,

 

if you don’t repent. I will come like a thief.

 

Jesus will never come like a thief to surprise believers,

 

but He will come like a thief to surprise unbelievers

 

and believers, who are sitting on the edge about to tip over

 

like the Church of Sardis.

 

If you don’t repent,

 

that means I’m eventually going to treat you as unbelievers

 

and surprise you with My coming.

 

(Church of) Laodicea,

 

if you don’t repent, I will; many people say spit.

 

You check all the translations; it was a discovery for me.

 

When I went through all the translations,

 

many, in fact, I will say most of the translations

 

translate not spit but vomit.

 

Vomit is even a stronger word.

 

Jesus cannot take, vomit you out, not just spit, you know.

 

NIV says spit, but many translations say vomit.

 

Jesus will vomit you.

 

If Jesus vomit you, you’re gone, right.

 

If He can’t take it, He vomit you out His mouth,

 

how can you be saved?

 

I mean by these 5 texts alone,

 

shows that God is more than angry with them.

 

Jesus had already judged them and threatened to punish them.

 

So, he (Joseph Prince) has got a problem, right? 

 

Third, Joseph Prince teaches that God will always be

pleased with His people.

 

God will always be pleased; he never.

 

Just use a parent example.

 

Mum will always be pleased with you.

 

Mum will never get angry with you and will never punish you.

 

So, this kid, right, go and beat up another kid.

 

Wah, so badly beaten, Ah, poor thing.

 

But don’t worry, Lah, mum is always pleased with you.

 

Just illogical.

 

God is pleased with us. Yes, I know. We know.

 

But He also can be displeased with us.

 

So, the tone the language that Jesus used

 

shows that Jesus was utterly displeased.

 

Fourth, Joseph Prince teaches that we must only give

 

and receive positive teachings,

 

and reject negative teachings.

 

You know by his definition, you know Jesus, right,

 

He’s a hard talker. Paul also a hard talker.

 

They were all be false prophets, you know,

 

because they speak, inverted commas, very harsh tones.

 

It’s just nonsense.

 

But Jesus not only positively commended, ya.

 

He did commend some of the churches

 

but He also, inverted commas,

 

negatively reprimanded them, right.

 

So, he’s (Joseph Prince) got a problem.

 

So now he (Joseph Prince) come out with this reasoning.

 

Oh, Revelation chapters 2 and 3

 

is not written to the members of the church,

 

just written to the pastors, to the leaders.

 

Because you know Pastors are higher level of judgment.

 

So, Jesus is scolding them because they are Pastors,

 

expected to a higher level of judgment

 

but not to members. My goodness.

 

You know I wrote in my website.

 

I say okay. I mean all this I role play with him.

 

Okay, now, you go and write, publicly,

 

because he is now saying,

 

not every New Covenant believer

 

are entitled to New Covenant privileges.

 

Like God will always be nice with you, not be angry.

 

Then you (Joseph Prince) must state except the pastors.

 

Said it publicly, except the Pastors, who are not qualified.

 

Does he dare? He won’t dare.

 

If he won’t dare, he’s a liar.

 

On one hand,

 

he say every New Covenant qualifies New Covenant privileges,

 

God will not get angry,

 

but then the Pastors, not qualified in this.

 

Just nonsense.

 

So how, people still want to follow him.

 

But that’s why Joseph Prince

 

have to explain that Revelation chapters 2 and 3

 

is not written to members, the church,

 

but written to Pastors. Why?

 

Because the pastors he say

 

are expected to a higher level of judgement,

 

so they can take all these you see, not members.

 

But is nonsense because his teaching

 

is that every New Covenant believer are entitled.

 

Now, how come he’s making an exception,

 

discrimination against the pastors 

 

In ‘Grace Revolution’, Page 332, Joseph Prince wrote,

 

“So what is the Lord saying?

 

First you need to understand that these two verses (Rev 2:5, Rev 2:14)

 

were written to pastors,

 

so they are applicable only to pastors.

 

If you are not pastoring a flock,

 

these verses are not for you.”

 

Not for you, fantastic, okay, carry on.

 

Joseph Prince said (in the video):

 

“I submit to you that all the seven stars of the seven churches

 

are the leaders that God has appointed over that church.

 

The pastors, so to speak.

 

Now, seven churches.

 

He is addressing the angel (pastor) of the church;

 

he is not addressing the people.

 

But he is not addressing everyone;

 

he is addressing the pastor of the church.

 

For example, he says,

 

“You allow that woman to teach – Jezebel – to teach”

 

– so, he placed the responsibility on the pastor,

 

not on the people.”

 

He’s speaking half-truth.

 

It’s true, it’s written to the angels,

 

meaning to the leaders, meaning to the Pastors.

 

But the letters were written to the church through the pastors.

 

It’s both but he’s just focusing on the angels and all that. 

 

Actually, from the text, he’s also dead wrong.

 

I can prove to you. Jesus is talking to the people also.

 

You see that’s the thing. But you know, he will twist.

 

The message,

 

“Whoever has ears

 

let them hear

 

what the Spirit says

 

to the churches,”

 

was repeated 7 times by Jesus.

 

Jesus did not say,

 

“He who has an ear,

 

let him hear what the Spirit

 

says to the pastors

 

of these churches.”

 

But Jesus says,

 

“whoever ears,

 

let them hear

 

what the Spirit says

 

to the churches”

 

Ya, He says let the Spirit says to the churches,

 

means everyone.

 

How can he twist it? It’s so clear. 

 

Even in the final chapter

 

and closing words of the book in Revelation 22:16,

 

Jesus again states who the audience

 

that the Book of Revelation was written to,

 

Revelation 22:16:

 

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel

 

to testify to you these things

 

for the churches…” 

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